Advertisement

‘Goblin,’ ‘Saimdang’ to touch Pinoy hearts anew on HBO GO

Starting May 20, viewers can satiate their Korean drama cravings by watching again two of the most popular K-Drama series that touched our hearts—Goblin, one of the highest-rated Korean dramas on cable television, and Saimdang, a love story set across time—on HBO Go.

‘Goblin,’ ‘Saimdang’ to touch Pinoy hearts anew on HBO GO
'Goblin' is a romantic fantasy series starring Gong Yoo in the title role with Kim Go-eun.
Goblin, an epic story that spans centuries, boasts a star-studded cast including beloved actor Gong Yoo (Train To Busan), Lee Dong Wook (Hotel King), Yoo In Na, and Kim Go Eun (The King: Eternal Monarch). 

Written by Kim Eun Sook (Mr. Sunshine) and directed by Lee Eung Bok (Mr. Sunshine), the masterminds behind the highly acclaimed Descendants of the Sun, relive the 16-episode Korean thrilling romantic drama that is set in a fantasy world of present day. 

Another love story, but one set in both the 16th-century Joseon era and present day, is Saimdang, a 30-episode series of fact and fiction about the life of historical Korean figure, Shin Saimdang. Lee Young-Ae (Dae Jang Geum) returned to the small screen return after 14 years since Jewel in the Palace, considered as one of the most popular and beloved K-dramas in the Philippines. 

In the series, she plays both female lead roles–present day Seo Jiyun, a part-time university lecturer, and the celebrated 16th-century Korean painter and calligraphist herself, Shin Saimdang. Spanning various time periods, the story revolves around the contemporary character discovering her 16th-century character’s diary and the secrets behind a mysterious portrait drawn by Lee Gyeom, played by Song Seung-Hoon (East of Eden).

Topics: Korean drama , Goblin , Saimdang , HBO Go , Gong Yoo , Lee Dong Wook
COMMENT DISCLAIMER: Reader comments posted on this Web site are not in any way endorsed by Manila Standard. Comments are views by manilastandard.net readers who exercise their right to free expression and they do not necessarily represent or reflect the position or viewpoint of manilastandard.net. While reserving this publication’s right to delete comments that are deemed offensive, indecent or inconsistent with Manila Standard editorial standards, Manila Standard may not be held liable for any false information posted by readers in this comments section.
AdvertisementKPPI
Advertisement