I’m pleasantly surprised; Episode 1 and 2 of Goblin were really enjoyable for me. I have to admit, it took me a couple of days to choke down Episode 1. Although I found the backstory interesting and appreciated that this drama is not afraid to be whimsical, some of the cinematic scenes paired with elaborate plot felt a bit pretentious. However, my sentiments did shift as the first episode evened out somewhere around the middle. The second half of the episode brought on my profound curiosity for the future story and character development.