South Korean fantasy-drama Guardian: The Lonely and Great God or popularly known as Goblin is finally coming to the Philippine shores.
For many months now, fans have been clamoring for it to be available for more Filipinos. Tagged as one of 2016’s best dramas, Goblin is a combination of good drama with superb technical details and equally amazing story line.
Kim Shin played by Gong Yoo is an immortal goblin and a protector of souls who needs to find his bride to help him return to ashes. The goblin met the Grim Reaper played by Lee Dong-wook whose task is to take the souls of dead people. One day, the two met Ji Eun-tak played by Kim Go-eun who is known to many as the “Goblin’s bride.” She has the ability to see ghosts, and all her life, she was made to believe that she is destined to meet the goblin.
The drama was written by Kim Eun-sook, who also wrote the popular series Descendants of the Sun (2016), Secret Garden (2010), and The Heirs (2013). Eun-sook won the Grand Prize in the 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards for it while Gong-yoo won as the Best actor for his role as Kim Shin/Goblin.
Now, the talked-about series is coming to you via Viu! The video-on-demand app is about to put Goblin in its library together with hundreds of other popular K-dramas throughout the years.
Just a quick look back: Viu is the first service in the Philippines to offer fast, legal, free streaming and downloading of Korean variety shows, dramas and music programs with English subtitles. Its 10,000 content hours are provided by top Korean broadcasters KBS, SBS, MBC and CJ E&M. English subtitles are available as early as eight hours after the initial telecast and it also allows user to download videos for offline viewing.
As it reaches 1.5 million active users in the country, Viu is offering more services for its subscribers. Viu is now introducing its much-awaited premium service. The free service for registered users will always be available but they can also opt-in for this new offering for value-added features.
Just like the free service, the premium will also allow viewers to access their favorites and history. Syncing various devices are still in the feature. Yet, in this new offering, users can purchase upgrade to their viewing experience.
In premium pay, Viu app users can now catch their favorite shows and dramas without ads. Plus, the screen resolution is now available in 720p and 1080p. The biggest difference is the number of allowable downloads one can do in this new offering: from 1 video download per day, users can now download 5 videos for 1-day premium pay (Php10/day), 10 videos for weekly premium pay (Php30/weekly), and unlimited video downloads for long-term premium pay which can be bought for Php99/month, Php199/3 months, Php399/6 months and Php699/year. A good, legal, way to enjoy awesome dramas like Goblin without the hassle of slow internet connection in the country.
VIU Premium will be available to everyone soon! Stay updated by following Inquirer on various social media platforms and chat apps!
By: Clarisse Inao