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Both female leads can see ghosts and male leads are supernatural beings who cross path with the female leads.
Recommended by SyN
Both shows have ghosts/supernatural beings that deal with their pasts. Both are also two of the best dramas of the past couple of years.
Recommended by disthymia
Both are about higher beings. The female lead in Goblin is "the Goblin's Bride" as I recall it..

Honestly I'm still in the process of finishing this drama (episode 12) but I realized the similarities as soon as the first episode started. The visual editing is very similar... male lead is a higher being, 2nd male lead is also a higher being And both are similar in that their life's story is super sad and unfotunate. female leads are both 'cursed' I would put it..

The Bride of Habaek is lacking compared to Goblin. But in my opinion,The Bride of Habaek is still a good one on it's own. I guess everyone had high expectations after Goblin. I for one was excited to see the cast in The Bride of Habaek, and it's mainly my reason for even watching it. Personally I don't hate the plot, in fact I like how it's a bit lighter than Goblin (Goblin will absolutely make you cry a river lol so get the tissue box out)
Recommended by frvncxss
Both protagonists are immortal beings who are paying their faults for the deaths they caused in the past, only that in Hdl the girl is the immortal and the boy is the human. Both dramas have ghosts moving to the other world. The vibrations are very similar ... comedy, fantasy, and the same themes, but with a change of gender in favor of the female rol!
Recommended by Kar
Similarly hollow feeling to the stories. Both are captivating and easy to watch with very nice cinematography. Romance isn't super prominent, and both carry a supernatural theme, with Goblin leaning more on the high-fantasy historical side and YWCFTS more modern and not as "epic".
While Goblin's conflict stays more on the supernatural side of things, YWCFTS' conflict is a murderer. Has a more "earthly" feel than Goblin, but similar overall.
Recommended by kori
They have a very similar feel to them (e.g. dreamy, fantasy aesthetic). Main leads are connected by some kind of "fate", and they are capable of changing the future a little. If you liked Goblin, you might like While You Were Sleeping. Also, both dramas can be a bit slow (Goblin is slower in my opinion.)
Recommended by Shou
This is a short Web Drama starring Kim Junmyeon from EXO. It has much comedy aspects. It involves grim reapers and loving the living which might be something viewers of Goblin might enjoy. Quite funny, very heart breaking. 100% Enjoyable.
Recommended by insoles
of their mythology! Both dramas have incorporated the heavenly (and hell) beings to their story. Though they don't exact;y have the same conflict going on, both dramas have a matter-of-life-and-death conflict to deal with.

And though I like Goblin, Arang is still the number one on my list when it comes to a resolution for a love that transcends death.
Recommended by jellybine
Same actors, and the same theme from the last "death god's love'.
the difference is only in the roles (she's still an actress, but he's a lawyer, instead of being a police officer)
Recommended by DraganaJovanovic
Both tackle deep Life/Death questions.

This is the korean remake version of the original Loss:Time:Life japanese drama.
Recommended by JulySnow2
Black *sounds* like a story similar to the Grim Reaper's romance in Goblin. Both are Fantasy Romance. Immortal falling for human love stories. One forgets the other...

**Edit - Black is totally different to Goblin, but the Fantasy, Romance genre remains. Both are also about supernatural entities on Earth and interacting with humans.
Recommended by SSKF
The main lead is thousand years old and the girl is young and naive.
Nonhumans live among people.
Same comedy feel, funny bromances.
Recommended by Tati
Themes of the supernatural, other worldly love, ghost and spirits and friendships/ loyalty. Similar tropes and themes.
Recommended by Silver_Sylphy
I think that the delicacy and pace with which the main character's relationship develops is similar, so if that's what you've been captivated by in one of these titles, the second one can also appeal to you.
It is worth mentioning that both are well-directed - with particular emphasis on details - which I think is a very strong side of these dramas.
In addition, both affect the problem of coping with the loss of a loved one.
Recommended by Patry-chan
Both dramas are about love that is not controlled by humans but instead by something greater than them. Both my all time faves! great osts, great acting! No love triangles (so done with them really).
Recommended by julifacetoface