Episode 3 of Goedam is one of the more indifferent and forgettable episodes of the anthology. This one revolves around a virtual ghost. Specifically, one that haunts Sae-Rom’s Vlog for Virtual Housework.
Sae-Rom starts the episode off as the live chat explodes with comments. However, as she talks one of her plushies falls on the floor. Convincing her fans that she didn’t stage this, she returns to the screen excitedly talking again.
Midway through her chat, Sae-Rom thanks her fans for reaching 30,0000 balloons. After asking the viewers about blankets, things soon take a turn for the eerie when a book falls off the shelf.
Visibly scared, her fans contemplate whether this is a fake or not as Sae-Rom ends the broadcast. She tells them all she’s off to Se-Rin’s place to finish broadcasting… until she reveals it’s all one big hoax.
Unbeknownst to her though, the camera is still recording despite the chat-room freezing. Grabbing her phone, she starts taking selfies but with the filters, they suddenly start filling the screen and appear to hint at numerous people around her.
Frozen to her seat, Sae-Rom suddenly starts bashing her face continuously against the keyboard. As she passes out on the ground, another version of Sae-Rom – a doppelganger perhaps? – suddenly comes onto view and introduces herself as Sae-Rom, which is where the episode ends.
The Episode Review
Goedam returns with a pretty formulaic ghost story but there’s little explanation surrounding what’s happening. Why did Sae-Rom stage the whole ghost encounter thing? It seems a bit of a random element to throw into a virtual housework blog.
The entire idea of a filter being picked up by a ghost is a good one but the execution is lacking. One face I could understand but the decision to add numerous faces that grow larger over time is a strange one. However, the episode does manage to maintain some good tension early on.
Despite that though, this is definitely not an episode to be remembered.