Are You Human? (2018) — An Overview

Are You Human? / Are You Human Too [너도 인간이니] (KBS2, 2018) Written by Jo Jung-joo, Directed by Cha Young-hoon June 4 ~ August 7 2018 [Mon~Tues] 36 episodes Separated by force from Nam Shin, her only son, inventor Oh Ro-ra creates an AI robot version of him that ‘grows up’ and functions just like […]
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Are You Human? /
Are You Human Too
[너도 인간이니]
(KBS2, 2018)

Written by Jo Jung-joo, Directed by Cha Young-hoon

June 4 ~ August 7 2018 [Mon~Tues]
36 episodes

Separated by force from Nam Shin, her only son, inventor Oh Ro-ra creates an AI robot version of him that ‘grows up’ and functions just like a real human. When she discovers that the human Nam Shin was involved in an accident within meters from where she was and became comatose, a devastated Ro-ra vows to nurse her human son back to health. In his place, her ‘robot’ son, Nam Shin III, would function as the real person in his position at his grandfather’s company. Many were surprised by the ‘new’ Nam Shin’s 180 degree change in attitude — none more so than his bodyguard, Kang So-bong, who was once mistreated by him. As both grow closer and fonder of each other, they both learn what it means for someone to truly be human.  — by Mich KDL

 

CAST

 

Are You Human? (2018, episode 11)
Note that this is not the full cast credits for this show — only those mentioned on KDL!

 


Nam Shin/Nam Shin III (Seo Kang-jun)

Heir of PK Group/Robot version of Nam Shin
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Ji Young-hoon (Lee Joon-hyuk)
Nam Shin’s assistant
Seo Jong-gil (Yu Oh-seong)
director of PK Group
Nam Gun-ho (Park Young-gyu)
Nam Shin’s grandfather
Kang Jae-sik (Kim Won-hae)
So-bong’s father
Secretary Park (Jo Jae-ryong)
Director Seo’s secretary

Kang So-bong (Gong Seung-yeon)

bodyguard of Nam Shin
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Seo Ye-na
Director Seo’s daughter
Oh Ro-ra (Kim Sung-ryeong)
Mother of Nam Shin/Inventor of Nam Shin III
David (Choi Duk-moon)
Nam Shin’s co-inventor
Reporter Jo (Kim Hyun-suk)
So-bong’s friend
Choi Sang-guk (Choi Byung-mo)
Director Seo’s agent

 

FILMING LOCATIONS

 

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The drama’s narrative starts off in the Czech city of Karlovy Vary, Nam Shin III’s place of invention, with scenes of majestic stone castles and old-world European towns with cobbled streets. As Nam Shin III returns to Korea as a stand-in for his comatose human namesake, we step back into the bustle of the present, and into Incheon’s Songdo IBD district — where the PK Group headquarters stand tall. Many other scenes in the show take place in the area, like NC Cube Canal Walk and the rooftop/helipad of Meet You All Tower [미추홀타워].

Are You Human also boasts some impressive architectural gems of filming locations, just like the Nam residence and Ro-ra’s hideout, along with traditional treasures like the restaurant where the marriage discussion fizzled out in episode 10/11.

 

This overview will be updated when new locations are added.

Last update: 09/10/2018

SEOUL

GANGNAM-GU [강남구]
Cheongdam-dong [청담동]
— Apgujeong-ro 50gil [압구정로50길] [E15]
Elisabeth LUX [엘리자베스 럭스] [E15]
Nonhyeon-dong [논현동]
Villa de Bailey [빌라드베일리] [E15]
Sinsa-dong [신사동]
Liberty Night and Day [E4]
Yeoksam-dong [역삼동]
A.Y Lounge Bar [에이와이 라운지] [E4+34]

GANGSEO-GU [강서구]
Deungchon-dong [등촌동]
Magifest [매지페스트] [E34]

JONGNO-GU [종로구]
Ihwa-dong [이화동]
House Ihwa Mural Village [E18]
Singyo-dong [신교동]
The 12 Pillar Building [12주(柱) 건물]

JUNG-GU [중구]
Euljiro 7(chil)-ga [을지로7가]
Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) [E3]
Myeongdong [명동]
CGV Myeongdong Station Cine Library [E1]
Pildong 2(i)-ga [필동2가]
Korea House [한국의집 민속극장] [E10-11]

MAPO-GU [마포구]
Hajung-dong [하중동]
Seogang Bridge [서강대교] [E8]
Sangam-dong [상암동]
— DMC Cultural Park [DMC문화공원] [E33]

NOWON-GU [노원구]
Hagye-dong [하계동]
Osaek Chanyeon [오색찬연] [E13]

SEONGDONG-GU [성동구]
Eungbong-dong [응봉동]
Eungbong Mountain Park [E18]

YEONGDEUNGPO-GU [영등포구]
Mullae-dong [문래동]
Daldongne—Mullae Station Branch [E11]
Yeouido-dong [여의도동]
Mapo Bridge [마포대교] [E17]
Cafe Organic—Yeouido Store [E27]
Conrad Hotel Seoul [콘래드호텔] [E28]

YONGSAN-GU [용산구]
Hannam-dong [한남동]
Spa Itaewon Land [E34]

CHANGWON [창원시]

Gyeongsang National University Changwon Hospital [창원경상대학교병원] [E5-6+19]

GOYANG [고양시]

ILSANGDONG-GU [일산동구]
Seolmun-dong [설문동]
Chungah Park Columbarium [E30]

HWASEONG [화성시]

JEONGNAM-MYEON [정남면]
La Vie D’or Resort & Country Club [E18-19]

INCHEON

YEONSU-GU [연수구]
Songdo IBD [송도]
NEAT Tower [동북아무역타워]
Orakai Songdo Park Hotel [E17]
Songdo Central Park [E19]
Hosu 1 Bridge [호수1교] [E19]
Incheon National University [E19]
Cafe Bong—Songdo Branch [E20]
NC Cube Canal Walk [E28]
Meet You All Tower [미추홀타워] [E30]

JUNG-GU [중구]
Incheon International Airport [E1]

ONGJIN-GUN [옹진군]
— Simnipo Beach [십리포해수욕장] [E36]

JOCHIWON [조치원읍]

Jochiwon Boxing Gym [조치원권투체육관]
Cafe Davida [카페다비다] [E21]

NAMHAE ISLAND [남해군]

Southcape Club House

PAJU [파주시]

Heyri Art Village [헤이리예술마을]
The Jangmee [더 장미] [E17]

SEONGNAM [성남시]

Baekhyeon-dong [백현동]
Vegebox [베지박스 백현카페거리점] [E25]

CZECH REPUBLIC

Castle Hartenstein [Hrad Hartenštejn] [E1-2]
The Mill Colonnade [Mlýnská kolonáda] [E2-3]
Karlovy Vary Airport [E2]
Hotel Imperial, Carlsbad [E2]
Divadelni (Street) [E2]
Stará plynárna, Hřensko [E1-4]
Zahradní (Street) [E2]

 

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KDL CREDITS

Locations: Marion KDL, Mich KDL, Thom Musni
Photos: Mich KDL, Thom Musni, Florence

 

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