No. 36 + No. 40 — While walking in this street —past past Sehun Building [세혼빌딩] (No. 40) and Moi-j [모이제이] (No. 36)— in episode 14 of My Unfamiliar Family ([아는 건 별로 없지만] 가족입니다) (tvN, 2020), Park Chan-hyuk (Kim Ji-seok) wrist grabs Kim Eun-hee (Han Ye-ri) to avoid bumping into a group of students walking in the opposite direction. He then takes the chance to hold her hand. Lost for words for a moment, Eun-hee pulls away her hand as she try not to make things awkward.
No. 19-6 + No. 40 — As a ‘police officer’, patient Cha Dong-il (Kim Dong-young) patrols along this street, accompanied by Dr Lee Shi-joon (Shin Ha-kyun) in episode 1 (full episode 1) of Soul Mechanic/Fix You/Soul Repairer (영혼수선공) (KBS2, 2020). Dong-il spots a drunk man urinating against a wall, and tries to stop him. The drunk man ends up slumped against an alley restaurant (No. 19-6), insisting he’s not drunk. “Those who are drunk will never admit that they are,” muses Shi-joon very matter-of-factly. Later, Dong-il and Shi-joon come across a snatchbag theft in an alley (next to No. 40) and proceed to give chase.
No. 13 — Han So-yeon (Go Sung-hee) walks dejectedly along this street with AI hologram Holo (Yoon Hyun-min) by her side, in episode 1 of My Holo Love/I Holo You (나 홀로 그대) (Netflix, 2020), after witnessing her senior and crush, Yeon Gang-woo (Lee Ki-chan) kissing another woman. It starts raining heavily and she lets her tearful self continue to be drenched by the rain, despite Holo’s best (but futile) efforts.
No. 23 — In episode 5 of Strangers From Hell (타인은 지옥이다) (OCN, 2019), Jong-woo’s (Im Si-wan) office walks along this street as they look for a bar for their second round of drinks. Jong-woo stops to buy a bouquet of flowers from an ahjumma who reminds him of his mother.
Daehak-ro 11-gil [대학로11길] is a walking street between Daehak-ro [대학로] in the East and Changgyeonggung-ro [창경궁로] in its West in Seoul’s neighborhood of Hyehwa [Hyehwa-dong/혜화동] in the Jongno District [Jongno-gu/종로구]. Nolsoop Cartoon Book Cafe – Daehakno Branch [놀숲 대학로점], Marronnier Park [마로니에공원] and Ihwa Mural Village [이화벽화마을] are located in walking distance.
Address of Japanese restaurant Gomen [고멘]
13 Daehak-ro 11-gil, Hyehwa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 종로구 대학로11길 13
Geolocation: 37.582193, 127.000921
Address of Cheongsan Sonmandu [청산손만두]
19-6 Daehak-ro 11-gil, Hyehwa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 종로구 대학로11길 19-6
Geolocation: 37.581958, 127.000623
Address of Star City Building [스타시티빌딩]
23 Daehak-ro 11-gil, Hyehwa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 종로구 대학로11길 23
Geolocation: 37.582157, 127.000280
Address of Baobap [바오밥]
40 Daehak-ro 11-gil, Hyehwa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 종로구 대학로11길 40
Geolocation: 37.582431, 126.999489
Hyewha Station [혜화역], Seoul Subway Line 4, Exit 3
(4 min. walk)
— submitted by Chelle, updated by Mich KDL