After set up on a blind-date, Kim Sol-ah (Shin Ye-eun) and Hong-jo (Kim Myung-soo) –in his human form– come to this street to enjoy an afternoon together in episode 7 (full episode 4) of Meow, The Secret Boy/Welcome (어서와) (KBS2, 2020).
Ko Mi-ran (Won Jin-A) and Hwang Ji-Hoon (Choi Bo-Min) come to this street on a ‘date’ in episode 8 of Melting Me Softly/Let Me Melt (날 녹여주오) (tvN, 2019) and when he teaches her how to stand on a longboard he also explains that what they are doing is having a ‘some’.
Ha Rib (Jung Kyoung-ho) and Ji Seo-young (Lee El) pass by this street full of buskers in episode 1 of When The Devil Calls Your Name (악마가 너의 이름을 부를 때) (tvN, 2019). From a distance, he hears a female voice covering a song from his previous musical duo, ‘Liver and Gallbladder’, and goes off in search of the singer. In episode 3, Kim Yi-kyung (Lee Seol) and Luka (Song Kang) pass by a busking group playing folk music on this street, and Luka borrows Yi-kyung’s guitar to join in. After the performance, he realizes that she had disappeared. Later, Yi-kyung gets a call from Ha Rib, who hums a melody to her and asks her if she finds it familiar; once she’d said it sounds new to her, he hangs up.
After having met Yoo Ji-ho (Jung Hae-in) and his son Yoo Eun-woo (Ha Yi-an) for the first time in final episode 32 (full episode 16) of One Spring Night (봄밤) (MBC, 2019), Lee Jung-in’s mother Shin Hyung-sun (Gil Hae-yeon) takes some me-time and goes window-shopping here.
After a fun drawing activity as part of their date, Han Song-yi (Jung Chae-yeon) and Seo Do-Hyeon (Jung Jin-young) walk along this street in episode 7 of My First First Love/Because It’s My First Love (첫사랑은 처음이라서) (Netflix, 2019). This is also where Oh Ga-rin ate rice cakes for the first time in episode 4, accompanied by Choi Hoon.
Sung Deok-mi (Park Min-young) comes here with her best friends Nam Eun-ki (Ahn Bo-hyun) and Lee Sun-joo (Park Jin-joo) in episode 6 of Her Private Life (그녀의 사생활) (tvN, 2019) after being cursed out by Ryan Gold (Kim Jae-wook). In episode 12, Joo Hyuk (Yoo Yong-min) busks here (the same place as the scene in The Third Charm) and invites his boss Lee Sun-joo (Park Jin-joo) to sing-along while her husband Kang Seung-min (Im Ji-kyu) watches the scene from afar.
Park Si-won (Lee Seo-yeon) comes here to watch a street busking dance performance in episode 6 (full episode 3) of Spring Turns To Spring/Spring Is Coming (봄이 오나 봄) (MBC, 2019). Je Im-soo (Yoo Jung-woo) stands next to her, trying to imitate their moves. He drops a prop broom when he takes a video, and suddenly dashes off without it. Si-won picks it up and goes after him.
Kim Si-eun (Park Se-wan) comes here with her then-boyfriend Lee Tae-sun (Yeon Jae-hyeong) when visiting him in episode 1 of Just Dance (땐뽀걸즈) (KBS2, 2018-19).
After running into each other at a wedding venue, Lee Young-jae (E-som) and Choi Ho-chul (Min Woo-hyuk) take a walk here in episode 7 of The Third Charm / The 3rd Charm (제3의 매력) (JTBC, 2018). They talk about his past marriage briefly, and buy ice-cream from a food truck. Later, they stop to listen to a busker singing ‘Come What May’ from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack, and Ho-chul tells her that he was supposed to sing that song for his then wife-to-be at their wedding, but was embarrassed to in the end. In episode 8, Ho-chul calls Young-jae to the same spot that they watched the busker, and sings ‘Come What May’, saying after that he had practiced it just for her.
Park Ga-ram’s (Yeon Jun-suk) band ‘Real Garam’ plays here in final episode 32 of Your House Helper (당신의 하우스헬퍼) (KBS2, 2018) and Han So-mi (Seo Eun-ah), president of the band’s fan club comes to cheer him on.
Kim Mi-so (Park Min-young) meets her blind date, Park Byeong-heon (Park Byeong-eun) on this street in episode 3 of Why Secretary Kim/What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim (김비서가 왜 그럴까) (tvN, 2018). The area is likely to be in the vicinity of where the Because This Is My First Life scene took place.
Sun Woo-hyuk (Lee Tae-hwan) and Seo Ji-soo (Seo Eun-su) come here on their first date in episode 39 of My Golden Life (황금빛 내 인생) (KBS2, 2017-18).
It was also briefly seen that Jwa Yun-i (Baek Jin-hee) had a date here with her ex-boyfriend (Sung Joon) in episode 1 of Jugglers (저글러스) (KBS2, 2017-2018).
Yoon Ji-ho (Jung So-min) and Nam Se-hee (Lee Min-ki) walk down this street on their date in episode 12 of Because This Is My First Life/This Life Is Our First (이번 생은 처음이라) (tvN, 2017). The area that the music performance by MeloMance took place was between this street and the beginning of Wausan-ro 35 gil (와우산로 35길).
Chu Ga-eul (Kim So-eun) and Geum Jan-di (Goo Hye-sun) see Ga-eul’s boyfriend by chance on this street in episode 9 of Boys Over Flowers/Boys Before Flowers (꽃보다 남자) (KBS2, 2009). Both overhear how he explains a girl-friend how he used Ga-eul feelings. This is also when Jan-di beats him down to take revenge for her best friend. Later in the episode, heartbroken and crying Ga-eul sits down in front of the Dr. Martens shop in this street. So Yi-jeong (Kim Beom) sees her out of the car window and asks his driver to stop and joins her trying to lift her spirits.
Eoulmadang Street [어울마당로] is a popular walking street in Seoul’s neighbourhood Seogyo-dong [서교동], that makes up parts of Hongdae [홍대] in the Mapo District [Mapo-gu/마포구]. The scene in Jugglers was filmed near Myth Jokbal [미쓰족발 홍대본점]. The Mapo Tourist Information [마포관광정보센터] and the restaurant Hongdae Jopok Tteokbokki [홍대조폭떡볶이] are also located on this street.
Eoulmadang-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 마포구 어울마당로
(서울특별시 마포구 동교동)
— Boys Over Flowers: 37.550583, 126.921389 (right in front of Dr. Martens) and 37.555828, 126.924119
— BTIMFL #1: 37.555902, 126.924397 (look out for no. 130 and the 7-Eleven – just after crossing the street after Churro 101)
— BTIMFL #2– Wausan-ro 35 gil: Look out for no 75: Butanchu (豚人/부탄츄) and no 71: Geumya Izakaya (今夜/금야).The pink sign in the background of Se-hee’s head is ‘홍대큰언니집’ (Hongdae Big Sister’s House – no.72).
— Her First Life #1 (same as The Third Charm #1): 37.5564765,126.9266717
— Her First Life #1 (same as The Third Charm #2): 37.5567994,126.9270749
— Jugglers: 37.555531, 126.92375
— Just Dance: 37.556383, 126.925896
— My First First Love: 37.556489, 126.926937; in front of 와우산로35길 69
— My Golden Life: 37.556154, 126.924731 (start) and they get their sweets at the Hongdae Branch of Churro 101 [츄로101 홍대본점] (appearing as ‘Churros’ in the drama) a little further down the street at no. 128.
— One Spring Night: 37.552392, 126.921521 (look out for Lush)
— Spring Turns To Spring: (this is where street buskers usually perform)
— The Third Charm #1 food truck: 37.5564765,126.9266717 (approx.; near Burger 4.5 and Ediya Coffee)
— The Third Charm + Her Private Life #2 busking: 37.5567994,126.9270749 (approx.; opposite Cupasteak)
— Why Secretary Kim: 37.5567118,126.9242799 (may be around ‘조개이야기’)
— Your House Helper: 37.556546, 126.926409
Hongik University Station [홍대입구역], Line 2, exit 9.
This street is a short walk from the station. Instead of turning right towards the usual walking street, turn left. Myth Jokbal will be on your left. Head further down towards Girin Building (기린빌딩 – no. 130) and you’ll have the approximate location of the BTIMFL location 1. The MeloMance performance area in BTIMFL is towards the end of the street; look out for the following shops: no. 72: 홍대큰언니집 (Hongdae Big Sister’s House), no 75: Butanchu (豚人/부탄츄), no 71: Geumya Izakaya (今夜/금야). Note that the shops are not numbered in order.
— submitted by Mich KDL
— Her Private Life, My Golden Life, Just Dance, Your House Helper, Boys Over Flowers; Monstar added by Marion KDL
— Photos taken by © Mich KDL, May 2018