Joo Ah-rin (Kim Da-som) comes to this mall for an event in episode 5 of Was It Love/Did We Love?/We, Were in Love (우리, 사랑했을까) (JTBC, 2020). When seeing a crying child, she walks up to it –fully calculating that she will be photographed and she can keep sustaining her image as Asia’s angel like this.
This complex appears as one of the royal family’s businesses in The Last Empress/Empress’s Dignity (황후의 품격) (SBS, 2018-19). In episode 9, Emperor Lee Hyuk (Shin Sung-rok) brings Min Yoo-ra (Lee Elijah) to this mall to show off with the royal family’s fortune. In episode 22, Emperor Lee Hyuk (Shin Sung-rok) and Oh Ssu-ni (Jang Na-ra) come here to showcase their rekindled love and when Ssu-ni is attacked, Na Wang-sik (Choi Jin-hyuk) protects her.
This mall appears as the ‘Wonderland Office Building’ in Hyde, Jekyll & I (하이드 지킬, 나) (SBS, 2015).
Times Square Mall [타임스퀘어], opened in 2009, is a huge mall — some prefer ‘lifestyle and recreational complex’ as description. It houses a department store [Shinsegae Department Store], a cinema complex [CGV Starium], a hotel [Courtyard by Marriott Hotel], a wedding hall [Amoris Banquet & Convention Center], a book store [Kyobo Book Center], a fitness center [Kolon Sporex Luxury Fitness Center], a supermarket [E-Mart Discount Supermarket] and multiple restaurants. It is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Yeongdeungpodong 4(sa)-ga [영등포동4가] –part of administrative neighborhood Yeongdeunpo [Yeongdeungpo-dong/영등포동]— in the Yeongdeungpo District [Yeongdeungpo-gu/영등포구].
15 Yeongjung-ro, Yeongdeungpo-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
서울 영등포구 영중로 15
Geolocation: 37.517308, 126.903399
Yeongdeungpo Station [영등포역], Seoul Subway Line 1, Exit 6
(7 min walk)
— submitted by Marion KDL
— Photos taken by © Mich KDL, June 2017