Saturday Summary #18

by Marion KDL

I can’t believe we’ve already completed our first year navigating through K-Dramaland’s places and sites and pinning them down on an ever-growing map (729 to date!).

It was very rewarding to see listing after listing being put up and new dramas being added to already existing locations. More than anything, it was a lot of fun! I hope you enjoyed this journey so far as much as I did.

To get a hold of all the discovered places and also to review this year, Mich and I sat down and made a list of the most show-cased places in K-Dramaland in 2017. We also put together the most seen neighborhoods. There was so much to say about every place that we had to split it up in Part 1 and Part 2. Chelle, deanekitty29 and ruffeecola finally joined us to discussed our favorite spots and scenes.

As you’ll see, the first site-sightings of 2018 are very promising with fantastic new locations and neighborhoods to discover and an abundance of re-used places. So let’s head forward discovering the undiscovered.

Many thanks to everyone who took part in this journey so far (and made it so much fun!) and already a warm welcome to anyone who’ll join us on our way!

Thank you for stopping by, leaving a comment, sharing a filming location, adding directions, sending in photos from your visits, talking about KDL to others and leaving kind emails in our inbox. This awesomeness is our fuel to keep us going ๐Ÿ™‚

So let’s kick off another year in Korean Dramaland…
… with our first Saturday Summary!


If you love discovering new places on your screen as much as I do, you might want to check out Oil Tank Culture Park [๋งˆํฌ๋ฌธํ™”๋น„์ถ•๊ธฐ์ง€], a closed-down oil depot for petroleum that was transformed into a cultural complex and just opened in autumn 2017.
Many thanks to Janine Anne Holt for sharing this.

Hwayuki (2017-18, episode 1)

Ruffeecola made me attentive to Ikseon-dong Hanok Village; where the Seoul Neighborhood Project in Black Knight takes place. This neighborhood has tremendously changed in recent years with hip and artist cafรฉs and galleries coming in.

It is very fitting that this neighborhood is at the center of Soo-ho’s fight against gentrification and I’m already curious to discover the changes on my next visit there and also see if our Black Knight had some influence on Seoul’s urban development.

Black Knight (2017-18, episode 3)



Is it because we delayed the Saturday Summary for a week or because it was end of the old and beginning of the new year? This is definitely our Saturday Summary kiss record.

Also, take a look at those nice places everyone has chosen.

Look at Min-Kyu and Ji-ah/Aji3 at Gyeongui Line Forest Park [๊ฒฝ์˜์„ ์ˆฒ๊ธธ๊ณต์› / ๊ฒฝ์˜์„ ๊ณต์›]:

I’m Not A Robot (2017-18, episode 9)
I’m Not A Robot (2017-18, episode 12)

Ye-Ri and Eun-Ho at Yolgok-ro 3-gil [์œจ๊ณก๋กœ3๊ธธ]:

Meloholic (2017, episode 4)

Chi-won and Yun-i at Stairs to Namsan Tower:

Jugglers (2017-18, episode 8)

Ji-An and Dong-Tak at Seoul Fortress Wall (Namsan/Mokmyeoksan section):

Two Cops (2017-18, episode 20)


Famous since 2005’s My Name is Kim Sam-soon, these stairs regularly appear in K-Dramaland — and especially in romantic moments, latest in Jugglers‘ kiss scene; many thanks Mich for adding this moment!

Photo taken by ยฉ Mich KDL, 2011

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Hwayuki (2017-18, episode 1)

Hwayuki/A Korean Odyssey (2017-18)
โ€” Heaven’s HQ on Earth: Oil Tank Culture Park [๋งˆํฌ๋ฌธํ™”๋น„์ถ•๊ธฐ์ง€], โ™ก submitted by Janine Anne Holt
โ€” Coming for a drink without drinking, E1: Miss Yoon In Wonderland [์ด์ƒํ•œ ๋‚˜๋ผ์˜ ๋ฏธ์“ฐ์œค]
โ€” Chasing out a ghost, E1: Pyeongchang-dong Mansion No. 489-10
โ€” Landing on Earth, E1-2: Incheon Sorae Ecology Park [์†Œ๋ž˜์Šต์ง€์ƒํƒœ๊ณต์›]
โ€” The possessed marionette, E2: Antique Story [์—”ํ‹ฑ์Šคํ† ๋ฆฌ]
โ€” A short appearance, E2: CJ E&M Center [CJ E&M์„ผํ„ฐ]
โ€” Going on a date, E2: Everland [์—๋ฒ„๋žœ๋“œ]
โ€” A flying umbrella, E2: Walkabout Bar [์›Œ์ปค๋ฐ”์›ƒ], โ™ก submitted by deanekitty29

Two Cops (2017-18)
โ€” Meeting a fortune teller, E1: House Ihwa Mural Village
โ€” Chasing the motorbike gang, E6: Deurim Tower [๋“œ๋ฆผํƒ€์›Œ]
โ€” Meeting a fortune teller, E8: House Ihwa Mural Village
โ€” Berating oneself, E10: Shoe Shop Spรผr
โ€” Negotiating with a conman, E11: Bukchon-ro 5ga-gil [๋ถ์ดŒ๋กœ5๊ฐ€๊ธธ]
โ€” Talking it out, E13: 57th Cafe Gallery [57th์นดํŽ˜]
โ€” A place of a crime scene, E14: Ho-rang and Won-seokโ€™s Rooftop House [ํ˜ธ๋ž‘๊ณผ ์›์„์˜ ์˜ฅํƒ‘๋ฐฉ]
โ€” Saying goodbye to a best friend, E20: Yangpyeong Dumulmeori Park [์–‘ํ‰ ๋‘๋ฌผ๋จธ๋ฆฌ]

Jugglers (2017-18)
โ€” Jwa Yun-iโ€™s House, โ™ก submitted by Mich
โ€” Happily dating, E1: Green Cloud Coffee Shop [๊ทธ๋ฆฐํด๋ผ์šฐ๋“œ์ปคํ”ผ]ย 
โ€” Appointments at a hotel, E1 & E7: Le Meridien Seoul [๋ฅด ๋ฉ”๋ฅด๋””์•™ ์„œ์šธ], โ™ก submitted by Mich
โ€” Introduction and broken trust, E1, E8: Dongjak Bridge [๋™์ž‘๋Œ€๊ต], โ™ก submitted by Mich
โ€” The kiss, E8: Stairs to Namsan Tower [์‚ผ์ˆœ์ด ๊ณ„๋‹จ], โ™ก submitted by Mich
โ€” In the background, E1: Humanist [ํœด๋จธ๋‹ˆ์ŠคํŠธ]

I’m Not A Robot (2017-18)
โ€” Kim Min-Kyuโ€™s house: Bear Tree Park [๋ฒ ์–ดํŠธ๋ฆฌํŒŒํฌ]
โ€” Being grumpy, E1: Bamsom Park [๋ฐค์„ฌ๊ณต์›], โ™ก submitted by Toni
โ€” Looking into funding options, E10: Gallery White Block [ํ™”์ดํŠธ๋ธ”๋Ÿญ]
โ€” Going on a date, E9, E12: Gyeongui Line Forest Park [๊ฒฝ์˜์„ ์ˆฒ๊ธธ๊ณต์› / ๊ฒฝ์˜์„ ๊ณต์›]
โ€” Learning to kiss, E12: The Garden of Morning Calm [์•„์นจ๊ณ ์š”์ˆ˜๋ชฉ์›], โ™ก submitted by ruffeecola
โ€” Coming for a drink, E13 and proposing E16: A.Y Lounge Bar [์—์ด์™€์ด ๋ผ์šด์ง€]
โ€” Understanding a break-up, E16: Luka 511 [๋ฃจ์นด511]
โ€” Discovering a book, E19-20: Forest of Wisdom [์ง€ํ˜œ์˜์ˆฒ] — Library, โ™ก submitted by deanekitty29
โ€” A change of air, E20: Seoul Station [์„œ์šธ์—ญ]
โ€” A near meeting with an informant, E20: Coffeesmith โ€” Hongdae Branch [์ปคํ”ผ ์Šค๋ฏธ์Šค ํ™๋Œ€์ ]

Black Knight (2017-18)
โ€” Soo-Ho’s castle in Slovenia: Otoฤec Castle
โ€” Passing by on the way to Sharon Taylor: Myeong-dong Cathedral [๋ช…๋™๋Œ€์„ฑ๋‹น], โ™ก submitted by ruffeecola
โ€” Meeting again as adults, E1-2: Butchersโ€™ Bridge [Mesarski most]
โ€” Planning a project, E3: Gyedong-gil [๊ณ„๋™๊ธธ]
โ€” Seoul Neighborhood Project #1, E3: Donhwamun-ro 11da-gil [๋ˆํ™”๋ฌธ๋กœ11๋‹ค๊ธธ 40]
โ€” Seoul Neighborhood Project #2, E3: Turtle Supermarket [๊ฑฐ๋ถ์ด์Šˆํผ]
โ€” Confessing in 1975, E5: Hakrim Dabang [ํ•™๋ฆผ๋‹ค๋ฐฉ], โ™ก submitted by ruffeecola
โ€” An uncomfortable meeting, E6: Top Cloud [ํƒ‘ํด๋ผ์šฐ๋“œ]
โ€” Drowning oneself, E6: Buyongdae Cliff [๋ถ€์šฉ๋Œ€]
โ€” Working out outside, E7: Eungbong Mountain Park [์‘๋ด‰์‚ฐ ํŒ”๊ฐ์ •]
โ€” Getting drunk in a pojangmacha and being nearly killed, E6-7: YTN Building

Nothing to Lose/Judge vs Judge (2017-18)
โ€” Meeting over dinner, E7: Asosan [์•„์†Œ์‚ฐ ๋ณธ์ ]
โ€” Meeting over lunch, E7:Miss Yoon In Wonderland [์ด์ƒํ•œ ๋‚˜๋ผ์˜ ๋ฏธ์“ฐ์œค]

My Golden Life
โ€” Spending an afternoon together, E32: Sungnyemun Gate/Namdaemun Gate [์ˆญ๋ก€๋ฌธ/๋‚จ๋Œ€๋ฌธ]

Drama Stage (2017-18)
โ€” Being lovesick, E2: Gyeongui Line Forest Park [๊ฒฝ์˜์„ ์ˆฒ๊ธธ๊ณต์› / ๊ฒฝ์˜์„ ๊ณต์›]

Drama Special – If We Were A Season (2017)
โ€” The final scene: Haman Station [ํ•จ์•ˆ์—ญ], โ™ก submitted by Mich

Because This Is My First Life (2017)
โ€” Eating out with colleagues, E1: Wooh Ahh [์šฐ์•„ ์—ฌ์˜๋„์ ] โ€” Yeouido Branch
โ€” Ho-rang and Won-seokโ€™s Rooftop House [ํ˜ธ๋ž‘๊ณผ ์›์„์˜ ์˜ฅํƒ‘๋ฐฉ]
โ€” Waiting for a date, E14: Water Light Culture Park [๋ฌผ๋น›๋ฌธํ™”๊ณต์›]
โ€” No compromise, E14: colline [์ฝœ๋ฆฐ]

Black (2017)
โ€” A place to die, E18: The Garden of Morning Calm [์•„์นจ๊ณ ์š”์ˆ˜๋ชฉ์›], โ™ก submitted by deankitty29

Mad Dog (2017)
โ€” Making peace, E8: Wooh Ahh [์šฐ์•„ ์—ฌ์˜๋„์ ] โ€” Yeouido Branch

Avengers Social Club (2017)
โ€” Drinking a coffee, E1: Fiore Yoon [ํ”ผ์˜ค๋ ˆ์œค ๊ทธ๋ผ๋ฐ์ด์…˜]

Strongest Deliveryman (2017)
โ€”Meeting in front of a mart, E4: Woori Dongne Super [์šฐ๋ฆฌ๋™๋„ค์Šˆํผ]

Fight For My Way (2017)
โ€” Making a heart flutter, E7-8: Deurim Tower [๋“œ๋ฆผํƒ€์›Œ]

Meloholic (2017)
โ€” Saying goodbye to a love, E3: Haslla Art World [ํ•˜์Šฌ๋ผ์•„ํŠธ์›”๋“œ], โ™ก submitted by Riseu

Hwarang (2016-17)
โ€” Part of the palace: Ondal Tourist Park [์˜จ๋‹ฌ๊ด€๊ด‘์ง€], โ™ก submitted by deankitty29

Moon Lovers (2016)
โ€” Part of the palace: Ondal Tourist Park [์˜จ๋‹ฌ๊ด€๊ด‘์ง€]

Another Miss Oh (2016)
โ€” A heart-to-heart talk with a friends, E15: Sintong Chicken (Bundang Migeum branch) [์‹ ํ†ต์น˜ํ‚จ ๋ฏธ๊ธˆ์ ], โ™ก submitted by Chelle

La Dolce Vita (2008)
โ€” Being reminded of Joon-soo, E24: Marronnier Park [๋งˆ๋กœ๋‹ˆ์—๊ณต์›]
โ€” Visiting with tourists, E24: Stairs to Namsan Tower [์‚ผ์ˆœ์ด ๊ณ„๋‹จ]
โ€” Thinking of Joon-soo, E24: Namsan Park Fountain [๋‚จ์‚ฐ๊ณต์›๋ถ„์ˆ˜๋Œ€]


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