by Marion KDL
As you might have noticed, this Saturday Summary comes with a delay of two weeks. Yes, I delayed it and will from now on — if no major vetos flood our mail box – update on the newest additions here on KDL once a month.
Right now, I’m fascinated at how much K-Dramaland as a landscape has changed over the years (not even decades). I re-watched parts of Can You Hear My Heart (I am half-way through) and there was not one café or restaurant I could recognize. Likewise, I am going through old drafts of filming spots and quite a lot of them do not exist anymore. And this concerns, again, cafés and restaurants. What does this tell us about a city like Seoul?
And what does this mean for what we are doing here at KDL? Should we see KDL like a sort of archive? This would mean to also list locations that are long gone and to keep locations on the site that do not exist anymore. Or should KDL be a reflection of K-Dramaland at the moment? This would mean to delete locations once they are out of operation. I guess this question will occupy me for a bit.
But for now, here are the newest additions of the past four weeks:
Ever noticed the importance of post-its in K-Dramaland?
What’s your favorite K-Drama inspired use?
Mich KDL has been on a trip to South Korea and has visited a LOT of locations. There are already quite a few photo additions and more precise directions added to a couple of locations.
Here’s a very small (teaser) selection to test your K-Dramaland knowledge. Which one’s do you recognize?
More to come soon. I already can’t wait.
Photos taken by © Mich, May 2018
KISS, KISS, KISS
This one kiss at Karaoke Pasha [가라오케 파샤] was heartbreaking.
OUR FAVORITE STAPLES
Can contemporary K-Dramaland do without this café?
And where was Gallery White Block these past three weeks? What’s happening, K-Dramaland?
SPOTLIGHT ON AN AREA
Any K-Drama lover who is serious about knowing about and visiting filming location should have her eyes on the city of Seongnam. This is where a lot of things happen in K-Dramaland since a while and especially right now with Something in the Rain and (just finished)) The Great Seducer.
Stay tuned! We’ll report on this area more in detail soon.
NEWLY ADDED FILMING LOCATIONS
Why Secretary Kim (2018)
— Trailer: Café Zino [지노 파주]
— Reflecting on a meeting, E1: Banpo Bridge [반포대교]
— Getting a client, E2: Youngnak Church [영락교회]
— Meeting an informant, E2: Cheonggyecheon Stream [청계천]
— Biking back home, E2: Yeouido Saetgang Pedestrian Bridge [샛강다리]
— Biking to work, E3: Seogang Bridge [서강대교]
— Meeting an informant, E5: Noryangjin Station [노량진역]
— Meeting up with one’s ex-husband, E6: Songdo Central Park [송도센트럴공원]
Something in the Rain (2018)
— Seo Joon-Hee’s & Seo Kunyg-sun’s apartment: LG Twin House [LG트윈하우스]
— Seo Kyung-Sun’s café: Coffee Bay — Suwon Mangpo Branch [커피베이 수원망포점]
— Jin-A’s workplace: Coffee Bay Gasan Branch [커피베이 가산직영점], ♡ submitted by Monica
— Having lunch, E1, E7, E11: Oliva Garden [올리바가든], ♡ submitted by ruffeecola
— Meeting again, E1: DMC Cultural Park [DMC문화공원]
— Breaking up, E1, E2: Queens Park [퀸스파크 청담점]
— Eating out w/ colleagues, E2: Miss Saigon — DMC Branch [미스사이공상암DMC점]
— A confession, E3: Wulji-ro 3-gil [을지로3길]
— The beach date, E4: Naksan Beach [낙산해변]
— The phone love confession, E7: CJ E&M Center [CJ E&M센터]
— Taking the bus, E8: Bus Stop Sangam Elementary School [상암초등학교]
— Visiting one’s family, E9: Yongin Park [용인공원]
The Great Seducer (2018)
— A not serious kiss breaking a heart, E13: Karaoke Pasha [가라오케 파샤]
— A meeting disturbed, E27: Pattern Ethiopia [패턴에티오피아]
— A last date, E28: Hanwha Aqua Planet Ilsan [아쿠아플라넷 일산]
Rich Family’s Son (2018)
— Doing everything for a BTOB poster, E18: Holika Holika – Sinchon Store [홀리카홀리카 신촌점], ♡ submitted by Mich KDL
— Meeting with a lawyer, E15: Eat. Coffee & Simply Food — Olympic Park Outlet [카페잇 올림픽공원점], ♡ submitted by Mich KDL
— Winning a clam game, E18: Funny Land – Hongdae outlet [홍대 퍼니랜드], ♡ submitted by Mich KDL
— Meeting amidst cherry blossoms, E24: Ilsan Lake Park [일산호수공원], ♡ added by Mich KDL
My Husband Oh Jak-doo (2018)
— Puzzled by a meeting, E14: Pattern Ethiopia [패턴에티오피아]
— Visiting a safety center, E7: Hwajeon 119 Safety Center/Hwajeon Fire House [화전119안전센터], ♡ submitted by Mich KDL
— Waiting at a junction, E10: Seoseoul Nonghyup Bank (Sangamji branch) [서서울농협 상암지점], ♡ submitted by Mich KDL
Mystery Queen 2 (2018)
— The street stall, E5-6: Noryangjin-ro [노량진로]
The Miracle We Met (2018)
— Being lost, E2: Banpo Bridge [반포대교]
Good Witch (2018)
— The proposal, E14: Gallery Cafe Adamas253 [아다마스253]
While You Were Sleeping (2017)
— Taking the subway, E3: Konkuk University Station [건대입구역], ♡ submitted by Monica
Hospital Ship (2017)
— Song Eun-Jae’s workplace, E2: The Catholic University of Korea – Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo (2016-17)
— A competition gone wrong, E3: Oksunbong Peak [옥순봉], ♡ submitted by Ros R
Lucky Romance (2016)
— A backdrop, E3: Pangyo Seven Venture Valley Bus Stop [판교세븐벤처벨리 정류장]
Reply 1988 (2015-16)
— Having lunch, E3: Yalgaki Tteokbokki [얄개분식], ♡ submitted by a KDL guest
The Time We Were Not in Love (2015)
— The hangout: Izakaya [미나미], ♡ added by Ola
— Changing into work dress, E7: Seogang Bridge [서강대교]
Can You Hear My Heart (2011)
— Listening to Beethoven, E14: Seongsan Bridge [성산대교]
— Fetching Mi-sook, E15: Incheon International Airport (ICN) [인천국제공항]
— Missed opportunity, E16: Namsan Cable Car [남산 케이블카]
— Spending time together, E16: Naksan Park [낙산공원]
NEWLY ADDED MOVIES
The Beauty Inside (2015)
— Smetanovo nábř
Yongary: Monster from the Deep (대괴수 용가리) (1967)
— Hangang Bridge [한강대교]