Saturday Summary #27

by Marion KDL

Who else does not keep track with all the new dramas out there?

But plenty of new dramas means also plenty of filming locations. And I’m loving both right now: the sense of familiarity when I recognize places and the curiosity and thrill when I discover new ones.


To celebrate our new search option ‘Search by Subway Station‘, Mich KDL takes us on a day trip Along the Bundang Lines and saw such nice things as these.

La Fleur Dieu While You Were Sleeping Suzy Lee Jong Suk
Photo taken by © Mich, April 2018

Essere Gelato Strongest Deliveryman Go Kyung-pyo Chae Soo-bin
Photo taken by © Mich, April 2018

LG Twin House Pretty noona buys me food filming location photo mich kdl apartment Jung Hae-In Seo Joon-Hee
Photo taken by © Mich, April 2018

Also, I was really happy to finally track down one of the most epic locations of Something on the Rain. Yes, the street through which Seo Joon-hee (Jung Hae-in) and Yoon Jin-ah (Son Ye-jin) walked while sharing an umbrella in the rain.

pretty noona who buys me food jung Hae-In Son Ye-Jin street umbrella
Something in the Rain (2018, episode 2)

K-pop lovers might have noticed that we started to add MVs to the filming location listings.
Toni helped us out on it a lot (many thanks!).

So don’t hesitate and drop us a line or submit a MV that was filmed at one of the places that is already listed on K-Dramaland so that the K-pop lovers among us have even more reasons to go visit some places. 🙂

Apink ‘Secret Garden’ (2016)


kiss Jung Hae-In Son Ye-Jin pretty noona buys me food
Something in the Rain (2018, episode 4)

This was definitely a fit among feelings and scenery.

In any case, Seorak Wharf Breakwater [설악항방파제] looks like a nice place to go for a date.

Lee Sang yoon Lee Sung kyung biscuit kiss location
About Time (2018, episode 3)

But I’m still not sure what to think about the ‘biscuit kiss’ at CGV Apgujeong Branch [CGV 압구정점]. Not very much to my taste to be honest.

Hospital Ship (2017, episode 14)

The same with this one as it somehow came too much out of the blue.

But the scenery is magnificent. I’ll declare this the most beautiful lighthouse in K-Dramaland.


Go Ara L Infinite Miss Hammurabi workplace
Miss Hammurabi (2018, episode 1)

I sometimes think that this building is one of the most underrated and unrecognized K-Dramaland staples. It seems to be just there. Maybe that is because it is always filmed from the outside? Anyhow, it was nice to be able to have a little sneak peek inside the building thanks to Miss Hammurabi.

Wok of Love (2018, episode 7)

I think this is one of the first K-Dramaland spots that I learned to recognized. And I really like it when staples stay staples. So it’s nice to see the Royal Saddle Equestrian Society [로얄새들승마클럽] featured again.

Why Secretary Kim (2018, episode 1)

Also, Maiim VisionVillage — Drama House [드라마하우스] is back! We can again marvel at its beautiful architecture and wonder how it is to live in there.


As you might have noticed, we are working hard on adding directions and other useful information to all the older locations (that came along more sparsely).

While doing this, I stumbled over the Sea Train [바다열차], sometimes also called ‘Ocean Train’. The Sea Train is a tourist train line operated by Korail that travels along the eastern coast of South Korea since 2007. The wagons were transformed so that all seats face the ocean — which seems to me a very convenient and unique way to visit some of the filming locations at South Korea’s east coast.

The train stops at following stations: Jeongdongjin Station — Anin Station (bypass) –Jeongdongjin Station — Mukho Station — Donghae Station — Chuam Station — Samcheok Beach Station — Samcheok Station.



About Time (2018, episode 1)

Why Secretary Kim (2018)
— Lee Young joon’s house: Maiim VisionVillage — Drama House [드라마하우스], ♡ added by Toni
— Kim Mi-so’s house: Gallery OOOJH [의외의조합], ♡ added by Mich KDL
— First appearance, E1: Grand Hyatt Seoul [그랜드하얏트 서울], ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Meeting friends, E1: Helsinki [헬싱키], ♡ added by Mich KDL
— A surprise meeting, E2: Everland [에버랜드]

Are You Human? (2018)
— Nam Shin’s grandfather’s house: Southcape Club House [사우스케이프오너스클럽], ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Arrival, E1: Incheon International Airport (ICN) [인천국제공항], ♡ added by Mich KDL
— A science talk, E1: CGV Myeongdong Station Cine Library [CGV 명동역 씨네라이브러리], ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Arriving in the Czech Republic, E2: Karlovy Vary Airport (Letiště Karlovy Vary), ♡ submitted by Mich KDL
— Staying at a hotel, E2: Hotel Imperial, Carlsbad, ♡ submitted by Mich KDL
— The M-Car presentation, E3: Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) [동대문디자인플라자], ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Meeting a reporter, E4: A.Y Lounge Bar [에이와이 라운지], ♡ added by Mich KDL with deanekitty29

About Time (2018)
— Do-ha’s office building: JCC Art Center [JCC 아트센터], ♡ submitted by Toni
— The hospital incident, E1: CKU [국제성모병원], ♡ added by deanekitty29
— An audition, E1: Kyung Hee University — Seoul Campus [경희대학교 서울캠퍼스], ♡ submitted by Toni
— Seducing Lee Doha E2: A.Y Lounge Bar [에이와이 라운지], ♡ added by Toni
— Being haunted, E2: Team Max Multi Gym Gimpo [팀맥스멀티짐 김포]
— Having dinner, E3: Gyeongwonjae Ambassador Incheon [경원재 앰배서더 인천]
— The biscuit kiss, E3: CGV Apgujeong Branch [CGV 압구정점]
— Walking backwards, E3: Some Sevit/Sebitseom [세빛섬]
— A humiliating dinner and a confession gone wrong, E3-4: Osteria Cotto [오스테리아 꼬또 압구정점], ♡ submitted by Toni
— Arrival, E4: Incheon International Airport (ICN) [인천국제공항]

Miss Hammurabi (2018)
— The workplace: Seoul Central District Court [서울중앙지방법원]
— Feeling like being on a date, E3: Sangdong Lake Park [상동호수공원]
— Meeting with journalists, E5: Pork restaurant 쌍대포 본점

The Undateables (2018)
— The first encounter, E1: Incheon International Airport (ICN) [인천국제공항]
— Meeting with a friend, E1: Pork restaurant 쌍대포 본점
— A photo session, E8: Café Valor [발로]
— Having lunch with a friend, E8: Gonbap [곤밥]

Come and Hug Me (2018)
— Being incarcerated, E6: Jangheung Prison Set [장흥교도소 세트장]
— Making a promise, E12: Anseong Farmland [안성팜랜드]

Wok of Love (2018)
— Hungry Frying Pan/Hungry Wok: Hwain Building [화인빌딩], Cheongju
— Giant Hotel: Grand Plaza Cheongju Hotel [그랜드플라자 청주호텔]
— Going to and back from work: Bus Stop Geumtocheon-gyo Bridge [금토천교], added together with Chelle
— Busker’s home: Royal Saddle Equestrian Society [로얄새들승마클럽]
— A fated meeting and a lucky cookie, E4-5, E8: Hangang Bridge [한강대교]
— Ganging up against Poong, E5: Pork restaurant 쌍대포 본점
— A reunion turning out badly, E16: Artinus Farmer’s Table [파머스테이블]

Rich Man (2018)
— The selection process & first meeting, E1-2: Tri-bowl — Multiplex Cultural Center [트라이볼]
— Buying a necklace, E2: Duksung High School [덕성여자고등학교]
— A relooking, E2: Apgujeong-ro [압구정로]
— Having dinner, E3: Biwon Son Kalguksu [비원손칼국수]
— Cheering up a jobless boyfriend, E6: Si-Wha-Dam Grill [시화담 그릴]
— Preparing gifts, E6: The Forest Garden [숲속정원]
— Getting to know each other, E7: Incheon Art Platform [인천아트플랫폼]
— Deciding to break up, E7: Madu Metro Station [마두역]

Investigation Couple (2018)
— Crime scene of the first case, E1: The Rivendell Prestige Guesthouse [게스트하우스 리븐델]

Suits (2018)
— Kang & Ham Law firm: Seoul Finance Center [서울파이낸스센터]
— Yeon-woo’s apartment: Jegi-ro 9-gil [제기로9길]
— Part of Kang & Ham: CGV Myeongdong Station Cine Library [CGV 명동역 씨네라이브러리]
— Meeting a client, E7: The Maroon Cafe F [더카페마룬에프]
— Seeing a concert, E7: Ceramic Palace Hall [세라믹팔레스홀]
— Meeting a mentor, E8: Cafe History Incheon [히스토리 인천점]
— Hit-and-run scene, E9: Apgujeong Graffiti Tunnel [압구정나들목]
— Passing by, E10: Jajjangmyeon Museum [짜장면박물관]
— Redeeming a mistake, E10: Iksan Prison Set [익산교도소세트장]
— Eating ramyeon after a kiss, E11: Gonbap [곤밥]
— A meeting with an opponent, E11: Green Cloud Coffee Shop [그린클라우드커피] 
— Testing the waters, E11: Jingwansa Temple [진관사]

Something in the Rain (2018)
— Sharing an umbrella, E2: Sejong Village Food Street [세종마을 음식문하거리]
— The 1st kiss: Seorak Wharf Breakwater [설악항방파제]
— Overnight stay, E4: Mumu House [무무펜션]
— Passing by, E4,E11, E12: Cafe Nuha191 [카페누하191]
— Ex-boyfriend’s workplace, E7: Leema Building [이마빌딩]
— Going home, E7: Digital Media City Station [디지털미디어시티역]
— Getting off the bus, E8: Bus Stop Sangam Elementary School [상암초등학교]
— Driving home, E9: Jeongja Station [정자역]
— Getting off a taxi, E12: Bus Stop Bosung Girls’ Middle & High School Entrance [보성여중고입구 정류장]
— A blind-date gone wrong, E11-12: Grand Hilton Seoul [그랜드힐튼 서울]

A Poem A Day (2018)
— A date, E15: The Botanical Garden BCJ [벽초지 문화 수목원], ♡ added by Toni
— An excuse, E11: Photo Cafe Kuma’C [쿠마씨]

My Mister (2018)
— Brothers’ Cleaning Company: Sejong Building [세종빌딩], ♡ submitted by Mich KDL

My Husband Oh Jak-doo (2018)
— Arriving in Seoul, E2: Yongsan Station [용산역]

Rich Family’s Son (2018)
— Winning a claw game, E18: Funny Land – Hongdae outlet [홍대 퍼니랜드], ♡ submitted by Mich KDL
— Meeting up, E18: Myeongmul-gil [명물길]

Black Knight (2017-18)
— Giving a talk E5: CGV Myeongdong Station Cine Library [CGV 명동역 씨네라이브러리]

Strongest Deliveryman (2017)
— Promotional shoot: Macelleria, ♡ submitted by Mich KDL

Hospital Ship (2017)
Daewoo Central Hospital [대우병원], submitted with the help of deanekitty29
— Two dates, a kiss and a sad family reunion: Oedo Botania [외도 보타니아], ♡ submitted by deanekitty29

Goblin (2016-17)
— Grim Reaper & Sunny’s meeting place: Sageun Yongdap Bridge [사근용답간인도교], ♡ submitted by deanekitty29

Father I’ll Take Care of You (2016-17)
— Giving a concert, E31: Ceramic Palace Hall [세라믹팔레스홀]

Heart to Heart (2015)
Cha Hong-Do’s House

Cantabile Tomorrow (2014)
— Piano recital competition, E12-13: Ceramic Palace Hall [세라믹팔레스홀], ♡ added by Mich KDL

Hotel King (2014)
— The break-up, E32: Jumunjin Beach Breakwater [주문진방파제]

Can You Hear My Heart (2011)
— A goodbye, E20: Ilsan Lake Park [일산호수공원]

New Tales of the Gisaeng (2011)
— The gisaeng house: Woonkyung Foundation [운경재단]
— Going horse-riding, E4: Royal Saddle Equestrian Society [로얄새들승마클럽]

Winter Sonata (2002-03)
— Living in isolation, E20: Oedo Botania [외도 보타니아]



Champion (챔피언) (2018)
Lotte World Tower & Mall [롯데월드타워&롯데월드몰]
Some Sevit/Sebitseom [세빛섬]

Will You Be There? (당신, 거기 있어줄래요?) (2016):
Culture Station Seoul 284 [문화역서울284]

The Attorney (변호인) (2013):
Daejeon Modern History Exhibition Hall [대전근현대사전시관]


Are You Human (2018, episode 2)


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