Saturday Summary #29

Photo taken by © Thom Musni, August 2018
Photo by © Thom Musni

by Marion KDL

So I woke up with this photo above in KDL’s mailbox. What a beauty!
And what a great way to start the day and to kick off today’s Saturday Summary.


We’ve got a new feature on our blog!

We started doing overviews of all filming locations for each drama. So you’ll have everything on one page but this time organized not on a map but in a list by cities/neighborhoods.

My Mister was our first overview and Why Secretary Kim followed.
Stay tuned to more overviews to come.

We Got Married—Sunjae X Joy Couple (2015, Season 4, episode 317)

We also have a new ‘Variety Shows’ section.

Many thanks to Toni for having kicked off this addition this past week with locations from We Got Married and Running Man.

Recognize a spot in a variety show?
Let us know!
(Please note that for now, the rule for submitting variety shows is that the location has to already exist on KDL.)

Photo taken by © Florence, July 2018
Photo by © Florence
Photo taken by © Xinnz, July 2018
Photo taken by © Xinnz, July 2018
Photos by © Xinnz

‘KDL photo reporters’ Thom Musni and Florence continued roaming the streets of Seoul. These past weeks, Xinnz also started to sending in a bunch of photos from her discoveries in Incheon and Ilsan. ❤

It is incredible amazing to see the RL version of all those places and get a little bit of South Korea into our inbox (and to have it on KDL, of course).
Many thanks to all of you.


Suits (2018, episode 13)

A not-so proposal with a kiss on Hwarangyuk Bridge [화랑육교]

My Girlfriend if a Gumiho (2010, episode 2)

I read somewhere that this exchange at Chung Ang University’s gym is considered a kiss by some. But I’ll let you decided. 😉

Why Secretary Kim (2018, episode 13)

What follows after a hand kiss at such a beautiful place like Alex the Coffee — Goyang Branch [알렉스더커피 고양점]?

Why Secretary Kim (2018, episode 16)

This! Of course. And at the Grand Hyatt Seoul [그랜드하얏트 서울] at that.


Time (2018, episode 4)

The Second Model Apartment [제2시범아파트] reappeared with some regularity on our screens in the past weeks and this place always makes me curious. Do people really live here? Is it abandoned? Or is is some sort of film set?


Photo taken by © Thom Musni, July 2018
Photo by © Thom Musni

Slated for redevelopment, this part of the neighbourhood Uijeongbu-dong [의정부동] in the city of Uijeongbu is about to disappear. Soon Why Secretary Kim might be the most high-profile proof that it ever existed and especially this street and its parallel street. And, of course, it will live on through the photos that Thom Musni shared with us from visiting.

Are You Human (2018, episode 9)

This 12 Pillar Building [12주(柱) 건물], seen in Are You Human?, is a very iconoclastic edifice of South Korean architecture. Interestingly, there is not much to find on its architect, Cha Un-ki [차운기] (1955-2001) (at least not in English), but do look up his Korean name if you are interested in design and architecture. You’ll be stoked.


To.Jenny (2018, episode 1)

Your Honor (2018)
— The workplace: Seoul Central District Court [서울중앙지방법원]
— Doing shady things, E1: Four Seasons Hotel Seoul [포시즌스호텔]
— A long-term ‘client’, E1-2: Jangheung Prison Set [장흥교도소 세트장]
— Held hostage, E3-4: Anseong Farmland [안성팜랜드]
— A confession between sisters, E4: Geumgang Gureumdari Bridge [대둔산 금강구름다리]

Still 17 (2018), all ♡ submitted by Toni
— A message not getting through, E8: Helsinki [헬싱키]
— The choco pie incident, E3: Lotte Castle Ivy Yeouido [롯데캐슬아이비]

Time (2018)
— Soo-Ho’s restaurant: Côté jardin [꾸띠자르당]
— Ji-Hyun’s apartment: Second Model Apartment [제2시범아파트]
— Cheon Soo-Ho’s residence (a), E4: Paradise City Hotel & Resort [파라다이스시티]
— Bad news, E1-2: National Traffic Accident Rehabilitation Hospital [국립교통재활병원]
— A visit, E3: Yongin Park [용인공원]
— Testing alliances, E3: Asosan [아소산 본점]
— Getting rid of evidence, E4: Banpo Bridge [반포대교]

Let Me Introduce Her (2018)
Kang-Woo’s rooftop apartment
— Min Ja-Young’s mansion: Bear Tree Park [베어트리파크]
— Passing by, E1: Gaon Culture Park [가온문화공원]
— Meeting for a second time, E2: Bugak Palgakjeong Pavilion [북악팔각정]

Your House Helper (2018)
Go Café
— Riding home, E1: Banpo Bridge [반포대교]
— Wiring money, E3: Sungnyemun Gate / Namdaemun Gate [숭례문 / 남대문]
— Being suicidal or not?, E2: Hangang Bridge [한강대교]
— Giving a presentation, E5: DDMC [동아디지털미디어센터]
— Thinking about the past, E5: Yeouido Hangang Park [한강 공원 여의도 지구]

Are You Human? (2018)
— The hideout in Seoul: The 12 Pillar Building [12주(柱) 건물], ♡ submitted by Mich KDL
— M-Car launch, E4: Liberty Night and Day [리버티나잇앤데이]
— Baddies unite, E17: Mapo Bridge [마포대교]
— Trying to convince So-bong to stay, E17: The Jangmee [더 장미]
— A hotel stay, E17: Orakai Songdo Park Hotel, ♡ submitted by Mich KDL
— Carrying bikes, E18: House Ihwa Mural Village
— A heart to heart talk, E18: Eungbong Mountain Park [응봉산 팔각정]
— Preparation for the wedding ceremony, E18-19: La Vie D’or Resort & Country Club
— Crossing on a motorbike, E19: Hosu 1 Bridge [호수1교], ♡ submitted by Mich KDL
— Talking about Nam-Shin III, E20: Cafe Bong — Songdo Branch, ♡ submitted by Mich KDL
— Questioning Nam Shin III, E21: Cafe Davida [카페다비다]
— Testing mum, E22: The Maroon Cafe F [더카페마룬에프]
— Episode 25: Vegebox [베지박스 백현카페거리점]
– Reposing oneself, E28: Conrad Hotel Seoul [콘래드호텔]
– A date, E28-29: NC Cube Canal Walk, ♡ submitted by Thom Musni
– An error, E30: Overpass Itaewon-dong

Investigation Couple (2018), ♡ submitted all by Mich KDL
— Eun Sol and Baek Beom’s residence: Minwon Officetel
— A MERS case, E13 Gimpo Airport [김포국제공항]
— Prosecution team gathering, E1: Bottega Lounge [보테가 라운지]
— Pursuing a suspect, E11: Ilhae Naengdong [일해냉동]
— A place to get a drink, E19+E21: Gramps Ground [그램스그라운드]
— Resurfacing memories, E26: Doraeul Elementary School
— Getting a phone call, E27: Daelim Acrotel [대림아크로텔]
— A daily routine, E28: Yeouido Ttaro Gukbap
— In search for a rifle cleaner, E30: Itaewon Market [이태원시장]

Why Secretary Kim (2018)
— Buying flowers w/ a flower allergy, E1: Herscent Botanic Cafe, ♡ submitted by Mich KDL
— Driving across, E1: Dongho Bridge [동호대교]
— A business trip to the US, E2: Oakwood Premier Hotel Incheon
— Karaoke bar Valencia, E2: Liberty Night and Day [리버티나잇앤데이]
— Mi-so’s fav restaurant, E6+E9: Jung Da Woon Grilled Pork, ♡ submitted by Toni
— Seoul bus round trip, E6: Bus Stop AhnLab [안랩], ♡ submitted by Yeong-hoon & Mich KDL
— A reunion, E7: Kao Kao Pub [카우카우펍], ♡ submitted by Mich KDL
— A work retreat, E7: Seasoning Days Pension Gapyeong, ♡ submitted by Mich KDL
— An annual rendez-vous, E10: Pine and Sea Pension [해송과바다], ♡ submitted by Mich KDL, Yeong-hoon & Anonymous
— Being abducted, E11: Pyeonghwa-ro 450beon-gil [평화로450번길], ♡ submitted by Mich KDL
— Left behind & trying to regain memories, E3+11: Pyeonghwa-ro 440beongil [평화로440번길], ♡ submitted by Mich KDL
— A massage w/ colleagues, E11: Paradise City Hotel & Resort [파라다이스시티]
— A night walk E11: DMC Cultural Park [DMC문화공원]
— Being hospitalized, E11: Catholic Kwandong University International St. Mary’s Hospital — CKU [국제성모병원]
— Walking around aimlessly, E11: Hansabal Mapo Bindaetteok
— Soul food, E12: Gallery Cafe Adamas253 [아다마스253]
— Couple shopping, E12+E16: AK Plaza — Pyeongtaek Store, ♡ submitted by Mich KDL
— A date, E13: Alex the Coffee — Goyang Branch
— Arriving from a business trip, E13: Incheon International Airport, ♡ added by Mich KDL
— A rocker father in distress, E13: Seoul Medical Center [서울의료원]
— Being jealous, E14: The Gastro PERMIL [퍼밀], ♡ submitted by Mich KDL
— IG boyfriend, E14: 3.1 Movement Stairs [3.1운동계단], ♡ submitted by Mich KDL
— A ‘hot date’, E14: Seomun Market [서문시장], ♡ submitted by Mich KDL & Yeong-hoon
— A cheer-up, E14: Apsan Observatory [앞산전망대], ♡ submitted by Mich KDL
— Having lunch with mother-in-law, E16: Asosan [아소산 본점]

To. Jenny (2018), ♡ all submitted by Chelle
— Na-ra’s workplace: Senok [세녹]
— A street: Jahamun-ro [자하문로]

Undateables (2018)
— Getting a toy, E3: Mt. Seongheungsan Love Tree [성흥산 사랑나무]

Wok of Love (2018)
Hwarangyuk Bridge [화랑육교], ♡ submitted by Chelle

My Mister (2018), all ♡ submitted by Mich KDL
— The Saman E&C building: Woodeok Building [우덕빌딩]

You Drive Me Crazy! (2018)
— A first-time meeting, E4: Hyang-Ggot [향꽃], ♡ submitted by Mich KDL

Rich Man (2018)
— The Ministry, E2: La Vie D’or Resort & Country Club

About Time (2018), all ♡ submitted by Toni
— Being clingy no.1, E11: A Twosome Place – Segwan Crossing Store
— Being clingy no.2, E13: Hot Place [핫플레이스] (closed)
— A dinner date, E15: Ristorante Leone

Suits (2018)
— The proposal, E13: Hwarangyuk Bridge [화랑육교]

Just Between Lovers (2017-18)
— A road taken, E1+6: Cheonmasan Road [천마산로], ♡ submitted by Chelle
— A meeting, E6: Choryang 1941 [초량1941]

Revolutionary Love (2017)
Baek Joon’s rooftop apartment

Chief Kim (2017)
— A drink between collogues, E4: Jindaegam [지대감 교대점], ♡ submitted by Chelle

Tunnel (2017)
— Being in agony, E14: Seongsan Bridge [성산대교], ♡ added by Mich KDL

Go Back Couple (2017)
— First date, E3: Hyang-Ggot [향꽃], ♡ submitted by Mich KDL

Drama Special – You’re Closer Than I Think (2017), all ♡ submitted by Mich KDL
— In search of Seo-yeon: Bassett’s Ice Cream – Yangjae Main Store
— Girlfriend search: Yangjae Citizen’s Forest Station

Goblin (2016-17)
— Exchanging flower bouquets, E11: Dal.komm — Jongno Jonggak Branch, ♡ submitted by Florence

Descendants of the Sun (2016)
— Mo Yeon’s workplace, E2: The Catholic University of Korea – Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital [가톨릭대학교서울성모 병원]

Entertainer (2016)
– A heart to heart talk, E12: Coffee Mama — Sangbong Center Store, ♡ submitted by Chelle

Remember (2015-16)
Ssangdaepo Restaurant [쌍대포 본점], ♡ added by Chelle
— A heart to heart talk, E19: Coffee Mama — Sangbong Center Store, ♡ submitted by Chelle

Spy Myung Wol (2011), all ♡ submitted by Mich KDL
— Owning & lodging, E1: Marina Bay Sands Singapore
— Meeting a comrade, E1: ION Orchard Singapore

My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho (2010)
Gukje University

Some more dramas at mentioned locations
Gimpo Airport [김포국제공항]
Liberty Night and Day [리버티나잇앤데이]
Bugak Palgakjeong Pavilion [북악팔각정]
Oakwood Premier Hotel Incheon


Lee Hi
— ‘Breathe’ (2016): Dongjak Bridge [동작대교], ♡ added by Mich

Red Velvet’s Joy and Im Seul-ong
‘Always In My Heart (이별을 배웠어)’ (2016): Banpo Bridge [반포대교], ♡ added by Chelle

Teen Top
— ‘Seoul Night’ (서울밤) (2018): Banpo Bridge [반포대교], ♡ added by Chelle

Super Junior’s Yesung
— ‘Paper Umbrella (봄날의 소나기)’ (2017): Rank and File Bookstore [대오 서점], ♡ added by Chelle


Running Man (런닝맨) (SBS) 
— Episode 64 (October 9 2011) with Girls’ Generation: Gyeonggi English Village — Paju Camp [경기영어마을 파주캠프], ♡ added by Toni

We Got Married (우리 결혼했어요)—Sunjae X Joy Couple (MBC, 2015 – Season 4)
— Episode 317: Children’s Grand Park [서울어린이대공원], ♡ added by Toni
— Episode 319: Wolmi Theme Park [월미테마파크], ♡ added by Toni

We Got Married—Sunjae X Joy Couple (2015, Season 4, episode 319)


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