Saturday Summary #33

by Marion KDL and Mich KDL We’ve come to the last month of 2018! Can you believe it — feels like this year has just flown by. How has 2018 been for you? Well, if you’re wondering how ours has been… OUR HIGHLIGHTS We’re excited to bring back our yearly KDL round-ups to — of […]
My Love From the Stars (2013-14, episode 4)

by Marion KDL and Mich KDL

We’ve come to the last month of 2018! Can you believe it — feels like this year has just flown by. How has 2018 been for you? Well, if you’re wondering how ours has been…

OUR HIGHLIGHTS

Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter (2018, episode 4)

We’re excited to bring back our yearly KDL round-ups to — of course — round up the year! These will be published every Wednesday, with the first coming out on 5th December. There are 4 to look forward to, and we can’t wait for you to read them!

Read our 2017 round-ups here:
2017 Most Seen Locations | 2017 Most Frequented Neighborhoods | 2017 Fave Scenes & Sites

Encounter (2018)

Another highlight for this month is our brand new Search by Overseas Locations page — truly a labour of love for both of us! We realised that there were quite a number of overseas travels in K-Dramaland this year, and of course over the years of our drama viewing. So, we’ve decided to compile everything in a handy list for reference! This way, we’ll all be able to keep track of where our fave dramas and its characters have been to — because, who knows? There might be a K-Drama filming site (or two) in your city. You’d be surprised!

KISS, KISS, KISS

Twelve Nights (2018, episode 3)

I (Mich) picked up on Twelve Nights about 2 weeks ago, after Marion’s constant encouragement (“It’s a show you’d really like!” she said) — and I’m glad I did! While I thought Hyun-oh and Yoo-kyung’s first kiss was kind of sweet (and him going in for a second — hello~), it was their kiss outdoors in the rain that made me a little more wistful, especially with no prior warning that Hyun-oh had to depart for Japan that very evening.

OUR FAVORITE STAPLES

The Last Empress (2018, episode 4)

Hello Olympic Park! We’re glad to finally have you on our list. This isn’t really considered a ‘staple’, but it is quite a surprise that it’s newly listed on KDL, considering that there are lots of other K-Drama filming locations connected with this one area. These include Olympic Hall [올림픽홀]Olympic Gymnastics Arena [올림픽체조경기장] and even Eat. Coffee & Simply Food — Olympic Park Branch [카페잇 올림픽공원점].

SPOTLIGHT ON AN AREA

The Third Charm (2018, episode 14)

The Mapo District [Mapo-gu/마포구] has been put back in the spotlight in recent dramas like Devilish Joy, Matrimonial Chaos, The Third Charm and Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter. Quite specifically, the neighborhoods Hapjeong-dong [합정동]Seogyo-dong [서교동] and Yeonnam-dong [연남동], with their quaint shops, cozy cafes, and unhurried, tree-lined streets. It’s no wonder 2018 dramas have been so keen to feature these neighborhoods and their very varied locations!

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As always, thanks for following and supporting us on KDL, whether it’s through the daily updates, our special blog posts, or even through submitting a location/photographs! Every contribution helps to grow the largest collection of K-drama locations online — by K-drama fans, for K-drama fans 🙂

Till the next Saturday Summary — read on below to check out the newest location additions from the past month! Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful time together this festive season — see you all in 2019 ♥

 

NEWLY ADDED FILMING LOCATIONS

Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter (2018, episode 1)

Last Empress (2018), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Introducing the Emperor’s girlfriend [E4]: Samcheonggak [삼청각]
— On a fake date [E4]: Olympic Park [올림픽공원]

Encounter (2018), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Exploring [Teaser]: Casa Lafayette 269
— Exploring [Teaser]: Café del Angel – Jacqueline Fumero Boutique
— Donghwa Hotel (exterior): Lotte Hotel Seoul [롯데호텔서울]
— Donghwa Hotel (driveway and interior): Nexon Korea Building [넥슨코리아]
— ‘Hotel Havana’ [E1]: Hotel Nacional de Cuba
— Rounding up a serendipitous evening [E1]: Parque Central (Central Park Havana)
— Returning to Korea [E1]: Incheon International Airport (ICN) [인천국제공항]
— Jin-hyeok’s university [E2]: Dongguk University (Myeongjin Hall)
— Convenience store [E2]: CU — Sungeui Jungang Branch [CU 숭의중앙점]
— Seen from the apartment [E2]: Dongho Bridge
— Tipsy and stumbling [E2]: Eujiro 1-ga Station
— Jin-hyeok’s house (?) [E2]: House Yonghyeon 1il 4sa-dong [용현1.4동]

Memories of the Alhambra (2018), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— ‘Hostel Bonita’ [Teaser]: House in Barri Vell, Girona

Feel Good To Die (2018), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— MW Food company building [E1]: DDMC [동아디지털미디어센터]
— Making a drunken scene [E1]: Worldcupbuk-ro 44gil [월드컵북로44길]
— Feeling lost [E2]: Jeongbalsan-ro Crossing [정발산로사거리]

Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter (2018), ♡ added by Mich KDL (unless otherwise stated)
Yi-hyun & Kim Geum’s House
— Bathing in the stream [E1]: Gapyeong Yongchu Waterfall [가평 용추폭포]
— A village party [E1]: Sinwon Temple [신원사]
— Looking for the hairdresser’s [E2/7]: Ehwa University Street [이화여대길]
— ‘Living amongst humans’ montage [E3]: Culture Station Seoul 284 [문화역서울284]
— Arriving in the wrong city [E3]: Mokpo Station [목포역]
— Spotted by Jeom Soon [E3]: Dohwaso Children’s Park [도화소어린이공원]
— Having hangover soup [E4]: Moraenae Seolleongtang — Ilsan Branch [모래내설농탕 일산직영점]
— Announcing the death of a fairy [E4]: Busosanseong Fortress [부소산성]
— The employment agency [E5]: Hapdong Employment Agency [합동직업소개소]
— Being interviewed [E6]: Mimesis Art Museum [미메시스 아트 뮤지엄]
— Banished to the human realm [E6]: Hamhwaru [함양 함화루/咸化樓]
— Walking away [E8]: Seongmisan-ro 29gil [성미산로29길]

Fluttering Warning (2018), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Yoojeong Entertainment: Insight Building [인사이트빌딩]
— Treating mom [E4]: Seoul Medical Center [서울의료원]

The Third Charm (2018, episode 16)

The Third Charm (2018), ♡ added by Mich KDL
Joon-young/On Family house
— Taking the ferry to volunteer [E9]: Oepori Ferry Pier [외포리선착장]
— Picking up a guide book [E11]: Fonte de Letras Livraria
— Backpacking [E11]: Benagil Cave (Algar de Benagil)
— Backpacking [E11]: Roman Temple of Évora [Templo romano de Évora]
— Joon-young’s fave hangout [E11]: Fountain of Green Windows [Chafariz das Janelas Verdes]
— A drink on the last day [E11]: Restaurante Ponto Final
— Departing/arriving [E11]: Incheon International Airport (ICN) [인천국제공항]
— Young-jae’s apartment [E12-16]: Yongsan The Prime [용산더프라임]
— 7-Eleven [E14/15]: Yongsan The Prime [용산더프라임]
— Ri-won’s real estate office building [E13]: Novak Building [노박빌딩]
— Spotted buying instant food [E13]: 7-Eleven — Seogyo 8th Store [세븐일레븐 서교8호점]
— Collecting So-ri’s birthday cake [E13]: Padaria Mosz Lisbon
— So-ri’s final resting place [E13/15]: Prazeres Cemetery [Cemitério dos Prazeres]
— An overdue treat [E14]: Ssangdaepo Restaurant [쌍대포 본점]
— Chat between the past and present [E14]: Famus Ground [페이머스 그라운드]
— Passing by [E14]: Broister [브로이스터]
— A blind date [E14]: Milky Way Café [몽마르뜨언덕위 은하수다방]
— Joon-young’s confession [E15]: Eunhaeng Children’s Park [은행어린이공원]
— Se-eun’s apartment [E16]: Diat Central Officetel [디아뜨센트럴 오피스텔]

Dokgo Rewind (2018), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Fighting opponents [E1]: Kangchon Closed Station Tunnel [강촌역 (폐역)]
— On a first date #1 [E3]: E-land Cruise aka Hangang River Ferry Cruise [이랜드크루즈]
— On a first date #2 [E3]: Swan Paddle Boats Yeouido Hangang Park

Where Stars Land (2018)
— A confession [E22]: Duksung High School [덕성여자고등학교], ♡ added by Iris 27

Devilish Joy (2018, episode 14)

Devilish Joy (2018), ♡ added by Marion & Mich KDL
— Homemade food [E14]: Jinju Restaurant [진주식당]

KBS Drama Special: The Tuna and The Dolphin (2018), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Waiting for an arrival: Bojeong-dong Café Street [보정동카페거리]
— A confrontation: Moon’s Wine and Brunch [문스 와인 앤 브런치]
— A confession ruined: STUDIO 63 [스튜디오63]
— Visit to the aquarium: Lotte World Aquarium [롯데월드 아쿠아리움]

The Smile Has Left Your Eyes (2018), ♡ added by Mich KDL
Namsan Tower aka N Seoul Tower [N서울타워]

Dae Jang Geum Is Watching (2018) ♡ all added by Mich KDL
— The convenience store: 7-Eleven — Baekseok Byzantium Store [세븐일레븐 백석비잔티움점]
— Ordering frozen pork [E2]: Ilmi Kalguksu [일미칼국수]

Twelve Nights (2018), ♡ all added by Marion KDL
— Re-encounter Guest House: Gahoe Hanok Experience Hall [가회한옥체험관] 
— Chae-won’s apartment building: Apartment Building Samcheong-dong
— Fateful meeting [E1/4]: Crosswalk Hyoja-ro
— Being dropped off [E1]: Anguk Station [안국역]
— Walking up after a kiss [E3]: Staircase Samcheong-ro
— Flashback to Japan [E4]: Shibuya Crossing [渋谷駅前交差点]
— Heart to heart with a good friend [E4]: Observation Platform Namsan Mountain
— Saying goodbye [E4]: Myeong-dong Station [명동역]
— An unwanted blind-date [E7]: Café Zino [지노 파주]

The Beauty Inside (2018) ♡ added by Marion KDL
— An overnight trip [E11]: The Ananti Cove / Annan Tea Cove [아난티 코브]
— A new necklace [E11]: Petite France [쁘띠프랑스]
— The Reunion [E15]: Bookstore BookNStory [한미 서점]
— Wrapping up a drama shooting [E15]: Dalssi Market [달씨마켓]

Terius Behind Me (2018), ♡ added by Marion KDL (unless otherwise stated)
— On an NIS mission: Krzywe Koło, Warsaw
— Part time job: B.sagam Kimbab — Yatap Branch [삐사감김밥 야탑점] ♡ added by Thom Musni
— Another part time job [E23]: Eojjeoda Eodal [어쩌다어달]

My ID is Gangnam Beauty (2018), ♡ added by Monica
— Buying breakfast [E9]: GS25 — Seongbuk Branch [GS25 성북동소문점]

Rich Man (2018), ♡ added by Thom Musni
— Doing an ultrasound [E13/14]: Seoul Dong In Hospital [서울동인병원]

Father Is Strange (2017), ♡ added by Chelle
— Buying drinks [E24/28]: Taplay — Yeouido Branch [탭플레이 여의도점] 

Father I’ll Take Care of You (2016-17), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Making a wish [E1]: Shifen [十分], Taiwan

Jealousy Incarnate (2016), ♡ all added by Marion KDL
— Location scouting [E1]: Wat Pho [วัดโพธิ์]
— Sharing a small umbrella [E2]: Phraeng Phuthon Road [ถนนแพร่งภูธร]

Signal (2016, episode 9)

Signal (2016), ♡ all added by Mich KDL
— Tracing footsteps [E9]: Yangpyeong Intercity Bus Terminal [양평시외버스터미널]
— Psychiatric hospital [E11]: National Forensic Psychiatry Hospital [국립법무병원]

Valid Love (2014-15)
— A late-night snack [E6]: Incheon Art Platform, ♡ added by Marion KDL
— A heart-to-heart talk [E13]: Cafe Island in the Woods, ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Workplace [E13]: Café Farandole [파랑돌], ♡ added by dam.mo

Marriage Not Dating (2014), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— A blind date and a confession [E1]: Imperial Palace Hotel [임페리얼 팰리스 호텔]
— Being accused [E1]: Seoul Central District Court [서울중앙지방법원]

I Can Hear Your Voice (2013), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Explaining a friendship break-up [E11]: Hollys Coffee — Yangpyeong-dong [할리스커피 양평동삼성화재점]

City Hunter (2011), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— A trip with friends [E1]: Damoen Saduak Floating Market [ตลาดน้ำดำเนินสะดวก]

Star’s Lover (2009), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Meeting Lee Ma-ri [E1]: Seoul National University (SNU) [서울대학교]
— Lee Ma-ri’s agency [E1]: EL Tower [엘타워]

Boys Over Flowers (2009, episode 6)

Boys Over Flowers (2009), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Showing the woman of Jun-pyo’s life [E6]: Heart of Voh [Coeur de Voh], New Caledonia

Smile Again (2006), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Jae-myeong’s residence [E2/3]: Meggenhorn Castle [Schloss Meggenhorn]
— Taking a rest [E2]: Münzplatz Square, Zurich

Lovers in Paris (2004), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Gi-ju’s residence [E1-3]: Townhouse Marcel Dassault [Hôtel Marcel Dassault]
— Making wishes [E1/2]: Place de l’Estrapade, Paris

Full House (2004), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Staying in Shanghai[E1]: Oriental Riverside Hotel Shanghai

NEWLY ADDED Movies

Illang: The Wolf Brigade (2018)

Illang: The Wolf Brigade (인랑) (2018)
Namsan Cable Car [남산 케이블카], ♡ added by Chelle

NEWLY ADDED MVs

GOT7 (2017)Teenager MV

GOT7: ‘Teenager’ (2017) , ♡ added by Marion KDL
—  Kangchon Closed Station Tunnel [강촌역 (폐역)]

MONSTA X [몬스타엑스]: ‘All In’ (걸어) (2016), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Suncheon Open Film Set [순천 드라마촬영장]

Ryu Won-jeong [류원정]: ‘Lucky Charm (복덩이)’ (2018)
, ♡ added by Chelle
— Second Model Apartment [제2시범아파트]
—  Kangchon Closed Station Tunnel [강촌역 (폐역)]

NEWLY ADDED CFs

TONYMOLY CF (2018)

TONYMOLY Floria Nutra Energy 100 Hours Cream CF with MONSTA X (2018)
— La Chinata [라치나타]
Vegebox [베지박스 백현카페거리점]

Oreo Korea CF with WINNER (2018)
— Seongsan Bridge [성산대교]

NEWLY ADDED CONCEPT SHOOTS

Jung Yong-hwa of CNBLUE [정용화] (2017): Do Disturb – 1st Mini Album
— Bonjour Hawaii [봉쥬르 하와이]

Encounter (2018, episode 1)

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