Saturday Summary #34

Encounter (2018-19, episode 1)

by Marion KDL and Mich KDL

Hello to 2019!  ♥ We hope you’ve had a great start to the new year. You may have noticed that there weren’t as many location listings towards the end of 2018 – that’s because I (Mich) was on a 2-week vacation, and Marion was busy wrapping up the year! We are back now and ready to get back into the KDL groove, and we hope you are too 🙂 Looking forward to seeing the new dramas that will grace our screens this year! Which ones are you most anticipating?

We also hope you enjoyed our 2018 Roundups! As a recap, here they are again:

#1 Most Seen Locations | #2 Neighborhoods of the Year | #3 Beyond Korea and Over the Seas |
#4 Fave Scenes and Sites (thanks to Chelle, Florence and Iris27 for contributing theirs!)


Twelve Nights (2018, episode 10)

I love to discover familiar real life places in K-Dramaland and this dry cleaners is one. What a surprise to see this tiny business be featured in Twelve Nights (2018). — Marion KDL

My Strange Hero (2018-19, episode 1)

And as much as I do love this, I also love to discover familiar K-Dramaland places again. Hello there Bok Chicken! It’s been a while! — Marion KDL

Encounter (2018-19, episode 2)

As for me, I was most excited to know that we’ve found the location for Chan’s Whelk! I was asked by a fellow fan if this was a real location, and my reply was that it could be part a studio set. Glad to know that it’s an actual place though! It turns out that the building next door was also featured in another drama, Valid Love. — Mich KDL


Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter (2018, episode 11)

A recorded first kiss at Some Sevit/Sebitseom [세빛섬] – wonder what tall ‘tail’ would be spun from this (supposedly) sweet moment. — Mich KDL


My Strange Hero (2018-19, episode 4)

I somehow have a soft spot for this café; a regular in K-Dramaland: Gallery Cafe Adamas253 [아다마스253] — Marion KDL

Coffee Prince (2007, episode 2)

And how could we (I) start a new year, without a bridge? I am happy that we have two more 2000s K-Drama additions to one of my favourite bridges: Coffee Prince and Star’s Lover. — Marion KDL


Continuing on with the theme of overseas locations from last month — for those of you who may be curious about where I went to on vacation, here’s a little peek:

Yes — it’s New York (New York), the ‘concrete jungle where dreams are made of’, and where Twelve Nights was filmed at last year! Indeed, ‘the city that never sleeps’ was filled with interesting experiences and sights to behold; but don’t be too starry-eyed by how it’s portrayed in the media! If you plan to visit, go with no expectations, and you’d probably enjoy yourself more that way 😉  –Mich KDL



My Strange Hero (2018-19, episode 1)

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!

My Strange Hero (2018-19), ♡ added by Marion KDL
Seolsong High School [신명여자고등학교]
— Rooftop of Seolsong High School: Osan High School [오산고등학교]
— Passing by [E1]: We Are Young Mural
— Bok-su’s place [E1]: Restaurant Small Town [작은마을]
— Arriving in South Korea [E3]: Incheon International Airport (ICN) [인천국제공항]
— Forcing a client to lose weight [E4]: Ilsan Lake Park [일산호수공원]
— Apologizing [E4]: Flower Staircase
— Overhearing a conversation [E4]: Gallery Cafe Adamas253 [아다마스253]

Encounter (2018-19)
— Chan’s Whelk: House Dongincheon-dong, ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Cha Su-hyeon’s apartment: La Terrasse Hannam [라테라스한남], ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Being a tourist [E1]: Antonio Maceo Park, ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Having a coffee together [E1]: Al Carbón
— Overlooking from the rooftop [E2]: Hwarangyuk Bridge [화랑육교], ♡ added by Mich KDL
— An interrupted business meeting [E2]: Queens Park [퀸스파크 청담점], ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Borrowing a book [E2]: Namsan Public Library [남산도서관]
— A part-time job [E2]: Dongbek Sikdang [동백식당], ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Meeting of former in-laws [E4]: Woonsan Korean Restaurant, ♡ added by Marion KDL

SKY Castle (2018-19), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Sky Castle Neighborhood [E1]: Damyang Dynasty Country Club [담양 다이너스티]
— The tutor Match-making [E1]: Paradise City Hotel & Resort [파라다이스시티]

Last Empress (2018-19), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Making a phone call [E9]: Gwanghwamun Square [광화문광장]
Times Square Mall [타임스퀘어] [E9+E22]
— Seeing a secret [E12]: Hangang Bridge [한강대교]
— Meeting up [E17]: Yakcheonsa Temple on Simhaksan Mountain [약천사]
— Getting treated [E22]: National Traffic Accident Rehabilitation Hospital

Clean With Passion For Now (2018-19, episode 8)

Clean With Passion For Now (2018-19), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Cleaning Fairy HQ: JCC Creative Center [JCC크리에이티브센터]
— A match-making meeting gone wrong [E1]: Sunny Building [써니빌딩]
— Having a drink [E2]: Railway Liquor Store [기찻길주점]
— Frustrated with job-hunting [E2]: DMC Cultural Park [DMC문화공원]
— An uncomfortable meeting with a crush [E3]: The SKYFARM at FKI Tower [더스카이팜]
— Driving a drunk person home [E3]: Convensia-daero [컨벤시아대로]
— Two confession projects [E7]: Kyung Hee University — Seoul Campus [경희대학교 서울캠퍼스]
— Taking a bus [E8]: Bus Stop Bosung Girls’ Middle & High School Entrance
— Asking questions [E8]: The Jangmee [더 장미]
— Meeting the love rival [E8]: Foresta Book Cafe [북하우스]
— Saying thanks [E8]: Pattern Ethiopia [패턴에티오피아]
— Indirect confessions [E9]: Seoullo 7017 Skygarden [서울로7017]

Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter (2018-19), ♡ all added by Mich KDL
— Buying cola [E9]: 7-Eleven — Mapo Yeonnam Store [세븐일레븐 마포연남점]
— Driving over the bridge [E10]: Banpo Bridge [반포대교]
— A recorded first kiss [E11]: Some Sevit/Sebitseom [세빛섬]

Top Star Yoo-baek (2018-19), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Drama Awards [E1]: Kyung Hee University — Seoul Campus [경희대학교 서울캠퍼스]

Memories of Alhambra (2018-19, episode 1)

Memories of the Alhambra (2018-19), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Departing for Granada [E1]: Estacio de França Train Station [Estación de Francia]
— Getting a weapon [E1]: La Terra
— A public cyber battle [E1]: Hercules Fountain [Herkulov vodnjak]
— Granada Station [E1-2]: Gavà Railway Station
— A second user [E2]: San Miguel Alto Shrine [Ermita de San Miguel Alto]
— Rushing through a street [E3]: Calle Calderería Nueva

Just Dance (2018-19), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— A crush [E1]: Windy Hill [바람의언덕]
— Visiting a boyfriend [E5]: Dongjak Bridge [동작대교]
— Dwelling in Seoul [E5]: Eoulmadang Street [어울마당로]
— Meeting mother [E10]: Cafe With [카페위드]
— School trip [E11]: Gwangalli Beach Busan [광안리해수욕장]

Twelve Nights (2018), ♡ all added by Marion KDL
— A bus stop [E4-5]: Gahoe Souvenir Shop [가회갤러리], ♡ with Mich KDL
— A bus stop #2 [E7]: Bonum 1957 [보눔1957]
— Some alone time [E10]: Gallery White Block [화이트블럭]
— Getting information [E11]: Gallery Cafe Adamas253 [아다마스253]
— Dry-cleaning [E10]: Lucky Four [럭키사]
— A goodbye [E12]: Jeongdongjin Station [정동진역]

Feel Good To Die (2018), ♡ all submitted by Chelle
— MW Chicken franchise outlet: Mexx — Dapsipri Branch [맥쓰 답십리점]
— A date [E18]: Everland [에버랜드]

Fluttering Warning (2018), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— A fake and a real date [E4+7]: Some Sevit/Sebitseom [세빛섬]

Misty (2018), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Kang Tae-wook’s parents’ home [E16]: Bonum 1957 [보눔1957]

Mr Sunshine (2018), ♡ submitted by Gelzgoddess
— Sunshine Studio [논산 선샤인랜드]

Your House Helper (2018)
— Pam Advertisement Agency: JCC Creative Center [JCC크리에이티브센터]

Fox Bride Star (2018), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— A drink among friends [E32]: Artinus Farmer’s Table [파머스테이블]

Terius Behind Me (2018), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Arriving in Poland [E12+E35]: Warsaw Chopin Airport [Lotnisko Chopina w Warszawie]
— Trying to catch a culprit [E31]: Savoy City DMC [사보이시티DMC]
— Drinking a mojito [E32]: Namsan Tower aka N Seoul Tower [N서울타워]

Switch: Change The World (2018, episode 21)

Switch: Change The World (2018) , ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Discovering the doppleganger [E21]: Forest of Wisdom [지혜의숲]
— An embezzlement confession [E21]: Asosan [아소산 본점]
— Cornering a corrupted chairman [E32]: Café Zino [지노 파주]

Still 17 (2018)
— Getting a phone call [E16]: Fullcity Coffee [풀시티커피카페] ♡ submitted by Thom Musni
— Mourning [E31]: Bundang Memorial Park [분당메모리얼파크] ♡ submitted by Thom Musni

Sunny Again Tomorrow (2018)
— Mourning [E31]: Bundang Memorial Park [분당메모리얼파크] ♡ added by Mich KDL

Untouchable (2017-18), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Gwangalli Beach Busan [광안리해수욕장]

Man to Man (2017)
Yeo Woon-gwang’s Mansion ♡ submitted by old.fred23

The Package (2017), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Thinking back to a blind date [E1]: A.Y Lounge Bar [에이와이 라운지]
— A first stop in Paris [E1]: Jardins du Trocadéro
— Reminiscing a film [E2]: Pont Neuf [퐁뇌프]

Shopping King Louie (2016), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Goofing around on the beach [E5]: Gwangalli Beach Busan [광안리해수욕장]

Jealousy Incarnate (2016), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Arriving in Thailand [E1]: Suvarnabhumi Airport [ท่าอากาศยานสุวรรณภูมิ]

Valid Love (2014-15)
— Casta Diva Studio: House Dongincheon-dong, ♡ added by Marion KDL

Fashion King (2012, episode 1)

Fashion King (2012), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Exploring NYC [E1]: Flatiron Public Plaza
— Exploring NYC [E1]: Times Square NYC
— A morning jog [E1]: Central Park [센트럴 파크]
— Crossing over [E2]: Brooklyn Bridge [브루클린 교]

The Fugitive: Plan B (2010), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Arriving in the Phillipines [E1]: Fortune Island Acropolis

Star’s Lover (2009), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Lee Ma-ri’s mansion in Japan: Nara Women’s University [奈良女子大学]
— Discovering Nara [E1]: Nara Park [奈良公園]
— Attempting a suicide [E1]: Seogang Bridge [서강대교]

Beethoven Virus (2008), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Practicing the violin [E12]: Jeongdongjin Station [정동진역]

Coffee Prince (2007), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Crossing over [E2]: Seogang Bridge [서강대교]

Lovers in Paris (2004), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Working part-time [E1+2]: Restaurant Le Marché

Garden of Eve (이브의 화원) (2003-04), ♡ added by Marion KDL
Windy Hill [바람의언덕]

Merry Go Round/Wooden Horse Carousel (회전목마) (2003-04), ♡ added by Marion KDL
Windy Hill [바람의언덕]

Winter Sonata (2002-03), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— A beach date [E18]: Chuam Beach [추암해수욕장]

The Hourglass/Sandglass (1995), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Getting arrested: Jeongdongjin Station [정동진역]


Will You Be There (2016)

Champion (챔피언) (2018), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Gwangalli Beach Busan [광안리해수욕장]

Will You Be There? (당신, 거기 있어줄래요?) (2016), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Gwangalli Beach Busan [광안리해수욕장]



fromis 9 (2018) ‘DKDK’ MV

BTS (방탄소년단)
‘For you’ (2015)
Wolmido Culture Street [월미문화의거리]

fromis_9 (프로미스나인)
‘DKDK [두근두근]’ (2018)
Coffee Mill [커피방앗간]

‘I luv It’ (2017)
Bukchon-ro 11-gil [북촌로 11 길]


Touch Your Heart (2019)
— Teaser 2: World Cup Bridge [월드컵대교]


Will You Be There (2016)

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