Saturday Summary #35

by Marion KDL and Mich KDL

Who else started 2019 totally overwhelmed with too many dramas to watch?
Fortunately, K-Dramaland made it a very smooth transition into the new year by comforting us with a lot of staples. Too many to mention but we are very happy to see them again: Hello Gallery Cafe Adamas253 [아다마스253]! Hi there State Tower Namsan [스테이트 타워 남산], Dongtan Global High School [동탄국제고등학교] and Osan High School [오산고등학교] !


Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter (2018, episode 1)

In case you’ve missed it, we’ve got not one, but two new overviews up! They’re for Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter and Memories of the Alhambra.

Dae Jang Geum Is Watching (2018, episode 4)

Mich KDL also braved her hunger pangs to document the various restaurants featured in the recently concluded Dae Jang Geum Is Watching. You can read Part 1 here — just make sure it’s not on an empty stomach! (Part 2’s cooking as we speak! — Mich KDL)



Memories of Alhambra (2018-19, episode 12)

E-land Cruise [이랜드크루즈] seems to establish itself more and more as one of K-Dramalands romantic sites — from first loves and illicit romantic involvements, to a recent kiss by our Memories of the Alhambra OTP.


My Strange Hero (2018-19, episode 1)

Osan High School [오산고등학교] makes its comeback as the K-Dramaland high school in Sky Castle and My Strange Hero.


Encounter (2018-19, episode 16)

Ihwa-dong graced our K-Drama screens again beautifully in the final dating scenes of our Encounter OTP. I (Marion KDL) am always a bit conflicted about this neighborhood and how much to mention and showcase it here on KDL as it seems to be constantly struggling with the influx of K-Drama tourists. At every corner, signboards remind visitors about the real people that live here, and that they should respected. Epic K-Drama sites like the goldfish staircase and the flower staircase have been destroyed in recent years as a K-Dramaland tourist counter measure. Hopefully it helps that the places seen in Encounter are not located in the midst of Ihwa’s Mural village, in order to keep the fragile equilibrium of this place intact.

Rooftop Prince (2012, episode 15)


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!

Romance is a Bonus Book (2019, episode 2)

Romance is a Bonus Book (2019)
— Gyeoroo Publishing: Forest of Wisdom [지혜의숲] — Library, ♡ added by Thom Musni
— Calling off the wedding [E1]: HS Ville [HS빌; 에이치에스빌], ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Stopping by for a drink [E1]: Hyundae Supermarket [현대슈퍼마켓], ♡ added by Mich KDL
— University that Eun-ho lectures at [E1]: Yonsei University, ♡ added by Thom Musni
— Meeting a ‘knight’ [E1]: Miss Gee Collection [미스지컬렉션 — 청담동 본사], ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Confrontation over coffee [E2]: Roastery Cafe Double S [카페더블에스], ♡ added by Mich KDL

The Crowned Clown (2019)
— In the palace: Gwanghalluwon Garden [광한루원]
— Being mischievous [E1]: Korean Folk Village [한국민속촌]
— Sending off one’s father [E2]: Mt. Seongheungsan Love Tree [성흥산 사랑나무]
Mungyeong Saejae Open Film Set [문경새재촬영장 (오픈세트장)]

Liver or Die (2019), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Being a gigolo? [E1]: Gallery Cafe Adamas253 [아다마스253]

Wind-Bell (2019)
— Working at a book fair [E1]: Seoul Metropolitan Library [서울도서관]
— Visiting Seoul #1 [E1]: Yun Bo-sun’s House in Anguk-dong
— Visiting Seoul #2 [E1]: Namsan Cable Car [남산 케이블카]
— Visiting Seoul #3 [E2]: Namsan Tower [N서울타워]
— Reconciling? [E2]: Bus Stop Bosung Girls’ Middle & High School Entrance

Fates and Furies (2018-19), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Gold Shoes HQ: SBS Prism Tower [SBS프리즘타워]
— Hae-ra’s house: House in Jung-dong, Busan
— Visiting and falling out [E1/4]: Gwangan Bridge [광안대교]
— A brief experience [E4]: Dongjak Bridge [동작대교]
— A frustrated way back home [E5]: Seogang Bridge [서강대교]
— An unpleasant meeting [E6]: State Tower Namsan [스테이트 타워 남산]

My Strange Hero (2018-19, episode 22)

My Strange Hero (2018-19), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Talking about corruption [E22]: Cafe Island in the Woods [숲속의 섬]
— Recording corruption [E22]: Asosan [아소산 본점]

Encounter (2018-19)
— A date with couple rings [E11]: llsan Lake Park, ♡ added by Marion KDL (w/ Mich KDL)
— Asking out for a date [E12]: Pino Bistro Italiano, ♡ added by Marion KDL
— On a date [E16]: House Ihwa Mural Village, ♡ added by Marion KDL
— A marriage proposal [E16]: Café Gaeppul [개뿔], ♡ added by Marion KDL

SKY Castle (2018-19), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— SKY City neighborhood: La Centra [라센트라]
— D-Center: Jeongdong Building [정동빌딩]
— Mourning with a friend [E2]: A.Y Lounge Bar [에이와이 라운지]
— Being laid to rest [E2]: Bundang Memorial Park [분당메모리얼파크]
— Getting a coffee [E2]: Hollys Coffee — Hanti Station Branch [할리스커피 한티역점]
— Kim Joo-young’s apartment [E3]: Oakwood Premier Hotel Incheon [오크우드프리미어 인천]
— Back in the school days [E4]: Osan High School [오산고등학교]
— Shinhwa High School [E7]: Dongtan Global High School [동탄국제고등학교]
— A part-time job [E7]: Pyeongchang-dong Mansion No. 566-22
— Mother-teacher meeting [E9]: The Lounge [더라운지]
— A strategic meeting [E10]: Asosan [아소산 본점]
— Using a weakness [E10]: Yongin Park [용인공원]

Memories of the Alhambra (2018-19), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Various locations: Alhambra (palace fortress)
— Jin-woo’s residence: Seamarq Hotel [씨마크 호텔] 
— Crossing and being picked up [E2]: Pont de Pedra [Stone Bridge]
— Flashback meet-up [E2]: Sorbara Steak House
— Crossing the bridge [E3]: Cobblers’ Bridge [Čevljarski most]
— Hostal Bonita rooftop [E3]: Hail Mary Motherhouse School [Colegio Ave María Casa Madre]
Getting shot [E3]: Street Puente Espinosa [Calle Puente Espinosa]
— National Institute of Music in Spain [E3]: Café Zino [지노 파주]
— Alcazaba Restaurant [E3]: Building in Old Town Ljubljana, Slovenia
— A railway station [E3]: Budapest Keleti Railway Station [Keleti pályaudvar]
— Rushing through [E3]: Mirador San Nicolás
— A fight [E3]: Incheon Grand Park [인천대공원]
— A hotel in Spain [E3-4]: Paradise City Hotel & Resort [파라다이스시티]
— Memorial service of a special kind [E7]: Memorial Cathedral St. Mirinae [미리내성지]
— The kiss [E12]: E-land Cruise aka Hangang River Ferry Cruise [이랜드크루즈]
— Go Yoo-Ra’s residence [E14]: Lotte World Tower & Mall [롯데월드타워&롯데월드몰]
— Invitation to give up [E16] Dalkomm Coffee — Sangam Branch
— Guild battle [E16]: Yeouido Park [여의도공원]

The Last Empress (2018-19), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Wang-sik’s mother’s restaurant: King Seafood Noodle Soup [왕식이네해물칼국수]
— Wanting to know the truth [E36]: Wonhyo Bridge [원효대교]
A museum
— Worrying [E39]: Yeouido Hangang Park [한강 공원 여의도 지구]
— Social Service [E39]: National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon
— A deal gone wrong [E40]: Conrad Hotel Seoul [콘래드호텔]

Clean With Passion For Now (2018-19), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— A sister who scolds [E2]: Gonbap [곤밥]
— Meeting with the old work team [E11]: Seogang Ggobdaegi [서강껍데기]
— A book signing [E11]: Forest of Wisdom [지혜의숲] — Library
— Motherly love? [E11]: Café Zino [지노 파주]
— At the aquarium: Lotte World Tower & Mall [롯데월드타워&롯데월드몰], ♡ added by Mich KDL

Dae Jang Geum Is Watching (2018, episode 4)

Dae Jang Geum Is Watching (2018-19), ♡ all added by Mich KDL
— Losing peaches/first encounter [E1]: Urban Oasis
— Buying fried chicken [E2]: Neorang Narang Hof [너랑나랑 호프]
— Wheat noodles [E3]: Milmyeon Ddaenggiri [밀면땡기리 자가제면소]
— Enjoying grilled beef [E4]: Hibaci [히바치 光]
— Staying overnight [E5]: Monolith Pension [모노리스펜션]
— Cooking in the backyard [E5]: Mer Bleue Pension [대부도 메르블루 펜션]
— Eating together, separately [E6]: Gwanghwamun Gukbap [광화문국밥]
— Having jjajangmyeon [E6]: Bokseonggak — Deoksugung Stone Wall branch
— Passing by [E9]: White Birch Story Tea House [자작나무이야기]
— Meeting an old flame over halibut [E9]: Italy Jae [이태리재]
— Min-hyuk’s sandwich special [E10]: Subway — Yangcheonhyanggyo Station Branch
— A Christmas steak lunch [E11]: Vault Steakhouse [볼트스테이크하우스]
— Waiting for Jung-sik [E11]: The Forest Garden [숲속정원]

Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter (2018), ♡ all added by Mich KDL
— Back in the past (1): Gungnamji Pond [궁남지]
— Back in the past (2): Mungyeong Saejae Open Film Set [문경새재촬영장 (오픈세트장)]
— Fairy cafe: Buseoksa Temple [부석사]
— Searching for Jeom Soon [E11]: Seolleung-ro 157gil [선릉로157길]
— Studying at the hakwon [E12]: Gangbuk Mega Study Hakwon [강북 메가스터디학원]
— Trying to escape [E12]: 7-Eleven — Nowon First Store [세븐일레븐 노원제일점]
— Enjoying a Western meal [E14]: Babeans Coffee — Gangdong-gu Office store
— Buying a coat [E16]: Dongchun175 [동춘175]

I’m A Mother Too (2018), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— 7 Eleven — Yeonnam Forest Branch [세븐일레븐 연남숲길점]

Marry Me Now (2018), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— A wedding: Venue G [베뉴지]

Terius Behind Me (2018), ♡ added by Thom Musni
— [E26]: Book Cafe “The Story” [더스토리]

Let’s Eat 3 (2018)
Gwangan Bridge [광안대교]

Untouchable (2017-18)
Gwangan Bridge [광안대교]

Just Between Lovers (2017-18)
Gwangan Bridge [광안대교]

Hwayuki (2017-18)
Myeongmul-gil [명물길] [E5], ♡ added by Mich KDL

Moonlight Drawn By Clouds/Love In The Moonlight (2016)
— In the palace: Gwanghalluwon Garden [광한루원]

Angel Eyes (2014)
Yoon Soo-Wan’s house, ♡ added by cookie
Bukhangang Railroad Bridge [북한강철교], ♡ added by Marion KDL

I Do, I Do (2012)
— A family dinner: Woonsan Korean Restaurant — Yeouido Branch [운산(雲山)여의도점]

Just Like Today (2011-12)
— A dinner [E21]: Woonsan Korean Restaurant — Yeouido Branch [운산(雲山)여의도점]

Lie to Me (2011), ♡ submitted by old.fred23
Hyun Ki-joon’s mansion

Playful Kiss (2010), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— An imaginary duel [E5]: The Botanical Garden BCJ [벽초지 문화 수목원]
— On a date [E11]: Yongsan Family Park [용산가족공원]

Chuno (2010), ♡ added by Marion KDL
Bidulginang Waterfalls [비둘기낭폭포]
— Royal gardens [E13]: Gwanghalluwon Garden [광한루원]

The King of Legend (근초고왕), ♡ added by Mich KDL
Mungyeong Saejae Open Film Set [문경새재촬영장 (오픈세트장)]

Queen Seondeok (2009), ♡ added by Marion KDL
Bidulginang Waterfalls [비둘기낭폭포]

The Iron Empress/Empress Cheonchu (천추태후), ♡ added by Mich KDL
Mungyeong Saejae Open Film Set [문경새재촬영장 (오픈세트장)]


Will You Be There (2016)

Will You Be There? (당신, 거기 있어줄래요?) (2016)
Gwangan Bridge [광안대교]

Mood of the Day (그날의 분위기) (2016)
Gwangan Bridge [광안대교]

A Werewolf Boy (늑대소년) (2012), ♡ added by Marion KDL
Bidulginang Waterfalls [비둘기낭폭포]

War of the Arrows / Arrow: The Ultimate Weapon (최종병기 활) (2011), ♡ added by Marion KDL
Bidulginang Waterfalls [비둘기낭폭포]

Haeundae/Tidal Wave (해운대) (2009)
Gwangan Bridge [광안대교]



BTS (2015) ‘Run’ MV

BTS [방탄소년단]
‘Run’ (2015)
Hangang Bridge [한강대교], added by Marion KDL
Ichon Hangang Park [이촌 한강공원], added by Marion KDL



Touch Your Heart (2019, highlight reel)

Touch Your Heart (2019)

— Teaser 2: World Cup Bridge [월드컵대교], ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Highlight reel: Seoul Central District Court [서울중앙지방법원], ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Highlight reel: White Birch Story Tea House [자작나무이야기], ♡ added by Mich KDL

Haechi (2019), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Teaser 2/3: Mungyeong Saejae Open Film Set [문경새재촬영장 (오픈세트장)]

Dae Jang Geum Is Watching (2018, episode 6)


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