Saturday Summary #37

by Marion & Mich KDL

In our last Saturday Summary, Marion and I gushed over two dramas that we have thoroughly enjoyed in recent weeks. All too soon, we’ve had to bid them farewell last month. Starting from the heartfelt Romance Is A Bonus Book, which was a wonderful reminder of the true joy that passion brings to the heart, and the solace and warmth that reading brings to the soul. We hope that our first part of the books featured in the show will help bring back some memories, and give you some suggestions for your reading list!

And then, the ever-so-sweet Touch Your Heart, with lead characters that are filled with pure sincerity — both for what they do, and for each other — that it really touched our hearts. Admittedly, it will take me (Mich) a while before I can fully let our ‘Kwon-byeon’ and ‘Oh Jin-sim ssi’ go.

Which dramas have you found difficult letting go after they had come to an end?


As much as we loved following our two favourite OTPs during the past month, we were psyched as much by unearthing all the K-Drama meta references (to other dramas and to drama tropes at that!) in Touch Your Heart and Romance Is A Bonus Book.

Which ones did you notice?

Touch Your Heart (2019, episode 15)

Touch Your Heart brought us also a new flower meaning, this time for forsythia.
Read up here on its meaning.

Finally, we have a new addition to our K-Drama overviews with Encounter/Boyfriend (2018-19).

— Marion and Mich KDL


I Picked Up A Star On The Street (2018, episode 1)

Ho-rang– ahem, actress Kim Ga-eun is back in her rooftop apartment — this time with a Hallyu top star and it looks like she found the perfect (and rich) man this time.

I Picked Up A Star On The Street (2018, episode 5)


Touch Your Heart (2019, episode 8)
Romance Is A Bonus Book (2019, episode 16)
Touch Your Heart (2019, episode 14)
My Fellow Citizens! (2019, episode 2)

Here, here, here — and even here.


Because This Is My First Life (2017, episode 14)

< Mr Vertigo Books >

The past month has been very book-focused, so we thought that we’d change our usual spotlight on an area and highlight some of K-Dramaland’s book cafés instead.

Can there be any better place than a café filled with books?

The Idolmaster KR (2017)
Familiar Wife (2018, episode 14)

< Book Café Noon >

The place to go for book café hopping is certainly Paju Book City in Paju’s [파주시] neighborhood of Munbal-dong [문발동]. Paju Book City is a neighborhood focused on books and, of course, it can’t be without book cafés. It is also the central neighborhood in Romance Is A Bonus Book; for some of you, this might be an extra incentive to check this area out!

Book cafés to explore here are the one in the medical museum Mediterium [메디테리움], Hesse Boulangerie 152 [헤세브랑제리152], Bookcafe Noon [북카페눈] and Bookfriends Café [북프렌즈카페]. Located a little north of Paju Book City, in Heyri Art Village, is Foresta Book Cafe [북하우스].

Touch Your Heart (2019, episode 16)

< Hesse Boulangerie 152 >

Not planning to travel all the way to Paju? Maybe one of these book cafés is located where you’re planning to go, instead. Book Cafe “The Story” [더스토리] in Seoul’s neighborhood Yeonnam-dong, Mr. Vertigo Books [미스터버티고] in Goyang and Café Eco’s Library [에코의서재] at Yongin’s Bojeong-dong Café Street [보정동카페거리].

Terius Behind Me (2081, episode 26)
Clean With Passion For Now (2018-19, episode 8)

< [1] Book Café The Story, [2] Foresta Book Café >


Touch Your Heart (2019, episode 13)

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!

Doctor Prisoner (2019, episode 2)

My Fellow Citizens! (2019), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Discussing a deal [E1]: Starry Night LP Bar [LP Bar 별밤]
— Escaping after a con [E1]: Incheon International Airport (ICN) [인천국제공항]
— Locking eyes for the 1st & 2nd time [E1-2]: Club Octagon [클럽 옥타곤]
— Dating and a proposal [E2]: Chicken Feet Yechan [닭발예찬]
— Getting married [E2]: The Grace Kelly of Partyum House Gangnam [더그레이스켈리 강남]

Eulachacha Waikiki 2 (2019), ♡ added by Mich and Marion KDL
— Imagining a match [E1]: Masan Baseball Stadium [마산종합운동장 야구장]
— Going to high school [E1]: Choong Ang High School [중앙고등학교]
— A date with a landlady [E1]: Gyeongui Line Forest Park [경의선숲길공원 / 경의선공원]
— Way back home [E1]: The Botanical Garden BCJ [벽초지 문화 수목원]

Doctor Prisoner (2019), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— West Seoul Prison: Jangheung Prison Set [장흥교도소 세트장]
— Return to Korea [E1]: Incheon International Airport (ICN) [인천국제공항]
— Driving en route [E2]: Dongjak Bridge [동작대교]

Alrang Malrang (2019), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— University [E1/2]: Konkuk University [건국대학교]

He Is Psychometric (2019, episode 1)

He is Psychometric (2019), ♡ added by Mich & Marion KDL
— Broadcasting a statement [E1]: Seoul Station [서울역]
— Keeping a low profile [E1]: Seoullo 7017 Skygarden [서울로7017]
— Taking a bus [E2+3]: Bus Stop National Museum of Korea — Yongsan Family Park
— Talking over the phone [E2]:Seogang Bridge [서강대교]
— View from the car [E3]: Dongan Overpass [동안육교]
— Mistaken identity [E3]: NCsoft Headquarters [엔씨소프트 R&D센터]
— Working part-time [E3]: GS25 Gwangju Saemal Branch [GS25광주새말점]
— Meeting a friend [E4]: Milky Way Café [몽마르뜨언덕위 은하수다방]

The Fiery Priest (2019), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Neighborhood convenience store: CU — Seogyo Boseog Branch [CU 서교보석점]
— The Vatican’s interior [E8]: Shillakwon — Gimpo Branch [쉴낙원 김포장례식장]
— A witness’ house [E9]: Vitoga Photo Studio [비토가사진관]
— Tracking down witnesses [E10-11]: Petite France [쁘띠프랑스]
— Leaving [E11] Deurim Tower [드림타워]
— A death anniversary [E12]: Chungah Park Columbarium [청아공원기독교전용관]
— Finding an alley? [E13] Woonsan Korean Restaurant — Yeouido Branch
— Briefing no. 1 [E14]: Asosan [아소산 본점]
— Briefing no. 2 [E14]: The National Assembly Building [국회의사당]

The Light In Your Eyes (2019), ♡ added by Mich KDL
Kim Hye-ja’s house
— Throwback to the old days: Suncheon Open Film Set [순천드라마촬영장] 

Touch Your Heart (2019, episode 14)

Touch Your Heart (2019), ♡ added by Marion & Mich KDL
— Opening credits [E1]: Yanghwa Bridge [양화대교]
— Acting out a scene [E1]: Cafe Mallorca [카페 마요르카]
— An award ceremony [E1+9]: Kyung Hee University — Global Campus [경희대국제캠퍼스]
— Meeting with a witness [E5]: Il-in [1인1상]
— Having a drink [E6+14]: Honam Sikdang [호남식당]
— Dinner with Lawyer Dan [E8]: Sosoham Café [소소함카페]
— Forest first kiss [E8]: Seounsan Natural Recreational Forest [서운산자연휴양림]
— Meeting a new client [E9]: Le Torte [레 또르떼]
— Return to Korea [E9]: Incheon International Airport (ICN) [인천국제공항]
— A romantic dinner [E10]: Yoyoma’s Kitchen [요요마의키친]
— Amusement park date [E11]: Wolmi Theme Park [월미테마파크]
— Buying a hedgehog [E11]: Gaon Culture Park [가온문화공원]
— Having lunch [E12]: Subway — Yangcheonhyanggyo Station Branch [써브웨이 양천향교역점]
— Falling for a colleague [E12]: Kodachaya — Hongdae Outlet [코다차야 홍대점]
— Bus Stop to and fro work [E13-14]: Bus Stop Samseong Station Exit 7
— A work bromance reconciled [E14]: Hongdon — Yongsan branch [홍돈 용산점]
— Studying a case [E14]: Café Paper Tree [종이와 나무]
— A love declaration, sealed with a kiss [E14]: Bukchon-ro 5-gil [북촌로5길]
— Work lunch [E15]: Bon Voyage [본보야지]
— Passing by [E16]: Dongho Bridge [동호대교]
— Always’ 10th anniversary event [E16]: Aston House [애스톤하우스]
— Being jealous [E16]: Sushi Yadori [스시야도리]

Romance Is A Bonus Book (2019, episode 11)

Romance is a Bonus Book (2019), ♡ added by Marion & Mich KDL
— Meeting Gyeoroo Publishing’s CEO [E2]: Kyung Hee University — Seoul Campus
— Sunha Dumplings [E4]: Dotori Brothers [도토리브라더스]
— Looking at and sleeping over a book cover [E11]: Café Paper Tree [종이와 나무]
— Book concert (interior) [E11/12]: Café Valor [발로]
— Book concert (exterior) [E12]: The Void Building [더보이드빌딩]
— Dinner with reporters [E12]: Hwangkumtae — Incheon Songdo Branch [황금태 인천송도점]
— Giving a lecture [E13]: University of Seoul [서울시립대학교]
— Meeting with mom [E15]: Woonsan Korean Restaurant
— Author Kang’s residence [E16]: Edentia Pension [에덴시아별장펜션]
— Caring [E16]: Ilsan Cultural Park [일산문화공원]
— A kiss [E16]: The Botanical Garden BCJ [벽초지 문화 수목원]

Photo taken by © Thom Musni, October 2018

< Photo by © Thom Musni >

Legal High (2019), all added/submitted by deanekitty29 (unless otherwise stated)
— The court: Kyung Hee University — Global Campus, ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Seol-hee’s cafe: Caffe Pascucci — Gwanghwamun Branch [파스쿠찌 광화문점]
— A first impression [E1]: Seoul Central District Court [서울중앙지방법원]
— Celebrating a victory? [E6]: A.Y Lounge Bar [에이와이 라운지]
— Discussing a case [E10]: World Cup Bridge [월드컵대교], ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Meeting a child actress [E10]: Oakwood Premier Hotel Incheon, ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Ko Tae-rim father’s house [E10]: Woonkyung Foundation [운경재단]
— Being stabbed [E10]: JTBC [제이티비씨]

Encounter (2018-19), ♡ added/submitted by Marion KDL & Thom Musni
— Jang Soo Fruits: Mini Supermarket [미니슈퍼]
— Crashing into a table [E1]: Aracelo Iglesias Park [Parque Aracelo Iglesias]
— Falling asleep [E1]: Fort of Saint Charles [Castillo de San Carlos de la Cabaña]
— Stopping to eat ramyeon [E2]: Byeolnae Rest Area [별내휴게소]
— New hotel project [E3]: Lotte Resort Sokcho [롯데리조트속초]
— Sokcho Rice Soup [E4]: Jinsung Yetnal Someori Gukbap [진성옛날소머리국밥집]
— The Masquerade Ball [E8]: The Raum [더라움]

Just Dance (2018-19), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Confessing feelings [E11]: Gohyeon Bus Terminal [고현버스터미널]

Fate and Furies (2018-19), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Gold shoes event [E9]: AW Convention Center [AW컨벤션센터]
*Click on the link to see more shows that featured AW Convention Center.

SKY Castle (2018-19), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Funeral hall [E13]: Shillakwon — Gimpo Branch [쉴낙원 김포장례식장]
— Filing a charge [E18]: Seoul Gangnam Police Station [강남경찰서]
— Good memories [E19]: Woonsan Korean Restaurant

Dae Jang Geum Is Watching (2018-19), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— A proposal [E16]: Naksan Park [낙산공원]

Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter (2018), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Gyeryong Station [E3]: Milyang Station [밀양역]

I Picked Up A Star From the Street (2018, episode 1)

I Picked Up A Star On the Street (2018), ♡ added by Marion KDL
Lee Yeon-seo’s rooftop apartment
— Corn Entertainment: JCC Art Center [JCC 아트센터]
— Arriving after a fan meeting [E1]: Incheon International Airport (ICN)
— Being a contract worked [E1]: Gaon Culture Park [가온문화공원]
— Meeting with agendas [E3]: Artinus Farmer’s Table [파머스테이블]
— Buying a track suit [E3]: Object Seogyo-jeom Branch [오브젝트 서교점]

Where Stars Land (2018), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— A meeting place [E4/13]: Cheongna Lake Park [청라호수공원]

Familiar Wife (2018, episode 14)

Familiar Wife (2018)
— KCU Gahyeon Branch: Seoul Eastern District Court (former), ♡ added by a KDL Guest

Something in the Rain (2018), ♡ submitted by Marion KDL
— A happily ever after? [E16]: Evening Garden

Hold Me Tight (2018), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Waiting in vain [E23]: Artinus Farmer’s Table [파머스테이블]

The Good Witch (2018), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Donghae Air HQ: G-Tower [G타워]

Because This Is My First Life (2017), ♡ submitted by Mich KDL
— Meeting up [E6]: Cheonsaui Jokbal [천사의족발]
— Chasing a car [E16]: Cafe Moim — Sangam Branch [까페모임]
— Catching a bus together [E16]: Bus Stop World Cup Park Apt 2danji — S-Plex Center

Still 17 (2017), ♡ added by Marion KDL
Cheongna Lake Park [청라호수공원] [E21]
— Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin [E5]: Kyung Hee University — Global Campus, ♡ submitted by Thom Musni

Goblin (2016-17, episode 3)

Father Is Strange (2017), ♡ added by sianiam
— Parents’ wedding [E52]: Moire478 [무아레478]

Goblin (2016-17), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Waiting for a bus [E2]: Bus Stop Hongik Univ. Middle & High School Entrance
— Going for a walk [E3]: Gyeongui Line Forest Park [경의선숲길공원 / 경의선공원]
— A meeting place [E4/13]: Cheongna Lake Park [청라호수공원]

Descendants of the Sun (2016, episode 13)

Descendants of the Sun (2016), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Being shot [E13-14]: G-Tower [G타워]

Entertainer (2016)(unless otherwise stated)
— Vacation house [E17/18]: Herb Village [허브빌리지]
— Departing [E18]: Incheon International Airport (ICN) [인천국제공항]

Mrs Cop 2 (2016), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Studying serial killers [E3]: Kyung Hee University — Seoul Campus

Matching! Boys Archery (2016), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Passing by [E8]: CJ E&M Center [CJ E&M센터]
— Taking the bus [E6]: Bus Stop World Cup Park Apt 2danji — S-Plex Center

The Time We Were Not In Love (2015), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Tandy corporate HQ: SBS Prism Tower [SBS프리즘타워]
— Opening scene [E1]: Apgujeong-ro [압구정로]
— SS Home Shopping [E1]: DDMC [동아디지털미디어센터]
— Arriving [E1]: Incheon International Airport (ICN) [인천국제공항]

She Was Pretty (2015), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— The Most’ HQ: G-Tower [G타워]
— A b-day party [E1]: The Ananti Club Seoul [아난티클럽서울]

Warm and Cozy (2015), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Departing to Seoul [E1]: Jeju International Airport [제주국제공항]

Healer (2014-15), ♡ submitted by Marion KDL
— Secretly meeting [E7]: Gyeomjae Jeongseon Art Museum [겸재정선미술관]

A Wicht’s Romance (2014, episode 5)

A Witch’s Love (2014), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Trouble Maker HQ: Forest of Wisdom [지혜의숲]
— Getting out of the car [E1]: JTBC [제이티비씨]
— A lip service [E1]: Imperial Palace Hotel [임페리얼 팰리스 호텔]
— Alone in front of the altar [E2]: Yakhyeon Cathedral [중림동약현성당]
— Shooting a film [E4]: World Cup Park [월드컵공원]
— Dinner with father-in-law [E16]: Woonsan Korean Restaurant
— Father and son dinner [E16]: Asosan [아소산 본점]

Wang’s Family (2013-14), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Singing out one’s frustration [E37]: Seongsan Bridge [성산대교]

Reply 1994 (2013), ♡ submitted by Marion KDL
— Talking about love [E8]: Hyochangwon-ro 25-gil [효창원로25길]

Cruel City (2013, episode 1)

Cruel City (2013)
— Gang’s headquarters: Moire478 [무아레478], ♡ added by sianiam
— Crossing paths [E1]: Tomato 24 — Seongsan Branch, ♡ added by sianiam
— Kim Hyun-soo’s company: Prugio Valley [푸르지오밸리]
— Talking business [E1]: Seongsan Bridge [성산대교]
— A confession done and one missed [E1]: Luka 511 [루카511]
— A breather [E1]: Yongma Land [용마랜드]

Queen In-Hyun’s Man (2012, episode 6)

Queen In Hyun’s Man (2012), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Waiting in between filming: CJ E&M Center [CJ E&M센터]
— Late for an audition [E1]: TRUTEC Building [트루텍빌딩]
— Topping the search charts [E3]: Green Cloud Coffee Shop [그린클라우드커피] 
— An unexpected call [E5]: 5Cijung Cafe — Hongdae branch [카페오시정]
— Calling from a phone booth [E6]: Jeju International Airport [제주국제공항]
— Arriving from Jeju [E7]: Gimpo Airport [김포국제공항]
— Modern day residence [E7]: Bukchon-ro 11-gil [북촌로11길]
— In a daze [E11]: Apgujeong-ro [압구정로]
— Injured and wandering [E13]: Gwanghwamun Station [광화문역]

Boys Over Flowers (2009), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Woo Song Museum [E1]: The Independence Hall of Korea [독립기념관]
— Adminring a beauty [E2]: Seoul Finance Center [서울파이낸스센터]


The Classic (클래식) (2003), ♡ added by Marion KDL
Kyung Hee University — Seoul Campus


Her Private Life (2019, teaser 3)

Her Private Life (2019), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Teaser 3:
Incheon International Airport (ICN) [인천국제공항]

He is Psychometric (2019), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Teaser 1: Café Valor [발로]


Hong Jin-young 홍진영 (2019): ‘Love Tonight’ (오늘 밤에)

Hong Jin-young (홍진영) (2019) ‘Love Tonight’ [오늘 밤에], ♡ added by Mich KDL
Café Zino [지노 파주]

Zion.T (자이언티) (2014) ‘Yanghwa BRDG (양화대교)’, ♡ added by Marion KDL
Yanghwa Bridge [양화대교]


Legal High (2019, episode 10)

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