Saturday Summary #38

Her Private Life (2019, episode 1)

by Marion & Mich KDL

Peek-a-boo! It’s that time of the month again for us at KDL, where we feature our highlights and spotlights from the past weeks. While we’ve been steadily catching up on current dramas, we’ve also back-tracked to watch and re-watch some from yesteryear. Which dramas do you like revisiting every now and then?


Fashion King (2012, episode 7)

Just when we thought we had most of K-Dramaland’s staples tracked down on KDL, imagine our surprise when we came across THE steak restaurant that’s featured in numerous business and family meetings across various dramas! It’s none other than New York New York at Kensington Hotel Yoido [켄싱턴호텔 여의도]. What’s even more surprising is finding out that this location holds a record! Find out more at this location’s listing 🙂 And let us know if you spot this in any recent dramas!


Mother of Mine (2019, episode 10)

Theme parks have always been a favorite location for K-dramaland characters, who come here to have fun, while… stirring up a bit of drama in between. This past month, Lotte World Adventure and Children’s Grand Park were featured in dramas both on screen and online. — Mich KDL

My Fellow Citizens! (2019, episode 7)

Also, we discovered that one of our favorite staples has a second floor! Who would have thought we’d be able to see a new side of this café? ♥ — Marion KDL


Stairway to Heaven (2003-04, episode 12)

A kiss frozen in time in this classic drama from the early 2000s…

Boys Over Flowers (2009, episode 9)

…a playground kiss in this popular drama from later in that decade…

Goblin (2016-17, episode 13)

…and one on the rooftop in this wildly popular drama of this decade.


Rich Family’s Son (2018, episode 18)

This area first popped up on my radar when I saw the pretty cherry blossom-lined street platform in last year’s Rich Family’s Son. Since then, Myeongmul-gil in Sinchon has graced our screens in various dramas — most recently in the con comedy My Fellow Citizens!. It’s also a pleasant surprise to spot that the shopping center across from that street made an appearance in the series too — an homage to the song/dance performances occasionally seen in that area, perhaps?

My Fellow Citizens! (2019, episode 19)


The Sinchon area is also home to two very prestigious universities — Yonsei University and Ehwa Women’s University — which certainly add to its youthful vibe. You’d probably be surprised, though, to know that it also has its own ‘old world’ charm; just visit places like Myeongwol Ine, Hyang Ggot, and even the Sinchon station on the Gyeongui Line for a throwback to the good ‘ol days. — Mich KDL

Reply 1994 (2013, episode 4)
The Third Charm (2018, episode 2)


My Fellow Citizens! (2019, episode 20)

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!

Home For Summer (2019), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Spending a night [E1]: The Central Park Hotel Songdo [송도센트럴파크호텔]
— A morning jogging [E1]: Nanji Hangang Park [난지한강공원]

A-Teen 2 (2019), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Spending time as friends [Prologue]: Lotte World [롯데월드]
— Making a clarification [E2]: 7 Eleven — Yeonnam Forest Branch [세븐일레븐 연남숲길점]

Eulachacha Waikiki 2 (2019, episode 1)

Eulachacha Waikiki 2 (2019), ♡ added by a KDL Guest
— Waikiki guesthouse: 8810 Ristretto Bar [8810 리스트레토 바]

Her Private Life (2019, episode 7)

Her Private Life (2019), ♡ added by Mich KDL & Marion KDL, unless otherwise stated
— Cheum Museum of Art: SOMA Museum of Art [소마미술관]
— Cafe CocoMoco: Caferia [카페리아]
— Starlight Terrace (Deok-mi’s apartment): Neocure [네오큐어]
— ROI Palace (Ryan/Si-an’s apartment block): Trimage — Seoul Forest [서울숲트리마제]
— Choikang Judo Gym (Eun-ki’s gym): Dobong Top Judo [도봉탑유도관]
— Deok-mi and Eun-ki’s school [E3]: Songdo High School [송도고등학교]
— ‘Rising Artists NY’ [E1]: Red Hook Stores
— Passing by [E1]: SBS Prism Tower [SBS프리즘타워]
— Artist Ahn Myeong-seop’s house [E2]: Vitoga Photo Studio [비토가사진관]

Her Private Life (2019, episode 4)

— Surrounded by fans [E4]: Prugio Valley [푸르지오밸리]
— Visiting grandma [E4]: CKU [국제성모병원]
— Shooting fake couple photos [E4]: Children’s Grand Park [서울어린이대공원]
— A short family dinner [E4]: Gonbap [곤밥]
— Crossing over [E5]: Seogang Bridge [서강대교]
— Friends listening [E6]: Eoulmadang Street [어울마당로]
— A concert and missed chance [E6]: West Bridge Live Hall [웨스트브릿지 라이브홀]
— Company dinner [E6]: Sookseongui Myeongga [숙성의명가]
— Dinner drinks [E6]: Gyeongseon Jeonjib [경선전집]
— Si-an’s fan signing [E7]: Square1 [스퀘어원] 
— Having dinner together [E8]: Hwasumok [화수목/花水木], ♡ added by Thom Musni

My Fellow Citizens! (2019), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Background inspiration: The National Assembly Building [국회의사당]
— Baekkyung Capital/Hooja’s office: Cheongdam Deokyang Building [청담덕영빌딩]
— Jung-guk’s campaign office interior: Jeil Building [제일빌딩]
— Jung-guk’s campaign office exterior: Korea Listed Companies Association Building [상장회사회관]
— A favourite eatery: Jangsu Jokbal — Gongdeok Market [장수족발 공덕시장]
— Sealing a deal [E7]: Green Cloud Coffee Shop [그린클라우드커피]
— Spotting and calling [E7/9]: Mugyo-ro [무교로]
— A bird’s eye view [E8]: La Fattoria — Sinchon Branch [라파토리아 신촌본점]
— Staking out the street [E8]: Myeongmul-gil [명물길]
— Following a buyer [E8]: Myeongwol Ine [명월이네]
— Outside the subway station [E8]: Mapo-gu Office Station [마포구청역]
— Inside the subway station [E8]: Hyochang Park Station [효창공원앞역]

My Fellow Citizens! (2019, episode 9)

— Being chased down [E9]: Cheonggyecheon Stream [청계천]
— Paying respects [E12]: Seoul National Cemetery [서울국립현충원]
— Staking out [E16]: Namgeum Sauna [남금사우나]
— Team lunch [E18]: Gop — Mapo Branch [곱 마포점]
— Morning jog [E19]: Banpo Bridge [반포대교]
— Morning jog — background 1 [E19]: Some Sevit/Sebitseom [세빛섬]
— Morning jog — background 2 [E19]: Dongjak Bridge [동작대교]
— Doing a campaign dance [E19]: Hyundai Shopping Center U-Plex — Sinchon [현대백화점 유플렉스 신촌점]

Mother of Mine (2019), ♡ added by Mich KDL & Marion KDL
— Hansung Group building: I&C Technology [아이앤씨테크놀로지]
— Mi-ri and Tae-joo’s apartment block: Yongsan The Prime [용산더프라임]
— Ordering a dress shirt [E4]: Bol Tailor [볼테일러]
— Walking along [E4]: Gyeongbokgung Palace [경복궁]
— Paying respects regretfully [E6]: Chungah Park Columbarium [청아공원기독교전용관]
— An autograph session [E6]: ARC.N.BOOK — City Hall Store [아크앤북 시청점]
— A lost child [E10]: Lotte World [롯데월드]
— Memories of being abandoned [E10]: Chuncheon Sikdang [춘천식당]
— Lunch for the Master [E15]: Woonsan Korean Restaurant — Yeouido Branch [운산(雲山)여의도점]

Big Issue (2019), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Visiting his warded daughter [E23]: National Traffic Accident Rehabilitation Hospital [국립교통재활병원]

Kill It (2019, episode 1)

Kill It (2019)
— [E1]: The Rivendell Prestige Guesthouse [게스트하우스 리븐델]

Office Watch 3 (2019)
8810 Ristretto Bar [8810 리스트레토 바]

The Fiery Priest (2019), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— ‘Rising Moon’ Club [E25-27]: Club Meca [클럽메카]
— Preparation to leave the country [E37]: Seogang Ggobdaegi [서강껍데기]
— Prelude to the final battle [E38]:  Kintekseu-ro Overpass [킨텍스로 육교]

Touch Your Heart (2019), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Back to college days [E12]: Chuncheon Sikdang [춘천식당]
— A close call [E13]: Worldcupbuk-ro 44gil [월드컵북로44길]

Romance Is A Bonus Book (2019, episode 11)

Romance is a Bonus Book (2019), ♡ added by Marion & Mich KDL
— A new launch tradition [E11]: ARC.N.BOOK — City Hall Store [아크앤북 시청점]

Legal High (2019), all added/submitted by deanekitty29 (unless otherwise stated)
Goethe’s Law Firm, ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Meeting with plaintiffs [E11]: Green Cloud Coffee Shop [그린클라우드커피]
— Getting hit by dad’s servants [E11]: Moire478 [무아레478]

Memories of the Alhambra (2018), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Granada station double: Mezőtúr Railway Station [Mezőtúr vasútállomás]
— An invitation [E9]: Y Spazio [와이스파치오]
— Getting lost [E10]: Kisterenye Railway Station [Kisterenye vasútállomás]

Twelve Nights (2018)
— Taking off [E9]: John F. Kennedy International Airport [존 F. 케네디 국제공항]

I Picked Up A Star On the Street (2018), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Getting coffee [E9]: Cafe Between [카페비트윈]
— A press conference [E9]: Gallery White Block [화이트블럭]
— Breaking up [E10]: Wonhyo Bridge [원효대교]

Hide and Seek (2018, episode 9)

Hide and Seek (2018), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— MakePacific building: I&C Technology [아이앤씨테크놀로지]
— Taesan Group building: MBC Headquarters [MBC문화방송 본사]
— Taesan Group rooftop:  Yeouido Kumho Ricencia Tower [여의도 금호 리첸시아]
— Moon family home: The Hill House [힐하우스]
— Mistaken Identity [E2]: Lafesta [라페스타]
— Posing as a hostess [E2]: Windsor Noraebang [윈저노래방]
— Foiling a suicide attempt [E9]: Dongjak Bridge [동작대교]
— Heart to heart chat [E10]: Chicken Feet Yechan [닭발예찬]
— Dressing up [E11]: Milky Way Café [몽마르뜨언덕위 은하수다방]
— Receiving shocking news [E14]: Morning Pub [모닝펍]
— Letting go and a new job [E15/16]: Cafe Moim Blooming [카페모임 블루밍]
— Walking [E26]: Worldcupbuk-ro 44gil [월드컵북로44길]
— Being shown off [E29]: Bottega Lounge [보테가 라운지]
Sheraton Seoul Palace Gangnam Hotel [쉐라톤 서울팔래스강남호텔]

The Third Charm (2018)
— Confrontation at a birthday dinner [E6]: Y Spazio [와이스파치오], ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Exploring Portugal [E11]: Cascais Market [Mercado da Vila Cascais], ♡ submitted by joaofelix8cn8

Something in the Rain (2018), ♡ submitted by Marion KDL
— Jin-a’s brother’s wedding [E15/16]: Sheraton Seoul Palace Gangnam Hotel [쉐라톤 서울팔래스강남호텔]

Let’s Eat 3 (2018), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— A date with poems [E12]: Cheonggyecheon Stream [청계천]

Devilish Joy (2018), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— A date [E15]: Ahn Junggeun Memorial Museum [안중근의사기념관]

Goblin (2016-17, episode 9)

Goblin (2016-17), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Way home from part-time job [E9]:  Woljeongsa Temple [월정사]
— Taking possession [E13]:  Yeouido Kumho Ricencia Tower [여의도 금호 리첸시아]

KBS Drama Special: The Legendary Lackey (2016), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Myeongseong High School exterior: Incheon Health High School [인천보건고등학교]
— Myeongseong High School interior/gym: Songdo High School [송도고등학교]

Warm and Cozy (2015), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— ‘Maendorong Ttottot’ Cafe: Bomnal Cafe [봄날]

Healer (2014-15), ♡ submitted by Marion KDL
— Real name introductions [E15]: Seomun Bridge [서문교]

A Witch’s Love (2014, episode 16)

A Witch’s Love (2014), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Reflecting on life [E16]: Sangam Cultural Square [상암문화광장]

King of Dramas (2012-3)
— Having a drink [E4]: Kensington Hotel Yoido [켄싱턴호텔 여의도]*

Fashion King (2012)
— Proposal to join a new company [E7]: Kensington Hotel Yoido [켄싱턴호텔 여의도]*

Love Rain (2012)
— An awkward first meeting [E4]: Kensington Hotel Yoido [켄싱턴호텔 여의도]*

The Greatest Love (2011), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— A heart-to-heart talk [E7]: Eungbong Mountain Park [응봉산 팔각정]
— Arguing over a record deal [E7]: Kensington Hotel Yoido [켄싱턴호텔 여의도]*
*Click on the link to see more dramas that featured Kensington Hotel Yoido.

Boys Over Flowers (2009, episode 1)

Boys Over Flowers (2009), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— So Yi-jeong’s pottery studio: Pottery Studio A Heart-Drawing Island [마음을 그리는 섬]
— Shinwha High School trip [E2]: Incheon International Airport
— School ball [E2-3]: Lotte Hotel World [롯데호텔 월드]
— Playground near Jan-di’s home [E7-9]: Dardan Park [닥밭공원]
— Selling rice cakes [E10]: International Exhibition Hall Pedestrian Overpass [국제전시장보도육교]

Stairway to Heaven (2003-04), ♡ added by Marion KDL
Cha Song-joo’s mansion
— Mutual love confessions [E2]: Gimpo Airport [김포국제공항]
— An engagement party [E11]: Le Meridien Seoul [르 메르디앙 서울]
— Running in the rain [E12]: Gyeongbokgung Station [경복궁역]
— Leaving the country side [E13]: Gyeonggang Station [경강역 (폐역)]
— A love confession [E14]: Culture Station Seoul 284 [문화역서울284]

Beautiful Days (2001), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Meeting point and Muse Records: Caffe Pascucci — Apgujeong Branch [파스쿠찌 압구정점]


The Letter (편지) (1997)
Gyeonggang Station [경강역 (폐역)]


2PM (투피엠)
‘Promise (I’ll Be)’ (2016)
Kyung Hee University — Seoul Campus [경희대학교 서울캠퍼스]

Apink (에이핑크)
‘Only one [내가 설렐 수 있게]’ (2016)
Kyung Hee University — Seoul Campus [경희대학교 서울캠퍼스]

A-Teen 2 (prologue, 2019)

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