Saturday Summary #39

Angel’s Last Mission: Love (2019, episode 1)

Has anyone else gotten a location time-travel vibe lately? Locations that we haven’t seen for a while have popped up here and there and there.

But the real question is: How much time do you need until you make a disconnect between a character and her house, a special love story and another?

Are six years enough that you do not wait for Oh Young anymore to show up all of a sudden when seeing Lee Yeon-seo’s mansion in Angel’s Last Mission: Love right now? Is a decade enough to forget about Seon Woo-hwan and Ko Eun-seong and connect this place with a new love story? Is there a chance that Oh Yeon-joo appears as Do Min-ik’s treating doctor all of a sudden at Kang Dong Kyung Hee University Hospital [강동경희대학교병원]; still after three years? Or would two years suffice to forget that Goodberry Entertainment [(주)굿베리엔터테인먼트] was once the place for Yoon So-ah and Habaek’s lovestory to unfold? Is their mark (literally and figuratively speaking) still on this house’s wall?

Bride of the Water God (2017, episode 4)
Absolute Boyfriend (2019, episode 1)

by Marion & Mich KDL



Her Private Life (2019, episode 8)

Mich and I were stoked about this so extremely flower-lover (ahem K-Dramaland) friendly flower shop that we’ve discovered in Her Private Life.

At Atelier VertVert Flower School [아뜰리에 베르베르] the flower’s meaning is already indicated. So choosing (and learning this secret language) should be a smooth ride — even if it apparently didn’t help Ryan Gold that much. At least here at KDL we learned the meaning of four new flowers.

You can read up on them on our constantly growing list.


My First First Love (2019, episode 3)

One thing I like to discover is a different perspective on a K-Dramaland staple. It is not only because I like to get surprised and find out new aspects about a building or site. It is also because it makes me think: “Oh, this production team knows its work. They have not chosen the usual routine and route and tried to add something new, show a new facet.” Exactly a thought that traversed my mind when this above view of Gallery Cafe Adamas253 [아다마스253] came on my screen.

conrad hotel seoul 콘래드호텔
My Fellow Citizens! (2019, episode 33)

Another type of staples that has grown on me more and more lately are the ‘quieter’ not so flamboyant but steady staples. Like Conrad Hotel Seoul [콘래드호텔]. We’ve seen it recently but it was also first seen six years ago — although I salute the change in the interior design that was done in the meantime.

— Marion KDL

That Winter, The Wind Blows (2013, episode 5)


Hide and Seek (2018, episode 24)

Cheonggyecheon Stream [청계천] has clearly solidified itself as a place for lovers once more with these two love-birds from Hide and Seek

Plus Nine Boys (2014, episode 4)

… so has Daegwallyeong Sky Ranch [대관령 하늘목장]; even if for these two here it is only the start of a (re)burgeoning love.


Boys Over Flowers (2009, episode 10)

Goyang? Goooyang? GOYANG!
Yes, Goyang-si [고양시], Seoul’s satellite city in which Ilsan Lake Park is situated.

Goyang was the center of the action as Jan-di’s neighborhood in Boys Over Flowers a decade ago. But since then, it really never appeared as a coherent city landscape in K-Dramaland again.

The Fiery Priest (2019, episode 40)

But we decided to highlight it here nevertheless because it is a constant on the K-Dramaland map, even if it might go unrecognized as such most of the time. Let’s face it: Goyang did not manage –as Incheon did– to become a household city name of K-Dramaland next to Seoul or even before Busan. But Goyang is there. Not as a city in and off itself. But with a couple of major staples like its two parks Ilsan Lake Park [일산호수공원] and Ilsan Cultural Park [일산문화공원], two of the K-Drama restaurants —Pino Bistro Italiano [피노 이탈리안 레스토랑] and Asosan [아소산 본점]— and, yes, the K-Dramaland columbarium. Without these, K-Dramaland would have undeniably have a very different geographical architecture.

Touch Your Heart (2019, episode 6)

It is not only these staples. Goyang also brings us very nice cafés. Coffee shops such as Peace Piece [피스피스], Alex the Coffee — Goyang Branch [알렉스더커피 고양점], Photo Cafe Kuma’C [쿠마씨], Sosoham Café [소소함카페] or Café Real Born [리얼본] have graced our K-Dramaland screens — and not to mention another staple, The Forest Garden [숲속정원] (even if we didn’t see it making a 2019 appearance until now).

Maybe Goyang is secretly carving out its space as K-Dramaland’s café lover’s paradise right now?

Touch Your Heart (2019, episode 6)


Her Private Life (2019, episode 4)

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!

One Spring Night (2019), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Jung-in’s workplace: Seongdong Library [성동구립도서관]

Angel’s Last Mission: Love (2019), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Lee Yeon-seo’s mansion: Jade Garden [제이드가든 수목원]
— A secret garden: Incheon Grand Park [인천대공원]

Absolute Boyfriend (2019), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Eom Da-da’s house: Goodberry Entertainment [(주)굿베리엔터테인먼트]
— A proposal [E1]: Lotte World [롯데월드]
— A filming site [E1]: St. Francisco Cathedral of Pangyo [판교 성프란치스코성당]

The Secret Life Of My Secretary (2019, episode 13)

The Secret Life Of My Secretary (2019), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— T&T Mobile Headquarters: Lotte World Tower & Mall [롯데월드타워&롯데월드몰]
— Secret hide-out: Seoul Marina Club & Yacht [서울마리나 클럽&요트]
— Running errands [E1]: Lotte World Tower & Mall [롯데월드타워&롯데월드몰]
— Being fired [E1]: Isnana [이즈나나]
— Business talks [E2]: Matsugaze Japanese Restaurant [마쯔가제]
— Being late [E6]: Seoul Metropolitan Library [서울도서관]
— Having dinner [E6-7]: Grand Hyatt Seoul [그랜드하얏트 서울]
— Another dinner [E6-7]: The SKYFARM at FKI Tower [더스카이팜]
— Signing a document [E11]: Naksan Park [낙산공원]
— Shareholders meeting [E10-12]: Paradise City Hotel & Resort [파라다이스시티]
— Getting treated [E13]: Kang Dong Kyung Hee University Hospital
— An E.T moment & heart racing [E13]: Yeouido Hangang Park [한강 공원 여의도 지구]
— Heart-flutter [E14]: Seongmisan-ro 23-gil [성미산로23길]
— Wanting a long-lasting love [E15]: Queens Park [퀸스파크 청담점]
— Wanting a long-lasting love #2 [E15]: Dito [디토]
— Starting a 12 hour-long affair [E15]: In Square Gallery Cafe [인스퀘어]
— Being Veronica Park and oneself [E15-16]: Red Ginseng Spa [홍삼스파참숯가마사우나]

My First First Love (2019, episode 7)

My First First Love (2019), ♡ added by Mich & Marion KDL
Yoon Tae-oh’s (Ji soo) father’s mansion
— Song-Ti’s house: The Place Seoul [곳]
— Working part-time: torreN [토레엔] (closed)
— Do-hyun’s father’s dumpling shop [E1/5]: Sammat Hongdae [삼맛호오떡 홍대점]
— Celebrating a birthday [E1]: Babylian Table [바빌리안테이블]
— Friends meeting up [E1]: The 100 Factory [더백푸드트럭]
— Going to school [E1]: Choong Ang High School [중앙고등학교]
— Passing by [E1]: Bus Stop Bosung Girls’ Middle & High School Entrance [보성여중고입구 정류장]
— On the way to Tae-oh’s house [E1]: Café Gaeppul [개뿔]
— An interrupted blind date [E2]: Milky Way Café [몽마르뜨언덕위 은하수다방]
— Calling in vain [E2]: Ichon-ro 29-gil [이촌로29길]
— Being distressed [E2]: Wonhyo Bridge [원효대교]
— Driving through [E3]: Jahamun Tunnel [자하문터널]
— Acting badly [E3]: Gallery Cafe Adamas253 [아다마스253]
— Dropping off [E3]: Gyedong-gil [계동길]
— Offering a ride [E4]: Bus Stop Kyungshin Middle & High School
— Rejected for a ride [E4]: Seongmisan-ro 29gil [성미산로29길]
— Taking a bus [E4]: Ducksoo Presbyterian Church [덕수교회]
— Way home [E4-5]: Art Platz [아트플라츠] — Create A Bracelet Workshop [팔찌만들기]
— Eating rice cakes/First date [E4&7]: Eoulmadang Street [어울마당로]
— Buying flowers [E6]: Yuma [유마]
— A date [E6]: Lihuazhongxin [이화중심 — 梨花中心]
— Friends talk [E6]: Staircase Tongil-ro 18na-gil
— First date [E7]: Ssamzigil [쌈지길]
— Riding past [E7]: Samcheong-ro [삼청로]

Alrang Malrang (2019) , ♡ added by Mich KDL
— A birthday celebration [E6]: Rooftop Cafe Haru [루프탑 카페하루]

Abyss (2019, episode 1)

Abyss (2019), ♡ added by Thom Musni and Marion KDL
— Cha Min’s apartment [E1]: Lotte World Tower & Mall [롯데월드타워&롯데월드몰]
— Se-yeon’s workplace [E1]: The National Library of Korea [국립중앙도서관]
— Flashback to student days [E1]: Yonsei University — Sinchon Campus [연세대학교 신촌캠퍼스]
— Organizing phones [E2]: Seoul Station — Subway Station [서울역] and Culture Station Seoul 284 [문화역서울284]
— Eating triangle kimbaps [E2]: Ilsan Cultural Park [일산문화공원]
— Cha Min’s mother’s mansion [E2]: First Garden, Paju [퍼스트가든]

Different Dreams (2019), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Meeting up to kill [E1]: Yakhyeon Cathedral [중림동약현성당]
— Shanghai [E1]: Hapcheon Image Theme Park [합천영상테마파크]

A-Teen 2 (web drama) (2019), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Seoyeon High School: Dongtan Global High School [동탄국제고등학교]
— Study group [E5]: Dogok Digital Public Library [도곡정보문화도서관]

Her Private Life (2019, episode 12)

Her Private Life (2019), ♡ added by Mich KDL & Marion KDL, unless otherwise stated
— A fake-date [E4]: Yangjaecheon [양재천]
— Custom made furniture + first kiss[E8/9]: Kotileikit Furniture Workshop [코티레이킷 가구공방]
— Pausing to look [E9]: Gyeongui Line Plaza [경의선광장]
— Reminiscing [E9]: DMC Cultural Park [DMC문화공원]
— Watching children play with bubbles [E9]: Gyeongui Line Plaza [경의선광장]
— Seoul by night [E10]: Bus Stop Gwanghwamun/Chosun Ilbo [광화문/조선일보]
Riverside Promenade in Yangsu-ri, ♡ submitted by a KDL Guest
— Praying [E12]: Yakhyeon Cathedral [중림동약현성당]
— A heart-to-heart talk [E12]: Balbadak Park [발바닥공원]
— Thinking about feelings and friendship [E14]: Dongjak Bridge [동작대교]
— Going to the library [E13]: Myongji University — Social Science Campus [명지대학교 인문캠퍼스]

national assembly building 국회의사당
My Fellow Citizens! (2019, episode 25)

My Fellow Citizens! (2019), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— A date in a flashback [E14]: Doodoong Namsan [두둥남산]
— Heart to heart [E15]: Taeha Plaza [태하프라자]
— Lunch with campaign volunteers [E19]: Ilchontong Dwaeji – Gangseo [일촌통돼지 강서점]
— Chasing a pickpocket [E19/10]: La Veniche March Avenue [라베니체 마치에비뉴]
— Convincing over lunch [E21]: Seogang Ggobdaegi [서강껍데기]
— A meal and a request [E21/22]: Hotel in 9 [호텔 인나인]
— A tipsy ride [E21]: Gaon Culture Park [가온문화공원]
— A press conference [E24]: Daeryung Techno Town [대륭테크노타운]
— Being released [E28]: Seongdong Detention Center [구 성동구치소]
— Coming to an agreement [E33]: Conrad Hotel Seoul [콘래드호텔]

Mother of Mine (2019), ♡ added by Mich KDL & Marion KDL
— 40th anniversary celebration [E22/24]: Seoul Dragon City [서울드래곤시티]
— A day trip [E25]: Namiseom Island/Nami Island [남이섬 종합휴양지]
— Reciprocating feelings [E28]: Gonbap [곤밥]

He Is Psychometric (2019, episode 12)

He Is Psychometric (2019), ♡ submitted by deanekitty29
— Tracking a killer [E12]: Sinseol-dong Station Ghost Platform

The Fiery Priest (2019), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Walking into an uncertain future [E40]: Ilsan Lake Park [일산호수공원]

Touch Your Heart (2019), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Speaking to a suspect [E5]: Seongdong Detention Center [구 성동구치소]
— A breath of fresh air [E9]: Gyeongui Line Plaza [경의선광장]
— A date [E10]: Creativity Garden [창의문뜰]

Love Playlist 3 (web drama) (2018-19), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Seoyeon University: Seoul National University of Science and Technology [서울과학기술대학교]

Re-feel (web drama) (2018-19), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Seoyeon University: Seoul National University of Science and Technology [서울과학기술대학교]

Fates and Furies (2018-19), ♡ submitted by Marion KDL
Koo’s Handicraft Workshop [구씨공방]

Twelve Nights (2018), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Meeting with father [E10]: Kensington Hotel Yoido [켄싱턴호텔 여의도]

Hide and Seek (2018, episode 19)

Hide and Seek (2018), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Face to face and phone conversations [E18/19]: Artinus Farmer’s Table [파머스테이블]
— Attempting to eavesdrop [E19]: Woonsan Korean Restaurant — Yeouido Branch [운산(雲山)여의도점]
— First kiss [E24]: Cheonggyecheon Stream [청계천]
— Flinching on instinct [E26]: Worldcupbuk-ro 44gil [월드컵북로44길]

Player (2018), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Chasing: La Veniche March Avenue [라베니체 마치에비뉴]

Encounter (2018-19, episode 16)

Encounter (2018), ♡ submitted by Marion KDL
— A date [E16]: Lihuazhongxin [이화중심 — 梨花中心]

My ID Is Gangnam Beauty (2018), ♡ submitted by Marion KDL
— A too fancy dinner [E14]: Dito [디토]

A-Teen (web drama) (2018), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Expectation vs reality [E12]: Mirae Asset Venture Tower [미래에셋벤처타워]

Your House Helper (2018), ♡ submitted by Marion KDL
— A new job [E31-32]: Seoul Jewelry Industry Support Center 2

Revolutionary Love (2017), ♡ submitted by Mich KDL
Seoul Dragon City [서울드래곤시티]

Come Back Mister (2016, episode 2)

Come Back Mister (2016), ♡ added/submitted by deanekitty29
Kim Young-soo, Shin Da-hye & Kim Han-na’s house
— Changing bodies [E2]: Novotel Ambassador Seoul Gangnam [노보텔앰배서더호텔 강남점]
— A scheme [E12]: Seoul Marina Club & Yacht [서울마리나 클럽&요트]
— Meeting dad [E13]: Wolmi Theme Park [월미테마파크]
— Meeting X [E14]: Forest of Wisdom [지혜의숲]

Splash Splash Love (2015, episode 1)

Splash Splash Love (2015), ♡ added by deanekitty29
— The Palace: MBC Dae Jang Geum Park (MBC Dramia) [MBC 용인 대장금 파크/MBC드라미아]

Plus Nine Boys (2014), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Taking a break [E3]: Cafe AM Bread & Coffee [에이엠브레드앤커피]
— Touring around & a kiss [E4]: Daegwallyeong Sky Ranch [대관령 하늘목장]

That Winter, The Wind Blows (2013), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Finding out about Oh Soo [E5]: Conrad Hotel Seoul [콘래드호텔]
— A new debut [E16]: Cafe Illuso [카페일루소]

Rooftop Prince (2012), ♡ added by deanekitty29
— Saving the princess and drowning oneself [E12]: Seoul Marina Club & Yacht [서울마리나 클럽&요트]

Boys Over Flowers (2009), ♡ added by Marion KDL
Jandi Total Cleaning
— High school ball [E2/3]: The Ananti Namhae [아난티 남해]
— A private island [E5-6]: L’Escapade Ilot Maitre
— Walking + being spotted [E15]: Ilsan Seo-gu Office Intersection [일산서구청사거리]


My Wife Got Married (2008)

Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War (태극기 휘날리며) (2004), ♡ added by Marion KDL
Gongseri Catholic Church [공세리성당]

My Wife Got Married (아내가 결혼했다) (2008), ♡ added by Marion KDL
Yangjaecheon [양재천]


Beast (2016) ‘Ribbon’

Sinseol-dong Station Ghost Platform [신설동역 유령 승강장]
– B.A.P (2013) ‘One Shot (뮤직비디오)’
– BEAST (비스트) (2016): ‘Ribbon (리본)’
– TWICE (트와이스) (2016) ‘Cheer Up’



art platz 아트플라츠
My Fellow Citizens! (2019, teaser)

My Fellow Citizens! (2019), ♡ added by Mich KDL
Art Platz [아트플라츠] — Tingklu [팔찌만들기]

Who Are You: School 2015 (2015), ♡ added by Marion KDL
Yangjaecheon [양재천]


Georgia Craft CF (2019) with Daniel Henney and Park Na-rae

Georgia Craft CF with Daniel Henney and Park Na-rae (2019), ♡ added by Mich KDL
Gyeonggi English Village — Paju Camp [경기영어마을 파주캠프]:

Angel’s Last Mission: Love (2019, episode 1)

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