Saturday Summary #44

by Marion & Mich KDL All too soon, it’s now Autumn — a pretty, yet pensive season. At KDL, we can’t get enough of the fall foliage, and we’re looking forward to seeing more of it on our screens as the weeks go by! What’s your favorite fall drama of the present, or of the […]


by Marion & Mich KDL

All too soon, it’s now Autumn — a pretty, yet pensive season. At KDL, we can’t get enough of the fall foliage, and we’re looking forward to seeing more of it on our screens as the weeks go by! What’s your favorite fall drama of the present, or of the past?

OUR HIGHLIGHTS

Photo taken by ยฉ Mich KDL, October 2019

< Photo taken by ยฉ Mich KDL >

If you’ve been wondering where I (Mich) have been lately… well, I recently embarked on yet another ‘pilgrimage’ to South Korea! And boy, did I visit lots of filming locations — even some that are out of Seoul. Be sure to watch out for my blogposts on selected neighborhoods in the coming weeks ๐Ÿ˜‰

My First First Love (2019, episode 9)

Vinyl never seems to go out of style, especially in K-Dramaland. If you’re a record lover, Marion’s put together a list of LP bars and record stores to check out the next time you’re in Seoul.


Ever wondered how to say ‘I Love You‘, or express a ‘noble love‘… with flowers? L.C. Lou brings you the answers in the new additions in our flower meaning collection.

Plus, you can read on to find out more about the trumpet creeper and why it’s been the focus in Extraordinary You the past two weeks.

OUR FAVORITE STAPLES

VIP (2019, episode 4)

This hotel seems to have been featured in quite a number of dramas as of late. While its outdoor wedding venue continues to be a highlight, it’s also good to finally see other parts of the hotel premises being showcased.

KISS, KISS, KISS

Suspicious Partner (2017, episode 9)

A sweet cheek kiss at Incheon National University — Songdo Campus [์ธ์ฒœ๋Œ€ํ•™๊ต ์†ก๋„์บ ํผ์Šค]

Hyde, Jekyll and I (2015, episode 20=

… a similarly sweet reunion at The Botanical Garden BCJ [๋ฒฝ์ดˆ์ง€ ๋ฌธํ™” ์ˆ˜๋ชฉ์›]

Extraordinary You (2019, episode 20)

… and another one at Keimyung University — Daemyung Campus [๊ณ„๋ช…๋Œ€ํ•™๊ต ๋Œ€๋ช…์บ ํผ์Šค].

SPOTLIGHT ON AN AREA: SEOCHO-DONG

Nothing To Lose (2017, episode 2)

We’ve added a new neighborhood tag for Seocho [Seocho-dong/์„œ์ดˆ๋™/็‘ž่‰ๆดž] and it is indeed well-deserved. Even if it might not be one of the neighborhoods that come to mind when thinking K-Dramaland, it is at its (legal) center with the Seoul Central District Court [์„œ์šธ์ค‘์•™์ง€๋ฐฉ๋ฒ•์›]. It also is the neighborhood of Seoul Arts Center [์˜ˆ์ˆ ์˜์ „๋‹น] (with its Aqua Art Bridge [์•„์ฟ ์•„์•„ํŠธ ์œก๊ต]) and Seoul Natโ€™l Univ. of Education (we’re adding its same-named subway station here as a K-Drama placeholder).

My ID Is Gangnam Beauty (2018, episode 14)

If you plan to dine out in K-Drama fashion when visiting this neighborhood, Italian cuisine will be the order of the day with restaurants like Aimo e Nadia [์•„์ด๋ชจ๋‚˜๋””์•„ ์„œ์ดˆ์ ], Yoyomaโ€™s Kitchen [์š”์š”๋งˆ์˜ํ‚ค์นœ] and Dito [๋””ํ† ].

Touch Your Heart (2019, episode 10)

This also shows how much this place has evolved since the Joseon times. Until the end of the Joseon Dynasty, Seocho-dong was a township called Dong [Dong-myeon/๋™๋ฉด] with two villages, Seocho-ri [์„œ์ดˆ๋ฆฌ] and Myeong-da-ri [๋ช…๋‹ฌ๋ฆฌ]. Under the Japanese rule, it was known only as Seocho-ri, which was eventually incorporated as the neighborhood Seocho-dong by the Seoul Metropolitan Government in 1963. The name Seocho-dong was chosen because of the abundant ‘frosted grass’, i.e. rice, in this part of town that was apparently cultivated on the wide plains in this area at that time.

NEWLY ADDED FILMING LOCATIONS

Crash Landing on You (2019, Teaser 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Till the next Saturday Summary — read on below to check out the newest location additions from the past month!

VIP (2019, episode 4)

VIP (2019), โ™ก added/submitted by Mich KDL
โ€” Speeding on a bike [E1 (full 1)]: Dongho Bridge [๋™ํ˜ธ๋Œ€๊ต]
โ€” Picking up ordered shoes [E1 (full 1)]: Gimpo Airport [๊น€ํฌ๊ตญ์ œ๊ณตํ•ญ]
โ€” Renting clothes to look the part [E3 (full 2)]: 0914 — Adekuver
โ€” Passing by [E3 (full 2)]: Gangnam Station [๊ฐ•๋‚จ์—ญ]
โ€” Booking a hotel room [E4 (full 2)]: Grand Hyatt Incheon [๊ทธ๋žœ๋“œ ํ•˜์–ํŠธ ์ธ์ฒœ]
โ€” A company dinner [E4 (full 2)]: Tokyo Sirloin Apgujeong [๋„์ฟ„๋“ฑ์‹ฌ ์••๊ตฌ์ •์ ]
โ€” Following in a taxi [E4 (full 2)]: Walkerhill Hotel & Resort [์›Œ์ปคํž ํ˜ธํ…” & ๋ฆฌ์กฐํŠธ]

Catch the Ghost (2019), โ™ก added by Marion KDL
โ€” Giving an interview [E1]: Seogang Bridge [์„œ๊ฐ•๋Œ€๊ต]

My Country (2019, episode 2)

My Country (2019), โ™ก added by Marion KDL
โ€” On a way to a meeting [E1]: Bangokji Pond [๋ฐ˜๊ณก์ง€]
โ€” Play-fighting [E1]: Obongsan Cliff [์˜ค๋ด‰์‚ฐ ๋งˆ๋‹น๋ฐ”์œ„]
โ€” Flying kites [E2]: Gungnamji Pond [๊ถ๋‚จ์ง€]
โ€” Rescuing a kite [E2]: Mt. Seongheungsan Love Tree [์„ฑํฅ์‚ฐ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘๋‚˜๋ฌด]
โ€” Military selection [E2]: Naju Image Theme Park [๋‚˜์ฃผ์˜์ƒํ…Œ๋งˆํŒŒํฌ]

Vagabond (2019), โ™ก added by Marion KDL
โ€” A dinner to discuss affairs [E8]: Korea House [ํ•œ๊ตญ์˜์ง‘ ๋ฏผ์†๊ทน์žฅ]

Extraordinary You (2019), โ™ก added by Marion KDL
โ€” A b-day party [E9-11 (full E5-6)]: Walkerhill Hotel & Resort [์›Œ์ปคํž ํ˜ธํ…” & ๋ฆฌ์กฐํŠธ]
โ€” A school trip [E6-7 (full E3-4)]: The Ananti Cove / Annan Tea Cove [์•„๋‚œํ‹ฐ ์ฝ”๋ธŒ]
โ€” Baek Kyung’s family mansion [E8 (full E4)]: The Rivendell Prestige Guesthouse
โ€” A family dinner [E16 (full E8)]: State Tower Namsan [์Šคํ…Œ์ดํŠธ ํƒ€์›Œ ๋‚จ์‚ฐ]
โ€” Seuli High School’s rooftop [E17-18 (full E9)]: Gyeonggi English Village — Paju Camp [๊ฒฝ๊ธฐ์˜์–ด๋งˆ์„ ํŒŒ์ฃผ์บ ํ”„]

The Tale Of Nokdu (2019), โ™ก added by Marion KDL
โ€” The Palace: MBC Dae Jang Geum Park (MBC Dramia) [MBC ์šฉ์ธ ๋Œ€์žฅ๊ธˆ ํŒŒํฌ/MBC๋“œ๋ผ๋ฏธ์•„]
โ€” Getting advise [E11 (full E6)]: Gungnamji Pond [๊ถ๋‚จ์ง€]

Beautiful Love, Beautiful Life (2019, episode 4)

Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life (2019), โ™ก added by Marion KDL
โ€” Seol-a’s workplace [E3 (full E2]: KBS Broadcasting Station [์—ฌ์˜๋„KBSํ™€]
โ€” Talking about marriage [E3 (full E2]: Oakwood Premier Hotel Incheon [์˜คํฌ์šฐ๋“œํ”„๋ฆฌ๋ฏธ์–ด ์ธ์ฒœ]
โ€” University of Oxford [E8 (full E4)]: Kyung Hee University โ€” Global Campus [๊ฒฝํฌ๋Œ€๊ตญ์ œ์บ ํผ์Šค]
โ€” Mistaking someone [E10 (full E5)]: Some Sevit/Sebitseom [์„ธ๋น›์„ฌ]
โ€” The ‘Climbing Big Match’ [E10 (full E5)]: Banpo Hangang Park [๋ฐ˜ํฌํ•œ๊ฐ•๊ณต์›]

Melting Me Softly (2019), โ™ก added by Marion KDL, unless otherwise stated
โ€” Visiting [E3]: Yongin Park [์šฉ์ธ๊ณต์›]
โ€” Asking for compensation [E4]: Asosan [์•„์†Œ์‚ฐ ๋ณธ์ ]
โ€” Changed Seoul [E4]: Lotte World Tower & Mall [๋กฏ๋ฐ์›”๋“œํƒ€์›Œ&๋กฏ๋ฐ์›”๋“œ๋ชฐ]
โ€” The difference 20 yrs create [E4]: Artinus Farmer’s Table [ํŒŒ๋จธ์Šคํ…Œ์ด๋ธ”]
โ€” Politicians talk [E6]: Samcheonggak [์‚ผ์ฒญ๊ฐ]
โ€” Heading to the police [E6]: DMC Cultural Park [DMC๋ฌธํ™”๊ณต์›]
โ€” Searching a filming location [E8]: Yangpyeong Dumulmeori Park, โ™ก added by Thom Musni
โ€” Having a ‘some’ [E8]: Eoulmadang Street [์–ด์šธ๋งˆ๋‹น๋กœ]
โ€” Getting ice-cream [E9]: The Forest Garden [์ˆฒ์†์ •์›]
โ€” Getting information [E10]: Yeouido Kumho Ricencia Tower [์—ฌ์˜๋„ ๊ธˆํ˜ธ ๋ฆฌ์ฒธ์‹œ์•„]

Strangers From Hell (2019), โ™ก submitted by Chelle
โ€” A client meeting [E4]: Nilli’s Coffee — Yongsan Branch [๋‹๋ฆฌ์Šค์ปคํ”ผ ์šฉ์‚ฐ์ ]

Secret Boutique (2019, episode 16)

Secret Boutique (2019), โ™ก added by Marion KDL
โ€” Finding out a secret [E8 (full E4)]: Grand Hyatt Incheon [๊ทธ๋žœ๋“œ ํ•˜์–ํŠธ ์ธ์ฒœ]
โ€” Resisting the International City Project [E9-12 (full E5-6]: Wooilgak [์šฐ์ผ๊ฐ/็พฝๆ—ฅ้–ฃ]
โ€” Going on a trip #1 [E11 (full E6)]: Dojangpo Breakwater [๋„์žฅํฌ๋ฐฉํŒŒ์ œ]
โ€” Going on a trip #1 [E11 (full E6)]: Jangsado Sea Park CAMELLIA [์žฅ์‚ฌ๋„ํ•ด์ƒ๊ณต์› ๊นŒ๋ฉœ๋ฆฌ์•„]
โ€” Asking advice [E12 (full E6)]: Standard Square [์Šคํƒ ๋‹ค๋“œ ์Šคํ€˜์–ด]
โ€” Being stood-up [E16 (full E8)]: Lazy Cuore [๋ ˆ์ด์ง€์ฟ ์˜ค๋ ˆ]
โ€” A dinner with a confession [E16 (full E8)]: Siwoo’s Restaurant [์‹œ์šฐ์‹๋‹น]
โ€” Venting frustrations [E16 (full E8)]: Ichon Hangang Park [์ด์ดŒ ํ•œ๊ฐ•๊ณต์›]
โ€” A threat [E18 (full E9)]: Luka 511 [๋ฃจ์นด511]

Graceful Family (2019), โ™ก added by Thom Musni and Marion KDL
โ€” Paying last respects [E16]: Yangpyeong Dumulmeori Park [์–‘ํ‰ ๋‘๋ฌผ๋จธ๋ฆฌ]
โ€” Being released [E16]: Seodaemun Prison History Hall [์„œ๋Œ€๋ฌธํ˜•๋ฌด์†Œ์—ญ์‚ฌ๊ด€]

Be Melodramatic (2019), โ™ก added/submitted by Chelle
โ€” A heart-to-heart talk [E8]: Bronx Premium Craft Beer — East Yeouido Branch
โ€” In thoughts [E9] Dongmak-ro 19-gil [๋…๋ง‰๋กœ19๊ธธ]
โ€” A seafood lunch [E14]: Daebak Jogaegui [๋Œ€๋ฐ•์กฐ๊ฐœ๊ตฌ์ด]
โ€” Meeting up [E15+16]: Cafe Cattle & Bee [์บํ‹€์•ค๋น„ ๊ฐ•๋‚จ์ ]
โ€” Running into an ex [E16]: Chungmu Arts Center [์ถฉ๋ฌด์•„ํŠธ์„ผํ„ฐ]

I Wanna Hear Your Song (2019), โ™ก submitted by Marion KDL
โ€” A talk [E18 (full E9)]: Goodiu Cafรฉ [์ข‹์€์ด์›ƒ์นดํŽ˜]

Love Alarm (2019), โ™ก added by Marion KDL, unless otherwise stated
โ€” Working part-time [E1]: Guuso [๊ตฌ์šฐ์†Œ], โ™ก submitted by Thom Musni
โ€” Confirming one’s love [E3]: Olympic Park [์˜ฌ๋ฆผํ”ฝ๊ณต์›]
โ€” Running through [E5+E6]: Jegi-ro 9-gil [์ œ๊ธฐ๋กœ9๊ธธ]
โ€” The Badge Club Lounge [E5+6]: Walkerhill Hotel & Resort [์›Œ์ปคํž ํ˜ธํ…” & ๋ฆฌ์กฐํŠธ]
โ€” A photo shooting [E6]: Cafรฉ Valor [๋ฐœ๋กœ]
โ€” On the way to meet Jo-jo [E6]: Seogang Bridge [์„œ๊ฐ•๋Œ€๊ต]

Hotel del Luna (2019), โ™ก submitted by Thom Musni
โ€” On the way to Hotel Del Luna [E1]: Nowon Station [๋…ธ์›์—ญ]
โ€” Buying wedding gifts [E5]: Swarovski Boutique โ€” Garosugil Branch
โ€” Ghost sighting [E8]: Studio Lotus [์ŠคํŠœ๋””์˜ค ๋กœํ„ฐ์Šค]

One Spring Night (2019, episode 19)

One Spring Night (2019) โ™ก added/submitted by Marion KDL
โ€” An evening walk #1 [E19]: SeMA — Seoul Museum of Art [์„œ์šธ์‹œ๋ฆฝ๋ฏธ์ˆ ๊ด€]
โ€” An evening walk #2 [E19]: Deoksugung Palace Stonewall Walkway [๋•์ˆ˜๊ถ ๋Œ๋‹ด๊ธธ]
โ€” A drink [E20 (full E10)]: Terrace Bar 650 [650 LP๋ฐ”]

My First First Love (2019), โ™ก submitted by Hello Hello
โ€” A secret place [S1, E3+E6]: Seoul Huam Elementary School [์„œ์šธํ›„์•”์ดˆ๋“ฑํ•™๊ต]

Left-Handed Wife (2019), โ™ก added by Marion KDL
โ€” Rolling Pin — Pangyo Branch [๋กค๋งํ•€ ํŒ๊ต์ ]

A Place in the Sun (2019), โ™ก added by Marion KDL
โ€” Rolling Pin — Pangyo Branch [๋กค๋งํ•€ ํŒ๊ต์ ]

Mr Sunshine (2018, episode 10)

Mr. Sunshine (2018), โ™ก added by Marion KDL
โ€” The American Embassy: Wooilgak [์šฐ์ผ๊ฐ/็พฝๆ—ฅ้–ฃ]

Go Back Couple (2017), โ™ก added by Marion KDL
โ€” Being dumped [E2]: Cafe Rosso [๋กœ์˜]

Suspicious Partner (2017), โ™ก added by Marion KDL
โ€” Thinking back to student days [E9]: Incheon National University — Songdo Campus [์ธ์ฒœ๋Œ€ํ•™๊ต ์†ก๋„์บ ํผ์Šค]

Ping Pong Ball (2017), โ™ก added by Marion KDL
โ€” Working part-time [E2]: Starry Night LP Bar [LPํŽ ๋ณ„๋ฐค]

Hyde, Jekyll and I (2015, episode 20=

Hyde Jekyll & Me (2015), โ™ก added by Marion KDL, unless otherwise stated
โ€” Koo family villa [E3]: Museum SAN [๋ฎค์ง€์—„์‚ฐ],
โ€” A little short of a confession [E12]: Ilsan Lake Park [์ผ์‚ฐํ˜ธ์ˆ˜๊ณต์›]
โ€” A final confession & kiss [E20]: The Botanical Garden BCJ [๋ฒฝ์ดˆ์ง€ ๋ฌธํ™” ์ˆ˜๋ชฉ์›], โ™ก added by a KDL Guest

Inspiring Generation (2014), โ™ก added by Marion KDL
โ€” Gisaeng house: Wooilgak [์šฐ์ผ๊ฐ/็พฝๆ—ฅ้–ฃ]

The Heirs (2013), โ™ก added by Marion KDL
โ€” A family outing [E16]: Gyeonggi English Village โ€” Paju Camp [๊ฒฝ๊ธฐ์˜์–ด๋งˆ์„ ํŒŒ์ฃผ์บ ํ”„]
โ€” Convincing shareholders [E16]: Kensington Hotel Yoido [์ผ„์‹ฑํ„ดํ˜ธํ…” ์—ฌ์˜๋„]
โ€” A birthday party [E19]: Walkerhill Hotel & Resort [์›Œ์ปคํž ํ˜ธํ…” & ๋ฆฌ์กฐํŠธ]

The Greatest Love (2011), โ™ก submitted by Marion KDL
โ€” Dok Ko-jin’s mansion: Kim Chong Yung Art Museum [๊น€์ข…์˜๋ฏธ์ˆ ๊ด€]

Boys Over Flowers (2009, episode 20)

Boys Over Flowers (2009), โ™ก added by Marion KDL
โ€” Yi-jeong’s pottery studio [E18+20]: ClayHouse [ํด๋ ˆ์ดํ•˜์šฐ์Šค]

Beethoven Virus (2008), โ™ก added by Marion KDL
โ€” Daegwallyeong Sky Ranch [๋Œ€๊ด€๋ น ํ•˜๋Š˜๋ชฉ์žฅ]

Drama City: The 108 Men I’ve Met (2006), โ™ก added by Marion KDL
โ€” Yangpyeong Dumulmeori Park [์–‘ํ‰ ๋‘๋ฌผ๋จธ๋ฆฌ]

Autumn In My Heart (2000), โ™ก added by Marion KDL
โ€” Daegwallyeong Sky Ranch [๋Œ€๊ด€๋ น ํ•˜๋Š˜๋ชฉ์žฅ]

NEWLY ADDED TEASERS

The Lies Within (2019, Teaser)

The Lies Within (2019), โ™ก added by Marion KDL
Teaser ‘Lee Min-ki Character Promo (๋ชจ๋‘์˜ ๊ฑฐ์ง“๋ง ์ด๋ฏผ๊ธฐ ์บ๋ฆญํ„ฐ ํ”„๋กœ๋ชจ)
โ€” The Botanical Garden BCJ [๋ฒฝ์ดˆ์ง€ ๋ฌธํ™” ์ˆ˜๋ชฉ์›]

Crash Landing on You (2019), โ™ก submitted by Marion KDL
โ€” Teaser 1: Mรผnsterbrรผcke, Zรผrich

NEWLY ADDED MOVIES

Daegwallyeong Sky Ranch [๋Œ€๊ด€๋ น ํ•˜๋Š˜๋ชฉ์žฅ], โ™ก added by Marion KDL
โ€” Welcome to Dongmakgol/Battle Ground 625 (์›ฐ์ปด ํˆฌ ๋™๋ง‰๊ณจ) (2005)
โ€” Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War (ํƒœ๊ทน๊ธฐ ํœ˜๋‚ ๋ฆฌ๋ฉฐ) (2004)
โ€” Windstruck (๋‚ด ์—ฌ์ž์นœ๊ตฌ๋ฅผ ์†Œ๊ฐœํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค) (2004)
โ€” Lovers’ Concerto (์—ฐ์• ์†Œ์„ค) (2002)

NEWLY ADDED CFs

Maxim (๋งฅ์‹ฌ) CF 1 with Gong Yoo, 2019

Maxim (๋งฅ์‹ฌ) CF 1 with Gong Yoo, 2019
โ€” Museum SAN [๋ฎค์ง€์—„์‚ฐ]

Biotherma (๋ฐ”์ด์˜ค๋”๋งˆ) CF, 2019
โ€” Cafe Rosso [๋กœ์˜]

adidas Terrex CF withย Lee Soo-hyuk and APink’s Na-eun , 2019, โ™ก added by Mich KDL
โ€” Wolmi Theme Park [์›”๋ฏธํ…Œ๋งˆํŒŒํฌ]

Extraordinary You (2019, episode 17)

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