Saturday Summary #48

Itaewon Class (2020, episode 4)

by Marion & Mich KDL

We’re barely a quarter into 2020, and it’s already been rather eventful on the global front (we’re looking at you, COVID-19). Wherever you may be in the world, we hope you are well; please practise the necessary hygiene habits, and be discerning about travel during these uncertain times.

When The Weather Is Fine (2020, episode 3)

It’s good to know that some K-drama productions are exercising caution as well, in light of South Korea’s current COVID situation. When The Weather Is Fine, for one, announced a pause in their filming schedule to ensure the safety of their team. Though it might be quite a wait for the next episodes, we thought we’d fill in the gap for you with our first books recap for the show — so let us know which one are your favorite winter books and tales!

OUR HIGHLIGHTS

When The Weather Is Fine (2020, episode 4)

I, Marion, love to discover the locations of When The Weather Is Fine as it transports me to South Korea’s countryside through this drama — and not just for half or a full episode long, as usually the case. This drama might appear to be the country bumpkin among all its contemporaries –up until its 4th episode at least– but in a very good way. It also gives us a new challenge for tracking down locations as, of course, there are less staples (actually none so far!) to rediscover in a new and different setting.

When The Weather Is Fine (2020, episode 2)

OUR FAVORITE STAPLES

Because It’s My First Life (2017, episode 2)

I remember how much Mich and I searched for this bus stop three years ago — and now it is about to become a staple?

My Golden Life (2017-18, episode 50)

Happy to have spotted one of the oldest K-Dramaland Italian restaurants, Pino Bistro Italiano [피노 이탈리안 레스토랑], on our screens again.

KISS, KISS, KISS

Crash Landing On You (2019-20, episode 16)

I (Marion) still can’t decide which one is sweeter: the Swiss scenery or the kiss?

SPOTLIGHT ON AN AREA: NEIGHBORHOOD SEARCH

We’ve overhauled our neighborhood search page! It’s interesting how South Korean neighborhoods shift over the years; sometimes they’re split into two or more neighborhoods, they get subsumed under other, and at times, even whole districts get renamed. As much as we do our best to keep it up-to-date, there are times that we might end up missing out on these changes. If you ever discover anything new about a certain neighborhood, feel free to reach out and let us know!

NEWLY ADDED FILMING LOCATIONS

My Holo Love (2020, episode 6)

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!

When the Weather is Fine (2020), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Reading while waiting [E3]: Caffé Tiamo — Yeongwol Jungang-ro Branch [카페띠아모 영월중앙로점]

My Holo Love (2020), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Prism HQ: Econet Center [에코넷센터]
— Magic Mirror HQ: Prugio Summit [푸르지오 써밋] (formerly Prugio Valley)
— First meeting with Holo [E1]: Sasimgadeuk [사심가득]
— Getting drenched [E1]: Daehak-ro 11-gil [대학로11길]
— Riding through [E1]: Jahamun Tunnel [자하문터널]
— Driving home from work [E2]: Seogang Bridge [서강대교]
— Meeting an investor [E2]: Oakwood Premier Hotel Incheon [오크우드프리미어 인천]
— A dinner date [E3]: C156
— Making a snowman [E5]: Yulgok-ro 3-gil [율곡로3길]
— On a ‘date’ [E6]: First Garden, Paju [퍼스트가든]
— Getting chased [E11]: Gimpo Airport [김포국제공항]
— So-yeon’s mother’s restaurant [E11]: Jeongsimine [정심이네]

Tell Me What You Saw (2020), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Tracking down an aggressor [E4]: Lafesta [라페스타]

Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim (2016-17, 2020)

Romantic Doctor II (2020), ♡ added/submitted by Chelle
— Doldam Hospital: Pocheon Facility Management Corporation [포천시 시설관리공단]*
*(also in Romantic Doctor I, SBS, 2016-17)
— Directing traffic [E1]: Yeongdong-daero [영동대로]

Itaewon Class (2020), ♡ added/submitted by Marion and Mich KDL
— Bogwang Kosiwon (Bogwang Study Room): G Guesthouse [G게스트하우스]
— Taking a test [E1]: University of Seoul [서울시립대학교]
— Crossing the overpass [E1]: Noksapyeong (Yongsan-gu Office) Station [녹사평(용산구청)역]
— Yonggak High School [E3]: Dongtan Global High School [동탄국제고등학교]
— A drink & a call [E3]: State Tower Namsan [스테이트 타워 남산]
— Having a drink [E4]: The Finest [더파이니스트]
— An attempt to flirt [E4]: Master Seoul [마스터서울]
— Going clubbing [E5]: Pangyo Seven Venture Valley Bus Stop [판교세븐벤처벨리 정류장]
— A blind date [E6]: Pino Bistro Italiano [피노 이탈리안 레스토랑]
— Dinner with dad [E6]: Woonsan Korean Restaurant — Yeouido Branch [운산(雲山)여의도점]
— Chasing [E6]: Seokyeong Univ. Main Gate Daeil Foreign Language High School Bus Stop [서경대정문.대일외고 버스 정류장]
— Joining hands [E7]: Conrad Hotel Seoul [콘래드호텔]
— New Danbam [E8]: Oriole [오리올], ♡ added by Thom Musni

Itaewon Class (2020, episode 7)

— A place for meetings [E8]: Seoul Fortress Wall (Namsan/Mokmyeoksan section) [서울한양도성 서울성곽길 남산(목멱산)구간], ♡ added by Thom Musni
— Talking about Sae-ro-yi [E8]: colline [콜린]
— A dinner [E9]: Seogang 8-kyoung [서강8경]
— Getting sentenced [E10]: Seoul Central District Court [서울중앙지방법원]
— Making a decision [E10]: Staircase Sowol-ro [소월로 계단]
— Running away [E10]: Gaon Culture Park [가온문화공원]

XX (2020), ♡ added/submitted by Marion KDL
— Bar XX: De La Mano [델라마노]
— After-work walk [E3]: Seongmisan-ro 29-gil [성미산로29길]
— Regular meeting spot [E5]: Cheon-Kwang Church [천광성결교회]

Crash Landing on You (2019-20), ♡ added/submitted by Marion KDL
— Military village: Taean Film Set [안면도 태안리 정혁집세트장]
— Taking a photo [E4]: First-Schreckfeld
— Overnight stay [E11]: Red Ginseng Spa [홍삼스파참숯가마사우나]
— Buying sweets [E11]: Schweizer Heimatwerk — Uriana Street Branch
— Waiting for an adversary [E12]: Cheongdam Station [청담역]
— Networking evil [E12]: Woonsan Korean Restaurant — Yeouido Branch [운산(雲山)여의도점]
— [E13]: Hantangang Sky Bridge [한탄강하늘다리], ♡ added by Thom Musni
— Swiss home [E16]: House Kaiserstuhl-Bürglen, Switzerland

Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life (2019-20)

Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life (2019), ♡ added/submitted by Marion KDL & Chelle
— Hero Chicken: Hwahongtong Chicken [화홍통닭]
— A dinner treat [E50]: Mano di Chef Samseong [마노디셰프 삼성점]
— Meeting by chance [E50]: KBIZ Korean Federation of Small and Medium Business [중소기업중앙회]

Be Melodramatic (2019), ♡ submitted by Chelle
— Sisterly bonding [E12]: Mano di Chef Samseong [마노디셰프 삼성점]

Romance Is A Bonus Book (2019), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— Having dinner [E3]: Salotto Bombom

Meloholic (2017), ♡ added by Thom Musni
Samcheong-dong Korea Guesthouse [삼청동 코리아 게스트하우스]

The Royal Gambler (2016), ♡ added by Lr
— Audience with the king [E2]: Changdeokgung Palace [창덕궁]

Queen In-hyun’s Man (2012), ♡ added by Mich KDL
— A news report [E3]: Yulgok-ro 3-gil [율곡로3길]

Padam Padam (2011-12), ♡ added by Marion KDL
Anseong Farmland [안성팜랜드]

Stairway to Heaven (2003-04, episode 12)

Stairway To Heaven (2003-04), ♡ added by Marion KDL
— Meeting each other again [E12]: Noksapyeong (Yongsan-gu Office) Station [녹사평(용산구청)역]

Jungmun Tourism Complex [중문관광단지]
View listing for the hotels and amenities at this complex.

Gwanghallu-won Garden [광한루원]
Lots of dramas added by Lr — view listing to see more.

NEWLY ADDED MOVIES

Tune in For Love (유열의 음악앨범) (2019)
Choong Ang High School [중앙고등학교]

NEWLY ADDED VARIETY SHOWS

MONSTA X TWOTUCKBEBE Day (2020, ep 1)

MONSTA X’s TWOTUCKBEBE Day [몬스타엑스의 투턱베베와의 하루] (2020)
NCsoft Headquarters [엔씨소프트 R&D센터]

NEWLY ADDED TEASERS

Memorist (2020), ♡ added by Marion KDL
Anseong Farmland [안성팜랜드]

When The Weather Is Fine (2020, episode 4)

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