Saturday Summary #9

Strongest Deliveryman (2017, episode 7)

I’m very much fascinated right now by what the geographical coherence of filming locations does with the overall narrative storyline of K-Dramas.

So if you look at Bride of the Water God, for instance, the filming locations are all over the place geographically speaking. But also the narration of the drama, as a lot of people mentioned, is not always very stringent.
Then, take a look at Strongest Deliveryman: there is such a coherence in place, geographically speaking and, until now, the same goes for the storyline (please let it continue this great!). So in episode 7 for instance, Gang-Soo (Go Gyung-Pyo) piggybacks Dan-Ah (Chae Soo-Bin) home. He will take an overhead bridge, walk pass a wall, and pass by a restaurant. All these places are not only narratively aligned, but also geographically. Because to get to that restaurant in RL this in actually one way you can take. I’m also 100% that Dan-Ah’s house is right up the alley of that restaurant; but neither Naver nor Daum have street view there. For sure one cannot say the same thing, for example, about Habaek’s & So-Ah’s date in episode 16; you’d need a helicopter to do this in real life.

You guessed it: today’s bi-weekly update is very heavy on the Strongest Deliveryman (최강 배달꾼) (KBS2, 2017) side
(12 filming locations up; more to come soon!).

I’m also proud to present:
Gil Ra-im’s & Sunny’s House (submitted by Mich)
Noh Ji-wook’s office

… and a shoutout goes to Mich, for your support ❤️


There is a NEW FUNCTION here on KDL. You can now search by drama! The alphabetical list of all K-Dramas on KDL for which you can find filming locations is by no means finished, but we’ll be completing it as quickly as possible. Many thanks to Mich and Sheela for the suggestion!

Fight For My Way (2017, episode 7)

Want to see all the 33 Fight For My Way filming locations in a different light? Read our thematic overview. I start from the locations (of course)… to talk about the drama.


Bride of the Water God 2017 (2017, episode 16)

A farewell kiss but also one that transmits god’s powers on Nodeulseom [노들섬].


Live Up To Your Name, Dr. Heo (2017, episode 1)

Our Joseon acupuncturist arrives in 2017 at Cheonggyecheon Stream [청계천] and Kim Nam-gil surfaces on our small screens again (squee!)


Strongest Deliveryman (2017, episode 4)

Live Up To Your Name, Dr. Heo
— Arriving in 2017, E1, 2: Cheonggyecheon Stream [청계천], ♡ submitted by Mich
— Arriving in 2017 #2, E1: Gwanghwamun Square [광화문광장]
— On the ambulance, E2: Hangang Bridge [한강대교]
— Choi Yeon-Kyung’s workplace: CKU [국제성모병원]

Bride of the Water God 2017 (2017)
— Talk on a rooftop, E9: Lotte World Tower [롯데월드타워]
— Learning the truth & a kiss, E16: Nodeulseom [노들섬]

Strongest Deliveryman (2017)
— THE Restaurant Ichajeon [이차전]
— Jung-Im’s restaurant: Nokdu Janggun [녹두장군]
— Jumping into Han River, E2: Gwangjin Bridge [광진교]
— Background to a fight, E2: Lotte World Tower [롯데월드타워]
— A set up date, E3: Godam 2015 [고담2015]
— A call to action, E4, E5: Nodeulseom [노들섬]
— In jail: Iksan Prison Set [익산교도소세트장]
— The drunken love confession, E7: LeHoi [레호이]
— On the way home, E7: Overpass Itaewon-dong
— On the way home, E7 #2: Sowol-ro 38-gil [소월로38길]

Falsify (2017)
— Jumping into Han River, E16: Gwangjin Bridge [광진교]
— Appearing in E16: Sungnyemun Gate/Namdaemun Gate [숭례문/남대문]

Suspicious Partner (2017)
Noh Ji-wook’s office

Secret Forest (2017)
— Café, E3: 5500012 Caffe [5500012카페]
— Café #2, E3: 2Cafe [2카페]

Chicago Typewriter (2017)
— Driving past on a date E9: Sungnyemun Gate/Namdaemun Gate [숭례문/남대문]

Goblin (2016-17)
Sunny’s & Eun-tak’s House

Bubblegum (2015)
— Dad’s grave, E6: Daegwallyeong Sky Ranch [대관령 하늘목장]

Hello Monster/Remember You (2015)
— Lee Hyun’s office: Café Zino [지노 파주]
— Chasing after Lee Hyun, E1: Samcheong-ro [삼청로] Stone Wall

Healer (2014)
— A meeting place: Nodeulseom [노들섬]

Secret Garden (2010-11)
Gil Ra-im’s House, ♡ submitted by Mich
— An unwanted kiss, E8: Yeoju Police Station [여주경찰서]

Other places
—Serving as a background: Hangang Railway Bridge [한강철교]

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