Long Time No See: Revisiting Past Locations in 2022 K-Dramas (Part 1)
Korean Dramaland
by MichKDL
1y ago
Disclaimer: This blogpost is © Koreandramaland.com and is NOT PERMITTED to be reproduced/reposted on other websites, whether in part or in full, without prior consent or permission from KDL. All screencaps belong to KBS2, SBS, MBC, tvN, JTBC, Netflix. by Mich KDL Over the six (!) years that we’ve been running KDL, Marion and I have seen many K-drama locations come and go. Some continue to prove their longevity with frequent features year on year; others make occasional appearances to remind us of their existence; while there are those that remain one-hit wonders, or simply fade into oblivion ..read more
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KDL 2021 Roundup #3: Our Favorite Scenes and Sites
Korean Dramaland
by MichKDL
2y ago
Disclaimer: This round-up is © Koreandramaland.com and is NOT PERMITTED to be reproduced/reposted on other websites, whether in part or in full, without prior consent or permission from KDL. All screencaps belong to KBS2, SBS, tvN, Netflix. by Marion & Mich KDL As 2021 comes to a close, so does our annual Roundups. Even with all the changes that continue to happen in our pandemic era, one thing (in our world) does not: and that’s how KDL is for the fans, by the fans. And we are ever so thankful to have the support of our readers and contributors alike! So per our usual tradition, we’re co ..read more
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KDL 2021 Roundup #2: Neighborhoods of the Year
Korean Dramaland
by MichKDL
2y ago
Disclaimer: This round-up is © Koreandramaland.com and is NOT PERMITTED to be reproduced/reposted on other websites, whether in part or in full, without prior consent or permission from KDL. All screencaps belong to KBS2, SBS, MBC, tvN, JTBC, Netflix. by Marion & Mich KDL And the shifts continue in our second KDL Roundup: Neighborhoods of the Year. But in contrast to our Most Seen Locations list, this seemed to be a little less surprising for us. This is mostly because K-Dramaland neighborhood staples continued to stand their ground, even as much as new neighborhoods were important for ou ..read more
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KDL 2021 Roundup #1: Most Seen Locations in K-Dramaland
Korean Dramaland
by MichKDL
2y ago
Disclaimer: This round-up is © Koreandramaland.com and is NOT PERMITTED to be reproduced/reposted on other websites, whether in part or in full, without prior consent or permission from KDL. All screencaps belong to KBS2, SBS, MBC, tvN, JTBC, Netflix. by Mich & Marion KDL As 2021 begins to reach its end, it’s time to kick off our annual KDL round-ups – starting with our Most Seen Locations for the year! With the ongoing pandemic still keeping us indoors and/or on our respective shores, many of us naturally turn to dramas to live vicariously through their characters. As much as they seem t ..read more
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Youth of May (2021) — An Overview
Korean Dramaland
by MichKDL
2y ago
Disclaimer: This overview is © Koreandramaland.com and is NOT PERMITTED to be reproduced/reposted on other websites, whether in part or in full, without prior consent or permission from KDL. All screencaps belong to KBS2. Updated 04 August 2021 SUMMARY Youth of May [오월의 청춘] (KBS2, 2021) Written by Lee Kang, Directed by Song Min-yeop Genre: Romance/Melodrama Production company: Story Hunter Production May 3 ~ Jun 8 2021 [Mon & Tues] 12 episodes A historical fiction drama that revolves around young South Koreans in the city of Gwangju, May 1980. Like any other youth, they chase their pas ..read more
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Of Youthful Energy and Young Love: Music in Youth Of May
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by MichKDL
2y ago
Disclaimer: This overview/blogpost is © Koreandramaland.com and is NOT PERMITTED to be reproduced/reposted on other websites, whether in part or in full, without prior consent or permission from KDL. All screencaps belong to KBS2. by Mich KDL “I look forward to May the most every year. On a May night, even if you sing badly, the grasshoppers help you out.” –– Hwang Hee-tae, episode 3 Just like how 2020’s When My Love Blooms brought back music from the 90s to the modern-day viewer’s consciousness, the 80s themed Youth of May has also done the same for mid-late 70s tunes. Even amid the backdrop ..read more
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Vincenzo (2021) — An Overview
Korean Dramaland
by MichKDL
2y ago
Disclaimer: This overview is © Koreandramaland.com and is NOT PERMITTED to be reproduced/reposted on other websites, whether in part or in full, without prior consent or permission from KDL. All screencaps belong to Netflix. Updated 30 May 2021 SUMMARY VINCENZO [빈센조] (Netflix/tvN, 2021) Written by Park Jae-bum, Directed by Kim Hee-won Genre: Drama/Dark Comedy Production company: Studio Dragon [스튜디오드래곤] February 20 ~ May 2 2021 [Sat & Sun] 20 episodes Vincenzo Cassano, an Italian mafia consigliere who was adopted as a child, returns to his homeland of South Korea in pursuit of hidden go ..read more
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A Seamless Blend: Combining Filming Locations in K-Dramaland
Korean Dramaland
by MichKDL
2y ago
  Disclaimer: This blogpost is © Koreandramaland.com and is NOT PERMITTED to be reproduced/reposted on other websites, whether in part or in full, without prior consent or permission from KDL. All screencaps belong to tvN, KBS2, MBC, and JTBC. by Mich KDL The more I watch K-dramas and learn about their respective locations, the more wonder and respect I have for their location scouting and planning teams. Because it is one thing to scout for drama locations; it’s a different thing to plan an entirely cohesive world around them. This is a topic I’ve covered in a few other blogposts, like ..read more
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A Guide to Incheon: Memorials’ Real Life Mawon-gu
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by MichKDL
2y ago
Memorials (2020, episode 2) Disclaimer: This blogpost is © Koreandramaland.com and is NOT PERMITTED to be reproduced/reposted on other websites, whether in part or in full, without prior consent or permission from KDL. All screencaps belong to KBS2. by Mich & Marion KDL In our opinion, Memorials was everything a drama should be: fun and unique, with equal parts sweetness and quirkiness, a big dash of chemistry and lots of heart. Most of all, consistency is key; and one was how its fictional Mawon District (or Mawon-gu) was very consistently set in a single area: Incheon. In fact, we notice ..read more
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More Vincenzo Filming Locations Worthy of a Standing Ovation
Korean Dramaland
by MichKDL
2y ago
Disclaimer: This blogpost is © Koreandramaland.com and is NOT PERMITTED to be reproduced/reposted on other websites, whether in part or in full, without prior consent or permission from KDL. All screencaps belong to Netflix. by Mich KDL Bravo, Vincenzo, bravo. You deserve all the standing ovations possible –– and then some. Indeed, this drama was nothing short of incredible, and one that’s made an indelible mark on many viewers over the past months, Marion and me included. Not only has it consistently ranked in Netflix’s Top 10  shows over its run, it also has the fourth highest premiere ..read more
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