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long time no see, Beanies! 🙋🏻 and same for these locations โ€“ check out our latest blogpost: https://koreandramaland.com/kdrama-location-2022-business-proposal-25-21-ghost-doctor-grid-crazy-love/

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we’re down to our last KDL roundup for the year, where we highlight our fave 2021 scenes & sites: https://koreandramaland.com/kdl-2021-kdrama-fave-scenes-locations/ โ€“ what are your faves? happy 2022!

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    Great! And super interesting as always. Weโ€™re almost in the Year of the Tiger! Happy New Year, @michh!

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Beanies, here’s the next KDL roundup in our series: Neighborhoods of the Year! which one(s) interest you? let us know in the comments! https://koreandramaland.com/kdl-2021-kdrama-neighborhoods/

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ohh Beanies, has it been a while or has it been a while 🥺 hope all of you have been well! we’re starting our annual round ups on KDL with this: https://koreandramaland.com/kdl-2021-kdrama-locations/

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been a while, all! we have a new KDL overview up for Youth of May: https://koreandramaland.com/youth-of-may-kdrama-overview/ โ€“ be sure to read up on the significance of 5.18, written by a contributor!

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    Cool! Wow, now I know so much more about the drama and the uprising, thank you. You guys are so thorough 👍🏼

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      aww thank you, we do our best as always 🤗 glad it’s educational and helps to give a deeper understanding of the drama’s related events 🥺 hope you’ve been well!

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        You, too! Thanks for providing so much good info for our favorite hobby.

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    Youโ€™ve provided some cool historical background reference explanations that add color to the drams. Thanks, it was fun to read.

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      thanks very much! glad you enjoyed the read ๐Ÿ™‚ for 5.18’s historical significance, i came across the Twitter thread while doing some research, and i thought it was too good not to share. thankful that the person who put it together was willing to contribute the write-up!

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feeling Youth of May withdrawals? relive the drama’s youthful energy & young love moments with our latest music blogpost: https://koreandramaland.com/youth-of-may-kdrama-music/ – any fave songs? ๐Ÿ™‚

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enjoying My Roommate Is A Gumiho so far! and we’re tracking locations here on KDL ๐Ÿ™‚

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    They’re reusing the houses of other dramas like Secret Garden.

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      ah! would that be Lee Dam’s house? because from what we know, Woo-yeo’s house is here ๐Ÿ™‚ This and thisare the Secret Garden houses we know of!

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        The cafรฉ they have met with Kang Hana is one of the houses.

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    I could be wrong, but I think the outside of the ML’s house looks like the one in Chicago Typewriter, and the inside looks like the one in Goblin.

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missing Vincenzo as much as I am? check out our KDL overview here (our first in a year!): https://koreandramaland.com/vincenzo-kdrama-overview/ – also, tell us your fave reference (song, drama, etc)!

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    Great! I learned so much stuff!

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      ❤️ yay glad to hear! we’re hoping to compile the other references but it’s gonna be a mammoth task as always 😅

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after my Move To Heaven x Taxi Driver binge this past weekend, Je-hoonie oppa is really shaking up my lil ‘ol kdrama heart (in a good way of course!) 💞 really liked him in Signal too!

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ever wondered how cohesive a Kdrama’s ‘world’ is/can be? check out our latest blog on ‘location seamlessness’: https://koreandramaland.com/combined-kdrama-filming-locations/ – tell us your thoughts!

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    Wow, what a lot of work these dramas have done! Itโ€™s very impressive to read that.

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      indeed! it may not seem much to the untrained eye, but for those in the know.. it is certainly quite a feat, and a lot of work too!

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        Yes, itโ€™s fun to be more โ€œin the knowโ€ thanks to you and koreandramaland. Thanks, mich!

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    This is amazing! Thanks!

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pwease vote in The Vincenzo Awards, aka The Vinnies Part 1: https://koreandramaland.typeform.com/to/m62fYuTk – more info
here!

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hey Vincenfam! here’s something fun for us to try out – vote in The Vincenzo Awards aka The Vinnies! Part 1 here: https://koreandramaland.typeform.com/to/m62fYuTk

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    (okay – DB keeps telling me i’ve posted an ‘inappropriate word’ but no idea what, so will post this in stages till i figure it out!)

    Hey Vincenfam! So as we know, our consigliere-extraordinaire SJK and Vโ€™s director Kim Hee-won were both nominated for the 57th Baeksang Arts Awards โ€“โ€“ an incredible honor indeed. And though they didnโ€™t win, we also know that they are winners in our hearts anyways.

    This led me to have a random thought: what if Vincenzo had its own awards ceremony? Hence, The Vincenzo Awards (aka the Vinnies) were born ✨ Just for us to have fun voting for our fave show in different categories!

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      So this is โ€˜Part 1โ€™, meaning yes, hopefully there will be a part 2 and beyond – but these take lots of time, brain power, and effort to create! If you would like to help with Part 2, all youโ€™ll have to do is to leave a comment here with:
      a category suggestion (E.g.: Memorable Team Babel Moment, Fave Drama Reference etc)
      3 or more nominees (pls add episode numbers)

      And we’ll do the rest 😉 The more creative, the better – weโ€™ll also be happy to credit you with your suggestion!

      However, please do NOT 🙅🏻‍♂️ suggest these categories as these will prob be in the final instalment: Favorite Vincenzo Actor, Favorite Vincenzo Actress, Favorite Vincenzo Character, Favorite Vincenzo Villain, Favorite Geumga Tenant, Favorite Cameo.

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        Voting for Part 1 closes in 1 week (21 May, 2359 KST/GMT+9), or when responses have been fully filled up. Have fun and looking forward to seeing what the results will be 🙌🏼

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    This is so cute. Thank you for sharing this. I had so much fun filling the questionnaire <3

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anyone else misses Memorials/Into The Ring, Goo Se-ra, or GongSera? here’s KDL’s guide to Incheon, the real life Mawon-gu: https://koreandramaland.com/incheon-guide-memorials-kdrama-mawon-gu/

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bravo, bellissimo, grazie, Vincenzo. how to say goodbye to you 🥺 here’s part two of the V locations you need to know in eps 11-20: https://koreandramaland.com/more-vincenzo-kdrama-filming-locations/

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i have never been more willing to wait two weeks for a drama’s return โ€“โ€“ that’s just how good episode 16 was. go get ’em signor consigliere. 🔫 💪🏼 go get ’em real bloody good.

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YEORIM I’VE MISSED YOU SO MUCH 🥺🥺🥺🥺 11 years on and still such a babe.

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    im so happy they did a yeorim reference! i was sad when gu yong ha was missing from the plant family ๐Ÿ™

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      clearly our Yeorim needs a much bigger stage than just being among fellow plant buddies 😂 this show has been so absolutely generous with the SJK references! brilliant through and through. suuuuper sad that there’s no eps next week, how am i(are we all) gonna get through it…..

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    I especially loved how he opened that fan with such flourish!!!

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      yes! i kinda wished V channeled more Yeorim but hey, i’ll take what i can get 😅 i had to pause the show for a bit and have a little scream before going into the ‘Park Hyo Shrine’ hahaha oh this show is amazing with sneaky references. wonder who the Park Hyo Shin fan in the production team is!

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        I will admit that I don’t know the reference to Park Hyo Shin.
        *off to google this*

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          Oh I just found him and realized I LOVE his voice since watching Mr Sunshine. Listening to him sing I find my eyes close and I just feel the emotions through his voice.
          WOW! Now I need to go back and watch this scene. heck I need to rewatch the whole drama. who am I kidding?

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            so Park Hyo Shin is also known as the ‘God of Music’, probably the reason he was referenced heh. the song that paralegal Nam briefly sang was the first line of Snow Flower (๋ˆˆ์˜ ๊ฝƒ). yes – his voice is amazing indeed!

            and tell me about it! i think this is one drama i’ll have no qualms about wanting to rewatch, just to relive all the hilarious moments again and again.

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            Ah I didn’t know that name for him, but it sure fits. His voice is truly incredible.

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hey @quirkycase! this website appears to have lifted your Vincenzo ep 9 review for their website: nachostime.co/ korean-drama/ episode-9-dramabeans-korean-drama-recaps/ – just wanna alert you.

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    they did the same with my Vincenzo blogpost (from Koreandramaland.com) and I’m trying to demand for them to take it down because I did NOT give them any permission to put it up. seems like they’re doing it with other websites’ content as well. they don’t seem to have a contact email (smart?) and the only way to reach them seems to be via the comments, which they moderate.

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    We should also tag @db-staff

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    Thank you so much for letting me know! I’ll be sure to pass this along to the staff if they haven’t seen it yet.

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hope y’all have been keeping safe, Beanies! been hiding away the last few weeks enjoying Vincenzo; here’s our latest blogpost on KDL: https://koreandramaland.com/vincenzo-kdrama-filming-locations/

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    Cool! I really loved the visuals in Ep 10, especially the abandoned Health University and the Rail tunnel with all the arches that reminded me of Italy.

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      hello dear @bbstl! and yes – Vincenzo’s totally been serving up the looks, and i’m not just talking about SJK hehe 😉 And good point about the structure of the rail tunnel! Didn’t make that connection at all. Really quite impressed with the location choices!

      Although… I was actually surprised to read that the show is 20 instead of 16 eps! Really hope that the team will be able to sustain the story for another 8 episodes, though I have no doubt that they’ll be able to do it as deftly as possible.

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        😬 I started to feel the show slowing down in 10 and thought ohhhh theyโ€™re starting to streeeetch every scene. Hope Iโ€™m wrong!

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          🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼 just about to watch 12 now!

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we put out some 2020 K-dramaland predictions on KDL and it’s time to revisit them: https://koreandramaland.com/2020-kdrama-predictions-recap/ – see which ones we got right! any 2021 predictions? ๐Ÿ™‚

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    I don’t have any predictions, but I do have a wishlist! I would love to see more of the seaside and the countryside. The cities always feel a little claustrophobic.

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      that sounds nice indeed, @pickleddragon! hopefully we continue to see more of Jeju and the countryside this year too ๐Ÿ™‚

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        Also thank you for the lovely site. I always visit when you put up the link and admire the research you’ve put into digging up the real places behind the scenes. It’s fascinating to see and learn more about these locations!

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          aww, thank you for the kind words! it’s truly a passion project of ours and it’s always gratifying to know that our hard work is appreciated. <3

          PS: i'm a BIG Memorials fan too!!

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happy 2021 all! what a start to the new year: sitting through 5 hours of the KBS Drama Awards just to watch my GongSera win Best Couple and Excellence in a Miniseries ❤️ congrats Nana & Sunghoon oppa!

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    How could they not win? They are the best OTP ever!!

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      i would have absolutely rioted if they weren’t recognised as such!! 😅 and i think they know it too – Nana spent like… 30 seconds of her (just as long) acceptance speech to thank him for being a good partner ❤️

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    Yay! They are the best couple indeed.

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      best couple of 2020 ❤️ and until i find a new fave couple this year!

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        also… they are 1/8 ‘Best Couples’ that won at the awards (KBS and their over-recognition haha) but we all know who the best BEST couple is ๐Ÿ˜‰

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          … the one that asked to reenact their most iconic scene, or if its too scandalous, the one with kiss scene being count. 🤣🤣🤣.

          And with this, i would say that oh jiho and geumbi-yang (pardon me for forgetting her real name) togerher with kim jiwon and park seojun won over songsong couple on year 2017.

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    So proud! Curse you Covid because I can’t see their beautiful faces!

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