So, there’s a new drama that I’m currently crazy of. It’s called Lucky Romance (운빨로맨스), starred by Ryu Junyeol and Hwang Jungeum. The drama is currently aired in MBC every Wednesday & Thursday at 10pm KST. It is a romance comedy drama about a woman who believes in superstition and a genius man who doesn’t believe it all. Their lives get entangled when the woman needs a man who was born in year of tiger to save her sister in comatose state.
I was interested to watch this drama because I’m a big fan of Hwang Jungeum. (Look at the dramas I mentioned before, 2 of them had Hwang Jungeum in it!) People said that her characters lately are too similar. I did agree about that when I read the synopsis and watch the preview, but when I watch her acting I don’t really think that’s true. While for Ryu Junyeol, I first saw him on Reply 1988 as Junghwan. He’s not the typical Korean handsome flowerboy, but his acting was awesome. He’s full of charm! And when watching Lucky Romance, I fall harder for him. LOL.
Enough with the intro, here is the compilation of Lucky Romance shooting locations that I found!
1. Ilsan Lake Park
It’s the shooting location for the drama teaser. They filmed it during spring when cherry blossoms on its peak. It was so pretty!
2. Jeongseon High1 Resort Casino & Yangyang Solbeach Resort
Most of introduction scene in episode 1 was filmed here. Casino scene where Suho and Bonui first met was in Jeongseon High1 Resort Casino. While the failed demo of Genius 2 and Gary Choi first appearance were in Yangyang Solbeach Resort.
Jeongseon High1 Resort (casino)
265, High1-gil, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do
강원도 정선군 사북읍 하이원길 265 (사북읍)
Yangyang Solbeach Resort
Gangwondo, Yangyang-gun, Sonyangmyeon, Osan-ri 23-4
강원도 양양군 손양면 오산리 23-4
3. Gyeongpodae Beach
It’s where Bonui told Suho that he’s the type that better use of his body instead of brain. LOL.
Address: 산1-1 Anhyeon-dong, Gangneung-si, Kangwon
4. MBC Sangam Area
I think a lot of scenes were taken here. For example, this scene is taken in front of Starbucks in MBC Sangam building (source).
And my favorite scene, when Suho told Bonui to go home “심보늬 집에가자” o<-< It’s near MBC office. If you walk from DMC station to MBC HQ direction, it’s across the intersection before SBS Prism Tower. I recognized this spot and have checked it on google streetview. LOL.
I believe the scene where Suho tried to stop Bonui from meeting Mr. Won was also in this area, between the back part of SBS Prism Tower and CJ E&M building.
I think the rain and pojangmacha scene were also filmed in MBC Sangam area. Couldn’t find the proof though.
267 Seongam-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Digital Media City Station (Airport Line, Gyeongui Line, or Line 6) Exit 9, walk 10 min
5. NHN Entertainment & Pangyo Techno Valley area
Front side and some parts of Zeze Factory is NHN Entertainment building in Pangyo Techno Valley, which is a complex of IT company offices. Until beginning of last year, my office was very close to the building. That’s why I felt familiar when I first saw it. Haha.
NHN Entertainment is a real game company. If you look closely, you can see that font they use for ZEZE Factory logo is the same as NHN Entertainment logo.
There’s cafe in the office area that owned by Ryangha. Apparently, it’s not a real cafe. The set is temporary built in the first floor of NHN Entertainment building office for the drama. The cafe franchise, Nolsoop, sponsored this drama.
The scene where Bonui had IF presentation is also nearby.
The scene where Bonui helping Mr. Won distributing the pamphlet was next to building. I recognized the elevator near the bridge!
There’s also scene where Suho rides a bike and sign of Pangyo direction was shown.
Address: 16, Daewangpangyo-ro 645beon-gil, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do
Nolsoop is a book & comic cafe, a cafe where you can also read book & comic available there. It’s the same cafe brand as the one in ZEZE factory office, but it’s the real cafe. They use the branch in Jamsil Sokchon Lake for the scene where Bonui met Gary Choi and persuade him to receive ZEZE offer to be their game model. Yup, that scene when Suho following Bonui because he’s curious and worried Bonui will do something strange. xD
Address: Seoul, Songpa-gu, Baekjegobun-ro 173 (Jamsil-dong) / 서울특별시 송파구 백제고분로 173(잠실동)
7. Morning Calm Village
Je Suho’s house is filmed here. The info about it is posted on the official website. They are using Penthouse A.
Address: Gangwon-do, Cheorwon-gun, Dongsong-eup, Jangheung-ri 2462 (map)
8. Saetbyeol Villa (Shim Bonui’s House) & Wau Children Park
This is the place that I’m most curious about. I found out that it’s in Sangsu area. Someone posted about a restaurant and said that the villa/apartment is nearby.
I couldn’t find the exact address of the villa, but here’s the restaurant address posted by the original blogger. Address: Tamra Sikdang (탐라식당), 서울특별시 마포구 와우산로3길 19 I’m curious about the park in front of the villa, whether it’s really there or actually on different location.
[UPDATE] I found another post about Bonui’s House. And the park is just across the apartment! It’s called Wau Children Park (source – photos & video on the link).
Address: 서울특별시 마포구 독막로19길 20-15 (map)
9. MBC Yeouido
Most of interior are filmed on the set in MBC Yeouido. Shim Bonui’s house, ZEZE Factory office including Je Suho’s room, Je Suho’s house, etc are filmed here (source1,source2). Check link for pictures.
10. Hotel Conrad Seoul
Remember the luxurious hotel of Suho and Bonui “first date”? It’s in Yeouido Conrad Hotel. (source)
Address: 10 Gukjegeumyung-ro, Yeoeuido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Address: 서울특별시 마포구 성암로 195-15 (map)
12. Incheon St. Mary’s Hospital
I’m not sure if all hospital related scene is in this hospital. But I found some filming videos & photos taken in this area. May contain spoiler.
Address: Incheon, Bupyeong-gu, Dongsu-ro 56
13. Back Chef
The sushi restaurant that Suho & Bonui went after visiting Bora at the hospital. Mmm, I meant the restaurant that Suho forced Bonui to go with him. LOL. You can see the restaurant logo during the drama ending.
I;m not sure if it’s the same branch as they used as the one where Suho and Amy went to. This one is in Gwanggyo, Suwon.
Address: 경기도 수원시 영통구 센트럴파크로127번길 95 (map)
14. Gapyeong Station Leisure
The place where ZEZE Factory riding the ATV during company workshop (source).
They used course A & B
Gapyeong Station Leisure (가평역레져)
경기도가평군 가평읍 달전리 627
15. Guryong Neighborhood Park (구룡근린공원)
The place where Suho and Amy had bike race turned out to be this park in DMC area (source), still close to MBC Sangam. Not in Pangyo as I guessed before.
Address: 서울특별시 마포구 월드컵북로 456
16. Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Area
Suho & Bonui sweet date on episode 12 was filmed in Suwon Hwaseong Fortress area (source).
Address: 경기도 수원시 팔달구 수원천로392번길 44-6 방화수류정
Some places with obvious sign:
17. Bus stop where Gary waited for Bonui
18. The place where Suho following drunken Bonui
Okay, that’s all for now. This post may contain inaccuracies. I’ll update it if I find more information!