One of my favourite Korean dramas this year was Goblin (or “Dokkaebi” in Korean), so I decided to visit some of the drama’s filming locations during my trip to Korea in spring this year.
Given the drama’s popularity, you can easily find articles online that list down all the places featured in Goblin. I didn’t manage to visit all of them, as many of the locations were situated outside Seoul, and some places like Sunny’s chicken restaurant didn’t look very interesting to me so I gave them a miss. Here are a few of the more accessible (and interesting) ones that I visited.
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Every moment with you shone, every moment was worth it.
Genre: Supernatural, fantasy, romance, comedy
Synopsis: Kim Shin (played by Gong Yoo) was once a formidable warrior who slayed countless enemies in Goryeo. After his death, he is reborn as a dokkaebi (an immortal better known as a goblin in the English-speaking world) as a punishment and reward for the many lives he took as a human. He searches for his destined bride (Kim Go Eun) who is the only one capable of pulling out the sword stuck in his chest to end his life of immortality. Along the way, he ends up being unlikely housemates with a grim reaper (Lee Dong Wook). Hijinks ensue and the past and present start to intertwine…
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Vampire drama lacks fangs and blood for you to sink your teeth into.
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If I could turn back time, I would still choose to watch this drama again.
Genre: Thriller, mystery, action, crime, fantasy
Synopsis: Criminal profiler Park Hae Young (Lee Je Hoon) discovers an antiquated walkie talkie which enables him to communicate with detective Lee Jae Han (Cho Jin Woong) in the past. The both of them work together to solve cold cases, only to realise that changing the past not only uncovers the ugly truth, but it also brings about consequences that are greater than what they can imagine.
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“The King’s Face” is more than just a pretty face. And alas, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.
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Detectives, psychopaths, monsters and brains, brains, brains! The result of this formula? 15 + alpha. Because there’s no cleverer way to say “I love you”.
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Genius musicians involved in piano battles, company tussles, revenge and murder. But “Five Fingers” is more hair-pulling frustration than nail-biting excitement.
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This is probably not an apt comparison, but as an avid drama watcher, wanting to visit a location that appeared in your favourite show is like how a religious person would want to visit the Mecca or Vatican City. When I see an exceptionally beautiful or memorable scene in a show, I sometimes find myself curious about the exact location of that place and wish I could insert myself into that scene. This thought did cross my mind while watching “Secret”, so I went to do some research on two particular places in the show that caught my eye. Perhaps fellow fans who are visting Korea in the near future may want to pay these places a visit and relieve those drama moments!
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