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My Sweet Seoul

Based on a novel of the same name, the Korean drama My Sweet Seoul was highly acclaimed and said to be even better than the original book. This was because when making the drama the producers concentrated on its quality, and refused to be swayed by audience ratings and trends. The drama vividly portrays the life of a single woman in her thirties. Although this is not an unusual backdrop, the drama succeeded in drawing a large audience of women in their 20s and 30s, because of its exciting romantic story. The drama also had a wonderful OST.

● Drama Information

Broadcasting Station: SBS
Aired:June 6, 2008~August 1, 2008
Director:Park Heung-sik
Cast:Choi Kang-hee, Lee Seon-gyoon, Ji Hyeon-woo
Website: http://tv.sbs.co.kr/sweetseoul (Korean)


Synopsis
Eun-soo is 31 years old and works as a manager in an editing firm. On the day of her ex-boyfriend’s wedding, she meets Tae-oh, who wants to be a movie-director, and they have a one-night stand. While going out with Tae-oh, who is cute but has an uncertain future, Eun-soo is introduced to Kim Young-soo by her boss. Young-soo is a young CEO who owns an organic firm. He is warm-hearted, but quite ordinary, so Eun-soo is not particularly attracted to him. But after breaking up with Tae-oh, Eun-soo sees Young-soo’s true character and falls in love with him. However, the more she gets to know him, the more mysterious he becomes. Then, just before their wedding, Young-soo disappears. 

About the Characters

Oh Eun-soo_ Choi Kang-hee

Eun-soo is 31 years old and works as a manager in an editing firm. On the day of her ex-boyfriend’s wedding, she meets Tae-oh, who wants to be a movie-director, and they have a one-night stand. While going out with Tae-oh, who is cute but has an uncertain future, Eun-soo is introduced to Kim Young-soo by her boss. Young-soo is a young CEO who owns an organic firm. He is warm-hearted, but quite ordinary, so Eun-soo is not particularly attracted to him. But after breaking up with Tae-oh, Eun-soo sees Young-soo’s true character and falls in love with him. However, the more she gets to know him, the more mysterious he becomes. Then, just before their wedding, Young-soo disappears. 

Kim Young-soo _ Lee Seon-gyoon
Young-soo is 38 years old and is the CEO of an organic firm. He has always lived an upstanding life. He is introduced to Eun-soo and is attracted to her, but Eun-soo is dating Tae-oh. Young-soo is only ordinary in appearance, but he has a charming personality and as a result he is very popular with women. However, Eun-soo, whom he likes, has no particular interest in him. He carries a large burden of guilt because of his past involvement in an accident that killed his friend. He has lived a mundane life since the accident, but since he met Eun-soo, he feels like he could be happy for the first time. However, he fails to reveal his past and on the day of their wedding he disappears.  

Yoon Tae-oh _ Ji Hyeon-woo
24-year old Tae-oh dreams of becoming a movie director. He has a one-night stand with Eun-soo and starts a relationship with her. Despite his young age he is very confident, and has many admirers due to his good lucks and infectious, bubbly personality. To Eun-soo however he is only a good-looking boy, and he is upset she does not recognize him as a man. 

* The above photo courtesy of SBS

Filming Locations

Haruga Restaurant

After Jae-in’s wedding, Eun-soo goes to a beef restaurant with Tae-oh and some friends. There, she has an argument with Yoo-hee and the situation becomes awkward. This scene from the 7th episode of the drama was filmed at Haruga, a beef restaurant in Hwayang-dong. At a branch of the same restaurant in Hongdae, Eun-soo has a pleasant meal with her mother to celebrate her independence. Known for its simple yet stylish interior and delicious side dishes, the restaurant now has five branches in Seoul. The main menu is wanggalbi (jumbo ribs), which is available in both hot & spicy and light sauces.  

● Restaurant in Geondae
Location: Seoul, Gwangjin-gu, Hwayang-dong 49-6
Transportation:Subway Line 2, Geondae Ipgu (Konkuk Univ.) Station, exit 1→Walk straight 100 meters and turn right→Turn left at the first small intersection→Walk ahead for 200 meters and you will find the restaurant on the left.
Tel: +82-2-462-1469


U-do Island in Jeju-do
To relieve her stress, Eun-soo goes on a trip to Jeju-do Island with Yoo-hee and Jae-eun. On the boat to U-do (an island in Jeju-do), the three sing the theme song from an animation movie. On the island, which is ringed by a white sand beach, they unburden themselves of their worries and promise eternal friendship. Called U-do (U means cow) because it is shaped like a lying cow, U-do is famous for its clean, white beaches, which are made from crushed white coral. The beach is the only one of its kind in Korea. Movies Siworae and My Mother the Mermaid were filmed here.

Jeju-do O’Sulloc Museum & Sulloc Dawon
Eun-soo is in charge of publishing Young-soo’s organic firm’s company newsletter. One day, they visit Jeju-do together for work. As he watches Eun-soo collecting information, Young-soo finds he is attracted to her. One scene was shot in an expansive green tea field, which is a very popular destination for young couples. The landscape of O’Sulloc Dawon and the O’Sulloc Museum, from where you can view Mt. Hallasan, is also a must-see destination for those interested in tea. Please note that to get there, you need to rent a car or take a taxi.  

Room & Rumour Café, Hongdae
In the first episode, Eun-soo meets Yoo-hee and Jae-in in a café, Here Jae-in tells Eun-soo and Yoo-hee about her fiancée and they all enjoy a glass of wine. After finishing their conversation, Jae-in hurriedly leaves to meet her mother to order wedding invitation cards. This scene was filmed in Room & Rumour café in Hongdae (Hongik Univ.). This café is famous because Kim Ki-duk’s movie Time was also filmed there. The café has a cozy interior and comfortable chairs. Thick, chewy waffles and freshly brewed coffee are the most popular items on the menu  


Transportation:Subway Line 2, Hongdae Ipgu Station, exit 5→Walk in the direction of Hongik University and turn right towards Geukdong Broadcast Station at the university’s main entrance→At the big three-way intersection, cross the first crossroad


Geoulmot Restaurant in the National Museum of Korea
After quitting her job, Eun-soo rewards herself for her hard work by having dinner in a fancy restaurant. She orders steak and wine and spends some quality time by herself. Geoulmot (Reflecting Pond) is a Western restaurant inside the National Museum of Korea. It is a good place to dine alone or with friends. This is also where Eun-soo introduces Young-soo to her family after deciding to marry him.  


Children’s Grand Park
In the 12th episode, Eun-soo and Young-soo go on a date to the zoo. They visit the Children’s Grand Park, which holds a zoo, a botanical garden, and a recreation park. It is visited by couples and families and is especially popular in the spring when the cherry blossoms are out in full bloom. If you want to experience beautiful nature within Seoul city, this is a good place to visit. Admission to the Park is free, but some facilities inside charge a fee.  

Korea Travel Phone: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Website:
http://www.sisul.or.kr/grobal/eng/park/park01.jsp (Korean, English)
Transportation: Subway Line 7, Children’s Grand Park station, exit 1→Walk 100 meters


N Seoul Tower
To comfort Eun-soo who is upset about the possible divorce of her parents, Young-soo takes her to N Seoul Tower. In the 14th episode, Eun-soo tells Young-soo that as a young child, she came to the N Seoul Tower with her brother when her parents had a fight. It is here that Young-soo proposes to Eun-soo. In the 15th episode, Eun-soo comes here again after Young-soo suddenly disappears right before their wedding. N Seoul Tower is the symbol of Seoul and is always filled with couples. It has a beautiful panoramic view of the city. On the steel fence outside N Seoul Tower couples place padlocks to pledge their eternal love. When going up to the tower, don’t forget to take the red cable car just as Eun-soo and Young-soo did.  





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