Netflix Original K-drama Our Beloved Summer is adored by fans unconditionally. The drama has innumerable hilarious moments as well as emotional ones. It is impressive how the actors, Choi Woong and Kim Da-Mi, have acted so real. The teens, lazy Choi Ung, and topper Kook Yeon-Su have taken over the fans by all means. And as they grew into adults, living an unbelievable life, the story kept growing interesting. For me, what was more unbelievable than their adult life is the fact that they dated. Opposites do attract each other but they seemed so similar too. Both were stubborn, childish, and quick to react, it was just that Yeon-Su was good at holding back her feelings and remaining a bit cold-hearted. Nonetheless, Ung was also a dumbo to never say her how much he loved her. After all, words of affirmation are an important part of a healthy relationship.
The drama has a good amount of sites you can, actually, YOU MUST, visit. From high school to the parks. Here is your complete list of must-visit based on the K-drama, Our Beloved Summer.
Our Beloved Summer Filming Location
Many beautiful places in Seoul, South Korea were used for the filming of Our Beloved Summer. The cinematography is impressive and the choice of location gives me good vibes about the team. Overall excellent work is done by the entire crew.
Choong Ang High School, Seoul
Located at Jong-ro near Samcheongdong-Gil, Choongang High School is a famous spot for filming in South Korea. One of the very popular series ‘Winter Sonata’ was filmed at Choongang High School only.
This high school was a filming spot for Our Beloved Summer too. In Our Beloved Summer, high-school life is a major part of the story. Ung and Kook meet in high school and their documentary which brought them back together was also rooted in high school.
Jeollabuk-do is the province of South Korea. Alike the whole country, this place is an amazing attraction for tourists. However, taking Our Beloved Summer into account, The Family Restaurant of Ung in Our Beloved Summer is Maedang in reality. You can spot the restaurant in the first episode itself. The restaurant has classic Korean architecture, which makes it’s even more attractive.
You can visit the place any day and enjoy delicious Korean cuisine. The active hours are 11:30 am to 10:00 pm every day.
Jang-an Park, South Korea
In Our Beloved Summer Episode 2, there is a flashback to the time when Ung and Kook Yeon-su were dating. They were in a park reading books while Kook had her head resting on Ung’s leg. As much as I loved that scene, I saw the fight coming. And it happened! They ended up fighting. Ung was not very verbal about his affection for Kook and that pissed her off in the park scene.
In reality, that park where they were having a romantic low-key picnic date was the Jang-an Park, Suwon, in reality.
The park is naturally beautiful and well-maintained by the people. If ever you go to Seoul with your significant other, do have a picnic date over there.
The Adorable And Crazy Cast Of Our Beloved Summer
Major roles are Choi Ung and Kook Yeon-su. The crazy teenagers are totally different from one another who somehow fall in love and after a long time of relationship, they break up. Choi Woo-shik presented the zero academic performing guy who turns out a great artist “Go-oh”, Choi Ung in the series. Meanwhile, Kim Da-mi played the role of independent, and serious lady Kook Yeon-Su, the topper from high school.
Other than our crazy couple, we also see Kim Sung-Cheol playing Kim Ji-ung, Choi Ung’s best friend. Ji-ung also works as a producer in the second part of Ung and Kook’s documentary. The two Ungs share a sweet bond of true friendship. Kim Ji-ung even kidnaps the couple to shoot the documentary at one point.
The stunning beauty Roh Jeong-eui played NJ in the series. She is a famous idol and grows feelings for Choi Ung later on. Another true friend of Choi Ung is Gu Eun-ho, played by Ahn Dong-goo; he is also the manager of Ung.
Some other great actors in the series are Park Won-sang, Seo Jeong-Yeon, Park Jin-Joo, and more.