For Park Dong Hoon, the neighborhood restobar is the safest place in Hugye, and he goes there whenever he wants to be alone, away from the observant eyes of the Hugye gang and Yoon Hee. Over the course of our story, it’s a place where he lets show his longing, smiles, worry, and even his tears.
It’s also the special spot where he invites Ji An to join him. From the time he takes Ji An there for a drink in Episode 6, to the time they have their bittersweet farewell in Episode 16, the restobar sees several important and increasingly-intimate scenes unfold between them.
As usual with other locations in this show, the restobar is packed with symbolism and things to discover. For one thing, there’s at least one male-female couple in almost every instance.
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The Hoogye rail tracks are one of the most frequently appearing locations in My Ahjussi, and for good reason: they bring out the alpha male in Dong Hoon.
Dong Hoon is often described as a beta male, as someone who goes with the flow and doesn’t take ownership of his life. Admittedly, Dong Hoon has an unusual level of restraint and tolerance, but that does not mean he is a passive observer of life. He overlooks and tolerates as much as possible, but is quick to take action whenever he deems it necessary. The rail tracks are a testament to this, because that’s where we see Dong Hoon taking action again and again, for better or for worse: Continue reading My Mister Locations: The Rail Tracks (Part 4/5) →
The fictional Hoogye Stop (which is actually Sinjeongnegeori Subway Station on Line 2) stands as a silent witness to some of the more intimate moments in the progression of Lee Ji An and Park Dong Hoon’s relationship, one where they begin as enemies but later turn to something a little more, or perhaps much more, than just friends. Continue reading My Mister Locations: Hoogye Stop (Part 3/5) →
Hoogye-dong, the neighborhood in which the three ahjussi brothers are born and raised, is a fictional place created by screenwriter Park Hae Young exclusively for My Ahjussi. Although ‘it is said to exist at the “mouth” of Seoul’, some of the key locations in the drama series, such as Jung Hee’s bar and Sang Hoon and Ki Hoon’s cleaning company, are actually located outside Seoul city. Continue reading My Mister Filming Locations →
As early as episode 12, after Dong Hoon and Yoon Hee’s confrontation, the show makes two things clear: (1) their marriage is over. It’s not a question of whether it will end, but how. (2) As Dong Hoon wonders about the ‘how’, Ji An appears. What does this mean?
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Oh Nara: My Ahjussi has become our fond memories! Hoogye! Hoogye! Hoogye! Chan-ul Piuge! (Empty our glasses) At last, reuniting with the much missed My Ahjussi people. While eating sea snails at a restaurant just like Jeong Hee’s, in a restaurant in Pyeongchangdong, we created yet another fond memory together. No one could bear to leave, so the place was lively until morning. Be well (farewell) for now.
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Hoogye-dong is a fictional place in Seoul, “a neighborhood in which warm people gather and endure the harsh world together.” (More here). But could Hoogye-dong have also been inspired by Hygge, the Danish concept of happiness?
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Hoo-Gye-dong is a fictional place created by screenwriter Park Hae Young exclusively for My Ajusshi. Enjoy this lovely Korean article on the magic of this imagined place full of warmth and cheer.
Translation by @chickfactor from Soompi
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In case you ever want to visit Dong Hoon and Ji An’s neighborhood, Hoogye…
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