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‘It’s Okay Not To Be Okay’ Fans Can Check Out The K-Drama’s Most Memorable Places

This Filipina K-drama fan takes us to the filming locations of “It’s Okay Not To Be Okay”!

With our current favorite K-drama It’s Okay Not To Be Okay having aired its finale last weekend, we can’t help but feel hungover from this compelling series that was more than a just love story. Starring Kim Soo-hyun as Moon Gang-tae and Seo Ye-ji as Ko Mun-yeong, IONTBO endeared us to the troubled couple and their friends, and showed us that true love and friendship based on wholehearted acceptance will overcome any obstacle or challenge that life may bring. 

Admit it, we’ve grown fond of the motley crew of characters that have made Gang-tae and Mun-yeong’s lives interesting and very colorful. The show has also shed light on the importance of mental well-being, and how a safe and caring environment can heal any emotional or psychological wound.

One of the most notable things about IONTBO is its setting; the story unfolded on two major locations, namely, OK Psychiatric Hospital where Gang-tae works as a caregiver and Sang-tae began his artistic career, and The Curse Castle, a grand mansion in the middle of the forest where Mun-yeong grew and lived while writing her books. These two places symbolized familial love and played pivotal roles in defining and redefining the meaning of family for the two leads. As its finale would reveal, love comes in many forms, and “home” transcends the confines of a physical structure like a house.

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Imee Lee, a Filipina who’s lived in South Korea for two years and has been a fan of K-dramas since she was in high school, maintains a YouTube and Facebook page, Mee in Korea, about her life and experiences in Korea, sharing in particular her adventures in K-dramaland.

Some of her latest posts show her discoveries on three of IONTBO’s filming locations. She specifically headed to the OK Psychiatric Hospital, The Cursed Castle, and Gang-tae and Mun-yeong’s first date place, the Sogeumsan Suspension Bridge. When asked how she finds these filming locations, Imee reveals that her source is Korean site Naver. From there, she locates the filming locations of her favorite dramas using a map and plans her trips accordingly. She also doesn’t stop at just one visit; she schedules a subsequent trip to a location if she wants to take more photos or gather more information for her social media sites.

Excited to find out what Imee uncovered from her trip? Check out the gallery below for the details:

If you want to see more of these three major IONTBO filming locations, check out Imee’s IONTBO adventures at the following links:

OK Psychiatric Hospital – Secret Blue Cafe

The Cursed Castle - Ko Mun Yeong's House

Sogeumsan Suspension Bridge

Main photo courtesy of Netflix.