In less than three weeks, the 2018 Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang, South Korea, will kick off its ceremony.
In a sudden change of events, North Korea will be sending not only their athletes, 230-member cheering squad, a 140-member Samjiyon Orchestra and possibly the famous North Korean version of K-pop group, the 20-member Morangbong Band may perform in South Korea.
The Morangbong Band is comprised of 20 female military members created by Kim Jong Un in 2012.
North Korea’s involvement in this Winter Olympics will give ease to many hesitant travelers as many were wary of safety. Now, on the contrary, tThe 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang will be a showcase of peace between two Koreas as athletes will enter the ceremony as a unified team under a single flag.
The sudden news of North Korea’s attendance at the 2018 Winter Olympics is posing a logistical challenge as the Games are only a few week away.
Episodes 11 & 12
Today, 6:30 p.m.: Just as Amogae captured Lord Cho, Gildong opens up Hwalbinjung to lure Prince Chungwon. Gildong approaches Prince Chungwon as he holds a grand feast, and spreads negative rumors for the King’s ears.
Today, 7:45 p.m.: The King is enraged at hearing his father’s evil endeavors from Noksu. Royal historian Gilhyun discovers a record questioning King Sejo’s legitimacy, leading to bloodshed in court. Gildong uses this opportunity against Prince Chungwon.
‘Oh, The Mysterious’
Episodes 21 & 22 (Mon); 23 & 24 (Tues)
Monday, 7:45 p.m.: Jong-sam in engulfed in guilt at Jin-young getting stabbed, blaming himself. Pil-seong is agitated by Jong-sam probing and getting closer to his past. Jong-sam realizes Pil-seong knows who he really is.
Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Jong-sam and Soo-chil learn the truth about Jin Jung-gil’s death, and push forward to reveal Pil-seong’s guilt. Pil-seong taunts Jong-sam and Soo-chil to arrest him, but Jong-sam and Soo-chil hesitate because of Cheol-ki’s involvement. Jin-young is shocked at hearing Cheol-ki’s confession.
‘Judge vs. Judge’
Episodes 29 & 30 (Wed); 31 & 32 (Thur – FINAL)
Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Jung-joo is faced with the painful aftermath of all that’s happened. The verdict for Choi Kyung-ho’s case is given. Han-joon says he is leaving. Assemblyman Do Jin-myung is arrested. Ui-hyun and Jung-joo become closer, as Ui-hyun continues to care for her.
Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Jung-joo and Ui-hyun confess and spend time with each other. Will it be a happy ending, even after all that’s happened?
‘Bravo My Life’
Episodes 37 & 38 (Fri); 39 & 40 (Sat)
Friday, 7:45 p.m.: RaRa wants to work with Do-na on her new drama with the time she’s left with, giving up on the treatment. When Young-woong can’t convince RaRa to get treatment, he turns to Dong-woo. He hopes that Dong-woo can persuade her. Bum-woo opens up his heart again, after Do-na’s sincere confession.
Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Do-na and Bum-woo start dating in secret, trying to avoid scandals. Dong-woo tries to persuade RaRa to get treatment. RaRa becomes anxious when Do-na’s new project gets delayed.
Jeff Chung is general manager of KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas. This column offers synopses of the dramas playing throughout Hawaii. Chung can be reached at 521-8066 or email@example.com.