North Korean Olympic delegation led by Hyon Song-wol has rocketed to celebrity status with her visit to Seoul last week to inspect venues. Hyon is one of the highest- ranking female in North Korea who is responsible for the Samjiyeon Orchestra and the Morangbong Band, their version of K-pop group.
The South Korean media went into a frenzy snapping every photo opportunity of Hyon, and analyzed details of her fashion, hair, make-up, her choice of handbag and rare smiles.
Hyon was born in 1983 and has been rumored to be a girlfriend to Kim Jong-un and was later killed by a firing squad. Clearly she’s alive and in an influential position today.
We will be seeing more of Hyon as the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang nears. Her Samjiyeon Orchestra and Moranbong Band will be making several public appearances during the Winter Olympics in South Korea.
Hyon serves as a different face of North Korea which has strategically taken attention away from North Korea’s missile tests and other ongoing political rhetoric. Hyon is the new face of NK-pop.
Episodes 13 &14
Today, 6:30 p.m.: Prince Chungwon is summoned to the royal court. He calls on a witness to prove his innocence, but that very witness is Gildong. Meanwhile, Gilhyun searches Prince Chungwon’s residence. Amogae takes Gildong to Geum-ok’s gravesite.
Today, 7:45 p.m.: Amogae and Gildong head for Geum-ok’s gravesite. Heo Taehak’s men attack Gildong, making him furious. Noksu asks the King to see someone.
‘Oh, The Mysterious’
Episodes 25 &26 (Mon); 27 &28 (Tues)
Monday, 7:45 p.m.: The team tries to connect the dots, and pit Lee Kwang-ho and Pil-seung against each other. Lee Kwang-ho’s son is up to no good again. Once again, Soo-ran must clean up his mess. The secret to Soo-ran’s dedication concerning Kwang-ho’s son is revealed.
Tuesday, 7:45p.m.: Jong-sam and Jin-young approach Pil-seung to get evidence on Odong Blowfish house murder. Knowing their intention, Pil-seung taunts them with rhetorical questions. Lee Kwang-ho and Soo-ran have conflicting views of how to handle Young-min’s murder case.
Episodes 1 &2 (Wed); 3 &4 (Thur)
Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Go Hyun-jung from “Queen Seonduk” makes a comeback as a non-yielding attorney in “Return.” From a poor family with no background, she makes it as a judge against all odds. She’s a host for a TV show called “Return,” making her a huge success. A friend comes for her to take on a murder case that gets more mysterious as she digs deeper.
Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Kang In-ho vehemently denies committing murder. Na-ra seeks Ja-hye’s counsel in defending her husband. Four princes’ evil doing is bound to surface as Yum Mi-jung’s murder case is investigated. Four friends who’ve led lives without restraint are about to face anxious times.
‘Bravo My Life’
Episodes 41 &42 (Fri); 43 &44 (Sat)
Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Do-na’s drama starts filming. RaRa gives it her all, to a point where all those on set get tired of shooting. Do-na can’t understand her change in demeanor. Dong-woo pleads wholeheartedly with RaRa to stay by her side.
Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Hwa-im tries to kill herself, leaving Dong-woo with no option, but to do as she wishes. Dong-woo decides to marry Ha-kyung. RaRa advises against it. Seo-hyun won’t leave Bum-woo alone, making Do-na upset. Do-na and Bum-woo end up fighting over this.
Jeff Chung is general manager of KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles. This column offers synopses of the dramas playing throughout Hawaii. Chung can be reached at 521-8066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.