Marvel blockbuster “Avengers: Infinity War” is seeing huge success in South Korea with nearly 8.5 million tickets sold at box office by May 6 after releasing on April 25.
Marvel, for some reason, is just popular in South Korea and a key market for its releases. Quite often, stars of the films visit South Korea for the film opening and have huge press conferences. “Black Panther” also did very well in South Korea and part of the film was also shot in Busan. Marvel even has merchandise stores in Seoul, Busan and Paju. Marvel games are also a big hit in the country. “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” was also partly filmed in Seoul, South Korea, and had big box office success. “Avengers: Infinity War” is expected to surpass 10 million tickets sold, which is a threshold many films fall short of.
Another note: This K-drama column celebrates 13 years after its first column was published in May 1, 2005.
‘The Good Witch’
Episodes 25 &26; 27 &28
Today, 6:30p.m.: Sun-hee and Woo-jin confirm their feelings for each other with a kiss. They start dating. Sun-hee’s double life face a new chapter, as Do-hee regains consciousness. Kang-min puts two and two together and figures out that Sun-hee is acting as Do-hee.
Today, 7:45p.m.: Woo-jin’s love for Sun-hee, who’s imposing as Do-hee, is only getting deeper as time goes. Woo-jin meets Sun-hee, and finds out she’s a twin. He praises Do-hee’s good character. The flight attendant who suffered the “ramen incident” comes forth and exposes Tae-ri’s evil ways and Sun-hee’s good deeds.
‘Should We Kiss First?’
Episodes 37 &38 (Mon); Episodes 39 &40 – FINAL (Tues)
Monday 7:45p.m.: Moo-han makes peace with his imminent death, and tries to enjoy life to the fullest. Moo-han and Soon-jin decide to live for today, instead of worrying about the unknown tomorrow. Every moment is precious and warm. It seems their love will continue on.
Tuesday, 7:45p.m.: Moo-han and Soon-jin’s ordinary days are special, because it is shared with each other. They are living and dying at the same time. Will they be ready to say their final farewell?
Episodes 15 &16 (Wed); Episodes 17 &18 (Thur)
Wednesday 7:45p.m.: Tae Woong makes his ambitions known, and acts on it.He overthrows Namsan Club’s boss, making himself the new head.Do Chan uses Sung Doo to get closer to Tae Woong.
Thursday 7:45p.m.: Geum Tae Woong pledges his allegiance to the Chief Prosecutor. Ha Ra seeks out Do Chan’s help. A heist is scheduled at the gallery. Ha Ra warns Joon Soo to look out for himself. She wishes Joon Soo would come back to his old self.
Episodes 23 &24 – FINAL
Friday, 7:45p.m.: Assemblyman Na Ki Chul reveals that he’s still alive. Mo Hyun discovers a painful truth. Mal Ran schemes to pull Pil Joo down from his position. Pil Joo threatens that he has evidence of attempted murder instigation of Assemblyman Na. An intense battle between Mal Ran and Pil Joo ensues. Boo Cheon takes up a gun…
Saturday, 7:45p.m.: A twist of shocking events unfolds, involving poison and a gun. Mal Ran is taken by police. Pil Joo makes two proposals to the Chairman Jang regarding Cheong A’s fate. Pil Joo comes back to the company. With so much violence, greed, and lies, will love, redemption and forgiveness ever be possible?
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.