Kang Woo runs; Chan Ki smiles

History and real drama happened in the Korean peninsula this past week as families separated by the Korean War were reunited after 65 years. Parents in their late 90s and early 100s meeting their children in their 70s in Kumkangsan Resort, on the eastern coast of North Korea.

A group of 89 South Koreans met with their relatives from this past Monday to Wednesday in what could be seen as their last chance. From Friday to Sunday, 83 North Korean families had a chance to find their relatives in the south. Families reunited embraced each other in tears last week to finally put closure to their lives after waiting 65 years. Many others did not survive long enough to see this day.

Weekly update

“Let Me Introduce Her”

Episodes 13 &14; 15 &16 (Sun)

Today, 6:30 p.m.: Eun Han leaves Kang Woo’s rooftop home after her identity is confirmed. Kang Woo and Eun Han bid farewell to each other, hiding their sadness. Chan Ki brings Eun Han home. With a purposeful expression on her face, Soo Jin prepares for Eun Han’s return.

Today, 7:45 p.m.: Chan Ki finds out Kang Woo had Eun Han’s cell phone before she lost her memory. Chan Ki smiles knowingly at the possibility of getting his hands on it. Kang Woo runs into Kim Tae Soo, the man who begged him to do Eun Han’s surgery. He chases after Tae Soo as he makes a run for it.

“Still 17”

Episodes 11 &12 (Mon); Episodes 13 &14 (Tues)

Monday 7:45 p.m.: Seo Ri gets hired by Chaeum, much to the surprise of Woo Jin. Woo Jin tries to block the girl from his memory. He can’t help, but be reminded of her whenever he sees Seo Ri. Unbeknownst to Seo Ri, she is confused when Woo Jin suddenly shuts her out again. Seo Ri meets a violinist through her job, who recognizes her.

Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Woo Jin opens up to the world with Seo Ri’s presence. Seo Ri is offered a job on a music project. She gets her first taste of soju and gets intoxicated. As the end of the month approaches, Seo Ri gets ready to leave. Woo Jin wants to shut Seo Ri out, but can’t help getting pulled back in.

“Your Honor”

Episodes 11 &12 (Wed); Episodes 13 &14 (Thur)

Wednesday 7:45 p.m.: Kang Ho feels the huge weight of a judge’s sentencing. He realizes that being a judge is quite a sad occupation. He starts to take his work more seriously. So Eun and Kang Ho start to have feelings for each other.

Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Kang Ho’s ruling throws a punch to those who feel they have the world in the palm of their hands. A counterattack of the axis of evil begins to eliminate Kang Ho. An awkward feeling enfolds over So Eun and Kang Ho after an incident at a playground.

“Rich Son”

Episodes 57 &58 (Fri); Episodes 59 &60 (Sat)

Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Mong Mong’s father comes to take Mong Mong home. He tells Won Yong that he has no intention of having his daughter marry a non-Chinese person. Myung Ha and Mong Mong are faced with Hyun Sook’s disapproval. Tae Il takes on the top position at Sung Won. A mysterious package arrives.

Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Gwang Jae moves in to Soon Ok’s house. He and Young Ha plan a new business together. Mr. Nam gives Tae Il a piece of paper. Gwang Jae starts his own business and learns it is not easy. Hyun Sook, enraged at how things have turned out, packs up and leaves. Her children go looking for her. Myung Ha explains his feelings, appeasing her anger.

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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 jeffchung@kbfd.com.

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