Drama just keeps building up on K-Dramas

Julia Lee Mullock, Korea’s last princess, says she’s 93 this year. She was married to the last crown prince Yi Gu who died in July 2005 in Japan.

Married in 1958 and divorced in 1982 with no children but she adopted a girl in 1969. I met with her after many years without contact. She was busy around 2006 with a film that was supposed to portray her life. The film to this day has not been produced and Julia doesn’t know why.

LJ Films and Focus Features were originally planning to release the film in 2008. She’s very close to LJ Film CEO Lee Seung Jae and has asked me to find his whereabouts. Julia is in Hawaii and not in the best of health and suffers with no family around. She has given me several errands, which will keep me busy. She can no longer paint, which was one of her favorite hobbies.

Here is the weekly update for the week of May 3:

‘Here Comes Jang Bori’

Episodes 5 & 6

Today, 6:30 p.m.: Oak-soo and In-hwa leave for Jeon-ju to find the seamstress friend of Sumi. Su-bong asks Oak-soo to sign the divorce papers but she ignores it. Doh decides to flee Seoul when the loan sharks put pressure on her and leaves for Jeollado.

Today, 7:45 p.m.: Oak-soo blames In-wan for the accident that killed her husband. Sumi and Soo-bong question In-hwa but she denies everything. Hee-bong’s death puts the whole family in shock, and Soo-bong and In-hwa realize too late that their daughter Eun-bee is missing.

‘Heard It Through the Grapevine’

Episodes 13 & 14

Monday, 7:45 p.m.: Bom is worried when her father takes a credit card from her in-laws too readily and asks Jung-ho for help. Jin-ae is also worried that Noo-ri, her daughter is too happy to accept generous offers from Jung-ho’s family. Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Noo-ri’s one-night stand with a rich heir spreads like wild fire and eventually the rumor reaches Jung-ho, Yeon-hee and the whole family. Bom has a talk with Noori. Bom decides to put her plan into action to save her sister’s reputation with Jung-ho’s help.

‘A Girl Who Sees Smells’

Episodes 3 & 4

Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Cho-rim traces Ju Mari’s perfume to the river and finds her car with her body inside. Yeom-mi finds a bar code on Mari’s wrist. Yeom-mi is sure that it’s a serial murder case and orders Moo-gak to join the special task force team. Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Moo-gak feels terrible that Cho-rim got kicked out of the comedy troupe because of him.

He asks the troupe leader to take Cho-rim back. The leader says he’ll take Cho-rim back if Moo-gak can make him laugh. Another body with a bar code on the wrist is found.

‘My Heart Twinkle, Twinkle’

Episode 23 & 24

Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Soon-jung realizes the necklace her father gave her is actually a flash drive. She confirms all of Chun Woon-tak’s corruptions with the contents of the flash drive. When a business deal with Cha-young group falls through, Woon-tak goes to the chairman’s house to settle the matter.

Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Soon-jin is terrified when she sees Woon-tak at the chairman’s house. Woon-tak is also sure he heard Soon-jin’s voice at the chairman’s house and have his man keep surveillance.

Woon-tak’s man kidnap Soon-jin and her baby as they leave the house for a doctor’s appointment.


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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