KBFD is happy to bring Korean programming in high def

KBFD started its high definition broadcast, May 11 at 12:35 p.m. If you are watching KBFD without cable on channel 32.1, you will notice our HD signal. For Oceanic Cable and Hawaii Telcom viewers, KBFD HD will be on channel 1004 Oceanic Cable and 1006 on Hawaii Telcom in the coming weeks. HD channels on cable may require additional fees but you can still watch KBFD on channel 4 and 82 on Oceanic Cable and on Channel 6 on Hawaii Telcom with improved quality. Nearly all of our current programming is in HD and there will be a transition period where we will have HD programming mixed in with SD but eventually nearly all of our programming will be in HD. It has been many years in the planning as HD equipment is cost prohibitive and requires a big capital investment. We are happy to finally bring Korean programming to you in HD and thank you for your continued support.

‘Here Comes Jang Bori’

Episodes 9 & 10

Today, 6:30 p.m.: Oak-soo highly regards Bori’s talent and character, and is happy and proud to make Bork her heir. On the other hand In-hwa rejects Min-jung who approaches her with ambition to be the next head of Beeseulchae. Today, 7:45 p.m.: Min-jung is shocked to find out Jae-hee is Chairman Lee Dong-hoo’s son, and decides to enter the hanbok competition. Bori’s mother is dead set against Bori making hanbok, but Bori pleads her in tears.

‘Heard It Through the Grapevine’

Episodes 17 & 18

Monday, 7:45 p.m.: Yeon-hee keeps her calm even when Jung-ho tests her patience endlessly. But ignorant of Yeon-hee’s brewing anger, Jung-ho gets mad Yeon-hee. Yeon-hee decides to take action and sends everyone, including Bom and In-sang out of the house. Tuesday, 7:45 p.m: Yeon-hee’s patience reaches the limit and she decides to discipline Jung-ho in a very elegant way. In-sang, who’s been collecting evidence against his own father and his law firm, quietly begins to make his move.

‘A Girl Who Sees Smells’

Episodes 7 & 8

Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Moo-gak visits Cho-rim’s comedy troupe and finds out Cho-rim can’t go on stage because Moo-gak is no longer her partner. Moo-gak asks Cho-rim to work together with him on the investigation and her comedy skit. Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Cho-rim is shocked when she hears Moo-gak’s been attacked after seeing the culprit’s face. Jae-hee tries to figure out what Chun Baek-kyong’s last message means but just can’t. Cho-rim visits Moo-gak, who’s unconscious, at the hospital.

‘Divorce Lawyer in Love’

Episode 1 & 2

Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Go Cheok-hee (Jo Yeo-jung) is a ruthless divorce lawyer who lands a high profile divorce case of a famous actress and a mogul. In order to win, she submits illegal evidence despite her by-the-book legal assistant So Jung-woo’s (Yeon Woo-jin) attempt to stop her. Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Three years after the “Ma Dong-gu incident” Cheok-hee and Jung-woo run into each other at the worst time and place possible. Unhappy with Jung-woo’s ethical way of handling cases, Cheok-hee takes matter into her own hands.

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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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