Kyung-joon might be alive; Ji-sook almost falls

North Korea has decided to turn back its clock 30 minutes behind Japan and South Korea. The new “Pyongyang Time” took effect Saturday, which also marked the 70th anniversary of liberation from Japanese rule. Political analysts say this is a way that current leader Kim Jong Un distinguishes himself from the shadows of his father and grandfather. The Coordinated Universal Time or UTC is currently plus-9 hours for North Korea, South Korea and Japan but from Saturday, North Korea will be UTC plus-8.5 hours.

Weekly update

‘Here Comes Jang Bori’

Episodes 35 & 36

Today, 6:30 p.m.: Soo-bong recognizes that Bo-ri is indeed Eun-bee, his long lost daughter. When Bo-ri passes out, he takes her to Soo-mi’s room. Soo-bong refuses to go to Min-jung’s wedding, saying that he’ll stay by Bo-ri’s side until she wakes up. Min-jung ignores her mother who was in an accident and goes ahead with her wedding.

Today, 7:45 p.m.: Bo-ri is shocked when she sees Eun-bee’s childhood picture and realizes she is Eun-bee. She is devastated when she finds out her mother knew who she was all along but didn’t tell her for Min-jung’s sake.

‘The Privileged’

Episodes 13 & 14

Monday, 7:45 p.m.: Yoon-ha, Chang-soo, Ji-yi and Joon-gi have something of a face-off at Ji-yi’s place. But a sudden call from Yoon-ha’s father takes Yoon-ha and Joon-gi away. Ji-yi gives Chang-soo the cold shoulder. Ye-won gets her hands on the flash drive Kyung-joon left Yoon-ha.

Tuesday, 7:45 p.m: Yoon-ha slowly loses her motivation. Joon-gi supports Yoon-ha from a distance. Chang-soo can’t get over Ji-yi, and finally collapses in front of his mother. Kyung-joon’s family gets a shocking news that Kyung-joon might be alive.

‘The Mask’

Episodes 17 & 18

Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Min-woo tries to talk Ji-sook out of divorcing him. Min-woo gets closer to finding the truth to clear Ji-sook of murder charge. Ji-sook also helps Min-woo to stop Seok-hoon in his tracks. Ji-sook and Min-woo decide to wait until after her mother’s liver transplant to tell her that Ji-sook is actually alive.

Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Ji-sook finds out Ji-hyuk met with Mi-yeon right before her mother’s liver transplant surgery. Ji-sook almost falls into the pool while arguing with Mi-yeon. Min-woo witnesses the scene and remembers what happened the day Eun-ha drowned. Ji-sook makes a final decision to right everything.

‘The Time We Were Not In Love’

Episode 9 & 10

Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Seo-hoo aggressively pursues Ha-na. Ha-na’s boss tells Ha-na to review the project with Seo-hoo putting Ha-na in an awkward position. Won makes an unexpected confession to Ha-na.

Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Ha-na and Won are reunited at Chang-soo’s wedding, but the two seem uncomfortable with each other. Their friends suspect something must’ve happened between them. So-eun says she’ll stay by Won’s side as a co-worker, but Won draws a clear line.

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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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