Soo-yin in prison, Bun-yi and Ttang-sae escape

A few new Korean businesses have opened recently around town. First is a restaurant, Sea Dragon BBQ Cold Noodle. Located at 1491 South King St., it just finished tweaking the menu and is now open for lunch and dinner, closed on Mondays. Their limited menu is actually their strength as they are more focused on quality and consistency.

Second, a new business called Shoes Spa just opened at the Kaheka Professional Center at 1482 South King St. Shoes Spa takes your old shoes and cleans them up for you. A popular trending business in South Korea, consider it like dry cleaning for your shoes and hand bags.

Weekly update

‘The Legendary Witches’

Episodes 5 & 6

Today, 6:30 p.m.: Soo-yin begins her prison term. She refuses to eat but gets up in the middle of the night from hunger and starts to stuff her face. She feels sorry for herself and breaks out into a sob, but Poong-geum yells at her saying she hasn’t suffered enough. But Bok-nyo tries to console her.

Today, 7:45 p.m.: Woo-seok decides to volunteer as a baking teacher at Hangook Women’s Penitentiary. But on his first day of class, Soo-yin, Bok-nyo, Poong-geum and Young-ok show up bloodied and beaten up.

‘Root of the Throne’

Episodes 1 & 2

Monday, 7:45 p.m.: Yi Sung-gye (the first king of Joseon) needs to send a messenger to Gaegyung (Capital of Goryeo) to respond to a royal command, but Bang-won (his young son, later the third king of Joseon) wants to tag along. Yi Sung-gye gives up and sends his young son along with messengers to Gaegyeon.

Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Bun-yi and Ttang-sae escape from the troupe, but Ttang-sae is captured. Bun-yi asks Bang-won for help. Jeong Do-jeon (so called “designer of Joseon,” later helps Yi Sung-gye establish Joseon, the new kingdom) is locked up in a warehouse by his peers.

‘The Town, the Uninvited’

Episodes 1& 2

Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: So-yoon (Moon Geun-young) who lives with her grandma in Canada comes to Korea as an English teacher after her grandma’s sudden death. She comes to Achiara, a small and peaceful town in Gangwong-do, but this little town holds secrets that erupt when So-yeon finds a corpse in the woods.

Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: So-yoon takes Yuna to the hospital. Yuna says she was attacked by a stranger. Chang-gwon tells Woo-jae (Yuk Sung-jae) to make Yuna’s case a priority. Ba-woo also comes home covered in dirt. Joo-hee asks Ba-woo what happened and gets an unexpected answer.

‘Identical Affairs’

Episode 15 & 16

Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Baek Seok feels threatened by Jin-eon and asks Seol-ri about Do Hae-kang. Seol-ri tells him she’s a totally different person. Jin-eon gets drunk and calls Hae-kang and tells her he misses her. Tae-seok plants Mr. Byun as a spy in Jin-eon’s office.

Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Seol-ri explodes and tells Hae-kang that she’ll never let her take Jin-eon away from her. Seol-ri also goes to see Gyu-nam and asks about Hae-kang’s whereabouts. Hae-kang calls Jin-eon drunk and tells him not to bother her anymore. But she forgets to hang up the phone and Jin-eon hears her painful cries over the phone.

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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 orjeffchung@kbfd.com.

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