K-pop icon group Big Bang says farewell for now, ending their 10-year run with the “0 To 10 Final in Seoul” concert last week at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul. With an estimated 64,000 concert attendees, a fan said on his Facebook wall that this concert was the best he had seen in the last 10 years.
Of the five-member team, T.O.P. will enlist for the mandatory military service next month for 19 months.
Taeyang and G-Dragon are expected to enlist this year. Individual members will go solo until they can all regroup a few years later.
Big Bang had their MADE (V.I.P.) Tour here in Hawaii last year at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center.
They pioneered and proved that a large K-pop event can be successful in Hawaii.
There was much interest in past years from other K-pop groups but as Hawaii is a relatively small market, the risks of low ticket sales have kept them away.
Big Bang in Hawaii had made non K-pop fans into die-hard fans and it was truly a special event as they will be in hiatus due to individual military conscription duties as South Korean citizens.
The group really did go out with a bang!
Episodes 21 & 22
Today, 6:30 p.m.: Joong-nyun searches high and low for Jae-soon’s ex-husband to get his permission to remove Ddol from his family register. Gab-dol and Gab-soon start to date again, whereas Ha-soo starts to seriously pursue Gab-soon.
Today, 7:45 p.m.: Cho-rong’s deeply resentful words pierce Geum-shik, making him guilty. Jae-soon’s family realizes the seriousness of Ddol’s condition, after finding out he’s been in therapy. Gab-soon and Gab-dol bicker over whose sister is right.
Episodes 13 & 14
Monday, 7:45 p.m.: Seo-jung practices the heart procedure to grab the spot for Chairman Shin’s operation. A patient who shows symptoms of MERS is admitted to Doldam Hospital and Dong-joo announces a shut-down and quarantine of the ER.
Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Teacher Kim is unable to stop Seo-jung from entering the ER. He watches through the window as she checks on Dong-joo and the patients. Dong-joo wakes up to see Seo-jung fell asleep while nursing him, and feels a tug at his heart.
‘Legend of the Blue Sea’
Episodes 13 & 14
Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Shi-ah visits Joon-jae’s home with Yoo-ran to earn brownie points, through Yoo-ran’s cooking. With detectives, Joon-jae searches for clues to link Chung’s kidnapping to Ma Dae-young and comes across a suspicious detail.
Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Joon-jae pledges to protect Chung when he finds out, with Professor Jin’s help, that he’s been re-living his previous life again. Yoo-ran learns that Joon-jae left home during high school, and rushes over to see Seo-hee in a fury.
Episode 22 & 23
Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Gyeong-ok barges in to Sam-bong’s house with photos of Ji-gun and Hae-ryung, accusing Hae-ryung of suspicious behaviors. Hyun-ki readies himself as he calls Hae-ryung about the divorce.
Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Sook-nyo tells Se-ri to prepare food for the memorial service. Se-ri orders the food, only to be found out. Hae-ryung runs into Young-woo.
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 email@example.com.