South Korea’s iconic female K-pop group, 2NE1, disbanded end of last year as members decided to pursue solo careers. Sistar, another popular female K-pop group, disbanded last week after being together for 7 years and many hits.
Sistar filmed their summer music video “Loving U” in Honolulu in 2012. The four-member group, now at the end of their contract, has decided to pursue solo careers and acting. It’s very common in the K-pop industry for singers to change their careers to acting as the longevity in K-pop is short-lived.
There is already a new generation of K-pop female groups eager to fill the void of 2NE1 and Sistar. Keep an eye out for new groups gaining a lot of track: Twice, AOA, IOI, Apink, Red Velvet, Gfriend, Lovelyz and Black Pink.
Episodes 59 & 60
Today, 6:30 p.m.: Ki-ja dons her best outfit and proposes to Grandpa Bong. Kkot-nim has Joong-nyun wrapped around her finger. She asks to borrow more money, using his pending job as bait.
Today, 7:45 p.m.: Jae-soon cuts her finger while cooking. While she goes through the first aid kit that Geum-shik got her, she is reminded of his words. She realizes that she wants him, and runs like crazy to stop the wedding. Sam-shik sees Kkot-nim and Joong-nyun together, and realizes Kkot-nim’s con target is Joong-nyun.
Episodes 14 & 15
Monday, 7:45 p.m.: To release Il-hwan, Soo-yun schemes to have Tae-gon take the rap. But she’s caught off guard when she finds out she’ll become an accomplice in the process. Jung-il makes a proposition to Il-hwan to save Tae Baek. Dong-joon opposes when Jung-il is appointed as the interim chairman of Tae Baek.
Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Dong-joon approves the wage. Jung-il tries to set a trap for Dong-joon again. Dong-joon dedicates himself to finding Il-hwan’s slush fund, even at the cost of his future. Young-joo tries her best to protect him at all costs, as they show fondness for each other.
‘Love In Trouble’
Episodes 9 & 10 (Wed); Episodes 11+ 12 (Thur)
Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Ji-wook’s ex-girlfriend shows up. Bong-hee’s jealousy knows no bounds. Ji-wook and Bong-hee live together with no strings attached. They face a suspicious and questionable murder case together.
Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Ji-wook and Bong-hee’s feelings for each other grow. Yoo-jung takes part with the investigation, while Eun-hyuk lingers around her. As the case becomes more twisted, so do the relations between these people.
‘Band of Sisters’
Episodes 11 & 12
Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Ha-ri meets with a witness of the accident. Ha-ri hands Ki-chan a laminated chamomile that was supposedly left by the female passenger in the taxi that day. Se-kyung turns pale at seeing the content of a mail left in her room.
Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: As Dal-hee is about to enter her workplace, someone calls out to her. To her surprise, it is the witness to the four-way auto collision over a year ago. He pressures Dal-hee, insisting that she was the one who took his taxi that day.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.