Mipoong wins, Hyun-soo smiles

The K-marriage of the year will be happening Oct. 31 between veteran actress Song Hye Kyo (“Descendants of the Sun,” “All In,” “Full House” and “Autumn Story”) and actor Song Joong Ki (“Descendants of the Sun,” “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” and “A Werewolf Boy”).

They were the lead roles in the biggest K-drama hit in Asia last year, “Descendants of the Sun.”

Song Hye Kyo was born Nov. 22, 1981, while Song Joong Ki was born on Sept. 19, 1985.

There were rumors of their relationship but they have announced their wedding date two weeks ago. With the success of “Descendants of the Sun,” Song Joong Ki became the hottest Korean actor in Asia with a huge fan base in China.

“Descendants of the Sun” has a viewership rating of over 40 percent and was viewed over 2.5 billion times on iQiyi, the largest online video site in China.

Song Joong Ki just finished his latest film “The Battleship Island” which will be released in Hawaii in early August.

Weekly update

“Breezy Love”

Episodes 10 & 11

Today, 6:30 p.m.: Heedong runs into Shinae at a convenience store. He asks her to model for his webtoon. Mipoong tries to shut her heart for Jango, when he introduces her as a sister to his friend.

Today, 7:45 p.m.: Shinae runs at seeing Youngae, but Youngae can’t catch her. Mipoong wins a logo competition and Jango congratulates her. Jangsoo heads for Heera’s house, declaring that she’s the only woman for him.

“My Sassy Girl”

Episodes 17 & 18 (Mon); 19 & 20 (Tues)

Monday, 7:45 p.m.: The Princess feels betrayed when Kyun-woo takes on the task of interpreting for the Qing Prince. Kyun-woo can’t help but feel annoyed at the Qing Prince’s interest in the Princess. Jung Ki-joon delivers Min Yoo-hwan’s letter to the Queen.

Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: The Princess is confused at Kyun-woo when he refuses to interpret for the Qing Prince. Kyun-woo feels emotional turmoil while helping to prepare for the Prince’s proposal to the Princess, all the while feeling something is amiss. Jung Ki-joon invites Kyun-woo to his residence.

“Love In Trouble”

Episodes 33 & 34 (Wed); 35 & 36 (Thur)

Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Jung Hyun-soo has regained consciousness. Ji-wook rushes over to the hospital where Bong-hee and Hyun-soo are. Hyun-soo greets him with a perplexing expression. He asks, “Do you know me?”

Thursday, 7:45p.m.: Bong-hee and Ji-wook stay vigilant of Hyun-soo’s moves. Hyun-soo is also aware of their watchful eyes. Bong-hee pores over her case alone at night. In the darkness, Hyun-soo smiles darkly at the chance.

“Band of Sisters”

Episodes 23 & 24

Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Chairman Goo proposes to Deul-re with flowers and shoes. She happily accepts his proposal. Goon-ja and Kye-hwa have a physical fight, with Goon-ja tumbling down the stairs.

Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Se-kyung collapses and ends up in the emergency room. She calls Eun-hyang to come when no one else can be reached. Eun-hyang finds out Se-kyung suffers from ectopic pregnancy. Hwan-seung sees Se-kyung’s prescription.


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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