South Korea’s most anticipated blockbuster, “Battleship Island,” will open this Friday at the Consolidated Theatres Pearlridge 16. The film is directed by Seung Wan Ryoo, who directed past films “Arahan,” “The Berlin File” and “Veteran” and is currently working on “Berlin File 2” and “Veteran 2.” The movie stars soon-to-be-wed Song Joong-ki (“Descendants of the Sun”), Hwang Jung-min, So Ji-sub and singer actress Lee Jung Hyun. Lee brought her weight down to 80 pounds for her role. The film takes place on Hashima Island during World War II, where Korean forced laborers working the coal mine attempt an escape. Hashima Island was known for its rich coal mine under the seabed. The island sits about 15 kilometers from Nagasaki and is about 16 acres in size. The island was also depicted in the James Bond film “007 Skyfall.”
Episodes 14 & 15
Today, 6:30p.m.: When Shinae finds out Cheongja is Heedong’s mother, she intentionally approaches him. Cheongja and Keumshil try to break up Heera and Jangsoo. Heedong gets into a brawl with Jangsoo in Heera’s presence. Jango stops by Mipoong’s office and introduces himself as Mipoong’s brother to her colleagues.
Today, 7:45p.m.: Mipoong and Deokcheon run into each other again and they exchange contact information. Hayeon visits Jango’s house to meet the family, causing heartache for Mipoong. Jango bolts upon hearing that Mipoong’s gone missing.
‘My Sassy Girl’
Episodes 25 & 26 (Mon); 27 & 28 (Tues)
Monday, 7:45p.m.: With conviction that Ghost Mask has knowledge of Jung Ki-joon’s wrongdoings, Kyun-woo and the Princess push forward to find him. Meanwhile, Jung Ki-joon rushes to get rid of Ghost Mask.
Tuesday, 7:45p.m.: The shock received from rescuing Ghost Mask jolts Kyun-woo into remembering an incident from 10 years ago. As a result, his emotions are jolted as well. The Princess is confused and pained at Lady Heo’s request to stop seeing Kyun-woo. Jung Ki-joon uses the incident from 10 years ago to offer a marriage proposal to Kyun Pil-hyung.
‘Into The New World’
Episodes 1 & 2 (Wed); 3 & 4 (Thur)
Wednesday, 7:45p.m.: Twelve years have passed since the accident took place. The dead boy returns as a 19-year-old, while the 19-year-old girl has grown to be a 31-year-old lady. Hye-sung, still a boy, reunites with his childhood friend, Jung-won, now a 31-year-old. Their story begins as the boy faces a new world, trying to maneuver a different life.
Thursday, 7:45p.m.: Chef Cha makes a direct proposal to Jung-won, telling her he cut his studies in Paris short because of her. Hye-sung is bewildered, at learning that he was a murderer. Jung-won finds Hye-sung on the street, beaten to a pulp by a gang of men.
‘Band of Sisters’
Episodes 27& 28
Friday, 7:45p.m.: Hwan-seung leaves the divorce papers on Se-kyung’s desk. Se-kyung tells him he’s cruel and refuses to get divorced. Ki-chan is shocked to find out that Dal-hee is Hong-shi’s sister.
Saturday, 7:45p.m.: Pil-soon finds out Kye-hwa has been feeding Madam Sa poisoned medicine. Pil-soon pretends to succumb to Kye-hwa until she gets her hands on solid evidence. Dal-hee threatens that legal actions will be taken if Hong-shi is not sent to social services.
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 at521-8066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.