K-pop groups BTS and Black Pink are getting creds in U.S. via Hollywood movie and performance in prime time show American Music Awards. BTS performed “DNA” at the American Music Awards last Sunday bringing the house down to standing ovation.
Meanwhile, K-pop group Black Pink gets a cameo on Batman’s new movie “Justice League.” Black Pink’s music video, “As If It’s Your Last,” is played on a background monitor in Flash’s HQ when Batman goes to visit him to recruit other members of the Justice League.
It turns out that Ezra Miller who plays Flash, aka Barry Allen, is a fan of Black Pink. Black Pink debuted in August 2016 and has been hitting the music charts with several hits such as “Boombayah,” “Whistle,” “Playing With Fire” and “Stay.” They are a four girl member group comprised of Jisoo, Jennie, Rose and Lisa. Timing couldn’t have been better for Black Pink as another iconic K-pop girl group 2NE1 disbanded in 2016 leaving a void and Black Pink quickly filled that void with their own hits. YG Entertainment managed both girl groups and have been very successful in the music industry with other artists, PSY and Big Bang.
‘Bravo My Life’
Episodes 13 &14 (Fri); 15 &16 (Sat)
Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Unseen struggles between Do-na and her mom, RaRa, makes film shooting difficult. Do-hyun acts indifferently in front of Do-na, and tells Bum-woo he has feelings for her. Bum-woo can’t shake off his words.
Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: It’s tough when RaRa has to work with Ha-young. Bum-woo is torn, thinking about Do-hyun’s confession about Do-na. Bum-woo signed on with Do-hyun’s agency. Sung-ah befriends Bum-woo, showing her interest.
Episodes 48 &49
Today, 6:30 p.m.: Shinae finds out Jango is the one who exposed her slush fund, and fires him. Keumshil ransacks Mipoong’s store, telling her to divorce Jango. Shinae spits out some harsh words towards Daehoon…
Today, 7:45 p.m.: Thinking Heedong left home because of her, Yoo-jin leaves a note behind and leaves home. Mipoong is chased after by loan sharks. To her surprise, Shinae hears Deokcheon has regained consciousness.
Episodes 29 &30 (Mon); 31 &32 (Tues)
Monday, 7:45 p.m.: Jung-sun tries to find a way to pay back Jung-woo’s investment. Jung-sun feels financial pressure. Hyun-soo’s mother needs brain surgery and everyone scrambles to try pushing up the surgery date. Jung-woo comes to the rescue, making Jung-sun feel like an outsider.
Tuesday, 7:45p.m.: Hyun-soo tells Jung-sun that she feels there’s a wall between them, that he hasn’t let her in his life. Jung-sun is frustrated he can’t open up to her. He gets nervous about their relationship.
‘While You Were Sleeping’
Episodes 29 &30 (Wed); 31 &32 (Thur – FINAL)
Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Hong-joo is kidnapped by Yoo-bum and Ha Joo-han. She faces grave danger at Haekwang Law Firm building’s rooftop. Hong-joo’s body is paralyzed from an anesthetic. Yoo-bum kills Ha Joo-han, claiming self-defense to the police.
Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Woo-tak is pushed to make a decision, when his testimony may put Yoo-bum in jail. Dam-dong senses that Yoo-bum plans to make a run for it, and tells Jae-chan. When Yoo-bum is cornered, with his case working against him, he makes an unthinkable decision.
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.