Bum-woo leaves, Jong-sam cuts a deal

Taeyang of Big Bang, engaged to actress Min Hyo-rin, is expected to marry in February before he enlists in the military. The Conscription Law in South Korea applies to all males between 18 and 35. Service in the military differs depending on which military branch, ranging from 21 months in the Army to 24 months in the Air Force. Taeyang, whose real name is Dong Young-bae, was born on May 18, 1988.

He was trained at YG Entertainment in 2000 at age 12 and debuted with Big Bang in 2006. Min Hyo-rin’s real name is Jung Eun-ran, born on Feb. 5, 1986. She started her career as a model, then released her first album in 2007, then got into acting in TV series and a box office hit Sunny. Min appeared on Taeyang’s music videos “1AM” and “Eyes, Nose, Lips” in 2014.

Weekly Update


Episodes 3 &4

Today, 6:30 p.m.: Outraged at Geum-ok’s death, Amogae kills Lord Cho and is imprisoned. Gildong and Gilhyun try to find witnesses who will testify for Amogae. Gildong is sent on an errand by Lady Cho and heads for a mountain, where tigers are known to appear.

Today, 7:45 p.m.: Upon being released from prison, Amogae settles at Ikhwari and starts illegal smuggling business with Ming. He runs into pirates in sea and calls on Um Jachi to Ikhwari.

‘Oh, The Mysterious’

Episode 5 &6 (Mon); 7 &8 (Tues)

Monday, 7:45 p.m.: Jong-sam is given a deadline to bring back the money. He takes over a dead police officer’s identity. The cat and mouse chase ensues. Jin-young is reminded of Jong-sam from her childhood days, and suspicion lingers in her head.

Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: His cellmates think Jong-sam is dead. Men in black throw Jong-sam in the water to drown him. He is rescued by the detective he worked for in his childhood. Cho Man-shik is investigated for killing his wife and it leads to his serial killing. Jong-sam cuts a deal with the big wig.

‘Judge vs. Judge’

Episode 13 &14 (Wed); 15 &16 (Thur)

Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Jung-joo and Ui-hyun get closer to the truth, and so do their feelings for each other. The truth they are after could lead them, but comes with potential danger to Jung-joo.

Myung-hee tells Jung-joo she’d rather have judged wrong, than have it be anyone else’s fault.

Misunderstanding is resolved with new evidence. The father of the rape victim from 10 years ago shows up. He holds the key to the case.

Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Jung-joo and Ui-hyun get really close from working together. Together, they gather evidence, getting one step closer to Jang Soon-bok’s case. The breakthrough comes when the victim’s father takes the witness stand.

‘Bravo My Life’

Episodes 29 &30 (Fri); 31 &32 (Sat)

Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Do-na announces she will stop weighing the two men. Dong-woo comes clean, and tells his aunt that RaRa is the object of his affection. Do-na is shocked to see Hwa-im put RaRa down.

Do-na tells Dong-woo that RaRa is not worthy of his affection. Bum-woo decides to give up on Do-na.

Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: RaRa uses Young-woong to make Dong-woo give up on her. Bum-woo leaves on a trip to forget Do-na. Do-na pities that she can’t hold on to him.


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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