Gaon is a three Michelin star restaurant in Seoul serving upscale Korean cuisine. Bicena is a one Michelin star restaurant in Seoul, also serving high end Korean cuisine. Both of these restaurants are owned by Tae Kwon Cho.
Cho, a part-time resident of Hawaii, held two events this past week: Tuesday at Waialae Country Club with local Korean invitees and on Thursday at MW Restaurant with local invitees, in his quest to promote Korean cuisine and spirit. Hwayo premium soju is another creation of Cho, who believed Korean cuisine needed a proper pairing with Korean spirits. Cho is on a global quest to promote Korean culture through high end cuisine and is recognized as a pioneer and spokesperson.
‘Should We Kiss First?’
Episodes 13 &14 (Mon); 15 &16 (Tues)
Monday, 7:45 p.m.: Soon-jin is branded as a criminal with a record. Moo-han tells her he’s falling for her. She replies back, saying she wants to be in love too. Moo-han’s ex-wife shows up, accusing him of dating a criminal.
Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Soon-jin is being pulled to Moo-han, despite it being against her initial intention. He gives her comfort from disappointment and gives sparks to her dull heart. Moo-han, realizing Soo-jin’s predicament, plans to pull her out of her distraught life.
Episodes 25 &26 (Wed); 27 &28 (Thur)
Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Dok-go Young’s probe into Ja-hye continues. Dok-go Young confesses his horrid past, trying to convince Ja-hye. Dong-bae finds Ja-hye’s house turned upside down, and also finds a knife on the floor. This leads to Dong-bae meeting with an unexpected man.
Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: A staged robbery takes place at Ja-hye’s residence, making Dok-go Young furious. He sets up a trap to find the culprit behind it. Dok-go has a handcuff ready for arrest. Tae-suk schemes to continue putting Joon-hee in a dilemma. Na-ra takes her daughter and cuts off contact with In-ho.
Episodes 11 &12
Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Learning about Boo Cheon’s illegitimate child leads to Mo Hyun’s miscarriage. Realizing his son Ha-jung is in danger, Boo Cheon brings Ha-jung home to meet the Chairman. Pil Joo and Mo Hyun run into each other at Pil Joo’s childhood home. Boo Cheon gets jealous of Pil Joo and Mo Hyun’s closeness.
Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Assistant Oh threatens to expose Pil Joo’s real identity. Pil Joo threatens him back, saying he’ll reveal Boo Cheon’s real father. Mo Hyun’s father’s political life gets precarious with news of him receiving an illegal campaign fund from Cheong A.
‘The Good Witch’
Episodes 1 &2, Episodes 3 &4
Today, 6:30 p.m.: Dedicated police officer Cha’s twin girls, Sun-hee and Do-hee, lead completely different lives when their father dies early. Sun-hee grows up to be a somewhat ditzy housewife. Do-hee, on the other hand, leads a glamorous and ambitious life as a flight attendant. Their lives change when Do-hee is attacked by an unknown assailant.
Today, 7:45 p.m.: Sun-hee comes to Do-hee’s rescue when Do-hee is unable to work. Sun-hee shows up to work at the airport and ends up getting on the flight as a flight attendant. On that fated flight, she rescues the President of the airline, and unexpectedly encounters star pilot Song Woo-jin.
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.