Yu Ra gets entrapped; Woo-jin is torn

Local Korean American amateur golfer Peter Jung will make his PGA debut next month at the SONY Open. Maryknoll School junior Jung is 16 and has been golfing since age 8 when his father Sung Yup Jung introduced Peter to the game. Jung clinched the Nov. 19 amateur qualifying event at Waialae Country Club, shooting a 72 with two bogies on the front nine and birdies on both par 5s on the back nine. Michelle Wie was 14 when she played in the SONY Open as her PGA debut in 2004 entering the tournament with a sponsor exemption. Jung will be the first local male Korean American amateur to play in the SONY Open. Jung, as Koreans would say, is “fighting!”

Weekly update

‘Marriage Contract’

Episode 11 (Fri.); Episode 12 (Sat.)

Friday, 7:45 p.m: Ji-hoon asks Hye-soo to give their marriage a try, but for real this time. Hye-soo pushes Ji-hoon away, asking when they will finalize the divorce. Realizing her condition is worsening, Hye-soo decides to get treatment for Eun-sung’s sake.

Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Eun-sung and Hye-soo move out of Ji-hoon’s place, leaving him brokenhearted. Ji-hoon finds out Hye-soo is gravely ill. Hye-soo tells Ji-hoon that he should meet a nice woman.

‘Fates &Furies’

Episodes 1 and 2; 3 and 4 (Sun.)

Today, 6:45 p.m.: Koo He Ra is talented, hard-working, but forced to engage in the counterfeit shoe making business after inheriting her father’s shoe business. Tae In Joon is the legitimate son of Gold Group, and has a passion for shoes, inherited by his late mother. He Ra meets Tae In Joon during a business meeting and helps him get a contract that he almost failed to grab ahold of.

Today, 7:45 p.m.: He Ra meets Jin Tae Oh, when he comes in to her workshop, wearing a pair of shoes made by her father. Tae Oh invites her out for a drink. Cha Soo Hyun, In Joon’s appointed fiancée, confronts He Ra with hostility, after a misunderstanding between In Joon and He Ra. Tae Oh makes He Ra a proposition to move up the ladder.

‘The Hymn of Death’ (six episodes over three days)

Episodes 1 and 2 (Mon.); 3 and 4 (Tues.)

Monday 7:45 p.m.: Based on true story, “The Hymn of Death” revisits a tragic love story between an actress and opera singer, Yoon Sim-duk and Kim Woo-jin, a brilliant man of theater. They meet in Japan as students, during the period Korea had been occupied by the Japanese. Sim-duk is revered as the first popular soprano in Korea with her song “The Hymn of Death.”

Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Sim-duk finds herself being enamored by Woo-jin as he shares his personal stories with her. Her heart races when she and fellow performers are invited to Woo-jin’s house. Woo-jin is torn from the pressure of his father wanting him to continue the family business, and his passion for the world of theater.

‘The Last Empress’

Episodes 5 and 6 (Wed.); 7 and 8 (Thur.)

Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: “I have never thought of you as more than a fan!” Sunny is disappointed at Lee Hyuk’s sudden change of demeanor after hearing something he did not expect. Yu Ra gets entrapped by the Empress’s scheme and is on the verge of getting banished from the palace.

Thursday 7:45p.m: Sunny is enthroned as the empress. Though, as soon as she’s grabbed the title, she gets mixed up in false rumors and schemes. Emperor Lee Hyuk, Wang Shik, the Empress Dowager and Yu Ra all have different opinions of Sunny as they watch her settle in to palace life. Who is the one behind the grand plot?


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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