South Korean film “Burning” directed by Chang Dong Lee has made the shortlist for the 91st Academy Awards for the best foreign-language film category. This is the first time a South Korean film has made the shortlist of nine from 87 films. The final five nominees will be announced on Jan. 22, with the awards ceremony on Feb. 24. “Burning” stars actor Ah-in Yoo, Steven Yuen and Jong-seo Jeon in a mystery drama. The film was based on a short story, “Barn Burning,” by Haruki Murakami.
Episodes 9 &10; 11 &12 (Sun)
Today, 6:45 p.m.: Chairman Tae urges In Joon to hasten his marriage with Soo Hyun. In order to quietly get rid of He Ra, Soo Hyun reveals a photo taken of He Ra and Tae Oh. In Joon announces his marriage to Soo Hyun, much to her surprise.
Today, 7:45 p.m.: During an interview, Soo Hyun becomes uncomfortable and storms out when asked questions about her marriage to Tae In Joon. Tae Oh and He Ra meet with In Joon and Soo Hyun, to discuss their relationship to each other. Soo Hyun and In Joon go wedding dress shopping together.
‘Review Notebook of My Embarrassing Moments’ (KBS Drama Special)
Episode 1 (Mon)
Monday 7:45 p.m.: Do Do-Hye is a math teacher and has a personality that is too honest at times. This causes her to face many embarrassing moments. Whenever she has an embarrassing moment, she writes them down and reflects. She meets two men whom she had embarrassing moments with in the past.
‘The Love of a Buzz Cut’ (KBS Drama Special)
Episode 1 (Tues)
Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: One year ago, Yu Jiyul had surgery for a brain tumor, but unfortunately it has returned once again. Although she has a bright personality, she can’t fight her depression about her current situation. Jiyul has feelings for Bae Chihwan. He works as a hairdresser assistant during the day and seduces women for money at night. Jiyul decides to have her last romantic relationship with Chihwan before she dies.
‘The Last Empress’
Episodes 13 &14 (Wed); 15 &16 (Thur)
Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: A secret between Wang Shik and Sunny occurs at the Han Bridge. Wang Shik must restrain himself, as his adoration for Sunny deepens. Sunny’s retaliation against Yu Ra begins as Lee Hyuk’s disdain for Sunny grows.
Thursday 7:45 p.m: Lee Hyuk begins to show his true colors. Sunny’s driven to the edge of a cliff as she starts digging for secrets of the royal family. Wang Shik, another man with two faces, begin. But which is his true face?
Episodes 15 (Fri); Episodes 16 (Sat) (Final)
Friday, 7:45 p.m: Hye-soo’s condition turns for the worse. Her doctor tells Ji-hoon there’s nothing more they can do. Hye-soo makes Ji-hoon promise that he’d return to his old self when she’s gone. Mi-ran tells Ji-hoon she empathizes with him, but she can’t support Ji-hoon.
Saturday, 7:45 p.m: Ji-hoon gets ready to propose to Hye-soo. Ji-hoon is notified by Hye-soo’s doctor that her condition will turn for dramatic change. Eun-sung and Ji-hoon do their best to make sure Hye-soo doesn’t feel pain.
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.