South Korean girl idol group Black Pink is well into their Asia tour, kicking off in Seoul in November, then Bangkok, Jakarta, and this weekend in Hong Kong. In February, it’s Manila, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Taipei is currently scheduled for early March, and the tour could expand to North America and other countries later this year. The Black Pink In Your Area 2019 Tour is sponsored by Kia, and the group is under the management of YG Entertainment. Their music videos on YouTube are drawing millions of views: “Dhu-du Ddu-du,” 619 million; “Boombayah,” over 473 million; “Whistle,” over 309 million; “Playing With Fire,” over 327 million; and “As If It’s Your Last Dance,” 495 million.
Episodes 21 and 22; 23 and 24 (Sun.)
Today, 6:45 p.m.: After searching deeper into her sister’s death, He Ra finds clues, pointing to In Joon as a suspect. Her suspicion towards In Joon grows deeper. He Ra pledges to take revenge for her sister. In Joon asks He Ra if she would want him even without his wealth and status.
Today, 7:45 p.m.: Jung Ho and his mother, Jung Min, scheme to take over the company at the chairman’s expense. At the brink of her rage and fury, Soo Hyun seeks out Tae Oh, and tempts him with a dangerous proposition.
‘My Strange Hero’
Episodes 13 and 14 (Mon.); 15 and 16 (Tues.)
Monday 7:45 p.m.: Soo Jung finally asks Bok Su about the incident 9 years ago. They come face to face with the truth. Mr. Park arranges for Bok Su and Soo Jung to go on a surprise date. Min Ji confronts Soo Jung, telling her to take responsibility for Bok Su’s heart.
Tuesday 7:45 p.m.: Now that Bok Su and Soo Jung understand their feelings for each other, they happily embark on continuing their relationship. Heartbroken and furious, Se Ho plans to take revenge against Bok Su and Soo Jung.
‘The Last Empress’
Episodes 29 and 30 (Wed.); 31 and 32 (Thur.)
Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Sunny stays by Wang Shik after he sends his mother off. Their hidden feelings for each other grow as they depend on each other more. Lee Yoon finds out the truth about the accident Lee Hyuk was in 10 years ago. After finding this out, the Queen Dowager schemes yet again.
Thursday 7:45 p.m.: Lee Hyuk gives up his feelings for Sunny to protect her. Sunny makes it clear that she is to expose the Queen Dowager’s secrets. Seeing the Queen Dowager’s weariness toward Wang Shik, Princess So Jin steps in to save Wang Shik.
Episodes 9 and 10 (Fri.); Episodes 11 and 12 (Sat.)
Friday, 7:45 p.m: Chi Woo makes a promise to herself. Jin Yoo remembers Chi Woo from the past. Chi Woo stands up for Eun Joo, telling the Chois the truth about the baby. Jun Seung and his mother refuse to face the truth.
Saturday, 7:45 p.m: Bu Han tries to reconcile with his wife. Song Joo is stricken with anxiety. Jun Seung’s father and Yi Yoo’s father find out they were army buddies. Song Joo hides away Chi Woo’s old clothes.
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.