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Korean drama update for December 6

The second annual Special Movie Night in honor of Korean War veterans and their families was hosted last Monday at the Doris Duke Theatre.

The film, appropriately, was “Ode to My Father,” which starts with the Korean War and progresses to present, modern day Korea. The film is the second most-watched film in Korean Cinema history, with more than 14 million tickets sold.

The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Honolulu, KBFD and the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs worked together to make this annual event happen. In attendance were: Korean Consulate General Mr. and Mrs. Walter Paik and Hawaii’s first lady, Dawn Ige.

Gov. David Ige and his wife visited South Korea in early November for the first time. They visited the Korean War Memorial of Korea to honor Hawaii residents who took part in the Forgotten War.

Paik mentioned the many Korean War veterans and offered appreciation for their service, and that the strong alliance between the U.S. and South Korea helped modernize that country so it now is the 10th largest economy in the world.


“The Legendary Witches”

Episodes 15 and 16

6:30 p.m. today: Poong-geum starts to work with Soo-yin as a marketing manager. Ang-ran shows Dan-shim a photo album and asks her if she remembers Jin-woo’s mom. 7:45 p.m. today: Soo-yi, Bok-nyo, Poong-geum and Mio charge into Chairman Ma’s house. They tell the Ma family that they’ll bring Joo-ran’s immoral actions to light. Young-ok is released and shows up wrapped in luxury from head to toe.

“Root of the Throne”

Episodes 11 and 12

7:45 p.m. Monday: Bang-won is arrested for illegal dealings with Hong In-bang regarding the Border Stabilization Plan. Bang-woo reports Bang-won’s arrest to Yi Seong-gye without submitting the withdrawal request. Boon-yi visits Bang-won in jail with Hong In-bang’s help. 7:45 p.m. Tuesday: Yi In-gyum suspects Jung Do-jeon was the one who switched the letters. He stops Bang-won’s torture, afraid his name will be mentioned as the man behind Baek Yoon’s murder. Yi Seong-gye asks Yi In-gyum to release Bang-won.

“The Town, the Uninvited”

Episodes 11 and 12

7:45 p.m. Wednesday: Another serial murder victim is found along with more clues. So-yoon finds the real reason Hye-jin came to Achiara. Woo-jae suspects there is a relation between Hye-jin’s murder and the serial killings. 7:45 p.m. Thursday: Gi-hyun doubts Jung-im could have had Hye-jin without any of the townspeople knowing. But So-yoon continues to look into Hye-jin’s birth secret. Ga-young has a seizure on a rainy night in a deserted road and goes missing.

“Identical Affairs”

Episode 23 and 24

7:45 p.m. Friday: Jin-eon punches Tae-seok in a rage and tells him the woman he tried to kill twice was actually Hae-gang. Yong-gi tells Seol-ri she wants to meet Hae-gang, but Seol-ri turns her down saying it’s too dangerous. Hae-gang begins to regain her memory little by little. 7:45 p.m. Saturday: Hae-gang reclaims her true identity. Baek Seok tells Hae-gang about Yong-gi, her twin sister, and tells her to go back to her own life. Jin-eon finds out Tae-sok tried to kill Hae-gang thinking she was Yong-gi, and decides to find Yong-gi before Tae-seok can get to her.

This column is your source for updates on Korean dramas. Jeff Chung is general manager of KBFD-TV on Oahu, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles.


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