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KBFD plans upgrades and Korean culture show

By Jeff Chung

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March 24 will mark KBFD's 25th anniversary. Back when we first started broadcasting, no one believed we would make it past a few years, let alone actually launch a station.

As we look ahead to marking this occasion, KBFD is doing its best to keep up with technology. We plan to upgrade the production and master control departments, which will improve our video quality. You can also look forward to a new, locally produced, weekly English-language TV series that will start in March, highlighting Korean culture, with celebrity interviews and features on food, entertainment, shopping and tour attractions.

 

THIS WEEK'S SYNOPSES

"Doctor Champ"
Episodes 15-16 (last episode)

Tonight, 6:45 p.m.: Yeon-woo turns to Ji-heon when she faces a hard time over Yuri's matter. Ji-heon stays by her side and comforts her. The board decides Yuri needs tests. The results come back negative, and Yuri is free to go to the Asian Games. Ji-heon gets ready for the final round of the selections and asks Sang-bong to forgive him, if only for that day.

Tonight, 7:45 p.m.: Ji-heon wins a silver medal at the Asian Games despite a broken finger. Yeon-woo and Ji-heon's relationship grows, but Yeon-woo's mother is not too happy with Ji-heon. Hui-yeong decides to retire after the Asian Games, and Do-wook leaves the Village to go back to Johns Hopkins.

 

"Definitely Neighbors"
Episode 65 (last episode)

Tomorrow, 7:45 p.m.: Ji-yong starts to doubt her ability to be a good mother and thinks Eun-seo would be better off with Sung-jae. Sun-ok tells Ji-yong to move back home so they can help her watch Eun-seo. Yong-sil convinces Woo-jin that she doesn't want a wedding and they leave for a "honeymoon" to Jeju Island.

 

"Smile, Mom"
Episode 1

Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Shin Dallae wins the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival. At Dallae's victory party, she tries to commit suicide. The story goes back two years. Bok-hee goes around the TV station offering energy drinks and juice to the staff with Dallae in tow to help her daughter get any role she can. Dallae's not so sure she wants to be an actress.

 

"Dae Mul"
Episodes 15-16

Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Hyerim tries her best to get out of the financial crisis that the state of Namhae is in by meeting different investors. Taesan finally gets all the congressmen on his side and makes Jo Baeho resign from his position. Taesan cuts all of Namhae's financial help to have Hyerim return to the Minwoo party.

Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Hyerim decides to get Jo Baeho's help and promises to join his new party. Jo Baeho tells Hyerim that he wants to sponsor a new presidential candidate and asks Hyerim to run. Taesan gets furious when he finds out that Hyerim chose to join Jo Baeho's party instead of returning to Minwoo.

 

"Secret Garden"
Episodes 5-6

Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Ra-im and Oska are shocked to find Ju-won in Jeju. The three are forced to have lunch together, and Ju-won is turned off by the obvious display of affection between Oska and Ra-im. Ra-im gets angry at Seul for trying to get her friend fired, and Ju-won tells her to apologize to Seul.

Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: After a drunken night, Ra-im and Ju-won find out their bodies have been switched. The two share a kiss in order to switch back, but nothing happens. Oska refuses to shoot the music video Seul is directing.

 

Jeff Chung is the general manager of KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles in Hawaii. He can be reached at 521-8066 or jeffchung@kbfd.com.






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