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'Athena' starts Wednesday with familiar isle locations

By Jeff Chung

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The TV series "Athena: Goddess of War" will start Wednesday. The sequel to the hit TV series "IRIS" has new actors cast as a new counterterrorism organization. Portions of Athena were filmed in Hawaii last October shortly after Hawaii International Film Festival. Actress Soo Ae is seen in Hawaii in beach scenes and in an action sequence filmed at the Queen Kapiolani Hotel in the first episode. "Athena" was also filmed in Italy, Japan, Hungary and Korea.

THIS WEEK'S SYNOPSES

"IT'S OKAY, DADDY'S GIRL"
Episodes 8 and 9

Tonight, 6:45 p.m.: Gi-hwan falls into despair when he realizes he's become a burden on his children. Chae-ryung goes to see Hyuk-gi and Wook-gi to borrow money, but her heart breaks when she sees the brothers hard at work.

Tonight, 7:45 p.m.: Chae-ryung goes to see Jong-seok and Bora to borrow money, but she's publicly humiliated in front of their rich friends. She comes home only to find out that they had lost their house because of her mom and uncle's bad investment.

"SMILE, MOM"
Episodes 10 and 11

Tomorrow, 7:45 p.m.: Bok-hee manages to get rid of the fake contract. She holds a press conference denying ever having signed a contract with Choi Sung-ho. Dallae's drama is a hit. This opens many doors for her, including a modeling position in one of the biggest fashion shows in the country.

Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Shin-yong finds an old picture of Mo-roo and Bomi. When she asks Bok-hee about it, Bok-hee dismisses it as two kids having taken a picture in high school. But Shin-yong starts wondering when she finds out that Bomi was the one who bought Yoo-ra the stuffed animals.

"ATHENA"
Episodes 1 and 2

Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Dr. Kim Myung Guk, chief of the North Korea nuclear energy research institute, plans to defect to South Korea, and Cho Myung Ho helps him. Their plan gets interrupted by an anonymous group, but Young Gwan still manages to hide Dr. Kim Myung Guk.

Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Jung Woo goes to Italy on a mission and is shocked to see Hye In is his partner. While Jung Woo takes care of the security at a black-tie cocktail party, Hye In gets the information they need from the target.

"SECRET GARDEN"
Episodes 15 and 16

Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Oska and Jong-su figure out Joo-won and Ra-im are not themselves, and Joo-won and Ra-im bring the two together to tell them the truth. Oska is furious Ra-im (in Joo-won's body) saw him naked at the sauna, and Jong-su is outraged Joo-won (in Ra-im's body) told him never to confess his feelings to Ra-im.

Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Joo-won feels terrible that Ra-im missed the audition because of him, and Ra-im is dejected. Joo-won promises her he'd make a miracle happen. Joo-won charters a flight to bring the director of the movie back to Korea, and Ra-im gets an audition.

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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