The big trend in the Korean music industry is the popularity of teen-idol bands. Wonder Girls played at Pipeline Cafe last weekend, but there are many more groups in South Korea singing their way into the hearts of the younger generations in Asia.
Big Bang is popular now in Japan, receiving many awards and selling out their concerts.
Big Bang member T.O.P, an actor in the series "IRIS" and the movie "71: Into the Fire," is expected to attend closing night of the Hawaii International Film Festival in October.
THIS WEEK’S SYNOPSES
Tonight, 6:45 p.m.: Seung-yeon learns about Jin-su’s divorce from Ji-won and tries to get more information on the Internet. Jin-su’s antics get worse, and he’s put in an awkward position when Seung-yeon’s family visits the office just when he had put Seung-yeon in a suitcase. Ji-won plans a surprise birthday party for Eun-young.
Tonight, 7:45 p.m.: Jin-su tells Ji-won maybe Eun-young’s stalker is behind his disappearance. Ji-won believes him and decides to stay away from Eun-young for a while. Jin-su suffers writer’s block and Seung-yeon is upset she can’t help him. Jin-su calls Seung-yeon in the middle of the night to give her a task. Ji-won finds out Jin-su was behind the string of mysterious pranks.
Monday, 7:45 p.m.: Gun-hee becomes increasingly impressed with Ji-yong’s cooking skills. Mee-jin sees Gun-hee walking Ji-yong home and finds out about their relationship. However, it worries her that Sung-jae is overly protective of Ji-yong. Yong-sil drinks too much while with Woo-jin and says things she doesn’t mean to. Ha-yong’s mother begins to soften up to Ki-hoon.
Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Both Gun-hee and Ji-yong find themselves lying to Mee-jin and Sung-jae about their relationship. This causes friction between Mee-jin and Sung-jae. Ha-yong’s parents give Ki-hoon and Ha-yong their blessing. Woo-jin asks Ki-hoon not to tell Yong-sil why he had asked to see her again many years ago. Gun-hee tries to help Ji-yong find a career in the culinary world.
Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Terra tells Monet not to see Gunwook anymore, but Monet fights back, saying he is much better than Mr. Uhm, who always lies. Gunwook finds out that Jaein intentionally approached him, thinking he was Taesung. He calls Jaein up and asks her to wash his shirts for him.
Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Jaein realizes Gunwook has been lying to her the whole time and gets mad. Gunwook apologizes, saying he wanted to prevent her from intentionally approaching Taesung, but Jaein does not accept his apology. Terra is shocked when she catches herself constantly thinking about Gunwook. President Hong contacts Gunwook after finding out Monet is seeing Gunwook.
"Life Is Beautiful"
Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Yeonju hears her ex-boyfriend checked in to a hotel with a woman and calls him. When he refuses to see her, she gets behind the wheel upset and crashes, calling Hoseop for help. Hoseop offers to beat up her ex when he hears what happened.
Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Byunggul refuses to accept Taeseop and doesn’t even eat at home. Running out of places to eat, he finally comes home, but when he sees Taeseop at the table, he tells him he can’t eat at the same table with him. Byungtae explodes and beats up Byunggul.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.