Korean drama update for January 24

KBFD and its family of channels will be going off the air temporarily Saturday from 7-10 a.m. (estimated).


KBFD and its family of channels will be going off the air temporarily Saturday from 7-10 a.m. (estimated).

The office building in Century Square, where our operations are located, recently completed an elevator modernization upgrade since the building was built more than 30 years ago. As required by the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Boiler and Elevator Inspection branch, the power to Century Square will be suspended temporarily to allow for maintenance and testing of building equipment.

KBFD will lose electrical power to our offices and transmitter for an estimated three hours during this inspection.

KBFD, KBS and Arirang channels on Oceanic Time Warner Cable and Hawaii Telcom will all be affected. We will be back on air as soon as power is restored to our property. We do not anticipate being off the air past noon.

Thank you for your kokua.


“The Legendary Witches”

Episodes 29 and 30

6:30 p.m. today: When Bok-nyo finds out Wook-seok was her son who she thought was dead, she visits Chuncheon with Woo-seok and Byul. Ang-ran meets with shareholders of Shinhwa Group to terminate Chairman Ma. 7:45 p.m. today: Woo-seok’s memory of the fire 30 years ago starts to come back. Ang-ran has a shareholders meeting to put pressure on Chairman Ma. A commercial film director takes interest in Mio.

“Root of the Throne”

Episodes 25 and 26

7:45 p.m. Monday: Bang-ji finds Dae-geun (the one who raped Yeon-hee) at the banquet, but tries to stay calm. Jung Do-jeon realizes Yi Seong-gye’s life is in danger at the banquet. Dae-geun boasts his escapade with Yeon-hee at the table. Moo-hyool, unable to control his anger, attacks Dae-geun. 7:45 p.m. Tuesday: A man jumps out from a pile of corpses and attacks Yi Seong-gye. But the assassin kills himself before Yi Seong-gye can find out who sent him.


Episodes 7 and 8

7:45 p.m. Wednesday: A woman who gave false testimony four years ago at Jae-hyuk’s trial comes back to Korea. Jin-woo finds a new witness for his father’s case and requests a retrial. Nam Gyu-man concocts another scheme to stop Jin-woo. 7:45 p.m. Thursday: Jin-woo falls into Nam Gyu-man’s trap and is on the run from the police. But Jin-woo threatens Nam Gyu-man with the information about Ilho Group’s slush fund. In-ah tries to find the real killer to clear Jin-woo’s name.

“Identical Affairs”

Episodes 35 and 36


7:45 p.m. Friday: Jin-eon finds out his father was Hae-kang’s father’s best friend, and starts digging into Hae-kang’s father’s accidental death. Hae-kang is devastated when she finds out the truth behind Kim Sun-yong’s death. Seol-ri asks Tae-seok to destroy Jin-eon and Hae-kang. 7:45 p.m. Saturday: Gyu-seok introduces Yong-gi as his girlfriend to his brother. Jin-eon takes drunk Hae-kang home and sees a family picture on her desk. Yong-gi tells Hae-kang that their father cut the rope himself and fell to his death in the mountains.

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.