Korean drama update for July 31

The most anticipated Korean film this year, “Operation Chromite,” will be released Aug. 12 in Hawaii.


The most anticipated Korean film this year, “Operation Chromite,” will be released Aug. 12 in Hawaii.

It was produced by Taewon Entertainment and directed by John Lee, who have been guests of the Hawaii International Film Festival in the past.

The Korean War story is about the special operation surrounding the famous Incheon landing, which was the decisive turning point of the war. Liam Neeson stars in the film as Gen. Douglas MacArthur, who led the attack against North Korea in the Battle of Incheon. The film also stars Jung-jae Lee and Bum-soo Lee.

“Operation Chromite” opened July 27 in South Korea to much anticipation and feverous ticket presales.


“My Daughter, Sawol”

Episodes 41 and 42

6:30 p.m. today: Ki-hwang sheds tears for his daughter, Hongdo. Sae-hoon probes into Hongdo’s accident, putting Hyesang on edge. Chanbin proposes to Sawol as Dukyeh plans to expose everything at Sawol’s wedding. 7:45 p.m. today: Ki-hwang supports Dukyeh as the next chairman of Bogum Group. Owel’s accident discovery becomes a noose for Hyesang. All are shocked by Heather’s appearance at Sawol’s wedding.


Episodes 5 and 6

7:45 p.m. Monday: Hye-jung heads for the VIP room at the hospital to check on the Boss. She sees a suspicious man in a cap hanging around Boss’ room. Yoon-do provokes Hye-jung for refusing to work under him. Hye-jung takes on a difficult surgery. 7:45 p.m. Tuesday: Hye-jung hands Mal-soon’s phone number to Ji-hong. She asks Ji-hong to print out Mal-soon’s medical records. Ga-jin throws a fit when Hye-jung examines her. Hye-jung asks Yoon-do to take over examining Ga-jin.


Episodes 7 and 8

7:45 p.m. Wednesday: An article gives rise to criticism against Hye-in’s program. Bo-yun receives a tip from a viewer that becomes a solid lead. Meanwhile, Seung-in and Young-kwan witness an accident while investigating Na Soo-hyun. 7:45 p.m. Thursday: The Wanted team is startled by Jung-ho’s announcement to cancel the program. Hye-in frantically searches for Jung-ho’s weakness, to use it against him. She receives a call from Kyung-ho, who disappeared. Chills run down Hye-in’s spine, as she receives the sixth mission note from a clown.

“Pretty Ugly”

Episodes 19 and 20 (final)


7:45 p.m. Friday: Dan-tae and Jun-soo set up a trap to get evidence on Yeom Tae-chul for a kidnapping charge. Dan-tae professes his feelings for Gong Shim, who feels burdened by his high status. 7:45 p.m. Saturday (final): Yeom Tae-chul’s henchman tries to run Gong Shim over with a car. Jun-soo is shocked to see the car speeding toward Gong Shim. Meanwhile, Dan-tae has mixed feelings about asking Gong Shim to go abroad to study.

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.