Channel 9 (Spectrum) and 20 (Hawaiian Telcom) (Programs are subject to change, without notice. For updated information, call 847-2021)
“The Specialist,” premiers on Thursday, March 14 at 8 p.m.; and repeats on Friday, March 15 at 1 p.m.
Takuma Yoshito, a top-notched criminal profiler with the Kyoto Police Department, is tried and found guilty of rape and attempted murder, and sentenced to 15 years in prison. After serving 10 years of his sentence, the victim of the crimes wakes up from her coma and is able to confirm that her attacker was not Takuma. He is then exonerated from the crimes and freed from prison. He returns to the Kyoto Police Department’s Special Investigation Task Force with a skill he learned in prison – the ability to see things through a criminal’s mind.
“Ossan’s Love,” premiers Sunday, March 24, at 8 p.m.; and repeats Monday at 1 p.m.
Soichi Haruta is a single 33-year-old employed at a real estate office. He desires to get married, but isn’t popular with women. He has a comfortable life living with his mother until one day she leaves their house and tells him to become independent. Living alone becomes a struggle. He doesn’t know how to do simple things like how to cook or do laundry. He befriends a new employee at work, who unlike Soichi, is good at cooking and cleaning. They eventually become roomates. Meanwhile Soichi’s boss confesses his true feelings for Soichi and he finds himself in an unexpected triangle of attention and affection.
“Once Upon a Kiss,” premiers on Sunday, March 31 at 6 p.m.
Aurora and Eric were both raised in poor families. Together they dreamed of having a better life together. Eric gave up his love for Aurora to pursue Giselle, the daughter of a wealthy family while heartbroken Aurora later marries Jimmy, Eric’s best friend. Eric and Giselle have a boy named Prince, while Aurora and Jimmy have a daughter named Ella. Although their families are mortal enemies, Prince and Ella become childhood friends and fall in love. Can Prince and Ella’s love last or are they doomed to repeat the same history as their parents?
“Oshin,” airs on Tuesday, March 12, at 8 p.m.; repeats on Wednesday, March 13, at 1 p.m.; continues on Sunday, March 17, at 7 p.m. (Sunday episodes have no repeat during the week)
One of Japan’s most watched series of all time, this story follows the life of Shin Tanokura during the Meiji Period up to the early 1900s. “Oshin” is a girl born in a very poor rural family in Japan, who through hard work and perseverance, eventually triumphs over pain and adversity to achieve fame and success.
“Rikuoh,” Monday, 8 p.m., and Tuesday, at 1 p.m.
Koichi Miyazawa runs a small, but longstanding company which makes tabi (traditional Japanese socks). He is the CEO of the fourth generation company with about 20 employees. Due to a decrease in demand for tabi, the company is struggling to keep afloat. In order to save the company, Koichi devises a plan to launch a new product line. With the use of the company’s accumulated knowledge for making tabi, they work to develop running shoes.
“Partners 13,” Saturday, at 8 p.m.
The 13th season of a populaer detective series. Detective Ukyo Sugishita has great insight and cunning skills. His partner, Toru Kai, is strong-minded and rough. He is also excellent in the powers of observation. Together they solve many mysterious crimes.
“Maalaala Mo Kaya,” Monday through Friday at 4 p.m.
“Maalaala Mo Kaya” means “Would you remember?” in English. This 60-minute program is the longest running drama anthology in Philippine television and in the world hosted by Charo Santos-Concio. Reaching its 25th year in 2016, this series features real-life stories of common people or even famous celebrities and personalities through letter sending.
“Lone Wolf with Cub,” Saturday at 8 p.m.
This series chronicles the story of Ogami Itto, the Shogun’s executioner who uses a Dotanuki battle sword. Disgraced by false accusations from the Yagyu clan, he is forced to take the path of an assassin along with his 3-year-old-son, Daigoro. Together they seek revenge on the Yagyu clan and are known as “Lone Wolf with Cub.”
“The Other Mrs. Real,” Saturday at 6 p.m.; repeats on Sunday at 5 p.m.
Anthony Real, the husband of Millet meets Shiela who he will eventually marry. Caught in a bigamous relationship, Anthony’s wives will eventually find out the truth that they aren’t Anthony’s only wife, which will lead to repercussions into their lives.
“Kapuso Mo,” Saturday at 5 p.m.
A news magazine subtitled in English and hosted by Jessica Soho. Each week, Jessica explores different, fun and fascinating stories on classic and current events, pop culture, foods, celebrities, health and internet trends.
“The Poor Heiress,” Sunday at 6 p.m.
“The Poor Heiress” tells the story of two rival families in a Filipino-Chinese community: the Wong and Sy clans.
The families clash over differences in culture and traditions. But hidden beneath those differences may be relationships that tie the families together in ways they don’t realize.
“Kuru Kuru Japan,” Monday through Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Delicious foods of Japan. Cultured salmon in Tottori, bonito cuisine in Kagoshima and more!
“Soko ga Japan,” Monday through Friday at 7 p.m.
This series, which replaces “Soko ga Shiritai,” takes viewers on a journey throughout Japan, highlighting foods and places that define the country that is Japan.
“Mystery Theatre,” Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.
KIKU-TV brings you the best in murder, mystery every Wednesday night, driving this program’s popularity and growth. Episode titles are hand picked from both Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) and TV Asahi.
“Behind the Noren 4,” Sunday at 9 p.m.
The family drama “behind the curtain” continues from season three. Naoko has overcome a variety of handicaps to become the innkeeper of Kaguraya and strong enough to voice her opinions to her monther-in-law, Shino. Naoko wants to prove that anyone can become innkeeper if they have the drive and a true desire to be hospitable to guests. She ultimately hires a cheerful yet dull-witted and sloppy apprentice as trainee, which causes a commotion at Kaguraya.