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K-DRAMA: Bang-won finds Heo Kang; Asin wants to kill Ko Un

Following are this week’s synopses of shows on KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles.

Weekly Update

Root of the Throne
Episode 3 &4 (Sunday)

Sunday, 6:40 p.m.: Bang-won finds Heo Kang, one of Jeong Do-jeon’s students, among Confuscian students. Heo Kang tells Bang-won to enter Sungkyungwan if he wants to become like Jeong Do-jeon. Bang-won decides to stay in Gaegyeong. Boonyi and Ttang-sae ask Jeong Do-jeon about the song he sang.

Sunday, 7:50 p.m.: Ttang-sae leaves to find his mother, but meets Gil Sun-mi and hears a shocking news. Mu-hyul’s grandmother asks Hong Dae-hong to take Mu-hyul as his student.

Cheer Up
Episodes 15 (Monday);
Episode 16 (Final) (Tuesday)

Monday, 7:45 p.m.: Everyone knows now that Jin Il was the one threatening Hae Yi’s safety all along. Meanwhile, Jung Woo and the members of Theia hold a surprise event to help and support Hae Yi as she deals with a personal matter.

Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Hae Yi and the members of Theia surround Jung Woo with love after a freak accident leaves him hospitalized. With the competition looming, Theia is all in on practice and training so they leave no regrets behind.

Good Supper
Episodes 69 &70 (Wednesday);
Episode 71 &72 (Thursday)

Wednesday, 7:50 p.m.: Young-shin asks Kyung-su if it’s too much to live as they used to. Kyung-su tells her she needs to move on and broaden her horizon. Jung-hoon complains to Wan-su that Young-shin has eyes for Kyung-su only and that he blames him. Wan-su tells Young-shin to let Kyung-su go that it’s not love and it’ll only burden the both of them. Young-shin tells him Kyung-su’s only one she holds dear to heart.

Thursday, 7:50 p.m.: Sung-chan confronts Sook-jung if she had anything to do with Young-shin’s mother’s death. And if she supported his family and put him to school as payment for doing Sook-jung’s deed. She gets furious and tells him he wouldn’t have gone to school or succeeded without her help and support.

Episodes 69 (Friday);
Episodes 70 (Saturday)

Friday, 7:50 p.m.: Asin wants to kill Ko Un after finding out that the warehouse in Baekmaseong was empty, but Ko Un proposes a plan to him. Feeling confident, Asin wants to annihilate Damdeok’s forces. Ko Un opposes the idea, but Asin remains adamant about attacking Goguryeo.

Saturday, 7:50 p.m.: Asin becomes aware of the dire situation, and Damdeok plans to take the opportunity to attack Baekje’s capital. After fleeing back to the capital, Asin tries to regroup and face Goguryeo again. Damdeok tries to devise a plan to march all the way to Baekje’s capital.


Jeff Chung is general manager of KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles. This column offers synopses of the dramas playing throughout Hawaii. Chung can be reached at 808-521-8066 or
Source: The Garden Island

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