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K-DRAMA: Hong-joo defies her fate; Damdeok spreads a false rumor

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

Weekly Update

While You were Sleeping
Episode 9 &10; Episode 11 &12 (Sunday)

Today, 6:40 p.m.: Hong-joo defies her fate and goes back to her work as a reporter. She believes her fate can be changed and challenges her dreams. She asks Jae-chan whether she should go back to her job.

Today, 7:50 p.m.: A criminal seeks out Yoo-bum’s counsel. The case has 99 percent conviction in everyone else’s eyes, except for the defense counsel Yoo-bum. An unexpected case causes Yoo-bum to blame the prosecutors for their ineptness. Hong-joo wakes up with a scream from her nightmare.

Cheer Up
Episodes 1 (Monday); Episode 2 (Tuesday)

Monday, 7:45 p.m.: Do Hae Yi is a freshman at Yonhee University, who seeks the future rather than the present and practicality rather than romance! A woman full of worldly desires is presented with an unexpected offer she cannot refuse.

Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: She joined the cheer squad with ulterior motives. The hard training is hard, but the unintentional romance is a little exciting. Meanwhile, someone’s threat is aimed at Hae Yi.

Good Supper
Episodes 41 &42 (Wednesday); Episode 43 &44 (Thursday)

Wednesday, 7:50 p.m.: Jung-hoon tells Young-shin he wants her near her no matter what relationship they have. He witnesses Da-jung taking it out on Young-shin and confronts her to tell her that she should take out her anger on him and not Young-shin. O-bok tells him Da-jung’s behavior only confirms her feelings for him. Young-shin asks Joon-young to date out of spite when Da-jung gets the wrong idea about her and Jung-hoon. Joon-young comes to the restaurant and announces that he and Young-shin are dating.

Thursday, 7:50 p.m.: Young-shin shows affection toward Joon-young in the Palace’s kitchen for Da-jung’s benefit. Min-kyung sees this and comes down on Young-shin and warns her to stay away from her son. Sook-jung seeks out Kyung-su to persuade him to make Young-shin resign. He gets furious with her and tells to stay away from Young-shin’s life.

Episodes 55 (Friday); Episodes 56 (Saturday)

Friday, 7:50 p.m.: Sagal Hyeon demands that King Jinsa turn over Ha Muji, but the king denies knowing anything about him. However, Ha Muji appears, and King Jinsa orders that Sagal Hyeon and the Goguryeo envoy be imprisoned. Asin tries to prevent a war between Goguryeo and Baekje, but King Jinsa is too proud to back down.

Saturday, 7:50 p.m.: Damdeok spreads a false rumor that the Goguryeo forces are headed toward Gwanmiseong and attacks the small forts around Gwanmiseong without facing much resistance. After hearing the news, King Jinsa determines that it is Wiryeseong that Damdeok is after. Asin tries to tell Jinsa that Damdeok is really after Gwanmiseong but Jisa ignores him.


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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