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K-DRAMA: Hong-joo is kidnapped; Hae Yi has to go on a date

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 29 &30; Episode 31 &32 (Sunday)

Sunday, 6:40 p.m.: Hong-joo is kidnapped by Yoo-bum and Ha Joo-han. She faces grave danger at Haekwang Law Firm building’s rooftop. Hong-joo’s body is paralyzed from an anesthetic. Yoo-bum kills Ha Joo-han, claiming self-defense to the police.

Sunday, 7:50 p.m.: Woo-tak is pushed to make a decision, when his testimony may put Yoo-bum in jail. Dam-dong senses that Yoo-bum plans to make a run for it, and tells Jae-chan. When Yoo-bum is cornered, with his case working against him, he makes an unthinkable decision.

Cheer Up
Episodes 11 (Monday); Episode 12 (Tuesday)

Monday, 7:45 p.m.: Hae Yi has to go on a date with Seon Ho and Jung Woo for a finals assignment. Seon Ho prepares a date with a home-cooked meal and video games. Jung Woo takes her to an observatory but things don’t seem to be going his way. But a moment of realization dawns on Hae Yi as she realizes who she wants.

Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Hae Yi and Jung Woo begin a cringey but sweet romance. Hae Yi and Seon Ja get into an argument in the middle of their summer boot camp where hurtful words are exchanged. Meanwhile, the final event of the boot camp is grit training and Hae Yi is lured into an isolated room where things take a dangerous turn.

Good Supper
Episodes 61 &62 (Wednesday); Episode 63 &64 (Thursday)

Wednesday, 7:50 p.m.: Jong-kwon has only criticism for Sook-jung’s spicy pork hangover soup. Feeling humiliated, Sook-jung calls Da-jung to pressure her. Blinded by her greed for success, she heads to Young-shin and calls a friend and starts spreading rumors about Young-shin and Kyung-su in front of her.

Thursday, 7:50 p.m.: Da-jung’s mom finds out the person who spread the rumor. When she’s confronted, instead of feeling guilty she retaliates. Jong-kwon offers to take Young-shin in. Young-shin refuses to move out that she’ll stay as is. But she Jong-kwon’s health deteriorates, she moves in to take care of him.

Episodes 65 (Friday); Episodes 66 (Saturday)

Friday, 7:50 p.m.: Murong Un (Ko Un) tries to threaten Gye Song into getting military secrets from Goguryeo. After leaving Gye Song’s place, Murong Un runs into Feng Ba who comes to suspect him. Meanwhile, Damdeok issues an order to capture Murong Un and Gye Song.

Saturday, 7:50 p.m.: After capturing Gye Song and Murong Un (Ko Un), Damdeok holds an emergency meeting. After obtaining some top secret, Murong Xi informs Murong Chui and prepares to go to war with Goguryeo. In the meantime, Murong Bao tries to come up with a scheme to rescue Murong Un.


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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