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K-DRAMA: Jo Mi-su pleads with the king; Kyung-su brings Sook-jung food

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 23 &24 (Sunday)

Sunday, 6:40 p.m.: Jo Mi-su pleads with the king to reinstate Yi Yin-gyum. Ha Ryun is devastated when he gets the news of Yi Yin-gyum’s death. Da-kyung seeks out Jeok-ryong to get information on Ha Ryun.

Sunday, 7:50 p.m.: An assassin’s failed attempt to kill Yi Seong-gye sends Bang-won looking for people who are out to kill his father. Bang-won inspects the assassin’s corpse and finds a suspicious looking mark on his body.

Escape of the Seven
Episodes 3 (Monday); Episode 4 (Tuesday)

Monday, 7:45 p.m.: Da Mi is determined to prove her innocence through a live broadcast, but her enemies who want to conceal their dirty deeds stands in her way. Do Hyeok, riddled with guilt, helps her escape a mob who ambushes her in front of school.

Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: On the live broadcast, Da Mi goes down after a gunshot but her body is nowhere to be found. Only her adoptive father, Lee Whee So, is found on the scene, with a gun in his hand. Da Mi’s grandfather, Bang Chil Sung, vows to find his granddaughter and announces a press conference.

Good Supper
Episodes 109 &110 (Wednesday); Episode 111 &112 (Thursday)

Wednesday, 7:50 p.m.: Kyung-su brings Sook-jung food only to be turned away by her. He tells Young-shin he felt bad seeing Sook-jung all alone eating. Young-shin feels bad seeing how sad Kyung-su is.

Thursday, 7:50 p.m.: Jong-kwon tells Kyung-su that Min-kyung wants to set Young-shin up with a man, but Young-shin shows no interest. Kyung-su tells Jong-kwon about Jung-hoon and how he grew up with Young-shin. Kyung-su also tells Jong-kwon that if he were to leave this world, he’d leave Young-shin in Jung-hoon’s care.

Episodes 89 (Friday); Episodes 90 (Saturday)

Friday, 7:50 p.m.: Gwanggaeto vows to turn Yeon Salta’s sacrifice into a rallying cry to annihilate Houyan. Murong Xi promises high ranking posts to victorious generals. As Houyan gathers its troops around Yongseong, Goguryeo moves its forces covertly and takes Yuju.

Saturday, 7:50 p.m.: Damdeok becomes greatly distressed upon hearing of Ha Muji’s death. Murong Xi leads the Houyan troops himself towards Goguryeo. In spite of Ko Un’s warning that Damdeok might be setting a trap, Murong Xi presses on.


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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