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K-DRAMA: Matthew changes direction; Jae-min is set up on a blind date

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 31 &32 (Sunday)

Sunday, 6:40 p.m.: Bang-won is bothered by the contents of Jung Do-jeon and Jung Mong-ju’s conversations, but he doesn’t let on. Jung Do-jeon tells Bang-won to look into Cho Young and Moomyung, and tells Yeon-hee to overtake Hwasadan.

Sunday, 7:50 p.m.: Gil Seon-mi feels the pressure when he hears Jung-ya went to see Bang-won. Moomyung tails Yoon-rang to find out who killed Baek Geun-su.

Escape of the Seven
Episodes 11 (Monday); Episode 12 (Tuesday)

Monday, 7:45 p.m.: A devastated Matthew recounts the horrific night that his daughter, Da Mi, died, including an excruciating memory he wishes he could erase forever. Mo Ne’s family returns to Korea believing that she sent them the tickets. Ji Ah approaches the chairman of Sungchan Group with intel on his son, playing the last card up her sleeve. The veil behind K’s identity finally lifts as all the puzzle pieces fall into place.

Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: With the death of Ji Ah, Matthew changes direction on the plan and decides to make the seven lose everything. Desperate now and with new knowledge, the seven look for the turncoat among them. Uhm Ji Man discover an interesting secret about K and the reason why he wants to get rid of Min Do Hyeok.

Second Husband
Episodes 5 &6 (Wednesday); Episode 7 &8 (Thursday)

Wednesday, 7:50 p.m.: Jae-min is set up on a blind date by his father. Sang-hyuk is shocked to learn that Sun-hwa and Jae-kyung met before. Sang-kyuk asks for Jae-kyung’s parents’ blessing. Sun-hwa sees Sang-hyuk kissing a woman. Sang-hyuk drops a bomb and tells Sun-hwa he is to marry someone else. Jae-kyung leaves the sonogram photo for her parents to see.

Thursday, 7:50 p.m.: Sang-hyuk tells Sun-hwa Jae-kyung is a godsend, a once in a lifetime chance for him. Sun-hwa seeks out Jae-kyung to tell her about Sang-hyuk… Jae-kyung is shocked to learn that Sang-hyuk has a child. She decides to end her relationship, but changes her mind when Dae-kuk gives his consent because of the pregnancy.

Way to the Airport
Episodes 5 (Friday); Episodes 6 (Saturday)

Friday, 7:50 p.m.: Sua and Dou runs into each other on a flight to Sebu. Someone sees Sua and Dou sitting together. Feeling guilty about Annie, Sua tells Dou what she dreaded telling. Meanwhile Haewon sees the name Hyoeun’s mom on Dou’s cell phone.

Saturday, 7:50 p.m.: Sua and Dou run into each other by chance and share a meaningful time together. Mijin and Jinseok are faced with an unexpected situation on the flight. Haewon can’t shake off “Hyoeun’s mom” from her mind.


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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