Welcome to ‘K-drama’

Editor’s note: Jeff Chung is general manager of KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles. This is the first of a weekly column new to The Garden Island offering synopses of the dramas playing throughout the Islands.

‘Family Is Coming’

Episodes 9 & 10

Today, 6:30 p.m.: Although Dong-seok caught Jun-hui lying about having amnesia, his feelings for her still overpower the betrayal. Everyone is up and arms when they find out that Keut-sun gave Dong-seok $300,000 to pay off the loan on the house. Everyone’s wondering if Keut-sun already decided to leave everything to Dong-seok.

Meanwhile, Dal-su can’t seem to stay away from his con artist friend. It’s the last straw when Dong-eun steals Chae-won’s money to buy herself a purse. Keut-sun kicks them out.

Today, 7:45p.m.: Keut-sun makes it clear to the family that although she is sick, she can still function normally and nothing’s changed. However, Jun-a uses her condition to get what he wants. He promises to Jun-hui that if his plan works, he’ll leave.

Dong-seok finds a job and treats Jun-hui to gifts and dinner. Dal-su finally falls for a con and Keut-sun kicks him out as well.

Carl, the thug after Jun-hui, comes by the house again. While with Carl, Dong-seok finds out that Jun-hui and Juna were best friends since they were in the States.

‘Punch’

Episodes 17 & 18

Monday, 7:45 p.m.: Tae-joon finds out Yeon-jin is a spy. He traps Yeon-jin by publishing Jung-hwan’s fake obituary. To stop Jung-hwan, Tae-joon arrests Jung Gook-hyun who’s been helping Jung-hwan. Jung-hwan collapses from the shock.

Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Fearless after attaining the chip that Ha-gyung had, Ji-sook prepares to arrest Lee Tae-joon. Running out of time, Jung-hwan offers Tae-joon a last resort to get Ji-sook. The two men join forces once again.

‘Hyde, Jekyll, Me’

Episodes 7 & 8

Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Seo-jin is worried when Robin tells him he’s hurt Hana. Seo-jin asks Young-chan what a heart-broken woman needs. Chairman Gu tells Seo-jin to fire the circus troupe when he finds out Robin is dating Hana, but Seo-jin refuses.

Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Hana takes care of Seo-jin when he falls ill, but Seo-jin chases her out, saying he doesn’t want her to give him false hope. Robin leaves a message for Seo-jin, saying he’d help him.

‘My Heart Twinkle, Twinkle’

Episode 7, 8

Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Soon-jin rejects Woon-tak’s marriage proposal saying she’s leaving Kyungsan. But Woon-tak tells his family he’s marrying her. Soon-jung is not happy to see Woon-take hanging around her sister Soon-jin.

Saturday, 7:45 p.m: Soon-jung gets mad at Soon-jin when Soon-jin decides to marry Woon-tak. Soon-jung tells Soon-jin she saw Woon-tak at the scene of the accident. Soon-jin goes to see Woon-tak to confirm it.

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Jeff Chung can be reached at 521-8066 or jeffchung@kbfd.com.

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