Young-soo faces death, Jinri is anxious

Korean actor Ji Sung (“All In,” “Wonderful Days,” “Swallow the Sun,” “Royal Family,” “Secret Love,” “Kill Me Heal Me” and many other films) was in the islands recently with his wife actress Lee, Bo-young (“Queen of the Game,” “Athena: Goddess of War,” “My Daughter Seo-young,” “A Dirty Carnival,” and “More Than Blue”) and daughter Kwak, Ji Yoo. Unlike other celebrities who visit only Oahu, Ji Sung and family stayed at the newly renovated Four Seasons hotel in Lanai. Ji Sung posted on his Instagram a picture of him next to the Four Seasons resident macaw parrot. The macaw parrot could not be reached for comment on meeting the K-drama megastar.

Weekly update

‘My Daughter, Sawol’

Episodes 1 & 2

Today, 6:30 p.m.: Man-hoo and Min-ho come out final winners at an architecture design contest showing complete opposite styles. Ji-sang entrust Min-ho as his only choice as the successor and hands over his prized blueprints. Man-hoo tries to win Dukyeh over to his side.

Today, 7:45 p.m.: Mary wants to start over with Man-hoo who is now a president of a construction company. Min-ho discovers the downfall was the result of Man-hoo’s scheming and warns Man-hoo he won’t get away with it.

‘Root of the Throne’

Episodes 39 & 40

Monday, 7:45 p.m.: Yi Seong-gye entrusts Bang-won’s welfare to Jung Do-jeon. Bang-won is being followed. Jung Do-jeon becomes a powerhouse, who oversees the finance personnel and military. Upon news of the crown prince selection, Bang-gwa and Bang-gan seek out Bang-won. Yeon-hee urges Boon-yi to return home.

Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Jung Do-jeon gives the red envelope he received from the Moen faction to Biwol to be given to Yeon-hee. Yooksan catches on and goes after the red envelope and so does Chilbok. Yi Shin-juk, not happy that Jung Do-jeon is working so closely with Boon-yi, seeks out Bang-won. Cho-young also seeks out Bang-won.

‘Come Back Alive’

Episodes 1 & 2

Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Young-soo and Ki-tak land in the next world dumbfounded. Young-soo and Ki-tak can’t believe they are in the next world. Young-soo faces death when he goes to the boss’ relative’s funeral and accepts a suspicious envelope from Da-hae. Ki-tak gets into an accident trying to do Yi-yeon a favor.

Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: The next train to heaven is in two days, and they are given two months by the human calendar to settle their earthly affairs. Young-soo comes back as a handsome man, whereas Ki-tak comes back as a fragile woman. These two go back to their workplace and discover secrets behind their deaths. Maya, nervous over Young-soo’s return to the human world, resorts to her last solution to hide Hae-jun’s identity.

‘Identical Affairs’

Episode 49 & 50 (final episode)

Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Jin-eon catches on that Tae-seok is hiding in Jinri’s room but pretends not to know. Jinri is anxious as she sees Tae-seok’s health failing. Hae-kang lives up to the promise she made with Hana, but she’s unable tell Jin-eon the truth.

Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: (final episode) Jin-eon is finally able to put a ring on Hae-kang’s finger. He proposes to her and they are together at last.

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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 521-

8066 or jeffchung@kbfd.com.

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