Fighting off the devil; drinking away sadness

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Weekly update

‘My Daughter, Sawol’

Episodes 3 & 4

Today, 6:30 p.m.: How do you fight off the devil? Upon discovering Man-hoo’s evil doings, Dukyeh agonizes over marrying the devil and the seed of revenge is planted in her heart. Detectives suspect Min-ho is involved in Jin-sang’s missing person case. Today, 7:45 p.m.: Dukrye secretly sends her daughter Hyesang to an orphanage. Kuk-ja brings home Man-hoo’s son from his previous marriage. Dukrye vows to leave Bogum Construction to her daughter Hyesang.

‘Root of the Throne’

Episodes 41 & 42

Monday, 7:45 p.m.: Cho-young and Yi Shin-juk are taken to the palace and tortured. Cho-young pledges to help Yi Shin-juk. Ha Ryun tells Bang-gwa and Bang-gan to seek punishment from Yi Seong-gye for Bang-won. Bang-ji disregards Yeon Hyang’s advice to leave Jung Do-jeon to uphold Boon-yi’s dream. Bang-won accepts Jung Do-jeon’s suggestion to leave as the envoy to Ming. Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Moo Hyool is put in danger when he tries to protect Bang-won against Chu-che. Bang-won asks Chu-che to allow Moo Hyool to fight even if it means death for him. Yi Seong-gye orders Yoon Lang’s death.

‘Come Back Alive’

Episodes 3 & 4

Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Hae-jun and Hong-ran drink away their sadness in a food cart. Hong-ran consoles Hae-jun. Hae-jun feels a familiarity about Hong-ran. Meanwhile in Japan, manipulated by Maya, the real Hae-jun purchases a ticket to Korea. Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Suk-chul threatens Yi Yeon in the most vicious manner, putting her in a precarious state. Hong-ran, deeply distressed over seeing Yi Yeon in that state, drinks away and ends up plastered at the real Hae-jun’s house. Hae-jun tries to prove his innocence with Cha Jae-guk and the management at the department store.

‘Mrs. Cop 2’

Episode 1 & 2

Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Yun-jung has a busy day chasing after a perpetrator on her first day back from New York. Violent Crime Team One’s head post is vacant and Jong-ho recommends Yun-jung for the position. Jong-ho is thrown into confusion as he finds out Yun-jung was branded as a dirty cop in a murder case six years ago. Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Jong-ho warns Yun-jung that she’ll be stripped of her position if she doesn’t submit a roster of her team members. Yun-jung is ready to walk away from an empty interview room when she runs into a run-down man. Lee Ro-jun uses his money and power to make a case that he’s personally engaged with into an unsolved case.

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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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