The South Korean government has declared a war on sugar earlier this month in an attempt to curb rising diabetes and obesity. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety has started a four-year campaign to reduce the intake of sugar. The South Korean government is suggesting a daily average intake limited to 17 sugar cubes which is about 68 grams, basically 10 percent or less of a person’s daily intake.
“My Daughter, Sawol”
Episodes 13 & 14
Today, 6:30 p.m.: While Man-hoo questions Dukyeh, he becomes furious with the reporters that are all over Mary’s scandal. Sawol is offered a proposal by Hyesang to join Chan-bin’s project.
Today, 7:45 p.m.: Hyesang negotiates with Man-hoo, with Chan-bin on the table. Sawol confronts Dukyeh. Hyesang freaks out over O-wol’s existence.
“The Royal Gambler”
Episodes 1 & 2
Monday, 7:45 p.m.: One man, with nothing to live for, puts his life at stake. Another man bets his crown. Man-geum’s gambling addiction becomes more toxic. Bok-soon’s frustration mounts as Man-geum’s debt increases and she feels entrapped in their marriage. Gambling house Madam Hong-mae hands Man-geum a bundle of money when he tells her he’d bet his wife if necessary. Bok-soon is dragged away on her way home and meets Yi In-jwa. Yi In-jwa hands her the bundle of money.
Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Man-geum returns home devastated, losing his wife in a bet. Yi In-jwa waits for him. Yi In-jwa informs him that his opponent at the gambling house was the king. Man-geum asks the king to play another game. Bok-soon gives birth to a child, raising suspicion over the identity of the child’s father. This puts the child’s life in a precarious state. Bok-soon sends the child to Man-geum.
“Come Back Alive”
Episodes 13 & 14
Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Hae-joon finds Han-na after seeing the memo left by her, and spends a special day with her. Da-hye remembers her time with Young-soo nine years ago, and realizes that she’s still in love with him. She tells Hae-joon how she still feels about Young-soo. Yi-yeon sees Gi-tak’s interview in a magazine and her feelings for Gi-tak grows.
Thursday, 7:45p.m.: Hae-joon and Hong-nan tries to sever their bad ties with Cha Jae-gook and Na Suk-chul, thereby securing their loved ones’ welfare before going back. The truth about Gi-tak’s death comes close to the surface. Hae-joon gathers Gi-tak’s men to save Hong-nan. Hong-nan is nursed by Yi-yeon, and is glad to see Yi-yeon in good spirits.
Episode 11 & 12
Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Yoon-jung loses evidence due to Lee Ro-joon’s trickery. Team 1 starts the investigation again from the beginning, going after the suspect who discarded Ha Seung-woo’s corpse. They wait for witness Lee Hae-in to regain consciousness. Lee Ro-joon locates a patient, an EL Capital creditor, and schemes to cover up his crime yet again.
Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Jong-ho and Sang-chul go undercover as drug dealers to arrest Yang Jung-man. Team 1 makes a major arrest on Yang Jung-man and his gang. Lee Ro-joon watches the news on the arrest and how the investigation will lead to financial worlds. Yet another person becomes a victim, as Lee Ro-joon tries to cover up his crime on EL Capital.
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 email@example.com.