Man-hoo is furious, Dae-gil is shocked

Hot weather is hitting Korea this month as if it were the late summer months July and August. Temperatures hit over 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees F) for four consecutive days this month, making it the hottest month in 66 years, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration.

The weather hit a high of 33 degrees Celsius (91.4 F). Spring was very short this year in Korea and summer looks like it will be hotter this summer as hot air blown in from northern China and Mongolia is trapped in Korea. Both areas are also experiencing hot weather and drought. The weather can drop drastically to low 60s to high 50s in the evening. If you plan to travel to Korea soon, remember to dress light during the day and warm at night.

Weekly Update

‘My Daughter, Sawol’

Episodes 23 & 24

Today, 6:30 p.m.: Man-hoo is furious after seeing Hyesang’s interview. Min-ho questions Hyesang why she deceived him.

Today, 7:45 p.m.: Hyesang loses her will to live as Min-ho knows the truth about her. Sawol gives back Chan-bin’s pendant, turning down his proposal. Man-hoo screams at Heather Shin for lying to him

‘The Royal Gambler’

Episodes 11 & 12

Monday, 7:45 p.m.: Prince Yeoning learns of Dae-gil’s arrival in Hanyang and seeks him out. He offers to help Dae-gil’s mission to avenge his father’s death. But Dae-gil flat out refuses. Dae-gil is led by Namdogaebi to the strategy room. There, he plans his strike on Yukgishin’s gambling hall.

Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Dae-gil is shocked to find that Sulim has joined Gaejakdoo’s gang. Dae-gil faces Yukgishin’s, as Yi In-jwa watches. Dae-gil puts land deeds, promissory notes and his life on the table as his wager. Prince Yeoning runs into Hwang Jin-gi in a private room, putting him in an awkward position.

‘The Entertainer’

Episodes 7 & 8

Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Despite obstacles set by KTOP, the band is to give its first performance. Suk-ho and Geu-rin get busy with preparations, while Jun-suk and Joo-han schemes to bring Suk-ho down, yet again. Kyle’s traumatic past events resurface with Julliard graduate guitarist Lee Sang-won’s performance in Korea.

Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Ha-neul comforts Geu-rin, who’s disappointed in herself for making mistake after mistake. After listening to Suk-ho’s encouraging words, Kyle musters up the courage and goes to see Sang-won. Jae-hoon’s mom comes to the studio and takes Jae-hoon away.

‘Pretty Ugly’

Episode 1 & 2

Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Dante and Gong-shim have a fateful encounter when Gong-shim drops a pot on Dante. Gong-shim has the wrong idea about Dante as she sees him swaggering around town. But she can’t seem to avoid running into him.

Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Gong-shim retains Dante on the gas station assault case. Gong-mi, not wanting Gong-shim to pursue a lawsuit, erases the gas station’s surveillance camera footages. Gong-mi asks Gong-shim not to file a lawsuit. Gong-shim applies for a personal assistant position and finds out it is Joon-soo’s company.


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


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