Yi In-jwa’s treacherous intentions come to light

KBS World, channel 80 on Oceanic Time Warner Cable (now Charter cable) and channel 23 Hawaii Telcom will be getting a digital upgrade in early July. The system will be fully upgraded to SD (serial digital) which will improve the current video and audio quality. The schedule upgrade is set for Tuesday.

There may be short, intermittent loss of video in the upgrade process that day. What you will see is a cleaner, crisp video and audio by the end of the day.

This upgrade is the second step in the master plan of upgrading the family of channels operated by KBFD. KBFD transitioned to high definition on May 11 last year.

Weekly update:

‘My Daughter, Sawol’

Episodes 33 & 34

Today, 6:30 p.m.: Hyesang lures Sae-hoon home and seduces him. Realizing Sae-hoon is a prosecutor, Man-hoo supports Dalleh on their marriage not knowing he is the imposter Sae-hoon. Hyesang ransacks Sawol’s home in search of surveillance camera files, but is discovered by Sawol.

Today, 7:45 p.m.: Sae-hoon professes his love for Hyesang and introduces her to his father, Ki-hwang. Kuk-ja is shocked to see Ji-sang alive.

‘The Royal Gambler’

Episodes 21 & 22

Monday, 7:45 p.m.: Prince Yeoning begs to King Gyungjong to spare the Noron faction’s officials. But King Gyungjong flat out refuses, citing that they are a treacherous lot. Noron officials are executed, to Prince Yeoning’s dismay. Once again, King Gyungjong realizes Yi In-jwa’s treacherous intentions through Dae-gil. Dae-gil bids the king to mobilize the inspector general’s office, the royal constable’s office, and so forth, to pressure Yi In-jwa.

Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Yi In-jwa narrowly escapes death by King Gyungjong’s death. He calls on Hwang Jin-ki, Park Pil-hyun and Jung Hee-ryang to plot treason. Yi In-jwa starts the uprising from his hometown Cheongju. To spare the people’s bloodshed, Dae-gil seeks audience with King Yeongjo. Dae-gil and King Yeongjo’s opinion differ, as Dae-gil puts the people’s lives first, while the King insists a small sacrifice must be made for a greater cause. King Yeongjo gives Dae-gil five days to stop Yi In-jwa.

‘The Entertainer’

Episodes 17 & 18

Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Suk-ho decides to turn himself in for his past wrongdoing. He feels that he doesn’t deserve to continue with the Entertainer band, and decides to shut Mango Entertainment down and merge with Wild Company. He heads to the police station to return the unknown composer’s music, and runs into the composer’s sibling.

Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Ji-nu posts the truth about “Don’t Touch” on his fan blog with a sincere apology. He prepares to study abroad, which causes Suk-ho confusion. One year later, Geu-rin is in college, and Jae-hoon announces his shocking plan to leave the band after their third album.

‘Pretty Ugly’

Episode 11 & 12

Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Dan-tae delves into finding the culprit who hurt his father. But his effort is met with confusion, set up by the culprit. Meanwhile, Gong Shim enters the character contest, with Dan-tae’s encouragement.

Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Jun-soo is shocked at discovering Gong Shim and Dan-tae’s relationship. Dan-tae and Jun-soo’s relationship becomes strained and awkward. Yum Tae-chul falls for Dan-tae’s trap and is headed for the arboretum.

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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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