Secret meetings, kidnappings and sleepovers

Korean film, “Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River,” will be released this Friday at the Pearlridge Consolidated theatres. This is the latest release from CJ Entertainment who provided the following synopsis: Based on an ancient novel of satire and humor about Kim Seon Dal, Seondal (Yoo Seung-Ho) is a genius swindler, possessing an alluring appearance and boldness. He works with Bo-Won (Ko Chang-Seok), Female Buddhist Yoon (Ra Mi-Ran) and Gyeon (Xiumin). The swindler team is famous nationwide.

‘My Daughter, Sawol’

Episodes 35 & 36

Today, 6:30 p.m.: After seeing the video footage shot by Kuk-ja, Man-hoo realizes Min-ho’s blueprint is authentic if Ji-sang is alive. Shi-ro comes across the missing person’s flyer for Owel at the warehouse.

Today, 7:45 p.m.: Man-hoo seeks out Dukyeh to inquire about Ji-sang’s whereabouts. He pressures her to bring Min-ho’s blueprint. Hong-do pledges to stop Sae-hoon from marrying Hyesang. Upon hearing that while driving, Hyesang says she’d rather kill herself and Hongdo…

‘The Royal Gambler’

Episodes 23 & 24 (final)

Monday, 7:45 p.m.: The advancement of Yi In-jwa’s rebels face obstacles set by Dae-gil. Yi In-jwa’s forces suffer fatigue and refuse to advance, despite Yi’s orders. Yi In-jwa resorts to ransacking villages for food. Dae-gil successfully halts the rebels’ advancement and returns to Anseong. Yi In-jwa’s men arrive at Anseong, as Dae-gil pleads with the king to spare people from suffering.

Tuesday, 7:45p.m.: King Youngjo has a clandestine meeting with Yi In-jwa. King Youngjo urges Yi to give the names of those who partook in the coup. Yi refuses and ends up being executed. The people call on Dae-gil to ascend the throne.


Episodes 1 & 2

Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: A top actress, Jeong Hae-in announces her plans to retire. Her son, Hyun-woo, is kidnapped that same day. To get her son back, she must successfully accomplish missions on a twisted reality show, given by the kidnapper.

Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: The gut-wrenching first mission begins. Police get involved after seeing the show. Dong-wook and the production crew prepare to undertake the reality show, to successfully carry out the missions.

‘Pretty Ugly’

Episode 13 & 14

Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Jun-soo ends up sleeping over at Dan-tae’s place after drinking. At Dan-tae’s, he discovers a shocking memo. Gong Shim, unable to hide her feelings for Dan-tae, decides to aggressively pursue him. At Gong-chul’s request, she and Dan-tae leave to paint a mural.

Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Jun-soo becomes suspicious of Dan-tae’s identity. Psychological warfare begins between Dan-tae and Jun-soo. At visiting Chairman Nam’s house, Dan-tae starts to remember his childhood.


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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