Dong-joo is furious, Da-hae is fearful

Korea’s latest action and crime genre “Master” will be released in Hawaii on Jan. 6. Top K-drama male actors: Byung Hun Lee, Dong Won Kang, Woo Bin Kim and Dal Soo Oh are in the latest corruption and conspiracy film.

Here is the synopses provided by CJ America: Jin Hyun-pil heads up a multi-level marketing company called One Network Inc. that has an extensive network covering all of Korea. The Intellectual Criminal Investigation’s Chief, Kim Jae-myung, is on to Jin’s company suspecting its deep and widespread connection to CEOs, politicians and bureaucrats. Kim catches a break when he tracks down the company’s IT architect and brain, Park Jang-gun.

Kim persuades Park to hand over information on Tech Hub and Jin’s secret ledger, in exchange of a plea bargain. Park pretends to cooperate while making his own plans to turn in his boss and steal the company’s huge secret fund.

Weekly Update

‘Perfect Bride’

Episodes 11 & 12

Today, 6:30 p.m.: Gab-soon is at risk of being fired for towing the building owner’s son’s car. She goes to ask for forgiveness. She’s asked to have dinner with the son as a form of apology. She enjoys the fine dining and can’t help but feel happy. Da-hae, threatened by loan sharks, is fearful for her daughters.

Today, 7:45 p.m.: Gab-soon is on cloud nine dating the rich son. She decides to forget Gab-dol and pursue a new life and a new man. Ah-young is met by Geum-shik’s disapproval, so she tries to get permission from Soo-jo’s parents first.

‘Dr. Romantic’

Episodes 3 & 4

Monday, 7:45 p.m.: Teacher Kim and Dong-joo operate on Seo-jung’s wrist. Dong-joo is shocked by the speed of Teacher Kim’s hand in action. Dong-joo tries to catch up to Teacher Kim’s speed. Kim casts Seo-jung aside, saying she can’t be trusted with patients as she inflicted injury on herself.

Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Teacher Kim catches Seo-jung working and she begs for his forgiveness. He ignores her as if she’s invisible. Dong-joo is furious at seeing this and attacks Teacher Kim. Chairman Shin visits Doldam Hospital to meet Teacher Kim.

‘Legend of the Blue Sea’

Episodes 3 & 4

Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: After falling off a cliff, Joon-jae wakes up with a jade bracelet and a pearl next to him. He returns to Seoul in total confusion. After arriving, he rushes to handle the con case. Meanwhile, the mermaid begins an arduous journey to Seoul to keep her promise with Joon-jae.

Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Joon-jae can’t help but feel familiarity with the mermaid he sees for the first time. He helps the mermaid escape from the aquarium and they watch the fireworks together by the Han River. The whereabouts of escaped prisoner Ma Dae-young is unknown when a murder takes place in Joon-jae’s neighbor’s house.

‘Happy Home’

Episode 12 & 13

Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Hyun-ki comes to take Hae-ryung home and she tells him he’s not the reason she’s going home. Mi-soon tells Man-ho to make himself clear for Se-ri’s sake. Ji-gun sees Hyun-ki and Young-eun kissing at a party.

Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Hae-ryung sees the abalones her mother brought in a trash can and is upset. She makes a dish with the abalones. A drunken Sam-bong becomes sad at seeing Woo-ri. Jin-hwa wonders how Woo-ri can be Sam-bong’s granddaughter.


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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