Seo-jung held hostage, Do-geum runs for it

“Running Man,” a popular entertainment show on KBFD, will come to an end in the spring of next year after six years and seven months.

The producers had planned to change out two stars, Jong Kook Kim and Ji Hyo Song, and replace with Ho Dong Kang to co-host the show. But producers failed to let Song and Kim know of the planned change before the media announcements, which resulted in complaints. Kang then decided not to join the show as a result of the situation.

As a result, the network decided to cancel the show. The replacement program as also not been announced as of yet.

“Running Man” airs on KBFD on Saturday afternoons at 2 p.m.

For those of you planning to travel to South Korea, the weather is in the 20s to the 40s Fahrenheit and progressively getting colder as January is one of the coldest winter season. Merry Christmas.

Upcoming episodes:

‘Perfect Bride’

Episodes 15 & 16

Today, 6:30 p.m.: Upset at their father, Cho-rong and Da-rong go to the police station. Ki-ja makes it to the police station and learns that Jae-soon is Gab-soon’s sister. Gab-dol confirms his suspicion for Ha-soo, then starts to stalk him and Gab-soon.

Today, 7:45 p.m.: Jae-soon anxiously sees Geum-shik’s meetings with Da-hae increase. She brings up registering Ddol on Geum-shik’s family register. Unable to pay the rent, Do-geum makes a run for it in the middle of the night. He is invited to Shi-nae’s house where Ki-ja works as the help.

‘Dr. Romantic’

Episodes 7 & 8

Monday, 7:45 p.m.: Hyun-chul assigns Gi-tae as the acting director to find dirt on Doldam Hospital and Teacher Kim. Dong-joo and In-bum run into each other at Doldam Hospital, and their meeting ends with In-bum punching Dong-joo.

Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: A man holds Seo-jung hostage with a sickle at her throat, shouting at the doctors to stop the surgery. Teacher Kim refuses to stop, disregarding the man’s threat. Nurse Ji keeps a thorough record of all events at the hospital, and in the process, learns that Seo-jung has a post-traumatic stress disorder.

‘Happy Home’

Episode 16 & 17

Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Ji-gun tells Hae-ryung he’s sorry that he loves her. Gyeong-ok blames Hae-ryung’s crass behavior for all the problems. Hae-ryung tells Kyong-ok that she can’t do anything when she leaves.

Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: When Gyeong-ok accuses Hae-ryung of crassness, Hyun-ki declares he’ll live with Hae-ryung. Hae-ryung tells Hae-won she’s left home and will divorce. Hae-ryung and Ji-gun become closer.

‘Legend of the Blue Sea’

Episodes 7 & 8

Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Having lost his memory of his time with Shim Chung in Spain, Joon-jae is bothered by her mention of the other man. Detective Hong runs into Ma Dae-young while searching for evidence of the loan shark murder.

Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Shim Chung throws Joon-jae a curveball of a question, making him serious and sincere. Joon-jae thinks it’s strange that Mr. Nam has become unreachable and tries calling him again. To his surprise, Ma Dae-young answers Mr. Nam’s phone.


Jeff Chung is general manager of KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas. This column offers synopses of the dramas playing in Hawaii. Chung can be reached at 521-8066 or


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