Hyun Il’s evil ways seem to know no bound

South Korean reality show “King of the Mask Singer” that started on April 5, 2015, on MBC network, will be remade for the U.S. TV market by FOX starting in January. China, Vietnam and Thailand have their version of “Masked Singer.” Celebrities and professional singers wear cartoon-like random masks to conceal their identity so that the judges are not biased on looks or the celebrity fame, but judge only on the singing talent. Only when the contestant loses are their true identities revealed. Ryan Reynolds appeared on the “King of Mask” in South Korea while on his “Deadpool 2” press junket in mid-May, disguised as a cartoon-looking unicorn singing “Tomorrow” from “Annie.” The FOX remake will have Nick Cannon as the host alongside judges Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke.

Weekly Update

‘Ms. Ma, Nemesis’

Episodes 29 &30; 31 &32 (Final) (Sun)

Today, 6:45 p.m.: Mal Goo, Eun Ji, and Ms. Ma, are worried about Woo Joon’s condition and search for the person who hurt him. Ms. Ma and Eun Ji have a heart to heart. Ms. Ma’s suspicions about the woman who kidnapped her daughter is put to rest.

Today, 7:45p.m.: Chief Prosecutor Yang confronts Ms. Ma and tells her that she should have chosen Ms. Ma as her partner, instead of Jang Cheol Min. That night, Jang Cheol Min gets a call confirming that his wife is still alive. Ms. Ma threatens him to tell the truth or she will have no mercy on him. Will they finally find justice?

‘Where Stars Land’

Episodes 25 &26 (Mon); 27 &28 (Tues)

Monday 7:45 p.m.: Soo Yeon witnesses the relationship between In Woo and the thugs who caused his disability years ago. Mr. Jang worries about Soo Yeon’s worsening condition when he goes to see Yeo Reum.

Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Heavy fog engulfs the airport and creates havoc. Everyone scrambles to deal with the impending situation. Soo Yeon and Yeo Reum’s feelings for each other deepen as Soo Yeon’s infection gets worse.

‘Heart Surgeons’

Episodes 29 &30 (Wed); 31 &32 (Final) (Thur)

Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: How far would a doctor go in making decisions for a patient? The atmosphere is tense, as they wait for the presidential candidate’s heart to arrive. As they wait, Yoon Seo, a child with acute myocardial infarction is admitted into the hospital. The child becomes the recipient of the heart and Hyun Il fixes the transplant order. Discovering this, Tae Soo steals the heart right before the surgery.

Thursday 7:45 p.m: Should it be taken to the limit or stopped here? Yoon Seo gets her heart transplant surgery. With orders from the director, Seok Han makes an announcement to the press, that the presidential candidate’s surgery was successful. Hyun Il’s evil ways seem to know no bound.

‘Marriage Contract’

Episodes 7 (Fri); Episodes 8 (Sat)

Friday, 7:45 p.m: Sung-guk finds out about Ji-hoon and Hye-soo and cancels Mi-ran’s surgery.

Ji-hoon finds Hye-soo with a high fever and tries to get her treated, but she strongly refuses. Ji-hoon forsakes his important business trip to Jeju for Hye-soo, which brings about his father’s wrath.

Saturday, 7:45p.m.: Sung-guk tells Ji-hoon to break up with Hye-soo. He visits Mi-ran at the hospital and accuses her of ruining her son’s future. Sung-guk sets up a date between Ji-hoon and Na-yoon. Hye-soo tells Na-yoon that she is the one Ji-hoon loves.


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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