Following are this week’s synopses of shows on KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles.
‘The Nokdu Flower’
Episodes 1 and 2; 3 and 4 (Sun.)
Today, 6:45 p.m.: Set during the Donghak Peasant Revolution. Jeon Bong Jun collects the townspeople and announces the beginning of a spectacular uprising against the government. Baek Yi Hyun cries as he apologizes to his half-brother, Baek Yi Kang, for complicating his life. The government announces a banggongnyeong; a ban against taking rice out of the province. The ban creates chaos amongst the people.
Today, 7:45 p.m.: After being recovered enough to regain his spirit, Baek Ga returns to the Gobu province with clear eyes filled with vengeance. Yi Kang suspects Lady Song Ja In of being the cause of a fire incident. Yi Kang secretly returns the money that had been stolen from the people.
Episodes 41 and 42 (Mon.); 43 and 44 (Tues.)
Monday, 7:45 p.m.: After the fall of the castle, Lee Yin Jwa announces his proclamation to save the country and its future. Putting their differences aside, Min Jin Heon and Jo Tae Koo decide whether or not to combine their forces to save the people. Moon Soo and Dal Moon prepare their men for battle.
Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: The battle begins and both armies rush toward each other. Moon Soo becomes distressed after finding out that Prince Milpoong is buying all the rice and grain to use as bribes.
Episodes 29 and 30 (Wed.); 31 and 32 (Thur.) (Final)
Wednesday, 7:45 p.m: Seok Joo struggles with his confidence to tell Se Eun who he really is. Nara News’ CEO Na Seok Hoon confesses about why he had turned a blind eye to Seok Joo’s despair many years ago. Mr. Na begs Seok Joo for forgiveness and to return to Nara News.
Thursday, 7:45 p.m: Cho Hyung Joon flees the hospital. With the help of an informant, Sunday’s team takes on a mission to photograph Mayor Kim Sang Chul. Will they be able to do what is right and expose the corrupt?
Episodes 69 and 70 (Fri.); Episodes 71 and 72 (Sat.)
Friday, 7:45 p.m: Eun Joo rejects Jun Seung, saying she no longer wants him like she used to. Song Joo confesses to her wrongdoing and moves out of the house for the family’s sake. Chi Yoo tries to stop Song Joo from leaving. Jin Yoo speaks his mind while Chi Yoo is asleep.
Saturday, 7:45 p.m: Wan Seung and Chi Yoo head to the divorce court. Chi Yoo asks Jin Yoo if they can go back to the past. Chi Yoo takes Jin Yoo’s words to heart and stays in her memory.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.