Following are this week’s synopses of shows on KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles.
The Nokdu Flower
Episodes 9 &10; 11 &12 (Sun)
Today, 6:45 p.m.: Lady Myung Sim secretly visits Yi Hyun, giving him medicine because of his depreciating health. Yi Hyun gets ready for battle as he practices his shooting skills. Yi Kang and the Donghak army learn how to aim and shoot.
Today, 7:45 p.m.: The Donghak army finally advances into Jeonju. Due to the lack of food and water, many of the men fall ill. The two brothers, Yi Hyun and Yi Kang meet on the battlefield. Holding back tears, Yi Kang apologizes for being on the opposing side and he will not be returning to his old life.
The Secret Life of My Secretary
Episodes 1 &2 (Mon); 3 &4 (Tues)
Monday, 7:45 p.m.: Do Min Ik is the director of the mobile media 1 team at a company named T&T. Min Ik is intelligent and excellent at his job, but he often does childish things like calling his secretary, Jeong Gal Hee, continuously. Gal Hee carries out Min Ik’s orders diligently and without complaint. Although she looks soft, Gal Hee is hot-tempered and unafraid to say what she wishes to.
Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Gal Hee’s work contract is terminated due to Min Ik’s rule to change secretaries every year. Min Ik is suddenly is struck with face blindness and desperately attempts to fix it. He seeks Gal Hee to work for him again, when he finds out that she is the only face he can recognize.
My Absolute Boyfriend
Episodes 1 &2 (Wed); 3 &4 (Thur)
Wednesday, 7:45 p.m: Uhm Da Da works as a special effects make-up artist. Due to a traumatic past love life, she has a cold heart. She accidentally attains a humanoid robot, Young-goo aka Zero-Nine, programmed to be a perfect boyfriend to her. A famous actor, Ma Wang-joon, and Da Da meet and he develops feelings for her. Da Da gets involved in a love triangle.
Thursday, 7:45 p.m: Young-goo rushes Da Da to the emergency room after she gets injured in a collision. Young-goo’s caretaker, Nam Bo-won, instructs Da Da of the conditions that come with having Young-goo as her boyfriend. Da Da scoffs at the idea of love and especially with a robot.
Episodes 77 &78 (Fri); Episodes 79 &80 (Sat) Final
Friday, 7:45 p.m: x not telling Chi Yoo how feels sooner and realizes it may be too late. Song Joo faces her prison sentence for her crimes. Jin Yoo refuses his work assignment to go abroad.
Saturday, 7:45 p.m: Song Joo leads a life of atonement and reflects back on the mistakes she has made in the past. Jae Hak forgives Song Joo. Will love really be able to heal it all?
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.