Following are this week’s synopses of shows on KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles:
‘The Nokdu Flower’
Episodes 41 and 42; 43 and 44 (Sun.)
Today, 6:45 p.m.: The battle begins in Yiin. The Donghak army tastes the fierceness of the Joseon-Japan alliance firearms and manpower, suffering greatly in casualties. With more than 5,000 casualties, Commander Son begs Jeon Bong Jun to surrender. Jeon Bong Jun lets Yi Kang free and tells him that they shall decide what to do with Lady Song after the war. Yi Kang, although once betrayed by his general and his men, decides to fight once again for his country.
Today, 7:45 p.m.: The Joseon-Japanese army hunts down the remaining Donghak members. Jeon Bong Jun’s location is revealed by a member of the detached forces. Yi Hyun confronts Hwang Seok Ju, and demands him to beg for forgiveness for the price of his life.
‘Hide and Seek’
Episodes 1 and 2 (Mon.); 3 &4 (Tues.)
Monday, 7:45 p.m.: A story of a secret and twisted fate surrounding two women. Min Chae Rin is the adopted daughter and future successor of the nation’s largest cosmetics conglomerate, Makepacific. She has an enthusiastic and positive personality, though at the same time, she fights against her unlucky fate. Min Soo Ah goes missing as a child and 20 years later, still has yet to return to her family.
Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Min Chae Rin goes missing. Alone with Eun Hyuk, Yeon Joo prepares for the wedding. Chae Rin decides to proceed with her marriage to Moon Jae Sang.
‘My Absolute Boyfriend’
Episodes 33 and 34 (Wed.); 35 &36 (Thur.) Final
Wednesday, 7:45 p.m: Da Da is in pain, knowing the time with Young-goo is limited to only one month. Seeing how sad Da Da is, Young-goo decides to find a way to survive at all cost. But he finds out that the only solution to stop his meltdowns is a reset, erasing all memories with Da Da. Young-goo discreetly plans a way to leave Da Da to travel to Switzerland for his reset.
Thursday, 7:45 p.m: As Young-goo prepares for the end, Da Da stays by his side, happy to know that he is being cured. They build their own memories with each other. Later, Da Da visits Young-goo with Bo-won’s help, etching her into his memory. On one snowy day in a much later time, Da Da walks along the street. A mysterious person shields her with an umbrella.
‘Pledge To God’
Episodes 29 and 30 (Fri.); Episodes 31 and 32 (Sat.)
Friday, 7:45 p.m: Ji Young and Min Ho realize something was happening with Hyeon Woo’s health. Hyeon Woo adamantly refuses Joon Seo as his bone marrow donor. Na Kyung uses her hidden card, when she finds herself on the verge of being demotion by Sang Chun.
Saturday, 7:45 p.m: Min Ho sees and breaks down after seeing Hyeon Woo’s bucket list of movies to watch. Jae Wook gets furious after discovering Na Kyung’s scheme to negotiate with Sang Chun with Hyeon Woo’s life at stake. The family begs Hyeon Woo to get tested.
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.