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Young Hye returns home; Se-hoon meets Jung-min

Following are this week’s synopses of shows on KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles:

Weekly Update

“Man Who Sets the Table

Episodes 9 and 10 (Sun.)

Today, 6:40 p.m.: Young Hye returns home with her hands full of shopping bags after storming out. To her chiding husband, she tells him it’s for compensation of her 34 years of keeping the house. Shocked by her demeanor, he wanders around the neighborhood aimlessly ending up getting into an accident.

Today, 7:45 p.m.: Shin Mo refuses to believe Han Gyul is So Won’s Son, trying to hide his existence. Chun Ok and Yeon Ju shows up demanding he lets them in.

“Penthouse 2”

Episode 1 (Mon.); Episode 2 (Tues.)

Monday, 7:45 p.m.: Cheon Seo-jin takes the stage at a private concert in New York. She has adoring fans and just received the most romantic proposal from Joo Dan-tae. Everything seemed perfect. That was until the fugitive, Oh Yoon-hee, turned herself in. Meanwhile, Seok-hoon’s heart broke when he saw Ro-na struggle to live all alone.

Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Seo-jin is hot and bothered by how affectionate Yoon-cheol is towards Yoon-hee while her relationship with Dan-tae seem to be unraveling. Moreover, an unexpected crisis threatens to end her career. Meanwhile, Eun-byul secretly has a boy over in the middle of the night.

“Phoenix 2020”

Episodes 21 and 22 (Wed.); Episodes 23 and 24 (Thur.)

Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: After becoming the CEO of Seorin Group, Se-hoon meets Jung-min, the son of Chairman Seo and the twin brother of the late Jung-in. Meanwhile, Mi-ran finds out that Se-hoon’s ex-wife is Ji-eun. Se-hoon bought Ji-eun’s childhood house and Ji-eun unwittingly accepted the helper job there. Meanwhile, Mi-ran’s obsession with Se-hoon gets out of control and Jung-min lends a heartbroken Ji-eun a shoulder to cry on.

Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Ji-eun allows Jung-min to comfort her and the two of them bond. Meanwhile, Mi-ran’s surveillance of Se-hoon spirals out of control, pushing Se-hoon towards Ji-eun. Mi-ran intentionally hires Ji-eun as her helper and Se-hoon runs into Ji-eun at Mi-ran’s home. Meanwhile, Jung-min is filled with compassion for Ji-eun in her suffering.


Episode 5 (Fri.); Episode 6 (Sat.)

Friday, 7:45 p.m.: On his way to meet Yeon-joo at Myungsae Hospital, Kang Chul sees himself in an ad for the W and heads for a bookstore to find the comic. He sees the reality and bids farewell to Yeon-joo, and pledges to make his own ending as he sees fit.

Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Yeon-joo rushes to Sung-moo but he’s already shot by Kang Chul. Kang Chul sends a letter to Yeon-joo and heads for Han River bridge to meet his end.


Jeff Chung is general manager of KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles. This column offers synopses of the dramas playing throughout Hawai‘i. Chung can be reached at 521-8066 or


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