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Korean drama update for October 9

“Asura, The City of Madness” will be released in Hawaii this Friday at the Consolidated Theatres Pearlridge.

Director Sung-soo Kim joins actor Woo Sung Jung once again, 15 years after their film “Musa, The Warrior.”

CJ Entertainment provides this synopses: Detective Han (Jung), who for years has been secretly doing dirty work for the corrupt mayor, Park Sungbae (Hwang Jung-min), is now pressured by a ruthless prosecutor Kim Cha-in (Kwak Do-won) to cooperate in an investigation against the mayor. Feeling trapped, Han persuades his young partner Sunmo (Ju Ji-hoon) to take over his work for the mayor, but things start to get tangled in unpredictable ways. As things are getting worse, only the most evil survives in this dog-eat-dog world.

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“She Was Pretty”

Episodes 9 and 10

6:30 p.m. today: Hye-jin comes back to work at Most so she could buy her father’s printing equipment. Everyone at Most welcomes the new Hye-jin. Sung-joon and Shin-hyuk eagerly express their happiness at Hye-jin’s return. Everyone at Most busily prepares for their 20th anniversary party. 7:45 p.m. today: The unseen rivalry between Sung-joon and Shin-hyuk for Hye-jin becomes fiercer. Sung-joon and Shin-hyuk aggressively pursue Hye-jin. Hye-jin professes her feelings for Sung-joon to Ha-ri.

“Scarlet Heart”

Episodes 5 and 6

7:45 p.m. Monday: Hae Soo enters the palace with Wang Wook and Lady Hae. There, she runs into Wang So and sees firsthand how Queen Yoo mistreats Wang So. Lady Hae realizes she doesn’t have much time left, and seeing Wang Wook’s affection for Hae Soo, she requests Queen Hwang-bo to have Hae Soo as Wang Wook’s wife. 7:45 p.m. Tuesday: Wang Wook is in despair about Lady Hae’s death. Hae Soo comforts Wang Wook and shares in his sadness. She receives a notice of matrimony and the princes come together to help her escape.

“Don’t Dare To Dream”

Episodes 9 and 10

7:45 p.m. Wednesday: Rumors spread about Hwa-shin and Na-ri dating. Na-ri sets out to prove the rumor is untrue. Hwa-shin has mixed feelings about seeing her do so. Na-ri receives a dress designed by Jung-won, which brings envy from all women at the station. 7:45 p.m. Thursday: Hwa-shin is engulfed in regret at seeing Na-ri and Jung-won kissing. Hwa-shin drinks himself into a stupor and heads for the station. Na-ri is still devoted to caring for Hwa-shin. Hwa-shin decides to move and gets a call from the real estate agent.

“Second To Last Love”

Episodes 14 and 15

7:45 p.m. Friday: Sang-shik regrets being unable to stop Min-joo from leaving. He hates himself for not having the courage. Meanwhile, Ye-ji is concerned about what to do about Parents’ Day at school. 7:45 p.m. Saturday: Min-joo and Sang-shik meet again at the drama project presentation. They share a deep meaningful conversation. Han Jeong-shik and Shin Seok-gi continue to scheme.

This column is your source for updates on Korean dramas. Jeff Chung is general manager of KBFD-TV on Oahu, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles.

 

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