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'Dae Mul' a success, thanks to lead actors

By Jeff Chung

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The new series "Dae Mul" is already a big hit, and it's no surprise with Ko Hyun-jung ("Queen Seon-dok") and Kwon Sang-woo ("71-Into the Fire") as the stars of the show. Kwon, who was in Hawaii in May, was supposed to return in October for the Hawaii International Film Festival, but was not able to get away from filming of "Dae Mul." Ko plays a bright and intelligent assemblyperson new to politics who quickly learns the job is not what she thought it would be.

THIS WEEK'S SYNOPSES

"Doctor Champ"
Episodes 3 and 4

Tonight, 6:45 p.m.: Yeon-woo sees Do-wook at the interview and gives up on the job. But in the middle of an interview, Do-wook and interviewees are called to an emergency case. Yeon-woo finds Ji-heon at the office, and Ji-heon tells everybody how she saved his leg. Yeon-woo gets a job with the Village, but when Professor Suh finds out, he demands Do-wook fire her.

Tonight, 7:45 p.m.: Do-wook threatens to tell the reporter about the malpractice if Do-wook doesn't fire Professor Suh. Professor Suh is fired, and Yeon-woo is in awe of Do-wook. Do-wook finds out his old flame Hui-yeong is divorced.

"Definitely Neighbors"
Episodes 53 and 54

Tomorrow, 7:45 p.m.: When Gun-hee goes to talk to Ji-yong, she tells him that she can't make him give up cooking. Ha-yong gives Yong-sil the gifts she got from her manager. However, when Yong-sil opens it, the style is too young for her. When she returns them to Ha-yong, it causes a fight between Ki-hoon and Ha-yong. Gun-hee asks Ji-yong to leave for Paris with him. Mee-jin finds out that she's pregnant.

Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Sung-jae breaks up with Mee-jin, much to her surprise. He tells her that he feels he isn't good enough for her. Woo-jin calls the chairman and gives back the company so Soo-hee can't get her hands on it. Ji-yong meets her birth mother although she knows her mother won't recognize her. There she finally realizes that her stepmother was there for her all along. Ha-yong has to go on a business trip during Chuseok.

"Dae Mul"
Episodes 3 and 4

Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Seo Hyerim sobs when the president brings her husband's belongings. She asks the president to make Korea into a stronger country so that no one else has to die unfairly like her husband. People from the Namsong area go on strike because of the mosquitos, and Suh Hyerim joins them after seeing the insects herself.

Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Kang Taesan is busy searching for someone to run for the assemblyman position in Namsong. Jo Baeho tells Kang Taesan to nominate Kim Hyungap for the position but Kang Taesan nominates Seo Hyerim. Seo Hyerim does not accept initially but eventually changes her mind.

"Life is Beautiful"
Episodes 57 and 58

Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Minjae is very pleased with the designer bag Ara gave her, but Chorong teases her by saying her outfits look too cheap for the bag. Hoseop finds out Yeonju prepared a surprised gift for him, but fakes surprise when she gives him the present. Hoseop and Yeonju's wedding finally takes place.

Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Chorong is pleasantly surprised when Donggun shows up at Hoseop's wedding. The two realize they really love each other and decide to make their relationship official. Sooil finds Jiae's savings passbook while looking for winter clothes. Jiae tells him her biological father left her money, and Sooil is hurt that she didn't trust him enough to tell him.

Jeff Chung is the general manager of KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles in Hawaii. He can be reached at 521-8066 or jeffchung@kbfd.com.






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