POSTED: 1:30 a.m. HST, May 8, 2011
Today as Americans celebrate Mother's Day, it is Parent's Day in Korea. There is no Mother's Day and Father's Day. What do Koreans do on Parent's Day? Not much different from what we do on Mother's Day here — family dinners, presents and flowers. Traditionally, children often give red carnations to their parents. In appreciation of all the mothers out there, there are several new music videos available on KLIFE channel 81 on demand. To all the mothers, for all that they do, kamsahamnida.
"Save the Last Dance for Me"
Episodes 1 and 2
Today, 6:45 p.m.: Hyun-woo returns to Korea thinking that his father is ill. However, he realizes that Tae-min had lied to him when he sees his father on the news. He runs away from Tae-min at the airport. Hyun-woo meets a thief in the middle of the road. The thief asks for his valuables, but he fights back and ends up getting stabbed.
Today, 7:45 p.m.: Hyun-woo gets thrown away on the side of the road, and his car explodes from an oil leak. Eun-soo finds Hyun-woo on the road and takes him to the hospital. Hyun-woo's family, however, thinks that Hyun-woo is dead because his valuables were left in his car that exploded.
Episodes 36 and 37
Tomorrow, 7:45 p.m.: Mo-roo tells Bomi that he wants to reconcile with Shin-yong, and he kicks her out of the house. Bomi goes straight to Shin-yong's to beg her not to take Mo-roo from her. Min-joo keeps getting worse. She thinks she's 25 and is interested in Kang-so. After Kim tells the world what Bomi did, Mo-roo's political career falls apart. Koo Hyun-sae lets Dallae go but asks for one last favor.
Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Koo Hyun-sae is paralyzed from the waist down. Dallae feels so guilty that she insists on staying by his side even though he pushes her away. Yeon-suh keeps fighting Yeon-woo's relationship with Shin-yong. Bomi finds her way back to Mo-roo's house. When they tell her to leave, she tells them that she will never leave.
Episodes 7 and 8
Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Ie-gyung gets fired from the convenience store. Ji-hyun, curious about Ie-gyung's life, looks into Ie-gyung's box of belongings. Ie-gyung wakes up to see the box messed up and gets confused. She decides to end her life again.
Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: In-jung is shocked to see Ie-gyung in an apron at Min-ho's house. In-jung leaves the house when Ie-gyung yells at her. Gang finds out about Ie-gyung working at Min-ho's house and gets mad at Min-ho, but Min-ho can't stop himself from caring for Ie-gyung.
"New Tales of Gisaeng"
Episodes 19 and 20
Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Hwa-ja pressures Sa-ran to become a gisaeng, but Sa-ran doesn't give in. Eo-san tells Soon-deok he's divorcing his wife and that he wants to get together with her after the divorce. Hwa-ja makes Sa-ran's life miserable, but Sa-ran tells her she'd never become a gisaeng. Da-mo tells Sa-ran to become his adopted sister so she can concentrate on her studies without having to worry about money.
Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Hwa-ja gets caught stealing food from Bu Yong Gak kitchen, but she lies saying she stole it for her fragile daughter. Da-mo decides to marry a girl his parents would approve of and go on arranged dates. Gong-ju and Son-ja go to Sa-ran's restaurant for dinner and run into Ra-ra.
Jeff Chung is general manager of KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles. Reach him at 521-8066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.