Not only in Asian countries, but in Hawaii where he went on vacation people are happy that Jang Keun Suk has returned to TV drama. In the article, the author shared a small encounter with Suk, too.
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He’s been called beautiful, pretty and baby faced, but mostly beautiful. Actor Jang Geun Suk is back on the small screen as Dae-gil in “The Royal Gambler.” Born on Aug. 4, 1987, actor and singer Jang has seen tremendous popularity in Asia with his past dramas “Beethoven Virus” and “You’re Beautiful.” Jang has been out of the public eye for about a year after a tax evasion scandal last year.
Hoping to break the pretty boy image, his role as Dae-gil in “The Royal Gambler,” as an abandoned son born to King Suk Jong and a palace maid, will show more action and romance. I coincidentally met Jang in Hawaii this past January. He was at Ala Moana Center with his entourage and when I asked for a photo in English, he kindly answered that it was his personal time. I was impressed with his English and understood, he was not dressed for any photo opportunity as he was in very casual clothing. My wife who was with me thought he was gorgeous even in sweats, and I just said “He is really pretty.”
“The Royal Gambler”
Episodes 3 & 4
Monday, 7:45 p.m.: Yi In-jwa puts the child and the black pearl as a wager against Baek Man-geum. Namdogaebi warns Baek Man-geum not to fall for it, but Man-geum ends up accepting the bet. Concubine Suk-won arrives just in time to save the child. Suk-won ends up getting locked up by Jang Ok-jung upon her return to the palace. Dae-gil emerges from the gambling house crowds. Prince Yeoning is surrounded by courtesans at a gambling house.
Tuesday, 7:45p.m.: There is a fateful encounter between Mutt Boy (Dae-gil) and Dam Seo in front of the gambling house. He’s instantly attracted to her. He tries to help Dam Seo, who argues with Gamulchi, only to be humiliated. Prince Yeoning swaggers around, intoxicated in broad daylight. The Prince sees Mutt Boy (Dae-gil) coming from the other side. Baek Man-geum gives Mutt Boy a proper name: Dae-gil. Baek Man-geum and Dae-gil celebrate over drinks, as Hong Mae makes a presence.
Jeff Chung is general manager of KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles. This column offers synopses of the dramas playing throughoutHawaii. Chung can be reached at 521-8066 or email@example.com.