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Flipping tables against fate in SBS’s Jackpot

Okay, if you’re looking for actual story, this first teaser for SBS’s gambling sageuk drama Jackpot is gonna leave you hanging. But if we’re talking style… well I like it, despite being super-short and giving us basically two looks from leads Jang Geun-seok and Yeo Jin-gu.

The drama is described as the fierce showdown between a king (future Yeongjo) and his forgotten hyung, with Jang Geun-seok playing the forgotten brother. That explains why despite his royal birth, he lives as a low-born man who then rises to become Joseon’s top gambler.

In the teaser, Jang Geun-seok is introduced with the text “The king’s son who cannot be allowed to live,” and as he flips a literal table, the chyron adds, “He defies fate.” Yeo Jin-gu is introduced with the words “The king’s son who cannot become king,” which turns into “He fights fate.” The teaser ends on the words “A match-up between two men who overturn the world.” And also tables, don’t forget the tables.

The story will be heavily fictionalized, and I’ll be curious to see just how far they deviate from the histories of such well-known figures (King Sukjong, Jang heebin, Dong Yi, Yeongjo). I suppose all sageuks are largely fictionalized these days anyway, so no sense in crying about sacrificing accuracy for entertainment. Just as long as it delivers on the entertainment!

Jackpot will be a 24-episode drama following Six Flying Dragons on Mondays and Tuesdays, beginning March 28.

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The teaser is so good!
And MY OH MY YEO JIN GU!!!!!!
He's really handsome in hanbok! *calming myself*
#noonakiller #noonaisgonnagetheartattack

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Can't wait to watch dis.....Jang Geun Suk....... U d man

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"And also tables. Don't forget the tables." HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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hahahaha. that was the best indeed.

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So funny!

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That was a food one indeed LOLOLOL

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Cannot wait for some Yeo Jin Gu action.
Also its been a long time since i ve seen Jang geun seok in a drama. Should be exciting!

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FINALLY JGS is taking a serious drama. Dude is a good actor but his past dramas have been......um.
also YJG is really really attractive. Not to mention that deep voice.
I feel like such a noona killer

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Let's pray this will be a good drama for Jang Geun Suk. I really like him but his drama choices are so bad.

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Yeah, I hope the same. Specially if it's aired after SFD...

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I thought it was going to be 50 episode drama...

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Can't be. JKS is determined to finish his masteral studies (he is not a ghost student - goes to school daily, does his assignments and projects) before military duty sometime in late December.

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I don't normally watch sageuk, but this looks intense and yes, stylish. I do think the two actors would no doubt deliver, so I should watch it ? I guess it's a good thing the episode count is shortened ?

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JGS has such a bad drama record. I am scared. Because this girl LOVES Yeo Jin Gu and if he brings my boo now, I am burning a voodoo doll at a stake for his downfall.

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Calm down!
Noonas, JKS will make your boy shine :)

He is an excellent actor and Jin Gu will have a great partner in this battle=

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LOL how is it JGS fault if YJG wanted to be a part of this drama? cursing for someone's downfall is just -.-

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exactly .. considering that YJG already had his own bad drama in Orange Marmalade ..
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Yeo jin goo doesn't need anyone to make him shine. he is in a league of his own :) much better than JKS :P

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I'm crossing all my fingers and toes for the success of Jang Keun Suk's comeback drama *yes, I'm one of the noonas he killed yearssss ago- until now actually, despite whatever 'flops' were there along the way*. The very very very teasing teaser looks good. I do hope the writer-nim will do a good job in building up the story line as well. Oh yes... the table... I hope the table will survive! kkk... DB team, please do a recap on this... pinky promise? *I know I'm lame*.

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+1

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Fingers crossed for a good JGS drama!

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Not a huge fan of Jang Geun-seok, and I'll admit I've never really determined why that is, but from this short teaser, things look like they could be interesting. We'll see.

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funny thing is: I am not a fervent fan either, but I am very fond of this guy. hit or flop, I hope he is just happy and enjoys himself. can´t worry all the time, just do your best.

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Don't care much for Jang Geun Seok - haven't seen him in anything really good since You're Beautiful with Park Shin Hye but YEO JIN GU!!!!

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Try Hong Gil Dong.. He was good in it! :)

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With an excellent writer, highly capable director, and it's stellar cast I'm pretty sure this will be a "Jackpot" for SBS. The anticipation continues to grow for this drama and it's grabbing a choice time slot. Hopefully netizens, the media, and the public will watch without judgement, though that seems to be a difficult task for them.

Personally I believe Jang Keun Suk to be an overlooked talent in South Korea. I've watched all of his movies and every drama since Beethoven Virus. He is incredibly talented and owns that delightful gift of disappearing so the character is the only one you see. I have been anticipating this drama for what seems like years, but has only been weeks. It will be eagerly received by eels all over the world.

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So agree on this

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OMO YEO!JIN!GU!

I'm a noona but I just can't help fingerling over him :3

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"flops"??? you called Jang Keun Duk dramas "flops". Honey, you must be living in your own small world. Its only in Korea, bcoz people there are so narrow minded when it comes to JKS. I hope they change their mindset with this drama. All his dramas were a hit internationally in Japan, China, even the far end Panama and Chile.
Anticipation is so high for this drama that they have to creat a teaser! Daebak literally!!

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It's always a matter of taste..some like the stif acting, giving the action but not the vibes (which I don't care for therefore forgo most K drama's) and some like the natural actors such as Jang Keun Suk.

Flops or no flops...in the end not the ratings but only the big $$$ counts and in that perspective JKS his works were not failing

His best crudentials are the fact that all the directors/producers are all full of compliments about him and all want to work with him given the chance (pressures of industry and K-netizens boycotting that)....

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everything's fine, but please let's ignore the fact of "six flying dragons" ending in 3 weeks TT_TT

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i've been a JGS for what feels like forever and completely agree that he doesn't really choose the best dramas. the last drama i saw him in was in you're beautiful. when i first watched it, i greatly enjoyed it but i've since come to the dark side. i often cringe at scenes and don't like it the way i used to. i'm not a fan of his other work. i tried watching them. i really did. i think Beethoven's Virus remains his stand out drama for me.

did anyone kinda laugh at the teaser when JGS comes on? i thought it was funny. hahaha am i just weird? lol

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I have a soft spot for JGS. He's my very first encounter with a flower boy when I started watching korean dramas. lol The drama is not my cup of tea but I'll probably take a look-see.

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Me too - soft spot for JKS. You're Beautiful introduced me to kdrama.

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This look so good! Now
i can feel less bad about Six Flying Dragons ending..

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I am shipping the table.

it will be the story of a table of low birth, which becomes Joseons´ greatest gambling table. Its´ father was a traitor, whose plate was tilted towards the court lady. Its´mother was actually a barn wench... I mean, a bench. Now, at the hands of a powerful underground boss, the bookmakers´ counter, we will see its´ struggles with spilled wines, greasy fingers and farting patrons. Will it ever be allowed inside the court? Will it defy the stars... whose past dramas have failed to move even lighter furniture? Watch a lump of wood come alive on the screen...soon.

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so genius I can't even

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Genius! :D

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also, the table changes its´ name and comes back 5 years later to claim the chair. ...any chair...it´s just so damn tired.

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I would watch this drama

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I agree JGS drama choise are sometime a bit suck.. but i thing he choses what he is good at. "FLOWER BOY". and plays his role fine. bt ths drama is disference, i hope it suit he.

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I agree JGS drama choise are sometime a bit suck. bt i think he choises what he is good at "flower boy" and he plays his role fine. bt this drama is disference i hope it suit him..

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I haven't seen Love Rain, but I'm of the minority that did enjoy the rest of JGS' dramas. I liked that they pushed out into weird territory sometimes, and that he also took on the role of an unsympathetic narcissistic protagonist.

The teaser was kind of funny - I have a friend who says she'd "flip tables" whenever someone annoys her at work, complete with flip tables emoji if texting. When the teaser came on, I just started laughing.

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This looks so cool. I kinda want the two of them end up on the same side fighting against others.

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I have an inexplicable love going for Jang Geun-suk who I've always believed is one of the best actors of his generation. He's seriously amazing when he allows himself the chance. That includes not shooting himself on the foot with ridiculously stupid dramas like Pretty Man or Mary. And even in those repetitive roles, he's always managed to be awesome and a stand out, bringing nuance and emotions brilliantly.

I'm actually one of those people who enjoyed Love Rain (yes, shoot me!). I was so into in for no good reason, the same way I was in love with Hotel King despite the madness in the plot. But I think both dramas have two things in common - they are super angsty without feeling over the top (to me obv) and the crazy, intense and heart stopping chemistry. I'm not saying I want this drama similar to those, but if I get that vibe, I honestly wouldn't complain. I'm sure a lot would though LOL.

I just want this to be good and for JGS to prove again how great he can be. I'm truly rooting for him.

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:O What'd I do?

(Kidding aside, I also want this to be a good drama for JGS)

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I also love Love Rain.. It's the drama that drawn me to JKS. I adore his acting and i dont understand why the drama flopped in Korea. It was a hit internationally though.

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I love Love rain too, This drama introduced me to Jang Keun Suk four years ago (many people love this drama too). I don't like K-dramas in general but I really, really like JKS I know he took the time to choose this drama so I think this gonna be a great drama and the mini-teaser looks great.
Estoy segura que Sukkie lo hará genial confió en su elección de este drama el teaser se ve genial.

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Yeo Jin-gu.! <3.

Where are the real men of the show? (Choi Min Soo and Jeon Kwang-Leol). Hope to see them in a trailer soon.

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Finally JKS is back to dramaland With an outstanding cast ensemble I hope this drama is going to be great. Both male lead are good actors. From the teaser I'm guessing JKS character has a lot of anger within himself and YGJ we can see that the character live a privilege life with a good education (from the way they flipped the table..... :P). Good luck for both of them.

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Please give me some badass JKS! Itaewon-JKS less the dreadlocks. Finally, I wanna see the dirty-faced ass-kicking JKS back on screen. Enough with the pretty boy looks.

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Please lord.. let this be a good drama.. I really hope jks gets a hit this time.

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I miss JKS. Counting the days to see him in this kind of drama. Marked my calendar.

So glad that he took time-out from his masters-doctorate classes to do this drama. Read somewhere that after this he'll continue with his remaining classes then off to military later this year. Oh yes, he really attends classes - not a ghost student.

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I really can't wait to see his new drama... to be hypnotized again by his eyes and his acting...
Jang Keun Suk Daebak...ZIKZIN!!!

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For me jks is a one fine actor I have come across...I love his acting and his voice and his songs...ok...I m blabbering...as for flops...I dunno why his dramas were flops when they all were good...may be that's my point of view which I share with other Asian ppl..
( ok ..may be not with Korea).. I wish him all the best in upcoming drama..dude..I know u will rock it...rest..leave it to us...u enjoy what u are doing....

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I don't know what it is about the YJG but even the way he flipped that table I felt a little riled up.

I adore him but Orange Marmalade was awful and his acting was probably the worst I've seen from him.

I like the idea of him as, if not quite a villain, a more morally gray character. I think he'd add nice layers to that type of role.

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Agreed! I love Yeo Jin-gu to pieces but his acting in Orange Marmalade was not up to his past standard.
I'm pretty excited about his character here more.

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i loved orange marmalade! it was such a cute little drama! it just did not got the credit it deserved.

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