‘Jackpot’


Drama Reactions & Reviews
2016 Year in Review, Part 4: Embracing the modern age
by | December 19, 2016 | 99 Comments
It’s funny how December has now become synonymous with our Year-End Extravaganza, and has all but replaced Christmas in my list of inescapable winter events for a good five years now. It’s made me appreciate the seasons more, since spring is the time to slack off, seeing as how all that hard work is now... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | June 25, 2016 | 133 Comments
We’ve got several new entries to add to our What We’re Watching list(s), since this week saw the premieres of a few new dramas. And not a moment too soon — we’ve been hearing about them for ages and it was almost starting to feel like they’d never premiere. There are only so many teasers... More »


Drama Recaps
Jackpot: Episode 24 (Final)
by | June 15, 2016 | 79 Comments
Oh, what could have been and wasn’t. Or what wasn’t, and should have been. But really, with Jackpot it’s a lot of what was, and definitely shouldn’t have been. But like every show must do, this one comes to an end. Of sorts. It’s actually not that bad in the grand scheme of things—it hits... More »


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Jackpot: Episode 23
by | June 14, 2016 | 50 Comments
With a revolt in full swing, our two brothers are left on opposite sides of the spectrum when it comes to solving it. The choices come down to killing everyone or killing no one, and you can probably guess which brother takes which stance—and while it shouldn’t be so simple, it really, really is. If... More »


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Jackpot: Episode 22
by | June 8, 2016 | 68 Comments
If the last short-lived revolt wasn’t enough rebellion for the discerning viewer, fear not—another one gets planned and executed as if everything that came before it never even happened. Our two brothers end up back in each other’s orbit when Injwa rears his head again, this time with an army of followers ready to take... More »


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Jackpot: Episode 21
by | June 7, 2016 | 72 Comments
Get ready for the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it rebellion no one was waiting for, which gets introduced, executed, and resolved before you can think too hard about it. It is an action-packed hour in that sense, and there are moments that flirt with the idea that there’s more beneath the surface than what meets the eye—but Jackpot doesn’t... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | June 4, 2016 | 133 Comments
We’re back for another check-in on What We’re Watching! I’ve been enjoying the capsule updates, both as the watcher and the reader, and it seems you guys have as well. As we mentioned previously, we intend to have people cycle in and out of the weekly updates, so not everyone will necessarily write in every... More »


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Jackpot: Episode 20
by | June 1, 2016 | 33 Comments
Things happen fast this episode, since we’re nearing the end of the journey and the time for dallying about seems to be over. The good news is that the scheming at the forefront of the proceedings works on a basic level, and we can believe that the bad guys are gaining the upper hand without... More »


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Jackpot: Episode 19
by | May 31, 2016 | 32 Comments
If you thought our resident terrible villain was good at evading consequences for his actions before, think again—he’s a master at it now. Best of all, he needs very little help to do it, since whatever he says, goes. Without a king to chase him and without a prince to take initiative, Injwa gets to... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | May 28, 2016 | 187 Comments
We had the suggestion put to us about creating a feature that allows us recappers to talk more regularly about the shows we aren’t personally recapping. It seemed like a good idea to give everyone the chance to weigh in on other shows without creating multiple reviews of the same thing, or waiting till the... More »