‘Yeo Jin-gu’

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Jackpot: Episode 10
by | April 27, 2016 | 75 Comments
Just when stuff starts to happen, we get a time skip so that slightly different stuff can happen. There’s good and bad as we gear up for the next phase of our story, as both brothers prepare to take their their enemy from a different angle: his wallet. Before that, they’ll have to wrestle with... More »

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Jackpot: Episode 9
by | April 26, 2016 | 52 Comments
This episode finally steps the game up a notch, effectively raising the stakes to kill-the-king levels while miraculously leaving gambling out of the picture. A little focus goes a long way, especially when you’ve got some truly scene-stealing characters to help shoulder the load, and an emphasis on action-related tension certainly doesn’t hurt. I’m sure... More »

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Jackpot: Episode 8
by | April 20, 2016 | 68 Comments
Jackpot still seems to be working to carve out its own identity and find its footing, seemingly stuck between whether it wants to be a drama about martial arts and revenge, gambling and revenge, birth secrets and revenge, or politics (and revenge). Right now it’s a mixture of all these things, but it draws its... More »

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Jackpot: Episode 7
by | April 19, 2016 | 48 Comments
There are some winsome moments in this episode that hint at the show’s greater potential, though the consistency of those moments may leave something to be desired. At least our two royal brothers, while unaware of each other’s existence, seem to be of the same mind when it comes to the show’s Big Bad, which... More »

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Jackpot: Episode 6
by | April 13, 2016 | 80 Comments
Our hero manages to net himself a few new friends during the somewhat shockingly brief period of time where he gets to live a new life, which only goes to prove that Dae-gil’s sense of self runs deeper than his memories. At his core, he’s still just as dogged, persistent, and ready to help those... More »

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Jackpot: Episode 5
by | April 12, 2016 | 63 Comments
This episode can best be described as a test of endurance, in which every conceivable method is used to maim and/or kill a hero who simply cannot die. And I cannot, for the life of me, understand why it takes so long for them to relay that message. But in order to find out that... More »

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Jackpot: Episode 4
by | April 6, 2016 | 46 Comments
Our charismatically dim hero finds more in the big city than he initially bargained for, and goes from one extreme to the next as he finds a potential wife, spectacularly fails to woo her, and then has a complete mental breakdown over it, replete with long bouts of crying and an existential crisis. It’s actually... More »

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Jackpot: Episode 3
by | April 5, 2016 | 49 Comments
The immortal infant everyone was after makes it to adulthood this hour, along with some other key players in the big gamble that Jackpot is turning out to be. There’s fun to be had here, some of it unintentionally, but so far things are interesting enough to keep watching. Only, now that there won’t be... More »

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Jackpot: Episode 2
by | March 30, 2016 | 65 Comments
It’s all about one baby this hour, with everyone either out to kill it, save it, or generally just use it for their own nefarious purposes. Subterfuge doesn’t work in a drama where secrets don’t last very long, leaving the baby hero’s mother in a position no mother should ever be put in. Jackpot may... More »

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Jackpot: Episode 1
by | March 29, 2016 | 104 Comments
Jackpot (also known as Daebak) premiered yesterday as SBS’ newest sageuk offering after six months of Six Flying Dragons, and it’s a solid first showing, filled with lush visuals, loads of characters, and no shortage of personal vendettas. It’s certainly a lot at once, but at least it’s a good indicator that we’re dealing with... More »

How would you rate this episode?

5 Badass. Omg. Squee.

4 If you squint really hard, those plot holes look smaller.

3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

1 I want my hour back!

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