‘Yeo Jin-gu’

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Jackpot: Episode 18
by | May 25, 2016 | 80 Comments
No matter how swift, brutal, and supposedly final the king’s vengeance may be, there’ll always be ways to handily avoid death. Unless you’re not one of the main characters/human pin cushions, in which case, one stab or wrong look will kill you. Life may be a lottery, but when it’s one that our villain keeps... More »

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Jackpot: Episode 17
by | May 24, 2016 | 28 Comments
Our resident sensible prince is given one job to do this episode, and proves his capacity toward leadership by carrying out his father and mother’s wishes to the best of his capabilities. Dae-gil faces a very tough decision this episode, and we almost lose the two brothers’ beloved partnership to Injwa’s machinations—almost, but not quite.... More »

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Jackpot: Episode 16
by | May 18, 2016 | 36 Comments
With his entire world upended and everything he ever thought he knew about himself thrown into question, our hero is left with much to think about, and not much time to do it. He dedicates himself to the tasks given to him instead, proving that you don’t need years of specified training in order to... More »

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Jackpot: Episode 15
by | May 17, 2016 | 26 Comments
Our hero plays a game with no rules except the rule of honor, making for a surprisingly restrained showdown with the gambler who was set up to be the worst out of those that Dae-gil’s had to face. Some interesting ideas are put forward only to be swiftly retracted, but maybe, with just a little... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Bodyguard Lee Jung-jae to protect Prince Yeo Jin-gu in Enemy Soldier
by | May 14, 2016 | 23 Comments
It seems that Yeo Jin-gu (Jackpot) will go from playing one Joseon prince to another. He has just been confirmed as Crown Prince Gwanghae for upcoming historical film Enemy Soldier. This movie is about the political struggles and impressive battles that lead to Prince Gwanghae’s rise to power during the Seven Year War as told... More »

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Jackpot: Episode 14
by | May 11, 2016 | 38 Comments
For a show that set out to be about gambling, it sure does a lot better when it’s about everything but gambling, and tends to be at its best when focusing on the relationships within the central and inherently broken family in the midst of it all. Maybe it’s also just better whenever our two... More »

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Jackpot: Episode 13
by | May 10, 2016 | 27 Comments
It’s nice to have some smiles and general merriment this hour, even though things seem poised to take an even darker turn sooner than we’d probably like. Still, it’s one of those cases where you just have to enjoy it while you can, since happiness is so fleeting in the world of Jackpot—someone’s win is... More »

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Jackpot: Episode 12
by | May 4, 2016 | 39 Comments
There’s still a lot of juggling going on when it comes to the politics and the gambling, though this episode finds some much-needed focus in the character of Prince Yeoning. He’s the tie that binds the two storylines together, and the only free agent who can move in and out of both worlds almost seamlessly.... More »

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Jackpot: Episode 11
by | May 3, 2016 | 30 Comments
Our prince and pauper end up realizing that they’re on the same side this episode, and if there’s one thing Jackpot has gotten right from the start, it’s their odd couple relationship as unwilling friends. I have a feeling that the time for antagonism will come, or maybe not even then—when they’re facing such a... More »

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Jackpot: Episode 10
by | April 27, 2016 | 76 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 »

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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