Drama Posters and New Preview for Jackpot Ramp Up the Battle for the Joseon Throne

A long and relatively successful run ended today for the SBS 50-episode sageuk Six Flying Dragons, the ratings leader in the Mon-Tues time slot but never high enough in ratings to bring back the days of yore when serious longs sageuks could average 20%. While Yoo Ah In and co is off getting much needed earned rest, up next is Jang Geun Seok and Yeo Jin Goo ushering in the period drama version of All In with Jackpot (The Royal Gambler).

Jang Geun Seok plays the discarded royal son with doubted lineage and Yeo Jin Gu is his legitimate princely younger brother, with the two engaging in a battle of wits and strategy with the future throne of Joseon on the line. The official three set drama posters are out along with a new preview, all of which continue to pique my interest with this talented cast and the promise of a shorter sageuk length in 24-episodes. Another promising element is the full cast of charismatic veterans including Choi Min Soo, Jeon Kwang Ryul, and Yoon Jin SeoContinue reading

Daebak with Jang Geun Seok and Lim Ji Yeon Holds Script Reading and Starts Filming for Late March Premiere on SBS

It was a mere hop skip from casting to production for upcoming SBS Mon-Tues drama Daebak (Jackpot). The drama premieres at the end of March on the 28th so with less than two months to go it’s a good sign … Continue reading

Third Preview for Pride and Prejudice Ups the Interest Level Despite Lackluster Drama Posters

I think the Korean drama Pride and Prejudice about a bunch of prosecutors fighting crime is turning out alright based on the previews and stills. It’s definitely not a romantic story about singles navigating the marriage mart but using the … Continue reading

Pride and Prejudice Delivers Visually Arresting Noir Character Posters and Second Teaser

Watching the just released second teaser for Pride and Prejudice, there’s actually a whiff of the Hero vibe from the J-dorama starring Kimura Takuya about an oddball but brilliant prosecutor working with equally odd prosecutorial colleagues. That’s not a bad … Continue reading

Pride and Prejudice with Choi Jin Hyuk and Baek Jin Hee Looking Good in First Preview and Stills

The first preview for the upcoming bickering prosecutors MBC drama Pride and Prejudice arrives for me like a cat sniffing nip. My interest is piqued and my appetite whetted. Starring Choi Jin Hyuk and Baek Jin Hee, both actors I like … Continue reading

Eye-catching Official Stills Continue Increasing Excitement for The Blade and Petal

When watching a drama live, and keeping an eye on the proceedings ahead of time, it’s impossible not to form an opinion each step of the way. The initial casting creates either an optimism or pessimism depending on the cast, … Continue reading