Daebak Off to Mon-Tues Ratings Lead in Close Viewer Battle with Neighborhood Lawyer and Monster

The ratings are for the new batch of Mon-Tues K-dramas and the playing field looks a lot different than the bloodbath going on in the Wed-Thurs slot. Mon-Tues doesn’t have a runaway winner (yet), with the race tight out of the gate and with plenty of wiggle room to change spots. SBS gets the slight win as Daebak (The Royal Gambler or Jackpot) grabbed 11.8% AGB nationwide ratings, with KBS coming in second at 10.1% for Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul Ho (My Lawyer, Mr. Jo), and rounding out the rear is Monster (Tyrant) with 7.3% on MBC. The win for Daebak plays completely into it’s title, a real daebak start for Jang Geun Seok‘s return to K-dramas in three years, though having Yeo Jin Gu and a sageuk genre following right behind Six Flying Dragons couldn’t have hurt. Now I’m even more curious how episode 2 ratings will fall, sometimes spots change as those who were lured in to the first episode by promotions may switch as the actual story fails to connect. Continue reading

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

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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 … Continue reading

Daebak Gets English Title The Royal Gambler and Pits Brothers Jang Geun Seok and Yeo Jin Gu Against Each Other

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SBS is wrapping up long running Mon-Tues drama Six Flying Dragons next week and the following week will see the premiere of Daebak, which has been officially English titled The Royal Gambler rather than the literal Jackpot. I kinda like … Continue reading

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

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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