Jang Geun Seok and Yeo Jin Gu Prepare to Face Off in Daebak

If I were a betting man I would abstain from picking the winner of the upcoming Mon-Tues K-drama ratings battle. There are too many variables in the air and none of three contenders have a sure fire hook going for it. I don’t even know which one I would click play first but I’m certainly going to check all three out for the first episode at least. SBS is keeping the sageuk streak by following Six Flying Dragons with Jackpot (Daebak or The Royal Gambler), billed as the Joseon version of All In but looks and sounds like the umpteenth variation on the battle for the throne conflict. Starring Jang Geun Seok, Yeo Jin Gu, Lim Ji Yeon, Jeon Kwang Ryul, and Choi Min Soo, the drama is about to premiere to stiff competition with Monster with Kang Ji Hwan and Sung Yuri and Park Shin Yang and Kang Sora in Neighborhood Jo Deul Ho, I think there is enough to go around for everyone. Continue reading

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 … Continue 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

Joo Sang Wook and Kim Sun Ah Confirmed for Masked Prosecutor, Get the Zorro Jokes Ready

Even though KBS currently leads the Wed-Thurs ratings with its bad ladies behaving badly drama Unkind Women, it’s never too early to think ahead. Compared to the constant casting news whiplash coming out of MBC these days, KBS should thank … Continue reading