HanCinema Review: Jackpot Episode 22

(Image and text are samples from my work on HanCinema.net and belong to HanCinema.) The story did jump ahead to focus on the Musin Rebellion and it chooses to skip a lot of what made King Yeongjo such an effective leader, instead painting him as ruthless while Dae-gil is the voice of reason and ofContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Jackpot Episode 22”

HanCinema Review: Jackpot Episode 21

(The text is a sample from my work on HanCinema.net and belongs to HanCinema.) Episode 21 of Jackpot was riddled with action, blood, death, and promises for more of the same. Yeoning learns what a path to the throne is built on: sacrifice and tears. Dae-gil watches his brother suffer as he work to foilContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Jackpot Episode 21”

HanCinema Review: Jackpot Episode 20

(The text is a sample from my work on HanCinema.net and belongs to HanCinema.) This episode of Jackpot attempts to delve into the faction wars between Noron and Soron and works with historical rumors to do so. It’s actually a very exciting time. Unfortunately, the plotting seems more like classroom gossip than the immense politicalContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Jackpot Episode 20”

HanCinema Review: Jackpot Episode 19

(Image and text are samples from my work on HanCinema.net and belong to HanCinema.) The seeds of doubt planted by In-jwa into the minds of the brothers have taken root. Although both young men want to believe in each other, the situations at hand render them unable to fully trust. It is this method byContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Jackpot Episode 19”

HanCinema Review: Jackpot Episode 18

(Image and text are samples from my work on HanCinema.net and belong to HanCinema.) My frustration with show hasn’t ceased, but at least it’s just about to jump into some action. In-jwa has been incensed and finally takes a decisive course of action. This is welcome as the bonds between characters (save perhaps the brothers),Continue reading “HanCinema Review: Jackpot Episode 18”

HanCinema Review: Jackpot Episode 17

(Image and text are samples from my work on HanCinema.net and belong to HanCinema.) Yi In-jwa and his nine lives are quite tiresome. The character sticks around beyond all reason. Rather than focus on his ridiculous mechanizations, why can’t the show take some real historical happenings and buff them out for this rendition of KingContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Jackpot Episode 17”

HanCinema Review: Jackpot Episode 16

(Image and text are samples from my work on HanCinema.net and belong to HanCinema.) Jackpot should’ve been slated for sixteen episodes. At this point we’re at episode 16 and had the action been condensed into a shorter broadcasting period, perhaps the action would feel, well, more exciting. We have eight episodes to go and it’sContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Jackpot Episode 16”