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: Beautiful Gong Shim Episode 14

(The text is a sample from my work on HanCinema.net and belongs to HanCinema.) The conflict in Beautiful Gong Shim is quite contrived. Circumstances are such that the show should have a constant thread of tension weaving in and out of scenes and character development, but the tension flags and wanes on such a regularContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Beautiful Gong Shim Episode 14”

HanCinema Review: Entertainers Episode 13

(The text is a sample from my work on HanCinema.net and belongs to HanCinema.) Entertainers is such a mix of fabulous and puzzling that it bears watching. Ji Seong is killing it. This particular episode had so many feels that they almost blinded me to the shows inadequacies. The most jarring part of the episodeContinue reading “HanCinema Review: Entertainers Episode 13”

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”