Currently Watching: The Royal Gambler aka Jackpot

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So I started my post and I forgot all about it… And since it was saved on my work laptop, I am not going to complain and decided to rewrite it. This post is definitely overdue. The Royal Gambler (aka Jackpot) has done airing and I placed this drama on hold because I wanted to finish blogging it before enjoying the last 5 episodes. I noticed that there are not many people on my Twitter timeline watching it. I wonder why… Is it because of Jang Geun Seuk? Or no one is interested in this drama? Hmmm… *rubs chin*

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Jackpot has been on my radar ever since I found out that Jang Geun Seuk is in it. I’m fond of his acting so I wanted to watch this because of him. I have never seen him  in sageuk drama and I thought this is my chance to see him before he gets enlisted. Seriously, I’m so thankful that I am because the story is captivating and awesome. I’m not a history buff so what I saw, sadly, I believe in it. I should check the fact but too lazy to do so *shrugs*. Anyway, I’m entertained by Jackpot. Every time I watch the show, I pray that the show will not end. I find it so amusing and interesting. Plus, I have never seen this side of Geun Seuk before. He really put his pretty face aside and not afraid to dive down into dirt and mud.

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This 24 episodes drama received an average rating of 8/10 on MDL. I am quite happy with that. The show did go a bit crazy and unrealistic midway but the performances by the casts remain top notch. Well, except for Im Ji Yeon. Her performance isn’t bad. I nicknamed her the second Jin Se Yeon *giggle*. Anyway, what I dislike about Jackpot is the repetitive plots. I know this is common among period drama but you know what, these directors need a wake-up call. Why? Repetitive plots bore us to death and it is not only waste our time, it resulted to some of us to drop the show! C’mon, PD-nim… Learn from it!

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*clears throat* now that’s out of my system, let’s focus a bit on the story. It was sad in the beginning. Dae Gil had a tough life. He was born premature and got thrown out of the palace because the King believe he was the cause of drought and believed that the boy is not his child. The Queen’s ex-husband took Dae Gil and raised him as his own thinking that Dae-Gil IS his own son. Pardon me if you got confused a bit because I totally skip the history between the Queen, the King, and the Queen’s ex-husband. Dae Gil life went mayhem as he was raised by his dad as a gambler. He won a few but lost too many. Dae Gil continuously challenged by Lee In Jwa. Dae Gil had to gamble his life and realized that In Jwa is correct all along. But deep down, he doubts In Jwa’s intention but unable to dodge him. For now.

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Meanwhile, In Jwa resented the King. Why? He believes the throne is his after what happened to his family. He uses Dam Seo and brainwashed her into thinking that the King caused the death of her father. In Jwa has a purpose. He keeps Dae Gil closer to him because he knows the boy’s royalty background. Right now, the combination of raising Dam Seo as an assassin, starting a fire between Dae Gil and Prince Yeo Ning, and keeping Dae Gil under the dark is In Jwa’s weapon to achieve his dream. To kill the King Suk Jong.

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See? What did I tell you? This show is fascinating had the writer and PD did not screw it up with repetitive and silly plots. But I would still recommend Jackpot. The story is very engaging. The performance is superb. The OST is wonderful! The cinematography is beautiful. To hear this from a saguek hater, Jackpot really is amazing. Again, I have to emphasize that Jang Geun Seuk’s performance is unbelievably great! The show may make no sense to you, so please be prepare if you decided to watch it. Overall, I highly recommend The Royal Gambler. *wipes sweat* Now if you excuse me, I’m going to finish this show. If you don’t hear from by Wednesday, you know I’m somewhere in the corner crying… T____T

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Currently Watching: My Beautiful Bride

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Let’s get this straight! I don’t think I can write anything for My Beautiful Bride post. Wae? This show is just too addictive. No words I could put down how much I love this show! Love! And my love for Kim Mu Yeol is immediate! Why haven’t I see him before? Where has he been all his life? I swear to kdrama God that Kim Mu Yeol is totally my ideal man! *giggle* Please don’t let my hubby know. My ideal man is daebak!!! I don’t care for those who call dibs on him! I call dib on him too! Hah, take that!

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Where should I begin with My Beautiful Bride? Seriously, I’ve been silenced by the coolness of Kim Mu Yeol to notice anything else! Sure, I still follow the story line but often time I caught myself swooning over him! Oy, I’m not helping, right? Sorry, all I can see is him as Kim Do Hyung and nothing else! *face palm* I have one major girl crush and I can’t get rid his image off my head! Do I need help? Hmmm.. maybe? The show is nearly ending and I’m not sure if I will survive! 2 more episodes, girls!!! Eottoke????

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*breathes heavily* okay, let’s do a quick summary from my humble words. 16 episodes all together. My Beautiful Bride is an OCN production drama that started airing on June 20, 2015. And please do not be fool by the title! It is more than that! My impression of this drama will be extremely bias and you’ve been pre-warned! The plot started very simple. Do Hyung came home to find his fiancee missing. His initial attempt in searching for her resulted with the police pointing their fingers on him instead. This made him angrier yet helpless. The story line became richer as they introduced to us Do Hyung’s love story. And before you know it, the missing fiancee was once the girlfriend for a prominent thug! Do Hyung fell down into the rabbit hole and the mess got messier! But he is determined to find her no matter her past was. And this is why I love this show so much. Do Hyung is a man of few words but he gets everything done his way. Throughout the 14 episodes, I could see how aggravated, pissed, bothered, annoyed, and down right angry he is at the corrupted Korean’s police systems. Well, we all know how stupid their systems are and this show proves that taking things into your own matter is way better decision than putting your entire stocks on the police force!

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What would the end be? My guess is one happy ending show. But would we know exactly the relationship between his mom and Chairman Kang? I actually suspect the Son Hye Jung a spy. Why? I don’t know, something screams fishy about her. When Seo Jin Gi escaped from his room at the end of episode 14, why she avoided eye contact with him? *rubs chin* Hmmmmmmmm my spy radar is up. But, I don’t know, I could be overthinking it. Well, let’s just watch the final two episodes, shall we? And for those who haven’t seen and curious whether to watch it or not, pleaaaaase…. quit thinking and just watch it! It’s worth your money! Allow me to lure you with this hotness clip…! Please get your hanky in handy! *giggle*