(Image and text are samples from my work on HanCinema.net and belong to HanCinema.)
Jackpot has reached a stasis in ratings at 8.4%. Despite big reveals and a lot of action, these events lack the impact that is necessary to drawn in viewers. Predictability is a double-edged sword. It can heighten anticipation, but it can also deflate said anticipation if it is used too often. In the case of Jackpot, the story holds no true angst or surprise.
Both Yeoning and Dae-gil discovered their relationship with each other while In-jwa continues to have everything go his way. It is the fact that In-jwa is such a seemingly “infallible” villain that makes the story lackluster.