A Sneak Peek at the Upcoming C-drama Adaptation of Bu Bu Jing Xin 步步惊心

Okay, I might have spoken too soon when I decreed that Four Brothers of Peking was my most anticipated C-drama of 2011. It still is, but now it has to share the throne with Bu Bu Jing Xin (步步惊心), the upcoming time-travel political intrigue romance C-drama, which is currently entering the tail end of its production. Expect to see it onscreen later this year, and expect collective gasps of desire and amazement from all corners.

The first series of stills of BBJX released by the production thus far is simply breathtaking. Might just be the most beautiful historical drama I have ever seen. And I’m not even considering the good-looking eye candy of all the actors. I’m just wowed and speechless from the cinematography and artistic set-up.

BBJX tells the story of a 21st century woman who gets into a car accident and wakes up in the body of a sixteen year old girl living in the early Manchu Dynasty era. She becomes embroiled in the politic succession intrigue of the many sons of Emperor Kangxi, most notably the rivalry between the 4th Prince and the 8th Prince. If this plot sounds eerily familiar, it is because the currently airing Jade Palace Lock Heart (宫锁心玉) starring Yang Mi is inspired off the highly popular novel BBJX, whereas the drama BBJX will be the actual adaptation of said titular novel.

Rising actress Liu Shishi plays the heroine, with Nicky Wu playing the cold and reserved 4th Prince, and Kevin Cheng playing the warm and open 8th Prince. My loverboy Yuan Hong plays the charming and playful 13th Prince, and I’m pretty bitter he doesn’t get to be OTPs with his dongsaeng Liu Shishi. Since I haven’t read the original novel BBJX, I’m excited to watch this drama without any knowledge about its story. Suprise me, oh beyond gorgeous looking drama!

I love the contrast of how Liu Shi Shi’s stills with Nicky (4th Prince) are all in the dark and imbued with a sultry aura, whereas her stills with Kevin (8th Prince) are outside in the light, under a flurry of snow, tender and gentle.

Now some solo shots of the main Princes of BBJX.

Since the novel has been so well received, and being a completed work presumbly means no chance of the latter half going berserk story-wise, I’m pretty stoked about BBJX. Eye candy and, hopefully, brain candy? I’m so onboard.

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A Sneak Peek at the Upcoming C-drama Adaptation of Bu Bu Jing Xin 步步惊心 — 13 Comments

  1. I am very excited about this! I am enjoying JPLH a lot and a different, darker, artiser take on the same story has me salivating in glee.

    Yuan Hong and LSS are the only two actors I am familiar with in this, though I am planning to watch The Seventh Day with Kevin Cheng (I cannot refuse my angsty terminal illness shippy dramas – I gravitate to weepy cheese like a magnet).

    The stills look gorgeous but ultimately confirm that no man is good-looking enough to pull off that haircut. 🙂

  2. Hey koala! I have been a silent reader of your blog for weeks and I’m a great fan of JPLH! I ‘m a big fan of time travel historical novels and have actually finished reading BBJX like… 24 hours ago! I’m freaking excited that this is coming out! Do you know when is the airing date?

    spoiler!
    Anyway, I might be wrong, but I think the dancing scenes above occurs when Kangxi visits Mongolia and Luo Xi (Liu Shishi) + Mongolian princess (Minmin) jointly put up a performance for the royal families. With Luo Xi supposedly using her modern day smarts to decorate the stage nicely. But the producers might change the performers or performances… who knows?

    I think Kevin and Yuan Hong are perfect in playing 8th and 13th prince respectively!! woohoo!

  3. Omg what a beautiful drama this is going to be ^_^ The story sounds different yet intriguing, very different from what I normally watch so I’m looking foward to watching this!!!

  4. A more silly questions, will there be a taiwanese or main chinaland version and also when it is starts and when any website that will have this with english sub and do you have a trailers.. okay.. it seems that I ask many questions.. ^^ I am looking forward to this as I love historical dramas…

    • viki.com has created a channel for subbing this.

      As far as I know, this is a Mainland drama.

      There are no trailers yet 🙂

      • oh thank you.. i soo hope they will have it with english subs.. Also, i love the characters and hope this will be a really good historical dramas.. ^^

  5. Aaaah I want to watch this, hope viki will keep with the channel, since I have been looking for this and no clue! can someone tell the name that the moderator put in the channel so I can find it fast please! XD

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