After posting about Bu Bu Jing Xin last night, I ended up kissing sleep goodbye and marathoning all the available episodes (10 out of 35 estimated episodes). I look like a very hideous raccoon this morning, but it was worth it. I haven’t loved a C-drama this much since LOCH2008, which surprise surprise, is also a Tangren production directed by Lee Kwak Lap. Not only am I done with 10 episodes, I’ve started rewatching this sucker. It’s THAT good.
I’ve found the 30-minute extended trailer fully English-subbed, which watches like a fluid short movie because it’s so expertly edited. You can watch it and fully feel the emotions even if the story is revealed in snippets. So if you’re curious about the drama, or just have 30 minutes to spend watching a gorgeous and riveting period love story, I cannot recommend this trailer enough.
Before we get started, have a detailed character chart to put faces to names, and get a general overview. The succession battle is split squarely between the 4th and 8th Princes, with the other brothers falling in line behind one of these two. Both are the brightest of the bunch, and the most calculating. Yet both have genuine decency, and the unwavering loyalty of 13th Prince towards 4th Prince and 14th Prince towards 8th Prince shows us how much they are loved and respected. But fate means they have to be on opposite sides of the battle lines, and BBJX posits what would raise the stakes even more if a woman was also added to the tug-of-war.
Extended trailer part 1 (Eng Sub):
Extended trailer part 2 (Eng Sub):
Extended trailer part 3 (Eng Sub):
As for the ending of this drama, I know what the ending of the novel is, but have heard and seen spoilers through the grapevine and indicate the drama will be tacking on an additional epilogue. Of which one picture in particular made me start screaming like a banshee in happiness and then jumping up and down like a trained monkey. Yes, I’m addicted, and no, it’s not a pretty sight.
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