Goodness does the production for Bu Bu Jing Qing really know how to milk the Bu Bu Jing Xin feels. I freaking love this new drama poster! As the long-awaited sorta-sequel gets ready to premiere next Tuesday April 22nd, the promotional materials are starting to snowball and I’m being judicious about what I pluck out lest I get steamrolled by unnecessary side characters and story lines I can care less about in the sequel. I’m front and center for one thing and one thing only – seeing my 4th Prince and his Ruo Xi get their freaking happy ending! Who cares if modern day 4th Prince is a guy named Yin Zheng and may or may not have memories of his past life. At least Ruo Xi does after she comes back to the present time and resumes being Zhang Xiao.
It’s going to be so weird not to call her Ruo Xi, which was an element Tong Hua did so well in the novel which was introduce Zhang Xiao but then have her live as Ruo Xi for 20 years in the Qing dynasty so in effect she had lived her life as Ruo Xi. BBJX the drama already deviated from the novel since in the novel Ruo Xi dies in the Qing dynasty and she doesn’t go back to her modern life, but by adding the segment to the end of the drama the production definitely lined the path for a sequel. I hope the character of Yin Zheng in BBJQ captures everything that makes 4th Prince such a great male lead, he’s actually one of my favorite Tong Hua male leads in all her novels and a big reason I majorly love Xiang Liu in Lost You Forever is because he has such restrained devoted emotions like 4th Prince.
So much has happened since the original BBJX 3 years ago, the biggest news of course being the real life dating relationship between Nicky Wu and Liu Shi Shi. I don’t know if Nicky and Shi Shi fell for each other during BBJX but I would not be surprised if it started there since the love we saw between 4th Prince and Ruo Xi was extraordinarily expressed. Apparently there will be lots of making out in BBJQ. Squeee~