These days any news around Bu Bu Jing Xin is all about the K-version adaptation, which isn’t remaking the C-drama but is adapting the original source C-novel in its own way. That’s good because the C-version had its own flair and wasn’t completely identical to the novel, and also because trying to copy a copy greatly increases the odds of a dramatic disaster. K-BBJX won’t be here for awhile since it’s going to be fully pre-produced as many prime time 2016 K-dramas are doing, so those who haven’t yet watched the C-version really should check it out.
It still holds up even 5 years later, and is truly a work of love and perfect casting synergy and performance bravura. I’ve never seen Nicky Wu, before or after, give such an incredible performance as tightly wound loverboy extraordinaire 4th Prince, and similarly Liu Shi Shi still needs to count Ruo Xi as the pinnacle of her acting career. The two leads made up for the copious tears audiences shed for them watching the drama by dating and then getting married in real life, 17 year age difference bedamned. They’re notoriously low key so it’s a total surprise for me to see C-ent gushing this week over their just release couples pictorial in Marie Claire China. It’s so much love I can’t even. T____T These are tears of happiness, people!
Forever 4th Prince and Ruo Xi. <33333333