I’m a little surprised at the strong reactions to the first filming stills of leads Lee Jun Ki and IU in the upcoming K-version of Bu Bu Jing Xin. Whereas the original novel was set in the more structured confines of the Qing dynasty, and may have made more sense if the K-version moved the setting to the similar era Joseon dynasty, I’m already expecting a tonally different take once I heard K-BBJX is being set in the early Goryeo era.
Bobogyungsim: Ryeo is being moved up a few hundred years and with it a wilder and more free flowing royal regime, think Faith and Shine or Go Crazy. Actually Empress Ki is also Goryeo era drama, set in a slightly later time period and mixed in with the Yuan dynasty over in China. I’m expecting a lot more physical fighting and battles, and Lee Jun Ki’s all black look with bangs totally screams the straight hair version of Lee Min Ho‘s look in Faith. I love it, but also don’t think this is his “princely” garb, likely what he wears to go out and all the princely will look regally attired in their formal wear.