There’s good and bad in everything as the universe naturally has a balance. That’s why I don’t think there is a cut and dry answer to the live-filming versus pre-produced divide in K-dramas, and even with the success of Descendants of the Sun I don’t think can be attributed solely to the drama being fully produced beforehand. That means upcoming pre-produced K-drama adaptation of popular C-novel Bu Bu Jing Xin isn’t guaranteed a clear path to success despite how DotS has been received.
I think Bobogyungsim: Ryeo has the ingredients to be hit starting with leading man Lee Jun Ki. I don’t think there’s been another K-actor who has done as many sageuks as he has which isn’t all that surprising since he debuted as in The King and the Clown. He’s always convincing in any sageuk role but I do miss his modern day allure such as in Time Between Dog and Wolf. He’s deep into filming for K-BBJX but last month Allure Korea ran a new Jun Ki pictorial that’s all sorts of gorgeous and broody and totally worth sharing for the eye candy.