If I were to split the six main princes of Chinese novel Bu Bu Jing Xin up, my favorite three are 4th, 13th, and 14th, so it’s rather coincidental that the Korean adaptation released new stills of the other three princes first. Bobogyungsim: Ryeo is still deep into filming for a fully pre-produced airing later this year but there have been enough peeks at the characters in costume to elicit some concern that this version might look somewhat chintzy.
Leads Lee Jun Ki and IU managed to allay some of that worry with their gorgeous first filming stills, but now that concern is bubbling up again with the first look at Baekhyun as 10th Prince, Kang Ha Neul as 8th Prince, and Hong Jong Hyun as 3rd Prince (this version of the role of 9th). Baekhyun is so hilarious I can’t even know how to take him seriously, looking like a boy playing dress up with his older brother’s clothing. Hong Jong Hyun as the glower down pat but I still am so iffy on how Kang Ha Neul can convincingly sell the direct rivalry with Lee Jun Ki onscreen.