Hair seems to be the bulk of all commentary around the upcoming K-version adaptation of Chinese romance novel Bu Bu Jing Xin (Startling with Each Step). To be more precise, the hair discussion all revolves around the side-swept eye covering thatch of locks over male lead Lee Jun Ki‘s left eye, a look I think he pulls off even if it’s a stretch in the more free flowing Goryeo costuming looks. I think poor Im Joo Hwan in Shine or Go Crazy got the worst male Goryeo hairstyle of all time in a waterfall wave, whereas I loved Lee Min Ho‘s curly low pony with subtle side bangs in Faith.
There’s not a lot of choices to be had but even a similar hairstyle can look different between actors, so for now I’m still subscribing to Bobogyungsim: Ryeo having a good hair day for all. Supporting actor Nam Joo Hyuk can be seen in character as 13th Prince in the newest still from the drama, a role that is universally loved by all readers and is the quintessential renaissance man, a girl’s best friend, and ultimate bromance partner. He looks great as 13, seen here quietly writing, with the copper brown robes a nice improvement over the cheapo colorful ones early on in the costuming phase.