It’s about a month and a half out from the premiere of K-version of Bu Bu Jing Xin on SBS, not very long considering how long this drama has been on my radar since 2015 when news broke that Korean was legit going to make their own version of BBJX. When the original was airing I was waxing rhapsodic about which Korean actors and actresses would be best to play the various roles, but that was five years ago and so much has changed since.
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo is going its own route by creating a eyeliner warrior 4th Prince in Lee Jun Ki, and the pairing him him with younger Kang Ha Neul as his rival the scholar 8th Prince. The most consistent element is casting young idol-actress IU as the time-traveling female lead, she has stylistic elements that remind me a lot of Liu Shi Shi as the C-version female lead. While I LOVED the chemistry and romance between Shi Shi and Nicky Wu in the C-drama, the picture below of the kiss scene between the K-version leads totally has me swooning already at the heady feel.