The K-version of Bu Bu Jing Xin hit the halfway mark this week so there’s been more than enough acting and story to gauge the audience preferences. By midway through BBJX it was clear who was firmly on Team 4th Prince versus Team 8th Prince, or was like me who appreciated both men for their love of Ruo Xi but was unequivocally certain that the one who she loved more in the end was 4. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo (Bobogyungsim: Ryeo) has taken enough liberties and deviations from the story that most of each episode is spent watching something that feels fresh and different for me, and the same goes with the romance development between Hae Soo and 4 and 8. I am a billion perfect on Team 4, mostly because his character is way more interesting than 8 and also because he’s played by Lee Jun Ki. On the chemistry side I think IU has better chemistry with Kang Ha Neul‘s 8, but that’s mostly because Lee Jun Ki is acting circles around her so she always looks disconcerted in a scene with him. What’s your take – Team 4 or Team 8?
I’m so happy the K-version kept the iconic cape in the rain scene, and poor IU definitely looked completely wiped out emotionally and physically, making the moment feel more visceral in how 4 is the one willing to step up and protect his girl.