I feel like the final waves of k-Bu Bu Jing Xin aftershocks have finally subsided, the highs and lows of watching Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo definitely is not for the faint of heart. I’m glad I watched it, the original is beloved to me and the shining star is (re)born performance of male lead Lee Jun Ki validates the existence of KBBJX. Performance-wise it really is a tour de force of intensity and charisma, maybe a tad over the top but it helped to liven up IU‘s too frustratingly tame acting. I still miss his 4th Prince but Jun Ki is off to bigger next things, coming up is his Asia fan meeting which has reportedly sold out in record time in each of the scheduled stops. He’s also rocking a super odd red mushroom bowl cut that make me chuckle for how young and relaxed he looks.