The absolutely a waste of talent Korean adaptation of Bu Bu Jing Xin (Scarlet Heart or Startling with Each Step) remains one of the saddest “What could have been?” productions. Moon Lovers (Scarlet Heart: Ryeo) had a powerhouse cast across the board though two cast members are now gone from the industry so maybe it really does make for not being able to be rewatched. I can rewatch only the scenes of leads Lee Jun Ki and IU, because if we do a Wang So/Hae Soo cut then the drama works. The two stars are good friends in real life in a oppa/dongsaeng relationship, each always sends snack cars to the other in new dramas and does other supportive gestures. Today is Lee Jun Ki’s birthday and he’s hosting the second season of the Dream radio show on Naver Now and who else called in to surprise him but Ji Eun herself. He was totally caught off guard and didn’t recognize her voice immediately, but when she began to tease him, chuckle, and use banmal he knew it was Ji Eun. They are such great examples of hard work and professionalism with plenty of human sincerity in the way they treat others. Love love, and of course a very happy birthday to Jun Ki!
IU calls in to Surprise Jun Ki: