Thanks to the C-dramas love for giving audiences so many promotional spoilers, the online portal QQ has just released 16-minute cuts of each of the first three episodes of Bu Bu Jing Qing. I confess to quite enjoying the extensive sneak peek and now I’m genuinely excited to catch the drama when it airs on April 22nd. Either Bu Bu Jing Qing is going to work or its going to crash and burn big time. There is no in between because there isn’t an audience for this story if it’s just a run-of-the-mill corporate inheritance and love quadrangle modern drama. Those are a dime a dozen in C-drama land, and frankly BBJQ also tosses in convoluted time travel and past lives hoodoo and I can’t imagine a new viewer who has never watched the period drama Bu Bu Jing Xin picking the sequel up for the heck of it. The bar was set so high with the love story between 4th Prince and Ruo Xi being so epic and devastating, it’ll be like killing my OTP twice if the sequel doesn’t deliver on their second chance at love with a higher possibility of a happy ending. Who isn’t scarred for life the way it ended in BBJX?
A tearful death would have been easy, instead we have Ruo Xi dying without never seeing her 4th Prince (and wearing his favorite outfit while waiting for him), while 4th Prince doesn’t even know she died until a freaking good week later when he receives the official notification that 14th Prince’s consort Maertai Ruo Xi has passed away. Then he finds her remains have been cremated already! I’m still shocked he didn’t fillet 14th Prince right there and there, thank god 13th Prince was around to calm his 4th brother down. Anyhoo, it wasn’t just Ruo Xi and 4th Prince that had it bad in the drama, let’s never forget 13th Prince and Lu Wu and their 10 years of incarceration followed by her jumping in a river, poor steamed to death Yu Tan and her forever love and devotion to 9th Prince, and 8th Prince with his unrequited love for Ruo Xi’s sister Ruo Lan and the way his amazing wife Ming Hui loved and died for him. I’ve linked to the extended previews of the first three episodes below as well as leads Liu Shi Shi and Nicky Wu at all the media events promoting this drama this week being super adorable and lovey dovey. Continue reading