The modern day sequel Bu Bu Jing Qing to the popular time-travel period drama Bu Bu Jing Xin finished filming a few months ago and is comfortably ensconced in post-production. It’s not scheduled to air until 2014, but that hasn’t stopped the production company Tangren from doing a slew of early promotions. There was a concept teaser, the most dreary character posters known to man, and finally a 10-minute long preview that was all sorts of baffling to me. I couldn’t figure out what was going on, and this from me who actually understood the dialogue without requiring translation! It’s the extremes of drama plotting – from King of Lan Ling which can be watched without subs because it’s so basic and elementary, to BBJQ which makes no sense even when understanding the dialogue because its so convoluted. The Beijing Television Festival is going on this week and Tangren released with great fanfare the opening theme song and sequence from BBJQ. First off – I loved (LOVED!!!) the opening theme song and sequence from BBJX (“A Persistent Mind” sung by Hu Ge and Alan Dawa Dolma) and pretty much nothing could match up. But Tangren pulled out the big guns this time and found current theme song hot stuff Mayday (one of the most famous rock bands in Asia) to perform the new song called “Each Step” (Bu Bu). Ha, talk about so obvious with the title. Mayday also wrote and performed the opening theme song for King of Lan Ling. I have to admit that I really liked this theme song, which is mostly because I really like Mayday and this song is pretty darn awesome. But what’s neat is that Tangren released it with the final opening sequence which shows a lot of new scenes that make me curious about this drama again. The final scene is modern day Ruo Xi (Zhang Xiao played by Liu Shi Shi) and 4th Prince (Yin Zheng played by Nicky Wu) walking hand in hand to look at the famous portrait of the afternoon of tea where all the princes gathered with Emperor Kangxi and Ruo Xi served them tea. Behind them is the rest of this cast, which only makes be rage again why the entire original cast couldn’t come back. If it was a full reunion, then even if this drama is as crazy as a catfight I would be still rabidly anticipating it. Check out the slick opening song and sequence below and then take a nostalgia rewind of the original classic.
Official Opening Theme for Bu Bu Jing Qing “Each Step” (Bu Bu) by Mayday:
And just to remind us of how AWESOME the opening theme and sequence was for Bu Bu Jing Xin “A Persistent Mind” watch here in HD:
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