To post or not to post, that is the question. I think Bu Bu Jing Xin is for sure, one of the most memorable dramas I have ever recapped, and one that I committed myself to for its full length. The drama had a great magic to it and it is also the drama that really made me realize that I wanted to cover more ancient Chinese dramas on my blog. At first I wasn’t even going to mention the sequel Bu Bu Jing Qing (because of all my apprehension about it!) but……I think it’s high time I finally talk about it, eh?
Let’s not even talk about the dreary promo character stills, which I am not including in this post because I’d like to pretend that they don’t exist. Most of the other stills for the drama are also very serious and gloomy, and I’m sure most of you have seen them all dozens of times, so I’ve ATTEMPTED to pick out the more lively and pretty stills that caught my eye.
First of all, if you haven’t watched the trailer (or if you only watched it unsubbed) you might want to check out the English subbed trailer on viki. I was confused when I watched the trailer unsubbed, and I was still confused when I watched it subbed but I think I at least have a basic gist of what is going on now. O_O”” I feel like the trailer tried way too hard to be all serious and dramatic by portraying a love story of revenge and fate. Instead, it came across as forced and borderline-cheesy. T_T
I have had apprehensions about the sequel from the beginning; considering that only Nicky, Liu Shi Shi, and Ye Zu Xin (10th), and Annie are the only remaining original cast, things are bound to go wrong. (I think Ruo Xi’s friend Yu Tao is also in the drama, but I’m not sure. She is not a main cast member though.) I don’t expect the sequel to recreate the exact same feeling of BBJX, but they should at least have some remnants of the awesome chemistry between the original cast! AUGH! Also there is no spark of life in the trailer at all. =_=
“You can’t come to my world to find me, then I will go to your world to find you.”
So let’s get to the cast members/characters. Liu Shi Shi is playing twins (UGH NO…..); her main character is Zhang Xiao (Ruo Xi’s reincarnation) and the twin is Lan Lan. Of course, Nicky is 4th’s reincarnation,Yin Zheng, a rich guy who is obsessed with getting revenge on the man who caused his father’s death. He meets Zhang Xiao by
accident fate, and although she loses her memories there is something that still connects the two of them. In place of 8th prince we have Kang Si Han, yet another rich guy that is high on the corporate ladder and has an interest in Zhang Xiao/Lan Lan. (I’m really confused about this character, don’t quote me on any of this.) What becomes of this love triangle is what seems to be a very melodramatic love story and a struggle for the control of the company.
Even though Nicky and LSS were amazing together in BBJX, they are not looking so great together in the BBJQ trailer & stills. Something is different, something is off..it is like LSS has the life sucked out of her and Nicky is this revenge-driven guy that I can’t really root for. Surprisingly despite my love of 4th prince, I found myself gravitating more towards the new guy Kang Si Han, he seems so sweet! I really hope that they will not be totally biased towards Yin Zheng. We all know Yin Zheng and Zhang Xiao are gonna end up together anyways (THEY ARE FATED!!!) but that doesn’t mean Si Han shouldn’t be given a fair chance!
BUT OF COURSE, later Si Han will transform into a very bitter and manipulative guy who takes the company from Yin Zheng and forces Zhang Xiao to be with him. Oh great. He attempts to be like a bad-boy in the trailer but I’m not buying it.
On the other hand, I’m way more interested in his relationship with Annie’s character than I am in Yin Zheng and Zhang Xiao’s storyline. T_T” I’m not sure about this but it seems Annie will later play Zhang Xiao’s twin, Lan Lan, except she has gotten plastic surgery (a huge stretch, I KNOW). Ok, I can overlook the plastic surgery stretch as long as Annie can pull of this character. (Which I have faith she can, here’s for hoping that her character is written well.) I find Lan Lan to be very intriguing because she is driven by her dark past and her hope for a future, and she has a complex relationship with Yin Zheng & Si Han.
Yeah, Annie is really the only one who managed to pull of beautiful character stills. She actually looks like she has some life in her in most of her shots. Also her scenes in the trailer drew me in.
^OHOHOHO so will Annie be vying for Nicky’s love too!?!?!?
And if all else fails, I have faith in our dear 10th prince. He is adorbs.