On Bu Bu Jing Xin, 5 years later
It has been 4 to 5 years since I watched and wrote about Bu Bu Jing Xin in 2011-2012. Now that all the BBJX feels are being retold in the k-drama spin-off Scarlet Heart: Ryeo, it seems like it’s the perfect time for me to reflect on the drama that means so much to me.
Is BBJX a perfect drama? No! Yet, BBJX still holds a special place in my heart, even after all these years have passed. You see, it was the very first drama that I fully recapped on my blog. Needless to say, I discovered that recapping is a lot of hard work! I had to rewatch so many scenes over and over to write my recaps. And I screencapped the heck out of the drama! But, it was worth it. I was totally in love with the show, so much so that I was willing to go through the long process of writing about it. Looking back on my old recaps, I am slightly embarrassed by how overly dramatic I was. It’s kind of like reading my old diary. LOL.
I think of BBJX as a kind of marker in my life. If I look back over these 5 years since I saw BBJX, I can see so many changes that have happened in my life. In terms of my blog, I wrote about several more dramas and I expanded my blog a lot! I did a lot of things that I never thought I would, and I also encountered changes and challenges that I never imagined would happen.
All the while, Bu Bu Jing Xin has been a journey:
Listening nostalgically to the soundtrack. Even the instrumental tracks.
Belting out “Three Inches of Heaven”.
Come on, you know you want to listen to it again!
Rewatching the Ruo Xi’s death scene over and over. (Erm, does that sound morbid?)
Looking at the stills and behind the scenes pictures.
^This remains a priceless picture to this very day!
Rewatching 14th prince scenes over and over. (14th prince forever!)
Finding out about the cast members’ subsequent dramas.
Watching fan-made music videos.
Finding out that Liu Shi Shi & Nicky Wu are dating! *mind blown*
Watching the spin-off Bu Bu Jing Qing…and being majorly disappointed.
…But still listening to the Bu Bu Jing Qing OST.
Finding out that LongShi got officially married! *mind blown x2*
Still convinced that Yuan Hong was perfectly cast for 13th prince. (13th forever!)
Watching the Xin Bu Bu Jing Xin movie spin-off. Not even Tony Yang & Ivy Chen could save the movie.
Seeing Nicky & Liu Shi Shi’s wedding photos! Seeing videos of their wedding! Seeing the BBJX cast reunite! *mind blown x infinity*
Still rewatching 14th prince scenes.
Yuan Hong got married!
Up comes Scarlet Heart: Ryeo.
Rewatching BBJX scenes, remembering all the angst, and wondering how in the world I survived it.
(c) My Drama Tea