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Bu Bu Jing Xin remake Scarlet Heart: Goryeo adds princesses, confirms cast


Kang Hanna, Seohyun

There were no shakeups in the casting for the Korean drama remake of Bu Bu Jing Xin — everyone who was courted signed on, and now Kang Hanna (Mom, Miss Korea) and Girls’ Generation idol Seohyun (Passionate Love) have joined the main cast as princesses.

There has been a title change though, and the drama is no longer called Moon Lovers; it has instead adopted the original Chinese drama’s title Bu Bu Jing Xin and gone with Bobogyungshim: Ryeo. The ryeo (literally meaning “brilliant/shining”) is a reference to Goryeo, the dynasty and time period for the adaptation. Taken literally, this amounts to something like: Step by Step Red Heart (Go)ryeo. You can imagine how awkward this is to translate. So we’re calling it Scarlet Heart: Goryeo, for sense and sanity’s sake.

The fantasy romance sageuk will star IU (The Producers) as a woman from the 21st century who travels back in time to Goryeo, where she will meet and steal the heart of a prince or two (or three, or four… there are a lot of princes). Lee Jun-ki (Scholar Who Walks the Night) plays 4th prince Wang So, future King Gwangjong of Goryeo.

King Taejo, who founded the Goryeo dynasty, had a LOT of children, so Lee Jun-ki will get a whole host of royal siblings. Kang Haneul (Misaeng) will play 8th prince Wang Wook, a smart, ambitious rival who dreams of becoming king someday. Hong Jong-hyun (Mama) has been cast as the 3rd prince Wang Yo, a clever and arrogant young man who gradually raises his ambitions higher.


Lee Jun-ki, IU, Kang Haneul

EXO idol Baekhyun plays 10th prince Wang Eun, a carefree type who just always wants to play. And the two youngest will be played by Nam Joo-hyuk (Cheese in the Trap) as the 13th prince Wang Wook, and Ji-soo (Sassy Go Go) as the maknae 14th prince Wang Jung, who’s loved by everyone.

And now we have princesses to add to the mix, with young rookie actress Kang Hanna and idol Seohyun. Kang Hanna has had more roles in film than in television, with parts in Empire of Lust, Crying Man, Friend 2. She’ll play princess Hwangbo Yeon-hwa, a “Goryeo alpha girl” who is also King Taejo’s eldest daughter. She has a no-nonsense personality and shows a talent for politics — she’ll become a king-maker who protects her family and ensures the successor to the throne.

SNSD’s Seohyun plays a royal on a different family tree — she’s been cast as the last princess of Late Baekje (whose country fell to Goryeo in 936). She hides her identity and becomes a gisaeng who specializes exclusively in song and dance, and she’ll have a hidden agenda for why she became a gisaeng in the first place. Jo Min-ki (Hwajeong) will play King Taejo, and Park Ji-young (Tears of Heaven) will play Lee Jun-ki’s mother. Park Shi-eun (Hold My Hand) has been cast Kang Haneul’s wife, and Answer Me 1988′s dads Sung Dong-il and Kim Sung-kyun costar.

I haven’t really seen Seohyun act, and the number of newbies and idols in this cast does have me a little worried, but overall it’s a large ensemble cast with many minor roles. Fingers crossed that the balance tips in the headliners’ favor, because I’m not worried at all about Lee Jun-ki, IU, and Kang Haneul carrying a drama.

Scarlet Heart: Goryeo will begin filming later this month, and will be 100% pre-produced for a September broadcast on SBS.


Hong Jong-hyun, Nam Joo-hyuk, Baekhyun, Ji-soo

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so let´s just clear once again: Ji Soo is NOT an angsty teen this time? Right? Thank goodness.

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If it's anything like the original, EVERYONE will be angsty. The 14th prince (Ji Soo's character) does get the happiest ending of all the princes, but angsty teen definitely still applies.

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well dammit.

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Well, at least he won't be beaten by his father-slash-guardian this time. Right?

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I'd say that the 14th prince didn't get the HAPPIEST ending (IMO, no one really, truly got a "happy ending"), but I would say that the 14th prince got the most comfortable and peaceful (heart, mind, and soul) ending =)

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scratch that.... the 10th prince got a happy ending hahaha

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8th, 9th, and 10th definitely didn't get happy endings. The last I remembered of 13th was his very formal meal with 4th, after he became King. I'd think he had the best ending for picking the right faction.

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Nope.. no more high school uniform!

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/sigh

maybe someday, redfox, but not in the near future, it looks like.

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How about the other princes? Will they get their own love line? Honestly I don't want them all to fall in love with IU, it won't make sense and will be painful to watch, at least for me.

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Hi err well in the chinese version only 4 princes fall in love with her. Although two of them eventually find happiness with their wife- but only one of them make out happy because the sad things happen to the other couple. But that prince still sort of loves her so... I suppose its safe to say that 3 princes fall in love with her.

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Four??? There was only two, 4th Prince and 8th Prince. Who are the other two that you're talking about? o.O

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10th prince was the first one who fell in love with her but it was unrequited. Then 8th Prince, 4th Prince and 14th Prince. The 14th prince married her but it was not entered in the Royal Registry.

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10th & 14th Princes.

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one thing i like most if this show is 100% pre produced which good because it highly well prepared with no rush script. But it will air on September which is so longgg and I have to wait 8 month ughhhh

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Amen to that!

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I was so happy to hear Jisoo confirming his role and then the rest of the cast has also confirmed. Love the princes!! Not too familiar with the two actresses' works so far, but I don't mind them. I just hope this production will be done well, and since it's pre-produced, hope they won't feel the need to rush the filming and sacrifice the plot and character development as a result.

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Too many idols in this drama..... I'm worried

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The irony is that the idols (barring Seohyun) are actually better at acting than both the model-actors in this cast.

I'm no fan of idol actors in general but I'll give credit where it's due, especially since Hong Jonghyun is wooden and Nam Joo-hyuk is only good for playing smiley puppies - he looks totally at sea the minute he has to do anything else.

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Saw Hong Jonghyun in WGM and he's pretty much wooden in real life as well (as real as WGM gets that is). At least he warmed up a little after spending some time with Yoo Ra (Girl's Day).

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LOL. Heart matters, no offense to Jonghyun or any of his fans but 'he's pretty much wooden in real life as well' had me rolling. :-D

He's 25 now, right? He'll have time to improve...though chances are not likely for this production.

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hell.. he is wooden in Style Log as well. He's with Lee Soo Hyuk FGS.. even when they was an episode in Style Log where sung joon, kim woo bin and kim young kwang was with them he is wooden..

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LOL! Agree. :D

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you know what, YOU ARE SO RIGHT.

i am your fan
*claps

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"The idols are actually better at acting than the model-actors in the cast"

Is this including Baekhyun of EXO too? O.o

I have never watched him act so this a legit question.

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He was...not bad but not good in that EXO web series. He hasn't acted in anything else so we can't judge.

I don't agree with what the person's saying but I think IU might be in over her head here.

Doesn't matter because people will love all the pretty in China.

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I think he was okay in his musical performance. And since his character here supposed to be a carefree prince, I think it's suit him well.

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that does include Baekhyun, actually.

I watched Exo Next Door and he's all right for a small role, he can at least deliver lines with a decent sense of comic timing.

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You must be on of those delulu exo fans who think oppa can act,and pointing out seohyun she altleast have 3 musicals to her experience,unlike your self made actor oppa

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Hong Jonghyun really is wooden, but it can work, depending on the role. I actually quite liked him in Beloved/Dear You (an interesting, underrated drama imo) and he was lead in that. He wasn't bad in White Christmas either.

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I'm just guessing but I think the third prince = 9th prince in the chinese series which is a pretty minor role but the 9th prince in the chinese series (the actor) actually gave the character depth instead of looking arrogant and pretty all the time so... I guess it won't hurt the drama that much if he is wooden but he just wouldn't give his character that oomph.

That is if 3rd prince = 9th prince and if he really was wooden because I haven't really seen him act.

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I don't think Nam Joo Hyuk is a bad actor, I mean, he may not be the best, but he's decent I guess. I liked IU too in her recent role in the Producers. Let's just wait and give them a chance.

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Nam Joo Hyuk is good for one thing, which is playing cute and affable (Surplus Princess, Cheese in the Trap).

The minute he's called on to do anything else, like show emotions or look like he's having thoughts, it's Woodenness City for him.

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True that lol. This cast is as messy as it is without having to criticise the idol actors. However, if they really wanted an idol, at the sight of a historical drama I would say that I would have wanted to see Sooyoung of SNSD instead because personally I think she's pretty good and I've been wanting to see her in a historical. But now that I think of it I guess it's good to give it away to someone less experienced since it's a pretty minor role in a parade of pretty faces anyway. Directed correctly and given simpler roles, here's to hoping they will do just fine. Plus being pre produced won't fix everything but I guess it helps a lot in giving them time to improve and be guided?

I keep forgetting IU is an idol too tbh. I keep enough tabs on her singing career and I'm actually quite a fan of her songs, but I just tend to forget. Maybe it's because I'm not in Korea and I don't see news of her singing career every now and then on TV, yet over the paat 4 years I've seen 4 dramas of hers in KBS World. But anyhow she's really grown to be a decent actress and people really need not worry about her.

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all are pretty bad, dramaland is getting worst every year

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not really. we just get Cheese In The Trap which is really really really good.

but kinda agree with you guys :D

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I'm hoping at least they'll have some nice OSTs with all those idols around. Could cut down on the cost too.

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I'm just really curious as how I'm suppose to see Baekhyun as older than Nam Joohyuk and Ji Soo. He probably is, but that visual will be peculiar.

Also, yay for more and more dramas being pre-produced. I like that the networks have been experimenting with this style as its always more beneficial for the actors.

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baekhyun IS older than both of them lol. & nam joo hyuk is the maknae born in 94'

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It's okay, I had that problem with the original 10th prince and some of the others :P just think of it as them being similar ages, just numbered after who was born first (and a bit of genetics in the mix) since there probably were multiple concubines that could have been pregnant at the same time.

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Seohyun was pretty awkward in her Passionate Love role which was just a few episodes but let's see how she does! I've heard she's done good in her musicals

I'm trusting in LJK. He's so good in historicals that I'll have to watch this.

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"She hides her identity and becomes a gisaeng who specializes exclusively in song and dance, and she’ll have a hidden agenda for why she became a gisaeng in the first place."

Watch this drama unravel the truth about how Seohyun is secretly the genius daughter of Lee Soo Man's old rival and how she became a part of SNSD who specializes in song and dance (but not necessarily acting...) and tolerating her unnies for yeaaaaars (despite clearly being able to be the next Ban Ki Moon) to work on her hidden goal of twisting and ruining SM from the inside. Let's. Watch.

(ok some people may be unpredictably sensitive and serious so imma just remind y'all this just a joke, JOKE AYE)

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LOL. that would make a great plot for a drama.

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Hahahaha I've obviously watched too many dramas with similar revenge plots. But her whole prim and proper image and the smart, respected maknae vibes really would help this plot wouldn't it? And goodness I just went and read through some of SM's recent controversies - seems like it started heatin up in 2009. Isn't that when she turned 18 LOL, this drama is all set.

I think I could watch 20 episodes of a girl plotting some top notch revenge and struggling in the process not due to just one oppa like other typical dramas, but her unexpected growing love for 8 unnies. Hahahahaha.

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Well, you got me rolling on the floor laughing. LOL

#StopSM

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I can't wait for september to come so I'll have Lee Jun Ki ssi in the small screen again :) let's hope the script and idol actors do their roles well!!!

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So this is the same timeline as the fantasy sageuk Shine or Go Cray Cray starring Jang Hyuk(Wang So) but with better visuals for the Princes.. :D

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We have Lee Jun-ki, Kang Ha-neul and Ji Soo in one drama. Even if this turns out to be a disaster, I say I'm gonna stick with them all the way to the end!

Considering that this will only air in Sept, I bet there will be lots and lots of promos (stills and videos) coming out for the next few months. Hope that it won't be overkill though.

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Would have said the same if not because of Scholar who walks the night, oh the memories....

Will still check it out anyway for the eye candy, hopefully this one will have better writing (and music producer).

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On one hand, time slip is such a common device in Chinese dramas/novels that it has become its own genre, and I'm wishing that their writers would start to be more creative and stop with the time slip stuff, on the other, bu jing xin was a really good drama and I'm super curious about a Korean remake. I'm glad they kept the original title (which literally means gripping sadness/shock with every step; alluding to an arduous emotional journey) too, because it does fit the story of a forbidden love and the nine royal princes' doomed fight for the throne quite nicely.

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I AM SO READY FOR THIS.

although i think ji soo can take on a much meatier role *cough*13th prince*cough* i am excited to see him play a bright and happy character for once lol. granted, he has waaaaaaaaaaaaaay more acting chops and charisma than nam joo hyuk but eh, i'll take what i can get of ji soo!^^

tbh, i still think lee jin ki was horribly cast for this (yeah he can act but so can many other actors that fit the role more) he's still too much of a pretty boy for my tastes. but oh well, i'm not complaining when i get to see IU x kang ha neul x ji soo x so much pretty on my screen.

PS. so many wangs, how will i ever get their names straight -___- i remember being confused between ri-jin and ri-on for the majority of KMHM lols

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Well, to be fair, the whole cast of princes are flower boys. Therefore, there really is no point in saying that LJK looks too flowerboy when all of them are.

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also the casting is really spot on with baekhyun as the tenth prince lolz, although I'm not so sure about his acting (having seen my neighbor is exo)

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I remember that web drama, and while I recognise it was just fanservice....... I have to say, he was much better than the kid they assigned to play lead (not D.O., the other one). At least he can be funny.

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you talking about chanyeol and yes, he was bad. lol

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Haha yeah, chanyeol was in another realm of foot acting altogether

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He wasn't bad at all, I thought, and he had the least cringe-worthy lines since he was just the goofy, playful friend, so that really worked. If he carries that over to this role (which kind of sounds similar), I won't be disappointed at all. EXO Next Door was so strange, in that it was so fanficy, but it wasn't actually badly written? It had its charm and wit. And Moon Gayoung was so adorable as the lead that she actually elevated the drama, and it became more about her than EXO lol.

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yeah, these idol web dramas generally rest on the girl, and Moon Ga-young did a good job of making it feel believable even if it was absurd.

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Ah I remember that drama. It was strangely addicting, bad acting and all. But yeah not sure about his acting, but my reaction hearing about him being cast were pretty much "if he's not the 10th then nothing makes sense" xD

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I'm gonna skip on this one. Kim seul gi would've been perfect for the lead role though or even suzy ! But IU, she pouts her lips too much when speaking.

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while I can totally get on board with Kim Seul Gi, I don't see how Suzy is supposed to be better than IU considering she seems to follow a policy of never closing her mouth/always pouting, and tends to speak like she's got her mouth full. She's certainly not lead actress material, forget sageuk lead actress material.

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Out of all the young cast, IU is actually the least of my worry.

I had my doubts but she was actually really good in the Producers.

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lawd, you just sound like another IU anti-fan. suzy's better for this role than IU? you're seriously worried about IU when it comes to this drama?

suzy's wooden af and definitely not a better actress than IU (i mean, she's not horrible but she ain't good either.) i'll take IU over her any day, if i had to pick an idol actress for this role.

if anything, be worried about HJH (how does this guy still get roles? he's wooden as hell & SO uncharismatic) nam joo hyuk (unlike kpop idols, YG seems to be treating him well and getting roles for him left & right even though he's a very bland & one dimensional "actor") and baekhyun? this guy deserves the 10th prince role and nothing more (thank gawd.) now, THESE cast members deserve your concern.

IF YOU'RE GONNA THROW SHADE, AT LEAST DIRECT IT IN THE RIGHT PLACE, GAWD.

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Kim Seul Gi or Park Eun Bin might have been good too, I think, but I've never noticed IU pouting while speaking? She has such a charming voice, because it's on the huskier side, and it somehow adds a nice contrast to her otherwise really cute looks. Suzy is charming, but I would put IU miles ahead in terms of acting. IU has really showcased some serious acting chops.

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I hope Park Eun-bin goes for a more substantive sageuk next, myself, so I'm happy she never came up here. She could probably do this role in her sleep, though. :)

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She is far too good in this genre to be wasted in a dress up sageuk.

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Yes. My dream would be to see her in one of Jung Ha-yeon's sageuk. There are so many actors I'd like to see in one of his shows, though--Song Joong-ki, Moon Geun-young as an adult, Park Bo-young, Oh Man-seok again, Han Seok-kyu...or Son Ye-jin if it were a modern day drama. if only he were like 55 instead of 75.

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I'll dream with you :).

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Just skip this, Anna.

I will no doubt choose IU over Suzy. I have seen IU in You Are The Best Lee Soon Shin, Bel Ami and Producers, her acting is quite good. At the very least, she is not a wooden and bland actress.

Out of topic,

Im done to see ppl who wanna Suzy in here, and still, there are some fans still want Suzy in Cheese In the Trap. i can never brain this. Kim Go Eun as Seol in CITT is perfecttt.. Who cares if Suzy is prettier or what. KGE is far better actress.

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God, please let this not be a mess. PLEASE.

IU isn't the problem here no matter how much people wan to deny the truth of her previous performances being well-received.

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*joins prayer*

IU has done good before and she isn't my worry either. Never seen Seohyun act, so not sure about her ability to pull of the complex nature of the giseng (if they stick to the original). The males as well has a lot to deal with in case of the original c-drama.

I am just hoping that they can transform the story into something that works for the setting and chosen characters, while still keeping the soul of the original.

Also wonder if they are taking their material from the novel or the c-drama. Cause that can influence the story a lot.

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*Joins prayer circle* please let the script be good, please don't be too messy! I hope the fact that it's pre-produced helps. IU has proven that she can improve with each project so I'm not worried about her (she nailed her role in producer imo). Seohyun was kinda awkward in "Passionate Love" (but it was her first drama ever I think), she’s done a bunch of musicals since then, and had good reviews so I hope it helps her here.
Strangely looking forward to see this in September.

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It's pre-production? Ohh that's exciting news! That gives some hope to the quality remaining the same throughout as well. I just want it to be good. I really really liked Bu bu jing xin (so much that the ones I worked with in china kept laughing at me... and gave me a replica hairpin from that given to the female lead for my birthday ^^)

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*joins prayer too*

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I hope for the sake of this cast that this turns into a scenario where most people go "what in the seven hells" when the cast is announced, and when the drama actually airs, they prove that they're (at the very least) good in the roles assigned to them. This will be....interesting to watch (and probably painful for me if these performances are terrible or something, because I may have a soft spot for a lot of this cast, both in and out of the acting sphere).

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Wait, so does this mean they're cutting out Mingyu and Ruolan's characters altogether? I can see them trying to do that (and ignore the fact that all the princes are married) to try to make 8's love more "pure", but they were such interesting, layered characters in the original, and their relationships with 8 so complicated, it would be a pity to remove them wholesale just to make a loveline more palatable to the K-audiences.

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I agree, I thought Mingyu and Ruolan's characters were interesting and well developed...also Ruoxi's relationship with her sister Ruolan was so great...I'll definitely be disappointed if they take it out!

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Agreed! I loved the women of Scarlet Heart and yes they were interesting and layered. I don't have a lot of tolerance for bratty jealous immature characters but I end up sympathizing with Ming Yu and her older sister Ming Hui. Heck I enjoyed all of them, Rouxi, Ruolin, Min Min, Lu Wu, Yu Tan...
Nicky and Kevin may have stolen the show but I enjoyed the women most.

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or rather sympathized with them.

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This is such a damn good cast(at least 90%)of it and i'm more into the script and adaptation now than anything else and hoping the leads have a happy ending,i remember the original and was not so much

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err. think you missed this bit "Park Shi-eun (Hold My Hand) has been cast Kang Haneul’s wife"

I guess Park Shi-Eun is likely to be Mingyu then. Don't think they'll cast a Ruolan in this version

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Li Jun-ki!!!!!!! I love sageuks and I love Li Jun-ki. This will be the berries!

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YAAAAY IU and Lee joonki AND kang ha neu???l..can't wait!!

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Wasn't 13th Prince the "scary" prince - wild and rebellious. Some how I can't see Nam Joo Hyuk as the 13th prince, he's too timid looking in my opinion.

On a side note, for those who haven't seen the original but wish to learn more about the different princes...he's an awesome guide...be warned..MAJOR spoilers!

http://koalasplayground.com/2011/09/16/guide-to-the-princes-of-bu-bu-jing-xin/

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Kay ~

Thanks for the link. After looking at that I'm tempted to rewatch it.

Crossing fingers this will be good. Pre shooting should help. Looking forward to seeing IU in a period drama.

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This isn't a remake of the Chinese drama version. It's an adaption of the internet novel that both are based off of. Which means changes and diverting are bound to happen.

Personally I'm glad they aren't the exact same. It would be pretty boring otherwise.

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Everytime reading news related to this drama i keep wondering why they don't just cast Kim Seulgi and Doo Joon. I mean, really?? God i miss those two being together and all :(

Maybe i'm the only who isn't that excited for Lee Jun Ki. Please please don't kill me, but i find him too intense, over-act and distracting in Scholar. Think i need to watch Two Weeks to confirm but haven't got the time. But then they cast IU, Kang Haneul and Jisoo. Why hahahaha those already pull me in.

Commiting to saeguk always make me wary. I love SFD to bits because they did everything right there, well in my opinion. Hope this will be better than what we all worry about. At least we all have 8 months to decide whether watching this or not LOL

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Lee Jun Ki has his own style of acting especially on sageuk, like Jang Hyuk. Not in a bad way, but not everybody will love it. I also not a fan of LJK, but I acknowledge him as one of great actor.

Maybe we can have Kim Seul Gi and Do Joon in Lets Eat 3? or another romcom? ;)

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I'll come for the pretties whether I stay or not it depend on the storyline , I'm not worry about acting cause this drama have so many cast that even if somebody not good enough there still other to help carry the it

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yes thank the drama gods ji soo is not an angst teen here but one who is loved by practically everyone but then who can resist a face like that.
@junnie55 totally totally agree with you with having to wait s whoooooooooole eight months before I can see ji soo on my screen. *pouts* so not fair

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I'm shallow enough to watch 35 episodes for the visuals alone (LIKE SO MUCH PRETTY), so I'm good.

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I think Seohyun's character is supposed to be Luwu? Only she's a princess pretending to be a gisaeng. Its like what they did with Dr. Jin where Park Min Young's historical counterpart was a gisaeng in the original. Does Korea have a problem with allowing their stars to be gisaengs or something? Because Luwu occupation played a role in her relationship with 8th and it gave it a certain dynamic that just makes your heart bleed.

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I feel like she's more of Yutan than Luwu. You know... how Yutan is a maid who, yeah?

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I feel like the other girl who's playing ChaeRyung(sp?) Is meant to be like Yu Tan. Or maybe Qiao Hui

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But if not then eh, at least Korea is making it their own by adding a new character. Very interested in the acting and writing though and hope that this drama won't be Heirs 2.0 where the ensemble was great but the writing put it down.

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Preproduction doesn't mean anything to the quality if the script is beyond terrible, and the leaked ones seem very hopeless. I'm just gonna keep my expectations to the minimum and hope all the characters look pretty.

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There are leaked ones? Of SH:R? Where?

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Love the time period (thank you Faith) and just about everyone cast. I have a great love for Lee Jun-ki so I'm excited just for him. And I find IU to be so adorable as well. Kang Haneul is good at whatever he does so I'm excited to see him in this; likewise for Ji-soo. Seohyun I know from SNSD. Never seen her act though. Baekhyun has me a little worried though. I mean I'm a fan of EXO but I've seen him in a miniseries the group did and D.O. and Chanyeol were the only good actors of the bunch. I wish D.O. was in this. As for the rest of the cast, all I can say is that I'm excited to see this. Can't it be September yet?

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Chanyeol was awful.

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From what i see in his musical, EXO Next Door, and EXO's music videos, i would say Baekhyun is better than Chanyeol. Chanyeol's acting isn't convincing enough, IMO.

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On board with the boys! Hope IU does this period some justice. I don't really enjoy this time period in Korean history, but YEAH I'm checking it out!

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I'm currently watching Bu Bu Jing Xin and am in love with it.
Actually I'm really afraid the Korean remake will be a mess. Aside from the leads and Ji Soo, the others are just... less than stellar.
My only hope is this drama won't be live-shooting, so the actors would have more preparations so the acting outcome won't be that bad.

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I feel like this drama could turn out to be similar to Lee Jun Ki's previous sageuk "Scholar Who Walks the Night". His acting was the best part of that drama because I was not thrilled about the storyline. Meh.

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Love him to pieces but I'm so tired of seeing him in sageuks.

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At least it's not Joseon this time. Haven't seen him in Goryeo costume before, so we can look forward to something different. I don't really like the male Joseon costumes, especially the hat.

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Hopefully this won't turn out similar to SWWTN. At least they have the novel's strong storyline as material compared to the manhwa SWWTN which is still ongoing and did not really have sufficient material for a 20 episode drama.

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The fact that it is 100% pre produced is drawing my interest.
Hope it will turn out OK ;) *reduce expectation

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And so I am excited because of Lee Jun Ki!

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as someone who loved the original, this is just too weird for me LOL. I like IU, but idk if she quite fits the character of ruo xi....even if it is korean version. I feel like she'll at least be able to be convincing but the rest of the cast is just so...mismatched in my eyes, for some reason.

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I just want to take Junki and Jisoo out of this drama and put them in other drama. Love them but I don't think that I'm gonna watch this drama..

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IU 'acting' again?

please spare us from IU's non-existant 'acting' !!!

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Having watched the original, I highly doubt Nam Joo Hyuk will be able to portray 13 sufficiently. Yuan Hong did such an amazing job with the character in the original that I really wish they had Jisoo play 13 and Nam Joo Hyuk play 14. 13 requires such a nuance portrayal that I just don't think Joo Hyuk has the abilities to do.

I like Kang Haneul and he is a great actor but its going to be a stretch to believe he is similar in age to Junki in the drama. 8 and 4 are supposed to be close in age and similar in feel when watching while Junki and and Haneul are so very different in both age and general vibe.

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8th is supposedly 3 years younger than 4th in the novel, but they may change this in the Kdrama adaptation?

Kang Haneul looks quite mature for his age, like late 20s, whilst LJK can possibly pass as early 30s?

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Ditto...Ji Soo would be much better than Joo Hyuk as #13....#13 requires some heavyweight acting and Joo Hyuk it too green for this in my opinion.

My pic for #13 would be someone like Nam Goo Min or Hae Jin (Cheese in Trap)....they have that "bad boy" feel that #13 had

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..The casting is so weird for such a big adaptation. I mean Kang Ha Neul sure.

But I had hoped for an older actress to play our time traveler, because the character calls for subtlety and heavyweight acting, the kind who can portray several dozen layer of emotion in one go.

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That goes for the princes, too. The characters are made so young here. While the drama would be so heavy. Are they going to lightened the series than the Chinese one?

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In the novel, Ruoxi starts off as a 14 year old and enters the palace at the age of 16, where she has interactions with the princes, so casting an older address may not work well, especially for the early years.

Just to add some perspective, when Ruoxi enters the palace, the ages of the 4th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 13th & 14th princes were 27, 24, 22, 22, 19 & 17 years respectively.

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I am really looking forward this drama but after reading that the setting will set in Goryeo era makes me feel bit dissapointed because it will involved different hanbok for girl or guy. I like hanbok in Joseon Era. I already imagined IU and Junki in Joseon traditional Hanbok, but now I know it will be in Goryeo Era. I know several outfit in Goryeo era in dramas like Faith and Empress Ki. But still pump to wait this drama.

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kind of funny how jingxin is scarlet heart, as jingxin is nothing similar, but I digress.

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I can hardly wait from this new drama. Hope it will be better than the Chinese version.

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Based on the character description, i think Baekhyun's acting won't be as cringe as I thought it would. It fits his image in EXO.
Although i don't wanna have any prejudice, I still feel bad for Lee Junki. He truly is lacking in luck department for drama female partner considering his level

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If I can recall based on his drama that I watched, I think Shin Min Ah and Park Ha Sun were among the best female partner he had

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Idol fest this Bubu Jingxin is

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i think everyone should be less worry because this drama would be directed by director of It's okay its love, that winter wind blows and the world within. At least the cinematography would be amazing and good soundtrack. The director know how to make sure everyone stand out (prove from its okay, its love). Even gong hyo jin look super pretty and charming there even i dont think she was pretty before. Plus, it would be pre-produced so the cinematic and writing value could be enhanced!

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Does anyone know who's playing the Crown Prince? Cos in the Chinese version there's a crown prince and it was really interesting to see how 4th & 8th played out their power struggle while skirting around crown prince. Also loved how 4th & 8th combined their power to destroy the crown prince so they can save rouxi.

There has to be roulan right? I think her role as elder sister of rouxi was pivotal. It was because of roulan that she held back from truly loving 8th prince.

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Honestly, BBJX was nothing more than an average drama for me, I don't understand the hype. I spent the whole time watching it thinking it could have been much more, so I was thrilled to hear Korean producers were thinking about doing a remake. No, I don't think they only do terrible remakes. I might still be against the current saying this, but I thought the remake of Liar Game was awsome.

Now that I see the cast, do I still think Koreans will make a good remake? I can't say I don't have doubts. I sincerely believe any production crew that chooses idols over actors is more concerned about fame and ratings than quality of plot, regardless of whether it's for primary or secondary roles, so chances of getting a hyped but bad drama are significantly increased.

But hey, innocent until proven guilty. I'll definitely give it a look. As long as it doesn't fall below the original version, I'll like.

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September? Hmmmm...
If my memory correct, it will enter the rating battle with Lee Young Ae's (Shin SaimDang)...
N more than Korea, i'm curious who will be winning it in China... since Bu Bu Jing Xin were so big in there and so does Lee Young Ae as Dae Jang Geum...

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I would really love to watch the drama but the cast is the crappiest I have seen in a long long time. It's so meh. Only tons of young good-looking dudes and pretty ladies. That's not what I'm looking for. I think I will have to pass...

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