Yes, after days of broken internet connection, i can post again.
I've watched this show from beginning to end on AXN 7 or 8 years ago although my memories of it got dim...I used to like it but i dunno if i can still get as interested as before if i watch it again right now. I remember it being a big hit here in the Philippines, two networks aired it and it was well accepted at most by girls. Although i find this anime more appealing to girls because of the ton of pretty boy characters in it and of course, its romantic qualities. I think it can be appealing to guys but not as much, it has a fair share of action and a fair amount of naughtiness.
Storywise, i don't think it's really unique nor genius but it is good enough to be respectable in my taste. The "Miaka......Tamahome....." lines may be too repetitive and irritating at times, it is still tolerable and fairly acceptable due to the fact that it is a romantic show. The best trait of fushigi yuugi for me is the balance of romance and mythology. I don't think that its romantic qualities take away anything from its mythological roots, both are big factors on the success of the show and its romanticism and mythological traits always find their way to go beyond each other's border without making major desecrations on each other and on the story.
So what's part 2? you talkin' bout the new fushigi yuugi genbu stuff? I don't remember fushigi yuugi having a part 1 and a part 2 as far as the anime is concerned tho...but correct me if i'm wrong, maybe i'm not just conscious about it.