Jang Hyuk and Oh Yeon-seo consider MBC historical fantasy
Does Jang Hyuk never sleep? I don’t know if he’s just a workaholic or if MBC is paying him money by the truckload, but he’s up for his third MBC drama project in less than six months. He’s going from Fated To Love You to a drama short with Jang Nara, to a possible new series come January. The new historical drama is called Shine or Go Crazy, and will be a fusion fantasy romance set in the Goryeo era.
Being courted for his leading lady is Oh Yeon-seo, who’s just coming off of MBC’s big hit weekend drama Jang Bori Is Here. I’m thinking that MBC’s casting meeting went like this: Jang Hyuk wins ratings! Oh Yeon-seo wins ratings! Night Watchman wins ratings! How can we combine these three things? And Shine or Go Crazy was born.
The drama is about a fictional Goryeo-era prince who is first in succession for the throne. He belongs to a royal secret society, and is dogged his whole life by a prophecy that he will turn Goryeo into an ocean of blood someday. His character is meticulous and bold, and is especially good at making quick decisions on his feet.
The heroine is the last princess from Balhae (there are only eight years of overlap in these two kingdoms), and is skilled in many areas, including astronomy, geography, and the art of war. She’s fated to bring light to the Goryeo prince, and she’s described as spunky and wise, and a believer in fated love. The drama will depict their palace romance, between a cursed prince and a princess of a lost nation. It sounds potentially cool… as long as the “or go crazy” part isn’t literal. That’s a pretty big if, huh?
Shine or Go Crazy follows Pride and Prejudice (which follows Night Watchman) and premieres in January.
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