Looks like Jang Hyuk is following in her last costar Jang Nara‘s footsteps as he has signed on his next project so soon after wrapping up Fated To Love You (yay!) and secondly, it’s an MBC drama (she is currently starring in MBC comedy Mr. Back). The drama Shine Or Go Crazy is a sageuk with romance and fantasy as main themes. It is a love story between a Goryeo king and the last princess of Balhae and it is based on a novel, so we can hope for a decent script for the show. Jang Hyuk plays Wang So, who suffers from a curse and Oh Yeon Seo has been confirmed to play the princess of a lost nation. I have only seen her in few episodes of Baby Faced Beauty, where she played Jang Nara’s sister. Now that’s an interesting coincidence! I found her okay-ish there but I guess she has improved a lot since then as she has now catapulted to play leading roles. Her last drama Jang Bori Is Here was a massive hit with ratings reaching 35% (it was a weekender). The drama also stars Ryu Seung Soo (Wonderful Season) and Im Joo Hwan (Ugly Alert).
I loved Jang Hyuk in FTLY and I’m excited to see him in his next project, especially when it’s a historical drama as most of the viewers’ most favorite role of his was in Chuno and later he also starred in highly acclaimed sageuk Tree With Deep Roots. Hence it’s understandable that fandom is going crazy for Shine Or Go Crazy (which honestly is a funny title and I can’t think anything serious associated with it). The direction is by the PD of shows like Two Weeks and Personal Preference. It will follow Pride And Prejudice (which is performing well in the ratings by the way) as the next Monday-Tuesday drama with a plan to start from January.