Shine Or Go Crazy 빛나거나 미치거나

Genre: Period, Romance, Fantasy
Episodes: 24 (To Be Confirmed)
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2015-Jan-19 to 2015-April-07
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 22:00


This drama is based on the web novel “Bitnageona Michigeona” by Hyun Go Woon which was first published from 2014-March-17 via ““.

This is a drama takes place within a palace between cursed emperor, Wang So and an abandoned princess, Shin Yool. Wang So (Jang Hyuk) is the Prince of Goryeo who has a cursed fate. He had to get married with the Last Princess of Balhae, Shin Yool (Oh Yeon Seo). She was born with the fate of becoming the light for another country. But because of this fate, she has to face death. Through their marriage life, Wang So and Shin Yool begin to grow closer and love each other.


Main Cast

Jang Hyuk as Wang So
Oh Yeon Seo as Shin Yool
Im Ju Hwan as Wang Wook
Lee Ha Nui as Hwang Bo Yeo Won
Ryu Seung Soo as King Jeongjong
Lee Duk Hwa as Wang Sik Ryeom

Supporting Cast

Kim Byung Ok as Ji Mong
Kim Roe Ha as Eun Chun
Ahn Kil Kang as Gang Myeong
Kim Sun Young as Baek Myo
Ji Soo Won as Queen Yoo
Huh Jung Min as Yang Gyu Dal
Shin Seung Hwan as Gil Bok

Production Credits

Director: Son Hyung Suk
Screenwriter: Kwon In Chan


  1. “Shine or Go Crazy” takes over the MBC Mondays & Tuesdays 21:55 time slot previously occupied by “Pride and Prejudice” and will be followed by “Fancy Politics” 2015.
  2. Based on the web novel “Bitnageona Michigeona” by Hyun Go-Woon (first published from March 17, 2014 via [1]).
  3. Main male character, Wang So, is based on King Gwangjong of Goyeo. King Gwangjong’s personal name was Wang So.

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