Why Am I Dead? 

Only Shaman Jang Nok Yeong sees the coming solar eclipse as the moment when the heavens begin to return everything to their proper places, which none shall escape it.


Su-wan Jin (screenplay) (as Soo Wan Jin), Eun Gwol Jung (novel) (as Jeong Eun Gwol)




Episode credited cast:
Soo-hyun Kim ... Lee Hwon (as Soo Hyun Kim)
Ga-in Han ... Heo Yeon Wu
Il-Woo Jung ... Prince Yang Myeong Gun (as Il Woo Jung)
Min-seo Kim ... Yun Bo Gyeong (as Min Seo Kim)
Yun Seong Ah Yun Seong Ah ... Seol
Noo-Ri Bae Noo-Ri Bae ... Jan Sil (as Bae Nu Ri)
Mi-seon Jeon ... The Shaman Jang Nok Yeong
Eun-pyo Jeong Eun-pyo Jeong ... Hyeong Seon
Jae-hee Song ... Heo Yeom (as Song Jae Hee)
Bo-ra Nam ... Princess Min Hwa
Yeong-ae Kim ... Queen Dowager Jung Hui
Jae-rim Song Jae-rim Song ... Kim Jae Woon
Mi-kyeong Yang ... Lady Shin, Yeon Wu and Yeom's Mother (as Yang Mi Kyeon)
Eung-soo Kim ... Yun Dae Hyeong
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seo Hyeon Cheol Seo Hyeon Cheol ... Minister Sim San


A solar eclipse approaches, that well-known and unmistakable sign of God's displeasure with the King. With its coming, the ministers maliciously beseech Kwon to "humbly" accept blame for all misfortunes, ailments and natural disasters, place Prince Yang Myeong Gun under house arrest for bringing shame to the royal name, and make arrangements to exile Weol, now lowest of the low, to the countryside. By this time, Queen Dowager Jung Hui, as well as Queen Yun Bo Gyeong (who now begins to see young Yeon Wu's face staring at her in mirrors), also hears the haunting females sobs emanating from the restricted Hidden Moon Pavilion. Minister Na Dae Gil knows an extreme way to exorcise the building, but it requires a shaman and will likely prove fatal. Fortunately, a "disposable" shaman comes immediately to the mind of the Queen Dowager. Written by statmanjeff

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance





South Korea



Release Date:

16 February 2012 (South Korea) See more »

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MBC-TV Korea See more »
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The Shaman Jang Nok Yeong: A destiny that's been severed by humans the heavens are trying to put back together. After withstanding the disaster, everything will find its place. The raging storm will come soon. Not even one person can escape it.
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