A greedy schemer or a revolutionary agent of change? Shin Don (Son Chang Min) may be the most enigmatic, misunderstood figure in Korean history. Born as the son of a princess and a slave, Shin Don grew up to become a Buddhist priest who used his religion to gain political power, challenge the prevailing ideologies of the era, and usher in social reforms to revive Goryeo during a period of great turmoil. He enjoyed the trust and confidence of King Gong Min (Jung Bo Suk) and used Princess No Gook (Seo Ji Hye) for his own personal gain. But was Shin Don just a power-obsessed narcissist or a heroic revolutionary? “Shin Don” is a 2005 South Korean drama series directed by Kim Jin Min.