Fight For My Way

Fight For My Way (2017)

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Ko Dong Man used to practice taekwondo back in the school days and now he makes a living as a contract employee, while going after the UFC title. On the other hand, Choi Ae Ra gave up her dream of becoming an announcer and she works at the information desk of a department store. This is the love story of two people who chase their dreams in life, despite facing harsh reality read morewhich brings them down.

  • Native title:

    쌈 마이웨이
  • Also Known as:

    Ssam Maiwei; Third-Rate My Way;

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13 days ago
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Seeing this show is an edifying pleasure.
Relatively normal people learning and stumbling, winning and losing, understanding their own value and especially dreaming a lot, is the best experience this show leaves us.

It's unusual but energizing to find a drama that focuses on characters struggling for a dream ... or struggling to find it. The only possible result of such a plot is that the characters grow throughout the story. read more And this is what happens with our precious Fantastic 4. Although they don't advance in a straight line, but with stumbles, as in life itself.
It's incredible how much you identify with the daily adventures of the characters. Some will reach their goals, others will change course.

Acting / Cast:
Both couples had excellent chemistry. Perhaps in the case of Ae Ra and Dong Man the friendship relationship developed better than romance, but I couldn't say that they didn't work well as a duo, in fact it's the first drama where Park Seo Joon has captured my full attention. That aside, frankly the jewel of this drama is Song Ha Yoon as Sul Hee, did anyone else want to hug her with all their strength? Such an excellent performance!

Wow, how addicting was the OST, especially the songs for comedy moments. They reminded me and my siblings fighting like The three stooges XD

Characters that don't give up, strong but not perfect women, burning dreams, genuine friendship. Do I have to say more? On top of all the flaws you think this story may have, it's a valuable drama to watch. Just give it a chance.
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7 people found this review helpful
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14 days ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
This is my first ongoing Kdrama that really makes me very emotional after watch every episodes....

This drama makes me willing to stay up very late every Mon-Tue just to see the new episode... in raw! I saved many of cute sweet scenes in my instagram and almost everyday I google keyword "Fight For My Way" to find out if there's any new news/BTS/anything related to this drama. Even I make a read more twitter only to see the #FightForMyWay and repost many of it. Thanks FFMW to make me now become a crazy fan :D

Actually, at first when I saw the "ddamdajo" teaser, I was thinking that it will be just another usual RomCom. But then when I watched the first episode, it was a mind blowing. It was so hilarious yet so adorable. The chemistry between Park Seo Joon and Kim Ji Won is incredibly outstanding since very beginning! Previously I'm not a fan of Park Seo Joon even I didn't care about his instagram whatsoever while I'm already a fan of Kim Ji Won after watching her bold acting in DOTS, but now I'm fangirling Park Seo Joon after seeing his acting in FFMW.

The story itself is very refreshing. It is very light. It is very... real. It is about dream, friendship, family, and love. It is about how you live your life. How you seize your day. DongMan and AeRa teach you how to stay strong and be brave in overcoming your problem. The dialogue are smart and punch my heart.

The plot is roller coaster, the writer is really smart to play with your emotion. You can find anything in this drama. You can find the funny scene which can make you laugh out loud, the sweet scene which can make you grin from ear to ear, the mystery scene which can make you hard to sleep thinking about it, the heartbreaking scene which can make you want to shoot and burn the writer (especially in the last two episodes, it was such a cliffhanger and i think something is missing here, you know what i mean writer-nim!). All in here, it's a complete package.

The music... oh how can I say... I played Kassy-Good Morning almost 100 times a day. I have playlist in my phone which only have list of 3 songs of FFMW and I played it a whole day in repeat. It includes the happy song from BtoB-Ambiguos and Ryu Ji Hyun-Night is Gone Again. And I also love the comedy back sound in every funny scenes. Especially when they did the agyeo scene!

It is very worth to rewatch this drama. I found myself rewatching more than 3 times for every episode because every scene still can make my heart beat faster.

this drama is very recommended for you who really want to enjoy warmhearted Kdrama with realistic plot. No fantasy with over hallucination, no politic with over scary thriller.

Now the drama is ending. Nooo... I'm in withdrawal stage :(
I feel like something gone from my heart. I'm gonna miss the Fantastic Four for sure :')

I hope KBS wants to spoil us with special episodes and more BTS/NG cut *fingercrossed*. And I hope Park Seo Joon and Kim Ji Won have a photo shoot, get a Couple Award and get married in the real! :D

Once again, thank you FFMW for enlighten my days, appreciate all of actor & crew's hardwork, such a masterpiece... Saranghae~ Kamsahamnida~
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Both have pretty similar vibe. Both dramas contain serious moments, hilarious parts and super cute main couple, which you may learn a thing or two from watching it.
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The overall feel and warmth are quite similar.

Both stories tell about people who seem lost somewhere in their lives and start to pursue their old dreams again. The characters are strong and well written, even the supporting cast, and their interactions and the skinship feel very natural. The romances and struggles are well founded, too.
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    HamelinSong 2 days ago - edited

    A really nice drama. for me it's a 7.5, because they added storylines they couldn't follow and it was quite anticlimactic at the end and throughout.
    Loved the characters and the actors, but the direction and editing took a few points away.

    p.s. did SeoJung bulk-up? :Q___

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    ophulsian 2 days ago

    What neighborhood was this filmed in?

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    94loveKdrama 3 days ago

    A feel good drama overall I'd rate it 8/10❤

    ps: Fantastic Four, Jang! :)

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    Unnie25 4 days ago

    I really loved, loved the ending.

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    Anton 5 days ago

    This is one of the best romantic comedies of the year for sure, the story is consistent, the characters are relatable, the cast is really good, the ending is consistent with the characters and the whole story.

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    Sueperstar 6 days ago - edited

    It's a pretty funny romcom. Ratio to romance, I'd prolly say maybe about 70%-Comedy 30%-Romance. Kim Ji Won is truly jjang! She does the best angry-funny-psycho persona! <3 <3 <3. Chemistry between Park Seo Joon and her is not too bad. :) I LOVE LOVE LOVE all the english slangs they attempted. It's peppered throughout the story. I rolled over the floor each time Kim Ji Won does it! There are two couples, each couple tells a different (love) story. It's also a story about regular people, just trying their best to follow their dreams.

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    Bakrou 7 days ago

    it's nise drama. funny and romantic

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    Antonin 7 days ago

    Wasn't bad. If you're looking for a different type of romance drama, you might want to check this out. Like most people said, no chaebols lol

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    1998 8 days ago

    absolutely loved this

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    noelhoi 8 days ago

    Man the chemistry of Dong Man and Error is off the charts! (at least in the first half or so)
    Realistic life drama with no chaebol bullcrap, totally enjoyable! Even the side charas such as the Coach and Landlady is hillarious. Eventho the second half kinda got draggy and not as much development as first half and ending was rushed.. Still thoroughly enjoyed it. I do think the birth secret was kinda unneccessary, could've focused more on ErrorMan's relationship building. KJW <3 what a pretty Egg Porridge xD
    Totes love the nicknamecalling in this drama, definitely looking fwd to more KJW and PSJ dramas.

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    Gia 9 days ago

    I'm going to miss this show that has made my heart feel happy after each episode. This show has raised my expectations for quality dramas...come on dramaland, don't disappoint me!

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    Anna 10 days ago

    Haha, I sympathized with the female lead since the beginning, when it turned out she has IBS - I'm struggling with the same disorder, and it was somewhat comforting to know that even k-drama heroines can have these kind of difficulties :'D

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    Kdramerzzz 10 days ago

    The drama should be at least an 18-ep drama. It was ruahed and in the. Last 2 eps they need to tie all loose ends. The characters are lovely and I really love this drama. Sosad it ended but happy since everything is a happy ending.

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    Sara 10 days ago

    This drama is perfect. 9.5/10 just because the ending could have been 0.5 better if expressed more.

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    Keren 10 days ago - edited

    I want to watch this drama but I'm hesitating because I never liked those dramas where best friends become lovers. That's why I need to ask this before I decide. In what way, this drama is different from other dramas with the same theme?

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      naccu 10 days ago

      I have the same dilemma...

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      namopanik 10 days ago

      OK, so it's not that different, but it's a fine specimen, because it's very down to earth compared to other romcoms and main characters are truly precious. Tell me what you don't like about this theme so I could tell you whether it has it or not. For example, angst from one side hiding his or hers feelings is rather low, and even though that phase may last for years (three of them know each other practically all their lives) we aren't tortured with it for very long, but only learn later.
      There are two pairings and four of them are supposed to be friends, but have very little of a shared screentime. The second pair is in a long relationship (6-7 years or something?) and comes through a crisis.

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      Keren 10 days ago

      @namopanik Thanks for the reply. I'll be more specific. Does it have misunderstandings? Strong love triangles? Do the characters make stupid decisions? Once they fall in love, do they waver? And most importantly, does it get melodramatic at some point? I'm sorry for asking so many questions but I'm not in a mood for drama that has those things.

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      namopanik 10 days ago - edited

      I hope it's not too spoilery.
      1. Misunderstandings - close to none, other than one party not confessing and other being clueless. But I have to admit I'm not very clear how weren't they dating since high school, because there was this one situation leading very much to it, but then a time skip happened and they stayed as close friends, with different partners. Bonus points for the male lead being the most straightforward guy I've seen in a kdrama so far. Once he fixes on something, he speaks up exactly how he feels without games and pretenses (but he also stays very respectful and gentle).
      2. Strong love triangles - not really. As I said they have other partners at the beginning, so there are love rivals included, but they serve more as a point to expose main characters' feelings than anything else. 2nd male lead has a short arc at the beginning and it's tangled with 1st male lead past. 2nd female lead hovers around through a whole series (writers sometimes seem to forget about her or keep her for later, it happens with some side characters here…), she competes with 1st female lead professionally too (in a nasty way). But at the moment we meet her, Park Seo Joon's character doesn't care for her anymore, so she's not a strong rival either. There's an other woman for the second pair too. No danger of developing a 2nd lead syndrome for either of them.
      3. No wavering. Obligatory 'what if we break up and can't be friends anymore' dilemma, but it doesn't linger.
      4. Stupid decisions & useless melo. There's some drama at the very end and an ultimatum, because they differ in opinions on male lead's professional choice, but it's handled quickly.
      There's some frustrating behaviour and wavering going on with second couple though.

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      Keren 10 days ago

      Oh, I see. Again, thank you for the quick answer. :)


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    South Korea
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  • Aired:

    May 22, 2017 to Jul 11, 2017
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 10 min.


  • Score:

    8.6 (scored by 3,817 users)
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