Fight for My Way

Fight For My Way (Korean쌈 마이웨이; RRSsam Maiwei; lit. Fight My Way) is a South Korean television series starring Park Seo-joon and Kim Ji-won, with Ahn Jae-hong and Song Ha-yoon. It premiered on May 22, 2017, every Monday and Tuesday at 22:00 (KST) on KBS2.[1][2]

Fight for My Way
Fight For My Way Poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Written byIm Sang-choon
Directed byLee Na-jeong
ComposerKim Marinelle
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes16
Executive producers
  • Moon Joon-ha
  • Kim Hee-yeol
  • Jeon San
ProducerYoon Jae-hyuk
Running time70 mins
Production companyPan Entertainment
Original networkKBS2
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseMay 22 (2017-05-22) –
July 11, 2017 (2017-07-11)

The series was the slot leader during its entire run and topped TV popularity index for 3 consecutive weeks. It was praised for its realistic plot and great performances.[3][4]


The story is about underdogs with big dreams struggling to survive and striving for success in a career they're under-qualified for. A long time friendship is blossoming into romance between two immature friends Ko Dong-man (Park Seo-joon) and Choi Ae-ra (Kim Ji-won) whose childish dynamic hasn't changed despite reaching adulthood.[5]



The Crazy Fantastic FourEdit

They are four individuals who are considered to be lacking of abilities, but eventually in the series, they will grow as both individuals and friends.[6]

A former taekwondo player who used to be famous but had to stop because of a painful past, is now a nameless mixed martial arts fighter. Later, he falls in love with his long time best friend, Choi Ae-ra, while struggling to succeed in his career and love life.
  • Kim Ji-won as Choi Ae-ra 최애라 [8]
    • Lee Han-seo as young Choi Ae-ra
A strong and sassy girl. She's working as a department store employee at the information desk but dreams of becoming an announcer. She hasn't given up on her dreams, even though she is not eligible and faces too much humiliation specifically because of her rival in love, Park Hye-ran. She keeps on striving for her dream to come true.
The so-called "brain" of the four. He landed a permanent position at a home shopping network. His loyalty and love for his girlfriend of six years, will be put to the test.
An innocent and quirky girl of the group, who is working customer service at the home shopping network. For six years, her universe revolves around Joo-man and she is extremely in love with him.


People related to Dong-manEdit

Dong-man's father.
Dong-man's mother.
  • Jo Eun-yoo as Go Dong-hee
    • Go Na-hee as young Go Dong-hee
Dong-man's younger sister.
Dong-man's ex-girlfriend. A famous anchor who is divorced after being married to a wealthy man but still has luck in fame and appearance. She's trying to get back with Dong-man after dumping him.
Dong-man's taekwondo coach and loyal friend.

People related to Ae-raEdit

Ae-ra's father.
A mysterious woman in the village where the main characters live. Choi Ae Ra's mother who left her due to some problems and went to Japan. She had breast cancer which was cured. She returned to South Korea as fantastic four landlady and lived with her adopted son Nam Il. She had a mysterious flip mobile in which she kept many photographs of Ae Ra and Nam Il as memories of their childhood.
A broadcasting production director and an acquaintance of Ae-ra.

People related to Joo-manEdit

Joo-man's new workmate at the home shopping network, secretly a daughter of a wealthy household. She will put Joo-man and Seol-hee's love for each other to the test.
Joo-man's and Ye-jin's boss.

People related to Seol-heeEdit

Seol-hee's mother.
Seol-hee's father.


  • Kim Gun-woo as Kim Tak-su
A star fighter and Dong-man's biggest rival.
Tak-su's manager.[13]
Tak-su's coach.
  • Go Geon-han
  • Lee Chae-eun
  • Gong Sang-ah
  • Lee Seo-hwan
  • Baek Ji-won
  • Kim Jae-cheol
  • Jung Bo-ram
  • Yoo Min-joo
  • Park Ye-jin
  • Yoon Yeo-hak
  • Cha Sang-mi
  • Kim Se-joon
  • Park Seung-chan
  • Han Geu-rim
  • Ji Sung-geun
  • Choi Na-moo
  • Choi Hyo-eun as Mai-ei
  • Kim Tae-rang (Voice appearance)
  • Yoon Ji-yeon (Voice appearance)

Special appearancesEdit

Ae-ra's ex-boyfriend, who cheated on her.
Dong-man's schoolmate.
Dong-man's high school classmate who grew up to be a sweet-seeming but actually conceited doctor. He falls for Ae-ra and tries to win her over but it is later revealed he is engaged.
Moo-ki's new girlfriend who is much older than them and run's a successful restaurant.
Ae-ra's university friend.
Ae-ra's colleague.
Department store VIP customer.
Tak-su's girlfriend.
  • Shin Yong-moon as Ring Announcer (Ep. 8)
  • Kwak Si-yang as Kim Nam-il (Ep. 11–16)
Hwang Bok-hee's son.
Dong-man's trainer.


Original soundtrackEdit

Fight For My Way
OST Album
Soundtrack album by
Various artists

Part 1Edit

  • Lee Jong-soo
  • Lee Han-min
Arie Band03:19
2."Dumbhead" (Inst.) 
  • Lee Jong-soo
  • Lee Han-min
Total length:06:38

Part 2Edit

1."Good Morning" (굿모닝)Park Woo-sangPark Woo-sangKassy03:07
2."Good Morning" (Inst.) Park Woo-sang 03:07
Total length:06:14

Part 3Edit

1."Fight for My Way" (쌈,마이웨이)Eom Ki-yeobEom Ki-yeob
  • HerCheck (Super Kidd)
  • 2morrow
2."Fight for My Way" (Inst.) Eom Ki-yeob 03:34
Total length:07:08

Part 4Edit

1."Ambiguous" (알듯 말듯해)August08
  • Key U
  • Wild Boar
  • August08
Seo Eunkwang, Im Hyun-sik, Yook Sung-jae (BtoB)03:45
2."Ambiguous" (Inst.) 
  • Key U
  • Wild Boar
  • August08
Total length:07:30

Part 5Edit

1."Night Is Gone, Again" (또 밤이 지나버렸네)
  • Eom Ki-yeob
  • Lee Young-joo
L.a.VRyu Ji-hyun03:30
2."Night Is Gone, Again" (Inst.) L.a.V 03:30
Total length:07:00

Special TrackEdit

1."I Miss U"
  • Kim Bum-joo
  • Cha Yeoul
  • Kim Bum-joo
  • Cha Yeoul
Cha Yeoul03:23
2."I Miss U" (Inst.) 
  • Kim Bum-joo
  • Cha Yeoul
Total length:06:46

Charted songsEdit

Chart performance
Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Remarks
"Good Morning"
2017 89 Part 2
(Seo Eunkwang, Im Hyun-sik, Yook Sung-jae (BtoB))
37 Part 4


Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
Nielsen Korea[25] TNmS
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
1 May 22, 2017 5.4% (NR) 6.2% (NR) 5.6% (NR) 6.4% (NR)
2 May 23, 2017 6.0% (NR) 6.3% (NR) 6.4% (NR) 6.7% (18th)
3 May 29, 2017 10.7% (7th) 11.4% (5th) 9.1% (11th) 10.2% (6th)
4 May 30, 2017 10.0% (6th) 10.5% (5th) 9.0% (9th) 10.9% (4th)
5 June 5, 2017 10.6% (5th) 11.5% (4th) 8.3% (11th) 9.7% (6th)
6 June 6, 2017 11.4% (5th) 12.1% (4th) 9.4% (8th) 11.4% (4th)
7 June 12, 2017 10.9% (5th) 11.3% (4th) 8.7% (12th) 9.2% (5th)
8 June 13, 2017 9.8% (6th) 10.1% (5th) 8.7% (13th) 10.1% (4th)
9 June 19, 2017 12.1% (4th) 13.5% (4th) 9.9% (8th) 12.0% (4th)
10 June 20, 2017 11.2% (5th) 11.9% (4th) 10.3% (6th) 11.3% (4th)
11 June 26, 2017 12.0% (5th) 13.2% (4th) 10.5% (5th) 12.7% (4th)
12 June 27, 2017 11.9% (4th) 13.1% (4th) 8.5% (12th) 9.4% (5th)
13 July 3, 2017 12.6% (4th) 13.5% (4th) 11.2% (8th) 11.6% (4th)
14 July 4, 2017 13.0% (4th) 14.2% (4th) 11.4% (6th) 11.5% (4th)
15 July 10, 2017 12.9% (4th) 13.8% (4th) 12.0% (5th) 12.5% (4th)
16 July 11, 2017 13.8% (4th) 14.4% (4th) 11.4% (9th) 11.4% (4th)
Average 10.9% 11.7% 9.4% 10.4%
  • In the table above, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • NR denotes that the drama did not rank in the top 20 daily programs on that date.

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2017 Brand of the Year Awards Drama of the Year Fight for My Way Won [26]
10th Korea Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor Ahn Jae-hong Nominated [27]
Excellence Award, Actress Song Ha-yoon Won
1st The Seoul Awards Best Drama Fight for My Way Nominated [28]
Best Supporting Actor Ahn Jae-hong Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Song Ha-yoon Nominated
9th Melon Music Awards Best OST Kassy ("Good Morning") Nominated
31st KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor Park Seo-joon Nominated [29]
Top Excellence Award, Actress Kim Ji Won Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Park Seo-joon Won
Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Kim Ji Won Won
Best Supporting Actor Kim Sung-oh Won
Best Supporting Actress Song Ha-yoon Nominated
Best New Actor Ahn Jae-hong Won
Best New Actress Pyo Ye-jin Nominated
Netizen Award – Male Park Seo-joon Won
Netizen Award – Female Kim Ji Won Won
Best Couple Award Park Seo-joon & Kim Ji Won Won
Ahn Jae-hong & Song Ha-yoon Nominated
Best Young Actor Jo Yeon-ho Nominated
Best Young Actress Lee Han-seo Nominated
Best OST Seo Eunkwang, Im Hyun-sik, Yook Sung-jae (BTOB) ("Ambiguous") Won
2018 30th Korea Producer Awards Best Drama Fight for My Way Won [30]
54th Baeksang Arts Awards Nominated [31]
Best Screenplay Im Sang-choon Nominated
Best Actor Park Seo-joon Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Ahn Jae-hong Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Song Ha-yoon Nominated
KBS WORLD Global Fan Awards Best Couple Park Seo-joon & Kim Ji-won Won [32]
13th Seoul International Drama Awards Best Comedy Fight for My Way Nominated [33]
Excellence Award for Korean Drama Won
Best Screenwriter Im Sang-choon Nominated
Outstanding Korean Actor Park Seo-joon Won
Outstanding Korean Actress Kim Ji Won Nominated


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