a slice of life drama, underdogs as main characters, and no comical villains.. I thought this would be one of my favourites.
not this time, as it turns out.
Early phases were really downer for me; all kinds of cliches kept stacking against our quartet and all during that time and as the series progresses they were always happy; kind of like oblivious of things happening outside of their group. And it always turned out fine. Bad thing happens, they keep being happy after a brief moment of sadnes and voila, it was like it wasn't bad at all; a good result comes along.
it was pretty unrealistic in how we expect them to struggle in a given cliche situation vs the actual struggle on screen.
I liked the characters and costumes, but the story and progression seemed shaky at best.
FIght My Way is a relatively slice-of-life show that follows the lives of people often neglected in dramas: the every day, middle class people who may not be the smartest or in their dream jobs earning big bucks but are happily making it work regardless.
The show manages to be relatively successful. There aren't any even villains (although there is a somewhat cliche bitter ex). The struggles are more commonplace; chasing your dreams, overcoming routine relationship problems and accepting that just maybe you won't be as successful as you think. The only flaw in the story feels like how easily the characters succeed - for all we're told that they struggle, it doesn't really come across like that, feeling dissonant from the rest of the show. The plot around the landlord could also have been nixed as it felt shoehorned in and unnecessary.
The acting is great with everyone putting in heartfelt emotions and not being afraid to look less than stellar when called for; messy hair, ill-fitting clothes, doing embarrassing things with gusto all help develop the show.
Overall a decent show for those that are sick of sweeping romances or chaebols.