fight my way, third-rate my way, ssam mai wei, 쌈 마이웨이
comedy, romance, friendship
22 May, 2017 - 11 Jul, 2017
22:00 - 23:10
3.86 of 5 by 541 users
Go Dong Man was once a promising young taekwondo athlete. Choe Ae Ra always aspired to become an announcer. They had known each other since long ago and dated different people, but always had each other present in their lives. As they make one more attempt to fulfil their respective dreams, their ambiguous relationship becomes something more than just a friendship. Meanwhile, their former classmates, Baek Seol Hui and Kim Ju Man, have been a couple for a few years already, but tiny cracks begin to show and their love is now put to a test.
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.
Both share the theme of childhood friends who fall in love. They have many flashbacks in which the viewers can get an insight into their childhood together. Although 'ssam, my way' is a bit lighter than 'pungseonkkeom', both are very enjoyable.