Fight for My Way Korean Drama Review

Fight for My Way Korean Drama - Park Seo Joon, Kim Ji Won, Ahn Jae Hong, Song Ha Yoon

Fight for My Way tells the story of two longtime friends stuck in the everyday grind of their jobs, but they dream of being more. Ko Dong Man (Park Seo Joon) dreams of being a mixed martial arts fighter and Choi Ae Ra (Kim Ji Won) wants to be a TV anchor. These two also deal with the transition of their relationship from friends to lovers.

Fight for My Way is a cute drama that is very slice of life. It was an overall enjoyable watch, though I did find it pretty average and lacking a bit in plot. The two main plots focus on Bong Man and Ae Ra’s career goals and their friends to lovers relationship.

Fight for My Way Korean Drama - Park Seo Joon

Park Seo Joon plays Ko Dong Man who is unhappy with his current job situation. He had put his dream of becoming a mixed martial arts fighter on the back burner for years, but he eventually decides he will not be happy unless he pursues it. Of course, it’s not an easy journey, and he is met with many obstacles on his road to achieving his dream.

Fight for My Way Korean Drama - Kim Ji Won

Kim Ji Won is Choi Ae Ra who is also unhappy with her job. She longs to be a TV anchor, but her lack of education and experience seem to make this an impossibility. Her journey to achieving her dream is also a bumpy road, but it’s one she goes on with the support of her friend Dong Man.

Fight for My Way Korean Drama - Ahn Jae Hong Fight for My Way Korean Drama - Song Ha Yoon

We then have Dong Man and Ae Ra’s close friends Kim Joo Man (Ahn Jae Hong) and Baek Seol Hee (Song Ha Yoon). They have been dating for years, but their relationship begins to grow stale and several outside influences add to the problem.

Fight for My Way Korean Drama - Park Seo Joon and Kim Ji Won

We also get to watch Dong Man and Ae Ra progress from being friends to lovers throughout the drama. Their relationship consists of a whole lot of bickering. I mean A LOT. But they definitely have their heartwarming moments where they support each other which was very touching at times.

But I did think it took way to long to get around to Dong Man and Ae Ra actually becoming a couple. They stayed in the friends stage for two thirds of the drama with very slight forward movement in the relationship department. I just tend to prefer couples to get together before the halfway point in the drama and then deal with problems that affect or prevent the couple from being happy.

Of course when they finally do become a couple, those other things start to get in the way pretty quickly. I just felt like we didn’t actually get enough time with them being a romantic couple.

Fight for My Way Korean Drama - Choi Woo Shik

For multiple reasons, I also found that I suffered some major second lead syndrome. Since Dong Man and Ae Ra are just friends though clearly denying their feelings for the first half of the drama, we had Ae Ra dating someone else by the name of Moo Bin (Choi Woo Shik). This was a lot of time for them to be together.

But the major reason for my second lead syndrome was simply that I adore Choi Woo Shik! He’s just so sweet and adorable that I just can’t help but like him!

Minor Spoiler in Italics: Now I was fully aware from the beginning that Moo Bin was a dud, but I still liked him because of just how much I enjoy Choi Woo Shik. I just couldn’t help it, he’s the epitome of a sweet, slightly nerdy, adorable guy. I wish he wasn’t so scummy, but I got a lot of enjoyment out of that relationship, lol.

Fight for My Way Korean Drama - Ahn Jae Hong and Song Ha Yoon

Joo Man and Seol Hee also take us through the challenges long time couples sometimes face. Sometimes people change and they also take the other person for granted. Sometimes a third party comes in between the couple.

I really wished that this couple would communicate with each other so as to avoid so many unnecessary issues. I’m usually pretty good with lack of communication between couples in more dramatic dramas, but in a more slice of life drama, it just got to me a bit. But overall they were a cute couple that just needed to face some of life’s challenges together.

Fight for My Way Korean Drama - Park Seo Joon and Kim Ji Won

We spend time watching as Dong Man and Ae Ra pursue their dreams. Dong Man works to become a mixed martial arts fighter while Ae Ra wants to become an announcer. I thought these plot points were under developed, but I was glad they were there to add something more to the story.

While the drama as a whole is very much slice of life, things do take a bit more of a dramatic turn in the last quarter of the drama. It gave things a different overall feel compared to the rest of the drama. I wouldn’t say it was necessarily good or bad, but it was certainly different.

Fight for My Way Korean Drama - Park Seo Joon, Kim Ji Won, Ahn Jae Hong, Song Ha YoonWhile I found Fight for My Way to be pretty average, it does have plenty of good things to enjoy. If you like slice of life dramas or friends to lovers stories, definitely give this one a look.

My Rating: 6.5/10

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15 Responses to Fight for My Way Korean Drama Review

  1. raistlin0903 says:

    Well, sometimes an average drama can be nice to watch as well, but seeing as my list is just way too full at the moment, I will pass on this one for now. As always, great review 😊

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  2. ktthbbs says:

    I liked this drama. I think the casting was really great, I had sympathy for every one of the main characters, could see and understand how and why they reacted. It made me smile, it made me cry, it made me sigh and cheer for them. Stories don’t always have to go all overboard and be unnecessarily complex to be nice or good. I scored it a bit higher: 7,5 /10


    • Kay says:

      Yeah, slice of life stories aren’t a genre I gravitate towards, but I usually think they are okay. I’m of those that like over the top and super dramatic stuff, lol. But I liked Fight for My Way for what it was. I agree that all the characters were well done and it was a good slice of life, friends to lovers story 🙂


  3. Di says:

    I thought this was a very nice K-drama in the K-drama scene. I really enjoyed it although there were some parts in which the K-drama kind of lagged near the end.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Fred says:

    I loved both female leads. But that’s about it. I guess we feel the same way about the drama. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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  7. Ani says:

    I really really like this drama.More new drama psj and kjw as fast as possible, please….
    My rating 9.5/10

    Liked by 1 person

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