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‘Fight for My Way’ tops Monday-Tuesday dramas

  • Published : May 30, 2017 - 18:17
  • Updated : May 30, 2017 - 18:17

“Fight for My Way,” which features Park Seo-jun and Kim Ji-won, is currently the most popular TV drama on Mondays and Tuesdays.

By Monday, three episodes of the show had aired. Its viewership surpassed 10 percent, making it top among dramas that air at the same time slot.

The series began with a viewership rate of 5.4 percent, the lowest among dramas broadcast at the same time. However, it steadily climbed to 6 percent for its second episode and 10.7 percent for its third episode.

“Fight for My Way” centers on young adults who once had big dreams as ambitious teenagers but who now struggle with not-so-rosy lives, due to what society views as subpar credentials.

Dongman, played by Park, is a former Taekwondo prodigy whose sports career was thwarted due to an accident. He winds up working for a firm that sprays pesticides at offices and residences.

Aera, played by Kim, works at an information desk of a department store, though her former dream was to become a TV anchorwoman.

Dongman and Aera are childhood friends who moved from a provincial town to Seoul together for their high school education. They are still neighbors and look out for each other when they are at low points in their lives.

The main characters resolutely hold on to their own styles of living, which provides a refreshing change to what can be a rigid way of thinking in the modern competition-driven world.

Lee Gun-joon, the producer in chief of the drama, told a local media outlet Tuesday that he wanted to focus on the stories of average people.

“There are no chaebol (superrich) in our drama. The focus is on ordinary people,” Lee said.

“I wanted our characters to go through the hardships imposed on them by the people considered superior to them according to social standards, but (be able to) occasionally yell back at them, too, when they receive unfair treatment.”
The drama’s fourth episode airs Tuesday.

By Lim Jeong-yeo (kaylalim@heraldcorp.com)