( Fight for My Way Korean: 쌈 마이웨이; RR: ; lit. Ssam Maiwei Third-Rate 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. 
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 performance.
Synopsis [ edit ]
Follow the story about underdogs with big dreams and third-rate specs just struggling to survive, and craving for success for the career they're under-qualified for. The long time friendship 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.
The Crazy Fantastic Four [ edit ]
They are four individuals who are considered to be "third-rate lives" for their lack of abilities, but eventually in the series, they will grow as both individuals and friends.
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.
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.
Supporting [ edit ]
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 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 coach and loyal friend.
The Fantastic Four’s landlady
Kang Ki-dong as Jang Kyung-goo
A broadcasting production director and an acquaintance of Ae-ra.
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.
A mysterious woman in the village where the main characters live.
Kim Gun-woo as Kim Tak-su
A star fighter and Dong-man's biggest rival.
Tak-su's manager. 
Lee Chae-eun Gong Sang-ah
Baek Ji-won Kim Jae-cheol
Han Geu-rim Ji Sung-geun
Kim Tae-rang (Voice appearance)
Yoon Ji-yeon (Voice appearance)
Special appearances [ edit ]
Ae-ra's ex-boyfriend, who cheated on her.
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.
Jung Soo-young as Young-sook (Ep. 1)
Moo-ki's new girlfriend who is much older than them and run's a successful restaurant.
Ae-ra's university friend.
Department store VIP customer.
Shin Yong-moon as Ring Announcer (Ep. 8)
Kwak Si-yang as Kim Nam-il (Ep. 11-16)
Hwang Bok-hee's son.
Production [ edit ]
Original soundtrack [ edit ]
1. "Dumbhead" Arie Band 03:19 2. "Dumbhead" (Inst.) 03:19 Total length: 06:38
1. "Good Morning" (굿모닝) Park Woo-sang Park Woo-sang Kassy 03:07 2. "Good Morning" (Inst.) Park Woo-sang 03:07 Total length: 06:14
1. "Fight for My Way" (쌈,마이웨이) Eom Ki-yeob Eom Ki-yeob HerCheck (Super Kidd) 2morrow 03:34 2. "Fight for My Way" (Inst.) Eom Ki-yeob 03:34 Total length: 07:08
1. "Night Is Gone, Again" (또 밤이 지나버렸네) L.a.V Ryu Ji-hyun 03:30 2. "Night Is Gone, Again" (Inst.) L.a.V 03:30 Total length: 07:00
Special Track [ edit ]
1. "I Miss U" Cha Yeoul 03:23 2. "I Miss U" (Inst.) 03:23 Total length: 06:46
Charted songs [ edit ]
Ratings [ edit ]
In the table below,
represent the lowest ratings and the blue numbers represent the highest ratings. the red numbers NR denotes that the drama did not rank in the top 20 daily programs on that date
Average audience share
 AGB Nielsen
May 22, 2017
May 23, 2017
May 29, 2017
May 30, 2017
June 5, 2017
June 6, 2017
June 12, 2017
June 13, 2017
June 19, 2017
June 20, 2017
June 26, 2017
June 27, 2017
July 3, 2017
July 4, 2017
July 10, 2017
July 11, 2017
Awards and nominations [ edit ]
International Broadcast [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
(in Korean). Naver [공식입장] 박서준·김지원, '쌈 마이웨이' 출연 확정..대세 조합 . Retrieved . 2017-02-24
. <쌈 마이웨이> 4인방, 완전체 스틸컷 공개! '개성만점' iMBC (in Korean) . Retrieved . 2017-05-04
". 'Fight For My Way' peaks at No. 1 on TV popularity chart" Korea Herald.
". 'Fight for My Way' tops Monday-Tuesday dramas" Kpop Herald.
. '쌈마이웨이' 박서준·김지원, 머리채 잡고 이판사판 '쌈' 포착 Xports News (in Korean) . Retrieved . 2017-05-04
"Seojun makes a wrap for Jiwon just like how couples do! [Fight For My Way]". KBS World. 8 May 2017 . Retrieved . 16 June 2017
". 'Ssam My Way' to star actors Park and Kim" Korea JoongAng Daily . Retrieved . 2017-07-20
Tirta. "Kim Ji Won Talks about Her Character in 'Fight for My Way', Choi Ae Ra". CastKo . Retrieved . 2017-06-14
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". 'Fight My Way' drops new still of leads Park Seo Joon, Kim Ji Won, Ahn Jae Hong, and Song Ha Yoon together" allkpop . Retrieved . 2017-06-14
. '쌈 마이웨이' 이엘리야…이태임 닮은꼴, 혼혈배우 오해로 화제 ( Third-Rate My Way Lee Elijah compared to Lee Tae-im)] (in Korean). Dong-a Ilbo
. 김성오, '쌈 마이웨이' 합류..박서준 코치役(공식) The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean) . Retrieved . 2017-05-04
. 표예진, '쌈, 마이웨이' 캐스팅…통통 튀는 활력소 (Pyo Ye-jin casted in Third-Rate My Way) (in Korean). Maeil Business Newspaper
. 채동현, KBS '쌈, 마이웨이' 캐스팅 확정…냉·온탕 넘나드는 매력 발산 '기대' SE Daily (in Korean) . Retrieved . 2017-05-04
. 곽동연, '쌈마이웨이' 특별출연…김지원 전남친役 Sports Chosun (in Korean) . Retrieved . 2017-05-04
. 최우식, '쌈마이웨이' 특별출연…박서준·송하윤 의리 [공식] TV Report (in Korean) . Retrieved . 2017-05-04
. 황보라, '쌈 마이웨이' 특별출연…김지원과 환상 케미 예고 News1 (in Korean) . Retrieved . 2017-05-04
. 인교진 측 "'백희' 인연으로 '쌈, 마이웨이' 특별출연" (공식) Xports News (in Korean) . Retrieved . 2017-05-04
(in Korean). Naver '쌈, 마이웨이' 박서준X김지원, 청춘 내음 터진 대본리딩 현장 . Retrieved . 2017-05-04
"Fresh start! Take a look at their script read-through! [Fight For My Way]". KBS World . Retrieved . 2017-04-17
(in Korean). Naver [단독] 열일한 '쌈마이웨이', 제주도 포상휴가 떠난다 . Retrieved . 2017-07-12
". 'Fight My Way' cast to make a tropical getaway to Jeju Island!" allkpop . Retrieved . 2017-07-12
5, C. Oh July; 2017 (2017-07-05). "Cast And Crew Of KBS 2TV's "Fight My Way" Confirmed To Be Going On Well-Deserved Reward Vacation". Soompi . Retrieved . 2017-07-12
"2017 Gaon Download Chart – Week 25" . Retrieved . 2017-06-29
^ Cumulative sales for "Ambiguous":
"TNMS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNMS Ratings (in Korean) . Retrieved . May 4, 2017
"AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean) . Retrieved . May 4, 2017
Park, Yu-ji (4 September 2017). . ‘효리네민박’·‘프듀2’, 올해의 예능 브랜드 대상 확정 [공식] TV Report (in Korean).
Chang, Woo-young (2 October 2017). . 10주년 ‘2017KDA’ 김상중, 생애 첫 대상…‘도깨비’ 5관왕(종합) Pop Herald (in Korean) . Retrieved . 2017-10-03
(in Korean) ‘[더서울어워즈] '비밀의 숲'·'박열', 대상 수상…반박 불가 ★들의 잔치(종합) 본문듣기 설정 . Retrieved . 2017-10-27
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. 제54회 백상예술대상, TV·영화 각 부문별 수상 후보자 공개 JTBC (in Korean). April 6, 2018.
"2018 KBS WORLD GLOBAL FAN AWARDS". KBS WORLD. July 2, 2018.
. ‘SDA 2018’ 박서준X손예진 남녀 연기자상 ‘바빌론 베를린’ 대상(종합) Newsen (in Korean). September 3, 2018.
". SKYCable 'Fight For My Way' 쌈 마이웨이, KBS World's highly anticipated new mini-series, starts this May 23 at 9:50PM" . Retrieved . May 18, 2017
"5 reasons why one K-drama has 'fought its way' to viewers' hearts". Inquirer.net . Retrieved . June 19, 2017
"Fight For My Way - iflix" . Retrieved . April 19, 2018
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uYfIURiPrsE/?type=3, Fight for My Way on GMA!
(in Japanese). wowow.co.jp パク・ソジュン主演「サム、マイウェイ〜恋の一発逆転！〜」 . Retrieved . November 21, 2017
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