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Title: 황금빛 내 인생 / My Golden Life
Chinese Title: 我黃金光輝的人生
Genre: Family, Romance
Episodes: 52 + 4 Specials
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2017-Sep-02 to 2018-Mar-11
Air time: Saturday & Sunday Night 19:55


Seo Ji Ahn (Shin Hye Sun) is a former rich girl, but was forced to be her family’s breadwinner after her father’s bankruptcy. She is now a contractual employee and living her life with restrained emotion. The drama chronicles her struggles to find new meaning and happiness in life.


Main Cast

Shin Hye Sun as Seo Ji Ahn
– Moon So Hee (문소희) as Ji Ahn (child)
– Kang Yoon Ah (강윤아) as Ji Ahn (Teen)
Park Shi Hoo as Choi Do Kyung
Seo Eun Soo as Seo Ji Soo
– Song Seo Eun (송서은) as Eun Suk (child)
Uhm Seo Hyun as Eun Suk (teen)
Lee Tae Hwan as Sun Woo Hyuk

Seo Ji Ahn’s Family

Chun Ho Jin as Seo Tae Soo
– Lee Jon Seung (이존승) as Tae Soo (young)
Kim Hye Ok as Yang Mi Jung
Lee Tae Sung as Seo Ji Tae
Shin Hyun Soo as Seo Ji Ho
– Ji Won Ho (지원호) as Ji Ho (young)

Choi Do Kyung’s Family

Kim Byung Gi as Noh Yang Ho
Jun Noh Min as Choi Jae Sung
Na Young Hee as Noh Myung Hee
Jun Soo Kyung as Noh Jin Hee
Lee Da In as Choi Seo Hyun

Sun Woo Hyuk’s Family

Jung So Young as Sun Woo Hee
Kwon Hyuk Poong (권혁풍) as Sun Woo Suk
Hong Yo Seob as Sun Jong Gil
Lee Hye Sook as Song Hye Sook

Haesung Group

Yoo Ha Bok as Jung Myung Soo
Seo Kyung Hwa (서경화) as Min Deul Re (director)
Lee Kyu Bok as Yoo Kwan Woo (secretary)
Wi Ha Joon as Ryu Jae Shin


Choi Kwi Hwa as Kang Nam Goo
Park Joo Hee as Lee Soo Ah
Lee Jong Nam as Shin Hae Ja
Do Yong Goo (도용구) as Hae Ja’s husband
Kim Sung Hoon as Lee Yong Gook
Baek Seo Yi as Yoon Ha Jung
Kim Sa Kwon as Kim Ki Jae
Gong Sang Ah (공상아)
Baek Ji Won as Jo Soon Ok
Yoo In Young as Jang So Ra
Park Sang Hwi (박상휘)

Production Credits

Production Company: Studio Dragon
Chief Producer: Bae Kyung Soo
Director: Kim Hyung Suk
Screenwriter: So Hyun Kyung


UEE was first offered the lead female role, but declined.

– There are 4 special episodes on this drama. 2 episode of “Chuseok Special” on 2017-10-04 and 2 episode of “Behind the Scene” on 2017-12-30 & 2017-12-31.


2017 KBS Drama Awards: Best Screenwriter Award – So Hyun Kyung (My Golden Life)
2017 KBS Drama Awards: Best Couple Awards – Park Shi Hoo and Shin Hye Sun (My Golden Life)
2017 KBS Drama Awards: Excellence Actress (Long Series) – Shin Hye Sun (My Golden Life)
2017 KBS Drama Awards: Excellence Actor (Long Series) – Park Shi Hoo (My Golden Life)
2017 KBS Drama Awards: Daesang – Chun Ho Jin (My Golden Life)

Episode Ratings

    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2017-09-02 1 20.7 (1st) 17.5 (4th) 19.7 (1st) 19.5 (3rd)
2017-09-03 2 22.5 (1st) 20.0 (1st) 23.7 (1st) 23.5 (1st)
2017-09-09 3 23.2 (1st) 19.4 (2nd) 22.4 (1st) 22.2 (2nd)
2017-09-10 4 29.6 (1st) 26.0 (1st) 28.4 (1st) 28.2 (1st)
2017-09-16 5 25.2 (1st) 20.9 (1st) 25.3 (1st) 24.5 (1st)
2017-09-17 6 28.8 (1st) 24.5 (1st) 29.7 (1st) 29.7 (1st)
2017-09-23 7 25.8 (1st) 22.0 (2nd) 26.2 (1st) 25.6 (1st)
2017-09-24 8 31.2 (1st) 28.4 (1st) 30.9 (1st) 30.5 (1st)
2017-09-30 9 24.4 (1st) 21.0 (3rd) 25.4 (1st) 24.3 (1st)
2017-10-01 10 28.1 (1st) 23.9 (1st) 29.6 (1st) 29.8 (1st)
2017-10-07 11 24.8 (1st) 20.3 (3rd) 27.2 (1st) 26.7 (1st)
2017-10-08 12 30.3 (1st) 27.4 (1st) 30.9 (1st) 30.1 (1st)
2017-10-14 13 27.9 (1st) 23.3 (3rd) 27.4 (1st) 26.5 (1st)
2017-10-15 14 31.2 (1st) 27.5 (1st) 32.4 (1st) 31.7 (1st)
2017-10-21 15 30.2 (1st) 27.8 (1st) 29.7 (1st) 29.5 (1st)
2017-10-22 16 34.2 (1st) 31.4 (1st) 35.0 (1st) 34.8 (1st)
2017-10-28 17 30.3 (1st) 26.8 (1st) 30.2 (1st) 30.2 (1st)
2017-10-29 18 34.2 (1st) 30.3 (1st) 34.5 (1st) 34.2 (1st)
2017-11-04 19 31.1 (1st) 27.1 (1st) 31.2 (1st) 30.8 (1st)
2017-11-05 20 35.5 (1st) 31.3 (1st) 36.0 (1st) 36.0 (1st)
2017-11-11 21 32.2 (1st) 30.1 (1st) 32.3 (1st) 32.1 (1st)
2017-11-12 22 37.1 (1st) 34.0 (1st) 37.9 (1st) 36.6 (1st)
2017-11-18 23 31.4 (1st) 27.9 (1st) 35.0 (1st) 34.6 (1st)
2017-11-19 24 36.3 (1st) 33.6 (1st) 37.7 (1st) 37.5 (1st)
2017-11-25 25 30.7 (1st) 27.0 (1st) 34.7 (1st) 34.3 (1st)
2017-11-26 26 35.9 (1st) 32.1 (1st) 39.0 (1st) 38.6 (1st)
2017-12-02 27 32.7 (1st) 29.9 (1st) 35.7 (1st) 35.4 (1st)
2017-12-03 28 38.7 (1st) 35.7 (1st) 38.8 (1st) 38.9 (1st)
2017-12-09 29 33.2 (1st) 29.0 (1st) 35.6 (1st) 35.5 (1st)
2017-12-10 30 40.2 (1st) 36.3 (1st) 41.2 (1st) 40.8 (1st)
2017-12-16 31 34.2 (1st) 30.7 (1st) 35.7 (1st) 34.7 (1st)
2017-12-17 32 39.6 (1st) 35.5 (1st) 40.7 (1st) 40.1 (1st)
2017-12-23 33 32.8 (1st) 29.1 (1st) 34.7 (1st) 33.1 (1st)
2017-12-24 34 35.9 (1st) 31.6 (1st) 37.8 (1st) 36.9 (1st)
2018-01-06 35 37.3 (1st) 34.4 (1st) 37.6 (1st) 37.2 (1st)
2018-01-07 36 42.3 (1st) 38.2 (1st) 42.8 (1st) 42.5 (1st)
2018-01-13 37 36.4 (1st) 33.5 (1st) 37.8 (1st) 37.9 (1st)
2018-01-14 38 39.6 (1st) 35.7 (1st) 43.2 (1st) 42.9 (1st)
2018-01-20 39 35.3 (1st) 31.9 (1st) 36.8 (1st) 35.4 (1st)
2018-01-21 40 41.7 (1st) 37.0 (1st) 41.9 (1st) 41.2 (1st)
2018-01-27 41 37.5 (1st) 34.0 (1st) 38.8 (1st) 39.3 (1st)
2018-01-28 42 42.5 (1st) 38.9 (1st) 44.2 (1st) 44.6 (1st)
2018-02-03 43 39.6 (1st) 35.8 (1st) 40.3 (1st) 40.5 (1st)
2018-02-04 44 43.9 (1st) 40.4 (1st) 44.6 (1st) 44.1 (1st)
2018-02-11 45 39.9 (1st) 36.4 (1st) 41.9 (1st) 41.5 (1st)
2018-02-17 46 30.0 (1st) 26.1 (1st) 34.7 (1st) 34.8 (1st)
2018-02-18 47 35.1 (1st) 31.3 (1st) 38.7 (1st) 38.9 (1st)
2018-02-25 48 30.7 (1st) 27.2 (1st) 29.3 (1st) 28.8 (1st)
2018-03-03 49 41.2 (1st) 36.7 (1st) 38.1 (1st) 37.6 (1st)
2018-03-04 50 45.8 (1st) 41.9 (1st) 43.9 (1st) 43.0 (1st)
2018-03-10 51 39.4 (1st) - 38.1 (1st) 36.7 (1st)
2018-03-11 52 41.2 (1st) - 45.1 (1st) 44.3 (1st)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

*** Different between TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielson – Here


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231 Responses to “My Golden Life”

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  1. 51
    drama fan Says:

    I hate to watch Park Shi Hoo acting. Wish this drama is without him. I don’t watch this drama.

  2. 52
    SyaSya Says:

    “I’m not gonna watch this after father is strange” -Me last month bcoz I cant move on from a very good drama.

    But I accidentally watched the 1st ep of this drama, AND TOTALLY HOOKED TILL NOW OMG I HATE ME I HATE ME😭😭 But this drama is too good. Different than father is strange, this drama has it’s own aura. I LIKE! and btw, give PSH a chance guys, he’s doing very well in this drama (as well as his other drama tho). Definitely the 2nd family drama after father is strange that I will finish w/o skipping any ep.

  3. 53
    Nonuts Says:

    Ji An’s mother’s lie didn’t make sense. Analysing her explanation and given that she is a LIAR, leads me to think that in the back of her mind she was hoping to leverage the wealth but couldn’t formulate a plan on the spot.

    She described the situation as like “being cornered”. Why? She had not to lose. She stands to gain. Children grow up, get married and leave.

    Her attitude is not loving, rather a selfish, lying conceited woman.

  4. 54
    Nonuts Says:

    Ji An’s mother’s logic is so off. It isn’t like her family isn’t going to benefit if she would just tell the truth. Her lie puts them in a worse predicament and each passing day compounds. Seriously the woman is mental.

    The actress played Jang Bo Ri’s mother in the drama “Come! Jang Bori” and the character she played was equally mental.

  5. 55
    Erika Says:

    Love this drama and love Park Shi Hoo. Hope to see PSH in more dramas. For those who say any negative comments – make sure you are perfect before you judge any body else. There are all kinds of different dramas and scenes – I enjoy them all. Variety is the spice of life.

  6. 56
    USA Says:

    @Nonuts – is this typical Korean tiger mom’s mentality where life is hard for younger generation? The writer presents a moral question – “anything goes for my kids” justify stealing, robbing, borrowing? Watching her smart, go-getter, proud daughter lose out chance after chance for better life, JA’s mom grabs on to that chance for JA. Remember all those scenes of JA getting beat-up in the battle of life – parachute friend, kneeling at dept store, etc? Director did a fabulous job working on viewers’ emotion-pity for JA. While I agree w/you about what her mom did is reprehensible, but understand why.

    Now let’s see how & what JA does with her new chance. Will she embrace & forget her own parents, or realize what she had was love & go back? Her birth-mother doesn’t exude motherly love. Like the drama except its PACE – watched PSH & JA talking about & exchanging money for 3 weeks now – need to move on.

  7. 57
    Florensiana Says:

    Shin hye sun You do a great job
    I love every role you did and park shi hoo i think he awsome too
    I’ve been waiting him comeback for long ago

  8. 58
    Florensiana Says:

    Shin hye sun You do a great job
    I love every role you did and park shi hoo i think he awsome too

  9. 59
    Florensiana Says:

    I ‘ve been waiting family drama with different aura, father is strange was good but take a long time to get some chemistry between leading cast
    At golden life i think park shi hoo and shin hye sun do from the first episode
    Its make me can’t wait for the next… And next weekend

  10. 60
    tigerb Says:

    i’m in the middle of ep. 5. and the revelation by the supposedly adoptive mother to her husband reminds me of the plot in ‘father is strange’. i was wondering how psh and the female lead would have a special relationship later in the series when they are supposed to be siblings.

  11. 61
    bigeye Says:

    fighting..park shi hoo..n lee tae hwan..not give up for drama..good luck

  12. 62
    SueLynn Says:

    Love this drama ! Like the way the story unfolds. Every episode brings a new surprise. Love the 2 leads Park SiHoo and Shin Hye Sun ! Episode 6 is so funny !

  13. 63
    Gia Says:

    So hyun kyung writer
    Brilliant legacy
    49 days
    Prosecutor princess
    Twenty again
    Two weeks…

    I always like and wait for her drama… i wait for her short-episode drama..
    Brilliant legacy,49 days, prosecutor princess are my favourite drama

  14. 64
    Freddie Mercurio Says:

    Almost always there are physical or personality traits in the child which testifies to their parentage. As yet this drama hasn’t accounted for that nor has the mother who hatched the plot to have Ji Ahn live as the rich girl. The parents will sense that Ji Ahn is not their child I suspect.

    The atmosphere is good in this drama. The director’s style I like a lot.

  15. 65
    Sete Harahap Says:

    Ratting emang gak pernah bohong , kalo di korea ratting nya bagus apa lagi jadi ratting 1 , 100% mmg recomended la, aku udah nonton bagus deh apalagi genre family n park shi hoo finaly he’s back from the track 😘😘😘😘tiap minngu gak mau ketinggalan sama eps nya

  16. 66
    annmasae Says:

    @Gia I also look forward to this writer’s dramas and have never been disappointed. Twenty Again and My Daughter So Yeong are my favorites.

    This drama is very entertaining and does not drag on like so many of the longer series. I am glad PSH has returned. He deserves to be forgiven for his one mistake. He has already paid dearly for his actions.

    I am surprised the lead actress Shin Hye Sun is doing so well as the temperamental, outspoken lead. She always acted shy and awkward in her other roles in Five Children and Secret Forest. She is doing a great job in this drama.

    Love this drama and hope the ratings get even higher.

  17. 67
    kgirl Says:

    omg……super like this drama….the main cast are very good in acting love love love.

  18. 68
    Maria Says:

    a must watch…..very interesting…. the side love stories are interesting….. Park shi ho is so natural… Leads are fantastic….

  19. 69
    Gia Says:

    I like the writer… i am never disappointed of her project…

    Brilliant legacy, 49 days, prosecutor princess are my favourite drama till now…

    But, i am not interested in long-episode dramas…

    Should i watch this????
    It’s one of so hyun kyung’s work….

    My daughter seo yeoung was also good though i have not watched yet

  20. 70
    ester mamaril Says:

    you should watch this drama…. Gia……nice story pomise. Shin Hye Sun is very natural in her acting i like her and of Park shi ho

  21. 71
    Rea Says:

    @Gia YES! Brilliant Legacy, 49 Days, Prosecutor Princess are some of my fav dramas too! I had no idea it was the same writer as My Golden Life till I read your comment xD You should watch for sure.. I was a little skeptical at first since it’s 50 eps and in long dramas, the plot tends to get drawn out and boring but I decided to start it because I know most of the actors and have nothing else to watch.. Well, now I dying waiting for the next ep already!!

  22. 72
    Avenging Angel Says:

    Wow!! Rating is good till now and storyline z going strong … Hope this drama z going to be daebak fr this year…..😍😘

  23. 73
    dramaexpert Says:

    Park Shi Hoo sucks. Won’t watch this drama because of him. I like the writer very much. But I can’t imagine watching Park for 50 hours. No way!

  24. 74
    Gia Says:

    @ester mamaril…

    Okay, I will watch this because of your comments. i think It’s worthy to be watch.

    Maybe, it will be the first long-episode drama I watch just because of its writer…

  25. 75
    Nonuts Says:

    It is obvious that moulding Ji Ahn into their social class is more important to her new family than the individual that she is.

    However, @USA, her own birth mother’s lie, once it is exposed might unleash a bomb far more devastating than the strict regimens she’s forced to endure. It is only a matter of time. The humiliation and stigma that will follow Ji Ahn for the rest of her life; the loss of friends, the neighbour’s whispers, pushing the marriage prospects of family members diminished further and the distrust that ensues within her own family will never go away.

    No caring parent would put their child in harm’s way as that woman did. She knows well the truth will come out. Her husband told her that truth always comes out. Nevertheless, she was willing to swap one set of Ji Ahn’s pain for another set; one that will rain pain on the entire family for years to come.

  26. 76
    Maja Says:

    I like this drama except for ji Soo :/

  27. 77
    Susy indrayanti Says:

    This drama is good.their acting makes me cry and smile.but i don’t like the main caracter.how can she leaving her old family.i like the other twin caracter to be main protagonis.she is cute and pure.

  28. 78
    USA Says:

    @Nonuts – Yes JiAhn will be in a precarious position & catch the birth mom’s fury. That said, consider the following. 1) JiAhn doesn’t know & didn’t lie about herself so the Choi family can’t hold her responsible, JiAhn will shocked! 2) JiSoo is a simple girl who doesn’t want much in life, and confessed she would not leave the Seo family like JiAhn. JiSoo is likely to plea her Choi-mom not to punish Seo-mom, and most importantly 3) PSH & JiAhn will get married. So, JiAhn will be Choi-mom’s daughter — daughter-in-law. What I’m not certain about is the timeline – would PSH & JA marry at the end around ep 47 like most dramas unfold or will it be sooner? I really enjoy JiAhn’s real brothers, particularly JiTae & his love life. Can’t wait to see how JiAhn’s change of fortune will help him. Will his girlfriend go to his parents or him & confess her love for the pauper boy? JiHo’s character is also developing nicely. Actors are great, and both writer & director are 👍!! The speed is a bit slow…

  29. 79
    Dreamhigh Says:

    I wish UEE would be much better at Seo Ji An

  30. 80
    Lavenderpurse Says:

    @Dreamhigh disagree, UEE indeed a pretty actress, but she always has the same facial expression, gesture when happy, sad or angry and unfortunately mostly pathetic expression (See The Man Hole). I found Shin Hye Sun more refreshing. Her acting got matured and stronger through each and every drama she was in.

  31. 81
    Henry Says:

    The story is gettiing more interesting. I love to watch every episodes. Fighting!

  32. 82
    Henry Says:

    This drama is highly recommended to be 1st in rating!!!

  33. 83
    USA Says:

    @Lavenderourse – 100% in agreement about UEE! She needs to take lessions on facial & body expressions of different level of emotions. Seen her in 3 different roles/dramas, and she had one same facial expression. Many Korean actors/actresses have this same problem – perhaps too many plastic surgeries? Yes, ShinHS is much better than UEE. PSH also has excellent range of facial & body expressions.

  34. 84
    Henry Says:

    @83 USA: I agree with you about PSH

  35. 85
    Dreamhigh Says:

    I love Park Shi Hoo to love this drama,
    but I really don’t like Shin Hye Sun (Sorry!), If Uee would be much better in her place (Uee was first offered)

  36. 86
    Henry Says:

    OMG, I am the one who’s getting scared for Ji An! CDK SOS!

  37. 87
    Maria Says:

    When I watched UEE the first time….I knew she has not depth. I never watched any of her dramas. Such a waste of time. I am a very busy person but also a kdrama addict so if in the first episode you don’t convince me and your acting is so so…I drop them immediately.

  38. 88
    Rea Says:

    WOW! last scene of ep 12!! shin hye sun is an amazing actress!! i’m seriously dying for the next episode!! can’t wait a whole week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. 89
    Tt Says:

    Really dislike the sister JiSoo. Supposed to portray a simple girl character but the acting is more like a dumbass.

  40. 90
    Henry Says:

    I hope it’s Saturday now so I could watch this drama.

  41. 91
    Era Says:

    I thlnk the worst korean actress is UEE and Suzy
    Sin hye sun is much better.. Dont compare her with them
    Sorry just my opinion

  42. 92
    Abby Says:

    I love to see PSH acting, he’s a great actor, what’s a pity that he did not film for so many years!

  43. 93
    Nonuts Says:

    There it is; episode 14, Ji Ahn learns the truth. Knowing her character she can’t live with that lie. She can’t breathe. Her mother did an awful thing. Awful woman.

  44. 94
    Nonuts Says:

    Correction: episode 13 Ji Ahn learns the truth.

  45. 95
    Henry Says:

    I was scared too for Ji An’s situation. Right decision if she really told Do Kyung that she’s his sister, because DK might be a great for her.

  46. 96
    Henry Says:

    What I mean in my comment re second sentence @#95 Right decision if JA really told DK that she’s NOT his sister.

  47. 97
    annmasae Says:

    love this drama. Hope Jian makes right decision and tells everyone she is not their daughter. That probably won’t happen until later to keep suspense up. Hope it doesn’t drag on too long so Jian can prove her worth even if she is not part of the chaebol family. Hope the bakery owner gets together with his former love the cafe lady. That relationship seems to be moving verrry slowly.

  48. 98
    Kazuu Says:

    OMGGG EP 14,
    Ji An finally tell to Do kyung that she is not the real Eun Seok..

    Family drama is boring, but sometimes it really addict like it makes us want to see the next episode.. Hope they could make me bear to watch this till eps 50.. keke

    I have watch 4-5 family drama each 32-50 eps, like scandal, may queen, will u love and give it away, empress ki, hotel king, you r d best lee soon shin IU

    and i watch you are too much but i consider to not to watch it again.. cause i’m bored keke lol

  49. 99
    Henry Says:

    I love the story of this drama.

  50. 100
    OK OK OK Says:

    I am enjoying this drama because of Park Shi Hoo & Shin Hye Sun 😛

    How I wish I can watch 50 episodes continuously. My speed is faster than their telecast… ha ha

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