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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
Park Shi Hoo as Choi Do Kyung
Seo Eun Soo as Seo Ji Soo
Lee Tae Hwan as Sun Woo Hyuk

Seo Ji Ahn’s Family

Chun Ho Jin as Seo Tae Soo
Kim Hye Ok as Yang Mi Jung
Lee Tae Sung as Seo Ji Tae
Shin Hyun Soo as Seo Ji Ho

Choi Do Kyung’s Family

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

Hong Yo Seob as Sun Jong Gil
Lee Hye Sook as Song Hye Sook
Jung So Young as Sun Woo Hee


Park Joo Hee as Lee Soo Ah
Choi Kwi Hwa as Kang Nam Goo
Wi Ha Joon (위하준) as Ryoo Jae Sin
Kim Sa Kwon as Kim Ki Jae
Kim Sung Hoon as Lee Yong Kuk
Lee Kyu Bok as Secretary Yoo
Yoo Ha Bok as Jung Myung Soo
Yoo In Young as Jang So Ra (cameo)

Production Credits

Director: Kim Hyung Suk
Screenwriter: So Hyun Kyung


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


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 34.4 37.6 (1st) 37.2 (1st)
2018-01-07 36 42.3 38.2 42.8 (1st) 42.5 (1st)
2018-01-13 37 36.4 33.5 37.8 (1st) 37.9 (1st)
2018-01-14 38 39.6 35.7 43.2 (1st) 42.9 (1st)
2018-01-20 39 35.3 31.9 36.8 (1st) 35.4 (1st)
2018-01-21 40 41.7 37.0 41.9 (1st) 41.2 (1st)
2018-01-27 41 37.5 34.0 38.8 (1st) 39.3 (1st)
2018-01-28 42 42.5 38.9 44.2 (1st) 44.6 (1st)
2018-02-03 43 39.6 35.8 40.3 (1st) 40.5 (1st)
2018-02-04 44 43.9 40.4 44.6 (1st) 44.1 (1st)
2018-02-11 45 39.9 36.4 41.9 (1st) 41.5 (1st)
2018-02-17 46 30.0 26.1 34.7 (1st) 34.8 (1st)
2018-02-18 47 - - 38.7 (1st) 38.9 (1st)
2018-02-25 48        
2018-03-03 49        
2018-03-04 50        
2018-03-10 51        
2018-03-11 52        

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

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


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185 Responses to “My Golden Life”

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  1. 151
    dramalady Says:

    The success of this drama has nothing to do with the leads especially Park Shi Hoo. IF he is not in the drama, I am sure the rating can be higher.
    In fact the drama also not that specially good. It is really because the other dramas in this period are not in standard.

  2. 152
    luzzieh Says:

    I prefer FIS

  3. 153
    Anne Says:

    To 151
    What makes you sure that ratings will be higher if PSH is not in the drama when you are saying it is not that specially good? You should have watched the KBS awards night. PSH got the loudest cheers every time his name was mentioned.

  4. 154
    USA Says:

    Anne #153 – Agree, PSH combined with great writing, directing & acting, the k-drama audience can’t help but to tune into this drama & boosting the ratings. Most folks have kind heart to forgive & give someone a 2nd chance, & we all root for the underdog. Thanks for pointing out the award night & people rooting for him.

  5. 155
    tigerb Says:

    what i learned from the past is that this time slot is always 1st for KBS. i like psh, but i think it does not matter who are leads for the kbs drama in this time slot, it’s highest in saturday ratings for many dramas since ‘unexpected you’. i thought that ‘money flower’ would be a good competition since jang hyuk has a good following, but no.

  6. 156
    Janice Says:

    Many follow this drama because of Park Shi Hoo, inc me and he has not disappointed me up till now, his acting as Do Kyung worth praising. he deserves the award. I hope he will resume his good reputation from this successful drama.

  7. 157
    Florensiana Says:

    many tears fall for ep40💔

  8. 158
    hikmah banna Says:

    i like park sii hoo & shin hye sun, they’r both have talenta n good acting too.

  9. 159
    Nonuts Says:

    So, Noh Myung Hee is an adulteress and a hypocrite. And grandfather Noh; the guy is drunk with power. He couldn’t control his grandson so he directs his efforts on to the parents of the girl his grandson likes, manipulating them by threatening to ruin the children’s lives in order to effect his will. The grandfather is scum and a thug.

    While elements of the story make it predictable, how they actually play out is refreshingly unpredictable.

  10. 160
    Kim Lau Says:

    Park Shi Hoo and Shin hye sun – V. Good acting !!! many tears fall…… I like to watch this good drama.

  11. 161
    Daniela Says:

    We often forget that kdramas are made for Koreans and they’re reflecting Korean society, culture, mentality, moral standards, lifestyle etc. so how the Korean public receives them is critical. To say that MGL would have been more successful without Park Si Hoo is just a biased opinion and has none relevance since the scriptwriter wrote the role for him and fought to cast him by all means and she was right because Korean public really likes this drama and the whole cast as well, otherwise they would criticize any inadequacy. The ratings greater than 40% are a parameter for success and MGL is considered successful.

  12. 162
    USA Says:

    This drama is not only about the rich and the poor, but also about manhood and fatherhood. When will CDK’s dad find the guts to be the father his kids need and protect them against their money & power crazed grandfather, and his gutless wife/daughter who bows to her dad who is trying to break down her own son? Both females roles (CDK’s & JiAn’s mothers) don’t represent the best of women or motherhood. JiAn’s eldest brother is The Man protecting his unborn child whereas his idiot wife is ignorant of true love, the unconditional love. Love this screenwriter’s keen perception of manhood and fatherhood. Very well written, very well directed, and awesome acting by great cast.

  13. 163
    Dee Says:

    It’s a good drama played with good actors and actress, so it deserved high ratings…i rarely watch kdrama with long episode like this, but here i am watching eps 44, hoping from what DK said in last scene, i just hope that there wouldn’t be a loose end. Please writer-nim.

  14. 164
    Bubut Says:

    Everyone of the major Actors Deserved the Accolades that they have received period

  15. 165
    mzpane Says:


    so the committee of KBS drama award are practically blind by giving PSH an award of Excellence Actor? and the high rating this drama got from 1st episode til now is what? bollocks? i think you need to live in a real world and start seeing the facts…

  16. 166
    Hyeongnam Says:

    Shin Hye Sun is one serious actress. Awesome to watch her doing her thing.

  17. 167
    kurayuzaki666 Says:

    This is my honest opinion though. PSH’s performance is mediocre in this drama. I could not feel the emotions especially his eyes. BLANK EXPRESSION. Giving him an excellent award is decent though but SHS’s acting in this drama deserves not an excellent award but a TOP EXCELLENCE AWARD. She delivers this drama in the most effective ways as Ji Ahn.

    Now, @dramalady, yes the slot of this drama is advantageous considering that the timeslot is not a standard timeslot for drama series. (The drama airs in early timeslot than other Sat-Sun dramas of MBC and SBS) but when this drama had reached 30%, better at above 40%, is undeniably spectacular and is considered a SUPER HIT DRAMA.

    Unexpected You is one of an example of this but there are many previous KBS Sat-Sun dramas with same time slot which have only achieved 20% above ratings and yes it still in rank 1st, but factually the ratings are below the ratings of My Golden Life.

    And I enjoyed this drama while waiting for my death. I have cancer though.

  18. 168
    Hyeongnam Says:

    Eh? @kurayuzaki666 you’re leaving. Put your mind on God and go Home.

  19. 169
    Hyeongnam Says:

    I don’t understand why their first choice is UEE. She is not a patch on Shin Hye Sun.

  20. 170
    MaxT Says:

    Wow, haven’t seen 45% rating for a very long time. It’s a dinner time show and all the Ajumma and Ajusshi stayed home watching TV.

  21. 171
    triplestar Says:

    dramalady please stop watching mgl we dont need your nega opinion.

  22. 172
    naila009 Says:

    Until now, I can say that Shin Hye Sun is the most suitable female lead role for this drama. Because, she seems bring good vibe for the drama. Also for Park Shi Hoo, Lee Tae Hwan, and Seo Eun Soo. 7 episodes to go, but I don’t want this drama come to an end. How beautiful and moving the story is. Congratulations for the team!!!

  23. 173
    ina_karin Says:

    Finally in ep.45…another kiss just happen. Wish it was sooner and more often. I’d like to see how CDK and SJA’s hardwork toward their success in work and of course, their love. To the CDK’s grandpa; how far you will become so arrogant? just seeing him, so despicable enough. Also for CDK’s mom.

  24. 174
    Babs Says:

    Can someone tell me how I can watch this show in Tempe, AZ

  25. 175
    tigerb Says:

    @Babs#174: suggest you watch it online.

  26. 176
    annmasae Says:

    Enjoying this drama very much. Amazing ratings for an amazing cast.

  27. 177
    CaSaNiña Says:

    hi. so, who is the real rich daughter?

  28. 178
    CaSaNiña Says:

    hi. so, who is the real poor daughter?

  29. 179
    nina34 Says:

    Wow…a bit shocked how CDK changes overnight after what happened to his grandpa. I just have a feel that his grandpa make a scenario to bring CDK’s back to Haesung corp. But, maybe he doesn’t know that his daughter (CDK’s mom) scandal will be big.

    As for SJA, she still stay low profile. Seems not feeling lose at all even CDK return to his family. She needs to play “poker face” in order to make her family have a higher pride. Should she just left to Finland and become a successful person to make CDK’s grandpa and mom’s mouth just shut up. Feel annoying and can’t wait how it will end.

  30. 180
    amanda Says:

    I’m curious how SJS and SWH couple (second lead) will stay their relationship. I also don’t know until now how SWH’s past because in the synopsis, he’s a mysterious character with such past.

  31. 181
    amanda Says:

    I’m curious how SJS and SWH couple (second lead) will stay their relationship. I also don’t know until now how SWH’s past because in the synopsis, he’s a mysterious character with such past.

  32. 182
    solo najeong Says:

    @amanda: you wrote it double. what happen??

    Support this drama until the end. I’m curious how this drama will end. Will Seo Ji An reach her higher status? Will Seo Ji Soo and Sun Woo Hyuk will be together until the end of the drama? I hope there are other lesson to pick. Reccomended to watch for those who love K-Dramas. 47 percent rating, fighting!!

  33. 183
    tigerb Says:

    @solo najeong #182: where did you get 47% rating? the table above says 34.7/34.8, went down from 41. missing a day last week made the difference?

  34. 184
    Raynnn Says:

    Rating dropped for olympic.

  35. 185
    tigerb Says:

    @Raynnn: thanks for the info. i forgot that olympics can take precedence. so with the botox grandfather gone, will dk’s parents get removed too?

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