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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)
Noh Susanna as Kang Myung Hin
Gong Min Jung as Song Mi Heon

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. 201
    selie Says:

    Too sad to watch this week’s episodes. I saw it and have broken heart. Don’t know where to start why. Some good and bad twists happened.

    I only hope for next week’s episode (last one). Even I still can’t accept KBS decided to extend 2 episodes only, since this drama is so good.

  2. 202
    Hyeongnam Says:

    Phew! Korean dramas touch the heart. Ji Ahn expressing her anger at Do Kyung for making her fall in love with him. There’s no counter to that for Do Kyung. She spelt it all out in a way that left him unable to speak.

    Not good. This always happens to Ji Ahn after an encounter with Do Kyung’s mother or grandfather.

  3. 203
    Daniela Says:

    I think JiAn should have told DK about her father condition because he will learn from JiSoo anyways, but maybe knowing that from JiAn then he could have understood better her reaction and why she felt so hurtful.

  4. 204
    USA Says:

    Perhaps the only way JiAn will forgive CDK is for him to 1) find the miracle cure for her dad, 2) leave the company, 3) wait and watch from afar until she forgives his family – after she returns from Finland? Hope the writer doesn’t blow the ending.

    Min served justice to NMH, and what a beautiful scene that was!! Min was silent, but the audience knew her dislike for the Nohs. Who & how will serve justice to greedy geezer Noh. Cycle of wealth=first generation makes it, the second watched the hardworking first, so the second keeps the wealth, but the third generation usually blows it, generally speaking…

    Somebody help me understand why there are 4 special episodes? Understand 1 or 2, but 4? Or is the drama going for a total of 56? Thanks.

  5. 205
    Daniela Says:

    I think JiAn should forgive herself firstly. Honestly, after she came back in Seoul, her behavior towards her father was humiliating for him as well. Being rejected and silenced by his own daughter after he was deadly worried many days about her, was maybe more painful and damaging for his health than the treatment he received from DK’s family because at that time he was already ill and then his illness begun to manifest. DK was the one who brings the relief of her father’s worries but she hysterically scolded him for his good deed though later she thanked him for his gesture. I think JiAn should make peace with herself in order to be able to appreciate and embrace what DK wants to offer her because objectively speaking the source of her family disgrace wasn’t DK or his family. And after all she didn’t tell him that she doesn’t love him anymore, it was rather a love declaration in spite of what dramatic her words sounded.
    I confess that I dislike a rushed or an open ending for a marathon drama because I consider that was enough time in so many episodes for a story to be delivered and ended in a more elaborated manner, anyways I’ll have to wait few more days and see.
    USA, I only know about 51-52 added eps like everyone. Where and when KBS announced those 4 special eps. because Park Si Hoo’s dedicated blogs seem to know nothing about it. Maybe it’s just the ‘My golden life’ making-of.

  6. 206
    tina Says:

    Like other people’s lives, there will be always consequences in life’s choices.
    It may seems Seo Ji An is cruel to Choi Do Kyung, but it’s an effect from what CDK’s family has done (especially his grandfather and mom) to Seo Ji An’s family. But, SJA seems too cruel to herself to protect her family. I understand.

    It seems writer forced this drama’s story to end at episode 52. Because, when I saw episode 51 (without sub), it was hasten to: make CDK’s head household assistant to leave country, CDK’s parents were divorce, SJA’s little brother asking CDK’s little sister to date, etc. Writer-nim, it was better if extend another 2 more episodes (54 episodes in total). But, I don’t know what was in your mind, writer. I just hope a happy ending one (both their career, family, and of course:LOVE!!).

  7. 207
    tania Says:

    It was a good drama. The story and acting. But, it leave me some questions from previous episodes:

    – Who is the real Choi Eun Seok? Is it right Seo Ji Soo?
    – How Choi Eun Seok kidnapped wasn’t quite explain clearly. Was CDK’s grandpa also have a role in this?
    – Writer, why did you decide to end in episode 52? (Because I really love this drama!!)
    – What happen to CDK’s own company (his own build company-not Haesung group)? Seems not continuing.
    – Why didn’t give Seo Ji Ho and Choi Seo Hyun more air time?
    – Choi Seo Hyun seems didn’t get any attention from her parents and grandparent, even she’s CDK’s parents.

    and other questions. But, this writer become one of few my favorite drama writers (beside Kim Eun Sook, Kang Eun Kyung, No Hee Kyung, and Ha Myung Hee). Can’t wait for other project, writer So Hyun Kyung and others!! Hope this drama may get some awards for this year!! (although mostly this drama airs in 2017).

  8. 208
    selie_selfie Says:

    Time flies fast and this drama will come to end this Sunday!!
    What a good first impression for me to this weekend drama. Although the plot seems ordinary, but it seems not too ordinary for me. Because, until almost end of this drama, the woman lead (Shin Hye Sun) didn’t depend to male lead (Park Shi Hoo) to reach her own success. By support from her family. Then, it wasn’t usual because male lead rotation of his life story (rich- a bit poor- a success- back to become rich again).

    Wonder when Shin Hye Sun’s character will fly to Finland. Is it going to be force-ending? I hope they will happy ever after. I don’t want the ending is just like when the two main lead meet at a distance only or the two main lead shake their hands and smile. NOOOOO…!!! I Hope not!!!

  9. 209
    cathleen Says:

    I simply have to say goodbye to one of few most beloved and high-rated drama in 2017!!

    Although the casting wasn’t runs smoothly (for female lead), but in my opinion Shin Hye Sun is the right choice for this drama and make such a good chemistry with Park Shi Hoo. It’s time for her to get another lead in miniseries or mid-length drama, not just in weekend drama, because her acting is better than before. Recommend to watch!!

    @selie_selfie: I agree with you, hope the ending didn’t like those. I just hope a real beautiful ending, hehehehe…..

  10. 210
    cathleen Says:

    One more thing…sometimes, as a K-Drama fan, I saw some Korean netizens said that Shin Hye Sun’s and Seo Eun Soo’s look is not good or too ordinary (need some surgery). I thought “Whoa…whoa..hold your horse, netizens.” In my opinion, they are beautiful in their way. Beautiful and fresh to K-Drama actress.

  11. 211
    nina34 Says:

    @cathleen: In my opinion, both of them seems have “natural beauty” and fresh. Just suitable for their role in “My Golden Life.”

    Imagine if there’s such a sisterhood in real life (there’s always ups and downs in sister’s relationship). One of my favorite drama in 2017-2018!! Make it to my own list of K-Drama’s favorite!!

  12. 212
    Hyeongnam Says:

    @tania All your questions are answered if you watched the drama which ends tonight I think (Sun 11th March).

    #204 USA
    I believe all the special episodes aired already. The dates are listed under “Note” above.

  13. 213
    Hyeongnam Says:

    Kyun Mi Ri’s daughters are stunning beauties. Her daughter Lee Da In who plays Do Kyung’s other sister Seo Hyun is even prettier than her older sister Yoo Bi.

  14. 214
    Bubut Says:

    The Ratings is on a Downward trajectory because the story shifted to the health of the father instead of the Love story of DK and JA,

  15. 215
    nita Says:

    There are few dramas that when they have high ratings, the end of the story for some reasons seems dissapointing, and this happens now. Maybe for some people, “it’s a happy ending in their own way.” or the writer let viewers make some conclusions whether it’s a happy ending or not.

    As a one of the viewer, there are some questions left. First and foremost question: Why 52, not 54?? The story seems forced for love story between CDK and SJA. But, they’ve worked hard to become uncommon in happy ending of weekend drama. I just dissapoint how they end this drama.

  16. 216
    vian Says:

    There are few things hanging in this drama, left unclear. Seems the writer writing in a hurry to finish, and when I saw the last episode, it looks not that good nor bad, but tend to bit bad. Need a bit of smart mind to understand what this drama about. Because viewers might not see what does it mean by “My Golden Life.” Goodbye and thanks for the hardwork!!

    @cathleen: I have a bit disagreement with you. Maybe recommend to watch, but not that high after watch the ending.

  17. 217
    selie_selfie Says:

    Well…what I don’t want to happen becomes to reality.
    Ok, all of you have work hard for this drama. Hope Shin Hye Sun and Park Shi Hoo will meet in another drama (whether miniseries, mid-length, or another weekend drama.)

  18. 218
    Dulce Says:

    MGL finally ended today and what else I can say? The writer lost it, with this kind of ending I think most viewers had a bad taste in their mouth. The actors/actress did a wonderful job of portraying their characters. It will be a while before I watch another 50 ep drama from KBS.

    Still, I would like to thank the entire MGL team for their hard work.

  19. 219
    Daniela Says:

    Well, it seems that I misunderstood who are the main characters of this drama. In fact, MGL had one main character and it was Seo TeSoo.
    If I have this perspective then the end is sufficient.
    Having JiAn-DoKyung couple’s perspective it’s a lame ending.
    That nice poster fooled me, really. I feel cheated somehow.
    Anyways, congratulations to the whole cast and crew for their hard work.

  20. 220
    USA Says:

    The drama took a turn unbeknownst to its audience. Wow. perhaps this drama honored the fatherhood more than the typical rich/poor love story dramas. In retrospect, I enjoyed it. It was meaningful. When Seo Tae-Soo got the DaeSang award, that was a hint. I’m ok with the ending. JiAn and CDK will end up together. It’d have been more satisfying to watch JiAn and her sister’s weddings, but without their father, it’d be a sad affair too. Congrats to the crew, hope you all get much needed rest! To the next drama with higher ratings than this! Which actor/ess will deliver?

  21. 221
    Claire Says:

    At first, I decided watching this long-drama because I’m a fan of Park Shi Hoo.
    But it turns out I love the whole cast.

    Love this drama from start to the end.
    Never get bored watching each episode.

    Really a fresh, warm hearted and heart breaking story.
    Crying out loud when watching episode 51 :(((((
    Saranghaeyoo appaaa..

    I’m so sad when this drama comes to the end.
    Congratulations for every crew who make this drama happen. Good joob writer-nim!
    Hope you all will make a next greater drama. 🙂

  22. 222
    tigerb Says:

    the golden life in this series is neither of the main leads, it couldn’t be as they are still young. like the previous series in the same time slot, it’s a family oriented drama and dwells in the life of the father, through the lives of his family. he had resolved all his issues before passing on. some parts of his were sad, but it’s reality depicted.

  23. 223
    tigerb Says:

    @Daniela: it was a good run to enjoy psh’s acting in this series. for the longest time, i was waiting where it would depict a golden life for psh’s role or the female lead’s, turned out to be the father’s. hope to see him in another drama, an upbeat one this time. see you then!

  24. 224
    tigerb Says:

    @Daniela: i meant to see psh in another drama! pretty soon!

  25. 225
    Daniela Says:

    @ tiger

    I enjoy his acting too. I hope we’ll see Park Si Hoo in another drama this year, probable in autumn.

  26. 226
    Neea Says:

    what a big disappointment! I had high hopes for a great ending, but, huh? Just like that?

  27. 227
    Daniela Says:

    The scriptwriter was very generous with DoKyung’s grandfather because chairman Noh’s life was literally a golden life and with happy ending.

  28. 228
    Mag Says:

    After TS got punched by Dk’s dad, slapped by Dk’s grandpa and kneeling Infront of grandpa. That’s pretty much sums up the ending of both leads relationship . TS and JA have had their duties paid overboard.
    This drama is very realistic which I love it very much in a way those that suppose to be together, didn’t happen and likewise. Those that suppose to die is still alive and likewise. Those that suppose to struggle, life is so easy for them and likewise.
    The secret message to the ending was shown in TS last conversation to JA. “The next time when you visit me, the first person that come to your thought isn’t me, you should go with your heart”.
    To me that’s the ending of romance no matter how many sweet white lies or funny final moments.
    There’s no way Ja is going to forget her beloved dad.

    Love it so much that the drama freed TS and JA but my withdrawal hits me so hard from Ts’s death. I’m still recovering.

  29. 229
    YDG Says:

    This is the best drama so far. Everything was well thought of. I hope another of this kind comes soon!

  30. 230
    YDG Says:

    Yes, It will be awhile before I take on a next 50-ep drama. MGL is hard to get over with! I’m watching it a 3rd time.

  31. 231
    Tantaratina Says:

    Congratulations for several nominations at 54th Baeksang Arts Awards 2018 ! (Top Excellence Actor: Chun Ho Jin, Top Excellence Actress: Shin Hye Sun, Supporting Actress Awards: Na Young Hee, New Actress Awards: Seo Eun Soo, Best Drama, and Popularity Awards).

    Proves that this drama displayed excellence quality in story and actors/actresses (according to the judges and viewers), also their hardwork in acting. Although, it isn’t an easy road because this drama has to compete with: Mother (tvN, 2018), Misty (JTBC, 2018), Woman of Dignity (JTBC, 2017) and Third Rate My Way (KBS2, 2017). Pray and hope the best result for My Golden Life team. FIGHTING!!

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