When I first heard of KBS weekend drama My Golden Life it was all around the controversial casting of male lead Park Shi Hoo who had been surrounded by scandal since a rape allegation from 5 years ago was settled out of court. I totally didn’t bother to check out the production team but now I’m super torn in really wanting to watch it because it’s from established and ratings-hit screenwriter So Hyun Kyung who wrote Brilliant Legacy/Shining Inheritance, 49 Days, My Daughter Seo Young, Two Weeks and most recently Second Time Twenty Again. She also wrote Prosecutor Princess wherein lies the Park Shi Hoo connection, and most importantly her weekend drama streak is absolutely golden, pun intended. My Golden Life continued the KBS weekend drama streak and premiered with 19.7% ratings in episode 1 and rose 4% to 23.9% in episode 2. Looks like Park Shi Hoo isn’t deterring viewers from the drama which has a sprawling ensemble cast of Shin Hye Sun, Lee Tae Hwan, Seo Eun Soo, Lee Tae Sung and veterans Chun Ho Jin and Kim Hye Ok.