Yoon Ji-woo Breaks the Mold of a Female Lead in K-Dramas in ‘My Name.’


Fans and audiences have highly praised Han So-hee in her new lead role in Netflix’s My Name Korean drama. While K-dramas often follow well-known tropes that help drive its storyline, the My Name K-drama breaks a few rules regarding Yoon Ji-woo (Han).

The female character’s story down a dark path of revenge after her father is murdered is the essence of the K-drama.

While director Kim Jin-min and Han’s co-stars applaud the actor’s grit and dedication to her role, Ji-woo also deserves needed praise. My Name’s Ji-woo is a strong female lead never before seen in a K-drama that fans can admire.

[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers about My Name.]

Yoon Ji-woo is her own self-made heroine in ‘My Name’

The crux of My Name’s storyline centered around Ji-woo is her broken heart and backstory. In My Name episode 1, Ji-woo is a lonely and desolate character with no one to care for her. She is self-sufficient in every way as her father is never home.

At school, she has no friends, and the neighborhood has cast her away after learning her father is a gangster.

As her story progressed, it became more evident that she had no one to rely on, and it was up to her to become her own hero. Ji-woo’s only driving motive is avenging her father’s murder, and if no one wished to help her, she would do so alone.

Even after being taken in by Mu-jin (Park Hee-soon), it was still up to her to survive in a world of crime.

Even as an officer, she did a lot of her personal vengeance alone and displayed that she did not need a helping hand from her teammates. Ji-woo ultimately relies on herself when the person she trusted most becomes her enemy.

‘My Name’s’ Yoon Ji-woo does not get her happily ever after

‘My Name’: A Complete Breakdown of the K-Drama’s Storyline and Ending

K-drama fans can often expect the female lead of a drama to get a good ending somehow. It is either her past is resolved, or she finally gets shot at true love. My Name had a small twist that fans were not expecting. Near the end, she is taken in by Pil-do (Ahn Bo-hyun) and goes to his safe house on the beach.

Through the course of the K-drama, Pil-do comes to trust Ji-woo and even more so after learning about her past.

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