Weighlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

Title: Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
Genre: Romantic comedy, coming of age
Leads: Lee Sung Kyung, Nam Joo Hyuk, Lee Jae Yoon
Premise: A female weightlifter finds herself on a journey of self-discovery when she has to navigate first loves and friendships and plans for the future.
Rating ★★★★☆ (4.5)
Describe the show with a hashtag: #Sweg


This drama is about college athletes who are fighting for their dreams and finding love. Kim Bok Joo is a female weightlifter influenced by her former weightlifter father and Jung Joon Hyung is a born swimmer but he suffers from ‘start trauma’. The pair went to the same elementary school but lost contact and eventually reunite in their sports college. Song Shi Ho is a rhythm gymnast who is Joon Hyung's ex-girlfriend and she becomes Bok Joo's roommate.

My Feelings

This drama is very light-hearted but does not lack depth, and although I had a few issues with it, I really enjoyed it. We see the main character Bok Joo go through very real emotions and life decisions. She has her first real crush and has to discover for herself whether weightlifting is what she wants for her future. Then there's Joon Hyung who seems a bit silly and unserious on the surface but we discover is also going through some heart-wrenching issues. The best part of this drama is how all the stories blend in together and although there weren't any major backstories for the supporting characters, they played their roles as supporting characters very well and their characters didn't feel empty.

It's such an amazing drama with a little bit of drama and lots of love and laughs. Go for it!


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