Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung Kyung) is a gifted weightlifter, but she also thinks that her chosen sport scared potential suitors away. Not until she meets her childhood friend Jung Joon Hyung (Nam Joo-hyuk,) a swimming prodigy in their university. The two college athletes started off as friends, with Bok Joo crushing on Joon Hyung’s brother while Joon Hyung deals with the return of his ex-girlfriend in school, but what happens when Joon Hyung starts falling for Bok Joo instead? Will Bok Joo instantly accept his feelings for her?
“Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo” is one of the most well-loved romantic comedy series in 2016, and is garnering attention even up to this day. The drama instantly became a hit among the younger audience due to its relatable plot featuring a teenage girl in a slump who’s also awkward when it comes to her crush. The older audience, however, love the nostalgic feel the drama gives.
The series is overflowing with “kilig” scenes and comedic punchlines that’ll make you laugh every episode. Additionally, this coming-of-age drama showcases a story about first love, friendship, family, and young students’ pivotal decisions when it comes to their dreams.
All in all, “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo” is a light series that you can turn to if you need a good laugh, and is one of the perfect Korean dramas for new fans.