TV Series

Weightlifting Fairy : Korean Drama Review


A coming-of-age story about a group of college athletes who are fighting for their dreams, experiencing and finding love in the process, and growing every step of the way.(source:



Lee Sung-kyung as Kim Bok-joo

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A naturally gifted weightlifter with an ambitious personality. She stands up for injustice, but is shy and awkward around boys. She hides her insecurities and fragile heart under her strong exterior.

Nam Joo-hyuk as Jung Joon-hyung

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Bok-joo’s best friend, a talented swimmer with a playful personality. He suffers a trauma that began when he made a false start at his first big international competition and got disqualified.

Lee Jae-yoon as Jung Jae-yi

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Joon-hyung’s cousin and older brother. A former athlete who becomes an obesity doctor due to an injury. His gentle and kind personality makes him the first man that Bok-joo falls in love with.

Kyung Soo-jin as Song Shi-ho

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A top-class rhythmic gymnast, who won a silver medal at the Asian Games at the age of eighteen. She is an overachiever, and is under constant stress about her developing figure, which causes her to break up with Joon-hyung.


  • Sports University
  • Doctor Jae Yi’s Clinic
  • Bok Joo’s Chicken House
  • Dormitory (Bok Joo’s room)
  • Swimming Practice Place


  1. You & I (바보야) – Kim Jong Wan (김종완) of NELL ~sweet scenes of the couple
  2. Dreaming (꿈꾼다) – Han Hee Jung (한희정)  – ending episode song
  3.  From Now On (앞으로) –  Kim Min Seung (김민승) ~ Fun scenes with friends
  4.  Somehow (왠지 요즘) – J. MEE (제이미)  – comedy moments

Comments and Suggestions: 

I discovered the drama on some of the bloggers I follow post on twitter. They would always describe this as an addicting series that you wouldn’t resist to watch. At first I don’t really notice it in the news feed until it happened to watch it too. The #SWAG charm of this K-series did capture me completely. My cousin has a copy of this series in her EHD so let’s binge on!

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For so many years I am watching Asian drama series, I haven’t encountered yet a story which the female lead is a “weightlifter”. I think creating a WEIGHTLIFTING FAIRY character is a good idea. The story itself is unique already that will make you be drawn with curiosity. Though, the comedy really reminds me of Hana Kimi Japan (if you know that jdrama). They both have the same setting as an Sports University. The humor is the same with sound effects and facial expressions that never fails me to laugh out loud everytime. My most favorite funny scene would be Kim Bok Joo’s Jealously (blind date scene). It made me cry out of laughing! :)) Hahaha!

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The personality of  characters in WLF are also adorable and suitable. The choice of actor and actress has given justice with all the characters that made WLF more interesting and engaging.  Bok Joo’s loyal friends are really #squadgoals.

I can’t count anymore how many times they are eating together in this series. Haha! They are always eating everywhere may it be in the chicken shop, canteen, dormitory and university grounds. Well, that must be the life of the weightlifters because you can’t lift anything without energy. Say No! to energy gap. So,  I remember when Bok Joo signed up for a diet program in the hospital just to see her doctor crush. #spoileralert Bok Joo’s character is strong but a bit naive especially when it comes to love.As the drama goes, you will love her more because she is simply just adorable. ❤ On the other hand, Joon Hyun is a mischievous and  stubborn man. He admire Bok Joo being warm and real person. He fall in love then.

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From #SWAGcouple to  #SWAGCoupleisReal is I think the best part of Weightlifting Fairy.  When I am already watching WLF, I told mom that the lead couple has a good chemistry. I was surprised to know that after 2 weeks I finish the drama that LSK and NJH are a couple for real already. So, I can’t control myself posting #swagcouple on twitter. Haha! In the drama, I like the relationship transition of bok joo and joon hyun from childhood friend, frenemies to real couple. They are so clingy!~ PDA to the max. It was really funny as well. XD

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Cute theme park date!~<3

After Graduation final kissu~~ :*
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Whenever I see them, I feel so giddy and in love. Haha~ They became my eye candy these past few days after finishing the drama. I have never been a fan again of a couple after the ice cream couple. I feel so good just seeing them together. Everything is good vibes and fun. Their chemistry is authentic.  I am so happy that I’ve got the chance to watch this K-series. Whoa!~

WEIGHTLIFTING FAIRY ~ KIM BOK JOO made me happy, inspired and just having this good vibes this summer 2017. It was awesome and swag! So far, this is the best K-series I watched this year. Should I watch out for more? I just want light genres because it kicks my stress away. Everybody needs a good laugh sometimes. Haha! Given more time I would like to re watch it once again.  Therefore, I recommend to everyone! Promise, you will enjoy watching this!~


Rating: 9 out of 10 


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