Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo (2016-2017)


Yeokdoyojeong Gim Bokju (original title)

Director: Oh Hyun-jong
Writer: Yang Hee-seung
Stars: Lee Song-Kyoung, Nam Joo-Hyuk Nam

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.


An all feel-good series from the start ’til the end about school, friendships, first loves and heartbreaks, with lots of college kilig scenes in each episode. This will probably take you back to the memories of your high school/college love.


The story deviated from the usual rich-poor love story, or the story between two popular kids in school, or the one where the one of the protagonists turns beautiful/handsome after being turned down, and so forth. Joon Young and Book Joo’s is a love story which blossomed from friendship. Yung gwapo ang naghahabol dito besh, maiba lang.


This series also maximized Korea’s beauty in autumn and spring by shooting in scenic places. Even the cafes and restaurants featured in the series are very youthful and hipster.

All the characters are very loveable. There are no villains. Si Joon Young lang ang petty dito, petty ng issues. :p Pero ang gwapo ni oppa!