K-Drama Review: ‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo’ The Life of a Female Weightlifter Who Isn’t Obsessed With Appearances

10 Reasons Why You Should Watch K-Drama ‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo’


The story is Mildly Typical of Young People and Full of Laughter

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This drama tells the story of the love journey of a female weightlifting student named Kim Bok-joo. One day she gets acquainted with a special nutrition doctor named Jung Jae-yi and falls in love with him. Kim Bok-joo, who is supposed to lift weight for her competition, faces a dilemma because she has taken a diet program from her favorite doctor. The problem is getting increasingly complicated when doctor Jung Jae-yi turns out to be the older brother of her childhood friend Jung Joon-hyung, who is currently a swimming athlete.

This Drama Teaches That Beautiful is not Only to be Slim but Comes From the Inner Beauty


As a weight lifter, Kim Bok-joo certainly has a large and tall body. This occasionally makes her insecure in matters of love. But this drama teaches that not all men see a woman from her outer appearance but also from her inner beauty.

The Chemistry Between Kim Bok-joo and Jung Joon-hyung is Really Funny


Even though it is played by a newcomer artist, Lee Sung-kyung and Nam Joo-hyuk can play Kim Bok-joo and Jung Joon-hyung very well. Although on the outside it seems like Jung Joon-hyung often teases Kim Bok-joo but basically Jung Joon-hyung is a very caring person. Even Jung Joon-hyung is willing to do anything when Kim Bok-joo is broken-hearted.

The Friendship between Kim Bok-joo and Her Friends is Also Really Cool


The friendship between Kim Bok-joo, Lee Sun-ok, and Jung Nan-hee is really cool. Equally, their weight lifters are often dubbed gangsters by men, but that doesn’t make them dizzy. It is precisely when one of them is hurt that they will install their own body in the front to defend her.

This Drama Demonstrates That Being an Athlete is Not Easy


So far, sports or athletes majors are less attractive to young people, especially for weightlifting. But here, we can learn about the struggle of weightlifting athletes to be able to win, starting from running every morning, lifting weights 30 times a day until they eat 3 times more than ordinary people. Not only that, but we also learn about gymnastics. The struggle of gymnastics athletes is also no less severe where they have to maintain a certain amount of weight and exercise continuously day and night.

Has a Unique Backsound for Every Funny Scene


This drama has a unique back sound for every funny scene, the WHAAAT words!!! In my opinion, this back sound makes the drama come alive and even funnier. We can find a similar back sound in the drama Reply 1997, Reply 1994, and Reply 1988, which is the sound of a goat … Mbeeek … hehehehe

This is one of the most hilarious scenes in Weightlifting fairy Kim Bok-joo.

Presenting the famous Cameo


In the drama Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo, there are lots of famous cameos, from top actor Lee Jong-suk to the youngest member of Girl’s Generation, Seohyun.

A soundtrack that is Pleasant to Hear and Makes You Feel Carried Away


As explained above, the soundtrack to the drama Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo contains songs performed by the best soundtrack artists that will make you feel carried away.

Even Though it is Light and Refreshing, There are Also Sad Points that can Bring The Audience to Drift Into The Story


Even though they don’t dominate, the sad moments in this drama are enough to kill about five sheets of tissue. It should be noted that Kim Bok-joo’s father is sick and has to go on dialysis. His strong desire to make Kim Bok-joo a professional weight lifting athlete makes him still work in a restaurant, serving a chicken menu with his Bok Chicken name every day. The most touching scene, in my opinion, is when Kim Bok-joo’s father wants to be operated on and Kim Bok-joo finds insurance papers that can be cashed when her father is dead.

The Word that Kim Bok-joo and Her Friends Often Pronounce is Characteristic


On several occasions, Kim Bok-joo and her friends often use the word “SWAG” in a unique and very funny style.