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K-Review: Weighlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

I had no idea what this series was about. A perfect clean slate for a new series to watch. 

The Plot

Kim Bok-Joo (Lee Sung-Kyung) is a promising collegiate female weightlifter. Her father runs a small chicken restaurant and her uncle wants to become an actor. She has a bright personality and strong sense of justice. Kim Bok-Joo and her friends on the female weightlifting team are not popular with the guys and they don’t have boyfriends. The weightlifting team and the rhythmic gymnastic team also don’t get along at all.

Meanwhile, Jung Joon-Hyung (Nam Joo-Hyuk) is a collegiate swimmer plagued with numerous false start disqualifications. He is 21-years-old and has a free spirit. His uncle and aunt raised him along with his cousin Jung Jae-Yi (Lee Jae-Yoon).

One day on campus, Kim Bok-Joo bumps into Jung Joon-Hyung while he is riding his bicycle. Her face looks familiar to Jung Joon-Hyung. After he leaves, Kim Bok-Joo picks up a handkerchief left behind by Jung Joon-Hyung. The handkerchief is very important to him and he begins looking for it.

Later, Kim Bok-Joo cleans and irons the handkerchief. She goes to the school’s swimming pool and gives back his handkerchief, but he explodes with anger when he sees that she cleaned it. Kim Bok-Joo then falls into the swimming pool and Jung Joon-Hyung jumps into the pool to save her. At that moment, Kim Bok-Joo and Jung Joon-Hyung realize where they have seen each other before. When they were both children, Kim Bok-Joo saved Jung Joon-Hyung’s life by catching him before he fell to the ground.

Kim Bok-Joo and Jung Joon-Hyung’s relationship now begins. –Asian Wiki

My Thoughts

I loved this series very much. It is a very light and fun series, truly heartwarming. I don’t really have much to say about this. LOL.

You know those series that you just watch but you still enjoy? FIVE THUMBS UP FOR THIS. 

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Why do I feel like this review will go nowhere?

But honestly, if I only had to give you guys one reason why you have to watch this. It’s because it’s relatable. A true coming of age story. As you watch it, you’ll find yourself looking back on your youth and thinking, was I like that when I was younger?

This series is not solely about love. It’s not solely about school, weightlifting, or family. It’s a perfect mix of how youth is spent. Most especially during the discovery years. It’s just a light and perfect story that will touch your hearts.

I know this review is trashy but I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I can’t find it in me to fully articulate my thoughts. If you reach until this part, just take my word for it and watch this series. Tell me what you think about it if you already watched this!

4 Comments

  1. I’ve heard a lot about this show and i’ve seen memes about it all over Facebook, haha. Thanks for reminding me to watch it! 😀

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