Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo


  • Title: 역도 요정 김복주 / Yukdo Yojung Kim Bok Joo (Yeokdo Yojeong Kim Bok Ju)
  • Genre: Romance, sports, comedy
  • Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Nov-16 to 2017-Jan-11
  • Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 22:00
  • Original Soundtrack: Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo OST


A story of love and dreams between three young potential athletes: weightlifter Kim Book Joo, swimmer Jung Joon Hyung, rhythmic-gymnast Song Shi Ho, and the nutritionist Jung Jae Yi, Joon Hyung's older brother.

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Main cast
Weightlifting team
Swimming team
Rhythmic gymnastics team
Bok Joo's family
Joon Hyung's family
  • Yoon Jin Hee as winner of weightlifting contest (ep 1)
  • Jota as Cha Tae Hoon (swimmer) (ep 1, 15)
  • Lee Soo Ji as Goo Seul (weightlifter) (ep 1)
  • Lee Jong Suk as Jong Suk (chicken restaurant's customer) (ep 2)
  • Kim Gun as Joon Hyung's elementary school friend (ep 2)
  • Ahn Il Kwon as bar fight combatant (ep 3)
  • Noh Woo Jin (노우진) as bar fight combatant (ep 3)
  • Yoon Yoo Sun as Kim Jung Yun (Joon Hyung's biological mother) (ep 6, 14-15)
  • Z.Hera as Song Shi Un (Shi Ho's younger sister) (ep 8-9, 13)
  • Ji Soo as Bok Joo's co-worker (ep 11)
  • Seo Hyun as Hwan Hee (Jae Yi's ex-girlfriend) (ep 12)
  • Min Sung Wook as Sang Gu (Jae Yi's senior) (ep 12)
  • Seo Kwang Jae as Kim Kyung Min (ep 13)
  • Kim Seul Gi as supermarket employee (ep 15)

Production Crs


  • 2016 MBC Drama Awards: Excellence Award - Miniseries - Actress (Lee Sung Kyung)
  • 2016 MBC Drama Awards: Best New Actor Award (Nam Joo Hyuk)

Episode Ratings

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  • The title character, Kim Bok Joo, is based loosely on the real-life South Korean Olympic weightlifter Jang Mi Ran.

External Links

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