Drama: Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo (literal title)
Revised romanization: Yeokdoyojung Kimbokjoo
Director: Oh Hyun-Jong (A New Leaf / Dr. Jin)
Writer: Yang Hee-Seung (Oh my Ghost)
Release Date: November 23, 2016 —
Air time: Wednesdays & Thursdays 22:00
Country: South Korea
Lee Sung-Kyung as Kim Bok-Joo
Kim Bok-ju is a naturally strong girl who’s only known barbells her whole life, and stands up for injustice,
but is shy and awkward around boys. The drama will be about her embarrassing and
stormy first love and her growth as an athlete.
Nam Joo-Hyuk as Jung Joon-Hyung
A talented swimmer with a playful personality, who suffers a major setback in his professional career.
Lee Jae-Yoon as Jung Jae-Yi
The first man who makes Bok-ju’s heart flutter — he’s Joon-hyung’s cousin and
a former athlete who’s now a doctor at an obesity clinic.
Kyung Soo-Jin as Song Shi-Ho
An overachieving rhythmic gymnast, a silver medalist in the Asian Games
who works herself to the bone to stay on top.