A cameo from Kim Seul-gi (Second to Last Love) is just the thing to lift my mood and distract me from the fact that MBC’s Wednesday-Thursday drama Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju is soon coming to an end. *SNIFF* The delightful little underdog drama about weightlifting heroine Lee Sung-kyung and her adorable friends-to-lovers romance with Nam Joo-hyuk comes from writer Yang Seung-hee of last year’s hit tvN rom-com Oh My Ghostess, which starred Kim Seul-gi as a lusty virgin ghost who inhabited Park Bo-young’s body (and kept trying to jump Jo Jung-seok’s bones).
That connection led Kim Seul-gi to film a cameo for Weightlifting Fairy, in which she also reunites with Oh My Ghostess co-star Kang Ki-young, who plays Bok-ju’s hapless Uncle Dae-ho. Kim Seul-gi will play an employee at the local supermarket in Bok-ju’s neighborhood, and her character will end up on a soju date with Uncle Dae-ho. Aw, but does that mean he gets dumped by Coach Choi? Or has he already been dumped and I’m just in denial about it?
Maybe if they use her cameo the same way they used Ji-soo’s or Seohyun’s in previous weeks—to incite jealousy in the pairs of friends who had lopsided feelings—it’ll be a way for Uncle Dae-ho to get Coach Choi back. Not that riding off into the sunset with the cute supermarket clerk wouldn’t be a good consolation prize. I don’t know if anything will top the hilarity of Nam Joo-hyuk flipping out in a jealous fit over Ji-soo being called “oppa” by his crush, but if anyone can be trusted to make the most out of a short comedic scene, it’s Kim Seul-gi.
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju will end its run next Wednesday, January 11, after which MBC will air a special preview of its follow-up drama Missing 9 on January 12.
- Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju: Episode 1
- Lee Jong-seok makes Weightlifting Fairy cameo appearance
- MBC’s experimental youth drama Three Colors of Fantasies goes on casting spree
- Su Ae leads her team of misfits on the ice in Take Off 2
- Yoon Doo-joon, Kim Seul-gi up for drama reunion in Second to Last Love
- Splish Splash Love: Episodes 1-2
- Yoon Doo-joon and Kim Seul-gi’s time-slip fantasy romance
- Oh My Ghostess: Episode 1
- Kim Seul-gi joins Oh My Ghostess as lusty virgin ghost