‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju’


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | January 14, 2017 | 105 Comments
We’re winding down with a number of shows these days, which means we’ll soon be greeted with an influx of new titles. (The cycle, it never ends, it just goes on and on and onnnnn….) Are you glad to be sending off the ending shows, or sad to say goodbye? Or maybe one of those... More »


Drama Recaps
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju: Episode 16 (Final)
by | January 12, 2017 | 306 Comments
There’s such a bittersweet joy in sending your children off to become adults, and that’s exactly how I feel, seeing this show end. But all baby birds must leave the nest, and it’s time for Bok-ju and Joon-hyung and all their friends to spread their wings. It’s been a nearly perfect journey from beginning to... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | January 7, 2017 | 176 Comments
It’s a new year, although we haven’t been hit with any brand-new shows yet. (That’ll be for later this month—everybody brace yourselves for a sudden influx of material!) After last week’s year-end pre-emptions resulted in a paltry drama airing schedule, it was a bit of a relief to get a full slate this week, though... More »


Drama Recaps
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju: Episode 15
by | January 6, 2017 | 346 Comments
Bok-ju’s and Joon-hyung’s roles are reversed in this episode, as suddenly he’s the one that needs her to be there to support him through a difficult time. But it’s not an easy job to be someone’s rock, as Bok-ju is finding out — the job comes with a pretty hefty emotional price tag of its... More »


Drama Recaps
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju: Episode 14
by | January 5, 2017 | 196 Comments
This episode delivers a lot of forward motion for everyone, as characters begin to decide what kind of people they’re willing to be. It’s not always the young who have growing up to do… sometimes even adults need to mature and learn to accept, speak up, and go for what they want.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Seul-gi reunites with Oh My Ghostess crew on Weightlifting Fairy
by | January 3, 2017 | 56 Comments
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... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | December 31, 2016 | 58 Comments
It’s the last What We’re Watching of the year! This week was probably a trial of patience for those of you live-watching shows that got pre-empted for year-end awards ceremonies, though it was probably great if you’re a fan of year-end ceremonies. I like awards… but I always feel a little bereft when my dramas... More »


Drama Recaps
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju: Episode 13
by | December 29, 2016 | 335 Comments
As much as this drama can make me nostalgic for the days of my youth, at times it also makes me very glad that those times are behind me. Growing up is difficult, and things like first love aren’t always all about sweet kisses and first snows. Becoming an adult means learning what you’re willing... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | December 24, 2016 | 119 Comments
Merry whichever-seasonal-festivity-you-celebrate! Hope your end-of-year holiday season has been warm and fuzzy, and that your drama-watching has been happily satisfying. Or maybe you’ve taken a break to spend time with people instead, which is probably a good idea too. Me, well, there’s no curing the addiction, so the dramas play on. –javabeans... More »


Drama Recaps
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju: Episode 12
by | December 23, 2016 | 355 Comments
Even the promise of romance can sometimes feel awkward, especially when it’s not clear whether you’re friends, or dating, or something else entirely. Joon-hyung is desperate to prove himself to Bok-ju, but he’s got to be careful if he doesn’t want to scare her off. And when push comes to shove, caring for someone isn’t... More »