Romantic comedy / Coming-of-Age

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

Based on the true story of weightlifting champion Jang Mi-ran, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo delivers a glimpse into the trials and tribulations of a group of determined University athletes and the relentless pursuit of their dreams.

Determined Bok-joo (Lee Sung-kyung) finds her first crush in the most unlikely place – at an obesity clinic.  To keep in contact with the Doctor (Jung Jae-yi), she enlists his help to manage her weight, but is challenged by his younger brother Jung Joon-hyung (Nam Joo-hyuk) constantly along the way.  

Directed by: Oh Hyun-jong
Written by: Yang Hee-seung
Starring: Lee Sung-kyung, Nam Joo-hyuk, Lee Jae-yoon, Kyung Soo-jin
Extended Cast: Cho Hye-jung, Lee Joo-young, Choi Moo-sung, Jang Young-nam, Lee Bit-na, Moon Ji-yoon, Jo Mi-nyeo, Yoo Joon-hong, Noh Yeong-joo, Lee Ye-bin, Ji Il-joo, Kim Jae-hyun, Kim Woo-hyuk, Choi Woong, Lee Ji-hoon, Kim Nam-woo, Kwon Hyuk-beom, Cho Soo-hyang, Ray Yang, Lee Seul, Oh Ha-nui, Kim Yoo-ji, Jung Yoo-jin, Ahn Gil-kang, Kang Ki-young, Jung In-ji, Lee Jung-eun, Yoo Da-in, Park Woo-sang, Kim Hyun-jung, Jung Hyun-seok, Park Jung-min, Park Gun-lak, Lee Joon-hee, Lim Uk-jin, Lim Geun-seo, Jung Soo-in, Seo Kwang-jae, Choi Nam-wook, Kim Cha-kyung, Seo Wang-seok, Yoo Yeong-bin, Jeon Ji-ahn, Heo Min-kang, Tae Won-seok, Lee Suk-jin, Lim Seo-jung, Yoo Yeong-bin, Yoon Jin-hee, Jota, Lee Soo-ji, Lee Jong-suk, Yoon Yoo-sun, Shin A-young, Ahn Il-kwon, Noh Woo-jin, Z Hera, Ji Soo, Seohyun, Min Suung-wook, Sim Seul-gi
Original network: MBC TV
Original release: 14 November 2016 - 13 January 2017
No. of episodes: 16
Running Time: 60 minutes
Executive producer(s): Oh Min-soo, Kim Sang-heon
Production Company(s): Chorokbaem Media
Distributor: MBC
Source: MBC