16 November 2016
| 92% |
11 January 2017
| Kim Joon-suk
Lee Sung-kyoung; Nam Joo-hyuk; Lee Jae-yoon; Kyung Soo-jin
Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Coming of age, Sports, Romantic comedy
The Legend of the Blue, Romantic Doctor - Teacher, Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Y, Guardian: The Lonely and Great, Cheese in the Trap
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo (Hangul: 역도요정 김복주; RR: Yeokdo-yojeong Gim Bok-ju) is a South Korean television series starring Lee Sung-kyoung in the title role. It is a coming-of-age sports drama, inspired by the life of Olympic gold-medalist Jang Mi-ran. It airs on MBC every Wednesday and Thursday at 22:00 (KST) starting November 16, 2016 to January 11, 2017.
The series was a commercial failure and only averaged single-digit audience rating of 4.6%. It ranked last against public broadcasting dramas airing in the same time-slot throughout its run.
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo Wikipedia
A coming-of-age story about a group of college athletes who are fighting for their dreams, experiencing and finding love in the process, and growing every step of the way.Lee Sung-kyoung as Kim Bok-joo
A naturally gifted weightlifter with an ambitious personality. She stands up for injustice, but is shy and awkward around boys. She hides her insecurities and fragile heart under her strong exterior.
Nam Joo-hyuk as Jung Joon-hyung
Bok-joo's best friend, a talented swimmer with a playful personality. He suffers a trauma that began when he made a false start at his first big international competition and got disqualified.
Lee Jae-yoon as Jung Jae-yi
Joon-hyung's cousin and older brother. A former athlete who becomes an obesity doctor due to an injury. His gentle and kind personality makes him the first man that Bok-joo falls in love with.
Kyung Soo-jin as Song Shi-ho
A top-class rhythmic gymnast, who won a silver medal at the Asian Games at the age of eighteen. She is an overachiever, and is under constant stress about her developing figure, which causes her to break up with Joon-hyung.
Ahn Gil-kang as Kim Chang-gul
Bok-joo's father, a former weightlifter who owns a fried chicken restaurant
Kang Ki-young as Kim Dae-ho
Bok-joo's uncle, a part-time aspiring actor who works at the restaurant
Jung In-gi as Joon-hyung's maternal uncle and foster father
Lee Jung-eun as Joon-hyung's maternal aunt and foster mother
The series is written by Yang Hee-seung of the 2015 romantic comedies Oh My Ghostess and High School King of Savvy; and directed by PD Oh Hyun-joong of 7th Grade Civil Servant. The first script reading took place on August, 2016 at MBC broadcasting station in Sangam, Seoul, South Korea.In the table below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
Note: Episode 14 didn't air as scheduled (Thursday, December 29) due to MBC Entertainment Awards.