Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

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This is a really cute drama that uses childhood friendship, but in a cute way.

Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung Kyung) is a promising female weightlifter, who’s father has pushed her into working hard for her passion. While her father, Kim Chang Gul (Ahn Kil Kang), works hard at his restaurant and her uncle, Kim Dae Ho (Kang Ki Young), is trying to break into the entertainment industry. As the weightlifting team is not popular with boys, no one on the team has a boyfriend, well that is until Jung Joon Hyung (Nam Joo Hyuk) notices Bok Joo.

Joon Hyung is a swimmer in the same school as Bok Joo. One day, on campus, he bumps into Bok Joo and doesn’t recognize her until she comes back to give him back his handkerchief. When she falls into the pool and he saves her, the puzzle pieces starts to fall into place. As soon as they recognize each other Joon Hyung starts hanging out with Bok Joo and picks their relationship back up again.

The relationship in this drama is cute. Bok Joo is not the typical cute girl, or even a relatively thin girl. She very realistic that way. When she starts putting on weight to go up a weight group, Joon Hyung simply encourages her, as weightlifting is her passion. They show a very healthy relationship, where they talk openly and love each other even though they have their flaws. It also shows that even people who are not stereotypical pretty can find love and be happy. This drama just left me with a good feeling in general. This is definitely worth a watch as it’s a very happy go lucky drama.

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Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

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This is a fun drama and I liked it a lot. I’ve been in a lull when it comes to watching dramas. This one caught my attention quickly.

We follow Do Bong Soon (Park Bo Young), she is an aspiring game developer and an extremely strong woman. Every woman in her family is gifted with amazing strength in order to help the less fortunate. There is a catch, however, if they ever use their strength for personal gain or to hurt an innocent then they will forever lose their powers. Though Bo Young tries to hide her powers she constantly uses them to save people. One day she crosses paths with An Min Hyuk (Park Hyung Sik) and he becomes infatuated with her. He tracks her down and convinces her to be his bodyguard as an opportunity to work at his company.  She jumps at the chance to work for his company. However, while he’s pining over her and trying to get her to notice him she only has eyes for her high school crush In Gook Du (Ji Soo).

With girls being abducted from their neighbourhood, Gook Du is busy trying to catch the culprit which makes the people around him targets. With Bong Soon’s sense of justice, she tries to help with the most that she can. Which is difficult because he doesn’t know about her strength.

The concept is cute as is the chemistry between the 2 main characters. Though, really, all of the leads have excellent chemistry. The 2 men both have Bong Soon’s best interest at heart. The over-arcing story was also interesting, it wasn’t just the normal romantic comedy. I love dramas that are a little bit darker that make you think. I will mention one thing though, Kim Won Hae stole the show for me. He plays 2 drastically different characters and I loved it. Definitely, suggest you watch it for yourself.