Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (2016)

These two dramas are slightly reminiscent of one another simply because of the happy theme and the sweet, light-hearted romance. Their storylines differ greatly, however the main characters I felt were a little similar. The male leads are both super romantics and as Louie would say, "perfect", boyfriend material. As for the leading ladies they're both characters i would strive to be more like--warm-hearted, caring and innocent.
Recommended by MariKim
Features a really cute strong female lead and an adorable couple.
Recommended by L Lawliet
two rival groups, lovable characters and school-centred slice of life!
Recommended by hosaki
They are both slice of life shows that deal with college life. Age of Youth deals more with making friends where Weightlifting Fairy leans more towards the romance side. Recommend watching both of them.
Recommended by SergeantFox
These two shows gave me the same fuzzy warm feeling inside! If you loved one, I feel safe in saying you will like the other, even thought they don't have much in common plot-wise.
They do share the same type of feeling and idea - watching two people slowly fall in love, completely and irrevocably, and once they are there, never waver.
Both couples are extremely adorable.
Both of these shows have the main characters surrounded by great friends and family members.
And both of these shows are #relationshipgoals and OTP!
Recommended by KatiaSchwarz
Both dramas have a similar feel with the main leads having a childhood connection between them. They're both cute, fluffy romances that make you love the main leads so much. They also have hilarious comedy.
Recommended by AmynaA
They both revolve around sports. I also think that, though the dynamic between the leads is different in each drama, the relationships start and grow in a similar way!
Recommended by alexa
The main couple from 'Weightlifting...' play supporting characters in 'Cheese...' and the plots have more differences than similarities, but if you look for college drama, those two are one of the best I've ever seen.
Recommended by Klaudia
Great humor and 'friends-turned-couple' type of dramas :D
Recommended by Klaudia
Both are sports dramas with good, but different types of humor, good romance (and for 'real' romance you have to wait quite long in both dramas).
'Whirlwind...' is more action than 'Weightlifting...' , but the second one has really great friendship and 'normal life' plot.
Recommended by Klaudia
Not similar in terms of storyline.. like at all
but both dramas give off a "fluffy"/cutesy feel
overall, both are fun and light dramas that you should try ;)
Recommended by wren
Both dramas represent youth & their problems in adolescent years. In a good way have a lesson about never giving up on dream much as in WFKBJ.
If you can watch Taiwanese dramas, give it a go!!
Recommended by Alyce
Colloge student life and how to pursue your passion and dreams in university.
Recommended by anastassia
Love for extracurricular activities, friends, quircky character and college life.
Recommended by anastassia
If you loved Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo because of the excessive fluff and cute moments between the two leads and an adorable (boyfriend material) male lead and for the comedic moments, then you'll love Lucky Romance!! They both have rivalry drama, although Lucky Romance is more dramatic and Weightlifting Fairy is more slow paced; the storyline of the two are not similar at all but more so the cute romance and male lead is what I find similar !
Recommended by Shay
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
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Alternative Titles

  • Native title:

    역도요정 김복주
  • Also Known as:

    Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju;


  • Country:

    South Korea
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  • Aired:

    Nov 16, 2016 to Jan 11, 2017
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    60 min.


  • Score:

    9.0 (scored by 13,101 users)
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