K-Drama Review: Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

K-Drama Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, 역도요정 김복주
Genre Friendship, Romance, Comedy, Drama
Episodes 16
Airing November 2016 – January 2017
Plot: A story of love and dreams between three young potential athletes: weightlifter Kim Book Joo, swimmer Jung Joon Hyung, rhythmic-gymnast Song Shi Ho, and the nutritionist Jung Jae Yi, Joon Hyung’s older brother. (credit)
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Rating:  (5/5)

I deliberately didn’t write more about the plot of Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo because I’m just going to assume that everyone who reads this is going to watch this drama anyway. Yes, EVERYONE.

Now, I think I’m really hard to please when it comes to dramas so trust me when I tell you that this drama was probably the best one I’ve seen yet. Yeah, even better than Age of Youth and Reply 1997.

I love light-hearted and happy dramas with a well done romance and comedy storyline. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo fulfilled all these criterias. The actors were amazing and I fell in love with Jung Joon Hyung. What a man. Sigh.

Everytime he said or did something cute to Bok Joo I freaked out and squealed like a pathetic fangirl. So yeah, there is that.

What I also loved about Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo was the well rounded ending. I even cried, not because it was sad, but because I actually loved it so much.

Definitely a must-see drama!

K-Drama Review: Age Of Youth

K-Drama Age of Youth, 청춘시대
Genre Friendship, Romance, Comedy, Drama
Episodes 12 🙁
Airing July – August 2016
Plot: University students Yoon Jin-Myung (Han Ye-Ri), Jung Ye-Eun (Han Seung-Yeon), Song Ji-Won (Park Eun-Bin), Kang Yi-Na (Hwa Young) and Yoo Eun-Jae (Park Hye-Soo) share a house. Jin-Myung is busy supporting herself financially and studying. She suffers from lack of sleep. Ye-Eun is devoted to her boyfriend, she is clear about what she likes or not. Ji-Won has a bright personality and likes to drink. Yi-Na is popular due to her beautiful appearance. Eun-Jae is timid, but she has an unique taste for men. (credit)
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Rating:  (5/5)

I am officially adding this drama to my “Favorite Dramas of all Time”-List!
Honestly, at first I wasn’t that interested in the plot and did not expect much but Age of Youth definitely proved my assumtions wrong.

The characters were unique and had a major character development. I loved watching those girls grow and overcome obstacles. Each one had a different story and background. Their friendship was refreshing and heart warming, I enjoyed that the main focus on this drama was not on love but rather their relationship.

You had some family drama but it wasn’t the typical “Oh-no-my-son-wants-to-be-with-a-poor-girl”-type of family drama. The romance was also really well done and I liked how everything ended. I do not want to give too much away but let me just say; WELL DONE!!

I was a bit worried since I know that a lot of korean dramas tend to get really bad towards the ending but luckily Age of Youth was not one of them. I’m sad they only did 12 episodes, I’d rather have 60+ 😀
Oh well, in germany we have this saying:


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