K-Drama Reviews: Fight For My Way & Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo || The Sweet Yet Funky Contemporary Edition

Show Name: Fight For My Way
Episodes: 16
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Adult]
Director: Lee Na-Jeong
Cast: Park Seo-Joon, Kim Ji-Won, Ahn Jae-Hong, Song Ha-Yoon, Kim Sung-Oh, etc.
My Rating:

Blurb:

Ko Dong Man used to practice taekwondo back in the school days and now he makes a living as a contract employee, while going after the UFC title. On the other hand, Choi Ae Ra gave up her dream of becoming an announcer and she works at the information desk of a department store. This is the love story of two people who chase their dreams in life, despite facing harsh reality which brings them down.

This drama was a breath of fresh air!! It was realistic and touched my heart. Ko Dong Man (Park Seo-Joon) had given up on his career due to a single incident and now works a mediocre job. Choi Ae Ra (Kim Ji-Won) never got to live her dream as an announcer. They have been best friends forever but something starts to change between them after the sudden reappearance of Ko Dong Man’s ex-girlfriend (Lee Elijah) as they begin to realise their true feelings for each other.

This may sound like a simple and boring story but let me tell you, it was the complete opposite. First of all, I adored the friendship between Ko Dong Man and Choi Ae Ra! They had been best friends since they were kids and have always been there for each other. Even before they release their feelings for each other, their friendship is a treat to watch. I loved how they jumped in and defended each other in weird situations. Most of the time it ended up being hilarious but with a touch of reality. They saw each other at their worsts but still accepted each other just the way they were without any judgement.

This drama is very character-centric, but the plot flows in its own way. It shows the life of the people who didn’t achieve their dream but never gave up hope. I loved how strong both the main leads were, despite everything they faced their problems head on! And the romance develops a lot later and slowly and I loooved Ko Dong Man and Choi Ae Ra together. From being best friends to a couple, being awkward at first but finding that comfortable zone soon enough warmed my heart.

The plot takes a turn when Ko Dong Man’s rival appears again and he faces the challenge without a doubt! Also, whenever there were matches, FIREEEE!!! by BTS was played in the background and I was fangirling so freaking hard!!! Anyway, the action sequences were pretty awesome!!!

Also, this drama focuses on another couple, Kim Joo-Man (Ahn Jae-Hong) and Baek Seol-Hee (Song Ha-Yoon). Those two have been together forever and although it seems like nothing could go wrong in their relationship but they face numerous trials and hurdles. Baek Seol-Hee was a submissive character despite the protests of Kim Joo-Man, he wanted her to stand up for herself and I literally cheered out loud when she finally surprised me!

Overall, Fight For My Way was a fantastic drama with a great cast and superb acting! As much as it was filled with doses of reality, it was also filled with heartwarming moments! I enjoyed the dynamics of the two different couple and how they grow throughout the whole show.

Recommend it?

Yes!


Show Name: Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo
Episodes: 16
Genre: Contemporary, Sports, Romance, [Adult]
Director: Oh Hyun-Jong
Cast: Lee Sung-Kyung, Nam Joo-Hyuk, Lee Joo-Young, Cho Hye-Jung, Choi Moo-Sung, Jang Young-Nam, etc.
My Rating: 3 stars

Blurb:

Kim Bok Joo is a student at Haneol College of Physical Education. She has shown strength like no other since she was a child was influenced by her former weightlifter father. She looks thoughtless at a first glance, but inside she’s as fragile as glass and has deep recognition.

Jung Joon Hyeong is Kim Bok Joo’s best friend. He is a born swimmer but ever since he was disqualified from his first international event, he suffers from ‘start trauma’. Along with Kim Bok Joo, he overcomes his troubles and finds his dream and love.

Song Shi Ho is a rhythm gymnast who also attends Haneol College of Physical Education. She started gymnastics since she was 5 and won the Asian Games at the age of 18. She’s always been the best since then but the mental pressure caused her to break up with Jung Joon Hyung and regret it.

(This drama is inspired by the life of South Korean Olympic weightlifter gold-medalist Jang Mi Ran.)

I don’t know why but these blurbs are so lifeless. Seriously, don’t rely on them to watch a show, instead, the comment section is the most helpful to find out whether it’s our cup of tea or not.

Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung-Kyung) and Jung Joon Hyeong (Nam Joo-Hyuk) are best friends and students of the Haneol College of Physical Education. Whereas Jung Joon Hyeong is training for swimming, Kim Bok Joo specialises in weightlifting. Her goal is to fulfil her father’s dreams but when pressure takes away her happiness in what she loves the most, she has to decide her ultimate goal in life before time flies away.

This drama deals with the life of athletes and shows how tough that can be. Also, it made me super hungry sometimes. You would understand if you watch this drama. Our two main leads, Kim Bok Joo and Jung Joon Hyeon realise they studied in the same school as a child and slowly becomes best friends. The main focus in this drama is mainly their career and how they fight for it and achieve their ultimate dream. This drama was fluffy and cute and although the romance was not the main aspect, it was really cute. And I loved how he teased her!!

I loved the teamwork and the friendship aspect of this drama. Kim Bok Joo is a strong character, literally but when she develops a crush on a doctor, her athletic life clashes in the middle. Also, the pressure gets too much to her and she is forced to take a break from what she loves the most. But with the help of Jung Joon Hyeong and the rest of her friends and family, she overcomes the difficulties. Albeit, it the pace was a little slow and it would have been more good if that wasn’t the cast but I enjoyed the drama nonetheless.

Jung Joon Hyeong is not without problems. He suffers from ‘start trauma’ after messing up in a competition. He is brave enough to take the help of a psychologist and deal with his problem maturely. This drama was filled with SWAAAAG and adorable moments and I loved the chemistry between Kim Bok Joo and Jung Joon Hyeong. I absolutely loved the acting and how everything was executed in the drama.

Recommend it?

Yes.


So guys, have you watched any of these two shows? Do you watch K-Dramas or are you interested in watching?

15 thoughts on “K-Drama Reviews: Fight For My Way & Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo || The Sweet Yet Funky Contemporary Edition

  1. Before, my favorite Korean Drama was Goblin. But after I finished Fight for my Way, it became the number 1 on my list. A realistic plot makes it so beautiful, and of course the super handsome male lead. 😛

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  3. LOVE THESE SHOWS! Great reviews of both Poulami! You have inspired me to finish my review for Fight My Way! The friendships were definitely a treat… Weight Lifting Fairy was so good because there was drama but not too much? Like there were no seriously wrong things that happened… it felt very true to life to me while being funny and cute too…. ♥️

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  4. I haven’t watched fight my way yet but I’m so glad you loved it! I was actually planning to watch you’re all surrounded but after reading your review, I want to watch this one first. So, I want to ask you which one should I pick first?
    I’ve been seeing so many people loving weight lifting fairy. I’m adding it to my to be watch list. Thanks for the wonderful reviews! 😀

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  5. I haven’t watched them so far but keeps following your reviews with great interest and joy Poulami 🙂 Living vicariously through your reviews LOL

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