8 K-dramas Like Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, perfect to Binge-Watch

If you've watched Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, these K-dramas are made for you.

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Weighlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo is one of the most famous K-dramas and it makes sense. The cast, the storyline, the comedic moment, and especially the chemistry between the main leads is so eye-catching. But unfortunately, the K-drama will end sooner than you thought. In case you are unable to move on from this, we have the best options for you. Today, we've rounded up 8 K-dramas like Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, which is just perfect for Binge-watch.

1) Strong Woman Do Bong Soon (2017)

Do Bong Soon is born with supernatural abilities. She has superhuman strength.  This strength of hers is hereditary and is being passed on to the women of her family from generations.

This ability of hers makes her special from other people. Bong-soon especially pretends to be a delicate and elegant woman, which is the ideal type of her crush, In Guk Doo.

Guk-Doo is a police officer and is often spotted helping Bong-Soon whenever she is in need. Both of them were friends since high school and even lived in the same place. Bong-soon liked Guk-Doo since she was in high school but never confessed her feelings for him.  

Even though Bong-soon was an adult, she had no stable job. Thanks to her strength, she got a job as a bodyguard of rich heir Ahn Min-Hyuk, the CEO of a gaming company named Ainsoft. In comparison to Guk-Doo, Min-Huk is a very cheerful and carefree man. This is where the story of the puppy couple starts.

Read in detail about Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

2) Shopping King Louie (2016)

A romantic story about King Louis, a rich heir who always spends money to buy everything that has a subtle beauty talking to his soul. One day he loses his memory and meets Bok-Shil, a pure and energetic woman from the countryside.

She is at first astounded by his spending habits.  In the process of teaching him to only buy the bare necessities, she also learns that bare necessities are not the same for everyone as they depend on everyone's own values that shape their lives and their shopping patterns.

Both had this strange care for each other, which eventually brought love.

3) Sassy Go-Go (2015)

Taking place at a prestigious boarding school, this drama depicts high school life in South Korea where students are taught to compete and climb over their competitors.

One day, an unfortunate incident creates a crisis for the school's dance club and a group of elite students. They must overcome their differences and work together in order to prove others wrong. It starred Jung Eun-Ji, Lee Won-Keun, Chae Soo-Bin, Cha Haek-Yon, and Ji-Soo as the main cast.

4) Fight For My Way (2017)

Park Seo Joon alongside Kim Ji-Won, Ahn Jae-Hong, and Song Ha-Yon proved to be the best quadrupled.

The story is about underdogs with big dreams struggling to survive and striving for success in a career they are underqualified. A long-time friendship blossomed into a romance between two immature friends Ko Dong Man(Park Seo Joon) and Choi Ae- Ra(Kim Ji-Won).

The series was a slot leader during its entire run and topped the TV popularity index for three consecutive weeks. As it is based on a true incident, it was praised for its realistic plots and great performance.

5) Cheese In The Trap (2016)

Cheese In The Trap was adapted from a webtoon of the same name written by Soonkki serialized on Naver Webtoon from 2010 to 2016. The webtoon amassed popularity which resulted in the formation of the K-drama.

The drama focuses on the life and relationships of a group of university students, particularly the difficult relationship between hardworking scholarship student Hong-Seol and her deceptively kind senior, Yoo-Jung. The K-drama had an original ending since the webtoon was not complete at that time.

6) My ID Is Gangnam Beauty (2018)

This is the story of Kang Mi-Rae, a girl once bullied for her looks. Mi Rae decides she wants a fresh start and gets plastic surgery to transform her face.

When she becomes a college student, she meets Do Kyung-Suk from their middle school days who sees people from what they are on the inside and not outside; he becomes attracted to Kang Mi-Rae.

As Mi-Rae begins to get teased once more and labelled as "Gangnam Beauty" for getting plastic surgery, Kyung Suk becomes the person that stands up for her. In the process, Mi-Rae begins to recover her lost confidence and discovers that true beauty is not about what's on the outside.

7) At A Distance, Spring Is Green (2021)

The drama revolves around young people in their twenties, facing new challenges in life every day. Nam Soo Hyun and Yeo-Jun, two boys with contrasting personalities, unexpectedly become friends when working on a project together.

Even though Yeo Jun has an attractive appearance and comes from a wealthy family, he carries pain inside of him. The drama depicts the realistic worries and conflicts of a college student.

8) Start-Up (2020)

Set in the fictional Silicon valley of South Korea, Sandbox, Start-Up tells the story of people in the world of Start-Up companies. Seo Dal-Mi is a bright and ambitious woman who dreams of having a good business.

Dal-Mi doesn't have a fancy background but she's passionate about her work. She has bright energy and is a very down-to-earth person. She also has experience in a wide range of part-time jobs.

Nam Do-San is the founder of Samsan Tech. Being a math genius at such a young age, Do-San was once the pride of his family but has now turned into shame as his business is going down for the past two years.

He finds that Dal-Mi mistakenly remembers him as his first love, so he decides to work his way up to turn this into reality.

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