THOSE TIMES WEIGHTLIFTING FAIRY KIM BOK JOO “CLEAN AND JERK” MY HEART

..and soul, for that matter. See what I did there? 😁😁

CHUBS AND MR. REVERSE

I got hook at the very first episode! That just escalated quickly. No matter how much you say it’s cliche to see your “childhood sweetheart/friend” after not seeing them for a long time and then have like an instant chemistry between you two, it is still probably one of the most romantic things that can happen to you. No doubt.

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Just look how they intensely stare at each other in recognition. I’m sooo screaming inside!

And that’s where the “one more episode and I’m done” started. Lies. More like, one more episode after another and another and another.

THE BAR SCENE

I don’t want this to be a full blown spoiler so I will try not to get into so much details. You don’t have to dig deep down the episodes to see how far the depth goes. Episode 3 already has that. After they got into a fight at the bar, Bok Joo and Joon Hyung found themselves atop the city. How beautiful those lights are, ayt?! They talked about what’s been going on to Bok Joo’s mind and Joon Hyung was like she shouldn’t force herself to come into conclusion right away because “time solves everything”. THEN AND THERE, I FELL DEEP FOR JOON HYUNG.

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DOCTOR JUNG

I have a soft spot for Jae-Yi. He’s like this too good to be true boy next-door who you know is out of your league. Are there still guys who will offer you an umbrella? Sure. But this is Jae-Yi we’re talking about here.

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Tsaka, bes, inlove ka ba sa bestfriend mo? Hahahaha! I can’t believe it took Jae-Yi 10 years to finally see through his bestfriend, Ah Yong. My heart really did rejoice, though, when Jae-Yi asked her if she likes Messi. This line hurt my stomach for laughing too much!

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Me: Do you like Messi?

Crush: I’m actually rooting for Madrid eh

Lionel Messi:

FC Barcelona:

Cristiano Ronaldo:

THE LIPSTICK

That scene when Mr. Kim gave Bok Joo a lipstick. It may not be a huge deal to you but I found it very moving. He was so upset about Bok Joo going to a weight clinic when she was supposed to increase her weight for her upcoming competition. But he is still a father. This is him saying like “You’re still my daughter. I’m mad but I love you. You’re all I got.” Bok Joo grew up without her mom so this act of Mr. Kim was very considerate. I laughed while crying when he said that the lipstick is a new release but they all look the same to him. Hahaha! Very much what every man says.

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DRUNK SHI-HO

Shi-Ho, Joon Hyung’s ex girlfriend, was very annoying–at first. She got my sympathy later on, though. I like the scene where she was drunk and Joon Hyung came for her. When she was talking about what she wants in life–just pure pleasure and without much struggle then Joon Hyung said to her: “Do you know why you’re unhappy? It’s because of the gap between what you want and your reality.” You are lying if you say that it didn’t hit you. We all have these things we want that are so far from our capabilities–so far beyond our reach. (like marrying an oppa! HAHAHAHAHA! Kidding. But you get me.)

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I also wanted to hug Shi-Ho on this particular scene where she is sleepwalking and binge eating at the middle of the night. I’m so sad how too much stress is causing her. I hope she got this one friend who can guide her all through it all when her family isn’t there for her.

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THE ROOFTOP

This setting is very dear to my heart! This is like an ideal spot for hopeless romantics! Double deck bed with lights and a drawer for stack of foods AND THE STARRY SKY ABOVE. I JUST CAN’T.

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MY HEART LITERALLY SKIPPED A BIT HERE. NAH. IT DIED. I DIED. I’M SOOOO 😍😍 GET YOURSELF SOMEONE WHO WILL LOOK AT YOU LIKE HOW JOON HYUNG LOOKS AT BOK JOO. OKAY, I’M DONE. MY BITTER HEART CAN’T TAKE RELIVING THE FEELS.

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Anyways, the place is also a perfect hangout place for your squad! I remember this scene when Bok Joo promised that she won’t keep a secret from her friends anymore (after the Weight Clinic) but then she still did hide from them the fact of her and Joon Hyung being a thing. 😂😂 You did not, girl!

LOVE POTENTIAL

Don’t tell me you didn’t see it? Tae Kwon and Sean-Ok’s chemistry? MAN, I’M SO GLAD HOW THE SHOW BRANCHES THE RELATIONSHIPS AMONG ITS CHARACTERS.

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AREN’T THEY CUTE TOGETHER?! Go, jump into Episode 11 now. Or if you want the movie scene where they held hands, go straight to the last episode. Too bad Nan-Hee was sat between them. Ugh! Come here, Nan Hee. Let’s eat sausages, instead!

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Also, I love the scene where Bok Joo went to Cheonji Motel to see Sean-Ok and she saw her practicing to lift in front of the mirror.

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We all have our stories. We all want to be good at something. We all try our best. We always do what we can to fight for what we want. I’m happy we got to see Sean-Ok’s driven soul.

THE TOAD

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Isn’t it sweet of Bok Joo to craft a toad for Joon Hyung to make him feel better after he lose on his game?

BRB. I’m just gonna find a toad house and maybe get myself a Joon Hyung. HAHAHAHAHA! Patay ka na. Kinain na. 😂

THE BEACH

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If you find someone who you can have a deep conversation with, keep him. It lifted my heart when Joon Hyung confessed to Bok Joo that he was the one who always left a chocolate or candy on her desk when they were in elementary. My heart just went “AAAWWWWWW!”

THE KISS

Bes, eto na. If you feel so jittery to see this already (or again), it’s on Episode 11. AISH! GALAWANG HOKAGE!

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THE PIMPLE

Who would have thought that having a pimple can get yourself a guy on your bed? squeals in Korean

AMUSEMENT PARK

Drown in feels. Go on. Don’t fight the current. Drown.

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Bok Joo’s bucket list with her “boyfriend” is so typical I know we all can relate. Though, I wouldn’t want to brave the extreme rides. No way. But fireworks at night would be the best thing ever! AIGOOOOOOO! JUST IMAGINE!

I LIKE YOU

I impatiently waited for this moment. Bok Joo finally admitted that she likes Joon Hyung too.

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 “I don’t know if I like you as a friend or as a guy but I don’t want you to leave my side.”

THE HUNGER STRIKE

That scene where the Weightlifting Team did a hunger strike to get the attention of their school to bring back Professor Yoon and Coach Choi at the middle of winter! Lucky for Bok Joo, she has Joon Hyung! He brought her a hot pad and jacket. VERY SUPPORTIVE! (take note, they are in bad terms here) TSS! WHEN WILL WE EVER?!

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COACH CHOI

If you have been a part of a team (even if it’s not sports), our coaches are more than our coaches. They all see our hard work, our dedication and along the way, they see us grow–not just an athlete but also as a person. It made me tear up when Coach Choi gave advice to Bok Joo about love and dating. Sometimes, we all need someone to talk to. Or just someone who will do all the talking while we cry like the brokenhearted Bok Joo.

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THE WEIGHTLIFTING TEAM

I so admire the appetite of these people. We all need a Bok Chicken. Who doesn’t want free fried chicken, ayt?

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BROKEN JOON HYUNG

This is probably the most tearjerker scene for me. Joon Hyung was so happy to finally see his mother again so he was so devastated when he found out that she was back in Korea to borrow money for his sick sister in Canada.

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Nam Joo Hyuk and Lee Sung Kyung really did a great job here. I am now in tears again. 😭

Despite his pain, Joon Hyung just proved how big of a person he is. He still went to see his mother at the airport before she goes back to Canada. He even asked for a picture of his sister. Forgiveness, everyone. That’s how you truly free yourself. Keep that big heart of yours.

THE ENDING

I posted this on my Facebook after finishing the series.

“I’m feeling the same thing I get when I finished reading a good book. I just don’t want it to end 😭😭😍😍❤️💛💚💙💜💔💕💞💓💗💖💘💝💟”

I feel like there’s not enough emoji to convey what I’m feeling about this. Every good story has to end somehow, right? I don’t know how to move on from this. I JUST DON’T KNOW.

I love how this is a light watch. It moved me without making me bawled my eyes out too much.

Just so you won’t think I’m so biased… I have things I don’t like here, too. Like that moment when Bok Joo was looking for Joon Hyung after finding out that he walked out after hearing about the real reason his mother was back in Korea. Right when I could feel the tears coming, the scene of Coach Choi and Dae Ho (Bok Joo’s uncle) will be showed. Like “okay I don’t need this scene right now. Just let me cry in peace.” That really annoyed me. Hahaha! I don’t know about you.

NOTE: If you are a Sheerio, watch out for the scene where Bok Joo and Jae-Yi met in a cafè to talk about missing Joon Hyung. That’s Episode 15. Cold Coffee was playing in the background. I screamed in delight!

I hope I spelled all the names right. Feel free to correct me!

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What I also love about this is its soundtrack and how the sound effects fit perfectly well on their actions and facial expressions! The “WHAAAT” thing was very funny!

Here’s the Spotify link if you miss the SUUUUUUUWEG couple.

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I really didn’t want to start watching KDramas ’cause I know what will happen to me. 😭 Seriously, I’ve watched a lot of it before–like way back to Full House, Save The Last Dance, Princess Hours, Perfect Match to name a few. But just recently, my colleagues just kept on talking about these series from Two Worlds to Goblin to WFKBJ (hello, Ms. Ken, Col and Ate Rhea! I know you’ll read this hahahaha) and I was just like okay. Hahahaha! Until that night I was scrolling through my newsfeed that I came across this scene:

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I shared the video and everyone was like “WATCH IT!!!!!!!” So, I did. Here I am now! If you have other more suggestions, come on, comment them down. Also, you may share your favorite scenes down below so we can fangirl together. 😭

THE SCENE THAT REALLY DID “CLEAN AND JERK” MY FEELS

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Accept yourself for who you are. Respect people for who they are.

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