Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo (Korean: 역도요정 김복주; RR: Yeokdo-yojeong Gim Bok-ju) is a South Korean television series starring Lee Sung-kyung in the title role. It is a coming-of-age sports drama, inspired by the life of Olympic gold-medalist Jang Mi-ran. It aired on MBC every Wednesday and Thursday at 22:00 (KST) starting November 16, 2016 to January 11, 2017.
The series resonated with the young demographic; although it averaged 4.6% in audience share, and received the lowest viewership ratings in its time-slot throughout its run. It gained a cult following amongst young viewers, and received mostly favorable reviews. The series also received popularity overseas, particularly in the Philippines.