Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo will debut on the exact same day and time slot as Legend of the Blue Sea. This will put lead stars Lee Sung Kyung and Lee Min Ho head to head against each other.
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
New stills for Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo were recently released featuring main star Sung Kyung. The actress was last seen in the SBS series Doctors with Kim Rae Won and Park Shin Hye.
Her girly persona in the said medical drama will be very different from her latest role. According to the show?s official synopsis, Sung Kyung will portray a female weightlifter who will fall in love for the first time.
Soompi obtained images from the set of the upcoming drama. These showed the 26-year-old stunner looking serious while seemingly waiting for an important competition.
There were also outtakes of her co-star Ji Il Joo, who will play student and swimmer named Jo Tae Kwon. The actor?s current role is different from his most recent project Age of Youth, where he was a bad boy.
Both lead stars of Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo will be playing characters unique to their images. As such, MBC network can only hope that the project will gather high ratings and good reviews.
— Soompi (@soompi) November 7, 2016
Legend of the Blue Sea
The series is slated to debut on Nov. 16. It will take over the slot of Shopping King Louie.
However, the show is likely to face stiff competition from another highly anticipated drama.
Legend of the Blue Sea will also premiere on the same date. The fantasy drama will air in SBS on the same Wednesday-Thursday primetime block.
The new show is expected to give Sung Kyung and Ji Il Joo a run for their money. This is because of how their rival K-drama will feature Asian heartthrob Lee Min Ho.
Furthermore, the Boys Over Flower star will be paired with Jun Ji Hyun from the hit film My Sassy Girl. The movie actress will play a mermaid who will get the attention of Min Ho?s dual character.
Legend of the Blue Sea will also be the Hallyu hunk?s TV comeback after doing The Heirs in 2013.
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