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You’re Beautiful: Episode 11
by | November 11, 2009 | 290 Comments

My site totally crashed with last week’s recaps, so let’s hope it holds up this week…

I think my enjoyment of this episode (which was fun and funny) was dulled by the Big Spoiler that was everywhere days in advance, which totally killed the scene for me. Seriously, press, you’re going to go and spoil the very last thing that happens in the episode? Good holy hell.

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A note, since there were some questions regarding Mi-nyeo’s motivations in the last episode:

Heyi first wanted Mi-nyeo to come clean to the A.N.JELL guys, thinking they’d hate her for it. When she realized they’d probably forgive her, she stopped Mi-nyeo from confessing and told her to pick a more public setting for her humiliation. I think Mi-nyeo’s reasons for going along with Heyi’s demands are a little skewed, but it’s in tune with her character because she is so sweet and innocent that Heyi takes advantage of it. Mi-nyeo doesn’t necessarily have low self-esteem but she consistently undervalues her worth, and lets Heyi convince her that if she were to confess the truth to the A.N.JELL guys and then the story came out, they would be implicated in the deception as well, possibly ruining their images and/or careers. Therefore if she comes clean to the world at the press conference, the guys are spared the accusations since they can honestly say they didn’t know. She would be the only one to “take responsibility” for perpetrating the deception and then leave the group cleanly.

 
EPISODE 11 RECAP

As reporters surround him, Shin-woo follows his announcement that the hidden Mi-nyeo is his girlfriend with the caveat, “I don’t want to reveal my girlfriend now. Please move aside to let us leave.”

Of course, the reporters aren’t about to back off from such a juicy story, so they keep crowding the couple. Tae-kyung takes off his jacket and pushes his way past the reporters to hand it to Shin-woo, who covers Mi-nyeo’s head with it. He ushers her out of the theater and down the hall to the dressing room.

(I’m sorry, I HAVE to complain, only because the Hong sisters have done so well otherwise in diverting cliches and keeping us surprised in good ways. But this is a near-exact repeat of the Last Scandal scenario — Episode 8, for the curious — which packed an emotional punch because it was such a pivotal scene, providing a moment of truth that was not solely romantic. It’s only a minor complaint, but the similarity to another drama keeps me from feeling the emotions of this scene.)

As Mi-nyeo leaves, the hairclip falls from her hair and gets trampled by the crowd. Tae-kyung picks up the broken clip and pockets it while Jeremy tries to come to grips with his shock.

Sung-chan is completely unaware of everything and therefore confused. Heyi is confused as well, but for a different reason: she doesn’t understand why her plan was thwarted. Tae-kyung picks up on Heyi’s remark and asks, “How did you know that was Mi-nam?” Heyi can’t let him know that she had ordered Mi-nam to reveal herself at the press conference and can’t produce a quick answer. He says, “We’ll talk later,” and leaves.

Heyi laments that the guys showed up and stopped things, “when I could have finished her.” Instead, she may be the one who is finished (with Tae-kyung).

In the dressing room, Mi-nyeo keeps her head covered and mournfully tells Shin-woo, “I’m sorry. I’m not actually a boy. If you see me now, you will be very angry with me. And I cannot say the words to ask for forgiveness.”

Shin-woo takes the jacket off her head and says, “This has happened so suddenly, so I don’t know what to say first. I hadn’t prepared for this scenario. Should I be angry first? Saying it’s okay right away would be strange, wouldn’t it?”

It’s rather cute as he puts on a grave face and says sternly, “Mi-nam, you were a girl? Wow, I’m speechless… How did I not know all this time? Mi-nam, I thought you were clumsy, but you’re really something.” She feels miserable as he continues, “I’ll find out later how this all happened, but now, I’m done playing the nice hyung.” But he smiles as he finishes, “From now on, we’re starting over.”

Tae-kyung and Jeremy join them, and the latter faces Mi-nyeo with angry eyes. He seems honestly hurt at her deception, while Tae-kyung announces that he knew Mi-nam was a girl and apologizes for hiding it: “If you can’t accept it, speak up now. I’ll handle things so you don’t get dragged into it, and I’ll take responsibility for Go Mi-nam.”

Jeremy faces Mi-nyeo, grabs her shoulders, and then surprises everyone by planting a kiss on her forehead. He breaks into a smile and exclaims giddily, “You were a girl! I love it!”

Tae-kyung: “Go Mi-nam, we’re one team now. You said you came here today because you didn’t want anyone to be hurt. If that’s what you want, then keep acting as a man through the end. Even if you want to quit now, we can’t let that happen. We’ll take responsibility for you, so you take responsibility for us, too.”

She’s touched by their understanding and promises to not get caught. She puts on her male garb, ready to resume her performance as Mi-nam. The reporters are thrown off the scent when the stylist is dressed in Mi-nyeo’s outfit and escorted away (with her head covered) by Hoon-yi.

Tae-kyung and Shin-woo pause to trade intense looks, but Shin-woo breaks the tension by saying, “It’s a good thing everything worked out.” Tae-kyung may be jealous that Shin-woo saved Mi-nyeo but he must know it was all for the best, because he answers, “Thanks to you, it did.”

The foursome leaves, with Jeremy is in such a good mood that he wants to throw another party. Tae-kyung announces that they’ve got one last obstacle to face: Heyi.

Heyi approaches in nice-fairy mode, but Tae-kyung tells her to cut it out, since everyone knows. She drops her fake-sweet act so quickly that the other three are taken aback, as she sarcastically calls Jeremy and Shin-woo “angels” for forgiving Mi-nam’s deception so quickly.

She tells Tae-kyung that she won’t end things with him. Even if their relationship is fake, she told him from the start that she would decide its end. Tae-kyung counters, “You promised not to let on that you knew about Mi-nam. You broke that promise first.”

Heyi isn’t daunted — if they want to shut her up, he has to continue the act. She orders, “You keep acting like my boyfriend, Mi-nam keeps acting like a man, and you two keep acting like angels.” Tae-kyung adds, “Yeah, and you keep acting like you’re nice.” She answers, “Naturally.”

As she goes, Jeremy realizes that Tae-kyung faked his relationship to keep Mi-nam’s secret. Hearing this, Mi-nyeo turns to him, saying, “Hyungnim, I’m—”

He cuts her off: “You’re sorry, thank you. I don’t want to hear that anymore. Do that with Shin-woo and Jeremy now.”

Aunt Mi-ja begs Mo Hwa-ran’s assistant for a brief meeting, and is let into her hotel suite. Among the half-drunk bottles of liquor, she finds a photo of the twins with their father, which strikes her as strange. But that’s forgotten as she goes to use the bathroom and finds Hwa-ran unconscious in the bathtub. At first she thinks she’s just enjoying a bubble bath, but grows alarmed and calls for help.

The next thing we know, Hwa-ran is being hooked up to an IV drip and her assistant hands Mi-ja an envelope of hush money, asking her to keep this quiet. Mi-ja is happy to take the money, but asks whether Hwa-ran has ever had surgery. Told no, she wonders what the abdomen scar means — could the unmarried pop singer have had a secret love child?

Jeremy refuses to let Mi-nam share rooms with Tae-kyung anymore and moves her things into her own room. She casts a longing last look at Pig-Rabbit, but leaves without it. Annoyed, he grumbles, “She’s saying this isn’t hers, huh? She doesn’t even take it with her.” Then it occurs to him that Mi-nyeo hasn’t even noticed that she has lost her hairclip, and is irritated that he cared enough to take it.

He doesn’t know the real reason she left the stuffed animal behind. She sighs, “How could I take Pig-Rabbit with me? I even lost the hairclip.”

Since they’re out of food, Jeremy wants to take Mi-nam grocery shopping (which is a domestic gesture that one often does with a boy/girlfriend). Tae-kyung’s against it, so the other two guys just tell him he can stay home, then. Naturally he tags along, scowling behind their backs.

It’s cute how Jeremy keeps trying to hug Mi-nyeo whenever his excitement overtakes him, and every time, Tae-kyung swoops in to pull him back. He tells Mi-nyeo to ignore Jeremy, since he grew up in England and has different ideas of what’s appropriate.


Spotting various products at the grocery store reminds Jeremy of the CFs they used to do, which the other two are embarrassed to recall. For instance, there’s the ice cream they endorsed, and the noodles (which came with a dance), and chocolate bars. Shin-woo muses that recalling all their CFs makes him feel old.

Sung-chan also feels melancholy over how much the A.N.JELL guys have grown — now two of them are even dating. (Given that they’re on their sixth album and about twenty, they must have started out really young, a la SHINee or FT Island.) He’s also sad because he senses they’re hiding a secret from him.

While Sung-chan is out of earshot, Hoon-yi tells the stylist that they only have to hold out a little longer till the real Mi-nam returns, but wonders what will happen to Mi-nyeo then. Hoon-yi thinks that she may not go back, since she’s fallen in love.

Tae-kyung points out a price sticker in Mi-nyeo’s hair, which makes her think of her hairclip because the tag reads 3,000 won. (He insists, “I told you it was 100,000 won!”)

She confesses that she lost it, to which he says, “Well, at least you knew you’d lost it.” He tells her he’d seen it being kicked around at the press conference, but it’s useless now and should be thrown out. Mi-nyeo starts to protest, but she’s interrupted by a passing employee, and almost falls when she loses her balance.

Shin-woo grabs her to prevent her fall, and Tae-kyung notices how he rests a hand on her waist. After Tae-kyung leaves, Mi-nyeo finishes what she’d started to say, “But it’s precious to me.”

That night Tae-kyung has trouble sleeping, and runs into Aunt Mi-ja at the refrigerator. He’d thought Mi-nam was back in her room, but Mi-ja says she isn’t, having believed Mi-nam to be staying in Tae-kyung’s room. Puzzled, he searches the house for her and wonders where she went.

It occurs to him that she may have gone off in search of the hairclip, but he can’t believe it. He tries to remember what she started to say at the supermarket, and imagines possible ways she could have finished her statement:

  1. Perhaps she would have sneered, “I agree with you. If something has no use, you should get rid of it. It’s only 3,000 won, right?” But he rules this out — she doesn’t disrespect him THAT much.
  2. Maybe she would have said carelessly, “I was wondering where to throw it away, so it’s good that I lost it. I was embarrassed to wear it around. It’s only 3,000 won, right?” But no, she didn’t hate the clip that much. She was happy when he found it last time.
  3. What if she’d said, in her earnest way, “I cannot throw it away. The pin you gave me is really valuable to me. I’ll find it again.”

 
Tae-kyung can’t see why she would do that if she likes Shin-woo. However, he remembers the expression on her face after their star-moon conversation, and how she had asked whether it was okay to like the star.

Mi-nyeo has pleaded with the security guard at the theater to let her in, and starts scouring the floor for the hairclip.

Tae-kyung arrives at the theater, telling himself, “She definitely won’t be here. There’s no way she’d be here. I’m only here to confirm she’s not, since I can’t sleep anyway.” As he pauses before opening the doors, he wonders with irritation, “Why am I so nervous because of Go Mi-nam?”

Yet once he’s inside, all he sees is an empty theater. The guard had told Mi-nyeo to make sure nobody found out she was here, so she hides from the newcomer. Not seeing her, Tae-kyung asks himself with exasperation, “What the heck was I thinking?” He takes the broken clip out of his pocket, drops it on the ground, and leaves.

After Tae-kyung leaves, Mi-nyeo accidentally knocks over a stack of chairs, causing a loud clatter. Tae-kyung hears and starts to head back inside, but at that moment he receives a phone call from Hwa-ran’s assistant — Hwa-ran is very ill and is asking for him.

Tae-kyung heads out quickly without noticing Mi-nyeo. She in turn spies the pin on the ground and retrieves it in relief.

I’m not sure if Hwa-ran’s condition is the result of an actual illness or just general fatigue with life, but in any case she speaks to Tae-kyung in a defeated tone: “What’s the point in living a long life? I’m tired of living.” He asks if that’s why she’s so in need of something to make into a memory, and she asks if he’ll help make a memory that would give her the strength to live a long life.

Tae-kyung: “If I say no, you’ll call me with something like this again.”
Hwa-ran: “I’m going to grow sicker. If I call you, would you not come?”
Tae-kyung: “If I don’t want that to happen, I’ll have to agree. I’ll make that song for you.”
Hwa-ran: “I knew you would. Because you’re my son.”

She promises to tell him everything about her love when he does the song.

Mi-nyeo tries to fix her broken hairclip with glue. She decides against asking Tae-kyung for help: “If he found out I went back to find this, he’ll think it’s strange. He might discover my feelings.”

When Tae-kyung returns, she hides the clip and tries to act nonchalant, lying that she had been home the whole time. He’s skeptical, but the subject turns to her current activity. She won’t explain what she’s trying to fix, but she does show him her current dilemma: she’s accidentally glued her fingers together.

Tae-kyung soaks her hands in water and gets to work on separating them, as Mi-nyeo notes with dismay, “I’ve caused another accident.” His tone is less curt than usual as he answers, “This is okay. Thanks to you, it’s a good thing I’m not thinking complicated thoughts, and instead focusing on separating glued fingers.”

Sensing his mood, she asks if something bad happened. He replies, “There’s someone who’s asking an unreasonable request of me, but eventually I ended up agreeing to it.” Mi-nyeo guesses privately that his mother must be the one in question.

Tae-kyung: “Oddly enough, every time I’m full of complicated thoughts because of that person, you’ve come along, so you’ve been pretty useful. Like today.”
Mi-nyeo: “I’m glad my fingers were useful to you. If I knew this would happen, I would have glued all ten of them together.”

At that, he smiles gently at her, which makes her feelings well up — so the moment her finger is free, she presses her nose. He asks why she’s always doing that: “Do you have some secret?”

After he leaves, Mi-nyeo takes her clip out and says, “My feelings are a secret.”

Understandably, the fans take news of Shin-woo’s new girlfriend hard, although they insist that as true fans, they should congratulate the oppas. Mi-nyeo apologizes to Shin-woo for causing this misunderstanding, and Shin-woo says (being deliberately misleading) that the fans are bugging him, and “most of all, the fans are bothering the girl I like.” Of course, Mi-nyeo interprets this to mean that Shin-woo’s real girlfriend is upset because of her.

Hoon-yi spies the twosome talking and drags Tae-kyung along to eavesdrop. They hear Shin-woo ask, “Mi-nam, if necessary, could you go to that girl and explain things?” Believing that Mi-nam likes Shin-woo, Tae-kyung grows angry at the request because it seems callous to subject her to that. But Mi-nyeo is happy to oblige and agrees.

Hoon-yi finds this situation heartbreaking: “That means she’ll have to go to the girlfriend of the man she likes and say, ‘I am nobody. Kang Shin-woo likes you.’” Tae-kyung secretly agrees, but says it won’t happen — Mi-nyeo has enough pride not to do that.

Mi-ja doesn’t know the full situation with Hwa-ran, but she knows enough that it’s complicated. If Hwa-ran sees her with Mi-nam, this may endanger her position (and her chances at getting money for her brother’s work). Therefore, she tells Mi-nyeo that she’ll be staying with friends for a while and vows to settle the money issue without Mi-nam’s knowledge. She sighs, “How great would it be if Hwa-ran’s secret child was Mi-nam?”

Hwa-ran inquires into the whereabouts of the Go twins, and hears that the boy is in the States and therefore tough to locate. The girl had been living in a convent until recently, so she decides to find Mi-nyeo first.

In light of the conversation he overheard, Tae-kyung is increasingly bothered by interactions between Shin-woo and Mi-nyeo. He and Hoon-yi have decided that Shin-woo’s every action must be ripping Mi-nyeo’s heart apart. Therefore when Shin-woo suggests a friendly game of badminton, Tae-kyung balks and orders Mi-nyeo to stick by his side. To learn the new songs, of course.

Mi-nyeo: “I have already nearly learned them. I will not need to stick by your side.”
Tae-kyung: “I’m offering to help you, but you don’t want it?”
Mi-nyeo: “Right, I don’t want it. I’m going to go play badminton.”

At the badminton court, Tae-kyung hears Mi-nyeo cheerfully accepting Shin-woo’s offer to be on the same team. Disgruntled, he mutters, “Are you saying you’ll rip your heart apart later, but you’re fine for now? Stupid Pig-Rabbit.”

Tae-kyung orders Shin-woo to his team to keep them separated. Jeremy is only too happy to be paired with her.

However, Tae-kyung’s irritation makes him play aggressively and he hits Mi-nyeo with the birdie repeatedly, which wrecks the mood. He taunts, “How is it you haven’t hit any of my shots? How is it you’re not good at anything?”

She counters that there IS something she’s good at. She demonstrates her special skill — hanging on to a high bar longer than anybody else. The guys say she doesn’t need to prove it, but she’s determined to show them something she’s good at.

As a fun challenge, Jeremy tries get her to come down by making her laugh. He fails, so Shin-woo goes next — and kisses her forehead. Shocked, Mi-nyeo lets go and falls.

She asks him not to joke around like this, so he responds, “It wasn’t a joke. We made a bet, and I’m pretty competitive.”

 

Heyi voices (false) concerns over having another girl (Mi-nam) constantly with her supposed boyfriend. Playing on the stylist’s sympathies, she says that people think she’s a big star, but she’s also an ordinary woman who feels insecure and jealous: “Even if she returns to being a woman, she may not leave. She may like it here where everyone treats her well. Will she want to return to where she used to live?”

Feeling sorry for Heyi, the stylist lets her in on a secret that even Tae-kyung doesn’t know — Mi-nam used to live at a convent. Therefore, it’s likely that she’ll return to the convent when everything is over. Heyi is cheered by this and promises to keep the secret — but is happy at the thought that the boys would be shocked at this bit of info.

Tae-kyung’s frustration over Mi-nyeo is at a steady simmer, so when she brings him some lime juice, he retorts, “It’s your fault I have to drink this sour stuff, too.”

Noticing that Mi-nyeo is starting to talk back to him (she defends herself from his unfair accusation), he asks why she’s not holding back like she used to. He points out that she let Shin-woo surprise her with the kiss.

Mi-nyeo: “That’s because I was so surprised.”
Tae-kyung: “Yeah, it was so obvious you were surprised. You know what else shows? That you want to be with him, and look good to him, and that you like him!”
Mi-nyeo: “Hyungnim! Didn’t I tell you that’s not true?”
Tae-kyung: “You won’t be able to hold out for long. Soon, Shin-woo will find out, and then I’ll have to feel sorry for you again. That creates inconveniences for the other person too.”
Mi-nyeo: “Is liking someone that bad? I’m not expecting anything, and I’m being careful not to be found out. Is that so wrong?”
Tae-kyung: “Are you in a position to do that? If I were Shin-woo, I’d feel dumbfounded and horrible.”

We know that Tae-kyung is venting, but she takes his words to heart. When he looks up, he’s surprised to see her expression as she cries.

More calmly, he asks if she’d like him to step in and do something about it. Hurt, she tells him, “Just pretend not to know.”

Later, she prays to Mother Superior, “I’ll endure and leave this place, and leave my star.”

Shin-woo sets up a romantic dinner at a restaurant and practices how he’ll confess to Mi-nyeo, who is on her way to meet him thinking she will be meeting with Shin-woo’s girlfriend.

Hoon-yi catches Mi-nyeo on her way out, and feels moved with pity. He goes to Tae-kyung, who doesn’t want to hear anything about Mi-nam. But when he finds out that she’s on her way to see Shin-woo to confess the truth to the other woman, he rushes out to stop her.

Tae-kyung grabs Mi-nyeo just as she’s about to leave, and pulls her back into the building. She protests, but he won’t let go. Angrily, he asks how she can have so little pride — whenever he sees her, he feels pity and annoyance because of her.

Confused at his inexplicable anger, Mi-nyeo bursts out, “Then don’t feel bothered by a thing like me!” He retorts, “With you like this, how can I not feel bothered?”

By now, their emotions are raw and their argument has escalated to shouting. Both have misunderstood the other’s feelings, so they’re frustrated with what they see as unfair accusations from the other side.

Mi-nyeo: “What does it matter to you that I’m going there now? It’s not an inconvenience to you, so why are you interfering and bothered by it?”
Tae-kyung: “You’re so foolish that it makes me angry. Why do I have to feel so angry because of you?”
Mi-nyeo: “Why are you angry because of me?! Just keep ignoring a thing like me! You can just not watch whatever I do!”
Tae-kyung: “But I keep seeing you!”
Mi-nyeo: “You can’t even see anything properly! You’re well-off on your own, so bright on your own that those around you can’t see in the dark! You can’t see anything properly and you don’t know anything, so why are you acting like this? Why are you angry with me, who’s just trying to endure? Just leave me in the dark. Who asked for you to look at me?!”

Barely letting her finish, Tae-kyung suddenly grabs the back of her neck and swoops in for a kiss.

 
COMMENTS

First, regarding Hwa-ran: I wonder if this is the turning point in Tae-kyung’s relationship with his mother, because for the first time, Hwa-ran seems weak and pathetic. When Tae-kyung visits her sickbed, her words aren’t any less selfish and they have the potential to be just as hurtful as before, but they’ve seemed to have lost their toxic power over Tae-kyung. Maybe he feels the pang, but I don’t get the sense he’s as crushed as he was in the past. Perhaps he finally sees his mother as a weak woman with a limited amount of love, rather than for what she should have been?

As for Shin-woo: As a character, I still sympathize with his unrequited love, but I stopped feeling sorry for him with this episode. Actually, it started waning a while back, but this is where it culminates, because he heard the truth from Mi-nyeo and — despite good intentions — still kept up the lie. It would have been perfect timing to admit that he’d known and that he was trying to help her by going along with it, but instead he plays along with her worries. One could argue that he’s thinking of her benefit by preserving her illusion — and I think that’s been true until now — but in this episode, we saw him showing some amusement at the idea of keeping the ruse going just a little while longer.

I think Shin-woo was just setting himself up for a grand gesture, feeling proud of himself for how he’d wow her at the restaurant. But that’s him being enamored of romance, not acting with her best interests in mind, and so again he misses his timing. (Well, he hasn’t missed yet, but I’m assuming that with The Kiss, he’ll find his restaurant date disappointed.) Some of his earlier missed moments weren’t his fault — like the date in Myungdong where he called her to reveal the truth — but you could argue that it was always in his power to take the initiative. (He could have shown himself earlier, rather than buying her ice cream and clothing first.) I’m not sure if she would have fallen for him, but if he’d been honest earlier, he would have had a better shot before she started falling for Tae-kyung. But no longer is he a victim of bad timing — he’s creating it himself.

Korean press tends to handle news/entertainment reporting differently, in that there’s no real regard for “spoilers” — it was reported days ago as “Tae-kyung surprises Mi-nam with a kiss in Episode 11!” Those words were right in the headlines with accompanying thumbnail images. Way to kill excitement.

The reason I hated the spoiler of the kiss wasn’t just because it messes up one moment, but rather, it ruins the entire episode for me. That is to say, we can tell from the way this episode unfolds that Tae-kyung’s jealousy and frustration with Mi-nam are on a constant crescendo, and knowing there’s a kiss somewhere messes with the buildup of tension. Normally I’d be wondering, “What’s going to happen? How will he deal with the pressure?” and squeal at the end scene. If you know he’s going to kiss her, you can figure out that his growing jealousy is what spurs the kiss. With the plot all laid out like that, the fun gets sucked out. (I know some people love spoilers, but I just don’t get it!)

 
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  1. lovenyc52

    Refreshed a million times, watched it raw and now time to read JB’s amazing subs!! :) thanks again JB!! you’re the beeeest! <3

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  2. Hien

    Thank you!!!

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  3. ceso

    JB, i love you for this. THANK YOU!!!

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  4. littlecharmsy

    WOOHOO!! I’ve been imagining all day what was said in this episode… Now i don’t have to!! Thanks JB!!

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  5. floydeur

    yay!!! watched it raw although i do not understand korean, now to understand the details!!! thanks so much javabeans!!!!

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  6. Mo

    Thanks for the recap! I love reading them.

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  7. sundy

    yay…i’m third!! ^ v ^
    never able to be in the top 10 of ur comments…so happy teehee
    *go to read the recaps..will come back later*

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  8. carolina

    ahhhhhh first? you made my day!!!

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  9. steffanie

    I SO AGREE!!! i hate spoilers TOO!!!
    but your recaps are as always the BEST!!!
    thank YOU!!!

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  10. 10 melovesred

    Yeay.. It’s out..and it’s still good! ;)

    I agree with you JB, actually i’m more of a spoiler shipper ussually, but with YAB I kinda want the whole excitment of not knowing what will happen nest, cause the HONG sisters were doing such agreat job writng this!

    Can’t wait for ep.12.. oh my oh my, what will happen with TK and MN?

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  11. 11 robotmatsuri

    Thanks so much JB for the quick update!

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  12. 12 KJ

    the scene at the beginning wasn’t as high tension as i expected it to be but…who cares! :)

    Love love love Jeremy’s reaction when he was staring at MN and suddenly broke into a smile and almost wanted to hug her. He’s so cute! and for suggesting the celebratory party after that..it’s so …Jeremy. cute!

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  13. 13 itsjustme

    its here !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! jumping up and down inside (since i’m at work)..gosh i procastinated all morning waiting for this..thanks JB!!! you’ve done another great service to all your crack addict customers =)

    goes off to read…..

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  14. 14 jassarah

    Thanks for the great recaps! I didn’t read the spoilers and had no idea so The Kiss had quite a squeal effect on me, but I sympathize that had I known, it would have colored the entire episode. Spoilers are the worst. I completely agree with you about Shinwoo and how I think it’s now his own fault things the timing isn’t working out, he’s just dragging on the inevitable and giving MN more time to fall for TK.

    Despite The Kiss, I think my favorite parts of this episode were 1) when TK was imagining what MN actually said and MN did a *killer* impression of TK’s signature smirk-sneer and 2) when they were all in the grocery reenacting the CFs while MN was laughing. Just well-done, highly amusing scenes. Jeremy is adorable and I like how he was always thwarted from hugging MN.

    After every episode, I think this drama can’t get any better or funnier, and it always, always surprises me. In about 2 weeks, I’m going to need to go to rehab to help me go through my no-new-YB-episodes-withdrawal. In the meantime, thanks for the continued crack :)

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  15. 15 Raiya

    for reals my goodness…i knew the spoiler was coming but dang i still love this drama to bits okay gotta go breath and come back and make a more coherent comment on this super addictive crack of a drama…Ahhhh TK and MN forever!!!

    Ummm one thing…is the kiss really real? It kind of looks fake from this angle to me….hmmm have to wait for tomorrow to see how it unfolds…

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  16. 16 Lisa

    I’m sorry. I just helped to crash your site less than five minutes after you posted this. I guess that tells you how much we value you as are our crack dealer!

    Shin Woo’s too slow. TK’s too dense. U-Go-Jeremy.

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  17. 17 mie

    i’m torn between feeling bad for shin-woo (really? his attempt to confess had to be thwarted AGAIN?) and squealing at the final scene. gaaaaaaaaah. this drama really gives me a high.

    (Btw, loved the supermarket scene & recount of all the cfs. lee hongki is too cute)

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  18. 18 Harlene

    I have to agree with you, and putting the best scene at the spoiler makes the EP really spoiled.

    But then, maybe it is to increase the ratings. Or something like that.

    Anyways, thanks JB for the recap :D

    You are one great soul ;) KUDOS!

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  19. 19 jacq

    OH MY! This drama is so addictive to the point that I, for the first time, woke up at 5am to watch it live when it was airing in Korea! Without subtitles I didn’t understand much but I got the idea. ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!!!!!!!! I will gladly do that again tomorrow morning to watch episode 12!!! (even though this left me tired all day……..

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  20. 20 yb

    thank you!!!
    this made my day that much better.
    now i have to study.

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  21. 21 RSzeto

    Great recap! thanks! Some needs spoilers to last the week while some as yourself prefers to be surprised and dislikes anti-climaxes!! I guess it’s a difficult thing, the producers will tend to release the juicy bits to drum up anticipation and press and crazy-fans will blow it out of proportion in their zealousness! But it doesn’t bother me, I’m still enjoying your wonderful recaps and the drama!! I haven’t found anything about this drama I don’t like! Can’t wait for tonight!!

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  22. 22 twreckx

    While I love k-dramas, I wish they would stop this grab-kiss thing. It’s a k-drama staple, but it gives off this “she’s being assaulted!” vibe, that is supposed to be romantic. The lead females are always “OMG!!! The Shock Of It!!!” innocent, (which I guess works for Min-yeo’s straight-out-of-the-nunnery story) but is there no other way* to lead up to a kiss?

    *except the he’s-sleeping-she-gives-him-sleeping-beauty-kiss idea

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  23. 23 mizuki

    Jeremy is too adorable for words… His hyungs need to learn from him! Yeah, the spoiler pretty much spoiled the whole ep for me, but nevertheless I still enjoyed it a whole lot. I think the Korean press should just stop spoiling big scene like this lol they get worked up every time there is a kiss in a drama and almost always spoil it. TK needs to go buy those magazines with those quizzes “am I in love? why do i feel like this?” and SW should just stop reading romance advices from wherever and just tell her the truth. LOL at this rate, Jeremy will be the winner here, and I don’t mind =D

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  24. 24 crackaddict

    I love how everyone knows that JB’s site gets hounded just around this time – we all know when the recaps come and there’s like 800+ people online trying to refresh frantically

    Ugh I hate how there were multiple still shots / angles fixated on the kiss on the end – it makes it look like they are kissing with their eyes open for a long time with no change in movement. Usually when you kiss you (and your lips) either get more into it or you bounce away – you don’t just stay in one position not moving. Hopefully that is just the way the cameras work at the end of the episode to emphasize the scene and ep 12 continues more naturally!

    TK – your smile makes me go crazy. It’s lovely. No wonder Minam has to touch her nose. I’m going to have to start doing that to stop myself from screaming at the computer.

    Still a great episode. TK – please just CONFESS to MN. I can’t wait.

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  25. 25 flo

    i love you!!!

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  26. 26 Twilight_freak

    thank you <3 it

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  27. 27 Ana

    Thanks for another fab recap JB.:-)I really love your conclusions after an episode which usually tends to mirror the same feeling I have after watching an episode:-)

    I was a little disappointed with this episode cause it was like all the excitement built up from the beginning just deflated at end with that really sorry kiss.Even the fake one with YH was better:-(.This one was so stiff and there was no chemistry.
    Well I guess it was supposed to be that way so i am hoping for something better in episode 12.*Fingers crossed* .
    And I really hope they don’t turn TK in to some sugary sweet guy at the end cause that will just kill my interest in the show:-(.Always noticed that K dramas begin with the guy having the upper hand.Midway through the episodes after each know that they are in love with the other person and some separation happens ,the girl starts having the upper hand ( In fact in some dramas she starts behaving exactly like the guy in the beginning).Atleast they end the dramas in way that both have a equal part in the relationship so I’m thankful for that.

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  28. 28 grumpynomore

    yup! they shouldn’t have shown the kiss as part of the spoilers.
    i guess it’s their strategy on raising the ratings huh?
    too bad, because i think that scene would have made an even
    bigger buzz (for the next episode) if everyone was really caught
    off guard by it. nonetheless, it was still good.

    jeremy’s kiss was totally awesome because i wasn’t expecting
    it at all. same with shinwoo’s…except i knew it was coming just didn’t know
    when and why.

    they really should not have spoiled tk/mn kiss! *sigh*

    but anyhow, i still loved the episode. jeremy is hilarious!

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  29. 29 Nom_Kitteh

    Thank you, JB.

    It was spoilered for me by fans here in a YB thread — fans posted the preview link and felt the need to mention the kiss. SO ANNOYING. I was ready to murder. Sometimes I hate human being so much. lol.

    So before I run from this thread out of fear of spoilerites, I have to mention that the kiss was really LAME. After that intense build-up, after 11 episodes, how the f do they justify having the two actors just hold their heads in a kissing position? Why did it have to be similar to “the kiss” with UEE?

    After all that tension, they could have given us some shot of the lips. Fine, they could have just pressed lips together and not moved at all — I realize that demographic this is targeting. But still. This was lame.

    Other than that, I laughed, laughed, laughed my way through the episode. I haven’t seen the Scandal drama you reference so TK handing his jacket to Shin Woo killed me a little inside.

    Love it.

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  30. 30 mary

    Thank you JB for your wonderful recaps you have no idea how much i look forward to reading them thanks again.

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  31. 31 anjell

    just checked dramawiki and saw the ratings of this drama increased! chukahae! i’m gonna watch ep. 11 later… i am sooooooooo excited! ;) thanks jb^^

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  32. 32 Taohua

    Yay! Thanks for the recap! I had trouble accessing this page about ten minutes ago…so there must be a lot of people on the site right.

    I was ambivalent towards this episode, partially b/c I had seen the spoiler on some site and because I was ready for a confession in this episode and it didn’t happen. But I guess it’ll be in the next episode. And a side note, as much as I like Shin-woo, my like had also waned in the past two episodes. But it doesn’t surprise me, b/c I have always been wary of Hong sisters’ second leads. IMHO, as much as people say SW beat out Bae Soo-bin’s Jun-se in Brilliant Legacy in terms of awesome second leads, I totally disagree. Even with the cute Myungdong scene, at least Jun-se was forward about his feelings in the beginning and he didn’t hold onto her when she confessed she liked Hwan. ::sigh::

    And TK please please confess in the next episode. It’s obvious she likes you. Does she cry around anyone else? Do her eyes linger on anyone else? Does she try this hard with anyone else? Though MN did have a point, about him being a star and not being able to see anything. Nice symbolism. But still…Seriously I cannot wait until he finds out she went to search for the pin and what the meaning behind the pig nose is!

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  33. 33 prncssptri

    thanks JB! oh i definitely understand about the spoiler thing.. but in my case, i’m guilty as charged as i looked for it (like in forum and stuff – too excited about this series). I think i’m gonna lay low for the next episodes and not look for any spoilers so i can enjoy the episodes to the fullest like the previous ones! :D Thank God my work is getting busier in the next couple of weeks, help me cure the withdrawal symptoms xP

    Somehow, i expected more stories on TK and Hwaran – it feels like it’s settled so quickly while in the previous episodes the audience are allowed to really witness TK’s emotion about this matter.

    but all and all, it’s another lovely episode… I enjoy how each of the characters really grow by now. Looking at 12th epi preview, we can see that SW will speak out his true feelings, as well as TK (which i’m sure many of us questioned the way he contemplates with his feelings in this episode). Love the scene in the supermarket! TK and SW was so cute blocking any Jeremy’s attempts to hug MN lol

    Thanks again!!!

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  34. 34 momosan

    I agree about ShinWoo – he had the perfect moment there, with GMN all to himself, and could have made a grand gestures and no…punted. Sigh. Dude, your timing is so wrong. Jeremy really raised this episode up, he was just adorable.

    And as for the homage to Last Scandal – well, we all saw that one coming, too, didn’t we?

    Thanks so much JB! Maybe tomorrow I’ll manage to kick a live broadcast into working somewhere other addicts aren’t flooding it.

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  35. 35 xh

    lurveeeeeeee ur recaps!

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  36. 36 ant

    Thanks great recaps This drama is getting better and better loving it!!!!

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  37. 37 Someone from far far away

    hi javabeans,

    totally agree with you, the fun get spoiled. i don’t like that spoilers’ preview…

    but i still like this “You’re Beautiful” drama & your comments.

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  38. 38 12Dose12

    Thank you! I watched the episode 3x already: during real-time @ livestation, raw vid after an hour and subbed vid after 3 hours… and its still not enough. I had to wait for your recaps.
    Not understanding the language has its advantage — since i don’t understand what they’re talking about, the climax is not totally killed. It’s only half-dead.
    Can’t wait for your next recaps!

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  39. 39 hjkomo

    Adorable Jeremy monkey is my new pet! :D

    Thank you for the recap!
    I usually love spoilers, but I, too, wondered if I would have had a different viewing experience if I hadn’t watched it. I watched this episode with three other people, none of whom had seen the spoiler, and they all squealed in unison at the final kiss.

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  40. 40 ddochi

    thanks for this!! waaah! i was very happy when i found this post!

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  41. 41 jm126

    Ha, site crashed again. The rating for episode11 went up 1%!! Now no one can underestimate the power of YB.

    I can totally imagine myself riding the cart at Giant now. Hehe. I’ll definitly post up what the responses were on MLIA.

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  42. 42 Molly

    Oooh, I’ve been waiting for this all day. Thanks so much!

    I read about the kiss and I thought, “NO! It can’t end here!” And then it did. I’m sorry the ending was spoiled for you – I certainly wasn’t expecting it so I would’ve been frustrated if I’d known in advance. Can’t wait until tomorrow!

    PS: I have three windows open so that there’s always a good window, in case the site crashes. :) Addicted much? Yes.

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  43. 43 snuffythemonkey

    I too regret the spoilers for precisely the same reason. I must say I laughed at your comment about Shinwoo and his bad timing… for some reason it reminds me of Hamlet. I think it was my high school teacher’s pet thesis (from years back) that Hamlet’s downfall was because of his horrid timing.

    Anyways~! Thank you for the recaps. I understood only 70% of it so this is always helpful! And your site is getting more difficult to get on… I’d say more so in comparison to BOF. Congratulations on the rise of popularity/ hits.

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  44. 44 Alert

    The kiss totally killed it for me too. I didn’t read spoilers, but now I wish I hadn’t watch the preview too. It was supposed to be a surprise kiss, but since the whole world knows about it beforehand, it doesn’t give the surprise feelings anymore. Promise myself not to watch the previews anymore. Or they should’ve keep the preview at random, instead of giving the crucial hints. But I guess with such a mania drama, it’s hard not to come across any of the spoilers online.

    On the episode, at first I thought the episode is a bit redundant to ep 8, where TK also has to deal with jealousy. However, in ep 8, he was pretty much in control of the feelings, and doesn’t do anything about it (apart from sneering and grunting), but in this episode, his jealousy has turned into anger, and frustration, and confusion and he can’t even control it anymore. Guess he’s a very s.l.o.w. learner when it comes to his feelings, bt he’s getting there, as he’s nearly completing his heart puzzles. Hope he will by ep 12.

    And as slow as he is, I like the fact the TK is gradually changing, and I think this episode shows that when it comes to the matter of the heart, it’s something even your head can’t control. Thus, the kiss with eyes wide opened.

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  45. 45 @lay

    yhank u!!! u just made my day! now i need to do my thesis statement and i dont have to think about episode 11 haha

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  46. 46 Chocolatetree

    How exciting!! :)

    I have also stopped feeling sympathetic for Shin-woo’s plight, however, I still very much love watching him and Mi-nam interact. But Tae-Kyung wins my heart. ^^

    The spoilers killed it for me too, even though I let myself be spoiled.

    But I’m also the type of person who enjoys reading the last page of the book before the first. Ah well. I create my own idiocy.

    Anyhow, I love the cast more than ever.

    When it ends, I don’t know what I’ll anticipate for every Weds and Thurs. This makes me incredibly sad. :(

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  47. 47 mary

    I saw the spoiler and was excited that they were finally going to kiss, but it kept on reminding me of TK’s fake kiss with Fake Fairy. Totally ruined it for me. Poor TK! It was like Mi-nyeo kept getting farther and farther away from him, whether it be a line of carts pushing through or Shinwoo saving the day. Even Jeremy frustrated him with his hugging Mi-nyeo. Regarding the badminton scene, TK’s jealousy made him hit Mi-nyeo repeatedly with the cone. He should have hit Shinwoo instead. I feel bad for Fake Fairy and Shinwoo. Fake Fairy cracks me up. She’s like any woman who would try to keep “her man” and TK not liking her makes her try harder at poor Mi-nyeo’s expense. Then sweet Shinwoo likes Mi-nyeo, even though he knows she likes TK or has a crazy bond with TK, but is hoping to win her over or just take what little he can b/c he likes her that much. TK is my favorite, but Shinwoo is better bf material. Just my thoughts.

    Thanks for the recap!

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  48. 48 Song Yuri

    Yeah, I was so mad when they showed the preview! ;___; I’m sure that If they hadn’t shown it, I would have been spazzing at the end… But I like the episode still! It actually took me two hours to watch… hahaha. I kept pausing and rewinding some part because they were just TOO CUTE. Especially the grocery scene when Mi Nyeo was in the cart. Jeremy calls her cute and Shin Woo and Tae Kyung just dragged her away from him… xD I love Jeremy.

    Nice recap! I always love reading your opinions. ^_^ Can’t wait for tomorrow!

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  49. 49 nika

    THANKSS JavaBeans i love your recaps and your comment
    i alway waiting for KISS SCENE

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  50. 50 cheddar

    i really love your commentary on shinwoo’s bad timing. poor bloke. i actually feel bad for him cuz, as you said, he’s creating his own problem.

    but on to The Kiss. i like spoilers and it actually builds the excitement for me since i know i’m getting a treat at the end! what would have nailed the scene for me (and made it look less awkward… ay, kdrama kisses -_-) was if TK grabbed MN with BOTH hands and pulled her in for the kill…er, kiss. =p

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