Beanie level: Loan shark with a heart of gold

I wrote this at 1am last night when I was sleep deprived and slightly delirious and emotional. I was too embarrassed to post it but I feel so bad for not writing anything so here you go, I’m embarrassed by myself and I’m sorry in advance:

So I wasn’t going to make a post because I have gone 10 days without mentioning him to anyone anywhere and this hiatus is shaping up pretty well and I practically don’t know what he looks like or sounds like anymore at this point which is good and healthy and I want to keep it up until his next project is announced.

But.

But.

But.

The guilt is eating me alive.

I can’t just let the day pass by like this.

I don’t care if this is 10 giant steps back in my addiction management.

So.

HAPPY 34TH BIRTHDAY, LEE MIN-KI!!!

Oh my god you’re practically an ajusshi now.

Our fake virtual wedding both mortified me and made me happier than I’d care to admit and I hope you never ever find out that some weird girl in Chicago now has friends who jokingly refer to you as her “husband”.

Cringe. Cringe. Cringe.

We may have had a rocky year in 2018 due to a certain drama that I’d like to forget ever happened (and I’ve actually been quite successful at erasing it from my memory), but I’m glad that the drama was a success in terms of popularity and that you clearly enjoyed the company you kept, and I loved seeing you and Seo Hyun-jin get along so well. I can see why she called you gentle, quiet, thoughtful, and easygoing and why you called her a reliable pillar of strength. Your interactions (thanks for the abundant footage, JTBC!) often got me through my weeks, and for that I’m grateful. Maybe the drama wasn’t a complete waste of space.

And thank you and Jung So-min for being the best thing about the mediocre and kind of icky What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim with your lovely cameo, and for being the shining light of my weeks this autumn on Mondays and Tuesdays during our Because This Life is Our First rewatches. I’ll never forget that show and will likely never tire of it, much to the chagrin of my fellow Beanies, I think. Se-hee will stay in my heart and the hearts of many others forever, and thank you thank you thank you for blessing all of our screens with such a sweet, gentle, understated, yet stirring (and swoony Swoon-hee!) character and performance. 16 hours and not a wrist grab in sight. How many romantic kdramas can boast that?

You’re one of the most versatile actors of your generation, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2019. A movie? A drama? Both? I’m not demanding another BTLIOF or another Se-hee—I already have those, I want something different! But something that could make me feel even just half as happy… If I may, could I just send you my thoughts on exactly the types of things I like and would want to see you do so we don’t get another 2018 disappointment? Trying to let you know, signeul bonae signal bonae, I must let you know, signeul bonae signal bonae!

And Seo Hyun-jin spilled the beans about you losing weight from stress while filming so you better eat and rest and relax!! Take your time choosing your next project!! Wait for something great!!!!!!

Why did I write this like a letter when he won’t even read it? I’m so dumb.

I like him so much.





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    I’m glad you’ve finally posted it! I was waiting for it ! 😂
    I was thinking « why Mindy doesn’t post anything about LMK’s birthday ?? She couldn’t forget it, right? »

    I’m sure Lee Min-Ki would love to read your letter and be happy to know a Chicago girl was thinking of him.
    And stop cringing, you’re adorable 😉

    And, finally if someday he stumbles on it and as you said everything, I will just say « HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEE MIN-KI !!! »

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I’m addicted to this Nayeon fancam of TWICE performing WINNER’s “Really Really”!!!

She just looks so happy. What a great performer. I don’t think there’s anything she can’t do!

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This Disney Medley by AKMU’s Suhyun is amazing, like everything she does. The most crystal-clear voice I have ever heard!

Thanks @crysta for showing it to me!

WHERE IS HER SOLO???

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MOMOLAND PERFORMED TWO HIT SONGS AT THE SAME TIME.

No. Not one song after the other. Both AT THE SAME TIME.

Legendary.

JUST FEEL IT BBOOM BBOOM–BAAM!

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I know it’s been a YEAR (crazy!) since this performance but I still sometimes watch it like 5 times in a row.

Tzuyu’s deep voice! Jeong looks SO HAPPY actually being able to sing! And rap gods Momo and Nayeon!

The best thing I ever did was that I started stanning TWICE~

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This might be my favorite “makeover scene” ever.

To be fair, the competition isn’t tough. I hate most “makeover scenes”.

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    These two – I love them. Totally mom goals. But then, I’d need to look like her, so that is never going to happen. (and I only have sons-so that’s REALLY never going to happen)

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The ending of episode 14 of SKY Castle has me scared and curious. I hope that ending was misleading. I have begun to grow oddly fond of Yeh-suh… and the way she is being driven right into Coach Kim’s arms terrifies me.




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THIS

FREAKING

MASSAGE CHAIR

I swear it haunts me in my dreams now.

But also, if it’s in a drama it seems to be a true sign that the drama will be amazing.

At this point I’ll watch any drama with this dumb chair. Quality guarantee.

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This episode was super intense, especially THAT ENDING, but seeing Se-ri and her mom bonding was so heartwarming to watch.

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    What a beautiful scene. She stepped into her daugther’s world, to connect with her and strengthen her bond with her. She admitted that she was partly at fault that her daughter turned out that way as she sent her away to the US at 13 years. But now she’s willing to fix what was broken.

    I hope Prof Cha and Se Ri’s relationship can be salvaged too. I mean his relationship with his family in general. In the study room with his twins, he shook his head, distracted. I hope this is a good sign that he’s currently contemplating and that change is about to happen…..

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      Here is where I was with Prof. Cha, I thought he was going to forgive Se-ri until that showdown. He would have come around, but yeah, he was absolutely right, she committed multiple felonies and stole a ton of money from them and her response was to lay it at their feet and pour more salt on the wound by saying he was not a success ( ummm, he got into law school was a prosecutor and is now a head law professor, not to shabby credentials). But she sure did not have a problem taking all that ‘unsuccessful’ money from him.

      He is angry right now and honestly I don’t think it’s the lying, it was the damn crime. Something like that can cost him his license.

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What a badass. I love her.

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I wish I was as impervious to Lee Min-ki’s charms as this baby is.

This baby got to spend the holidays encircled by his arms and yet looks so unimpressed. What kind of power does this baby possess?

What do you mean, am I jealous of a baby? What kind of question is that?

Maybe.

Just a little.

Yes.

…GOSH. LMK with a baby!!!!!

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Maybe it’s because of the way Coach Kim is trying to manipulate her, or my growing dislike for Hye-na, but I’m growing oddly fond of Yeh-suh.

Her expressions of utter disbelief are always gold.


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    The thing with Yeh suh is…. she`s a spoiled brat. Typical richg b.tch in a drama, but what draws me to her is her dedication to get to her goal and how she wants to achieve it with her own strength. My heart melted at that scene where she fell asleep studying her worst subject. She doesn’t cheat her way through her goal.

    And I also like how she doesn’t shove herself to Woo Joo. She likes him so bad, even got up the courage to ask him to run candidacy with him. When he said no, she didn’t push. She sulked, but it wasn’t the end of the world for her, and she didn’t manipulate any body to get his attention.

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      THIS. is gold.
      Thank you for writing out exactly how I feel about her.

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        Hehe ☺️ actually I didn’t know what made me slowly warmed up to her until today when I saw that she fell asleep with her literature book open. She knows her weakness and boy does she work so hard to correct this weakness. I wish she had more than one goal in life cuz honestly I’m worried that she’ll question her purpose in life once she’s achieved this goal or she’s *knock on wood* failed, but she’s not evil by nature. She doesn’t make someone’s life miserable, and now my heart hurts that she’s got these two people who want to break her and her drive for their own personal gain and satisfaction and that she’s not even aware of it 😖😖

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          I guess that’s what makes this show amazing. It has the ability to make us change our hearts and minds in the matter of seconds with its buildup.
          I can’t believe it ends next week!😫

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          You are so right and it not even Tutor Kim and Hye na doing it. With every joke or comment Yeh bin makes and even the Cha twins, with their jokes and contribution to the election for Hye na. And don’t forget the joy they took in voting to end the book club in part to take Yeh see down a peg.

          She is surrounded by it and she had such tunnel vision the poor girl doesn’t see it.

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            I hope her mom or someone to finally show her what she can’t see. If she does fail, it’s going to be so sad to see her broken and lose faith in herself.

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      Despite her flaws, i wish i had a fraction of her dedication to achieve her goal. She’s steadfast in what she wants and works towards it. Yes, she is privileged and got stuff fed to her by multiple private teachers, but it also takes a whole lot of determination to succeed for her to put herself in that position. She’s different from the other kids, as she see’s her success as hers and not because her parents pushes her to go to a good university. Ye-suh herself has the drive to succeed. And i applaud her for that.

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        We and you are in sync with Yeh-suh. The girl wants it and is busting her ass to get it. And I don’t even see her as a bad person. She is a brat sure, but she is not out there bullying or just being down right cruel to people. If fact her determination has made her quite anti social and not having many social cues ( her filter needs work) and that, to me, is going to be a big adjustment once she goes to medical school. She really is one of my favorite of the kids because she is who she is, she wants what she wants and knows what she has to do to get it.

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          That is true! Now that I think of it perhaps her snotty attitude is a result of her anti-social skills and she doesn’t have any friends to hang out with because studying takes up so much of her time. It’s school-home, home-school for her. It doesn’t help either that she’s come from a background that has parents and grandparent looking down on anyone beneath them.

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        Right, agree and that she actually enjoys studying and no one is forcing her to get into SNU. Young Jae hated studying growing up and had to force himself to study and get into SNU because his parents were making him.

        Now that I think of it, another reason why she wanted to be at the top of the top is for her mom, who gets looked down by her grandma. So she’s not 100% selfish.

        It’s sad that her goal might turn into her greatest downfall, but if it does happen, i hope she’ll recover just fine and find another goal to pour her heart into.

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        Yes, that’s what I envy her, dedication and determination, and I hope coach Kim don’t ruin it for her but if I have to choose I would want to be like HyeNa minus revenge fixation. She is equally dedicated and hardworking, but also has good social skills and entrepreneurship. YeSeo thrives in because her whole environment is tailored toward that, but HyeNa make things work for her.

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The catchiest song of 2018. What a bop. Normally I quickly get sick of major earworms, but it’s beena year and I could still listen to this alllll day.

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Hello, everyone!

I just thought I’d share with those of you who don’t know that I have a giphy account!

I don’t know if anyone really cares about them, but I do love making gifs. I post a lot here on DB, but there are many in here that I’ve never posted here before, so you can take a look if you’re interested~

https://giphy.com/channel/mindydb

Feel free to use my gifs whenever and wherever you wish~





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Happy New Year, Beanies!!!

Considering the fact that I only finished a handful of shows this year, one of my resolutions (which I normally don’t do) is to watch more dramas this year! Here’s hoping that 2019 is a year full of amazing dramas, wonderfully flawed heroines, and devoid of chaebol jerk male leads!

Here’s my first gif of 2019: Lee Min-ki and Moon Ji-in trying to take a selfie and accidentally shooting a video instead.

Better project choices in 2019 please, my dude.

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I saw that Park Se-wan won an award for Just Dance and I may have actually started crying.

I’m a MESS.

SHE DESERVES THE WORLD

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Sorry not sorry, but where the HELL is Mother in the Editor’s Picks?

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    I can’t relate to Editor’s pick this year, except some awards, I was like O_o, like really ?!
    It’s a pity Mother and other gems have been outshined 🙁

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    It would have made my list. It’s tough though, because JBL and My Ajusshi are on my list too.

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    😭😭😭😭😭😭

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    Right?
    This year, I mostly disagree than agree with the Editors’ Picks.

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    I don’t think it was watched by most of the DB team, unfortunately. I don’t really remember it being mentioned by anyone but beanies.

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Lee Seon-kyun and Lee Min-ki visited the set of the upcoming Han Ji-min and Nam Joo-hyuk drama The Light in Your Eyes~ Min-ki was there visiting crew he knew from a movie he did. I’m not sure about LSK. But omg look at LSK’s beanie it makes me laugh and I don’t know why.

Maybe I should watch that bad movie they did together years ago. I could watch a bad movie for the leads of my two favorite dramas.

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I’m emotionally exhausted from watching this show in the best way possible, so I will keep my goodbyes brief.

Thank you, Dance Sports Girls, for being the best high school drama I have seen, giving me one of my favorite messy, flawed heroines, one of the best mother-daughter relationships, some of the most endearing friendships, and for being one of the most accurate depictions of youth and growing up that I have ever seen. Teenagers and their thoughts and fears are much more complex than fictional portrayals often give them credit for, and this one knocked it right out of the park.

But most importantly, thank you for making me happy and for giving me this little piece of fantasy that is so steeped in reality. You inspired me.

And last but not least… WHERE IS THE SHOW PAGE? I need to add this to my favorites list ASAP!!!


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    Glad you love it. I cried my eyes out too.. Lol..

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    This was so well done. I’m going to miss it and I’m going to look forward to the next drama by this writer.

    Can you add it from the ep 1-2 recap page?

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    I’ve dropped it after ep 1 mainly because of the mother, I dislike domestic violence disguised as a joke. Does she become a nice mother instead of that woman that hits her daughter with a spoon and yells and throws things in her face and hits her with a backpack?

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      Give it another try! They have a complex relationship which you’ll get when you watch more.

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        I loved how their relationship wrapped up in the final episode. Everything that Mom said to her in the past suddenly made so much sense, and I felt just as young and naive as Shi-eun did in that moment. Of course that’s why she was against her going to college.

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          I think They fight so much because they’re so alike..both prickly and rough on the outside but tender inside. Both can be infuriating and stubborn at times but only because they’re afraid to show they care. That message mum sent was just love 😍😍

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            The love mom showed in the first was the wrong kind of love to me. Violence is not acceptable just because deep down she has love for the kid. You said they fight, but the girl is a teenager, she is not on equal grounds, it’s ok if the show acts as if it’s wrong but if it’s just a joke or ordinary, it’s sending a bad message.

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          Why was she against college?

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            It was her misguided way of protecting Shi Eun from failure, it’s sounds really strange written like this but in context watching the show make sense. I strongly recommend this show, it’s really hit the spot in presenting all the emotional turmoil of early adulthood.

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    When they hugged i was like ‘finally these two!!’

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Me 4 weeks ago: Wow Dance Sports Girls sounds like such a fun, light show!

Me now: WHAT THE HELL WHO GAVE THIS DRAMA THE RIGHT TO TEAR MY HEART OUT OF MY CHEST AND BEAT IT WITH A SPIKED CLUB??

It has been a while since a drama touched me so deeply and made me cry so much. So many tears streaming down my face.

Also, Shi-eun cries exactly like I do and I appreciate that. Park Se-wan is GOOD.



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