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Thank You: Min Kiseo captures and gifs


I made many captures while rewatching Thank You, mostly of Min Kiseo 😀 And I share them here in case anyone wants some to make avatars or small banners. The resolution is not high enough for big projects but I hope somebody enjoys them.

But first,

A COUPLE OF RANDOM GIFS

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This cracks me up for some reason

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And for some reason, my mothers always cracks up at Dr Min being annoying

RANDOM CAPTURES – of mostly brooding Min Kiseo :p (I guess I like the brooding types?) Click on each photo to see them in full size.

 

Thank You: Min Kiseo vs Suk Hyun – Spoilers


If you haven’t watched Thank You I urge to stop here since this post contains big spoilers. The appeal of Thank You is not in the plot but in the character development, their dialogues and the interpretation of these characters, so I really encourage you to watch it first.

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On my first watch Suk Hyun played by Shin Sung Rok, simply irritated me and I felt like fast forwarding his scenes. On my second watch I appreciated the role he plays in the story. He is still not my favorite character and I think his “pondering inside a car under the rain scenes”, were unnecessarily long, but I realized his importance and how difficult the role must’ve been for the actor.

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Suk Hyun wasn’t a bad guy. Here he is trying to get Min Kiseo out of jail

Suk Kyun is interesting because he is strong as a businessman but weak in his personal relationships. He chooses the “cold” calculating path but deep down he really is a sensitive fellow.

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He was a coward in regards to Young Shin (betting with his friends, that he would sleep with her, when deep down he had always being in love with her) a total coward when it comes to Bom. His selfishness, passiveness and indecision hurt them, and if there was one lesson to learn from this story is that, there aren’t always second chances. Very realistic!

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Min Kiseo gave Suk Hyun many chances to try to recuperate Young Shin, but Suk Hyun was too slow in making up his mind

I think there is a contrast between the characters of Min Kiseo and Suk Hyun that is purposely emphasized at key moments in the story. Min Kiseo is not passive. Whenever he tries to “avoid” getting involved because he has been hurt, etc there is something in his nature that pushes him to act, despite his conscious decision to not participate. Suk Hyun tends to avoid, run and/or sleep from his own problems.

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Suk Hyun is asleep in his car, while Min Kiseo runs in his

There is a scene when Young Shin is to be transported in an ambulance. The paramedics ask who will accompany the patient. Suk Hyun is about to speak when Min Kiseo leaves him without a chance by answering faster and entering the ambulance! It’s a small but significant scene

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And here come some of my favorite conversations between them regarding Young Shin and Bom

MIN KISEO PICKS UP BOM FROM SEOUL He gives Suk Hyun another chance

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“DOGGY, YOUR SON IS LEAVING”

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Tears form in Min Kiseo’s eyes. He is resigned to step aside.

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I loved this insult

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“YOU ARE LATE MR CHOI”

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SUK HYUN PLAYS THE FATHER CARD

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And he finally remembers he is a father. A little too late buddy!

In the end Suk Hyun came to his senses. But boy did he try our patience! 😀

Thank You – Min Kiseo and his girlfriend- rethinking my first impressions


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THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS

The first time I watched Thank you, was right after I had finished The Tree with Deep Roots and Chuno. So I was overwhelmed with all those awesome action scenes, epic scenery and especially with that Jang Hyuk. The wild tough guy who was so vulnerable inside that he made me cry buckets. The powerful, intense “sageuk Jang Hyuk”. I had been so impressed by him in those dramas, that I decided to be selective and watch only his “good works” (suuuuurreeeee)

Thank You has mostly good reviews and a friend of mine recommended it as her favorite Jang Hyuk drama, so I decided to give it a try. I have to admit that at first I was underwhelmed. Of course! I was unconsciously expecting that other Jang Hyuk! the one who scared the bejeezus outta me every time he cried, un-refrained, like an animal. The one who cried “ugly” but with such intensity and raw emotion that I just couldn’t help but feel his excruciating pain deep in every fiber of my being

Instead I got Min Kiseo, who, well, is definitely not a quiet passive one, and does not fall behind in the intense stare department…

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And, yup! he ranks way up there with the sageuk guys, and even Kitae on the rage-mometer. But, he didn’t cry as much, and when he did it was more subtle.

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On my re-watch, however, I appreciated this performance. It has its own kind of power and it obviously suits this character much more. OMG! that perfect teardrop 😦

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Getting ready for my Thank You rewatch


Since my friend is in possession of my Robbers DVD’s I have no option but to start my rewatch of Thank You. I have my supply of “Choco pies” ready 🙂

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The DVD’s intro shows these images and I thought they were too nice, not to share

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Let the spaszzfest begin!