We have had so much fun exploring some of our kpop MV favorite hits and misses that we have decided to just make it a regular segment. It also allows Dongsaeng and I to share songs with you, and each other, that might have been missed. So please join us in our newest experiment, "Poppin Ahjummas" and if there is a MV out there that you think we have missed, feel free to share in the comments.SHINee "Married to the Music"
DONGSAENG: A "tad bit weird", huh? Maybe since I've only seen it the one time through I'm not in the "love it" category quite yet. The sliding head kinda did me in from the beginning. I did, however, enjoy giving my kids a play-by-play as I watched it. Describing things like kicking a head around like a soccer ball, popping eye balls, dipping lips in sprinkles, and two people vomiting confetti towards the other (and then everyone proceeding to dance in said confetti vomit) to my littles was rather entertaining I must say. I like watching them shake their heads at me while not-so silently judging me and my music choices. Makes parenting fun.
DONGSAENG: I may give this MV another spin come Halloween time. It does give one something to look forward to, does it not?
Married to the Music MV
B1A4 "Sweet Girl"
DONGSAENG: So, they've knixed the knickers have they? What is B1A4 without their bright bubble gum color and feel? No more man child x5? How does the one B feel in a sea of As? These are the kind of deep questions that come to mind while watching this video. I'm pretty neutral on both this group, video and song, so I'll just leave it with what Kmuse said. It didn't grab me, but I don't hate it.
DONGSAENG: Good point. Maybe that's the reason why these aren't resonating with me. Not being a personal fan of the 70s/80s music myself, maybe that's why these aren't grabbing hold of my heart and soul. I'm sure I'm in the minority here and they're fabulous. Please, by all means, don't let me dissuade you and do enjoy.
Sweet Girl MV
Super Junior "Devil"
"Devil" Dramatic MV
DONGSAENG: I'm with Kmuse here in my preference for the dance version of this song. I really like seeing my favorite SJ boys up close with no distractions other than their sexy selves. I appreciate that no one here had any fake facial hair. Thank you SM for that. All of my SJ biases proved their worthiness to be considered one of my SJ biases in this one, an accomplishment I must give them credit for. They've earned it. So to you three, Donghae, Siwon, and Kangin, I applaud you. The others were awesome too. I don't mean to exclude them, I just have my top 3 biases to specifically congratulate (since one cannot simply have one SJ bias when there are so many wonderful options to choose from).
Top & GD "Zutter"
KMUSE- I can appreciate how well directed the MV is and I don't hate the song. Sadly, the peeing thing was just odd (dare I say a little more ew than the singing heads in Shinee's MV?) and I was a bit put off by it. Congrats to them on going very artistic and unique in a shock factor way, but it is not my cup of tea.
Wonder Girls "I Feel You"
DONGSAENG: As established earlier, I'm not a big fan of 80s music. This is very 80s. So, if you like 80s keyboard magic, neon lights and leotards, this song is for you. This is by far the sexiest I have ever seen Wonder Girls act in a video. Guess the girls have grown up a bit since their last release. Two questions/thoughts/observations as I watched - one, WHAT IS GOING ON WITH TOILETS IN KPOP THESE DAYS?!?! Why is everyone (yes, even my beloved GD/TOP) using the can in their videos lately? I don't get it. My second thought is that I appreciated the subtitles. Thanks for that JYP. They may not be the deepest lyrics in the world, but I appreciate knowing them all the same.
I Feel You MV
Big Bang "Let's Not Fall In Love"
KMUSE- I can finally agree with Dongsaeng on this one. It was a great MV from start to finish. So much beauty all in one video. It is not my favorite song of the whole album, but I enjoyed it and have no problems listening/or watching it in the future.
Let's Not Fall In Love MV
T-ara "So Crazy"
DONGSAENG: What stood out to me in this video? Legs. Legs and butts. Legs, butts, and sex. Legs, butts, and sex wiggled in my face enough to make me a bit squeamish. If you like legs and butts and horny sailors, this video is for you! And what was with that weird little fist squeezy thing they kept doing? It almost looked painful. Sorry girls, but I won't be watching this one again.
So Crazy MV
Girl Generation "Party"
DONGSAENG: I'm not a big girl group fan (obviously, if my above comments on T-ara and Wonder Girls are any indication), but GG is one of my favorite girl groups. I like their songs. Simple and catchy, I'd dance to it at a party or play it at my next pool party. It's summery and upbeat and there's nothing overly obnoxious about it. It's fun. A fun advertisement for Thailand. Oh wait, was I not supposed to notice that this MV was brought to us by Thai airlines/tourism dept? Oops. Maybe the not-so-subtle product placement and logos at the end were not meant to be noticed by the conscious mind and were to be for the ol' subconscious. My bad. Ignore that part. And go party in Thailand just because you now feel like it for some unknown reason. P-A-R-T-Y!