God! That Fangurilla is freaking strong! We were totally overpowered by her fanatical strength, and so she took over our Music Monday to talk about these two videos. YARGH!

Ok, no, not really. We just didn’t know which one to choose! Both songs are great. We can’t even decide amongst ourselves which song is better. Martina likes B.A.P.’s “Hurricane” just a bit more while I like Infinite’s “Destiny” more, though we both agree that both songs are totally awesome; we just have different songs stuck in our heads more.

Simon’s Thoughts

As for the songs themselves, we mentioned last week with Xia’s “Incredible” that 2013 seemed to be a pretty slow year for Kpop, but this summer’s turning out to be pretty great. Hurricane is insanely fun, even if the Engrish is horrendous. It’s been a while since we had some really bad Engrish, and we kinda welcome it now. I think Engrish is more acceptable when it’s in a high energy song. Not a serious ballad. Then it hurts a lot more…like in Caffeine. And we don’t mind that B.A.P. are overusing the bajesus out of whistles in their songs. Hey: whistles are the new cowbell. As for “Destiny,” let me just say how happy we are with this song. “Man in Love” was whooooa not really our thing. This song, though, brings us back to why we love Infinite. This has the same awesome 80s energy of “The Chaser,” which was one of the best songs, if not THE best song, of 2012. The video’s a bit boring, though, but we understand that Infinite released this version instead of their plot version, Version A, because they have to edit out the plane crash scenes from that video, in light of recent events. So, I’m not TOO upset that this video’s a bit…bland.

Martina’s Thoughts

For B.A.,P there was something awesome about the way they merged the Hurricane chorus with it’s BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP with the switch to the melodic singing. I thought it was AWESOME. This song didn’t drag at all for me, just BOOM BOOM onto the next part. And WHOA loved the editing of the quick choppy dancing during the chorus. My one complaint was that this felt a lot like the Big Bang “Tonight” MV but without a naaasty dating plot. I’m not a big fan of Vegas so I was kind of “meh” about the whole scenery but it was still waaaay more interesting visually than some of the in-the-box videos.

As for Infinite, as SOON as I heard the beginning of this video-game-dracuala-worthy-theme-song I KNEW this was going to be a freakin’ awesome song. Awwww yeah. That slightly haunting tone of voice they sing in with the dark harmony is AWESOME! I love the chorus layered with its “you’re my destiny” and its high pitch “HOOOO OHHH OHH OHH” followed up quickly by a drop in pitch with Dongwoo’s rap section is FANNNNTASTIC. Also, since this is our favourite dance group in kpop (Taemin is our favourite single dancer in close second would be Xiah Junsu) I had to watch the live version to check out the dance in full, and MAN they’re so crispy and lovely to watch dancing. Can’t wait for a dance version to be released!

Anyhow, let us know what video you preferred. We were so seriously stuck between the two that we couldn’t pick either one.

And last but not least, Fangurilla’s our favourite character to do. We’re constantly laughing while we’re doing videos with her/him/it. And this week Fangurilla had a major struggle doing her normal sign off so be sure to check out the bloopers for a good laugh. I think we gotta get her a new summer wardrobe because that warm bunny hoodie is just too much! Oh, and we announce the Xia Junsu CD giveaway in the bloopers too, so check those out below!


Oh! And lastly, don’t forget to click on this shiny button here, if you haven’t already!

  1. I know you guys love and adore fanguirilla, but can you remove the current version of fanguirilla please? I know crossdressing and drag is popular for comedies sake, but I remember when you used to use fanguirilla to represent haters and trolls, not fangirls- can she go back to that please?

  2. “The loof, the loof is on fire “. Anyone notice that ?

  3. I absolutely loved infinites song. the way martina described it was exactly how i thought when i saw it for the first time. I listen to this song soo much i just love this sound from infinite. like simon and martina theyre my favorite dance group :) they perform live so well!

  4. OMG! I loved this Music Monday-Fangurilla is my all-time favorite character and I’m sooo glad that you did a Music Monday with her. THUMBS UP!

  5. Seems the Southwestern United Sates is a popular place to film kpop videos……I spend all my time out in the desert working in the summer and would be so happy if I ran into some kpop group :)

  6. I really dislike Fangurilla… I’m sorry :( I love all your other characters, videos, and EVERYTHING, and have been a nasty for the longest time, but Fangurilla really tries my patience… *mumbles something about her being annoying and loud* *feels bad for mumbling that*

  7. I’m going to be honest here and say that I’m not the biggest fan of Fangurilla BUT I do appreciate that you’re trying to change things up and do something different every once and awhile. As much as I enjoyed the old KMM’s I think change is good so I have no problems with mixing things up a bit every now and then, like in this KMM.

  8. I personally preferred Destiny. This was a hilarious KMM by the way! I love fangurilla. Are you still going to use fangurilla for BigBang episodes? Big Bang reviews aren’t the same without Martina’s fangirl moments

  9. tbqh, i love you guys but fangurilla isn’t my fav character of yours. she’s fun, yeah i guess (not my type of funny tho… she’s… too…… much ? yeah overall she’s “too much”), but meh, tiring (and quite annoying) too. if we only get to see her a bit once in a while i’m all good but lately i feel like we’ve been seeing her a lot more (too much in my taste, but i guess that’s just me)…

    and that was nice to review both videos (to avoid any possible wars ?) but I, would still have prefered you only choose to talk about one group, i think. Even if for this time i was (way more) Infinite biased i’d have prefered to see B.A.P being fully reviewed if that was your choice. But well. I guess that this way it leaves more chance for Beast to be reviewed next monday ? (but oops with exo’s comeback… ouch).
    IDK, i’m kinda torn about everything.

    Anyway, my vote goes for Infinite. It’s actually not my fav song of them, and it might also be an upopular opinion but i thought Man In Love was a nice song too. Not in everybody’s taste apparently but in its genre it was nice and i also think the mv did a lot for ppl to irk it quite hard and reject it. And for B.A.P, i’m actually more a B.A.P fan than an Infinite fan at the beginning, and this Hurricane song is enjoyable enough ! Yes. But not as epic as Destiny for me (and in my heart they will never top their Warrior – Power and No Mercy era/songs).

  10. I liked the idea of reviewing two groups but I couldn’t get past the 1 minute mark cause fangurilla’s voice is jarring to listen to.. maybe it’s just me? I love the humor and all but could you guys take down the aegyo a notch? or make simon’s voice a bit more pleasant to listen to? or perhaps martina could do the fangurilla instead? Just my personal opinion for what its worth. I’ll be looking forward to the next KMM

  11. Leigh and Suzee, you guys have the BEST JOBS EVAR!!!!! In what other job do you get to tie up and gag your bosses?!?!?! I mean really…EPICLY COOL JOBS!

  12. anddd… who win the showdown? quincy o kayne?

  13. I watch this at worked cause i was really excited…but i really shouldn’t have…now everyone think i’m the mad girl laughing her ass of in front of her laptop…thank you Fangurilla <3

  14. BAHAHAHAHAHAHA “six boys..one pole” That was hilarious! When I heard that i couldn’t stop laughing :D I CHOSE B.A.P!!! ZELO IS MINE :D

  15. I like this KMM video, something new always refreshing you know, seungrina and her devil voice is epic, good job martina and simon!

  16. For a moment i thought I was the winner… But then I realize that my twitter user is “heypartypoison” and not “heypartyperson” :(

  17. speaking of dancing…
    have you watched SHINee’s ‘Breaking News’ pv?
    love their footwork!

  18. not gonna lie, that’s EXACTLY how fanfic writing goes (all you other writers know it too).
    i was talking to my sister about a band & why nobody seems to be able to to control the bassist and someone made a comment about “there’s no alpha wolf in that band” and the idea just kinda spiraled downhill from there.
    i have regrets. but i also have endless amusement with that explanation of band dynamics.

    • I’ve never written a fanfic in my life, but I read them all the time (and no, I don’t read the dirty ones *all* the time), so I can definitely second (third?) this XD

      • it’s frustrating, when you want to find a dirty fic all you can find is bad dramas, and when you want to find an adventure fic (something i see a disappointing lack of lately) all you can find is smut :S

        • Lawlz… I know what you mean XD It’s like, “God, please do not let anyone walk in that door right now, I *cannot* find any good fanfics and I know if they see this screen, they’re going to cart me off to a shrink Y_Y”

        • I’ve read so many weird things in fanfiction Hentai seems tame -___-
          and i just know if i want to read a well-written story with a hetero pairing i have to write it myself. slash slash everywhere

  19. I can’t choose either, I love both songs to the max! So I am really pleased with Fangurilla reviewing both songs – was very entertaining xD – and giving you both some free time ;) I suggest, every once in a while when you are too tired or unavailable you let Seungrina do a KMM ^^

  20. Love both groups and the their MVs, but my vote goes to B.A.P’s “Hurricane”

  21. I like that you guys reviewed 2 videos in 1 :D It’s something new but it isn’t so bad since you guys put your comments in the blog post.
    AND I can’t choose between Infinite’s Destiny and B.A.P’s Hurricane.. THEY’RE BOTH TOO GOOD!!! D:<
    PS. Seungrina you need to shave.

  22. I loved this KMM guise, Fangurilla is just… genious. x) I’m so happy that you dare to play around and don’t always stick to your ‘format’! It makes things interesting, new and fun all the time. This is what makes me love you guys so much. Spontaneity and goofiness!! Fangurilla is one of my absolute favs, I laughed SO MUCH. Thanks for awesome kmm! <3

  23. I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, both songs were pretty great, and I like that S&M are doing different things to keep the creative juices flowing. Some of Fangurilla’s lines were hilarious, and I also agree that there isn’t much to talk about in these music videos. But on the other hand I just wasn’t as into watching this KMM. I of course still watched the entire thing, but about halfway through I started to lose a little interest.
    But seriously, six boys, one pole? Pure gold.

  24. If neither video had much to discuss, which for Music Mondays, these two videos don’t really, (although the dance sequences in Destiny were awesome and the songs were both great) then why pick them? I mean wasn’t that the whole point of the top 3 thing? To introduce more diversity (which was hard with this week’s top 3 (all guy groups) and to let you guys pick videos that had more material. Hope this doesn’t come off as overly critical, but this was sort of a waste. It was like 2 and half minutes for each video and kinda meh. I know you are trying out different formats, which as owners and video makers is your prerogative, but as a viewer I feel like if there is one thing you should stick to it’s doing one video a week.

  25. Damn. . .I thought this would be a KMM with Simon and Martinas opinions *lol*
    Instead, Fangurilla took over xD. . . And it was ok. . . but after a minute it gets tiring to listen to and I assume it is hard to speak in such a voice aswell. . .
    This KMM I prefer the comment part over the actual video.

    But if it were Simon and Martina + some Fangurilla parts , it would have been better.

  26. Wow, that “loofa on fire” really got me! I finally looked up the lyrics to realize that they were supposed to be saying “roof”, but because they pronounced the “r” as an “l”, for a while I was thinking that they meant to say “luft” – the German word for air – which would also have made semi-sense.

  27. LOLOLOL “I’ll give you your orange juice” and “6 boys…1 pole” hahahahahaha EPIC!! XD can anybody seriously make these fanfics right now??? *i’m dyiiiiiiing~* XD

  28. lol just finished reading the post, and SM read my mind! I’ve been thinking of sending them a package and a new outfit for Fangurilla was on my list. I have the feeling she needs something more…pink!!! Lol

  29. fangurrila was awesome , i laugh so much at this KMM and my family was wondering why i am laughing, i am so pleased to see both videos getting a review, the fanfic moments were hilarious, and the part with OHOH intern…was shaggytastic..great job Simon

  30. Hi guise! I was just wondering: who won last week’s ‘bad engrish’ poll between Ayy Gurl and Incredible? I’m kinda curious ^^

    As for this week’s KMM, I definitely like the idea of changing formats every now and then. And since I didn’t post about it on the other threads, I was also really glad with the return of WTF (they were there back when I started watching EYK) and the idea of the cooking shows as well. YAAAY for diversity and creative inspiration! :D

  31. I’m kind of finding myself really annoyed at reading all the
    negativity about this video. I personally loved this KMM. Not saying that I
    want this to be the only format that S&M use from now on but why is it so
    drastic if they want to change things up once in a while? Or even on a week to week basis? The same thing happened
    when they reviewed Michi Go, also a really refreshing review. I think it really stifles they’re creativity if
    they get hounded on every time they don’t use the “formula”. I think they
    should review songs in the way that they think is the best for the song or how
    they get the most enjoyment out of reviewing it. I tend to find I enjoy S&M’s
    videos way more when they’re having fun.

    I dunno I kind of just think that people need to embrace change a bit more and not take KMM so seriously. It’s meant for enjoyment not as some super serious review!

    • Because both Inspirits and Babyz voted really hard for this. And we only voted thinking they had a chance of getting reviewed. But what we got was a quarter of a half-assed attempt at a review.
      It wasn’t funny. It wasn’t cool. It irked the hell out of some people, namely myself.
      I would rather Hurricane get picked over Destiny and get a full review than this.
      If this was just an extra bit thrown in then no one would complain. But they took out the REVIEW part of the review.

      • I get what you’re saying but I have to disagree. They still did review the songs it was just in a more compact, less straightforward way. I mean they didn’t come out and say B.A.P gets a two out of five for English but they threw in the joke about the loofahs and the drinking game skit which pretty much pointed out that the English was pretty crap. And they did the same for other things, commenting on what the chorus was like, whether or not the video made any sense (spontaneous combustion anyone?) etc. So really it’s just a different kind of review and maybe if you weren’t a fan of the particular group that had been done like this you wouldn’t of taken it so bad. I mean for example the Gentleman review had absolutely NO review and nobody complained (from what I saw) and my guess is that’s because Psy doesn’t really have the obsessive fanbase that most of these young boyband groups do. Anyway I’m not trying to bag on you or anything I just reckon maybe you should consider this review as being better than no review?

        • No, I thought the PSY “review” was pretty shit too. But the thing is, PSY got an entire video dedicated to Gentleman.
          Infinite’s “review” started at 0:33 and ended at 2:05. Not even a whole 2 minutes which half of that was spent on being “funny”.
          I clearly stated above, that I would rather Hurricane had been reviewed than this stupidity coming about. So the excuse that if the “review” had been any other group but my bias group is false.
          If you are going to review both, then why not DOUBLE the length of the video. Too much work with staff and a studio? Then DON’T DO BOTH.
          This kind of half-assedness is what pissed me off.
          If I wanted to hear “oppa is so hot”, I’d listen to my own voice.
          And another thing, it irks me to no end that people assume that fans aren’t allowed to get upset about something unless they are young and female. And if the person that is upset is a young female, she is looked at with disdain.
          I’m pissed and I’m not a teen.
          And no. I would rather no review than this because, I obviously can’t say it enough, I WOULD RATHER THEY HAD REVIEWED HURRICANE THAN DO THIS.

    • I hope they don’t do too many of these types of KMMs because I do not want Simon to lose his voice -.-

  32. I’m so glad there was a Fangurilla segment! That’s my favorite skit character! It’s is just too funny to watch and I couldn’t stop laughing so hard.

    Both songs were really good. I love the songs, but the music videos didn’t do it for me. I will say that in B.A.P.’s music video, I am glad that Jong Up and Zelo are given more time to showcase their dancing skills. In Infinite’s music video, it was pretty cool that they got the chance to shoot in Universal Studios, but why did they stick with one set? Doesn’t Universal studio have a whole bunch of different sets? I know because I took a tour there and saw the sets! Why don’t they make use of the other sets. It should have been like a cool “time traveling” kind of music videos, that way they can use the sets. :) I don’t know, that’s just my idea.

  33. Whoa, two videos reviewed in one Music Monday? I didn’t expect that and I loved that surprise! I think it’s a good thing to do from time to time. I liked this review, the drinking game-video reaction skit was a nice diversion from fangurling and some of your Fangurilla’s comments were hilarious! However, I hope “she” won’t take over your KMMs too often. I like diversity and I like the characters that you guise create but if they’re used too much, it’s easy to get bored with them (and I never got bored with your real selves your spot-on comments about MVs, they’re the best!).
    Oh, and I like the form of this blog post!

    Destiny is awesome! I especially love the verses. Usually it’s the chorus that is the most powerful part but in Destiny it’s the other way round and it works perfectly. I’m not a fan of the video though. Infinite’s videos prove that creativity > money. Nothing Sober had an incomparably lower budget but still I like it 100 times more than Destiny (it’s my favorite MV by Infinite). I know that this is only ver. B of Destiny’s video and maybe with the deleted scenes it would make more sense (or not… it’s Woollim after all) but I don’t think it would change much.
    Hurricane… I didn’t like the song at first but after few more listens I think it’s OK and just too amusing not to like it at all :]
    Himchan: I want a baby. Well, Junhyung has an advice for you… Make a love baby, just make a love.

  34. Fangurilla is tolerable in small doses but over 5 minutes of her is a bit much. Sorry guys! I do like the ‘reviewing 2 videos in one’ idea though.

  35. I have a weird relationship with BAP… I really love them as a band, but I find many of their songs to be pretty hit or miss… Hurricane was a bit of a miss for me, but I enjoy the Engrish in this so much. :D Still looking forward to their new mini album though!

    I totally loved Infinite’s Destiny though (or as my boyfriend calls them “the band with the car”… I showed him your review of The Chaser & it’s the only way he remembers them now)!

  36. I wrote it, and I mean it… I think I’ve become a fangirl of Fangurilla’s fanfic inspirational moments….XD

  37. guys … the video is down all that’s showing is teh bloobers :/ , but thanks anyway for reviewing both :D
    now review badman when it comes out …. or i’ll have a call with fanguirella to do the required ….

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