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Welcome to the third edition of our monthly K Crunch segment, where we talk about some of the kpop videos that we didn’t get a chance to review for our Kpop Music Mondays, as well as some of the dramas we’ve been watching (and by “we’ve been watching” we mean “Martina’s been watching”).

For our Kpop Music Mondays this month we reviewed U-Kiss’ “Neverland,” JYJ’s “In Heaven,” and B1A4’s “Beautiful Target”, but we didn’t get to talk about some of the lesser known videos, the ones that aren’t really popular or get a lot of votes for our Music Mondays.

Jay Park’s “Demon” didn’t get as much attention as Abandoned, which is unfortunate because Demon is a really good song. Jay Park hasn’t really disappointed us with any of his music for his solo efforts thus far. We were disappointed, though, with this video. It looks sooooooo low budget, and doesn’t do the song the justice it deserves.

 

What happened here?! Abandoned and Tonight were really cool videos. This though is…awkward. The demon’s backup dancers are supposed to be ghosts or something, but wearing an all white tracksuit and a white mask kinda doesn’t cut it for a ghost costume anymore, unless you’re a kid in the ghetto going out for halloween. (FYI, Simon here, and my parents put an old bed sheet over my head with two holes cut out for the eyes when I went out as a ghost for Halloween. G-H-E-T-T-O E-L-E-C-T-R-O!)

And then the spinning camera of the girl descending on Jay Park, sleeping shirtless in bed, was just…as cheesy as possible. Seriously: maybe that was the aesthetic they were going for – a late 80s production value – but it’s not what we’re used to from Jay Park, and, from reading the comments on YouTube, people aren’t happy with it, either. Too bad. Great song, bad video. The dancing, however, was ammmmazing! We’re sure that girls will love it though, as they’ll surely imagine themselves descending upon a shirtless sleeping Jay Park, creepy stalker style!

Next on our list is Jewelry S’ “Forget It.” We totally forgot about Jewelry’s existence after their “One More Time” dance (which was one of the dances from our old How to Dance Kpop 2008 video). To be honest, we didn’t really like Jewelry. We watched a bit of “We Got Married” and one of the members of Jewelry (Seo In Young) was married to Crown J, and – holy crap – that girl was such a freaking diva, and a shining example of everything that’s wrong with dating. Seriously: if any of you girls act like that, we have no sympathy for you if your boyfriends leave. Crown J should have gone running, if he wasn’t contractually obliged to stay on the show. AAHHH!

 

What were we saying again? Oh yeah! We didn’t like Jewelry because of that girl’s evilness, but Jewelry S doesn’t have that girl in the band, so we don’t mind them. Yay! The song, though, is kind of alright. Sounds great for a K Drama, to be sure, but for your everyday kpop fix, meh. We won’t be singing this walking down the streets. The video had a much better production value than Jay Park’s Demon, though, but it still kinda weirded us out. We understand the whole getting over your boyfriend thing, so you want to get rid of your teddy bears, but that’s what garbage bags are for, not dynamite. Who would blow up a teddy bear?! What sick profanity is this?! And the way they smile as they make it rain teddy bear guts is creepy, and more befitting a child’s nightmare than a Kpop video. Plus, Martina is extremely attached to her stuffed toys, so she found this MV deeply disturbing. *eyes narrow at the MV screen*

Third on the list is Kim Kyu Jong’s “Yesterday”, which is Martina’s favourite song on the list (in second in Jay Park). We both agree that it’s the best video we’ve reviewed in this month’s K Crunch.

 

Even though the dance isn’t especially difficult, or as skilled as Jay Park’s in Demon, it’s definitely the most memorable. A suspenders dance, and a Clearly Obvious Crotch Karess make this a dance you can’t forget. Plus the song has a really European dance song feel. It has a I don’t know why I keep expecting Enrique Englesias to bust in with a “ALL I NEEEEEEEDD IS THE AIR THAT I BREATHEEEEE!!!”

Moving on to K Dramas, we talk a bit about Poseidon and Myung Wol the Spy, and we mention our points in the video. One thing we didn’t mention was something we noticed about K Dramas altogether: is it just us, or is there a much higher percentage of Kpop stars in Kdramas than there are another country’s pop stars in that country’s dramas? Last month we mentioned Jaejoong being in Protect the Boss, and now we have Siwon, Eric, and Yunho in these dramas. How often are Katy Perry or Lady Gaga or [other American pop idol] do dramas? And are they any good at acting? Are Kpop idols just better trained for acting? Who knows. We’re just surprised at the high percentage of dramas with kpop idols in them. Of course, it makes sense, because you’ll attract loyal fans to watching the show, but is that really the only reason for casting them?

Anyways, Poseidon got off to a rocky start rating wise (probably because of the music) but it’s only 4 episodes into what I imagine to be a 18 part of more series. Myung Wol the Spy was actually pretty underrated as many people that I know in Korea were not watching it. I don’t know why, it’s not terrible, but it’s not great. It’s a good laugh with a pretty good plot line (so far, I’m only a few episodes in) but I do find myself annoyed at the “spy” since she sucks at her job. I just want to see a really smooth and suave female spy character (like the TV show Alias) that kicks butt but is also soft enough to LOVE!!!!!!!! *enter cheesy music* ANyways, I’m only several episodes in, so I guess I should wait, but I’m not adding it to my favourite drama list.

Yeah! So that’s it for this month’s K Crunch.

Also, we’ve got two drama soundtracks from: “Myung Wol the Spy” and “Miss Ripley” from Yesasia.com that we’d like to give away! If you’re interested in winning them, either Like this Post on Facebook or Tweet it. We’ll pick one winner randomly next week and mail out your CDs. Hey, doesn’t Miss Ripley have Mickey from JYJ in it? MORE K-POP STARS IN DRAMAS!!! *duh du duh*

Otherwise, here are the bloopers for this month’s K Crunch. Enrique Englesias has a really difficult name to pronounce, and we had to cut out one of our scenes. Check em out here:

 

And lastly, because for some reason some of you have been asking for it, here’s our inappropriate poop music song. Stay classy guise!

Poop song by simonandmartina

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  1. So, Martina. You mentioned IRIS. Have you seen it (I’m guessing yes because T.O.P. is in it <3) and if so what did you think of it? And what about that ending?! HOLY MOTHER OF SADNESS!!! Also, if you have seen the spin off could you tell me if it is worth the watch?

  2. I still havent gotten the chance to watch tfhe dramas that Martina reviewed and they look very very interesting! lol Sartina and Mimon :)

  3. Loved the poop song and downloaded it and plan on share it with family and friends for laughs :)

  4. Marian Quah
    Marian Quah

    I totally like your poop song! I’ll be singing this to my housemates while they’re on the john. >:))

  5. …but Kanada is Canada in Polish.^^

    I WANT THAT KPOP RAP SONG THAT’S PLAYING WHEN MIMON PROPOSES TO SARTINA PHLEASEEEEEE

  6. xroshni034

    I felt like I had to replay the MBLAQ “Y” I’m black part..

  7. Praveena Mylvaganam

    I thought when they said Kanada they meant the indian language Kannada, i felt so surprised hahahaha
    But I LOVED yesterday, I really like the camera for zooming in sideways so he looks at us~~~~~

  8. jazzyfish

    FAvorite Quotes: “scalding cereal” (…AHHHHH! hahahha) and…the diarrhea song… lol XD

  9. Poop song was awesome! I felt the need to go to the bathroom but it was a fart thankfully

  10. rachel clark

    kogi sounded like celabi from pokimon

  11. If you are giving away the soundtrack for Warrior Baek Dongsoo..I am in!

  12. hahahaha!! OMG!! You guys make my day today!!! ^^ Big Bang- Tonigh looks so adorable!!!! MBLAQ- Y so hilarious!!!! XD

  13. Never was an inapporpiate song this fitting, (or should I say proper?) for a scene xD thanks for making me laugh out soo loudly XD I woke up my parents, because I watched this video at 7 o’clock in the morning- on a holiday!

  14. Vicky Harris

    I died three times watching/listening to this video, and it makes me love you guys even more. xD ♥

  15. Ooooo~ I totally feel you Martina! I hate it when the music distracts me from the plot of a drama. The worst is when I’m watching a lovey dovey moment, and the music abruptly starts and it’s really loud and at the climax of the chorus. It’s as if the characters are in this room having a serious moment, and suddenly the music trips and falls in through the front door like, “HEY GUYS!! HEY!!!! IS THIS A DRAMATIC MOMENT?? YEAH?? LET ME HELP WITH IT!!!” No thanks music. Just chill out.
     
    Also, your comment about the girl stalking the guy thing is a super common drama technique, no? I can think of so many dramas where one of the parties pretty much stalks the other to death until they just break down and give in. OMG, the dude in Secret Garden is the KING of this. I know everyone looooooved that drama, but I could not deal with how much of an insane stalker he was. Apparently this is how you get someone to love you in Korea. Stalk them. Break them down. Get love.
     
    This is a long post but last thing. I just wanna say thank you SO MUCH for recommending Protect The Boss last month. LOVE THAT DRAMA!! It was SO refreshing and smart and stepped away from the same old plot twists and character flaws. I love it when I try to predict things that characters will do and say, AND I’M WRONG! Woooo! It’s in my top five favs now.

  16. the ending cant end like that!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! hahahaha hope that lucky girl get that pizza

  17. Cecilia G

    everyone vote BROWN EYED GIRLS SIXTH SENSE for kpop music mondayyssss :D

    (i’m an ELF but even i say don’t vote for super junior… their video is nice but looks and sounds just like all their others…… o_O)

  18. Rachael Volk

    There are just some times when I really question if you two actually wear pants while filming until I’m proven otherwise. Martina – Have you heard of dramabeans? Where do you usually find your dramas? Curious if you go the same places or not for downloading and streaming.

  19. Leslie Villanueva

    Talking about odd music,Protect the boss does the same with that werid country music. Everyone is all serious but it sounds like like square dancing is going on some where, probably just jaejoong rolling down his sexy window behind the scenes. Btw love the poop song!

  20. Nice song hahaha…diarrhea… Blow your mind x2 … what’s up with all this Super Junior talk in your videos lately? hehe I like…a lot =)

  21. Anonymous

    I’m watching Spy Myung Wol as well, but only an episode or two from the end. I’d personally say the drama goes downhill after the first couple of episdes, the funny-ness leaves all together and we just get a whole lot of Kang woo angst (Or GANG U according to some subbers haha). I think it might have had something to do with the whole actress-leaving-the-set-for-America thing.

  22. muggledore

    hey Simon and Martina!! Do you mind if I share your link in me2day??? There are SOOO many kpop fans there spazzing all over the place and I think your videos will help them soothe their nerves….NOT~ kkkkk~
    I hope you guys don’t mind =)

  23. Anonymous

    Can you do Scent of A Woman please? Absolutely love the Lee Dong Wook, Kim Sun Ah pairing

  24. Anonymous

    Oh my gosh you guys!!!!! I love your videos! They always make me laugh so hard! Cant wait for the next k-crunch!

  25. Spy Myeong Wol!! Totally adore that drama! Not only because its first few episodes were filmed in *erhm my country erhmm* Martina, you must stick on to watch because she turn out to be a good spy later on ;)

  26. i love Kim Kyu-Jong and his song…..Simon- ss501 (pronounce DoubleS501)… don’t make me get an airplane ticket and give you lesson an 3S fighting skills… :).  

  27. that jewelry s song is similiar to one of davinci’s.

  28. Totally agree about Jay Park video! First I listen song and then I found out video..and I were really upset about it..
    and Poop song ruined all atmosphere of proposing ^^ I were listening only the song! ^^

  29. kingdomprincess

    I remember Jay Park saying he even thought the MV was “wack” and he didn’t want people to watch it but just listen to the audio….

    Poop song = EPIC!!!!

  30. Jessica Kok

    Guys you should give Jewelry another try, their comeback with Back It Up was fun and fierce. Their live performances were really good too. Plus Seo In Young has left the group now, so no reason to hate right? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kspcOYQbI2g&ob=av2n

  31. Oh LoL!Poop song!I nearly ruined my disguise that I’m learning with Laughing Out Loud!Oh love you Mimon and Sartina!

  32. It’s Enrique Iglesias LOL

    Blow your mind… *Martina broke something* HAHAHAAH

    Great video :)

  33. I sooo agree with you about the music in dramas. It can totally ruin it ! I was watching Miss Ripley last month, and I liked the plot, Micky Yoochun, the acting, Micky Yoochun, the characters… did I say Micky Yoochun ?

    …Bref. I liked it, but I stopped watching it at the 7th episode because I couldn’t stand the bad music choices anymore. It’s not like the music itself was bad, but it totally didn’t go well with the scenes. I mean, intense music with lots of violins while two characters are talking business in a restaurant ? WTH ? And, yeah maybe the scenes with the main character and her director were meant to have unfitted music since the scene itself is fake, but it was pretty awkward. :x (La Bohème during a romantic scene ??! )

  34. Anonymous

    Great video! I absolutely loved the Kdrama part! Go Martinaaaa! :D  please do more videos about Asian Dramas!

  35. “Most of Super Juniors pvs” XDDD You are only missing the white background!

    “Hi doctor” “I am a doctor.” XD

    Cock? REALLY? XD COULDN’T YOU GET ANYTHING MORE SUBTLE XDDDDDD

    Does the plot for Poseidon make any sense? ’cause the last K-drama I tried to watch with a theme similar to that (City Hunter) (or rly shitty hunter) was like… awful. Full of plotholes and so damn dumb I couldn’t finish it.

  36. Best thing of the day so far! I love you guys!! <3

  37. cloiebuggeater

    thanks, I needed a good laugh :)

    and yes american pop stars do cross over with various sucess: LLcool J (NCIS-LA), Jennifer Lopez, Ice cube, Jessica Simpson, Justin Beiber (did a couple episodes of CSI.) and loads more do 1-2 episode cameos (the CSI franchise comes to mind for having lots of random guest stars) 

  38. Anonymous

    I feel like i will now sing Nothing’s Broken~ instead of just saying it. So catchy! :P <3 infinite hahah

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