Hi everyone!

Now, as some of you may know if you Like us on Facebook, we’re changing up the K Crunch. We started the K Crunch because we wanted to talk about different things that we don’t get the chance to mention during our Music Mondays, so we started it off as a monthly recap. Unfortunately, though, different things get in the way, like Vacations to Canada and Year End How to Dance Kpop Videos.

Also, once a month isn’t enough to talk about all that comes out. Many videos come out every week, and some, like Teen Top’s “Crazy”, are really popular, but don’t make it through for a Music Monday. That sucks!

So, here’s the deal: we’re taking our K Crunch, and making it into three weekly segments. Saturdays we’ll talk about what’s new on the KpopCharts and give you a chance to vote for them. Sundays we’ll talk about Korean indie music which we almost NEVER have a chance to talk about, but want to talk about, because there’s a lot of awesome Korean Indie music out there. And lastly, on Monday, before Kpop Music Monday, we’ll talk about a random hodgepodge of songs. Some old, some new, some whatever!

Also, we’ll be making these videos into playlists. So we’ll talk about the video and introduce it, then it’ll run, and then our next speaking part will automatically run, so on and so forth. Think of it as us being VJs, kinda. Yes, we wanted to be VJs growing up. Don’t make fun of us! So sit back if you’ve got half an hour to spare, and watch some Korean Music videos and us blathering about them :D

Lastly, yes, some of you might be wondering why we’re not talking about K Dramas anymore. The answer’s simple: we don’t have time to watch them. Ha! We’re so busy doing other things and starting other projects that we don’t really watch many Kdramas anymore. And by we I mean Martina. I never watched them to begin with. GROSS! Martina will sneak in an episode or two of something, but not enough to be able to talk about the show to any great depth.

Let us know what you think!

  1. Well, it’s kind of late to say this, but when Martina said Miryo’s Dirty wasn’t something you’d want to watch with a younger sibling, my sister was standing right behind me…

  2. MTV started showing music again! 

  3. I don’t watch TV haha…xD i can spend hours watching your videos..!  New fan here :)

  4. Wow, so many videos. So let me see if I got this understood.
    Mondays is “K-Crunch cocktail” and “K-pop Mondays”, Wednesdays is “W.A.N.K.”, Saturdays is “K-Crunch Update” and Sundays is “K-Crunch Indie”. And once every two weeks is “TL;DR” video.
    Is all of this right?

  5. I seriously think one of the EXO boys sounds exactly like Yunho. I keep checking the video to make sure…

  6. SO… FT Island – Severly TOTALLY reminds me of JYJ – In Heaven.

  7. I get you Simon, I’ve been the same with what is love, minus spudgy.

  8. woow i never heard korean idols singing so beautiful like EXO.. the video though is kinda boring.. except the short dancing part.. ^^ and i totally loved your music monday vid. simon & martina (& spugdy) U ROCK !!!! :D

  9. I totally going to vote for EXO just because of the fart joke. I love fart jokes.

  10. I saw Miryo’s DIRTY MV on Saturday and laughed when she flipped the camera off!

  11. love Love LOVE what you are planning on doing with K-Crunch!  You guys are awesome!  Keep up the awesome work!  Fighting!

  12. excuse me.. can i suggest a Big Bang tribute special edition 30 minute spazz session double feature video for when they come back! i think it would be a great idea.. just saying

  13. Ok. Hold up now. if you havent seen Lady Gaga’s latest music video for her song Marry the Night. Her intro is really similar minus all the talking. The two videos are VERY DIFFERENT of course but it was just the first thing I saw so I was kind of like woah Deja vu.

    •  I’m wondering if Miryo is like parodying American pop stars cause yeah the Marry the Night similarity and also some people have been talking about how she kinda sounds like Nicki Minaj when she’s rapping in that song.

  14. You guys are amazing! Other videos finally have a chance! Btw, I hope you do a quick review on Clover’s La Vida Loca :D

  15. Yes! SO excited for the Korean indie music segments. I’ll admit that I was ignorant about it (because I was SO obsessed with K-pop), but I’ve discovered some of my favorite Korean music  through listening in to the indie scene. So excited for you to talk about groups like 10cm and The KOXX. (A couple of my faves that I first listened to)  It’ll also be awesome to get some extra exposure to indie bands. (Since K-pop is hard enough to keep up with as it is) Anyways, on to watching the new vid! SOOOOO excited!!!1

    it would b nice .3. if u could update us on k-pop news and gossip ( like allkpop.com does only in video form )

  17. honki ish an actor XD!
    he debuted 1st as a acter

  18. Maxwell!  That’s who that EXO song reminds me of!  God, it’s been driving me crazy.  It reminds me of “Fortunate” by Maxwell.  

  19. Thank godd finally some indie korean music! lol

  20. Amazing ! im looking Forward to your videos! also… martina would you please post a video of how u did ur curly hair with cloth straps? please… aaa i asked for miryo’s mv THANK YOU! 

  21. Finally some Indie/Alternative Korean Music!

    I’m so thankful!

  22. Exo!!!!!!! i want EXO! Loved it! It reminds me a lot of TVXQs Before you go, the song is nice and slow…:D


  24. Aw no more drama reviews! >< Still I have a recommendation for Martina: Shut up Flower Boy Band! There's only two episodes so far but… I'm soo hooked, there is one character who is (my opinion) out of the ordinary. The feel of the drama is overall different, at least the beginning, we'll see how it goes later. TvN has done one of my favorite dramas, I need romance, which I think is different from the other romcom you see all the time. Also it made me cry in the first episodes which is unsual for me, I don't even cry when I watch Titanic which is supposed to be a real teary thing^^

  25. I am SO SO glad you guys did this! thank you so much!
    I really wanted you guys to do more K-crunch.. but I thought you work hard enough already so I didn’t dare ask haha xD

    also.. can you also make a section in K-crunch for dramas? you don’t have to watch it all and review but maybe just tell us about them? I’m sure we’re missing out on some awesome dramas that we’ve never heard of!

  26. So…does the poll in facebook counts at all? :O

  27. i like the old one better… cuz martina talked abt the kdramas to.

  28. so I was really hopping you guys could do Crispy Crunch Thumbs Up the uncut version just because I feel that EVERYONE would enjoy it. But …yea. Its on the K-pop charts but I put it there like centuries ago and it has never gotten too far *sniff*

  29. does anyone else feel like the nurse in Dirty looks slightly like Park Bom? I think its the cheeks…

  30. Please review G.N.O. by Wonder Girls

  31. REALLY REALLY REALLY liking this session and learning about different Korean generes!!!!  And Miryo’s Dirty, super … :/

  32. are you guys very popular in korea or are you popular in the town or are you just plain popular?
    at school?
    do your students know that you hav a website and how many
    half of class, whole school, or dont care

  33. awesome! you guys have to be two of the hardest working vloggers out there. seriously, in the year i’ve been following you guys, your awesomeness has increased RAPIDLY. great job! 

  34. YE. but i want mustache man back :c

  35. this new format is awesome! :D usually when i voted for musicmondays, i would just vote for the bands i liked, because i never really knew which music videos were coming out or which ones were worth watching, so thanks! even though this kind of influences which song you guys review, i don’t mind. ^^

  36. Dirty’s beginning scene is very Lady Gaga Marry the Night-esque.

  37. Wow you guys are working so hard & coming up with creative videos…THNAK YOU for your hard work! <3 Please take care of yourselves

  38. I like this a lot. This is great! :D

    I hope it doesn’t become to busy for you guys though, sounds like a lot of scripting to do. >.<

  39. Can’t wait for the indie segment!
    Love the new videos xD

  40. I think this idea is completely brilliant, and I’m super excited about the indie music too. P.S. My one year old nephew is an eatyourkimchi fan. He always crawls into my lap and watches the computer when I turn on one of your vids <3

  41. WOW
    I love how this is in parts, with music videos in between.

    It’s very convenient for someone like me who doesn’t watch all of the videos on the charts.


  42. You HAVE to do a video on NELL for K-indie!!!! Sorry but you are obligated to do that. Nell’s comeback will be within two month so keep an eye on them! And oh yea… finally something more than pop stuff… good choice good choice.

  43. THANK U SO MUCH for appreciating EXO ‘what is love.’ they have a lot of dislikes on youtube and some of my friends who were really looking forward to it thought it was a total let down but i absolutely LOVE it and think they are really talented. will definitely vote for it ^^ 

  44. If and when EXO’S What is Love makes it to Kpop Music Monday, will you be able to take about the vocals from both the Chinese and Korean version?

  45. If and when EXO’S What is Love makes it to Kpop Music Monday, will you be able to take about the vocals from both the Chinese and Korean version?

  46. Finally some Indie music! Please talk about Misty Blue! :D

  47. Martina better be sneaking off to watch ‘The Moon that Embraces the Sun’ yeah ’nuff said

  48. great idea guys! Its awesome! You guys serving as music video channel hosts! 

  49. So for the monday part, you will be talking about songs that didn’t make it to the top? So songs like The Reason I Became a Witch, Is Being Pretty Everything, and The DJ is Mine?

    I always wanted those songs reviewed, but I knew they wouldn’t make it.

  50. Thank you! There are SOOOOOOOOOO many great songs that never made it to Music Monday!!! *happy

  51. this was the best idea ever!!!!! I can’t wait for the next K Crunch videos =D

  52. Definitely reserve some time on Mondays for Helix and Anvil, eh?

  53. I would love for you to review some Brian Joo he doesn’t get as much love as he deserves

  54. Can you pretty please still sometimes review some Kdramas?  I enjoy those, and it helps me determine what to obsess over/ occasionally watch…  otherwise–yay!

  55. My little sister and I love CN Blue. It would be amazing if you would cover some of their music! LOVE you guys!!!

  56. Aww… I really enjoyed fanboying with Martina about KDrama’s… :( MARTINA WHY! anyway, I like this new version you got going here! I’ve wanted you guys to talk about the Indie scene and old songs/tracks and such that you never got to talk about before Music Mondays for a while now, so I’m glad it’s happening :)
    I don’t care for Miryo/Brown Eyed Girls to be honest.
    I really liked F.T.Island’s song.
    What is Love is cool, but I didn’t really like the music video(kinda got ruined for me as soon as I saw the Pentagram and all-seeing eye thingy) :P
    Really love Block B’s Nalina. When I first heard the song it sounded like they were saying *doo doo ca ca doo doo ca ca* LOL but I found out it’s goo goo gaga(which tbh isn’t much better) but really funny and I always laugh. Catchy song:)

  57. That one part of Miryo’s “dirty” sounds like “superbass” by nicki minaj :)

  58. I’m totally looking forward the Indie segment and the old videos segment! That sounds so cool!

    But… I don’t really get the point of this one… Ok, you do it to show people which music videos have been released lately and are popular, but wasn’t it exactly the other purpose of your KPop Charts? I was expecting a quick review of a few videos (even one or two!) as you were doing in the former K-Crunch episodes…

    Please don’t take it bad. If I’m disappointed this time it’s only because you got me used to smart and hilarious reviews. And I’m just suggesting, not complaining. Why would I complain? The two upcoming days are going to be full of awesome reviews (including Haru Haru’s I guess!)

  59. Excellent! Maybe a video of collage of several music videos. I think this is the best way of an avalanche of Korean music. I didn’t realize how diverse it was until I checked out mmorezo’s channel in youtube. 

  60. Ahh, so excited for k-indie! Hoping for some standing egg at some point (: And milktea, although I’m not sure if they actually count as being “indie.” I think Martina would like milktea.. they’re so cute!

    Also, “nanrina” means “go crazy” (;

  61. BTW if you guess need a VJ let me know.

  62. Dance for me my test tube babies…LOL
    I love the chinese version best.

  63. I’m very happy with the changes.   I have a very wide variety of music I listen too.  (From Asian to Zouk) so to hear what else is out there in Korea would be awesome!

  64. I think this venture will be interesting to see but nevertheless, I am excited ’cause this means that you guys pop out more videos for us to watch. WHOOOO! 

    I don’t know why but I have that tingle that Martina will try to find a way and sneak Big Bang into said hodgepodge but who am I to complain. THE MORE BIG BANG, THE BETTER!! >:D

  65. I just wanted to say how much I appreciate everything you’re doing! It must be a huge time crunch to make and edit all of these different videos each week, but you just keep expanding (even at the expense of watching dramas)! It’s awesome and very much appreciated and we shall all become more well-rounded because of them. <3

  66. the drama reviews were my favorite part, i really looked forward to it. :(

  67. Wow, you guys put so much work into this! You should be getting so many sponsorships and whatnot from the Korean music industry! The amount of converts of KPop and other Korean music you have made, must be astounding!! I love that you’re trying so hard to link the 2 cultures of Korea and Western cultures.

    I like the new ‘MTV-like’ format! The only thing I think would be a cool addition, is at the end of each K-Crunch part — and it cuts to the next  music video on the list — you should put a quick, little transition animation. Like a shortened version of your intro animation at the very beginning of the K-Crunch video. I just felt like the cut was really abrupt, from you guys stopping talking, so close to the end of your sentence, to the next video.

    Other than that, you guys are awesome! I can tell it takes you guys a lot of time and effort to make these so good (being in graphics & photography myself.) Keep on doing what you’re doing!! ((:

  68. I’m excited about the new format. I’m really looking forward to seeing what you guys talk about on Monday. I’m really disappointed that there won’t be any more k-drama reviews, though. Wish you had time to watch them, Martina!

  69. yay. I’m really looking forward to K-indie music. I been trying to look for some bands, but its so hard, might be because k-indie is so underrated.

  70. Before Christmas I was curious about the different music styles Korea had to offer because I listen to such a wide variety of music, so I googled some of their stuff and found a whole bunch of Indie Korean bands, which were AWESOME! I loved it :) So even though I don’t speak Korean (FAIL!) I listen to more of a variety of Korean music purely because it is so nice to listen to after only hearing so much Kpop :) I can’t wait to hear more!!!

  71. Yay! INDIE!!!! 

    Do some ‘Acoustic Collabo’ and ‘No Reply’ and ’10cm’ and oh so many!also, 아키버드 (Aquibird)

  72. I had suggested you guys do this ages ago, am sooooo happy!!! This is perfect. I only wish you had done Brian Joo’s ‘Let this die’ great great MV concept.

  73. This is so awesome!! K-INDIE is sooooo epic :D

  74. Is Simon’s love of EXO possibly related to Simon’s love of Tevin Campbell?  Hmmm..discuss amongst yourselves.

  75. I appreciate really much that you’d do something like this (it must of course take much of your time) Super idea btw

  76. This is awesome!!!  there’s just so much k-pop music out there that we don’t really hear about often, like for example a lot of solo artists.I’m really excited for the indie portion tomorrow!

  77. So many good songs on the K Crunch playlist this week. I feel like there is a secret South Korean plot…  To get me to spend all my extra money on cute boys and girls that sing and dance, while rocking awesome hair… And it’s working.

  78. Love it! Can’t wait for tomorrow :)

  79. Nope. I watched Exi’s video again and I STILL end up hating it. I mean yes, the vocals are superb and all, part the video was boring and makes no sense – plus I can’t get over the fact that SM just seems to have taken all the good parts of Super Junior, SHINee and DBSK and put it into a baby machine that somehow came out with Exo — weird. Well, not all of us have to be fans..

    • I agree!

      its so true. SM was so out of ideas on what type of group they wanted to form that they were like, “hmmm… what should we do now? We have the manly and talented TVXQ who has met with nothing but success. The World renowned and most influential 15 member group Super Junior who has also met with nothing but success. And lastly we have SHINee the charming yet incredibly popular group who has met with nothing but success. So what should we do now? we’ve done all that could be done. —-I GOT IT!!! lets take all the best qualities from all three groups and combine them to form one group so that they can outdo our current successful groups and possibly replace them. Why need all three groups when we can have just one with all three characteristics.” 

      I hate it! SM already sucks at treating their artists fairly and has currently been doing nothing but neglecting all of their current artists but look at all the money they’ve been coughing up for this new rookie group making it seem as if their artists were big fails so they had to resort to putting it all on the line with this group.

  80. OMO~ This new format is REALLY cool~! I’ll be looking forward to these every week~! Just remember that you both are human and NEED REST TIME~ Don’t over work — but  your work is much appreciated~ I like the idea of you doing reviews for videos that never made it on the list~ Very cool~!
    Loved all the songs on this segment — except Exo. Sorry Simon~ Just can’t seem to like the song… Anyway~ great work, as usual~!

  81. Kyaaa… I really like EXO-K too (and most ballads tend to bore me)… when are they finally debuting though o.O

  82. Does this mean you’re not going to review K-dramas anymore??!! If so, don’t! There are sooo many good K-dramas that came in (dream high 2 *cough cough*). The only reason why I watched flower boy ramyun shop was because of you guise. 
    Btw: I love the new K-Crunch! U guise are the best!

  83. LOVE IT. I really wish people would talk more about the Korean Indie scene. They’re really good~!

  84. You are so awesome! Thanks for doing this! 

  85. I love this new format! 

  86. First, Is that your wedding picture in the background??!! How cute!!

    Second, I agree with everyone ↕↕↕↕ You guys are amazing for making so many videos in so little time.

  87. you guys are so creative and awesome :) loving the new k-crunch, keep it up ;)

  88. I totally cried while watching the FT Island video.  So sad!  Gotta love Lee Hong Ki!

  89. I don’t get how you guys make the time to do the videos every day.. when editing takes looooooooong~

  90. I’m so glad you guys like EXO’s song!! I”VE BEEN PLAYING IT ON REPEAT JUST LIKE SIMON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  91. I like to think that Teen Top is the reason for this change

  92. This segment is so awesome AMAZING! I love listening to you guys talk and introduce MVs, since it is sometimes hard to find good quality ones~

  93. I can’t wait…more Simon & Martina is always a plus in my world!!

  94. Ah! This is genius!  Dearest Simon and Martina, I love you.  So much.  This is the best idea you’ve had TO DATE and I’m really excited to see what indie bands you guys talk about and I love the playlist format.  YES!

  95. Yeah !!!! More more more…. k-crunch x 3 +++ ….. why oh why or more when will we see you on North American TV with your own Kpop show… mtv, vhi, musicplushe and the likes… their lost…. gifting the internet gods a fuzzy fluffy plushy bunnywabbit softytoy ;-)))

  96. That’s amazing i love you guys and i hope for you the best HOWEVER i didn’t like her song sorry guys i love her rap in the last song for BEG but i didn’t like this one

  97. @ Simon and Martina : Could you  please take the music videos not from the original youtube account, because for example u can’t watch them in Germany :( And It sucks , that the playlist stops . please could u do this ?

  98. This was cool. I so wait for the indie music segment because I’m clueless about K-indie. I am a bit sad that you won’t be talking about K-dramas anymore because some really good ones are airing right now, and a bunch of music dramas. But I understand that you simply won’t have time for it.  

  99. I was thinking why Dirty sounds so familiar then I realized it sounds a lot like Kim Dong Wan’s Three Musketeers, a collab he did with MC Mong and Ho In Chang.

    No, only me? Okay.

    • All I know is that I loved that video! It was like some revenge flick for people with disabilities that are treated poorly. Very empowering, plus, just funny (in a twisted kinda way I guess)

  100. Man. Eventually there needs to be enough donation/bank
    from the Youtube partner-side so you two can pay someone to edit your videos.
    Or a really enthusiastic intern. Excited for the new segments, but just thinking about how many more hours you two have added into your editing time. Lordy.
    Anyways, still excited for how ya’ll are spoiling us with these new
    segments! Are you going to do them in your apartment still? Or try a different
    location for the weekend ones?

  101. This would be so awesome if there wasn’t f***ing GEMA forbidding me to watch half of the MVs XD”

  102. I always wanted to tweet to you guys “Do another k-pop music monday during the week and talk about videos YOU want to talk about” but I was always scared it would sound rude or  u already have too much work with MM! I’m soo happy ur doing this now!!! ^__^ <3 Fighting!~

  103. Great idea, guys.  I like the way it is set up (but mostly, I like that I can skip the MVs in the playlist if I don’t want to watch them again), and I look forward to the indie one.

    But sorry, Simon, I know it breaks your heart, but while EXO has some awesome vocalists, the MV bored me to death, and the song did nothing for me.  In fact, I have been so annoyed by SME’s endless teasers and the fact that this is nothing but a prologue single (wtf, seriously?  this is filler on a full-length album at best, and if this is single quality, I am NOT impressed) that I was actually wishing there was a way I could vote this one DOWN.

    Yes, SME has annoyed me that much with this.  KPop has decided on a simple formula for debuts: introduce members>teaser>teaser#2>debut.  Why mess with this and annoy your potential fanbase? 

  104.  you guise are awesome, all these songs are awesome, WHAT Is LOVE is espacially awesome but imma gonna vote for Block B since they actually had a debut

  105. New segment is awesome, great job)
    It’s a little bit sad that you forgot to mention Se7en’s new vid but I understand that it’s hard to mention everyone.
    Can’t wait for other two parts of K Crunch)

  106. Block B’s song sounds sooooo funny to me! Nanlina sounds like ‘narina’ (portuguese word), which means… nostrill! :x

    It’s like they’re singing: Nostrill nostrill nostrill naaa! Hahahahhaha

  107. oh my gosh I love you guys <3
    keep doing awesome job
    about Honki, he's got better complexion than this girl, also manicur. hmmmm
    I will vote for block b cuz I really want to see you reviewing this MV :D

  108. awwww so mustache guy from the usual? D: makes me sad~

  109. This is AWESOME! Great job guys Love this! But… I have one complaint… wanted Brian’s song to be included too:(

  110. Finally somebody agrees with me about EXO. I feel like Simon’s approval makes it official: EXO was fantastic.

  111. wow.. this new format makes me think that you guys deserve a show on network tv..

  112. Awesome idea :) I love how this new K Crunch works :)

  113. Great idea, we’ll get to know more thanks to you ^-^

  114. punkyprincess92

    YAY!!! i’m so glad you guys will choose what you want to review!! and i just wanna say MTV is seriously boring nowadays!! the only times i watch it is when the award shows come on!

    anyway OOOOHHH MMMMYYY GGGOOOSSSH!!!!!! I LOVE EXO’S WHAT IS LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *high five* Simon!! i would LOVE to see you review that for kpop music mondays!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

    i’m also excited for the Indie segment!!

  115. Great move, Simon and Martina! There are really too many wonderful songs that never make the cut to be featured in Music Mondays, so I’m really anticipating what you guys will in store for us(:

    Keep the awesome videos coming in!

  116. I love you for doing a K-Indie segment since I love K-Indie just as much as I love K-Pop ;A; I love Korean Indie groups like Nell, 10cm, Urban Zakapa, Lucite Rabbit and more ;w; You don’t know how grateful I am to you for making this segment ^_____^ THANK YOU! :D

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