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2NE1 “Falling in Love” – Kpop Music Monday

July 16, 2013

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TOUCH ME OVER HERE TOUCH ME TOUCH ME OVER THERE! Over where? I’m not sure. The video isn’t showing us. If you haven’t seen 2NE1’s “Falling in Love” yet, you can check it out here and let us know the answer to CL’s riddle:

Ok: thoughts on the video? Did anyone find it a bit lacklustre in comparison to other 2NE1 videos? I didn’t feel any bambaratatata. The song’s fun and all, but the video just feels a bit uninspired. One of the things that we discussed amongst ourselves but didn’t include in our video is that we’re rather disappointed in this video. It’s rather boring. It points here and there to talk about, sure, but it was overall flat and…meh. I remember YG videos being something special, something different. Look at “I Am the Best.” Look at “Fantastic Baby.” Those were two amazing videos with exceptional sets. Things looked so different. You couldn’t stop talking about them. YG artists sang over bizarre, alien, colorful landscapes. GD is still doing that with his videos, but CL’s “The Baddest Female” and now “Falling in Love” are depicting North American urban culture, and I’ve seen that my entire life, so it bores me. There’s nothing special about it. YG created its own world before, rather than borrowing from someone else’s, and I’m finding it hard to be interested in these videos. It’s better to just play the music and turn the video off.

Another thing: I can’t really remember the last time Park Bom looked, umm, happy? We mentioned it in “Please Don’t Cry,” how she doesn’t really have any facial expressions, but now it really stuck out. Look at CL and Dara smiling and laughing and looking like they’re having fun. Park Bom doesn’t look like she’s ever enjoying herself. She looks like she’s singing a ballad about the death of a boyfriend rather than singing happily about falling in love. No?

Here’s something else, less a comment on the video and more about a trend in Kpop: I only noticed this at the end of my 5th watching of the video, but did anyone see anything special about anyone’s hair in this video? No? How about the fact that Minzy’s hair is pink. Still not special? See, THAT’S what’s surprising. It took me a while to register the fact, which is saying something about Kpop. Back when Miss A came out and Jia’s hair was pink, I remember people being very surprised about it. Now, everybody’s dying their hair, and it’s nothing special. Dyed hair is common now, and it’s just not a talking point anymore if someone dyes their hair.

Anyhow, we still are totally digging the song, even if the video’s a bit of a letdown. If you like it as much as we do, make sure you pick it up in iTunes. And, lastly, it’s felt a bit lonely for Fangurilla lately, with all the girl bands. She wanted to sing a song for you in the bloopers, and so she did. Check em out here!

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  1. I think I’ll just leave this here… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fKepU_cBGA

    4 years ago
  2. simon+meems = sosososo cute :’D
    plus simon u got some skills with dat basketball spinning

    4 years ago
  3. The butt dancing these days, Girl’s Day, BESTie, 2NE1, 4minute and others….
    Onto something more IMPORTANT! EAT YOUR KIMCHI EXO’S WORLF DRAMA VERSION IS HERE!!!!! Review the video and judge how SM-like it is… REVIEW! AND INFINITE AND B.A.P’S UPCOMING ‘HURRICANE’!!!!!!

    4 years ago
  4. Did anyone else think of this seeing Simon getting thwacked in the head with the basketball over and over?

    http://youtu.be/7JXEXasPeEE

    4 years ago
  5. Ahh yeah Fan Man!

    4 years ago
  6. When I saw Fanman’s part I found myself thinking: what does Walker Texas ranger do over there?…Then I understood…he’s the most manly man ever…AND A TRUE MAN ADMITS HE LIKES KPOP!!!! XD

    4 years ago
  7. I know! I didn’t find them like “OMG THEY’RE SO HOT!!!” My reaction was like “Oh curly hair”

    4 years ago
  8. Your little “dance break” had me in tears.

    4 years ago
  9. Priceless….

    4 years ago
  10. I want to see Simon and Martina review a US pop song, if for no other reason than to see what English score they would get.

    4 years ago
  11. I’m kind of bummed that Minzy wore a wig for this one, since she looked so gorgeous with her hair dyed purple. (Though the IATB hair was also a wig in the video…) Girl can rock wigs, that’s for sure, but when it’s her own hair that’s coloured I love it even more!

    Also, Jia DID look hot with pink hair. It’s unreal.

    4 years ago
  12. Hi! Who won the 4minute fart-wafting dance name contest? I don’t see any mention of it anywhere. Also….

    Heyyyy Leigh!

    4 years ago
  13. I want a “you so nasty” hat………

    4 years ago
  14. While I didn’t really enjoy the 2NE1 song, this KMM was legendary! There were several reasons but Martina, you were extremely brilliant and clever, not to mention hilarious, with FAN MAN! I laughed very hard at that scene. The bloopers were great, would have been funny to see the blue screen superposition on Simon as well as the plain shots, does the blue in his blend away as well?

    I didn’t get a chance in the K-Indie comments (great segment btw), to say “Simon, I’m proud of you buddy – high five!” for kicking your crush on a certain addictive game. Well done sir, well done.

    4 years ago
  15. About the part in your journal where you say that Park Bom’s face doesn’t look so happy in this video… When you have a face full of filler it’s no wonder that your facial muscles are kind of giving up. Personally, I don’t like what has happened to her over the past few years; her voice is amazing, but the fact that everytime I see her now she looks more and more like a non-animate wax-doll. That was one of the reasons why I couldn’t really enjoy this MV, I felt sad whenever I saw her face.

    About the song… to me it’s a bit brainless. I can’t really get a hold of it too well. Even though it’s supposed to be reggae and whatnot,, to me, it’s just a smash of different styles that don’t really grasp me. Sure, it sticks into your head with the “Touch me over here” part, but that’s about it. I’m hoping to see better songs from them than the latest ones they have delivered…

    Loved this week’s KMM though! :) Keep up the good work guise!

    4 years ago
    • Even before her debut in 2NE1, like when she was in Hyorii’s video, I thought Bom’s face was a little ,,, stuck? So it makes me wonder if the issue isn’t the PS so much, but that the PS really doesn’t likely help… Or did she have PS back then also?

      Ah, I love her silly personality though. It never shines through into their videos, sadly, but I really do like her! I think her makeup in this MV was just so heavy and aging that it really didn’t help matters! ^^;

      4 years ago
  16. o mg i waited to this kpop Monday like forever!!!!!!!!:-)

    4 years ago
  17. I vote for 2ne1 because ,there’s LEE SOO HYUK and HONG JONG HYUN

    4 years ago
  18. Guise, I don’t know if you didn’t notice or if you just didn’t talk about it but I found it really interesting their shout out to their previous songs “the club is getting Ugly I Don’t Care, Can’t Nobody stop the Fire let the haters sit and stare”. Pretty clever, I thought (:

    4 years ago
    • They mention it specifically. Did you watch the video?

      4 years ago
      • They say it’s a jab on 4minute as a joke, they don’t mention what I said. Did you read my comment?

        4 years ago
  19. Simon, you’re a gem, hahahahahaha
    And why the fan war :( Let’s all get along.
    And to answer all the questions in your blog post after the review: Yes, I feel the same way. It’s still a nice song though.
    And I really like Junsu’s song, so yes fan guerrilla, I will vote for him <3

    4 years ago
  20. Yo! Dog … Where do I score me one of those “Ooh! You So Nasty” Hats?

    4 years ago
  21. Now that the drama version is out, can you repeat EXO’s Wolf?

    4 years ago
  22. Molson…really? LOL

    And thank you Simon for the cat belly attack, I feel better know I’m not the only one who does that. :)

    4 years ago
  23. Is it me or is your page on FB non existing anymore? O_o

    4 years ago
  24. Too bad CL did that rap waaay before 4Minute’s MV………..kekeke did i ruin it for u Simon??

    4 years ago
  25. FAN MAN IS FREAKIN’ AWESOME!!! That was so great! Another epic character. I am watching this all over again.

    4 years ago
  26. LOL Fanman! We’ll be seeing more of him right?
    For the showdown, I vote for Sistar~

    4 years ago
  27. Wait.
    So no one is gonna talk about the fact that they had Park Bom wearing a cape????

    4 years ago
  28. I like 2en1 but …….. I vote for sister where do we vote ?

    4 years ago
  29. its the boy from dating agency cyrano right?!!!!!! he is so cute ooooooooo <3

    4 years ago
  30. Wasn’t that the actor Hong Jong Hyun from the kdrama “Dating Agency: Cyrano” one of the guys – the one playing basketball in leather pants?

    4 years ago
  31. LOL OH GOODNESS FAN MAN IS SO HILARIOUS. xD

    4 years ago
  32. Did anyone realize that the guy in leather pants was moojin from dating agency cyrano?

    4 years ago
  33. This was probably one of the more funny Music Mondays I’ve seen in a long time. Don’t read it wrong, and don’t hate. I love Simon and Martina’s Music Mondays, and yes their MMs are funny, but this one was MYYYYYY choice for funniest MM in a while. Much love—->cause that’s how I roll. :P

    4 years ago
  34. Your comments were so spot on this week and I give you a massive round of applause for not being afraid to criticize!!

    My opinion:
    I completely agree that while the song is a nice summery jam the video was dull. Yea they had nice clothes at some parts and I really liked how happy they looked at the beginning, plus CL and Minzy are really blossoming into beautiful women, but the dance, filming and most of all setting were so poorly done. Bom looks cute in short dresses but she can’t dance for shizz in those things. Props for trying but it just makes her look lazy when they restrict her like that. Also Dara’s hair was rather pitiful >.< though I think her bridge was my favourite part of the song. It is like in UGLY, her part is my fave too. CL's rap didn't fit, though it was nice on its own it seemed like they could have just put that scene into the Baddest Female MV and cut it from this one..

    Anyway honestly this song has already dropped off my radar. It just lacked the something special that I always looked forward to from 2NE1 songs. This song joins the long list of lacklustre comebacks we've experienced so far in 2013. Hopefully they haven't lied about showing us the classic 2NE1 in their next release.

    Meanwhile I vote for SISTAR, because the MV was more coherent and just better put together, and hope to see an awesome review of Junsu singing about an incredible man in short shorts and no shirt …. uh… I mean… that girl with the camera…..

    4 years ago
    • Honey, K-Pop is all looks; talent is a bonus. I hate to say it, but there are times when I hang my head in shame when I see how badly some of these groups do because they’re just pretty models who can barely carry a tune.

      *ahem* Dara’s bejeweled eyebrows have actually been getting some negative press. Seems like YG is barking up the appropriation tree again, because that’s a bindi and there are some people who don’t like that she’s wearing it in a summer themed video that has nothing to do with Indian culture. I didn’t care for it, but if YG didn’t learn with CL’s video, they’re never going to learn -_- It’s a shame too, because everyone keeps focusing on it instead of focusing on the fact that she actually looks her age for once. Rawr!!

      *double ahem* You could be my twin, because that’s exactly how I feel about Minzy. Amber has a boyish charm about her that the YG stylists seem to want to recreate in Minzy, but that ain’t happening; Minzy is too girly for all that. I honestly think that the girls look their best during the Can’t Nobody promotions; especially Minzy and CL (Yes, I might be a little biased because that is one of my favorite 2NE1 songs, but :P). The video’s group shots have to be my favorite ones, because they look (somewhat) normal and like they’re comfortable in their own skin. They look real good, yo!!! I wonder what happened to the person who dressed them for that vid? Probably fired for not making them look edgy enough XD Wait, I had a point somewhere in here… Oh yeah!! Minzy and dem ugly patterned pants. They need to go. Like forreal, yo. You’re right that they don’t flatter her figure *at all*. In this video, she’s in track pants and a midriff, so I suppose that’s a step up but dem stylists need to get it together because my baby is suffering!!!

      4 years ago
  35. Nailed it, i lol’d so much xD

    4 years ago
  36. Omg I loved the Fanman!!!! Bear with beer can lol

    4 years ago
  37. They’re coming back next week anyway. There’s loads of chances for bap to get reviewed. They’re apparently doing a 3 title songs comeback. I can see why eyk skipped that bap vid.

    4 years ago
  38. This was a great MM, and will add a little more to my fanart… why fanart, why do you take so long to complete!

    I can just imagine a 30 second battle between fanman and fangurilla… ooooh, it’s so naaasty!

    4 years ago
  39. i love FAN MAN!!!!

    4 years ago
  40. Did anyone else feel a bit uneasy seeing Minzy’s golden starbucks cup in the beginning? Like it’s a bit out of place? She’s looking all classy with her gold collared sweater, and pretty throne, and tray, and platter, and…. golden- plastic STARBUCKS CUP?

    I mean, maybe they were low on money from the rest of her decor…and got that cup where they got their lackluster camera man.

    4 years ago
  41. First of all, I want that Keep Calm and be a Nasty shirt is it in the T-shirt store? Second, you should be giving those hats away as a giveaway lol. Third of all, I know this is totally off topic but did anybody catch EXO’s Drama Version of Wolf? Lastly, loved the 4Minute jab lol

    4 years ago
  42. lol the 4minute part and as much as i love 2ne1 the sistar video was on a real beach…so my vote goes to sistar

    4 years ago
  43. the cap Simon is wearing is so cool!!
    ahahaha oh my gosh Fan Man is AWESOME!!!

    i liked this song! it was nice!
    the video was ‘meh’ and the part where they play rock-paper-scissors at the beginning of the mv with such smiles on their faces was kinda awkward for me to watch!!

    4 years ago
  44. Oh man, guise, there was just so much win in this week’s KMM! Freaking love Fan Man, the Irish jigging, the hidden bromance. Kick butt as always! Now off to follow the commands of Fangurilla and vote for Junsu ;)

    4 years ago
  45. All I can think is that I would find it hard to fake happiness if I were Park Bom. Like, imagine all of the chocolate they don’t get to eat D;

    4 years ago
    • and that they had to act like they were in a beach…but they are in a FAKE beach!! that’s really hard…

      4 years ago
      • I wonder if a real beach would have made it worse, considering the amount of sand and the length of those skirts/shorts…

        4 years ago
  46. I seriously spit laughed all over my computer at that “instantly pregnant” remark by Fanguerilla lol. Good sh*t.

    4 years ago
  47. I loved the smiling in this MV. It seemed like the girls were actually having fun. As for Park Bom, I think plastic surgery has pretty much taken away her ability to show emotions on her face. Has anyone ever seen her with a full smile, upper teeth showing?

    4 years ago
  48. Yay 2NE1! I have to admit, I went into giggling fangirl mode when those gorgeous guys suddenly appeared. *fans self* At first, I thought that dude was EXO’s Chanyeol. But for those who are curious, it’s Lee Soo Hyuk and Hong Jong Hyun. BROMANCE FTW.

    Anyways, I applaud the reggae sound. But you’re right, it’s a bit telling that it was only an ok video when I focused more on the guys and the fashion (Mary Katrantzou!) than 2NE1. And I think you guys were kidding about the 4minute jab? Because if that was on purpose, O_O Wow, well done 2NE1.

    4 years ago
  49. btw guys i was expecting a video reaction for B.A.P Coffee Shop :)

    4 years ago
  50. I was under the impression that the “Can’t nobody stop the fire” line was referring to the 2ne1 songs “Can’t Nobody” and “Fire” lol. And I’m pretty sure the song was written before 4minute’s song came out. Not trying to be mean, just saying :3

    4 years ago
  51. Am I the only one who doesn’t like the dancing in this video? Minzy and CL are the only ones that looked good doing it, imo; Bom and Dara looked extremely awkward trying to do it (I suppose it was the fact that Bom’s wearing a short short dress and Dara’s wearing a pencil skirt). They look better in their live performances, but I still don’t like it XD

    *ahem* I don’t like this song. The reggae elements get drowned out by the heavy bass and other electronic hip hop elements, CL’s raps totally kills the atmosphere Minzy’s verses set, Bom’s voice overpowers the beat (which is a shame because she isn’t screaming her part out for once XD), and Dara’s part is buried under so much studio trickery it sounds like they took her part from another song. It is catchy and fits the summer vibe that they were going for, but there are just way too many things keeping me from liking it. If they had to release this song, I’d prefer they just give it to Minzy (I’d even forgive CL hopping on the beat for a quick rap, but something less intense than this).

    Anyway… I really like the new segment (Martina, you are awesome as a Hulk Hogen impersonator) and my vote goes for Sistar. They went to an actual beach :3

    4 years ago
    • I actually thought the song is a dub steppish-reggae. It’s not as great as their previous ones but it’s still good and catchy. :)

      4 years ago
    • I really wish the choreographer and Dara’s stylist had talked at least a little bit. I feel like I would’ve enjoyed their outfits and their dance a lot more if they had just gone with like more casual beach wear for all of them. Instead Dara looks like she’s a math teacher about to go to Mars…or something.

      4 years ago
    • I agree, for some reason… I don’t like CL’s rap parts in this song. If “Falling in Love” took the rap parts out, I think I’d like it a lot more. This is weird because normally CL’s parts of my favorite! lol.. odd, but the only part I seem to like is the chorus.. sigh.
      Guess I’ll wait for their new song in August!

      4 years ago
      • CL is my home girl. I *always* love her raps. ALWAYS!!! Even that ratchet mess that was the Baddest Female; I loved with all my heart (against my better judgement, but we all know that love ain’t always rational XD). So I was torn when I first heard this song. Her rap fit the version of this song that they used as an intro for the ILY comeback stage last year (when it didn’t have all the reggae sounds mixed in), but it sounded so out of place here. When CL raps, she does it with intensity and sass. While the sass could have helped her here, the intensity didn’t. I’d rather the rap not be on this track, but if it had to be, she should have dialed back her intensity.

        4 years ago
    • lmd

      MTE. When they first introduced the song they were all like “It’s reggae!” Um no 2NE1 has done a reggae version of ‘I don’t care’ and THAT sounds like reggae. This sounds almost exactly the same as most hip hop songs and that tut tut-tut-tut tut tut beat isn’t helping. I agree with you on the awkwardness of the dance too.

      4 years ago
      • I like the live reggae version of Lonely more than I liked the reggae version of I Don’t Care, but you’re right; those remixes were definitely reggae. This song song sounds like Teddy was making a hip hop beat, but YG forced him to redo it because of how bad CL’s solo was doing XD

        4 years ago
  52. My Vote is 100% to SISTAR ♥ Not just because i am a Star1 but because the loving you video make me feel like i was actually in the video :) it was really cute and fun and makes me want to go to the beach.

    4 years ago
  53. Honestly the funniest part of the video was the last few seconds. “FANFIC WORTHY”

    4 years ago
    • This! I laughed so hard! -waits for someone to get on that shit-

      4 years ago
  54. FAN MAN!!!!!!!!! *wah dies from laughter*

    4 years ago
  55. FanMan would be great without the accent…

    4 years ago
  56. 5 out of 5? What about the “that’s what a queen do”? it sounds so weird!

    4 years ago
    • Caribes said it right. There’s a difference between slang and totally awkward engrish. 2NE1 can afford to do these types of slang because they are really comfortable in the use of the English language. They know which ones are understandable, acceptable and, more importantly, appropriate for the material.

      Remember, kpop is not grammar school. The reason why we point out to kpop’s use of english is because sometimes the language is used without reverence to grammar, diction and pronunciation.

      4 years ago
    • It’s slang. I think I’ve heard Simon say that he lets that slide since it’s slang and it makes sense when you’re speaking in slang..

      4 years ago
  57. I’m saddened that you guys chose 2ne1 because I preferred coffee shop to be reviewed ( I was also hoping for some parodying and funny skits about coffee shop because you guys always know how to make me lol). I still love that you guys didn’t sugercoat anything after seeing online how some blackjacks behave. The only interesting thing I found out about the video is that the wall Dara is dancing in front of was inspired by a famous mural in Argentina.

    Great job as always S&M!

    4 years ago
  58. The song is super catchy, i was singing it whole week! I understand it how youf feel about the video, i got really bored too. But they look amazing thats for sure. I hope next video will be better, yg told that it will be very 2ne1 :D
    It was an amazing review guys, i was watching it in a beach cafe and i laughed so hard that my firends warned me that everyone is looking at me x) but i dont care that pfft :p
    And i loved junsu’s new song so you can review him next week, you know, if you want it no pressure ;;;)

    4 years ago
  59. My vote in the showdown is Sistar, they were on an actual beach not the backdrop for a themed high school dance XD

    Great review guys, Martina you were the prettiest Hulk Hogan impersonator evaaaa and I agree with Fangurilla, JUNSU! It’s just gold.

    Oh Simon! My cat allows me to do raspberries on her belly as well. I however do no enjoy the mouthful of fur, since she is ten times fluffier than Meemers.

    4 years ago
  60. Is it me or did simon drop the F-bomb in the bloopers during the fan-man part and it didn’t get bleeped out?

    4 years ago
  61. I love the addition of Fan Man! Maybe have FM and Seungrilla go together on a fan date? Also love how Simon stayed in char in the bloopers made it more amusing then normal!

    4 years ago
  62. My vote goes to SISTAR! :D

    I agree, the video was pretty boring. The only thing I found exciting about it was that the 2 guys were in the drama “White Christmas” and I was like “I know them!!” hahaha
    LOL! Your dancing!!! XD I couldn’t help but laugh when I first saw that dance in the music video too

    4 years ago
  63. 1. Ahhhh, I love FAN MAN. So… MANLY.
    2. Thank you so much for mentioning Dara’s crap stylist and that weirdo dance that came out of nowhere.
    3. Did anyone else notice that weird ripping/velcro sound every 5 seconds or so? It was way distracting and I kept wondering if they were tearing their tight dresses -.-
    4. My disappointment with this video actually just makes me look forward to the next one more, because YG specifically stated that their next MV would be going back to the style they’re more known for.

    4 years ago
  64. I was laughing hard at the basketball comments, I hadn’t really noticed that. I totally do now, then Fan Man showed up and all the water I was drinking spewed out. LMAO.

    4 years ago
  65. Fangurilla, you just made me look up this song in soooo long!!! lol!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRkev5Aooms

    I don’t know about the production value of the video but I just enjoy them dancing, looking awesome, and having fun which it looks that way to me. I love the song!! :)

    4 years ago
    • Whoa mama, it has been a while since I’ve heard from Missy XD I must agree that this song pretty much goes in line with what I think about Junsu :3

      4 years ago
  66. It would be a bit weird to have some funky crazy video for a song thats supposed to be relaxed, laid back and summer-time happy. It isn’t a beat stomper so the video isn’t a crazy alien dress up party.
    I think the colours and gold match the summer theme and I’m sorry but where else have you seen gold painted living nearly naked man statues?
    No where… thats right!

    Also I think Bom looked about as happy as she has in any 2NE1 video.

    4 years ago
    • It Hurts was a ballad song that still looked weird but very cool. This song is fun and the video didn’t do a great job of capturing that feeling.

      4 years ago
    • It can be laid back all it wants and it will still lack that unfness that is so unique to 2NE1. What S&M mean by all those crazy things lacking in the video doesn’t mean they actually expected those things, but that unf factor that 2NE1 had always managed to have in their material. UNF doesn’t necessarily have to be aggressive or strong, but compelling. Their ballads had that unf factor, and this didn’t.

      4 years ago
    • the beach looks very fake. first thing i noticed. the least they could do was fly out to juju island and film on a real beach…

      4 years ago
  67. All I can say is that Fan Man is the Boss, like, seriously.

    4 years ago
  68. as much as i am not really a fan of Sistar and i love way more 2NE1 and their song, video wise, my vote goes for Sistar.

    4 years ago
  69. Fanguerilla vs FanMan!! Make it happen~! XD

    4 years ago
  70. I’m surprised about what you guys said about the music videos! I personally was getting bored with the videos, because even though there were all in these epic settings, they still all felt the same when compered other YG videos. It was getting to the point where YG had a white box, like SM and their oddly lite (lite? lit? light? English, why are you doing this to me!) room. I’m just glad that they are doing something new. It may not be perfect, but I think it’s great that they are freshening things up!

    4 years ago
  71. P.S. Simon, I want that hat. Will it be in the store? :O

    4 years ago
    • that’s the first thing i noticed too ^_^ a definite WANT

      4 years ago
      • For reals! The second the vid was finished, I bounced over to the EYK store to look for it! But alas! :O

        4 years ago
        • check again ^_^ you probably already know this (its been a few days) but there is a hats tab now :D enjoy your hat!

          4 years ago
  72. I died from Fan Man. Absolutely hilarious!

    4 years ago
  73. You guise, the video you put up at the end isn’t the bloopers but the MV again! :)

    4 years ago
  74. FAN MAN!!!! That was awesome!!! For some reason, it felt like you were channeling Amanda Bynes in “She’s the Man”. And that “Here’s a bear eating a beer!!!” was BRILLIANT!!! And yes, the Junsu must win!!!

    4 years ago
  75. Except that 2NE1 performed a snippet of the rap part on Inkygayo which had the whole “let them haters sit and stare” back when they released I Love You… Far before 4minute… But anyway, I’m sure you know that. XD

    News says they’re having the same team work on their next video; I am not looking forward to that if it’s as blah as this one. But I DO LOVE the song! And Minzy really glows in this vid!

    4 years ago
    • No news said that the person who did the dance is the same but for the mv seo hyun seung is directing it and he’s the one that did fantastic baby I am the best and I love you. He basically directed all the wacky yg music videos like crayon, heartbreaker, fire, and many more. We still don’t know who directed this music video.

      4 years ago
      • Ah! Thanks for clearing that up for me! I guess I read it, like, while I was dying from this heat, and therefore misunderstood it! XD

        4 years ago
  76. the song is daebak but the dance looks kinda akward :P and yeah the camerman seemed kinda confused to me. I wish they woud have hired the people who did Lee Hi’s “Rose” that was awesome

    4 years ago
  77. I love Fan Man! :D The bg is also awesome! haha
    But um yeah… I guess 2NE1 is trying to target to the US market. PSY conquered the world with his mv so I don’t see why the change…

    4 years ago
  78. Its official, we need a Fan Man Vs Fan Guerrilla battle

    4 years ago
  79. I agree about the lackluster video, but the song is great! good summer fun!

    Now forgive me for this non-2NE1 related comment, but DID YOU SEE THE DRAMA VERSION FOR EXO’s WOLF??? A-wooooo~~~~

    4 years ago
    • omg do not get me started on that!
      i donno if i could bare to watch Simon and Martina review it

      4 years ago
      • Oh snickerdoodles that drama version was horrendous. I’m glad they reviewed the dance version.

        4 years ago
        • gosh i wanna talk about it so much but this just isn’t the place.
          but before i go…
          SO
          MUCH
          UNNECESSARY
          PARKOUR >:T

          4 years ago
        • I thought the parkour was one of the better parts of the video. And I think featuring some of the better songs in the video was counter productive because it shows how weak Wolf is. I honestly wish they promoted Black Pearl or one of the RnB mid-tempos; Black Pear is a superior dubstep/pop song and dem RnB numbers would have lit fangirl hearts on fiya!!

          4 years ago
        • the only good thing that came from the drama version is that it showcased a little bit about xoxo’s obviously better songs. i want people to listen to black pearl and heart attack, awesomely produced by the way.

          oh an luhan’s acting wasn’t half bad considering he is an idol not a rookie actor. and kai’s too. that guy could look sizzling wearing a giant paper bag as clothing.

          4 years ago
        • My thoughts exactly! I think it was meant to be more involved but they made a lot of cuts (Kai’s love story for example, probably to spare the most insane of Kai’s fans from harming themselves). As a Luhan stan you know I loved it! But, sorry again–I know we’re here to discuss 2NE1 XD

          4 years ago
  80. LMAOO….I’m going to admit that I not only screamed eww but also squirmed away at the motion of Simon throwing ball sweat at the camera.. Makes me kinda happy that I wasn’t watching it in 3D, LoL!!!

    Things I loved about this KMM:
    1. Fan Man has the prettiest eye makeup, ever!
    2. Nothing’s more manly that Chuck Norris, beers, a shark, and a cutey-pie kitty cat.
    3.Simon’s cap = Me like-y and me want-y!!!

    4 years ago
    • Don’t forget Taeman in the lower right corner. Taeman may be the manliest of them all.

      4 years ago
    • lmd

      I’m pretty sure she was going for Hulk Hogan, not Chuck Norris, but Chuck would have been even more manly. XD

      4 years ago
      • No, I know Fan Man was Hulk Hogan’s way prettier younger brother! But the indestructible Sir Norris was graced ever so manly on the wall next to a can of Canadian Light with a face that seemed to read, “Disagree with his K-pop observations, I dare you, punk….and don’t touch my beer” LoL.

        4 years ago
  81. Cat

    Everytime I see blonde Dara, she reminds me of Luna Lovegood!
    DAT SMILE

    4 years ago
  82. I still notice when people color their hair. I remember that I was surpised at seeing A-JAX’s “Hot game” because they were one of the first videos I saw with people dying their hair. It has always stood out to me since I have colored hair myself ^^ I really like the fact that it is getting trendy in K-pop ^^

    4 years ago
  83. In the bloopers, that was the most adorable Spudgey tummy touching EVER!

    4 years ago
  84. Can you please talk about palstic surgery in Korea in yout TL:DR? Since there’s been a lot of talk about Bom’s face and body…

    4 years ago
  85. I would agree and say that the video was lackluster, but their smiles seemed genuine and they all seemed genuinely happy.

    4 years ago
  86. Guys, Where did your ‘Keep calm and get your NASTY on’? its looks great

    4 years ago
    • That was the shirt I sent in. So happy that it came in handy to take care of the blue shirt on a blue screen issue.
      That shirt was made to reference the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA. During a game of the 2012 playoffs, coach Popovich called a timeout and told the players “I want some nasty!”, the microphones picked it up and a catch phrase was born. I got it at a local grocery store here in San Antonio, probably pretty hard to find outside of here.

      4 years ago
  87. I get what Simon and Martina are saying about the recent 2ne1 videos (CL’s solo project and the Falling in Love video) being very American looking. But I wonder if it is just YG trying to make a transition to the US market? I know they were planning on debuting 2ne1 in the US, making some music with Will.i.am. Maybe they are trying to make videos that more compatible with American?

    4 years ago
    • lmd

      Based off Black Eyed Peas’ most recent single, I hope to God that 2NE1 stops working with him.

      4 years ago
    • If they get rid of what make them unique just to enter the US market, it’s very sad and I’m afraid it won’t even work! If they debute there, I hope they do it as themselves.

      4 years ago
      • I agree, but I applaud 2ne1 and YG trying to get American culture. When Girls Generation debuted in the US, I KNEW they would fail. There are too many members. American’s would never go for it. Other groups tried coming to the US, and it felt forced. And after the debuted in the US, their old music was too foreign. Like BoA. I remember they had a hype building video of her career building up to her US debut. Watching all the videos I just was thinking about how an American that wasn’t into kpop would then think BoA was lame. Having something that an American could watch in Korean and still can relate to is important to release before debuting.

        That said, I hope 2ne1 doesn’t try to change too much. I think if they do, it will feel weird. They have a style, unlike most kpop groups. They should stick to it.

        4 years ago
        • I think 2ne1’s original style with songs like I AM THE BEST and Can’t Nobody would suit North American audiences nicely. Being a California girl and living here my whole life, I can honestly say Americans love their divas/girl groups (think TLC and Destiny’s Child). 2NE1 is an awesome combination of 4 amazingly talented women singing about female empowerment. That would work over here, if they produced more songs in English like Can’t Nobody or at least had the chorus in English. I loved I LOVE YOU, and the video was awesome, but the language barrier wouldn’t help them win over Americans.

          Since they’re already working with Will.i.am. , I think if they stick to their roots, they could find success over here. But who know how much longer Bom and Dara are going to want to stay with the group. It looks like CL wants a solo career, and maybe Dara and Bom want to settle down and get married? IDK, they look bored to me, especially Bom like Simon said.

          4 years ago
    • Oh and how come nobody has mentioned Park Bom’s dresses yet? The YG stylist really needs to put her in something else. She looks a little too much like a drag queen.

      4 years ago
      • what bothers me most about those dresses is that bom is a capable dancer; the dance practice video for falling in love clearly showed that. however in videos and on stage, those dresses of hers severely limit her motion so she comes off looking like mediocre.

        4 years ago
  88. LOL simon’s nasty hat and shirt
    LMAO YOUR DANCE AT 4:02 MADE ME CHOKE ON MY WATER AHAHAHAHA

    4 years ago
    • I totally just about choked on my soda while watching that dance. lmao I think some disclaimers are needed.

      4 years ago
  89. I want more Fangurilla~! I miss her catch phrase, “I’m not ugly; I’m exotic!” But hilarious to see a new addition with Martina’s FanMan! xDDDD

    4 years ago
  90. Was the subtle 4minute diss not made up last year though? As in when she rapped for the intro for their inkigayo stage it was a reference to their songs…or am I missing something?

    4 years ago
  91. Yg has said that the next song 2ne1 releases will be ‘very 2ne1’ so don’t worry :D

    4 years ago
  92. Excellent job done guys. I loved it from the start til the end

    4 years ago
  93. FanMan is my spirit animal!

    4 years ago
  94. Oh,oh can I please ask a question????
    Oh, and thanks a lot for the video.
    My question is where does Simon buy his t-shirts?? They’re soooo funny! ¨
    Oh, and I’m going to buy your shirts as soon as I get some money! I’ve been wanting to do that for a long time!
    Oooooh, you so nasty >_<

    4 years ago
  95. Touch over here, touch me touch me over there……It’s a pretty good song to be honest

    4 years ago
  96. Fan Man martina looks like hulk hogan. A super cute hulkhogann

    4 years ago
  97. The first thing that came in my mind while watching the mv was basically the awkward basketball clothes. Leather pants and and a no shirt taeyang in the making.

    4 years ago
  98. I want that snap back Simon!!!!

    4 years ago