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B1A4 Beautiful Target – Kpop Music Mondays

September 27, 2011

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BILASA IS BACK! YES! We’re so excited! Not because we like the song or the video in any way, but because it’s Bilasa, and we have sworn fealty to our Galactic Overlords, conquerer of kitties and devourer of teenaged girls’ hearts.

However, regardless of our devotion to Bilasa, we have no choice but to say that we don’t like the song and we don’t like the video. They’re not terrible, and we don’t bear a deep loathing for them as we do – say – Teen Top’s “No More Perfume on You”. This song isn’t offensive or annoying. It’s just, so bizarre, so oddly put together, that if it weren’t for our respect for our overlords, we probably would have refused to review the video altogether. Yeah. It’s that bad. Here it is, if you haven’t seen it yet:

We mentioned a bunch of things in the video that we didn’t like. The video is really confusing, the outfits and accessories are quite bad (if not just ridiculous), and there seems to be little to no thought put into this video apart from “make the boys look as cute as possible!” The whole closeups of their faces as they make silly gestures are just silly, but not in a cute way, (seriously: why is the guy with glasses blowing on his thumb to make his fingers pop up?), and altogether the acting just seems so painfully unnatural, and really made us uncomfortable.

I think maybe a story will help better explain ourselves: you might have seen our two videos on making kimchi around Korea. In those videos, we’re supposed to make kimchi with kimchi masters, and taste and describe it. Great. It sounds like a great idea. There was one thing in the filming, though, that really irked us. We kept on being told to have more over-actions. React more. Be super excited! When we tried the kimchi, we couldn’t just shake our heads and say “yeah, this is delicious” and be genuinely impressed by the kimchi. Instead, they wanted us jumping around. Taste the kimchi, and shout, and run around, because it’s so delicious. Uggh. It was so fake and unnatural, and we just couldn’t be SUPER EXCITED about kimchi. I mean, Koreans aren’t even SUPER DUPER EXCITED about kimchi, we eat it EVERYDAY for crying out loud! We really disliked that part of the directing.

When we see this video, we can only think of the same thing. “You! Glasses guy! Make cuter faces! More expression! More energy!” Do more! It felt like watching Barney the Dinosaur, like kids TV. Which makes sense if Bilasa is out to devour teenaged girls’ hearts. But since we’re not teenagers, our hearts aren’t so easily devoured. Yes, we know that a lot of Korean TV is slapstick in that way, and this is more up their alley, but – hey – we have a right to not like it. We prefer videos with better acting and more interesting stories rather than people acting goofy.

Weird Bilasa Camera Guy

Am I famous or something? There's gotta be a reason why I'm awkwardly in this video

Another thing: who the hell is that non-Bilasa guy in the video? Is he someone famous that we’ve just never seen or heard of? And frankly, even if he is famous, he’s SO SO MISPLACED! Hi, I’m the weird camera guy who runs around awkwardly fanning people during the fire. What in the world was his purpose? The point of this video is to see Bilasa looking cute, and for you to say “OMG BARO IS SO DREAMY!” when they do closeups of his face. Having that non-Bilasa guy in the video really is jarring, and shocks you out of thinking about the boys, which is what the video seems to be intending to do. It was almost like Teen Top’s “Supa Luv” in which an old guy is awkwardly out of place. Hmm. Funny how often we use Teen Top videos as examples of what NOT to do.

And one last thing: if you listen to the lyrics, you’ll hear them say tell you to go to myheart.com, and that the id and password is “your love”. LIES! We went to myheart.com. It’s just a crappy page where someone bought the domain and filled it with ads. There’s no where to log in! Shows you how much Bilasa cares about your love, if they send you to a fake site! Why did they even include such a weird line, anyways? Why would you need an ID and password? For what? Gosh. What nonsense.

myheart dot com

Where exactly am I supposed to log in? I don't see the log in button. And what will I be logging in for? DON'T LIE TO ME BILASA!

Altogether, the video isn’t tailored to us, so we don’t like it, and we like it less for doing a bad job of making a video for its target audience, by having the weird looking guy take up way too much screen time in the video. We still love to scream out BILASA as much as possible, and we’re happy that this video gave us the chance to do so, but that’s about the only joy we were afforded this time :(

Ah well. We had fun filming the video, though! Oh Martina has a special message to Viel who personally designed her the awesome and funky earrings she was wearing in today’s video. She sent them to me in the mail with another pair (I’ll be sure to wear them in a video) along with a cool bow ring, it’s like a hair bow, but it spans across two fingers with two ring backings attached to it. Anyways, check out her funky stuff at: www.twentythreejewelry.com and NO, THIS IS NOT A PAID POST, I just wanted to say thank you for making me personalized earrings! I LOVE THEM!!! *SQUEAAAAALS AND JUMPS UP AND DOWN* They’re so cute and—- *Simon takes the keyboard away*

*ahem*

Anyways, don’t forget to check out the super embarrassing bloopers from Simon’s many reggae mistakes. SHABBA! LORDAMERCY!

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  1. B1A4 Beautiful Target for firefighting!

    Ahh and the cameraman is a korean comedian…he is in quite a lot of kpop videos ahahaha.

    5 years ago
  2. Simon & Martina = YG biased >.>
    sorry BUT the song is GREAT n i luv it <33 the MV was CLEAR and not confusing at all BUT maybe cuz u guyz r jst 2 old 2 understand younger generation u couldn't get the MV :)
    my vote is B1A4 <33

    5 years ago
  3. b1a4

    5 years ago
  4. ………Where do I vote? =.=”

    5 years ago
  5. Their outfits were adorable! >:|
    “And one last thing: if you listen to the lyrics, you’ll hear them say
    tell you to go to myheart.com, and that the id and password is “your
    love”.”  That wasnt meant to be taken facetiously!  The lines are so cute! >:O  Seriously, they’re Korean, try the Korean myheart.com>>내맘.com. It’s BANA-made and coming soon.
    The “Blow Me” necklace has a whistle on the end, it’s referring to blowing the whistle.
    I introduced several of my friends to KPOP with this video and they loved it!  Now they’re all full-out KPOPanatics and BANAs, and constantly burst out in random song singing B1A4’s BEAUTIFUL TARGET. Plus, they weren’t on the YT front page for no reason.
    That guy is Kim Kyung Jil, he’s a very famous comedian and friends with the manager of B1A4 AND a very close friend of Heechul of Super Junior.  /who could chomp your heads off/
    I vote B1A4, of course. /completely biased. sorry if I sounded mean

    5 years ago
    • im not trying to sound mean but as a canadian to me personaly if i whistle says “blow me” its still ment as a funny on somthing sexual.

      5 years ago
  6. You know, I think he was going to jail for creating the girl… And maybe the girl just disappeared or melted… because she was created from a bunch of Kool-Aid? The song itself wasn’t bad, rather catchy in fact. Just very confusing.

    5 years ago
  7. btw is their fanclub name called bana?
    rub my bananas. hehheh.

    5 years ago
  8. AHAHA BLOW ME.
    anyway martina you look extra pretty here ;w;

    and i vote for hyori’s mr big :D

    5 years ago
  9. b1a4!

    5 years ago
  10. I was about to say that b1a4 voters was biased, but then I went to watch Hyori’s video… even none of them wear proper pants, at least b1a4 hit a burning building with their water.

    5 years ago
  11. The rap scene is awesome though .. kinda sounds like a bunch of trolls (from world of warcraft) rapping away. ..:D

    My vote goes to Hyori .. seriously .. this is a no contest .. how can one not vote for Hyori :D

    ALL YOU HU-MANS VOTE FOR BEG (for next MOnday) OR I WILL HEX YOUR INTERNET

    5 years ago
  12. Ah, the camera man is a comedian named Kim KyungJin. ><; He's known for being awkward &… fail &… just awkwardly awkward as a human being could possibly get. I guess it's kind of his 'thing' as a comedian. ^^; He's in a couple other idol groups' music videos too (SISTAR's "Shady Girl," B2ST's "Beautiful" & M&D's "Close Ur Mouth") & believe me, his cameos are just as awkward & random as in this video… I personally still like him though.

    5 years ago
  13. OMFGsun….The picture on your laptop back ground totally just wow….damn thats HOT =.=

    BLOW ME…..My God…Kpop producers sure have sick minds even in funny cutesy songs =.= 

    5 years ago
  14. Imo, I find B1A4 a group with so much talent and maybe cute is just not your cup of tea, but I found this video absolutely adorable. I’m sure B1A4 will release something that will grab you, the same way BATOOST did with Fiction ;)

    5 years ago
  15. Well, I’m not a Bana, but I had fun watching this video. Maybe I just like various concepts – dark being my favourite – but this was a total candyparty for me. Bunch of overly cute guys having FUN in cute (sometimes TOO cute) outfits (tiger one was the best), bizarre action and settings, Kyungjin (whom I find totally unnecessary, even though I kinda like him) – it was all a little surrealistic for me, but in a fun way. This court with innocent-looking judge and IMMORTAL sprout dance made me laugh because of the contrast with typical super-boring court. Their props looked like toys and I guess they were all like a bunch of kids who are playing their own imaginary game. 
    Aaaand I’m not writing this to criticize anything, I would just like to share my point of view, which is slightly different – actually I HAD fun watching all that bizzarness and I somehow thought, that you would have it too, even if you aren’t too much into such cute songs. I thought, you would like it more than other cute songs – I guess I was wrong :)
    But nothing’s wrong with that. Simon’s reggae totally owned this.

    (OK, by ‘song’ I meant mostly MV)

    5 years ago
  16. Wow, -5 out of 5.  That in itself is a pretty awesome feat.

    Or maybe I should have said, “Excite! -5 of 5.  Awesome feet itself has pretty.”  You know, keeping in pattern and all…lol.

    5 years ago
  17. Haha, the misplaced man called as ‘natural mountain’, he is korean young comedian.
    I know this because I saw him somewhere in variety show ‘go to school’ or sth like that.
    I agree with you, he is misplaced

    5 years ago
  18. Lotsa cute boyz doin’ cute things. This looks like a “So bad it’s actually pretty good.” bit of filming. I love those. I just don’t understand how that deep voice is coming out of that little boy. (I’m old enough to be his and probably your mother, I can call him a little boy. LOL). Anyway, you two are too too cute and those are some great earrings.

    5 years ago
  19. Oh, and I’m a BANA so I don’t want to further ruin their video…but did no one else notice that during the news broadcast the text in the background says “FIRE AT WM ENTERTAINMENT”?

    5 years ago
  20. I actually really loved the music video, probably because it was fan-service. I voted for it numerous times, thinking that would count. Who cares if they speak nonsense, they’re hot thus they can get away with it. If they just filmed Jinyoung, Gongchan or Baro making random insane sounds at camera, I would still watch that, I’d probably but the t-shirt. Then again, my complete acceptance of they’re terrible grammar (I’m a bit of a grammar nazi) and insane clothing (and strangers think I dress like crazy) may come from the fact that I’m one of the teenage girls who’s heart they’ve conquered.

    5 years ago
  21. Awesome!  I’m glad you didn’t find our review too harsh (even though we think we did rip into them).  Maybe we were just in too happy a mood to say things angrily?  Yay!

    5 years ago
  22. I personally happen to like Kim Gyeongjin and think that he’s pretty funny (in a ridiculous way), especially on Oh My School!.
    P.S. he’s in SISTAR’s Shady Girl as well with Heechul

    5 years ago
  23. I feel like guys would vote for Hyori and girls would end up voting for B1A4 but, whatever…
    My vote’s for B1A4. Baro is an adorable, if not all that effective…firefighter.

    5 years ago
  24. i never reall cared much about B1A4, but my friend is a huge fan of them, so i decided to watch the video. yeas, i agree with everything you guys said, though, i must say that the camera guys is actually pretty famous, no0thing that justifys him being there, but…
    the “blow me” whitles… wow, i dont even want to think about it XD
    well, im going to mock my friend using this video, so thanks ;D
    great as always

    5 years ago
  25. That’s not fair!! I wanted you to do the “i like i lke i lke it” dance!!!!

    5 years ago
  26. I really liked the song, but it seems that if you’re not a fan of the boys themselves then you won’t find anything amazing about the music video.

    Baro’s weird reggae thing reminded me of Block B’s leader Zico when he had dreads. He’d burst into song like a hobo you’d see on the street thus the “Jamaican Beggar” was born. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W82WcxB7nYw)

    I have to agree with the wardrobe choices as if the stylist seemed to have picked out in a dark room. ^^

    Oh and about the myheart.com, it actually exists! But you have to write it in Korean which is: 내맘.comLove you guys! Mondays are finally awesome because of you! <3

    5 years ago
  27. BILASA!! their video made me laugh so hard i couldn’t dislike it :) 
     besides it annoyed me that Hyori’s song was called “Mr Big” but it always sounded like she was saying “Mr Boy”

    5 years ago
  28. I personally loved the video <3 It was really fun and made me want to dance all over the place. Sure the English isn't that best but it doesn't seem to bother the fans. I absolutely love B1A4 I've been a Bana since their debut. I think if they improved their song writing skills they could possibly shoot up the charts. I loved the lyrics for "Only Learned Bad Things". Their songs may not make sense but I believe that they do have talent when it comes to their vocals and rapping. Maybe it's because they are a rookie group in a fairly new and unknown talent agency but I believe if they were given the right guidance they have the potential of being big. Lots of Love to B1A4 and Eat Your Kimchi!! <3 Keep up the good work!

    5 years ago
  29. OMG this Music Monday was as hilarious as I thought it was going to be. I voted for this song because I knew you guys would have a lot of fun discussing it.

    5 years ago
  30. ABSOLUTELY HYO RI!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHE IS THE SEXY QUEEN ND I LUV HER :)

    5 years ago
  31. rj

    We all know why this video made it to K-pop Music Mondays. We all wanted to write BILASA!!! and watch you say things like, “BILASA!!! Galactic Overlords, conquerors of kitties and devourers of teenaged girls’ hearts” three time fast while the screen goes up in one fiery intergalactic fiesta of destruction.
    Can’t help but agree with the whole thing. This video is not exactly my cup of tea, even if it is meant to be ridiculously cute (emphasis in the ridiculous part.) I was specially bothered by the fakeness of it all. Como on, does that kid really have that deep voice? It’s like, is this the k-pop version of Milli Vanilli .
    Anyway, thanks for the review and adding one more fav moment to my list of must remember moments with the B1A4 Army of Robots.Specially in the blooper reel where they go after Spudgy. Priceless.

    5 years ago
    • I usually don’t defend bands or reply to comments so I’m kind of going out on a limb here…But, yes, Baro’s voice is actually that deep. I was really surprised when I heard it at first, though, too. I actually had to hear them sing live for me to believe it, haha.

      5 years ago
  32. a vote for B1A4

    5 years ago
  33. Btw, the creepy guy was also in episode 2 of ”the ojakkyo brothers’

    LOL

    5 years ago
  34. lol

    5 years ago
  35. For me 2AM was much more sad.. oh well. I chose Hyori BTW.. 

    5 years ago
  36. Actually there is a website 내맘.com I believe K-Bana’s made it.
    The camera guy is a comedian, his name is Kim Kyung Jin, he was also in B2ST’s “Beautiful” Video and M&D’s “Close ur mouth” along with other artists.

    5 years ago
  37. i did not catch the blow me whistle the first few times i saw this.  but yeah i get you guys … the song and mv are kinda terrible … but so terrible its freaking adorable.  and i think that the camera guy is some one famous.  I can never remember his name but he’s in B2ST’s Beautiful MV and in M&D’s MV and he was on Idol League …. he’s so freaking creepy and i love him.

    5 years ago
  38. I love you Simon. Come here and give me a big Brohug

    5 years ago
  39. Let’s request it. ^^ The most voted/requested get reviewed… :) on the right side of this site you will see where to request…

    5 years ago
  40. Even though B1A4 video had alot of flaws, I still loved the video to death :) first time i listened to it i thought it was weird, but I soon got used to it and started singing along “Oh my beutiful target, you joom joom heart like a locket!” but i will give them a high five for the news scene, the bottom thing (subtitle?)  had from what i can tell perfect english (Compared to FT Island Hello Hello). Oh and i have to say the OTEL lived up to its name (The Big Flaming(‘O?) otel)

    5 years ago
  41. I wasn’t too fond of the MV. It was just a bunch of guys having fun and wooing a girl in a weird kpop way. Anyways, the first time I heard the song I was really turned off by it. I didn’t like the pacing, the beats, the deep Jamaican voice, but upon multiple listenings I have made the decision that I like it. It’s so……..quirky and…….different. It’s not generic kpop, it strays from the norm. The song does its job of just making you feel silly and just let go. 

    5 years ago
  42. hahah blow me whistle omg

    5 years ago
  43. I feel like I could almost forgive the poor English and strange video…but I really don’t understand the song at all. At parts it slowed down to sound almost ballad like…then sped up to T.O.P style rap.. then Jamaican reggae.. It really does not make sense at all. So, sorry b1a4…its a thumbs down from me

    5 years ago
  44. The “ugly” guy is Kim Gyeong Jin! He’s a comedian and is pretty funny :) He also was in Heechul’s M&D vid I think….

    5 years ago
  45. LMAO I AM JAMAICAN AND I THOUGHT THE SAME THING SIMON. 

    5 years ago
  46. i think that martina is right 2AM it’s much sadder 

    5 years ago
  47. Hyori was definitely a better fireman..or firewomann~

    5 years ago
  48. oh and b1a4 for best fireman

    5 years ago
  49. lol @ lethal injection!!! this whole video had me laughing so hard i was seeing stars

    5 years ago
  50. LoRDAMERCY!!!!!

    hyori!!!

    5 years ago
  51. That weirdo camera man is Kim Kyung Jin! Extremely funny comedian. The
    same guy that was in B2ST’s Beautiful/I Like You The Best asking for bets or whatever. He was also in that program Oh My School! But yes, he is always that goofy and eh weird looking.
    As for the video, I’m as confused as you guys. Song is quite good but like umm what…

    5 years ago
  52.  “Beautiful target” makes me think of this lecture I got once back at my (all girls) high school about “being a treasure, not a target”… way to objectify women, Bilasa!

    but yeah, the video was crazy but that’s what makes it entertaining. Plus, I can’t get the song out of my head…

    5 years ago
  53. Oh god, this video was even worse than the WTFokayentertainmentcompanyfail that OK was, THAT ASIDE, this song has really grown on me. I don’t love it, but I like it! And I really like a few of the other songs on the mini album like Foool and Wonderful Tonight. They’re a little simpler and they really good for what they are, upbeat cute rookie group boyband love songs. I think OK is still my favorite Bilasa song though keke its just too much fun to go woooohooohooohoohoohoo…. yeah that.

    bahahaaa I love how many little things you guys catch that I wouldn’t have noticed by myself, cannot unsee the blow me necklace, such EPICNESSS! anyway, as usually you two are hilarious and made legit points about the MV (especially the english baha wut b1a4?) and I’m glad that even though it’s not really your type of video/song you gave a fair trial and judged it for what it was :DD

    ps…. you’re k-pop album of the week…. A-CHA… ME GUSTA. ^__^

    5 years ago
  54. B1A4 MV…em sorry… Bilasa MV is like a horror movie! I agrees in all with Martina while she was talking about MV story..and I don’t like horror movie.. but I like these parts when they were dancing and having fun ^^ Here they look cute ^^
    I’m totally upsat that JYJ wins that week…
    I vote for Hyori! ><

    5 years ago
  55. I think the song is one that’s starting to grow on me. It was so random and not like their other songs that it just kinda hurt my ears at first. But after three of four times, it gets stuck in my head. And every time I watch the video, i see something new. Too much there. -_-‘ but it’s exciting to see what I’ll discover next. And after watching the live videos of them for this song, I really want to learn the dance. Though it would be a weird one to do alone… And as for the Jamacian part, wonder if Simon would like to go up against Zico, the Jamacian beggar… XP

    5 years ago
  56. The random guy looks like Reporter Kim from You’re Beautiful! Hahaha and we all know how weird and slimy he seemed in the drama… right, Martina? Maybe it’s just supposed to be an imitation/parody of that? Just a thought.

    5 years ago
  57. It didn’t win.  That’s what happened.

    5 years ago
  58. BLOW ME. LOL, that was pretty good :)

    I can´t believe JYJ has won the sadder music video :(
    Anyway I would put my house on fire if I had known that Lee Hyouri would come as a firewoman :)

    5 years ago
  59. Hands down…better fire fighter MV is Lee Hyori in Mr. Big!!!

    5 years ago
  60. Ewa

    Yup, this non-BILASA guy is someone famous. I’ve seen him in some variety shows and in Heechul’s M&D “Close your Mouth” MV, but I don’t remember his name >< Unfortunatly.

    5 years ago
  61. YES! Thanks for including the video! I like watching the videos and then reading the reviews!

    5 years ago
  62. Great video :D The guy in the video is Kim Kyung Jin, he’s a gagman. He’s in a lot of music videos playing the creepy guy xD For example..SISTAR’s Shady Girl and M&D’s Close Your mouth. I’ve also seen him in a lot of TV shows :D He’s famous for his impersonation of the ostrich xD
    My vote goes to Hyori unnie cuz…well she is more credible xD

    5 years ago
    • Actually I see him on almost every single Korean tv show/mv I’m turning on xD He’s also been on Heechul/Jungmo duet track (forgot the title).

      5 years ago
    • He was also the “hobo” in B2ST’s Beautiful/I like you the best ^^

      5 years ago
  63. LoL… SO TRUE! i thought i was the only 1 who thought of the MV this way…. xP

    5 years ago
  64. Yeah, JYJ’s Get Out or BEG’s Sixth Sense are way better!! Bilosa are just weird… ‘Ok’ was good, but cute guys are creepy ~~

    5 years ago
  65. I enjoyed the ridiculousness of the video, and… I’m a complete sucker for their cuteness~ But the weirdness in their outfits inspires future costumes for me and my friends. Plus, I like that if a video is going to make me go “W.T.F.” it needs to go all out weird throughout the video, compared to, maybe, romance-based WTF videos.

    5 years ago
  66. That dude was also in Beast’s Beautiful MV…..o.O He’s a fairly well known comedian? I don’t remember his name tho. Anyway, I also was quite displeased with his presence in the video. But I loved this mv…just so cute and goofy. 

    5 years ago
  67. the awkward camera guy is in alot of variety shows, I think hes a comedian of some sort. hes been in oh my school and he was also part of a team in the idol championships if im not mistaken. oh he was also on idol army too i think. I quite like him, kinda think you were a bit harsh lol

    5 years ago
  68. Love your shirt Simon!!!!!!^^

    5 years ago