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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. Rawrrklove

    It’s funny that you mention how B1A4 saying “I love you like a love song” doesn’t make sense because Selena Gomez has an entire song based on those same lyrics XD

  2. He is a comedian he works for Park Myeong-su, did you see OMS/100 out of 100? he has been in different shows and is close friends with Heechul and other artist his name is Kim Kyung Jin he is really funny :)

  3. But.. the song its at least good :P and I think my opinion that the outfit was kind of creative… :)

  4. You guys really crack me up! I cannot stop calling B1A4, Bilasa! Oh and … If you didn’t notice, the creepy, “non-Bilasa guy is also in Batoost’s (B2st) “Beautiful” as the Bookie/Hobo guy ;D .Shame you don’t like the song or the video though, I quite enjoyed it (probably cause I’m a big Bilasa fan) :P

  5. at first i thought his necklace said “blow me” in Hangul but now im re watching this vid *cuz im bored like that!* and it says “blow me” in English… WHAT THE ^%$#!!!!!!! >//<

  6. “Fact : 98% Banas died of cuteness over dose ”
    xDD

  7. jericho98

    uhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, B1A4, they have way more hoses(or water guns) then hyori

  8. lmao you two always crack me up! lmaooooo

  9. Canada has a Hood?? WHERE SIMON, WHERE?!!?!

  10. Sooyun Choi

    the awkward guy’s an awkward comedian person… he became pretty famous through this other show… apparently mv directors like to put him in mv for some reason… he was in one of sistar’s mv

  11. the whole “myheart.com” thing is funny..but if you actually type in “naemam.com”..that’s a real site…but i have no idea what it’s for lol..but i think it’s just a part of an online shopping mall…

  12. Rachael Murphy

    I just watched “I like you the best” by B2ST and that creepy old guy was in it too. Apparently he is another Kprop. Just thought you’d like to know :D

  13. Lorena Abrodos

    DON’T LIE TO ME BILASA! jajajajaajajaj oh my, love u guys…..

  14. JI YUN PARK

    wonder why you guyes call them bilasa, instead b-one-a-four

  15. Rachel Lau

    In terms of firefighting, Hyori would probably do better.

    Cause you know, you guys end up burning down your house every time you say BILASA so I’m guessing they do better at fighting WITH fire. :D

  16. Anonymous

    B1A4 Beautiful Target for firefighting!

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

  17. khyle flores

    Lee Hyori!!

  18. Anonymous

    hyori is better

  19. Anonymous

    hahahahahaha “blow me” ……sorry

  20. dooo bad girl from beast i dont care if t japanes it soooo good this song it my head doo itt 

  21. minii-mousy

    ahaa that random guy in the music video is actually famous :L

    watch the variety show oh my school! and hes on there. hes really really funny :)

  22. this is so lol-worthy… can’t suppress my laughter everytime u guys refer to them as BILASAAA

  23. Helloooo. I just want to express to you guys that 9 out of 10 KPOP music videos don’t match the song. And they do it on purpose. I’ve talked to multiple native Koreans and they say this is true. So, please don’t pick apart the music videos so much and make fun of their English. There’s no way that their horrible English isn’t cute to you. No way; It’s impossible. Thank you. <3 (:

    • Joom Joom like a locket is not cute by any standard

    • Um, so what if you spoke with native Koreans?  Their opinions mean that we don’t have the right to express our own opinions?

      • ………because that’s polite. :

        • Polite to who?  The Native Koreans who don’t want their videos talked about in any other way apart from the way that they’re comfortable with, or polite to the bands who only want people to say great things about their work?  Is there no room for criticism ever?  Should we just bow down and fangirl over ever video?

          No thanks.  That’s not us, and that’s not what this site is for.

        • Polite to the person who wasn’t being an asshole to you guys? Apparently you don’t have the same decency.
          We weren’t trying to attack your videos. We like(d) your videos. But you guys took things about this one way too seriously and you do it all the time. You said yourself that it was a fanservice video, but went on to make fun of pretty much everything that they did. You make fun of their English, but you guys yourselves won’t learn Korean. It’s okay to critique them TO A POINT, but then it just gets ridiculous. It’s not productive, it’s not funny, and it offends people who actually care about the band.
          You don’t criticize. You make fun, so much so that it stops being funny, and those are two completely different things.
          Oh, and it’s nice how you only reply to people (that I’ve noticed) who have something even remotely criticizing to say about your videos. I guess it doesn’t feel very nice when it happens to you, does it?

        • I don’t mean to offend anyone here, just point out a few things.

          You’re saying that Simon and Martina are doing a bad job at criticizing because they take it to far.
             Even if it is a video made for fan-service doesn’t make it ok to do whatever. I personally liked the video, but I can understand S&M’s point. And honestly, the “Blow Me”-necklace is offensive…
             B1A4 haven’t really displayed amazing English and in every video S&M talk about the English in the video. If the English is bad ofc it’s going to be mentioned.
             Also I don’t quite understand where their criticism is over the line. They never said that B1A4 sucks at all, they said they don’t like the video or song, because it isn’t for them to like… They never liked cutesy videos like these.

          The reason to why S&M are responding to negative comments is to explain themselves. Not to pick up a fight. People would probably be more mad if they only responded to nice comments…

          And my last point. You’re being very offensive towards S&M. Much more than they were against B1A4’s video and song. If you think what they did was wrong aren’t you worse? Sure B1A4 got their hard work criticized a bit harshly, but these videos are what S&M are doing for a living and they have the same right not getting their work bashed.

          I kind of feel like I have to say once more that I don’t mean to offend you. I’m afraid otherwise you’ll misunderstand me and hate  on me as well… Sorry~

        • Sophie Haselgrove

          I think that S&M are making these videos for entertainment purposes, not for fan girls/boys. Personally, I find them really funny and they put a bright spin on my Mondays. I fan girl over many bands, but I can always make room for comedy. What S&M say doesn’t ruin the way I view the song, and not all of what they say is negative. Most of the time they are commenting on things I haven’t even noticed. Do you want comedy, or adoring fan-made videos? I prefer comedy. If you want praise and adoration, then you’ve come to the wrong site. Find a fan site or something. 
          (I’m not being biased, I am actually a fan of B1A4) 

      •  In no way am I saying you guys can’t express your opinions…

  24. Next week do sixth sense by brown eyed girls!

  25. I love your Bilasa reviews and will request a Bilasa MV everytime one is released…however Hyori is the better firefighter.

  26. B1A4’s “Beautiful Target” seriously brightened up my day when it was released, because I was having a pretty crappy day :P This group is so crazy and hilarious that all of their videos show off that hilarious side of them, especially this one~ The “creepy” guy is a really famous Korean comedian named Gyeongjin, and I’ve seen him on several variety shows and such; he’s known for doing aegyo, aha ha ha! XD The whole line about “myheart.com” is just supposed to be a cute little saying like, “Here’s the password to my heart, I’ll give you all my love”; something like that :P But it’s funny how you guys actually looked up for a website XD The bloopers made me laugh sooooooo much! 

  27. Anonymous

    Let’s vote for Get Out again this week!!!

    Perhaps the situation will still be alright! (Remember how funny the last JYJ video videos was?) psssst. Simon and Martina has a personal bias for JYJ so their JYJ videos are funnier. ^^

    p.s. I LOVE PICKLES. don’t you?

  28. Not only is Mr. Creep (the random man “no one cares about”) was also Flava Flav from Batoost’s Batootiful, btw.

  29. Never heard of B1A4!!! CONQUEROR OF KITTIES AND DEVOURER OF TEENAGED HEARTS until now, but I really, really enjoyed this video. The, er, whistles were too funny.  I couldn’t stop laughing while watching this on the bus this morning.

    Question for Simon: where do you get those awesome T-shirts?  Do you get those in Korea or from home (or online)?  I am envious.  :)

    P.S. I have sworn fealty and eternal servitude to B1A4 now.

  30. Anonymous

    hahah you’re ‘pretending’ not to undertand the plot to make this funnier.. right? because it was obvious this time.. they make a ‘conspiracy’ xD to get Jinyoung in jail so they can get the girl like Bugs Bunny would do it, so suddenly “there’s a fire caused by him”, they’re suddenly firemans and judges and stuff and they get Daffy Duck in jail.. that’s it. hahaha I don’t know why when I see this video I don’t think they’re acting cute, I don’t know why everyone is saying that ahahah I say “hahaha wtf? xD” in a good way hahahah I think the video is funny, I loved it.. I’m Hyori’s fan and a Lord Bilasa’s minion Bana at the same time, so I won’t vote, I loved them both as firemans<3

  31. Gyeongjin is a comedian. I love him.

  32. That weird dude is a sorta famous comedian. Yep. That’s all I got to say…

  33. Cecilia G

    i have to say bilasa wins the firefighter contest :) sorry you guys didn’t like the video though! D:

    DO SUJU A-CHA NEXT WEEK PLEEEEEEEASE :)

    and oh! i think that random really ugly guy is some TV host or something cuz ive seen him on some of those like celebrity game shows and he seems to be the host??  idk…LOL >________<

  34. ive heard their group name as “billassa” so much and i dont even know what they are really called hahahahaha simon and maritna u guys r epic

  35. Anonymous

    I can see Jaejoong in the background <333

  36. That non-bilasa guy is Kim KyeongJin. He’s a comedian. So it makes sense when he does all that weird stuffs. haha

  37. I kinda dreaded if Simon & Martina reviewed this video. Not saying that I didn’t want them to review it, but I was kinda afraid that lots of people would start being anti-fans of B1A4. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge BANA. B1A4’s one of those few rare rookie groups that stood out from the rest. I do like the MV and providing fan service is part of being in a boy group. And, wearing wacky clothes is kinda IN right now. It may look really weird for people who watched the MV the first time, but it kinda grows on you. As for the English, not a lot of people would mind if it doesn’t make sense. For the ‘you zoom zoom my heart like a rocket’ part, there was an explanation about it. It means when the guy sees the girl he likes, his hear will beat really fast, hence the ‘zoom zoom heart like a rocket part’. There’s also a line that goes ‘i love you like a love song’ and… Selena Gomez actually has a song titled ‘ Love You Like A Love Song’. 

    Anyways, I’m voting for B1A4 no matter what! :D

  38. Someone has probably told you but comedian Kim Kyung Jin is the cameo. he has been in B2ST, M & D, on variety shows like 100 out of 100. Any hoo, mv reminded me of what I dislike about Japanese mv & esp. some Japanese mv made for Kpop groups. Daeguknamah comes to mind. Looking like they dressed in the dark & consists solely of bopping around being overly aegyo.
    I do like the song. Very catchy. I found myself singing along right away. I agree that the pd & choreographers could have done better.   

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