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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. 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
  2. ABSOLUTELY HYO RI!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHE IS THE SEXY QUEEN ND I LUV HER :)

    5 years ago
  3. 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
  4. a vote for B1A4

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

    LOL

    5 years ago
  6. lol

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

    5 years ago
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. I love you Simon. Come here and give me a big Brohug

    5 years ago
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. hahah blow me whistle omg

    5 years ago
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. LMAO I AM JAMAICAN AND I THOUGHT THE SAME THING SIMON. 

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

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

    5 years ago
  20. oh and b1a4 for best fireman

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

    5 years ago
  22. LoRDAMERCY!!!!!

    hyori!!!

    5 years ago
  23. 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
  24.  “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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. It didn’t win.  That’s what happened.

    5 years ago
  30. 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
  31. Hands down…better fire fighter MV is Lee Hyori in Mr. Big!!!

    5 years ago
  32. 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
  33. YES! Thanks for including the video! I like watching the videos and then reading the reviews!

    5 years ago
  34. 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
  35. LoL… SO TRUE! i thought i was the only 1 who thought of the MV this way…. xP

    5 years ago
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. Love your shirt Simon!!!!!!^^

    5 years ago