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We’re not really sure if this qualifies for Kpop. Bang Yong Gook’s “I Remember” is more a blend of rock and rap than it is pop, but we think “kpop” is starting to be the umbrella term for any type of Korean music that can make it mainstream. Compared to the current releases in kpop, it does stand out by having a grungy and dark feel to it, but it also reminds us of that old TVXQ’s song Tri-angle…without the epic Cosplay…

Anyways, it’s nice to have a video that holds clear meaning and relation to the lyrics of the musician. It seems that lately a lot of music directors are trying to come up with a deep and complicated video that requires a lot of analyzation to fully grasp, like Infinite’s “Be Mine”. We absolutely loved that song – we stated so explicitly – but we watched that video a million times and still we could only come up with “I guess that’s what it means” or “yeah man, don’t you see the symbolism in that crouch?!” arguments. Even after that, we got a lot of emails from Infinite fans explaining their takes on the video. Now, it’s not that we’re against this type of symbolism (English majors here; we’re all about symbolism); it’s just that the meanings of some videos seem so incredibly convoluted and difficult to get to that – instead of being profound – they become bizarre guessing games.

This video, though, wasn’t perfect; it still was a bit confusing, but not impossible to understand. The flashbacks when he’s walking towards the final gunfight suggest that he’s remembering being shot up, which suggests that he’s a ghost, which would explain why he doesn’t get affected by the bullets shot by everyone. This would all tie into the lyrics of the song, which – we think – are saying that he’s reliving past memories, right? So it all makes sense, right! That wasn’t too difficult to understand, and felt rewarding after discovering. YEAH!

U-Kiss Room

Mr. Brohoho has made a killing off this room

Another thing: STOP USING THE BRICK ROOM ALREADY! It’s U-Kiss’ room!. Mr.Brohoho has been made a millionaire off of Flaxton Street being passed around between 2NE1, F.T. Island and a bunch of other kpop bands recently a Pizza Etang Ad. And now he’s selling U-Kiss’ Brick room to both Teen Top and now Bang Yong Gook. And at first, we thought it wasn’t the same room because of the large brick pillar in the middle, but when we watched it slowly, we could see the “brick wall” shake from the impact of his fist. It’s just a prop brick wall! *strokes invisible beard…notes the hidden raptor…* CLEVER GIRL!!!!! BUUUUUUT we still caught it. So…there.

So that’s it for this week. Next week is our one year Kpop Music Mondays anniversary! Woohoo! We can’t believe we’ve been reviewing for so long! Don’t bother voting for a video next week. We’re choosing our own. And we’re not telling what it is, so don’t ask! *shifty eyes* We’re having an awesome giveaway (including CDs and k-pop paraphernalia) for our faithful YouTube subscribers as a thanks to all of you for sticking by us, so make sure to subscribe if you haven’t done so already. Boom!

And, on that note, here are this week’s bloopers. It was really difficult keeping that Brohoho moustache on. Ha!

 
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  1. Am I the only one who, while absolutely loving the power behind this video, was completely horrified by the domestic violence? It doesnt matter if you are a guy or a girl, pushing, shoving,slaming your hand next to someones head, throwing items… it is ALL violence. I dont know what the political status of domestic violence is in Korea but I was sad you guys didnt mention something about it.

    I think the video was suppose to show the passion these two shared that was really polar. I love you – I hate you type of thing, but that in the end, love prevails. THOUGH, it seems, I think that the glimpse of the guy at the beginning of the video holding the gun to his head suggests that he killed himself because of the violent and confusing nature of their relationship and perhaps he wanted to go back on that action so that he could save her. but she ends up dying and they can be together, but with the realisation that they dont want to hurt each other any more.

    pretty frickin’ powerful stuff!

  2. Ms. Kitty....meow!

    I LOL’d at B2ooties haha. You guys are too cute! 

  3. Ms. Kitty....meow!

    I LOL’d at B2ooties haha. You guys are too cute! 

  4. Ms. Kitty....meow!

    I LOL’d at B2ooties haha. You guys are too cute! 

  5. Ms. Kitty....meow!

    I LOL’d at B2ooties haha. You guys are too cute! 

  6. Anonymous

    i like your vidoes they are funny and critical without being hurtfull to the artists
    and i like the way u see faults in the vidoes it is eye opening to me
    i really really really wish u reveiw CNBlue my favorate band or at least tell us what korean singer or band u truly like with the least mistakes and faults
    you are so lucky to live in korea to teach as a job and reveiw kpop as a hobby /halfwork
    i will always visit and support keep it up thank you

  7. Anonymous

    next week for music monda do u-kisss ! :D <3 <3

  8. Anonymous

    next week for music monda do u-kisss ! :D <3 <3

  9. I think every now and then you should do your choice music Mondays from older videos!

  10. Rachael Volk

    Makes me think of the  movie Memento.

  11. Anonymous

    I loved this song and the video!  I listen to this with my eyes closed in a dark quiet room.  So powerful. 

  12. Cecilia G

    for the week AFTER next, please do UKISS NEVERLAND!

  13. Cecilia G

    for the week AFTER next, please do UKISS NEVERLAND!

  14. for kpop the kissing was pretty good. buuutttttt have you guys seen the kissing in the mammamia mv?!?!?!?!? scandalous, especially by korean standards!!!! lol

  15. Congratulations on your one year anniversary of k-pop Mondays!

    I’ve been stalking you guys for about 7 months, so I suppose it’s time I finally make a YouTube account.

  16. I have to agree with Martina; I teared up at the end of that video too! >.:D There was an amazing fan edit of the music video put up on Youtube that featured scenes of Yoseob from “Soom” and “Shock”; look up that, cuz they did a really good job, and then you get to see the “tiny guy from B2ST” incorporated in the mv~ ^.^ I can’t wait till your next video!

  17. Please tell me you guys are finally doing “Itawon Freedom”!!

    For the love of pedobears, I need to see y’all dance to that.

  18. Anonymous

    Watched sign….its a tough one….hmmmmm can’t make up my mind, not voting this week lol

  19. Anonymous

    I am so glad that you guys decided to review this one (I forgot that the beauties would vote for it in full force) cause BYG’s band hasn’t debuted yet (and so he dosent have a massive following) so I thought in no way will they make the vote for your review, I love both the song and the video!! I will have to actually watch BEG’s sign before I can vote LOL.

  20. you guys are so gonna do Itaewon Freedom, right? PLEASE DO!

  21. Please, Please, PLEASE let it be ITAEWON FREEDOM!!! ^^ Pretty please???

  22. Rachael Murphy

    Tough choice this week. I really am having a hard time deciding. I think I’m going to go with Sign just because the saving went both ways. After all it was visions of the girls that allowed the guy to make it to the final room to actually save them. Though he ended up only saving the one and it is questionable as to whether or not she made it.

    I want to thank you guys for introducing me to some really good Kpop songs. It’s nice to have someone in the know that can steer me around the stuff that might not be the best. Thanks again and congratulations on you 1-year Kpop Music Mondays anniversary.

  23. Anonymous

    umm…….i’m a fan of Bang Yong Guk, and that’s why i requested it….. o.O

    anyway, i definitely votes for I Remember.  xD

  24. oh finally! a review of ur own choice! n nt sum fanatics’ idol! good! now i cn finally c u2 having real fun whilst reviewin it! XD

  25. bang yong gook?where is my Chocolat’s syndrome review T_T

  26. Yoo Jin Kim

    brown eyed girls of corse and of my god cyute pony tails martina did you do them your self?????    if so can youdo a viedo how thanks and its a annaversry of a eat your kimchi.com yeah…..

  27. That was a Gears of War quality Headshot!!
    THe song was nice … no sniffing of shirts or rubbing of lips for a change :P
    I am really looking forward to your next KPop Music Monday video, since you said it was chosen by Spudgy :D

    As for the vote .. .BEG BEG BEG BEG BEG BEG BEG BEG BEG BEG 
    err .. I mean the wimpy looking guy in the BEG video. You try to rescue Ga In, you get 5000 bonus points, a new spell and 2 free level ups :D

  28. that was a epic shot in the head. but they shouldn’t banned it!!

    Brown eye girls!!
    cause there sexy! :P

  29. that was a epic shot in the head. but they shouldn’t banned it!!

    Brown eye girls!!
    cause there sexy! :P

  30. I’m also pretty sure that they used to same room in Better Together by Se7en.

  31. Ah Spudgy makes me miss my little Pekingese Gizmo :( They are just too damn perfect! Great Music Monday by the way! I can’t wait to see who you two pick for next week.

  32. SI306090

    About the Moustache…

    Spirit Gum is your friend. 

  33. I vote for the guy in I Remember… because even his spirit tries to save his girlfriend even though he’s dead. Shows how much he loves her. ^^ I love BEG’s Sign but he kept being beaten up….xD

  34. I vote for the guy in I Remember… because even his spirit tries to save his girlfriend even though he’s dead. Shows how much he loves her. ^^ I love BEG’s Sign but he kept being beaten up….xD

  35. i remember and yup she is dead. how would she be able to see him in the end of the vid otherwise?

  36. Hey!! “The little guy from Batoost” has a name tq….. Like i mentioned in my other comment in TL;DR Thursdays aegyo in korea , he is the aegyo king …. His name is Yoseob … I’m proud to say that he is the most famous in the group .. Oh and tq Simon for liking him …..

  37. I think the guy from “I remember” is a better savior because the guy in the “sign” video only saved one girl and then stopped and cried for her like there was only one BEG member…don’t think so

  38. I have a feeling you will do UV’s Itaewon Freedom, I mean come on what song could be more awesome than that?!?!?….heh…..well <3 you guise….and great job on making these OSM reviews for us for sooooo long=D can't wait for next week!!!!

  39. Anonymous

    “the tiny guy from Batoost”

    OMG. WHY DID I LOL SO HARD.

  40. Nicole Chavannes

    Oh gosh I hope you guys are doing Itaewon Freedom! I’m sure that’s what you guys were hinting at, right? Guise?

  41. Hmmm this is tuff but I am going with Bang Yong Gook. And it is about dang time you pick a video of your own.

  42. Bang Yong Gook and the dead Boyfriend ghost totally wins for savior edition. I totally love this song! New favorite for the week ^^

  43. Oh man if you do Itaewon Freedom I’ll be one happy fangirl.

    I vote Bang Yongguk’s guy (I believe he’s the guy in his TS Ent’s boyband with Yongguk, Himchan). :D More emotional! A far better saviour.

  44. Anonymous

    Yes! Thank you guys! Today was my first day of college and I was totally freaking out and in a bad mood. But! Thanks to your funny Music Mondays that I have come to watch like clockwork every Monday morning, I set off for the day in a much better mood! So thank you! And wow! I didn’t even notice they were using the same room! Also! I know you guys are going to pick your own song for next music monday for the 1 year anniversary (Yay!), but please keep in mind U-Kiss is releasing a new album with a beautiful and very meaningful song on it! Just saying! :D  Simon and Martina fighting! Keep up the good work! I look forward to next week!

  45. I really want you guys to do Itaewon Freedom for next week! But, it’s up to you and I’ll probably be happy with whtever you guys go with :) Oh, and the guy from BEG’s “Sign” gets my vote, even if he did seem a little on the crazy side…

  46. BEG sign is much more sad and i vote it all the way

  47. YES! A video that YOU wants!:D My first guess is Itaewon Freedom, for some reason… Hmmm… I’ voting for this one, since it touched my feelings the most:P

  48. Cynthia Essiambre

    the new video better be itaewon freedom!!!!!!

  49. Cyllene

    *cough*pleaseletitbeleessangpleasepleasepleasepleeeeaaasseee*cough*

  50. BEG Sign <3 That video it's just priceless

  51. um…I know you were upset that Yoseob wasn’t in the video, but it’s not his video. It’s Bang Yong Gook FEATURING Yoseob. Doesn’t mean he has to be in it.

  52. Could it be? Itaewon Freedom…at last? Or did I go too way back? Anyway, can’t wait to see what video you choose.

    Excellent review guys. As always. Keep up the awesome work.

  53. yeah i was also disappointed in the absence of Yoseobie TT.TT but the video really gave me the chills at the end! For the poll…ouh thts a tough one…I really loved Sign and the glass tubes they were in…at least theirs weren’t a failure like Miss A’s …hehehe xD I guess my vote goes to Bang Yong Guk then ^^…since the video is so shocking!
    I guess the one year anniversary video is prbly gonna be sth like Itaewon Freedom or Intoxication xD 
    anyways great video you guise :) just too short….xD

  54. Anonymous

    Omomo PLEASE please tell me you are doing Itaewon Freedom for your anniversary video! You just HAVE to. Too few people have watched that video haha and it is pure May 2011 Classicness.

  55. Brown Eyed Girls all the way..he is bad ass..and Brown Eyed Girls is effing hot

  56. I wathed that MV because it saing “..ft. Yoseob B2ST” and BAM! No Yoseob in MV T-T
    Still MV is pretty good ^^
    P.S I think I know what video will be on next MM ^_^ I hope I right…
    and what with Simon’s lips..they look weird..

  57. did I just realize that spuggy got black colored hair below his nose?? 8|

    anyway, I can’t wait for ur next video.. ^^

  58. Even though I LOOOVE Brown Eyed Girls, I’ll vote for Bang YongGuk for the show down~

  59. I haven’t known Dongho is such a badass. Now I know. Thank you Simon and Martina for saving my life. I will never EVER say bad word at Dongho. Never.

  60. Laura Aho

    You have “no choice but to give it a 5/5″? It’s like you want to make fun of English in kpop, lmao 

    (….sarcasm doesn’t translate well into text, darn)

  61. This video really moved me too, and I think my face was all >>_<< when the guy finally goes to rescue the girl.. 

    Can't wait for next week! Advanced happy anniversary! XD

  62. Fanmade video that was praised by allkpop:  http://youtu.be/PkzSMlBpgbo   It includes Yoseob in the I Remember video.  It’s really streamlined, including Yoseob’s lip movements (to the song, even though he didn’t actually star in the video.)

  63. Fanmade video that was praised by allkpop:  http://youtu.be/PkzSMlBpgbo   It includes Yoseob in the I Remember video.  It’s really streamlined, including Yoseob’s lip movements (to the song, even though he didn’t actually star in the video.)

  64. Anonymous

    yay!!!!! *jiggy dance*
    I reaaaallllyyy did hope you’d review a music video you guys personally liked soooon but not this soon!!
    hmm… I’m crossing my fingers for a countdown…0_0
    can’t wait for next week!!!^^

  65. Anonymous

    yay!!!!! *jiggy dance*
    I reaaaallllyyy did hope you’d review a music video you guys personally liked soooon but not this soon!!
    hmm… I’m crossing my fingers for a countdown…0_0
    can’t wait for next week!!!^^

  66. Not only is it the same brick room and piano, but also the same lamp and the red lockers he is sitting in front of are in the U-KISS video as well next to the telephone Dongho is on.

    Really happy ya’ll reviewed this video. Despite using U-KISS’ room, the video was awesome and I love the song. :) Nice to see something different.

  67. WOOHOO! DONG HO THE EVIL!!! stop hurting ppl dongho *jk~* 

  68. WOOHOO! DONG HO THE EVIL!!! stop hurting ppl dongho *jk~* 

  69. Does anyone think that they WON’T do Itaewon Freedom next week? xD

  70. Does anyone think that they WON’T do Itaewon Freedom next week? xD

  71. one year anniversary edition for next week? oh please please tell me you’re gonna do Itaewon Freedom! 

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