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F.T. Island – Severely: Kpop Music Mondays

February 14, 2012

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This week we review F.T. Island’s “Severely” for Kpop Music Mondays. Haven’t seen it yet? Check out the video below to know what we’re talking about:

F.T. Island fans, aka “Primadonnas”, you finally did it. We totally didn’t expect F.T. Island to win this week. Last week on the KpopCharts you and Block B fans battled it out, and – really – Block B just squeaked out a win. Oooh so close. But then we were worried about what we will call the “Teen Top” effect, in which older videos with lots of votes get beaten out by newer videos and a flash of votes. But, nope. F.T. Island persevered. Yay!

And we’re happy that F.T. Island won. This is a really great song, very different from what we usually review. It’s not overproduced, maximalistic Kpop. It’s a few guys playing instruments and singing, and making great music in the process. We really liked “Hello Hello” when we reviewed it, and we really like this song as well :D

A bit of clarification, though, on what we originally thought of this video. When we first saw it, we thought to ourselves, holy crap, this is a huge rip off of JYJ’s “In Heaven”. In fact, a lot of the complaints we had about that video we have about this one, namely, if your revived love is supposed to die on a specific day, try being a bit more proactive in keeping them safe. Seriously. Tell them to stay home. Doesn’t matter if you sound crazy. Be open and honest in your relationship, dammit! Poor communication skills lead to breakups and, in some cases, DEATH! For that matter, to us it seems like almost every TV drama has problems caused by people who can’t communicate worth a damn. Everyone’s gushing about “Breaking Bad.” We’re halfway through Season 3 and think that the whole cast is a load of dimwits. But that’s another story.

The main point of the clarification we’re trying to make before we got distracted is is that we thought that this video was a clear rip off of JYJ’s In Heaven. Other people then told us that F.T. Island did another similarly themed video a while ago. And then there’s 30 minutes ago which is also similarly themed. The point here, then, isn’t who copied who. The point is that everyone’s trying to make you aware of how dangerous driving in Korea is. Remember kids: RUN OR DIE!

Another thing we wanted to say that we didn’t say in the video: we’re saying this because we watched the video a hundred times over, as we always do when we review a Music Video, and this is a conclusion we came to: THAT GIRL IS A TERRIBLE ACTOR. Totally devoid of emotion or facial expression. Sure, she’s pretty, but good God! There must be some higher standards for an acting role than that! BARRGH!

Anyhow, if you’re a fan of F.T. Island, you can pick up the album by clicking on the banner below. Side note: I’m not sure why their album isn’t up on iTunes yet. Some labels are really quick to put their music up on iTunes, but we’ve been checking for a while now to no avail. Bah! Get the physical album instead. You’ll be cooler that way.

FTIsland Mini Album Vol. 4 - GROWN-UP

And, lastly, we’ve got bloopers for this week, as always. I’ve been getting the giggles for some reason lately. Today I got them, probably, from being pounded on the chest by Martina. Ha! Also, to that cool girl from Vancouver who I met today in Bucheon, right before I ran across the street screaming like a maniac, sorry for not saying goodbye afterwards! You looked like you didn’t want to talk to us anymore, after I ran across the street screaming like a maniac, probably because I looked like a maniac. Really, I’m not crazy!

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  1. Oh no!  Spudgy was run over by the cat bus pencil case!

    4 years ago
  2.  Did no one else notice the driver of the car bailing after hitting Hongki?  Seriously? My brother and I were both replaying that moment going “WTF?!”

    4 years ago
  3. I loved the ‘this is how you should convince someone you are from the future’ skit! Tho, if someone did that, I am pretty sure I would run faster in the opposite direction and probably get hit by a train instead!

    4 years ago
  4. That would be an epic public service announcement from Kpop stars:  They run clips of stupid girls with their headphones on while walking across the street from their videos.  Then they say something like “Don’t walk, run.  Don’t listen, live.”  LOL.

    4 years ago
  5. I have to go with JYJ’s for this one just because the video made more sense.

    4 years ago
  6. FT ISLAND DUHHH, HUNKY<3

    4 years ago
  7. JYJ “in heaven” – when I saw it in a 720hd everything was obvious… dates on his calendar told the whole story.
    and… I think that maybe “In heaven” is more reasonable because… Junsu changed his relationship with his girlfriend having a second chance. so, maybe he tought that she wouldn’t die then…. no reason for suicide. but still he was nervous and went to find her. :p
    they loved each other so much they couldn’t live without each other – this ending is better!

    btw, I saw Junsu on stage – his singing abilities are outstanding. there is no need to compare Hongki and Junsu then, because both of them rocks when singing! 

    4 years ago
  8. You guys obviously doesn’t know any ballet dancers. LIFE DOESN’T HAVE ANY REASON WITHOUT IT AND MISSING YOUR RECITAL IT’S WORST THAN DEATH *she is a ballerina and her mother was one too* kidding aside, I think JYJ’s Heaven makes a little bit more sense than F.T Island, at the very last they both died (idiotically so) but it had some poetic justice on it. Sorry Hongki, even if you revived FTI tradition of killing off a member on the MV, it’s still not enough,

    4 years ago
  9. i totally agree with you guise on everything. honestly. it would make more sense for her to act like nothing is wrong (cue TOP rap solo song) rather than for her to act like she doesn’t know who The Hunky One is. i mean srsly?

    4 years ago
  10. ft island

    4 years ago
  11. I don’t really like either song put I kind of Like the FT Island MV so it gets my vote. JYJ comes across as a lite bit of a dusche to me here.

    Also, is there perhaps some kind of karmic thing going on here, a spiritual price that has to be paid?

    4 years ago
  12. F T island is for the the winner of the day andd I have to say that you are soo right martina Honki is an amazing singer he really is one of the best in my opinion and his super awsome acting skills that always remember me of you’re beautiful :D LOVE IT 

    4 years ago
  13. Going with JYJ’s In Heaven mv on this one. 

    4 years ago
  14. I do like FT Island but this video did nothing for me, (sorry) and neither did JYJ’s (also nothing against them JYJ) “Heaven”. So I guess I’m not gonna vote at all. But Verbal Jint’s “You look good” also has a time control theme, and that was definitely better than these two videos, in my honest opinion. 

    4 years ago
  15. Hmm… Maybe JYJ video makes more sense, but I liked FT Islands music and Hongkis acting skils. When he sings I feel that it’s really true, there are a lot of feelings, so FT Island fighting~

    4 years ago
  16. I’ll vote for JYJ, just beacause you could see that junsu got a real relationship with her girlfriend, and they spent a lot of time together and were more than just a one week thing :P
    And again, beacause junsu’s but shot obliges me to.

    4 years ago
  17. Did anyone noticed at 5:50 she’s behind HongKi and the car but at 5:52 she’s already walked passed the car. Lol yea, Hongki you kinda just killed yourself for no reason.

    4 years ago
  18. JYJ’s In Heaven

    4 years ago
  19. ft island :D

    because i prefer Ft island over jyj ~although severely was kinda…confusing!hmm next song…
    could you do the song from Elizabeth – 빠빠삐에로?

    4 years ago
  20. the orange-coat ahjusshi was looking at simon while he ran and probably thought “freaking foreigner” huahahhahaa….hilarious guys!

    4 years ago
  21. JYJ because the video was much sweeter-bringing her back to life allowed them to have happy times, and you could tell they were very much in love with each other. The girl in FT Island’s video didn’t seem to appreciate Hunky, even though he was such a devoted (stalker?) and planned out the saving her part much better. Plus, he dies and she didn’t know how to call an ambulance to save his life(none of this shaking the soon to be dead body thing-it only speeds up the dying).

    4 years ago
  22. Though they are nearly identical, I liked JYJs version more… It had a dance sequence!!! xD And it had Mong Ji Ho and of course JUNSU

    4 years ago
  23. I love Hong ki`s voice, but i also really love JYJ, and i think the In Heaven mv is much better.

    4 years ago
  24. I just saw that on 5:36 the girl is actually infront of the car so that it was going to hit her, but then in the next frame she is suddenly in the safe past the car (sorry for my bad english).

    4 years ago
  25. This is really entertaining, and clearly you got some points on the video.. Anyway the song’s fantastic, and I’m a proud PRIMADONNA!! That’s all I can say ^^

    4 years ago
  26. glad to see the car scene was as aggravating as i thought it was. i totally agree and was discussing with my friend how it didn’t make much sense as all :P

    4 years ago
  27. ft island!!!

    4 years ago
  28. I always found it slightly morbid that you could chase butterflies around in Skyrim, only to rip their wings off O_o. 

    I had to rewind the scene of Simon running across the intersection a couple times. Hilarious! Another video well done, guise :D My vote’s for JYJ, because the shot of Junsu’s butt is priceless.

    4 years ago
  29. FT Island ;D

    4 years ago
  30. I vote for JYJ – In Heaven! The fact that they end up together and that the relationship is loving on both ends makes the sacrifice more meaningful. 

    4 years ago
  31. FTIsland =D

    4 years ago
  32. And omg I’ve called him The Hunky One all the time too!!!!!!!!

    4 years ago
  33. I love this song <3 I cried T_T

    4 years ago
  34. FTISLAND :)

    4 years ago
  35. I love Hongki, buuut I’m going to have to say that I like JYJ’s video In Heaven better. It makes more sense.

    4 years ago
  36. Wow this is a tough one! I will stick with JYJ – In Heaven, because the ending is better in a sense. Sitting together “in heaven” is better than forever mourning I guess.

    4 years ago
  37. FT Island!

    4 years ago
  38. It would have been an interesting ending if she ended up going back to the past to save him. Then again, she didn’t like him as much as he liked her so I guess she’s happy with the way things turned out. Her stalker dies and she did well at her ballet recital.

    4 years ago
    • LOL, WHAT SIMON AND MARTINA WAS SAYING WERE RIGHT BUT I STILL LOVE THE MUSIC VIDEO!!!! IS THE GUY IN THE MUSIC VIDEO IN THE KOREAN DRAMA, YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL OR SOMETHING????

      4 years ago
    •  Seriously I don’t mind even if your video is 30+ minutes as long as it’s fun. I even wish that you can do two reviews per week so that more MVs will have chances to be on Music Mondays. 

      4 years ago
      • DR

        I would love it too, but it takes hours to export and grumpy fans get all anxious and go all crazy like “weres music monday?!!? ahHhhhhhh” 

        crazy fans are crazy haha

        4 years ago
  39. I hate MV’s like this, so NONE o/

    4 years ago