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Kpop Music Mondays: G.NA “Black and White”

February 21, 2011

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For this week’s Kpop Music Monday we review G.NA’s “Black & White” and try to figure out why she treats her man like crap. Seriously! Girls of the world take note: please do not treat your boyfriends this way! Uhhh!

I hope we’re not overreacting here. Was anyone else disturbed by this video? I mean, it’s all cutesy sounding, and the video makes them look all cutesy and whatnot, but – for real now – she treats her boyfriend like crap. Why would she storm away from her boyfriend when they’re having a fight, and then smile devilishly? Fights aren’t good. Not at all. Nothing to smile about. The two of us have been married for almost four years now, and we don’t fight. Like, ever. We get into disagreements, sure, and we passionately defend our case, but we don’t storm off and throw hissy fits. That’s not cool. You shouldn’t play games in relationships. They should be fun and honest, rather than a confusingly coded dance ritual that the two of you have to go through in order to reveal your feelings through mixed messages. Garbage!

We’re passionate about this topic here. Really passionate about it, because we’re really passionate about our marriage and passionate about being good at being married. Golden rules: be open and honest, communicate effectively, and DON’T PLAY FREAKING GAMES LIKE THIS! That leads to bad relationships that don’t last. They don’t end with the boyfriend laughing to himself at the cuteness his attention begging selfish girlfriend, as this video will lead you to believe. Not cool!

Ahhhh! That rant had to come off our chests. Seriously. In fact, we even recorded this rant and were about to put it in our video, but the rant was like, two minutes long, and would have ruined the final review. But we can say it here in writing! We’re just worried that young people are going to watch this video and think that their relationship is cute and sweet, when really it’s not healthy at all. Anyhow, supposedly the way G.NA is treating her boyfriend is a common thing, and there’s even a word for it, 밀당, which we explain this week in our Newsletter’s slang of the week (you did sign up for our newsletter, right?).

Good news, though, is that we finally reviewed a non-boy band this year! It took us almost two months, though, after having done so many Big Bang videos. Finally! But we’ll probably go back to business as usual next week when Big Bang’s new album comes out. Come on girl bands! Get your act together! The Kpop scene has been overly dominated by boy bands so far! Where’s SNSD and 2NE1 when you need them?

As always, JB and Annie from [닉쑤] Enjoy Your Happy Life~* are awesome for so diligently translating all of our videos into Korean. Huzzah! Also, if you’re a fan of G.NA’s song (because, really, the song is a lot better than the video), then you can also buy G.NA’s “Black and White” Album here, and it will ship to you anywhere in the world. Huzzah!

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  1. G.NA… especially if Jinwoon is there! :D

    7 years ago
  2. My vote goes to.. T-ara, T-ara, T-ara! <3
    I want to see Simon and Martina dressed as native!
    Monday is my favorite day, thank you guys. You're brilliant.

    With love from Italy

    7 years ago
  3. I love the GD earrings Martina!

    and im gonna vote for the new SuJu M vid too.

    7 years ago
  4. Next week please do Super Junior M Super Girl or Kan Mi Youn Paparazzi <3

    7 years ago
  5. Hey, can you guys do Dalmations: Round 1 for one of the music mondays? Love Like This by SS501 is great too.

    7 years ago
  6. I lol at this video when you turned the mv into a horror movie lol. Very cute. And Simon is a "Twilight" fan? Never would've guessed lol. Two more days until Big Bang is back!!! Simon better just get used to it lol. Just wait until they have their full length album out later this yr and it'll be soon their 5 yr anniversary.

    7 years ago
  7. I would want to be on T-ara's island if No Min Woo is there!

    7 years ago
  8. Jay

    I totally agree with you about the way she treats her boyfriend! That is not a healthy relationship!
    And I have to say that the two of you look like you have a good relationship. You are like my new ideal couple after Lilly and Marshall from How I Met Your Mother. (That is a compliment btw)

    And for next week I think you should review one of Dalmatian's new MVs or Super Junior M's Perfection :)

    7 years ago
  9. Im also gonna put in a vote for SuJu M. Even though its a Mandarin song, its still Super Junior and the song is awesome!! Aside from the furry and puffy shirts the guys look hot! LOL

    7 years ago
  10. Super Junior M Perfection. Not Korean but it's a Korean group and it has English!

    7 years ago
  11. Haha, props to Martina for snowboarding. I tried 2 years ago and couldn't stay up so I stayed with skiing.
    I'm voting for G.NA this week. It's kinda strange that the boyfriend is smiling after she rips the cord out of the wall. But hey (!) your gf is G.NA so I guess you should be happy?

    Everyone should start voting for the new Super Junior – M video. It just came out today and has some awesome dancing in it… even if it's in Chinese and not Korean. It's still a Kpop group and it's got English in it!

    7 years ago
  12. Big Bang for next week
    PLEASE :D

    7 years ago
  13. I request BIGBANG's Tonight! Have u seen those teasers yet I'm about to pee my self in fangirlish delight!! TOP version hasn't come out yet but I'm waiting….

    And I would choose t-ara's island…just cuz of Noh Min Woo hes soo hot:) and he's going to be in that new drama Midas
    THX FOR EVERYTHING SIMONANDMARTINA!!! lots of bigbang love <3

    7 years ago
  14. Simon, I totally love your T-shirts!!! Even so, its big bang's comeback, impossible not to review one of their videos.
    Oh and I pick G.NA. Only one girl trying to get your attention instead of a bunch of girls. Too overwhelming. Plus G.NA's dungeon has a TV. =D

    7 years ago
  15. whoa..between G.NA and t-ara?i must say t-ara!!why??cuz NOH MIN WOO's also captured there! ha ha ha~(^O^)
    next request..i want IU!!IU pls..any song would do..she's so cool in the Dream High..but i'd be very thankful if u guys choose her latest song ''the only story i didn't know'' ~thnx!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_FZSTQX_SE

    7 years ago
    • Kay

      totally agree, I want to be captured with No Min Woo >:D my vote goes for T-ara

      7 years ago
  16. my vote goes to –> G.NA's dungeon ! :P

    but we have to understand her, it's Jinwoon … goosh!!! i wish i could have him all to myself :P

    7 years ago
  17. gna's dungeon.
    and can you please take my request here because the request form isn't working : /
    Do Kan Mi Yeon's paparazzi

    7 years ago
  18. G.Na's Dungeonnn~~ :3
    I wannnttt Dalmatian Next :D LOL :3

    7 years ago
  19. Your vids make me wish every day was Monday…. :D

    7 years ago
    • Thanks Elizabeth :D

      7 years ago
      • BTW: my vote is for G.NA…cuz I was a little put off by the native american stereotyping/adaption used in t-ara's song and G.NA's song is not as annoying as yayaya. k thx bai! :D

        P.S: So thrilled to see a reply to my comment!!! You guyz rule!!! :D :D :D

        7 years ago
  20. I'll expect you to make a Big Bang's video and always thanks for making me laugh. :)

    7 years ago
  21. G.NA black and white!! I was so excited Jinwoon from 2AM was in this video :)

    7 years ago
  22. Sorry Simon! But Next week will be gor BIGBANG!!!!!!!!!

    7 years ago
  23. I really like your video!! yours video is very fun. And Simon and Martina always have fun reaction!!
    Thank you for evrything..ex)you make me smile, you know? haha!

    7 years ago
  24. I vote T-Ara ^^

    7 years ago
  25. hmm, well Simon I feel the same way (about Big Bang :P). but on the other hand I love T.O.P, but the amount of BB is a little overwhelming.
    Dalmatian just comeback, so maybe you should pick one of their MV's (they released two). or IU (someone brought this up here)

    about G.NA, A+ for her for Jinwoon in her MV :) and when she sing Kick it Kick it I actually hear kinky kinky ^^

    7 years ago
  26. I vote for G.na!!! She looks sweeter. =D Agree with a certain person somewhere at the top though. So i request for IU's Good Day! =D

    7 years ago
  27. Thank you Martina and Simon…I laughed a lot when I saw Martina's imitating dance….It is so funny….And I realized that there are some different viewpoints between koreans and foreigners….. Well let me explain that Gna's Black and white music video… You think that Gna treats her boyfriend like crap. But I don't think so…. Because that music video is basically made according to that song's lyric… __First of all their fight is due to man's freak… Gna(she) loves her boyfriend but they had a fight, because her boy friend kissed other woman…and he apologized indeed…..In that case, what would you do? She needs to express her anger, but in her mind she forgived him already….__You described her smile as devilish….but that's not true….that means her forgiveness……and her anger disappeared as she had him know her anger…__Black and white maens disagreement between couple…__This music video wants to show one girl who really want to be loved by her man, even though there are many different thinking, different tastes, and different point of views between them… I don't think they play games in relationships…..She just want to be loved by him…..That's all…..

    7 years ago
    • Thank you for taking the time to explain it. I still disagree, though. If I'm mad at Martina, or she's mad at me, we talk about it, rather than play angry games with each other.

      7 years ago
      • I agree even though it's understandable those feelings I wouldn't actually lock him up lol. He might wanna run away even more from the crazy woman.

        7 years ago
  28. t-ara

    7 years ago
  29. I vote for g.na's dungeon (haha), please don't ever take me to the yayaya island…..please please please please please it's so scary…..

    7 years ago
  30. G. NA 's dungeon, There's more freedom There. But if you asked "WHO WITH ", I definitely would choose T-ARA.

    7 years ago
  31. and what's on your laptop? that's right – that's TOP's gallery ^W^ hooraay for Big Bang !! oh yeah, they will be next week *evil look* xD

    7 years ago
  32. please Martina, not Big Bang again.
    I have nothing against the band but too much of something I neither like or hate can sometimes leads to a negative outcome. TT_TT
    oh I choose G.Na by the way.
    At least JinWoon in 'Black and White' still have freedom as to do what he want … not tied up to a pole.

    7 years ago
  33. your review remind me about my acquintance who have same fate with the boy but worse. my friend can't disobey anything, any request from his 'princess', poor boy =/

    oh and I absolutely agree about BIGBANG! no doubt about it (high five with martina)

    7 years ago
  34. haha. well SImon i can't promise not to vote for BB next time they release a video.. i think they're pretty awesome.. been a fan of them when you did a video about GD and TOPs HighHigh:)

    7 years ago
  35. ana

    yes Simon. BIG BANG next weel

    7 years ago
  36. ida

    Come on, Simon!!! BIGBANG next week!! And the week after that.. and the week after that.. and.. you know FOREVER ;) Hahah okay okay I'll calm down, but Simon, you gotta understand that we women can't really help it. It's BIGBANG!! And TOP!!! It's like they exude talent and charisma!

    7 years ago
    • Who can't love Top's sexy eyes and Taeyang's hot bod? I hope next Kpop Monday is their mv for "Tonight."

      7 years ago
  37. HAHA Don't worry Simon, I didn't request for BIgBang anymore.
    AND SOMEONE MAKE A GIF WHEN MARTINA unnie WAS LIKE : "I don't ski, I snowboard"
    Martina unnie is sooooooo cute XDD
    Oh yeah my vote goes to T-ARA'S Island XDD
    ooh yeah there's noh min woo
    ohlala babeh XDD

    7 years ago
  38. oh and have you guys done any IU songs yet? considering she's the hot issue in the k-world nowadays, i'm surprised i haven't seen anything on "Good Day" or her latest release. her three-level note was quite the meme for a while.

    7 years ago
  39. i believe the rule in korea is that girls are allowed to treat their boyfriends that way as long as they look like g.na :)

    and it has to be said: the "g" in G.na is for "글래머" ;D ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

    7 years ago
  40. Haha G.NA is from Canada. You guys have a new friend to hang out with :)

    7 years ago