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Infinite, keep it up. We only know three of your videos and you haven’t let us down yet. “Before the Dawn” was totally epic, and it’s a shame we didn’t get to review it. We finally got to review an Infinite video with “Nothing’s Over” a while ago, and we totally fell in love with the video. It wasn’t a serious badass video like BTD, but it still refused to fall into the lazy cheesy plotless fangirl video pattern. The video had a plot, had a really cool concept, and refused to degrade into a “look at me I’m so cute” kind of video. Awesome.

And then Infinite comes out with “Be Mine,” which shows that they’re not letting up at all. The song feels totally like an awesome anime action ass-kicking. Seriously! What a great song! And the video, although a wee bit confusing, doesn’t suck terribly. And that makes us happy. Seriously. Well done, Infinite!

Just…um, could someone come to a real explanation of the video for us? We know the lyrics are suggesting something about protection, that they’ll be there for you, they’ll protect you, so on and so forth, but…man, if that’s what the song’s about, then the video is kinda the totally opposite of protection. The MV begins with the female lead entering a taped off crime scene room where suspicious notes, pictures, and a 007-esque suit lay sprawled about indicating some secret hideout. Now this is already weird to begin with because usually a taped off room means a crime has already been committed so, either the police can predict the future, or she’s really stupid for returning to a crime scene. Suddenly a car crashes through the cement wall (okay) and bullets start flying from an invisible source. Of course, she starts screaming and crouches to the ground in terror (as the lyrics ironically blare about protecting her) as various Infinite members stand around looking sad.

Infinite Bad Defence

Here's the plan: you scream, and I'll just...stand here

If they’re supposed to be protecting her, they really seem to suck at it. Why is he standing back to back with her while she’s screaming her head off? And why is the other guy kneeling in front of her while she’s clearly terrified? Why not do something like, hey, flatten to the ground, and roll for cover. Standing and staring at a girl being shot at isn’t really in her best interest. Hey! If you’re as impervious to bullets as you seem to be, how about you stop that shooter from going nuts and shooting up the room so much?

We had a long winded theory that maybe they were all a part of the same mafia gang and Infinite was killed in that room, and so she re-visits the place only to be attacked by the same attackers *deep-breath-of-air* and they’re all hanging around as ghosts who feel sad to see that they ironically cannot protect her. Maybe they’re radiating an aura of protection that protects her from the bullets, but she’s unaware of this aura? I dunno. We prefer the vampire theory. Vampires aren’t afraid of your stupid bullets, angry gunman. Wait…who’s the gunman anyway? Why is the place getting shot up? And what’s up with those old movies that I’m sure the video producers didn’t get permission to use?

Romance Infinite Crime

Romance Infinite Crime

Just when we thought we figured it out, we saw “True Blood” in backwards letters on the other side of the wall that the car crashed through. In the crime scene, we see the front half of the car, while during Infinite’s dance sequences, we see the back of it. So…they are dancing around outside while a girl’s getting shot at inside? And why does the wall outside also say “Infinite Crime”? And something about Romance? Being shot at is not romantic. And last confusing point, where does the song title come into play? “BE MINE” = ?????

Oh hell, we’re too confused. Why are kpop videos so confusing? We’re used to the whole “wow that looks cool” premise in Kpop videos, but we’d just like to be able to follow along with the story of a kpop video now and not scratch our heads by the end of it.

On a side note: you know what the best thing about reviewing this video is? NOT GETTING ANY MORE VOTES FOR IT. Holy butterslaps! Infinite fans are really, really dedicated. This video got over 6000 votes in the past week alone via email. GADZOOKS! We don’t get those kinds of numbers unless Big Bang’s releasing a video. We’ve also been hearing from other people non-stop about Infinite. We spoke with some people this weekend and they said that they were at a Music Core performance, and when Infinite was on stage the fans lost their minds and screamed louder than every single fan group there that day. Not that we’re upset about all of the votes, or upset that their fans scream the loudest. We just didn’t know that Infinite were this big, and we’re also happy now that we’re gonna be able to finally have a less explodey inbox. That is, until the new Super Junior video comes out.

Anyhow, since this is an awesome song and album, make sure you pick up Infinite’s “Be Mine” album. It ships internationally. Woot woot!

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  1. lol i was watching the bloopers and you siad thunder, there was thunder here and i thought you had jut put in sound effect till the bloopers ended kekekekeke :D

  2. i dont think there is any real danger going on i think someone she loved was killed and she is remembering it…

  3. I LOVE TWINKLE TWINKLE btw lol

  4. Is it weird that I keep coming back here to listen to the anime song? XD

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  6. This song gets a thumbs up in my book! Oh 90s synth pop where have you gone to!?
    Also, the video isn’t so confusing as much as their hilariously blank faces during the “video” scenes. I’m like, dude! Girl behind you just fainted! Why don’t you look concerned?

  7. Orange Caramel with Magic Girl definitely wins…
    And for next week, you have to do a review of Mr. Simple by Super Junior! :)

  8. Ah Man 2NE1 Didnt make it :( And I missed the deadline for kpop mondays :(

  9. super junior~!! over 3mill hits in 2 days~! please?~~pretty please?~

  10. please,please do super junior’s mr simple :D

  11. super junior_ mr simple MV released. and i’m so wondering about your wiew. Please Please Please next Kpop monday will be Super Junior- MR. Simple.
    i want this because i think MV is kinda funny. while i was watching the MV, i was thinking like “what will martina say about dance? what will simon say about the clothes? The starting part is even worth for a single kpop monday.
    This MV

  12. awww i got two songs to request! “SUPER JUNIOR – MR SIMPLE” and “2NE1 – UGLY”

  13. yehh MR SIMPLE next week!! E.L.F. Fighting!!! Super Junior Fighting!! 

  14. Lol seriously you say Infinite fans and Big Bang fans…what about ELFs???
    COME ON GUYS LET’S BRING MR. SIMPLE FOR NEXT WEEK. XD

  15. Why did I get the impression, that for once Spudgy was TOTALLY aware of whats he’s dancing? 

    I just love Infinite. And I personally think they are underrated.

  16. Magic Girl for the anime song.

  17. Flash Oh! Super Cop V was amazing… the music just… perfect

  18. YES, INFINITE! <3
    I didn't get the story line either but now I actually get it by the people's comment below ^^
    I totally love the song & MV :) Infinite<3

  19. Ugh. Orange Caramel definitely wins this one.

  20. LOL ROMANCE INFINITE CRIME! I’ll never get to forget that XD I think..

  21. Infinite has 2 other vid — ‘She’s Back’ and ‘Come back again’. you gaise shld watch it. lmao

  22. I was like anime yay 2NE1 won! And then I started watching the video and was like oh… not 2NE1… sad face.

  23. Lol.  I woke up this morning and almost cried when I saw all the requests.

  24. Oh gosh, when I saw that this was going to be the ‘anime edition’, I thought that it was going to be ‘Hate You’. 
    I was so happy when I saw that you reviewed ‘Be Mine’. It’s a great song, huh? But I think you guys didn’t notice the 2 choreography mistakes in the video, lol. The choreography was really good though. Their synchronization… <3
    Wait… more than 6000 votes? I'm pretty sure I voted for them more than 50 times, haha. Inspirits are dedicated, you're right about that. There was never a day when an Inspirit didn't comment 'Don't forget to vote for Infinite for Music Monday' on their MV. <3
    Infinite!

  25. I just started watching Infinite’s Kkaeal Player yesterday, and I have to say that I’m turning into quite a fan. I’ve seen their music videos and heard their songs and i freaking love all of them! They have fantastic choreography and Simon and Martina are right, I love that they aren’t falling into the ‘cutesy, look-at-me’ type of boy group (Oh MBLAQ, you know I still love you).
    Hwaiting Infinite!!!

  26. the guy on the left forgot on the clip slightly forgot his choreography

  27. Martinaaaa i like your earring XD is so kawaii

  28. Actually I thought this video was about the girl who goes back to the scene (where her numerous boyfriends were killed/shot/disappeared) and she remembers everything so she screams and hence loses her mind. And the guys standing near her is how they were when they were killed or something, and the girl wasn’t there? Wait, I am confusing myself. But basically it’s that the guys all sacrificed for one girl. …um, right?

  29. Am I the only person in the world to notice that the woman in the cop show in the mirror of the car at 0:50 is CYBILL SHEPHERD FROM MOONLIGHTING? I instantly love this video.

  30. ♥ Infinite has my vote

  31. be mine comes in when they say naekkohaja in the chorus :)

  32. Poor girl. She was probably so excited when she found out she’d be in an Infinite video. And then this happened.

    If you want my (rather made up) theory, it looks more like the girl snuck into Infinite’s “No Girls Allowed” clubhouse and set off their extensive set of booby traps. The boys are just upset that their root beer bottles are being shot up and they have to buy a new James Bond suit.

  33. OMG. I so expected 2ne1 to win over Infinite! Good job inspirits!

  34. Wow. Anime edition. Way to make everyone think it was gonna be Hate You haha. How did 2NE1 not win?? They had 2, TWO! amazing songs that could have been reviewed this week :/

  35. The song lyrics are about a girl that they have seen get into all these relationships that always end badly with her hurt at the end. Seeing her always so hurt also hurts them and they are telling her to just be theirs b/c they are the ones truly love her/care for her/wants to protect her. So, the video is representing that pain that she feels in her bad relationship and how much pain they feel seeing her that way. 

    Crime Scene = bad relationship
    Bullets flying around everywhere = girl’s emotional state (hurt and in pain due to the bad relationship)
    INFINITE in the crime scene watching the girl with bullets flying around them = Infinite wanting to protect her from more pain and suffering and watching the girl in pain makes them suffer too

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