This week we review Infinite’s “Nothing’s Over” and try to spread the word about Pastelpanthophilia.

Yeah, we’re not a fan of rainbow pants. Martina mentioned it a while ago in our review of SHINee’s “Lucifer” and she’s saying it again today. Stop with the rainbow pants! The guys look a lot better otherwise! Their styles at the end of the video are really quite cool, but the pastel pants just looks so…awful! Aaaah!

Anyhow, on to good things about the video: THIS VIDEO IS AWESOME! We would love to see more videos like this. It seems like when Kpop bands do cutey boy videos, like in F.Cuz’s “Wanna Be Your Love” they tend to be a bit lazy, with little more than boys doing fanservice by just smiling and looking cute. This video, though, turned out to be cute, but at the same time still was an awesome video that would appeal to more than just fangroups. I mean, come on: THEY BREAK DOWN A WALL OF TOILET PAPER ROLLS! Big bonus. And the almost one-shot-scene feel to it was likewise quite awesome. Yeah! Super well done. If we could review kpop videos like this every week we’d be really happy :D

On a side note: ff you check out our blooper footage you might be confused as to why Simon’s climbing the walls and dancing. Yeah…about that: we cut that last scene out because it was a bit out there. At the end of Infinite’s video, when the song’s over, for some reason they start doing random things. One guy bends over and starts playing with his fingers, while another guy randomly climbs halfway up a ladder, gets confused, jumps down, and runs away. Why? We’re not sure. We tried to do some climbing of our own, but it all just degraded into an unusable scene.

We’d also like to apologize for the terrible audio for this week’s edition. Our mic had a malfunction. Kpop Music Mondays will be back to normal next week. Anyways, thanks to JB and Annie from [닉쑤] Enjoy Your Happy Life~* for the Korean subtitles. Yeah! One more thing: if you’re looking to buy the Infinite Album, you can do so by clicking this link here. They ship overseas! Sweet!

  1. hmm i like how kpop boybands assume a lot more their pastel colors ^^
    Even though im a HUGE fan of SHINee, i think they have worse pastelpantafilia than INFINITE for one reason….they've had it for a while now..><
    woot Simon!! Canadian sweat hairband thingy whatever tht is called xD YAY for Canada :D
    MBLAQ desktop background :D
    Oh i wanted to ask Martina, which drama are you watching now? i recently finished Secret Garden and i cant stop watching the BIGBANG music monday xD
    and i really love your videos :) thanks for making my after school time a bit better ^^

  2. If you look at the colors for traditional Korean clothes (han bok) for men, it might just be genetically imprinted in our culture to like the pastel colors?
    infinte ….just because

  3. Infinite has Pastelpanthophilia. SHINee just looks finee in their sexy colored skinny pants :)

  4. oh my god, Simon and Martina, THANK YOU SO MUCH for bringing Pastelpanthophilia awareness to the masses. It truly is a serious problem in the Kpop community that has been striking down the hot and sexy boys I love to listen to. It kills me when I go to youtube or download a performance by ZE:A or SHINee or Infinite and see a bunch of pastel pants. Korea, I love your music to death but not every boy band is supposed to look like the jumped out of an Easter basket. Also please take a look at ZE:A's Pastelpanthophilia in their newest music video "Here I Am", I'm pretty sure they trump both SHINee and Infinite.

  5. I vote for. . . idk. Infinite. Mostly cause the video has the pants and I haven't seen many SHINee vids with rainbows. live performances, but not many videos except "Hello."

  6. is that a bad thing? I would love three SHINee's in my pants!!!!!!!!!! luckily for me I can probably fit all 5!

  7. My vote for WORST Pastelpantiphilia goes to Shinee…. as much as I didn't like Infinite's pastel pants, those patchy pants were awful… just AWFUL! xP So in essence, Infinite totally wore it better :)

    Btw, I couldn't watch the Shinee video without thinking about "petting camels" and "high-fiving myself and missing" LOL

  8. I vote for Infinite for the worst pastelpantaphilia case!!!
    (Maybe because Shinee kinda looks sexy even with this "desease"… aaaaaaaaaaand the choreo is a lot better!!!!) xDDDD

  9. Thank you for reviewing Nothing Sober (I don't think anyone hears "nothing's over") – yay, Infinite hwaiting!
    Simon's hungover Sungyeol scenario is my favourite interpretation. I love this video – a number of recent KPop MVs have been bright and glossy so it's nice to see muted colours and lo-fi effects, especially for an upbeat song (ie. not a ballad). I like the slight dreamy, Michel Gondry-y feel of the music video – well that, and Infinite are so cute in it…

    As for who suffers most from pastelpantaphilia (LOL – this term is genius), my vote's for Shinee because they reverted back to pastel/rainbow a year after Juliette came out. This is Infinite's first diagnosis (they haven't worn the pastel jeans for a live performance – yet). I love both Infinite and Shinee, but the rainbow outfits Shinee are wearing in that clip are horrible and don't match Lucifer. I prefer their pretty boy punk concept in the mv.

    On a side note – I discovered KPop Monday after buying Infinite's BTD on iTunes. I'm very grateful that they and my Kpop obsession led me to Eat Your Kimchi – your blog is awesome. (major understatement)

  10. I vote SHINee…. Infinite pulls off the pastel pants very well, especially Seongyeol. SHINee, however, seemed a hot-mess….

  11. shinee is going to win…… thats all im gonna say…….

  12. i definitely think that infinite has the worst pastelpantaphilia!!!! hahahaha!!!!! that was hilarious!!!!!!!!:D

  13. Shinee's pants were horrible. Alteast Infinite had one shade on.

  14. I see you guys went on a Threadless binge too…
    ahaha…so did I, it's okay :D
    March Madness FTW.

  15. Martina~ I love your makeup~ It's so super cute :D

    Also, I see your MBLAQ computer background ^^

  16. SHINee…has extreme pastelpantsaphilia. XD

  17. SHINee- cause one of the rainbow patches looks like a codpiece to me. If you're going to do pastel pants they should at least be solid colored. Infintite's pants at least matched their outfits and coordinated well. that said, pastel pants shouldn't be worn by people who are out of grade school!

    side note: did you guys stop allowing FB as a sign in? I used to be logged in through FB, but now i'm just a guest :(

  18. PEDO BEAR ALERT! check out the video at 1:43-1:50 bum grasping! ~oooerrrr :D

  19. I love you guys!!! You have inspired me to learn korean!!! I actually am using a site you advertized on here…. thank you for giving me a life XD

  20. I think INFINITE definitely has it worse.
    At least Shinee can wear it well


  22. First off I LOVE your shirt Simon. I grew up with the Care Bears so your shirt is so adorable. I lol at Spudgy and the toilet paper lol. And for the jeans thing so true. Don't forget the Big Bang guys have that issue too I think lol. Martina got a "Max Time!" in there lol. Oh and when I was in elementary school (graduated high school in 2001) I had some jeans that had the fake paint in pastel colors splattered over the jeans. I wore those jeans a lot haha. Just shh don't tell Kpop about them lol.

  23. I vote for shinee because they wear those pants more often and can you do here I am by Z:EA for next week

  24. I vote for SHINee and I actually really like their pastels from Juliet days :D

  25. Just wanted to say that you guys are awesome, your videos make my day!!

    I am a huge SHINee fan, so this really hurts me to say – SHINee's pastelpantaphilia is worse. I don't really like Infinite's pastel pants either but at least it goes with the theme of the video. Same thing with Juliette – the clothing matched the song. But bright, neon pants while dancing to Lucifer? No.

  26. Um SHINee seriously has it the worst not only was it in like 2 of their music video's they wore them at like thousands of their concerts anddddddddd out in the public!!!! But they are sooo cute! So SHINee!!!!!

  27. SHINee definetly has the worst case of pastelpantaphilia..
    I guess in Lucifer it wasn't THAT bad, but OMGEE… in Julliette I had a bad first impression of them and their style…

  28. SHINee has the worst case of pastelpantaphilia. They go as far as borrowing SNSD's pants. Come on dudes, seriously?

  29. Your hair and makeup look so nice Martina! And SHINee is definitely in need of your medical attention. Hopefully their Pastelpantaphilia can be cured!

  30. SHINee for the showdown. Their rainbow pants does not appeal to me cos its a skinny. Was impressed by their debut, then got cold water poured on to me when they came out with their second single wearing those uber tight skinnys. Those made them look like girls. At least Infinite's pants aren't extremely form fitting. :D

  31. Great video this week! Haha, Spudgy didn't want to cooperate…

    Anyway, i'd have to give my vote this week to…SHINee. See, "Nothing's Over" was supposed to be cutesy from the get-go. And the pants kind of help with that part. In a weird way. "Lucifer", however, was supposed to be dark and sexy if the video is anything to go by, and those pants just ruined it and returned them to cutesy-land.

  32. No. 1 stress relief on a Monday filled with essay work. :)

    Voting for Shinee.

  33. It gives me great pain to do this…. but SHINee gets my vote. There's one pair of rainbow-terrible-gag-pants that I've seen video of Jonghyun and Onew wearing (that in itself is kinda creepy…) that just needs to BURN! If I ever see those pants I may ask to buy them (cause who can turn down money) not to get them out of the pants… heh heh heh (OK not really) but just to I CAN BURN THEM!

  34. I thought they were saying "life is over" instead of "nothings over" haha. Anyways I am going to have to vote for SHINee for worst pastelpantaphilia. I still LOVE SHINee though :)

  35. Shinee… :o I really didn't like it on them, I liked it on Infinite though XD

  36. I think the pastel pants work for both groups, except that you chose SHINee's NEON pants/wardrobe which is absolutely hideous :D Other than that Korean boys are the cutests things in pastel –> GD&TOP evidence: http://livekpop.com/wp-content/uploads/images/201… & http://www.theprophetblog.net/wp-content/uploads/… <3

    I have to say that this weeks Music Mondays is definetly in the MM hall of fame! :D I agree that the video is awesome and kind of retro + Infinite is definetly a rookie boy group to look out to.

    Thank you for making my mondays worth waiting for! 8)

  37. SHINee were the original pastel-pant-wearing boys (Juliette, and Replay dance vers) so I have to vote for Infinite for having the worst. My bias, I'll show you it. ^^

    I do think this was a really awesome video! I liked how different the style was to most kpop vids, in my opinion.

  38. Shinee?

    Infinite's rainbow color pants look nice, Shinee's choice of colors is just tacky.

    and btw it's not a good thing, right? the rainbow color pants phobia? why someone voted for Shinee because s/he thinks they are talented?

  39. My vote goes to Infinite…. Possibly because they don't look as good in Pastel Rainbow pants as SHINee…

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