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Infinite – The Chaser: Kpop Music Monday

January 8, 2013

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Shout it out, Inspirits. Shout out the word, “JUSTICE!” “FINALLY!” “GOOD DOES EXIST IN THE WORLD!” Everyone, Justice has finally been served, and Infinite’s “The Chaser” is finally being reviewed for a Kpop Music Monday. It won our EYKAs for the Best Potential Kpop Music Monday, and now we’re finally going to talk about it. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out in all of its near-perfection here:

Side note – contrary to some people’s beliefs, we DO actually check the comments on the KpopCharts. We can’t keep up with all of them, because there are thousands per page, sometimes. We checked the page for Infinite’s “The Chaser” because we wanted to see what you guise thought about the video, what parts you liked. HOLY CRAP WERE YOU PEOPLE GRUMPY AT US! I scrolled for ten minutes and found big long anger posts about why we reviewed ____ over ____. Back then we didn’t have the countdown timer for the KpopCharts, but now we do. Hopefully we won’t get that many grumpy grumbles in the future. Grumpy Grumbles is a real word. They’re round puff balls, fuzzy and faded blue, with brown smudges throughout. Visualize that. NO IT DOESN’T LOOK THAT CUTE!

Ok, back to the song and video itself: I think people get the impression that we, for some odd reason, don’t like Infinite. We weren’t sold on Paradise, and so that suggested to some people that we’re Infinite haters. How ludicrous! We’re big Infinite fans! Just…Paradise wasn’t our cup of tea. But The Chaser reaffirms our love for Infinite. What a solid song! It’s musically coherent (which is a quality that some Kpop songs don’t have), and the chorus has a shoutalongability. Not singalongability. I’m not sure what they’re singing, but I want to shout out some words to match what I think they’re trying to say. The trumpets really add to the effect as well. Trumpets + long drawn out bellowed notes = awesome chorus.

As for the video, I don’t think any one of you can give us an explanation to save the absurdity of the whole thing. It’s got a car that flips in the air nearly 40 times, dudes on a scooter breaking an endless stream of fluorescent lights, a dude climbing a ladder, someone getting lost in a mirror room, another person just standing in a room as the camera pans around him while he looks confused. We’re all confused. And I won’t accept any of your symbolism-laden explanations. Symbolism + coherent plot = great. Symbolism without plot just sucks. DON’T EVER FORGET THAT!

Not that this video sucks. The dancing is AWESOME! Infinite are great dancers, and we’d rather watch the dance version of this video over the random version of the video. No, that’s a lie. The faces Myungsoo makes while flipping in the car are hilarious. BUT I DON’T WANT TO LAUGH AT A MUSIC VIDEO. I want to watch it and be like “yeah man: that’s dope.” We’re very easily amused, though, and find humor in almost everything. It’s rare for us to find videos that don’t make us laugh in some small way.

Another side note: we can’t tell you how happy we are to see that our blue screen works. HOLY MONKEY BALLS! We’re excited beyond belief. This is the first time that we tried it out, and – yes – it’s totally completely cheesy, but WE LOVE CHEESY! In fact, this seems like the perfect amount of cheeses. Can you imagine all of the wonderful possibilities of what we can be doing in Kpop videos? Just…just stop for a second. Think of all of the people we can be dancing with. Hyuna – I know you read our blog, don’t lie. Question for you is this: do you think you’re gonna be Bubble Popping all by yourself now? Are you ready for the backup dancer you’ve been waiting for your whole life? Backup dancer? Scratch that: dance PARTNER. We’re gonna up the sexiness of Kpop to a whole new level.

Ok, we’ll stop squealing over our happiness for our blue screen. We’re still not that good with it, and it took us a while to figure out, which you’ll see in our bloopers below!

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  1. Hi…I am a certified INSPIRIT,after watching this video makes me upset but i kinda understand what are you doing there…I really admire how you two express your opinions in different kpop music videos..so i guess im not that mad anymore.. You guys are funny! :))

    4 years ago
  2. I am not Simon or Martina but I have to say thank you for your constructive criticism. I have noticed that many people have lamented the lack of actually talking about the music versus the takeover of the skits on Music Mondays and how it takes away from their full enjoyment. Sometimes I feel like they might have this pressure to do skits, but they really don’t have to force it all the time. For myself, I tend to really enjoy the chart and indie updates on the weekends mostly because they are simply talking about their general impressions of the music videos without a pressure to be funny or make skits. I think that when they actually -want- to make the video, the quality is far better.

    I wish that more people could be like this and give their criticism constructively then maybe we would be able to help them improve the quality of the videos.

    Once again thank you. I hope that if anyone else agrees with what you say they would thumbs up or respond and give their own constructive criticism.

    4 years ago
  3. This has been an ongoing discussion which was brought to a head recently since SNSD released Dancing Queen. Of course sampling does happen but then sometimes people get accused of plagiarising. Like GD’s Heartbreaker. Then there is the case of remakes and tributes. But I believe when that happens, the copyright holder should have been informed.

    http://seoulbeats.com/2013/01/counterpoint-making-a-case-for-remakes/
    http://seoulbeats.com/2013/01/sms-spectrum-one-remake-too-many/

    4 years ago
  4. As usual, awesoooome video ^______^ But eeer, after watching the bloopers… ARE YOU GUYS USING A SORT OF TELEPROMPTER ? o___o Since when ?

    4 years ago
    • I know that they have been using a ‘ Teleprompter’ for a while now. At least since they started scriptingn the Kpop music Mondays, I believe they use an app on their tablet. But I don’t know which app it is.

      4 years ago
      • Oooh ok, thank you :) I often wondered if they learn their texts by heart or no… Hahaha, I know now! ^^ But I didn’t know you can find app for tablet…

        4 years ago
  5. Simon looks great in a nice outfit and not a t-shirt. I may be noticing something that has been right under my nose before, but this outfit is very FRESH. Good job. Martina, I like your outfit too. Especially the HK glasses (worn before many times) but I still love them!

    4 years ago
  6. ahahahahahaha orange juice!!!!!!!!!!
    and wow their mv sounds weird…..i think i need to watch it now!!

    4 years ago
  7. “We got the orange juice” ehehehe I can’t see why you guys can’t make this fit in to the rest of the lyrics. It makes so much sense!! Or…wait…did they say orange?? Now I’m confused O.o Every one knows that pineapple juice is the shit, come on Infinite, get back in the game :P

    4 years ago
  8. Not sure if anyone else has mentioned this – I haven’t read all the comments – but Infinite’s “80s sound” comes from Sweetune composing most of their singles. Here’s an article on them: http://seoulbeats.com/2012/11/exploring-freelance-hit-makers-sweetune/ Some other 2012 Sweetune singles are Nine Muses “Ticket”, SPICA “Russian Roulette”, Boyfriend “Love Style” and KARA “Pandora”.

    Sweetune actually have two modes, their badass 80s mode and their phoned-in, not-bad-but-very-generic ballad mode. Most of Infinite’s album tracks as well as Sweetune’s’ Color of Kpop contribution sadly belong to this second category. >_> I guess it takes time to write the awesome 80s singles.

    4 years ago
    • You’re right, sorry – I should have said “most of the album tracks that Sweetune has written for Infinite” are ballads, not “most of Infinite’s album tracks” are Sweetune ballads.

      But even with your username, you gotta admit that Infinite’s singles are a lot better than their album tracks….

      Excited for Infinite H, btw! That album looks like it’s gonna be amazing.

      4 years ago
    • And here’s a page that lists everything Sweetune has ever composed (going back to 1995!): http://www50.atwiki.jp/kstkk/pages/19.html

      4 years ago
  9. hi guys! greak KMM as usual. it was really fun to see you guys use the blue screen for the first time!

    btw, i dunno if it’s just me but the quality of the videos was really crappy :( like, even the infinite mv… but other youtube clips seem to be working fine? i dunno… but you guys were all fuzzy!

    4 years ago
  10. nah

    Simon in at 3:23 you look and sound like Adam sandler from little Nicky

    4 years ago
  11. I was scrolling through the eatyourkimchi home page and there it was.. an ad for orange juice!!! I just about died XD

    4 years ago
  12. Oh my God! The editing is messing with my brain! So choppy! It is OKAY to have pauses between sentences! You don’t have to cut them out!! I know you’re trying to keep with the attention spans of the day but please SLOW DOWN! My brain!! My brain hurts so much!!!

    4 years ago
  13. I always thought that this mystery box looks suprisingly similar to Goa’uld artifacts and devices…
    what do you think?
    can be it the stargate universum? :)

    4 years ago
  14. How can the interns sit there so quietly, not making a peep. I would be sitting back there laughing at everything you guys do, lol. That’s probably why I don’t qualify as an intern. Aww.

    4 years ago
  15. buahaha You’ll never be able to convince me that they are saying “Orange Juice”
    but I loved the car flipping scene! The blue screen is awesome and who would have thought that L would have so much stuff inside his car!

    4 years ago
  16. The reason why Infinite has that distinct 80s synthpop sound that you guys mentioned is because they generally work with the same producers, Sweetune. Sweetune is made up of two guys, Han Jaeho and Kim Seungsoo, and they’ve produced all of Infinite’s singles, except for their debut song, which is why all the songs sound similar! They’ve also produced KARA’s “Mister,” among many other songs. http://seoulbeats.com/2012/11/exploring-freelance-hit-makers-sweetune/

    4 years ago
  17. “We’re all confused” ajajajajajaja

    4 years ago
  18. Hey fellow Nasties! We should all vote for Eatyourkimchi for the Best Youtube Star Shorty award! They really deserve it! http://shortyawards.com/category/youtubestar#/vote

    4 years ago
  19. Among Koreans, this song was noted for melody that clearly sounds like Korean folk song. 2012 hits like 2NE1’s “I love you”, Psy’s “Gangnam Style” were also noted for blending in traditional Korean music.

    4 years ago
  20. I’m so happy that I’m not the only one who thinks Infinite is totally trapped in the 80s… *cries tears of joy*

    p.s. Don’t give the FDA any ideas about banning Boba….they totally would and I would be utterly miserable.

    4 years ago
  21. Symbolism + no plot= sucks. >.> As a film student, I object wholeheartedly. Symbolism without plot is PURE symbolism, in its simplest form, which is worth the study. Though that’s not what this video aims at- it aims for visual spectacle to match the awesomeness of the song. Not every video has plot, and just because they don’t doesn’t mean they suck.

    4 years ago
    • I see where you’re coming from, but this is a MUSIC video. When a song has a video that’s so far different from the song, it sort of pulls you out of the song and becomes like a soundtrack to the art (or mess, depending on the MV) you’re watching rather than the main attraction. I think music videos are meant to enhance the songs, not make them obscure. By itself, the video may be artsy, as an MV, it’s just sort of comical and confusing.

      4 years ago
      • Very good point- and I feel that the way Kpop MVs are often produced is to aim at exactly that- to be watched (to hold the viewers with visual spectacle), rather than create meaningful stories that enhance/ create more meaning to the song (like the early days of BigBang! For me that’s what got me into Kpop actually). I get your point- but instead of trying to interpret it, and think about what’s going on in the video, perhaps try just watching it for pure visual. I hope this can help people appreciate the visual quality of the MVs that are produced- but true enough, the ones that actually do aim for plot are very amusingly deconstructed by Simon and Martina and those I agree with you- they’re comical and confusing and (I can imagine for those who really value that aspect in MVs) very frustrating.

        4 years ago
  22. I had a very hard time containing my giggles at “NOO not the special sock!”
    You guise are so nasty! <3

    4 years ago
  23. Hahaha I like Be Mine better too!!!

    4 years ago
  24. OH, I forgot to vote… Infinite! And I love this vid, this group, etc…. but Be Mine will always be one of my favorite kpop songs… ever. I can kind of sing most of the song too which is not easy to learn!

    4 years ago
  25. I just thought I’d mention this, because I’m extremely Sungjong biased, but that scene with the feather was beautiful. Especially since Simon came in with a very brutal voice. I was rolling on my bed just from that!!

    4 years ago
  26. Do I see a new person in that room with your intern??? :D

    4 years ago
  27. This was the best potential Kpop Music Monday Evah….until next year when it finally has competition. This was a really fun concept S&M!

    4 years ago
    • Also just realized your abbreviation is oh so nasty…you were both born to be nasty S&M.

      4 years ago
  28. You guys posted the dance version XD !

    4 years ago
  29. Omg I’m so surprised that they have Quickly in Korea! That’s my favorite bubble tea place to go to whenever I hang out with my friends. Always gotta get the strawberry milk tea with lychee jelly.
    I’m gonna vote for Infinite!

    4 years ago
  30. Now most of those activities in a rolling car aren’t that bad. But what you never ever should do is drink coffee like that. Causes severe eyebrow cramps!

    Oh, and I vote for 2NE1 because I am sooooo YG biased.

    4 years ago
  31. For the “We got the orange juice” part, I thought I heard “We got the only chance”…honestly

    4 years ago
  32. THE BLUE SCREEN IS AWESOME! I love this KMM, so much new stuff :D. Still, I hope you guys keep making skits, since those are so darn hilarious.

    4 years ago
  33. We are 11 hours behind.

    4 years ago
  34. Wow thanks guise!! This review for sure made it up for us not being able to get it voted in for a review back when it came out^^

    This made me laugh a lot, hahah specially when Simon was talking about the weird scenes on the video and then: “Oh you were talking about this one” and the WROOOOOOAAAARGHHHH over Myungsoo inside the car OMG, This has made my life 896784587 times better. I wish GIFs could have sound and it would just be the MOST PERFECT REACTION GIF IN THE HISTORY OF EVER:
    I have school tomorrow: WROOOOOOAAAARGHHHH
    I gained so much weight: WROOOOOOAAAARGHHHH
    My mom wants me to clean the house: WROOOOOOAAAARGHHHH

    And a long etcetera.
    Also YAY BLUE SCREEN!! Cheese to the max!! Can’t wait to see how you guise will use it in the future!!
    To finish, I don’t think I have anything to add to the review, you pretty much covered everything :D Cool!

    4 years ago
  35. i see you can use the blue screen now :P

    4 years ago
  36. INFINITE!!

    4 years ago
  37. FINALLY!!! :D I agree with Simon, this was definitely my favorite infinite song :) I still can’t stop listening to it!! Also, I really LOVE how you guys call L Myungsoo heehee :) <3

    4 years ago
    • That’s cuz L wasn’t in the video. It was Myungsoo in L-cosplay XDDDD
      He lied when he said there wouldn’t be anymore L-cosplay ;D

      4 years ago
  38. I’m not an Infinite fan but this song’s alright(they have nice vocals). Their choreography is cool! (just a few moments ago, as I was watching the video thought about how much work they must’ve put in it… and kpop artists in general. they’re just awesome!) The song isn’t that addicting though… for me…

    Nice job guise! :)

    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    4 years ago
  39. Oho, that was the best blooper reel so far!

    4 years ago
  40. Looks like Simon and Martina learned how to use their blue screen!

    4 years ago
  41. I totally agree with their specific style in music…when I first heard their songs I had this flash about my childhood…this is one of the things I like that they have incorporate this style in most of their songs.

    4 years ago
  42. Keep voting! :) We can hold that spot one more week. ^_^

    4 years ago
    • Yes I will!
      It has been so long since we had a review of a SNSD song!
      Fighting!

      4 years ago
  43. OH MY. YES, PLEASE, RUIN MUSIC VIDEOS BY APPEARING IN THEM! (No, it’s not ruining them… It will making the MVs more perfect than they already are)

    BTW, I wonder what those two people behind you are doing…

    4 years ago
  44. yes yes yes! i have been anticipating this Music Monday since May~

    In my opinion the chaser was my favorite song in K-pop in 2012. Everything is just so… perfect about it. (for me anyway)

    ESPECIALLY the choreography. I personally believe it was the best choreographed song of 2012. The dance itself may not be as impressive or technical as SHINee’s Sherlock but a lot of the dance moves completely fit the lyrics of this song and the kick during the modulation of the chorus about 2/3 into the song was what really put this dance over the top for me….

    I dunno… I guess I have a lot of the Chaser feels. hehehe. This song made an Inspirit of me.

    4 years ago
  45. Apparently there’s a $300 fine for having kinder eggs in the U.S. I heard that on the radio about a day after my sister came back from Italy with kinder eggs…. O.o

    4 years ago
    • Huh, well I just saw a news article from this year about people being arrested for trying to smuggle them in from Canada, so now I’m just confused. Maybe all the German delis I’ve been in are running a not-very-underground black market for them?

      4 years ago
      • I’m positive it’s the kind with a toy inside. That’s my favorite part!

        4 years ago
    • Is this just a rumor? I can buy them here in Texas. I’ve only seen them in German delis, but they definitely sell them. I personally have enjoyed many a Kinder egg.

      4 years ago
  46. That killed me! If I’m not mistaken, I think Woohyun is actually friends with Key so that made it Infinite-ly funnier (you see what I did there? ISN’T IT PUNNY?)

    4 years ago
    • yes Woohyun and Key are friends (same age friends). they are really close and go to each others’ concerts/events/musicals to show support for one another. if you watch music shows and other variety shows when they are both on they will most likely find each other on stage or sit together if possible.

      4 years ago
      • Okay good I got it right! I remember they mentioned it on one of their Weekly Idol episodes, so I went rewatched them to check.
        They sound like they’re really close. I can only dream of seeing an Infinite or Shinee concert though :(

        4 years ago
        • I want to see a special stage with Infinite and SHINee covering one another’s songs…my two favourite groups for their amazing dances and choreo…

          4 years ago
  47. The only time I can use my VPN in China is 4am, so here it is 4am in Nanjing, China and I’m loading Kpop music monday (slowly but surely).

    4 years ago
  48. The Chaser comes after their song Shot… coincidence? I think not.

    4 years ago
  49. Holy orange juice!! I can’t express how happy I am that you guise reviewed this! I was sooo confused when I first saw this mv but now it all makes sense. Best explanation ever.
    This video has a special place in my heart, not only because it got me into Infinite, but also into k-pop as well. And even though it confused the hell out of me, I still loved it :)
    Since this is a very special video for me, I’m so happy that you guise made an awesome review for it. Without you guise, I never would have known of Infinite’s love for orange juice ;D But I do find something strange. In the review, and even the bloopers and blog post, there’s not one mention of Hoya’s exhaltation of dirt. Seriously, at 2:17 it sounds like he’s saying “holy dirt”. What’s up with that?
    And as for the showdown, I vote Infinite. I love 2NE1 and Go Away, but The Chaser had the better murder. In Go Away it was a symbolic murder, but SungGyu (the Snuggly One) actually killed Myungsoo O.o Anyways, great videos and you guise are amazing. Don’t let grumpy grumblies bother you. They’re just angry cuz they’re not Nasty enough to appreciate your genius (or is it geniuses? I don’t know…)
    This turned out to be a long post, and it doesn’t even have a shred of continuity…. oh well. You guise understand me, right? Right? No? Me sad…. :'(

    4 years ago
    • I was sad at the death. I mean, goodness, that must not have been a pretty sight when he finally landed and got discovered.What a loss of superior flower boy genes. How could you Sungkyu ;~:.

      Seriously though, that was kind of a cruel way to go. The slow mo was a bad idea because it just accentuated L’s expressions and made it laughable xD. It was fine when it was going in real time, but the slow mo…why.

      4 years ago
      • Don’t worry, L is too handsome to die (In some alternate universe this statement makes sense). And I’m pretty sure they made it in rippito fippito sipi slow motion so all the fangirls and fanboys could ogle him. Or maybe they just enjoy seeing the pain and fear that accompanies death so they slowed it down? It’s a mystery alright…

        4 years ago
  50. This is what I was told they are supposedly saying in the intro of the actual MV (not the dance version)

    “I N F I N T E I N S P I R I T Infinite.”
    “ooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!­!”
    “We got the only chance~ yeah~ we’ll Infinitize it.”
    “Get.Ready.Set.Go!”
    “Back on the game so set your eye”
    (“I got you in my head so, can’t you take the chance?”)
    “We’ll take your hand, don’t let it go”
    (“don’t let it, don’t let it, don’t let it, don’t let it”)
    “Infinite”

    I love this song but Infinite deserves less than a 5 out of 5 if you include the intro.

    I can only hear “We got the orange juice” now though. Simon and Martina, you have ruined me :)

    4 years ago
    • Not sure about the “we got the only chance” bit but the “ooooh” was definitely Woohyun and “INFINITE INSPIRIT infinite” was Dongwoo

      4 years ago
      • I’m also pretty sure “Back on the game so set your eye” and “We’ll take your hand, don’t let it go” was Sunggyu

        4 years ago
    • LOL I didn’t notice the orange juice thing but now it is all I hear as well. xD

      4 years ago
    • Sorry it was a typo. I’ll fix it. thx

      4 years ago
      • No prob, but i agree, thanks to S&M I can only hear the orange juice ;D

        4 years ago
  51. oh the tolerant Spudgy! I love his dances.
    I vote infinite.

    4 years ago
  52. I apologize in advanced if this comment makes you feel… uncomfortable (which I’m not trying to do at all!!), but around the time this MV came out, I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety and depression. I had dropped out of school, and had curled up in a ball and hid away from the world just because… of reasons (you know). I really hate it when people say things like “kpop saved my life,” because that’s… really kind of weird to me (seriously? if you really were going to do that much harm to yourself, just one thing isn’t going to save you. there was probably more going on that helped… just my opinion), but this song and mv really helped me hold on (it didn’t “save my life,” but it really did help… I am so sorry that I cannot think of any better way of saying that). Infinite became my all time favorite group because of this song even. (this song is also my top played song on my iTunes… yeah).
    Today, I started school again. This was probably the most difficult thing I have tried to do in a long time, but I toughed it out, and even though it was really hard (and I tried my best to make it through… you have no idea how difficult this morning was for me /awkward), I did it! Knowing that you guys were going to upload this today (and I knew that I was going to eat yummy mexican food at a place called Durangos, which I’m sure you never heard of.. just trust me when I say it’s yummy) kind of helped me make it through today.
    No, I’m not totally okay (and I’m not if I ever will be), but I just wanted to thank you guys for just being awesome and doing silly things like this. I don’t think you have any idea what kind of impact you have on people, but this really really was what I needed today. In a weird way, I am glad that you didn’t review this until now. So really, truly (from the bottom of my weeping, overly-sappy heart), thank you. It was perfect. (:

    4 years ago
    • oh my goodness, Tablo’s “Fever’s End” is a piece of artwork. I’m glad you have found healing through music. Thank you for sharing your story. It is a comfort! And I will be doing my best. Every day is a battle, but it can surely be done. Thank you. ^^

      4 years ago
    • I’ve had depression since middle school I’d say. (The earliest I remember was maybe 7th grade and I’m in 11th grade now) and I found out about K-Pop through K-dramas when a friend of mine said that I just HAD to watch this drama. (I was already into Japanese manga/anime and dramas, so I figured why not?) I one day stumbled across this blog called Eat Your Kimchi reviewing a SHINee song. Simon and Martina are to me entertainment, information and escape. I, like you, dropped out of school and have since hid inside myself with K-Pop and EYK as the only thing, currently, that keeps me happy. It is, in a way, like a drug and has been one of the few things that makes me smile. (My dog and cats are the other things, because if you don’t smile when your cat is rolling around on the ground and playing with it’s tail, something far worse is wrong with you.) I won’t say SHINee is my all time favorite group, but just like country music (I live in the south in the United States), they hold a special place in my heart as does “FANTASTIC ELASTIC” as Ring Ding Dong was the first SHINee song I ever heard and after watching Hello Baby! Kim Jonghyun will forever be my favorite vocalist. I guess what I wanted to say was Thank You for putting this up and thank you to everyone else who replied to this because it doesn’t just help neffy, here, it helps people like me too, who, at the moment, never wants to step back inside of an American high school in their entire life.
      I especially want to thank Eat Your Kimchi’s Simon and Martina for making these amazing videos, but especially for deciding to stay in South Korea. A while back when I read in a few of your blog posts and such that you wanted to go all around the world, it felt like I had been stabbed in the heart OTL because you two (with Spudgy and Meemers!) are really the only things that have let me properly smile since about two years ago. You, EYK, along with crazy antics of K-Pop Idols and K-Dramas, have been my “salvation”. Not in a “K-Pop saved my life” kind of way, (because I can barely pinch myself on the arm let alone attempt suicide) but in a “you always make me smile” kind of way. I really hope you continue making videos the way you want to make them and that you’ll be smiling too.
      Thank you Simon and Martina (and neffy!) for making my life a little brighter. I hope one day I’ll be at a point in my life where you’ll be interviewing me (because I want to be an actress/ script writer/ director primarily in South Korea because of the way film and television is created and marketed/produced in Korea is so different than American media that I really want to be a part of it) and I can laugh with you instead of at you from behind a computer screen. So, thank you, really, with everything I have. It’s truly nasty! XD

      4 years ago
      • …Can I just give you a big hug? Because this is, by far, one of the wonderful things I have read in recent memory. I am so happy you shared this, and I am so happy that you have found refuge in a world similar to my own. Even though we are hundreds of miles apart (I live in the Southwest), and out stories are exactly alike, it is just so… fantastic that there is someone out there who feels similarly to myself.
        And please please please hold on to your dream! Keep it near and dear and fight for it! You can do anything if you work for it, and I am more than certain that you can do it. My dream is to publish books and help people who have gone through struggles similar to my own. We can do it, okay? Hope Hwaiting~ ^^ /hugs

        4 years ago
    • yes! thank you for saying the things that I cannot (oh.. I am so poor with words. I am amazed people can actually understand what I’m trying to say). If I was on tumblr, I would have just had to put a big sign under your comment saying “THIS” or “^^^^”~
      Thank you so very much. (:

      4 years ago
    • I LOVE DURANGOS!!!!!! I liek the seasoned chips and fresh salsa, and their adobada is just pina[pley meaty goodness! The durangos i know is in Brea Ca , i go there all the time!

      4 years ago
      • Durangos and place like it (Cafe Rio, Costa Vida, etc) are all over here! They are the best. (:

        4 years ago
    • I seriously love Durangos so much but this is so inspirational as cheesey as that sounds, it’s really neat to hear cool things like this from rational people.

      4 years ago
      • I find it so strange that my post turned out to be inspirational… when I mostly just wanted to express my gratitude to S&M for reviewing my favorite MV/song/group (fdhjshfjdsahfjkdlahjk), but I felt like my gratitude wouldn’t be as sincere if I didn’t tell my story along with it. I’m really glad that you appreciate it~ really really thank you.

        4 years ago
    • Heya,

      Please don’t apologize for writing this comment. Thank you, really, for sharing this with us. I’m sorry that you went through what you went through, but I’m glad that we could help out in some small way. And reading stuff like this, especially after reading a shitty Tumblr post or two about how someone hates us, really makes us feel like what we’re doing isn’t terrible.

      Thank you :D

      4 years ago
      • I am feeling the need for a group hug… sooo :::stretches arms around anyone who needs a hug right now and even those who don’t:::: you are all awesome, wonderful, people. Never forget that! You fabulous video posters and exceptional forum posters you! this is why I love EYK. :o)

        4 years ago
      • You guys are really really awesome. And I’m not just saying that because I’m on your blog or I stalk you over FB (oops, did I just say that XD), I really love you guys’ and your videos. Even when you’re “trashing” a song or video that I like a lot (like The Boys, for example), I can’t be mad or grumpy about it (Hell, I can’t wait for to trash I Got a Boy and that’s one of my fave SNSD songs ^^;;). You guys are really passionate about South Korean and to me, it shines in your videos. I even give songs a chance that I never would have before because the group made me cringe in a previous video or I generally just don’t like their music (Yoseob’s Caffein is a beautiful example of this; I really do not like B2ST but that damn song…). The point I’m making is I don’t know you guys personally, but from the feel and presentation of your videos, it honestly feels like you guys are two of my odd friends that love K-Pop and I chat with about it. Sometimes, all day. I has ze bad days too and your videos are too much fun for me to stay grumpy. Especially when y’all do something nasty!! OOH!!! YOU SO NASTEHHHH!!!!

        4 years ago
      • Both of you brighten the lives of SO many people out there. I’m sure neffy isn’t the only person with this story. Comedy and music are two things that go together so well, and the fact you guys create such wonderful videos is amazing. Whenever I’m having a horrible day, just watching ANY of your videos can make me really happy. There is something about your videos that just make me so, so happy.

        I do not understand how anyone in this world can hate you both. I don’t understand. What you guys do is amazing and so inspirational. Your type of humor is sorely lacking in this world: something so lighthearted, warm, and silly. I’m pretty sure you are one of the few YouTubers who make videos like such.

        Thank you so much for your hard work.

        4 years ago
      • But you aren’t terrible! I consider myself to be a rather serious person, and I typically don’t like comedy things, but there is something about the two of you that just put a smile on my face. I wish people could lighten up a little over things like this (which is probably where most of the hate comes from; they’re angry that you poke fun at the things they like). Just remember that what you’re doing is a good thing! And it at least has helped me (I am sure there are hundreds, if not thousands of fans out there who agree that your videos can brighten their day as well)! So don’t ever stop! (:

        4 years ago
    • Depression is tough but there is only one way to go once you really hit the bottom of the depression black hole and that is up, and the road to recovery can be long and hard and differs for everyone…some people will always have to battle it (such as myself) but treasure the good and bad days…it is what makes you human and more empathetic to others. Honestly, one day you will be bale to recognize someone battling depression and be able to lend a helping/supporting hand, this will truly make a difference. The healing power of understanding another is phenomenal and will also help you to accept your healing process. Best of luck and keep fighting!

      4 years ago
      • Neffy I just wanted to send you a big hug. You’re really brave and lots of things can help ease depression, music being one of them, so what you said makes complete sense. I’m sure things will get better for you, even if it takes a while you’ll get there x

        4 years ago
    • Hwating! You may just be one person in this big world but you could mean the whole world to one person…you never know. Be happy :)

      4 years ago
      • I try my best every day to be happy. Thank you! Hwaiting!

        4 years ago
    • Wow what a awesome and honest comment! I found kpop to be like a medicin for me. I ve been living in Sweden for 2 years now and I am originally from Brazil. Every single song that I used to hear before just make me sad, depressed and homesick, it starts to make me wonder about my life and problems… People sometimes dont understand why a 27 years old woman would listen these kind of songs. For me is a healing process that kpop makes me go through, I wish those artists really had the knowledge of how much important they are and how much important it is what they do. I found myself being so ridiculously happy ( i wish i had a better word than this one) listening to it. And I dont care about what people think, my story is not even near to yours, but I totally get what u mean. Also would like to thank Simon and Martina for being such honest and amazing characters to kpop world. To everyone else who are at the same boat.. thanks for sharing your story ;)

      4 years ago
      • Never ever be sorry for your taste in music! Music is such a powerful thing I think… it can both heal and harm, and I think k-pop is a genre that can heal. It’s amazing how many people there are that it has affected so positively. We live such different lives, and yet there is that one thing that keeps us all connected.
        Also, be proud to be 27 and a kpop fan! You are an example to younger fans that it’s okay to grow up and still hold onto the music they love. 27 is still very young even! I am 21 and I have always considered myself to be an old fan. It’s actually a comfort to hear of someone who is a bit older than me and still likes it. (:

        4 years ago
      • Don’t feel silly being a 27 year old person listening to Kpop…because I am exactly the same and I find it healing as well (a 27 year old women but in the states) . Infinite is actually the group that got me into Kpop during a very tough period in my life were I just gotten laid off two days after moving into a studio to be closer to said job and very confused what I wanted in a career. It had this wonderful vibrancy that made the world not seem so bleak.

        4 years ago
    • Neffy, music has always been a big help for me too. I suffer from clinical depression. Unfortunately, it seems that it is a genetic trait as my father also suffered with depression and committed suicide a few years back. It’s fab that you can talk about it so openly and I hope you use that to your advantage and seek support and/or treatment. I find that talking therapy works for me. I don’t like the way medication makes me feel. But each person is different. My sister responds very well to the medication. (Yes, another member of my family with depression!) I only found out recently that my sister also suffered. If only we talked about our feelings a little more.

      Wish you the very best on your road to recovery.

      4 years ago
      • Thank you for your kind words! I’m not the only one in my family who has depression and anxiety, so they can at least understand. Thank you. And I wish you all the best. ♥

        4 years ago
    • Wow! Thank you for sharing, I love that people are comfortable enough to post things like this here because Nasties are some of the coolest and most understanding people I’ve virtually met.
      I’m glad that Infinite was there for you and I’m happy you’re making progress too^^
      Now we have the Infinite H single to look forward to this week as well!
      I have a feeling 2013 is going to be a fantastic year :D

      4 years ago
    • Hey, Hugs~ OOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooo x Infinite. We all have our ups and downs, and you’re not the only one. Life can be so hard sometimes, but you are so strong to face this day and challenge yourself! Love yourself, be kind to yourself, and try to smile/ laugh at least once everyday. Simon and Martina definitely help with that~

      4 years ago
    • Music was a big help getting me through loads of rough times. I suffer from PTSS… lets just say, a lot has happened to me in my 38 years of life, and a rather large chunk of it was not good. Sometimes though.. it WAS only music that got me through the day. I’m glad its helping you get through your challenges. I know it might sounds odd, considering I don’t know you personally, but I’m proud of you for working your way through this. I’m proud of you for going back to school. Know that you have people out there who are cheering you on and sending you much love and blessings.

      4 years ago
  53. So now that the winner of Best Potential KMM is no longer a potential KMM, does that mean that the best potential KMM of 2012 was Nu’est’s Face? :3

    4 years ago
  54. Blue screen = DAEBAK!!
    “my collection of poisonous snakes…!” LOL!!!

    4 years ago
  55. DEAD at that GIF! My body is also ready for future blue screen hilarity.

    4 years ago
  56. Aaahhhahaha! You guise KEEEEL me! “I’m like a handsome moth! Can’t…escape…pretty..lights” Baaahahahahahaha *dies laughing* I’m not even done yet. At work, gotta pause and regain control. Ahahaha. *wipes tears*

    4 years ago
  57. ohmygod, if you review i got a gir… boy… >_> then please talk about the horrible-horrible sound at 1:18 in the MV x_x it kills me everytime and my mom said it sounded like someone was having a hard time in the toilet >.<

    4 years ago
  58. the whiny sound is actually a traditional korean instrument…just don’t ask me what it’s called. It’s that violin-kinda instrument with only one string that you play with a bow…
    picture: http://english.chosun.com/site/data/img_dir/2010/03/19/2010031900291_0.jpg

    4 years ago
  59. Even the director of this music video wouldn’t be able to give us a plot XD And I agree, seeing Myungsoo flailing around in a rotating car is hilarious. Can’t wait for next week, hoping SNSD’s I Got a Boy will win ^ ^

    4 years ago
  60. WE GOT THE ORANGE JUICE, best part of KMM today!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 years ago
  61. guise, just want to make sure, isn’t that different version video you shared? You shared the dance version not the story one, dunno if on purpose or not ;)

    4 years ago
  62. who is your second person? And you totally left me hanging on that third to last paragraph! WHAT WERE YOU GOING TO SAY!? Anyway, Happy New Year to you, and I hope your having a nice day!

    4 years ago
  63. 2NE1!!

    4 years ago
  64. . It’s rare for us to find videos that”

    -> isn’t the end of the sentence missing?

    4 years ago
  65. LOLOLOL ORANGE JUICE OMG
    dying here XD

    4 years ago
  66. I guffawed at Martina’s car bit. Yes, GUFFAWED. I’m pretty sure people at work side-eye me even more now. *blows random object out of noise*

    4 years ago
  67. Two new people oh! :)

    4 years ago
  68. ‘. It’s rare for us to find videos that’ isn’t there something missing?

    4 years ago
  69. oh my gyu~~ i love u guys.. i was one of those grumpy eyk addicts that literally went on strike on u guys for 2-3 weeks bcoz u did’t review infinite the chaser.. but now.. i’m happy.. on my way to gyu kingdom now.. skipping happily.. happy.. happy..

    4 years ago
  70. I was one of the Grumpy Grumblers. And I did keep grumbling about a countdown and I grumbled about crazy kpop fans (but I’m not sure you can do anything about them? Maybe? No? Oh Okay then!) Well the countdown is great and I’m happy to hear you have some new ideas for the chart system.

    Thanks for giving this the chance to be reviewed and reviewing it. It’s awesome!

    4 years ago
  71. I agree with you, dance and music are perfect, but the video is nonsense, nothing is consistent. I think the Infinite itself can not explain the history of MV. For me the video of them that makes sense is the Nothing’s over (except the part of the wall of toilet paper O.o), understand the k-idols and their clips is not an easy mission ^ _ ^

    4 years ago
  72. Yahoo!! Finally!! Well I hoped the music monday to be hyunA’s ice cream but this is still great! Love you guise!!

    4 years ago