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Lee Hi “Rose” – Kpop Music Mondays

April 2, 2013

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We’re talking about Lee Hi’s “Rose” for this week’s Kpop Music Monday. If you haven’t heard this yet, here it is. Why have you not heard this yet?!

You know, I think we sometimes have difficulty expressing what we want to say properly in our videos. We get passionate about an idea, talk about it to great length, and then realize that we might have not spent an even distribution of time on different points, and thus might give off the appearance of imbalance.

At the beginning of our video, we talked about how much we like the song, and about how much we’ve been listening to it, and how everyone we know is listening to it. It’s a great song, but we didn’t emphasize that enough. I’m thinking people might get the feeling that we’re complaining, when really we’re just trying to say that it’s a great song, but Lee Hi is better than the song itself. It’s not a reason to not like the song at all. We’ll still listen to it a lot. We just think that she’s so good she should be getting Skyfall-esque songs that blow you away. She’s too damn good to be timid, you know? Give us the boomshakalaka she deserves!

Also, we didn’t mention this in the video, but we do realize she is still quite young and still in training. So she very well may not be ready for the huge boomshakalaka songs that we want her to sing, but we know she’ll get there over time, and we’re super happy to watch her grow. Till then, YG, we’ll still love her songs!

Regarding the video, it really was beautiful to watch. Not only were the sets whimsical, the outfits and simple innocent rose look really matched Lee Hi and her age. It wasn’t our all time favourite video evar, but it was certainly better than some of the cliche music videos we saw over 2012. I think a video like this shows that you can work on a set (and in a box) and still create an atmosphere that doesn’t remind the viewer they actually are on a set. Maybe it’s because we see SOOOO many kpop music videos that we feel like if one director can do it right, why can’t others? And yes, we know that not all videos are suited to a serious video like this, but we’re just hoping to see a change in the settings and styles of kpop videos in 2013. As a rookie, we think that Lee Hi has already raised the standards for both rookie and mature groups alike.

Anyhow, hopefully you like the song as much as we do, make sure you pick it up either on iTunes or YesAsia. It’s good music! And, as always, we’ve got bloopers. There aren’t a lot today, but Martina’s over caffeination made up for it.

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  1. The moment I saw it’s Lee HI, I knew there’s going to be a flood of disappointment (darn, North Korean influence) in the comment section… Tbh I thought Young Saeng won on the Kpop charts… Turns out that he didn’t. Too bad, but you can never satisfy everyone and even the nastiest of Nasties don’t love every review.

    I totally agree with you about how the song is good and lacking in some way. And I like the usage of blue screen.

    Vote for “That XX”.

    3 years ago
  2. Mav

    Anyone know who was/were the composers and producers for this song?

    3 years ago
  3. as much as i love hayi the song and the video I would have preferred Young Saeng because his video has soo much to talk about is older but stayed in the top 3 until now and he is solo. but i understand hayi is a girl and you want to try reviewing more females.

    3 years ago
  4. that was exactly how I felt about 2NE1’s “I love you”!
    But here with Lee Hi, I think it kinda fits that the song stays low…

    3 years ago
  5. I’m not really a Lee Hi fan. She has a phenomenal voice, but she keeps looking like 7 year old child in her videos. And not a normal 7 year old child, but one of those creepy children who pop up in horror movies. She really needs to start having other people in her videos, as I’m fairly certain that other people would really cut down the killer child factor.

    I vote for That XX, as I love the song, the video hits the sweet spot between symbolic and engaging, and it doesn’t make me fear for my life.

    3 years ago
  6. Hey that was a really good review!!!

    And I say that probably because you said pretty much everything I said in my first comment about this MV HAH!!!
    http://www.eatyourkimchi.com/kpopcharts/lee-hi-rose/#comment-844891607 Great minds think alike? :p

    No really, I think you brought up some really good points. And in spite of what you said in the blog post, I think this review was really balanced. Pros and cons were discussed evenly. Martina’s channeling of Kelly Clarkson was superb, plus she looked gorgeous (that’s always a great bonus? xD)

    The Master Rose Crusher skit worked very well. By the second episode, I was mentally screaming at the screen, “JUST CRUSH THE GODDAMN ROSE ALREADY”

    This is why I don’t watch TV ._.

    3 years ago
  7. Maybe some clarity is needed for KMM? I mean, I don’t care, but apparently many fans seem to think it’s unfair somehow. It seems to me like you guys will almost always pick #1 unless you really hate it or there are too many boy bands perhaps. I also thought it would be Young Saeng since Lee Hi’s other video wasn’t that long ago. Again, I don’t care since I’m not really a fangirl, I just like K-pop in general but I think everyone is confused…

    3 years ago
  8. I definitely liked That XX better. Rose just didn’t grab me the way GD’s song did.

    3 years ago
  9. I really don’t understand why so many people are disappointed with the outcome of KMM this week. S&M give much better and much more creative reviews accompanied by awesome analysis of the video subject matter when they choose. There reviews are insightful and honest which is why I like them. To me some of you nasties need to understand that your favorite video is not going to be reviewed all of the time…which is much like life, you can’t always get what you want. I know the majority of us nasties are high school to college age females so you want to see all the young cute oppas reviewed, but for me cuteness does nothing (unless you are Onew, but that is for a different time and place). As a 3month old Nasty I’m starting to dread that the fan group is going to develop that “group think” mentality that many of the other Kpop fandoms have which is annoying. Let S&M have there creative freedom and don’t take things so personally.

    On another note: lee Hi has the best voice on the charts so..she got reviewed.

    3 years ago
  10. WHY U SO LEE HI BIASED!?!?!?!?!?!?

    3 years ago
  11. Loved the rose crusher skit…seriously dying of laughter over here. Also like you you just slipped in the bad lip-synching…nice KMM guise. :)

    3 years ago
  12. Great review guys! I lol’d at the master rose crusher cancellation. I seriously expected you to choose either Youngsaeng or Girl’s Day since you said you didn’t want to feature the same artist more than once a month (or something like it) but it’s Ok. Thank you for both KMM’s (Rose Milkshake edition?).

    3 years ago
  13. I like Lee Hi, but I was so looking forward to a review on Youngsaeng’s video. I appreciate having a new video to watch later though. Anyway, what’s done is done. I’ll just look forward to what could come next week.

    My vote goes to GD’s XX.

    3 years ago
  14. That XX :D :D
    I really do prefer a vid with a plot… although lee hi’s vid was so pretty :)

    3 years ago
  15. GD’s That xx without a doubt. I was not a GD fan, but that song was the one that finally sent me into fan territory. LOVE the song. It’s great. And the music video is a great addition to the song itself and gives it more meaning.

    3 years ago
  16. I prefer GD’s MV. Ugh, this is driving me crazy! I have annotations turned on and everything and they just don’t work.

    3 years ago
  17. my favorite TV shows always get cancelled….

    3 years ago
  18. Fellow nasties,
    There’s this huge trend that I’ve been noticing (most notably after the comment debacle after U-Kiss wasn’t reviewed a few weeks ago) that makes me so sad. And that’s the amount of comments expressing anything from disappointment to outright outrage about S&M’s choices/opinions (for KMM especially). The funky thing about ever calling pretty much anything they ever do “unfair” is that … Simon and Martina don’t owe us anything. They do so. much. work (really, it’s insane) to put stuff out there for us all week. We get to come away with so much (for free) when they do things we enjoy, and we never lose anything when they review another band for KMM or have a differing opinion on an MV. They simply can’t cover every song or share every opinion, and it makes me so sad when followers demand that impossibility of them and even go so far as to complain about it. I understand that it can be frustrating when you do invest a lot in voting every day, but I think it’s important to really remember that they read these comments and they are so far from deserving our expressed dissatisfaction after everything they do. We wouldn’t be nasties if we didn’t love them, and they wouldn’t be S&M without the choices and opinions they make and have. So please, support them when you enjoy something and maybe shake it off a little when things don’t go exactly as you’d hoped and hope for next round! Much love to all of you. And especially to S&M. Thank you for everything you do! You’re the highlights of my week :)

    3 years ago
    • The way I feel is do the people who complain lose anything by not getting reviewed? Do they not enjoy the song anymore because it wasn’t reviewed? I’m guessing that’s not the case. KMM should be viewed as a bonus not as a requirement and I think too many people are like “I want I want I want” without caring about the thought that goes into KMM and appreciating the video even if it’s not the one they wanted to see.

      3 years ago
  19. Its a shame that sooo many comments are about how people are disappointed in the choice. When you spend so much time working on something and you get back all this negative feedback, how are you supposed to feel? Respect the fact that they work so hard to bring this to us every week and get over it people!

    3 years ago
    • I agree that if people were rude or excessively angry, then that’s definitely over the line. However, I see nothing wrong with expressing disappointment in a polite way.

      I know Simon and Martina are putting in so much work, and I really respect them for it. I love what they put out for us. But they are a business. Even if they don’t earn anything from KMM (I don’t think so, at least…Correct me if I’m wrong?), constructive criticism is still something they should accept. Then they’ll know how to appeal to a wider audience and gain more viewers/subscribers. That isn’t necessarily negative feedback, keep in mind.

      3 years ago
      • you guys should put in their shoes…you guys are not being rude ,but still you guys keep on expressing your disappointment way too much….how many rants? (I think they already know you guys are upset about your fav artist not being reviewed) How do you think they are going to feel? I would feel bad if all my hard work is not being acknowledged.

        3 years ago
        • I wouldn’t consider my posts a rant. In fact, I have logic behind my disappointment. If S&M thought Lee Hi’s MV absolutely needed to be reviewed, they definitely could have done it next week. Lee Hi is popular enough to maintain first place on the charts for another week. On the other hand, YS’s MV is about to expire so we’ll have lost the chance to see that reviewed after three weeks of voting. That, added to the fact that S&M vetoed over YS’s first place (at least that’s what I’ve heard), is a little disappointing, I have to be honest.

          This does not mean I’m not acknowledging their hard work. I found this week’s KMM to be hilarious and love it. I have also made posts to praise its content several times. Their choice, though, was what I didn’t like so much.

          3 years ago
        • what you said sounds reasonable but some people are going over the line

          3 years ago
        • Hey there, thanks for acknowledging that the expression of disappointment hasn’t been rude, and I absolutely agree. :)

          I also believe that S&M have a better perspective of the realities of catering to their audience–meaning, I’m sure they know that anything they put out, there will be good and not-so-good feedback. It’s just the way life is, and what so many have voiced already: you cannot please everyone. Yet they still choose to keep doing it. I can only guess, but it could be because the fun of making videos outweighs the negative; or the positive reviews outweigh the negative. Now, whether or not they get negative or positive reviews, it’s also their choice whether to listen to it or not. Both choices have benefits and consequences.

          I guess my point is, people are free to express their disappointment (and they have!) in a respectful manner, and it’s part and parcel of this endeavor S&M are doing. Ultimately, I agree with the suggestion that maybe a sentence or two in the blog post on their thoughts about why they chose one video over others would help alleviate the disappointment. It looks to me there’s a lot of confusion on the system, hence a lot of comments saying their choice seems “unfair.” I hope S&M take these negative comments (sans the rude ones) as valuable feedback. However they choose to use the feedback is up to them.

          I have this mental image of S&M always holding their breath when they’re about to publish/make a video live. Do they have wild thoughts of what is the audience going to think? Will they hate us or the video? etc etc. :P

          3 years ago
        • people’s feedback is always important so I agree that people should voice their opinions but some people are saying that what they are doing is constructive criticism (Some people are actually been reasonable) some other people are complaining and saying that are giving constructive criticism when they aren’t. Yes, if I were them I would be like stressing out after uploading a video….I would be like are they gonna love it are they gonna hate it?

          3 years ago
      • Oh I agree that constructive criticism is always good, Its just like if you spend all this time working on something for others (esp on your own blog) and its like all your work goes to waste. This probably will help them with future choices but i guess I just feel like they are probably just as disappointed in these reactions as some the ppl were with the choice. :

        3 years ago
      • they actually do earn from kmm via ads, but putting that aside, I agree with you. I think it’s fine if people voice disappointment. It’s not like they’re be raging haters (which people should NOT be), they’re just politely showing their opinions.

        3 years ago
      • Good point, however, they do this because they love it; not to get famous or broaden their audience appeal. If something isn’t fun to them, why would they do it? I, personally loved this review, but to be honest, there are weeks I don’t catch every segment (particularly the KPop Chart Update), because none of the songs appeal to me. That is on *me*, as to whether I will invest my time viewing what they’ve produced. It’s not on *them* to find my particular favorites and dance to my demands (polite as they may be).

        3 years ago
        • Of course they do this because they love it, but part of it, however little, is also because this is their job. It’s great when your job is something you very much adore doing, but it’s a job nonetheless. If they didn’t care in the least about their popularity, they wouldn’t have the segment on liking their videos/subscribing to them/etc. at the end of every video. Apparently they earn money via KMM ads as well, which I wasn’t aware of.

          And I’m perfectly fine with that. If me liking them is helping them earn an income, I’m perfectly happy to do that. But I guess my point is that, even though they’re not required to “dance to my demands”, it would still be nice if they took my (and the general public’s) opinions into consideration, as professional bloggers.

          3 years ago
        • I know that Vloggers post videos about things they like….it’s not all about pleasing other people (but they do care about the audience though you can tell ) but some people here are saying pretty much that because we are your main source of income, you should review videos we like.

          3 years ago
        • yes I agree….Let’s wait and see how things are gonna be from this moment on. I’m pretty sure that they are gonna pay attention to every fandom. I hope that there are not gonna be more disappointed people with the next MV.

          3 years ago
        • That’s cool, too, I get it. I am just really glad that they have stayed true to themselves, first and foremost, bc that is why I have always been a fan. the day I think they are sell-outs is the day I will probably lose interest and move on.

          3 years ago
        • That is also a good point, I don’t want to be mistaken for, as another commenter very well said “crazy fan who thinks all we can do is praise them” I was more looking to the side of someone who works on things like this, esp on FB there was a lot of backlash. Likely M&S can use this constructively and not just take it to heart

          3 years ago
        • I can understand. Just like you said, this response must be as disappointing to them as their choice is disappointing to us. And I’m really annoyed at the people who are just outright rude (not even going to bother calling them Nasties ’cause they’re not). But yes, I do sincerely hope S&M can take this constructively for their future KMMs. (:

          3 years ago
        • I completely understand losing an awesome MV and song to a more popular artist. However, any sort of democracy only works when everyone participates & follows the rules, otherwise having the voting system would be a complete waste of time and effort. S&M set up the system so they could review the MV that’s in the #1 position at the designated KMM-selecting time, and each week they keep things fair by doing just that. Even if some artists have been reviewed more than others, it is best to stay as democratic as possible to keep everyone as happy as possible.

          I understand how upset everyone is, as my three favorite artists have collectively been reviewed twice, but I would say everyone is more upset with the voting system and not S&M. Yet think of how much more everyone would be upset if S&M just chose a video each week. Voting keeps things as fair as they can possibly be.

          S&M would lose way more of an audience if they just chose their favorite video each week, because they have told their audience over and over they only do KMM for the #1 video. I do think they will appreciate the feedback, but by deviating from the voting system they would lose their hard-earned credibility and therefore much of their audience’s respect.

          I think asking S&M to review the voting system would be the best thing to do, but really there is only so much improvement the system can undergo due to the key variable that operates it: fans. “Rose” was picked because it had the most fan votes in a specific amount of time, which understandable given Lee Hi’s fanbase. There really is no perfect solution, other than getting more votes & hoping a more popular artist doesn’t release anything.

          3 years ago
        • I’m sorry, I must correct something here. Maybe you may have missed it, but a few months ago, S&M implemented basically a veto system. They choose a video to review out of the TOP 3 videos. So, Yes S&M choose the video they want to review. For the most part they still review #1 but the last Lee Hi video was the first time they used the veto power. They chose her over (I think) Infinite. It looks like S&M once again used their veto power to choose Lee Hi over someone else that was in the #1 position (This is going off many of the comments that say HYS was actually in 1st place at the end of voting). I think this is what has disappointed so many people.

          3 years ago
        • Thank you for clarifying, I didn’t know that there was a veto system in place.
          I personally am not upset by this at all, but that seems to be why many people are. It’s understandable though.

          3 years ago
        • I agree, everyone has been very civil and reasonable in this debate. Makes me proud to be a Nasty :’3
          I wasn’t aware they chose the videos now; I haven’t been watching any videos much due to school work. Oh well, I guess the underdogs will just have to fight a little harder next time :(

          3 years ago
  20. YG family biased…

    3 years ago
    • this is kind of true but thinking about the fact that many viewers of Simon and Martina are YG biased so sure they’ll make many music mondays about yg artists. I’m sad too but we can’t help it can we?

      3 years ago
      • I think one of the main reasons for the change in the winner system is big bang (and GD) and their continues victories every week, so even if they like YG artists, i don’t think they are biased towards them

        3 years ago
        • I know. But now they start to review Lee Hi every time she’s in the top 3 which is basically the same. I know they don’t want it to be only boy bands but I think they made it clear a few times that most of the artist they like a lot are under yg. We can’t blame them for their decision we can only say that we are sad.

          3 years ago
      • Er… actually if there are going for views they would choose the highest votes = biggest fanclubs = highest views = most money generated. Thats common sense

        3 years ago
        • I think they always please the majority of fan clubs….it’s just that they didn’t this time (and probably the other time they reviewed Lee hi “it’s over).but for the most part they review mv’s that people want….. Of course they take into consideration their audience. They even do fanmail at most convenient time for the nasties….

          3 years ago
        • Not exactly. EYK doesn’t represent all of YT.
          There are tons of videos w/ tons of views but don’t do very much of anything on here.

          I’m pretty sure it’s a majority of teenage girls here that represent EYK’s fanbase.

          3 years ago
        • Hmm? My views were not referring to youtube views but eyk page viewsand eyk video views :)

          3 years ago
      • Then, they should make yg music mondays and not “kpop music monday”. It’s clear that if they plan to do something related to kpop music (or other music genre), they won’t please everyone, especially when they have their own preferences. But at least, try not to be so biased. But yeah, it’s their show and at the end of the day they get what they want: people watching them.

        I’m not a TripleS, and to be honest, I don’t even know which videos were competing, I’m just saying what I’ve seen in their reviews and I think the choice of this video over the others is just a prove that what I think is not wrong.

        I like them because I like Simon and Martina as a couple and I like how they interact with each other and talk about music in a funny way. But yeah, their music taste differs from mine.

        3 years ago
  21. I love artsy fartsy Spudgy! Also, I vote for GD’s That XX.

    3 years ago
  22. I do want them to review Young Saeng too (and he really deserved it since he top the chart), but I think it’s better when S&M choose the song the WANTED to review themselves. I’m happy if they were happy to review it. At the very least, it is one of the famous 3 MVs among voters.

    3 years ago
    • Yup! Generally I’d say that I’m supportive if they are happy with what they chose to review, but for some reason (it could be just because I was kinda disappointed) it felt like they weren’t really overly joyed for this KMM in the first place. Oh well, guess we’ll never really know. Still appreciate what S&M do!

      I think it’s ok to be disappointed, so long as we’re not extremist jerks about it ^__^

      3 years ago
  23. That was a nice treat for me before getting back to work :) thanks guys!!

    3 years ago
  24. I kept expecting this to be another April Fool’s joke…

    3 years ago
  25. Wish they’d just have stuck w/ the April Fools review…

    OK maybe not, but still very unhappy that a BRAND NEW video by and artist that has been reviewed EVERY TIME gets picked over two expiring videos.

    3 years ago
  26. It’s too short 6:35 minutes is not enough!!

    3 years ago
  27. I think what you guys were saying about the music is that the sound did not pick itself up… like a verse with a strong beat. At least that was what I was kind of expecting when I first heard the teaser. I mean that is what Teddy usually does with his works with 2NE1 and Park Bom. I’m not sure why Teddy did not do that here in this song. But I still like it. :)

    3 years ago
  28. I was hoping so much that youngsaeng isn’t reviewed :(
    I love Lee Hi, I really do, but I don’t want her mvs to be the ones that are always reviewed like it it with big bang for example. (Why do I always vote for the things that don’t get reviewed? It’s frustrating enough to be a nu’est fan on here) . I’m gonna vote for Youngsaeng till the video drops, but I guess other new songs will come out and youngsaengs mv won’t have a chance again.
    I still love you guys but it annoys me a bit that she seems to become another standard music mondays person.

    3 years ago
  29. Isn’t anyone else really tired of the “I say/said” in YG songs? Just saying. I really liked the review though~ Thanks ^^

    3 years ago
  30. Well, looks like I’m done reading the comment section for this video. Maybe next week we’ll disappoint less people!

    3 years ago
    • Nic

      The only way to please everyone is to review every single video and only ever say good things about every single one!!! Obviously not doable.

      I really liked this one. Not disappointed at all. Loved the rose crusher skit. You are making good use of those wigs.

      3 years ago
    • Well now I feel bad for saying my opinion. Thanks :(

      3 years ago
    • Note that the disappointment is about the MV you chose not about the KMM itself. The review was really good and I think most of us nasties liked the KMM for what it is, but some of us were expecting you to chose a different MV. As I said (ooh ooh ooh) before, Great Review guys!

      3 years ago
    • nooo i love this kmm i think it was hilarious it is your choice and i respect tha.t i loved all of the mv in top 3 so i didnt mind it was lee hi at all. because i would sit and watch everything you guys made. seriosly. kmm are the only reason i want monday to come. so dont be sad i feel sad when you feel sad :(

      3 years ago
    • NOOOO! don’t listen to them! idk about others, but i follow you guys for you. guys. if i wanted just a constant “top whatever” countdown that ensures my faves are raved about, i’ll sit through some gobbledy-gook other site. i like seeing what insight you have on stuff!

      3 years ago
    • Leo

      I hope you don’t feel bad about all the disappointed comments. :/
      I hoped for Young Saeng’s video to get reviewed too but I’m not mad at you for choosing Lee Hi’s song because that’s what your veto is for, right ?! :)
      As long as you have fun filming a KMM I don’t really care which song you pick.
      I really enjoyed this weeks KMM. :) The MASTER ROSE CRUSHER part was pretty hilarious !! :DD
      And Martina I looove your style in this video !! You look so pretty > . <

      3 years ago
    • It was a good review and reminds me of the older Kpop Music Mondays. Rose Crusher is one reality show that I would definitely watch!

      3 years ago
    • Sorry, I didn’t mean to make you too concerned about it and I think the others as well, who wrote disappointed comments. It’s just an opinion and I think you will get this kind of opinion every time you decide not to review the video which was originally the first and ppl anticipated. I guess it’s one of the flaws of the new system. It doesn’t mean that we are disappointed in you though, it’s just sad to work hard to keep a video first place and then get an other review, especially if that video doesn’t have any other chance since it’s too old.
      BUT you guys will have to include YS at the end of awards as best potential KMM. xD

      3 years ago
    • In their defense, I think you’ll find that the nicest complaints will be on this page.

      I’m not even going to check YouTube/tumblr.

      3 years ago
    • I’m sorry! I thought it was so good. Other people enjoyed it too, I think negative opinions are just so much more eager to be typed…

      3 years ago
    • People take this way to seriously. I’m sure you guys worked really hard this week putting out two KMM’s and all people do is get offended when they don’t see the video they want reviewed.
      I REALLY wanted you guys to review rose this week, and I’m glad you did :) if you just chose the video to make everyone happy every week that wouldn’t be fun, would it?

      3 years ago
    • don’t feel sad you guys “–
      the “master rose crusher” was funny, the spudjy part was funny and so was the bloopers ^-^

      3 years ago
    • NOOOO I just wrote the love for you. haha.

      3 years ago
    • I especially liked Spudgy’s beautiful end solo ….

      3 years ago
    • Haters gonna hate! This KMM was wonderful and the rose crusher skit was cracking me up. ^^

      3 years ago
      • I know that “haters gonna hate” is a fixed expression, but please don’t overuse it. Hate is a strong word, don’t you think? Vast majority of the disappointed comments is quite polite and comes not from haters, but from Nasties- sometimes from really dedicated ones. And yes, dedicated Nasties also have their right to be disappointed and to voice their opinion.

        3 years ago
        • I can use the term if I want. They get hate every KMM from “disappointed Nasties” and I’m calling it like it is. The “disappointed Nasties” need to learn that they can’t always get what they want and to not put down two people every single week just because they chose something different. If it was a one time occurrence that’d be one thing but it’s something that’s consistently happening and needs to stop. Even if they aren’t intending to be hateful, that’s how it appears. They need to grow up.

          3 years ago
        • MG

          .I don’t think the disappointed nasties are trying to put down Simon and Martina you can be a fan of someone and even like or love someone and still question them.

          3 years ago
        • I think that voicing an opinion is one thing but questioning someone doesn’t seem like you are being a fan.

          3 years ago
        • MG

          Blindless faith sorry I don’t have that even for Gods.

          3 years ago
      • Mav

        I lol’d so hard at that….. with all this crappy comments I thought I was the only one who had enjoyed that.
        S&M thanks for the KMM, like always you guys make me smile :)

        3 years ago
    • Whatever way you choose there always gonna be someone to complain. Aaaaalways. You shouldn’t mind them too much.

      3 years ago
    • Don’t worry i’m not disappoint at all by your review. I really like it especially the master rose crusher.
      Awesome wings by the way

      3 years ago
    • Ah I feel so bad for you for getting all these butthurt comments again! Just know that there are lots of people who are pleased and happy with today’s kmm!

      3 years ago
  31. im crying because dingy and dingo

    3 years ago
    • Auto correct is so not nice to Kpop idols names. But these two have to be the most hilarious ones I’ve seen yet. Funny think I heard dingy, then dingo, then my brain said bingo and I started singing “And bingo was his name-o” One day I will learn to focus.

      3 years ago
  32. I’m disappointed Young Saeng’s video didn’t get reviewed. It was number 1 when voting ended, and while I get they want to have more girl reviews, I thought the choosing from the top 3 also was to add more variety to the groups that got chosen for KMM. We had a Lee Hi review just a couple weeks ago… I love this song and video, but was hoping to see something different.

    3 years ago
  33. Dear Disappointed Darlings, come see me, and I will give you a cup of Milo.

    *group hug* >_<

    3 years ago
  34. yeah, i guess it does lack in the boom shakalaka department, but this song/video are just so…. gorgeous. i can’t vote between this and GD, don’t make meeeeeeeeeeeee

    3 years ago
  35. ahahahaha Minlkshake on the laptop!!
    SHINee!!!!
    ahahaha well good to know that flower fangift got put to good use now!! and the tshirt!!!
    the music at the ending of ‘master rose crusher’ reminded me of Professor Layton! i just guess cos it’s violin…y

    3 years ago
  36. I’m not going to go off or be a negative nilly. I’m just going to say, I really really hoped this was a troll as well and it wasn’t. I’m just going to go about my day and one day soon I’ll watch this review fully. I only saw the beginning and the end to see who won the show down. BTW bwhahaha Dingo and Dingy instead of Dongho.

    3 years ago
  37. I’m really disappointed that you didn’t review Young Saeng. I like Lee Hi as well, but she had a KMM not long ago and even if the MV is pretty, it”s not too exciting. I thought that you are using to pick from the top 3 over the first one when there is an MV what deserve a review more or the one MV which won not that suitable for a KMM. I think non of them were true for this situation.
    Oh well, no hard feelings, and I hope TripleS won’t be too sad either… But it’s a shame that all of their hard work for keeping Young Saeng’s MV in first place for this long is wasted. It would be nice if it could stay as 1st for 1 more week, but I doubt it, even if TripleS is a really dedicated fanom.

    Btw I vote for GD… that had some message, but for m Lee Hi’s MV is just… well artsy.

    3 years ago
    • SS501 was the first Kpop band I ever listened to! Even though I’ve really gotten into Kpop since then and become fans of many other groups, I will always be a dedicated TripleS :) And I think a lot of other TripleS’s are like that as well. Even though they don’t have any current things for us to cheer them on as a group, we definitely keep supporting them in their solo activities (and wishing Kyu Jong the best!). Not only that, but even if you’re not a TripleS how can you deny that Youngsaeng is an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G singer and his new video is one with a ton of stuff for S&M to talk about? If we could keep him up in the top 3 for this long, why can’t we keep him there for another week?

      3 years ago
      • Their voting system is not only based on how many votes the video received, but also on how quickly people take interest in it. So Lee Hi shot straight up to the top because of how quickly so many people voted for her. If you think about it, that makes sense to take into consideration as well.

        Just think about it this way: We can do as much as we want, but it’s still their choice. And they said themselves when they changed to picking out of the top 3 that they did so to give themselves a bit of a choice. They still want to review what their audience is interested in but also want a say in the matter as well (which isn’t wrong, since they’re the ones making the video and spending so much time on it).

        I’m not saying I’m happy with them reviewing Lee Hi over Youngsaeng, however he still has a chance to be reviewed. Let’s keep our heads cool for another week. :) He’s currently #1 now that Lee Hi has been reviewed and I don’t think he’s going to be dropping to #4 within the week. If we just keep voting for him and doing what we can, he may get reviewed. :)

        They may also take into consideration this time that he has been in the top 3 for so long and also the other Girls’ Day and Eric Nam videos there as well haven’t been on the charts as long (which means his video is going to disappear from the charts sooner), so I think he has more of a chance this time.

        Let’s not get too mad at S&M for wanting a bit of freedom in their video choices. This is not only a hobby but also their job after all, and they have a right to enjoy it. All I’m saying is let’s hope Youngsaeng gets reviewed next week and also keep a comprehensive mind about S&M’s choices and opinions. :) Just because we’re TripleS doesn’t mean we should ignore that we’re also Nasties. =P

        3 years ago
    • I really agree with you with this one. There are so many fanatical S&M fans now. Simon and Martina are humans too they can make mistakes as well and you don’t have to like everything they do. Of course ppl shouldn’t bash them for their mistakes or when they have different opinion. But feedback is important even if it’s negative. Of course as long as it’s polite and have a point and not just bashing. I think I didn’t bash in my comment, but of course anybody can correct me if I’m wrong.

      3 years ago
    • I think she was very comprehensive? ^^;

      Maybe because we deal with complaints every week regardless, but I feel really happy when the complaints are well-worded and respectful. Sometimes people need to let off steam, and if they can do that in a level-headed manner, I’d rather not stop them.

      3 years ago
      • yeah i agree. people like me are just sad and frustrated. but we have not once pointed fingers or said anything rude. hey, triples are never considered to be a rude or angry fan base. and i must say i’m quite proud of that ^^

        3 years ago
        • …..it sounds like your bragging bro :p

          3 years ago
        • Lol it’s more the “Even we, the cool kids, think that way, therefore it must be true” vibe that you’re giving off is really amusing. Haven’t heard anyone say that since primary school :p

          3 years ago
        • That’s cause he is.

          3 years ago
        • Aigoo~!! Dude!! *facepalm*

          3 years ago
        • Look Jamie, just like you didn’t like us assuming that you were bragging, don’t you think you shouldn’t assume what other people’s motives are? From what I see, your reply to her was quite harsh and unnecessary. We do have commenting guidelines here, which is to Be Respectful, even if (you think) people are attacking you. Please restrain yourself and behave yourself, because that would make for a much more positive community.

          3 years ago
        • Well, thank you for toning it down; that’s a start, I guess. Maybe after a few more years on EYK you’ll get even better. You might still become a respectable member of the society some day. One can hope?
          *gazes into the distance*

          3 years ago
        • Because I’ve known you longer, I prefer to politely reprimand you, rather than just deleting/banning. But since you don’t like that method, fine.

          3 years ago
    • I know that they can’t and I’m not bashing, I’m just diappointed by their choice that’s all. It doesn’t mean that I’m disappointed in them, I will support S&M the same way. I think everybody should know what’s the difference. I just wrote this comment so poeple who I saw voting and commenting on YS MV can relate to it, it’s not a rant or anything, it’s just a feeling what me and I think a lot of TripleS has know and I think nobody can judge them for that. It’s not that big of a deal and not something what shoud make S&M sad either, but this is an opinion for a lot of ppl know. This kind of opinions will always be here from know on every time they decide to review something else instead of the 1st video and I think they knew this when they decided this new system. At least they should have known

      3 years ago
  38. Young Saeng was number one until sometime within 5 hours of the end …. so unhappy about this outcome. But I guess we can say .. BOOM BITCHES WE HAVE OVER 10,000 VOTES ON OUR MUSIC VIDEO.. EAT IT… its just because Hayi’s mv came out more recently.

    But come on Simon and Martina… you could have veto’d that since we were in top 3 .. you already reviewed hayi twice.. come on now.

    3 years ago
    • I agree with you, it’s also weird how the number one spot can be swept away week after week in less than 24 hours by only a couple hundred voters. There may be over 300K subscribers but, based on the numbers on the kpop charts, I don’t think that there are more than a thousand people who ever actually vote (in any format). I have noticed that the vote sweeping often happens when there is a call to vote for a particular song on the eatyourkimchi twitter and/or facebook. Easier to retweet/share. I guess that it’s only right that S&M have a big influence on what they’re going to review but I feel a little burned by the whole process.

      I used to LOVE LOVE LOVE Kpop Music Mondays because the song was always a surprise to me because I didn’t ever visit the kpop chart. Now that I was enticed to vote, when I actually have an emotional investment in who gets reviewed (how can you bother to vote and not care about the outcome?), I’ve come away feeling a little bitter more often than not, no matter how funny KMM was. It’s not so much that my song wasn’t chosen or voted to the top, it’s that the last couple of reviews were actually for songs that S&M don’t even really like (or don’t like the video). Yes, it’s nice that they do balanced reviews and give their honest opinions and I certainly wouldn’t want them to change that. But what is different is that before, they could say they hated a song because they “had no choice” in what to review, now when they choose a song they don’t like, it just seems like they’re picking on it – unless they don’t care for any of the top 3, in which case, I don’t think anyone would think less of them for picking another song entirely. Most of us are here because we feel we have similar tastes in music to S&M, so that there is a certain level of trust there. It feels kind of disappointing when they take the low road.

      Well, for myself, I’ve decided not to vote any more…..maybe even stay away from the charts for a while. I liked getting new ideas for music to listen to but I don’t have the time to waste being upset over something that is ruining my enjoyment of a good thing. This way, I hope to enjoy KMM more in the future since every review will be a surprise again.

      3 years ago
      • It’s the internetz, there is a lot of real life to live rather than get dragged down into virtual insanity, I don’t think it’s selfish.

        I agree that I am disappointed when my song doesn’t win, but that’s ok with me, you win some, you lose some. Mind you, my song never wins….. It’s more that when the song that does win is a song they don’t even like – why? Are there no songs that you want to celebrate in the top 3? Sure, there will be some that S&M don’t like that are easy to make funny skits about but lately there just seems to have been a lot of those….. It’s starting to feel like their raison d’etre is to bash lame videos (in a funny way) which it totally not why I like them and I honestly think, not what they’re going for. I thought that being able to choose from the top 3 was partially to fix having too many negative reviews in a row. I just wanted to indicate that I think that they’re better than that, that’s all.

        3 years ago
      • This is an interesting conundrum. I get what you mean about enjoying it more before you were invested in the voting.

        I usually tell the voters that yes, you are voting to hopefully get a review. But I find that a major benefit of EYK is that you get to meet other people who like the same music as you, and you can have awesome conversations and form bonds and chit chat in a forum that is pretty much a cool place to hang out. That type of environment is what we mods are trying to create.

        I have met and had great conversations with many awesome people because of the Kpop charts and other EYK videos. Case in point, the great convos I have had with you.

        3 years ago
        • Thanks Natz, I also enjoy our conversations. I’ll prolly stick around the boards and visit the chart once a week to see which new songs are up but I don’t want to get all bitter over these nice forums and I worry that that will happen if I get too involved, ie. in the voting.

          Did you know, I didn’t even know that pop up ads in youtube videos existed until I whitelisted eatyourkimchi? I super hate them, they always seem to cover part of what I want to watch. I think I’ll focus my negative emotions on those ads for now……;)

          3 years ago
    • 100% agreed

      3 years ago
    • That’s the most polite and coherent expression of disappointment I’ve heard in a long time. Thank you :’)

      3 years ago
  39. Girl’s Day “Expectation” was kept in Top3 for 2 weeks…
    Very unfortunate that the song wasn’t reviewed…
    Hope to see you guys review Girl’s Day’s work someday… >.<

    3 years ago
    • It’s okay…don’t be sad:( I don’t know if new fans remember the times before the K-pop charts but I do. I do remember that you picked a song that you liked or if we requested something (meaning sending you millions of emails) you rewied that and it was soo fun. Like waiting for the next song because you didn’t know what to expect, so when you made the “top 3 rule” i was happy, because i got back that excitement…i didn’t know that you would get all this “i am sad, disappointed etc comments…..” it is your blog you can’t make everyone happy. that was one of your funniest kmm I laughed sooooooo hard. Whatever your next kmm will be i can’t wait to see it :)

      3 years ago
    • @simonandmartina:disqus I understand your stand here. Just stating how i felt when Girl’s Day “Expectation” wasn’t chosen. I apologize if you understand it the wrong way. I enjoy any of your reviews just as much and Lee Hi is a great singer too. Just that I would prefer if you choose another artist to review instead as Lee Hi’s reviews seemed back to back for me.

      3 years ago
    • I would love to see you guys review Youngsaeng’s video and really hope you do review it, but seriously it really is your decision. Like you said, fans get angry either way (although if someone can’t take your guys’ humor and sarcasm I don’t know why they bother watching you in the first place) and there’s no way to accommodate for everyone. I, for one, appreciate you not blowing up on your fans for doing this to you probably almost every KMM and just keep on doing what you’re doing. The “fans” that always get angry about which video you review can stop worrying about what’s on your Kpop Charts and just watch whatever KMM comes out if it really bothers them that much.

      Thank you for still doing KMM and also being so grateful to all your loyal fans even if some may do this to you every week. The amount of work you put into your videos, especially for all of the backlash you receive from some certain viewers, is really under-appreciated and I just wanted to let you guys know that there are some Nasties who really do appreciate all you do! I love all of you guys. :)

      3 years ago
    • I think a lot of people (including myself) were just disappointed (and not angry, although there is always a few people that will be hurt in their behind) because Girl’s Day is a “smaller” group and people worked hard to keep it in the top 3. And seeing it hasn’t been reviewed yet I think a lot of people were hoping that you’d choose it over Lee Hi who has already been reviewed twice before this I believe, and over HYS because we had a boy group last time.

      But to me it really was like: “oh no Girl’s Day? Ah too bad, but Lee Hi is cool too”

      And don’t worry about the haters, when you reviewed the latest Girl’s Generation and didn’t like it I didn’t mind. Some people just need to calm down and unrustle their jimmies :) I just wanted to see you play off Girl’s Day and spread the love for Girl’s Day.

      But keep it up you two are awesome.

      3 years ago
    • I’m not disappointed, Simon! I liked your review of Lee Hi. I hope you don’t feel discouraged to make more reviews that you also like.

      3 years ago
    • “the first place Lee Hi”

      Would you mind clarifying who was in first place when the polls closed? Most everyone here, myself included, saw that HYS was in first when voting closed, and that Lee Hi didn’t pass him until later. I’ve heard that the mod page reflects changes on the charts more quickly than the website page that all of us see, so perhaps that’s where the confusion is coming from. If Lee Hi actually was in first at midnight, then that would go a ways toward helping people understand why you picked a brand new video by an artist that has been reviewed before (just a couple weeks ago in fact) over two other artists with much older videos that have never been reviewed before that will drop off the charts soon.

      I think the disappointed people are all just trying to understand the reasoning behind your choice. I myself was hoping for HYS, but I would have understood if you had reviewed Girl’s Day since they are a female group that you have never reviewed before. I also like Lee Hi and think she has a wonderful voice. But I never would have guessed that you’d choose her for a KMM her first week on the charts; she has a strong fanbase on EYK and would definitely have remained in the top 3 another week, on top of the fact that she was just reviewed a short while ago. Wasn’t reviewing more artists that haven’t had multiple KMMs one of the reasons you changed the voting system?

      I really hope that you don’t take offensive at what I’ve just said, because even though I don’t understand your choice for this week’s KMM, that doesn’t mean that I didn’t enjoy it or that I dislike you guys. :( I’ve been watching your stuff for 2 years now and I always look forward to your videos. I’m also not the type to go around bashing you just because I don’t agree with you. So please don’t take my comment the wrong way; it’s not meant to be hurtful, just to express what I’ve gathered from the comments is actually disappointing people, including people who are neither HYS fans nor Girl’s Day fans.

      3 years ago
      • I had the same impression as did many other fans that Heo Young Saeng was in first when the polls closed. I’ve always known there is a delay but I always give it an hour after the polls close. If the person is still in first an hour later I assume they’ve won first place. As was the case I too personally saw when the polls closed. I’m confused as well, and I can tell so are lots of others. And explains many people’s disappointment. I was afraid to post this as well. Cause I’m not mad just confused :) I love S&M with all my heart, and seriously nothing will get me to stop watching them unless I magically fall out of love with Korea…that’s sooooo not happening.

        3 years ago
    • You know … I think this wasn’t biasness it started since UKISS didn’t get reviewed that time and S&M are actually not going to read the comments any more and do what they want until things calm down and complainers get fed up… like they said in other videos…they don’t care about the fame.(so the complainers might as well unsubscribe)..they just want to have fun doing what they like to do and if they don’t even have that priviledge they’ll just upload videos because there are many fans that just purely enjoy their videos no matter the content.

      3 years ago
    • I was pretty let down that Lee Hi got reviewed, but I started looking at it this way; the reason they have a Top 3 rule now is so that they can choose what to talk about. If they chose another song, the video may not have been as fun for them to film or for us to watch.

      3 years ago
    • I think they chose “Rose” because there are more to talk about. Yeh, “Expectation” is good and the dance is sexy but there aren’t much to talk about beside the choreography tbh. For Infinite, although Man In Love is not as good as their previous songs, talking about how ridiculous the MV was is hilarious. I’m not a big fan of Infinite but I did enjoy last week’s KMM! I re-watched it for several times lol Keep it up, S&M! :D

      3 years ago
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