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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. Just have to say, your hair and makeup look really nice in the video

    4 years ago
  2. I think the thing is for the most part they need to stick to the number 1 voted. And that is what they were doing until Boy Group #3 in a row. They vetoed and put in a female, then went back the what was in #1.

    It looks like they are doing their level best not to abuse their new ability to pick one of the top 3 when people are still making efforts to get artists into the #1 position, and I think that is how it should be.

    Just because they can ignore voters choice and pick someone else, doesn’t mean they always should. Even if it is a review for a song they don’t like. They weren’t over the top happy with Infinites new song either. Sometimes they aren’t going to be excited – but they have to be as fair to the voters as they can.

    4 years ago
  3. I’m confused! why did you guys say if there were peanut butter in the MV you would be interested? You always say how you want to see videos that match and are relevant to the song!!!! Not hating or anything!! I LOVE YOU GUYS! I’m just confused (maybe because I loved the MV and song so much and have some things to disagree with… but not in a “UGGHH I WANNA KILL YOU FOR SAYING THAT” way!

    4 years ago
  4. I have to make a teeny tiny comparison between lee hi’s it’s over and this video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SyRvzeNuqa4 … just go to 1.54, in BOTH videos.
    Coincidence? I don’t think so.

    4 years ago
  5. I want to make a teeny tiny comparison between Lee Hi’s It’s over and this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SyRvzeNuqa4 … just go to 1.54 in BOTH videos.
    Coincidence? I don’t think so.

    4 years ago
  6. That was my feeling too (both points).

    4 years ago
  7. the reality show! hahaha…. so true… i watch the biggest loser and it’s really the worst for that! the show is 2 hours, and it could really be one hour if they stopped going back to 10 minutes before where they were before the break… but lol. good KMM guise!

    4 years ago
  8. I don’t think anyone is actually hating on Lee Hi. It seems that they just wanted someone else reviewed this week and Lee Hi next week to give a different artist a chance. There is also some confusion as to who was #1 when the polls closed. Everyone saw HYS but S&M say in post somewhere in here that it was Lee Hi. I personally haven’t seen anyone say they hate Lee Hi or Rose or S&M. It has just been an air of disappointment and confusion.

    4 years ago
  9. YG videos are infamous for off key lip syncing. Simon and Martina love to point it out especially with 2NE1.

    4 years ago
  10. Loved the “Mean Girls” reference there. :) And the reason your comment got votes down is because of the people who aren’t happy with the outcome. No matter what, it’s likely for that to happen.

    4 years ago
  11. I agree with your overall opinion. It’s their choice and they have a right to make a video about what the video they want to. I believe I’m a mix between the two groups you mentioned. I really hope that they’re going to review the video I want them to (and I was a bit disappointed when it wasn’t Youngsaeng this week), however I’m also on the side of “Hey, it’s still EYK and S&M are funny and entertaining, so I’m going to watch it anyway.” I think a happy balance of the two is good because that way you’re still excited and anticipating the next video, but you’re also not super judgmental about it when they review something else and are much more understanding.

    It’s a shame that not everyone thinks as calmly and gets more upset about unwanted outcomes, but I also know that in the Kpop fandom, there are those who LOVE one specific group and will defend them no matter what. So I think making videos about Kpop in general just leads to the negative comments they get. When I watch MVs on YouTube, I have seen many a Kpop fan saying “[Insert Group Name] is so much better than this group!” or “This group is just trying to be like this other group!” and some also get into arguments about their favorite members (a.k.a. biases) in that group and criticize others who say they don’t like that specific member as much. It gets pretty ridiculous if you ask me. -_-

    So basically, I think it’s partially because of the intense sense of loyalty some feel to their favorite group(s), which isn’t wrong per say, but some of them seem to go a bit overboard with it. I think that’s why there’s so much anger in some of the comments here. The way some of the comments are worded are probably just out of the anger/disappointment the writer was feeling and that’s why the word “unfair” is popping up a lot because when you think about it in some ways it may seem unfair. Those who are saying so may just not be as comprehensive as others. Not to say that being a dedicated fan is wrong, I’m just saying that that’s what drives them to poke at others’ differing opinions.

    4 years ago
  12. I think it’s because of Youngsaeng and Girl’s Day also being in the top 3. Neither of them have been reviewed by S&M yet and many people were hoping for them to get a KMM.

    4 years ago
  13. so much green screen. i’m so proud of you guys… upping your production level

    4 years ago
  14. FYI, my whole family loved Master Rose Crusher! :D

    4 years ago
  15. G-DRAGON!!!!!
    But I really wanted to see who won on Master Rose Crusher, it was so interesting….

    4 years ago
  16. OMG! I’m in total shock. Got no words to describe these mixed and complicated feelings that I’m dealing with right now…

    4 years ago
  17. But… Kiseop could’ve been a great contestant for MRC with his man strength (from the Tick Tack video..)

    Y U NO PUT IN KISEOP?

    4 years ago
    • That would have been unfair. He’s not a contestant: he’s in permanent God-mode and would crush everything instantly

      4 years ago
    • Buahahahahahahahaha! YES. Brilliant. XD Oh Kiseop… I feel Simon would have also been quite an excellent contender with all his epic dothraki man warrior strength also. :)

      Plot twist. Spudgy beats everyone by crushing the roses with his droppings.

      4 years ago
  18. You don’t YOU let it go? YOU’RE annoying.

    Seriously, holy crap.

    4 years ago
  19. Oh god, Dongho getting autocorrected XD

    4 years ago
  20. martina how does your hair look so fluffy in this video???

    4 years ago
  21. I love her voice so much, it is not ear splitting high, but it is so smooth and pretty

    that being said… she has the acting ability of a potato

    4 years ago
  22. This was a hilarious MM. Seriously, if I wasn’t laughing I was smiling :) too funny.

    4 years ago
  23. Wow, I was in a really bad mood when I started watching this, and then I got to Master Rose Crusher. Bad mood GONE. Except…. I’ll never find out who won! *Angstangstangst*

    4 years ago
  24. If I were to create an analogy for this weeks KPOP Monday, it would sound something like this.

    Lee HI would be considered a weekly ALL-STAR voting candidate and would remain on the top for a long, long time. Whereas someone or some-group like Girl’s Day or Heo Young Saeng have a ONCE or at most TWICE in a weekly opportunity to get reviewed under your new TOP 3 system before they fall out never to be seen again.

    (analogy from NBA All-Star Voting system where allstar names get voted each year and those who have an all-star season miss out)

    4 years ago
  25. I gave up Kpop for Lent, which recently ended. You don’t realize how much I have missed you!

    4 years ago
  26. Man, Pickleson Bottemsby is such a douchebag, He just doesn’t understand that he isn’t the best anymore :L

    4 years ago
    • LOL he reminds me of mr brohoho with the mustache and what not, i think his style is being jacked. And you will see this on the next court case of judge spudgy

      4 years ago
  27. I think that is a great suggestion as well. When they originally presented the idea of Top 3 to Nasties, they said they would recognize who won even if it wasn’t reviewed. They did it last time, but not this time and I think may have helped easy complaints a little. I even ran to the blog to hope they would mention who was in 1st place but it wasn’t there and that become disappointing too.

    AND I’m sooo excited about their K.Will interview. That man just makes me smile!

    4 years ago
  28. you are SOOOOO bias!! you know that??
    finally realize why you change the system~ LOL

    4 years ago
    • Calm down please dear i know and i feel u however lets just keep it classy

      4 years ago
      • believe me..i have calm down after writing this..just want to express myself..
        and i won’t give up..i will keep voting for HYS~ ^^

        4 years ago
        • LOL i still haven’t calm down LOL i still want to keep flipping things but lets just not get ourselves in problems and lets not disappoint Saeng XD so yeah lets keep voting and see u in HYS comment section

          4 years ago
  29. How are Simon and Martina supposed to predict the future and know “what their audience wants”? Lee Hi did make it to the number 1 spot before this video was uploaded which seems to indicate that’s what the audience wanted anyway. You can never make everyone happy.

    4 years ago
    • Well Young Saeng won this week when they closed the voting…

      4 years ago
  30. 4 years ago
  31. “Every rose has it’s thorn. Just like every night has it’s dawn. Just like every cowboy sings his sad, sad song. Every rose has it’s thorn” This is exactly what popped into my head when you said every rose has it’s thorn, which then made me think of Bill & Ted, which lead me to saying it just like Keanu Reeves.

    http://youtu.be/p-eXUtoDH4g

    4 years ago
  32. MG

    Keeping your group in first place doesn’t matter anymore. As you can see Lee Hi won over 1st place Heo Young Saeng. And it doesn’t seem to be because they wanted to review a female artist. Or their dislike of reviewing one artist too often. or wanting to introduce new artist that haven’t been exposed as much. I think fans have the right to ask questions, and try to keep them honest to their word. Lets Hope S&M made the choice of Lee Hi because of their bias and not because they’ve started to let business make their decisions.

    4 years ago
  33. THE EYK SIGN SANK!

    4 years ago
  34. Everyone has read George Orwell’s Animal Farm right?

    4 years ago
  35. MG

    It’s a good tool to express disappointment it Keeps them honest.

    4 years ago
  36. awwwwwww i was really hoping you would do Girl’s day

    4 years ago
  37. “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.”

    Great review guise!! *______*

    ♥♥♥♥

    4 years ago
    • But with U-Kiss it wasn’t so bad since it wasn’t a very old video when Lee Hi came out so fans were sad but not too much since it could’ve stayed in the charts, (also it was the first time S&M put their new rule to use and ignore the #1 so it was shocking in a way) and I believe that’s the difference this time the other 2 vids have a higher chance to drop and therefore fall, I think that’s why the fans are so upset.

      And I agree this was a cool review =]

      4 years ago
      • Actually the new rule came just before Boa’s Disturbance KMM so it wasn’t more like a shock but more like a “new Nasty” old kissmes’ kind of thing…and when that happened they used the word “banning”for the tumblr page… oh yeah and complainers had plenty of time to gather “their forces” since Boa….so… myeah… TKIR: I agree with them for the lack of “voice power” but I think her song should also match her personality …kind of exactly like a rose…she’s a sweet, “soft” person. Speaking about personalities I think “I’m weird” (check album on itunes) fits her porsonality so well! :)

        4 years ago
        • I do agree that U-kiss fans were not that bad ,they were nicer….

          4 years ago
        • Well … that was the beginning of it…

          4 years ago
        • You’re right, they stated it a while ago but hadn’t really used it, I still think they were sad but not as much as I’ve seen today >.<
          And don't worry I checked the whole album already ^_^ though I buy on Soribada though not iTunes since it helps the digital sales in Korea (It's in English and people can vote with paypal but not many ppl are aware) and yea the songs do match her, and also Rose has delicate lyrics that went well with her voice indeed ^_^

          4 years ago
        • Oh… I saw her “Rose” updates on fb and left a link directly to itunes so I clicked that in desperation and bought what I could… oh I wanted to buy it whole but …not sure how well I’m doing with my budget – . –

          4 years ago
        • lol I did the same, but yea I only bought the songs I really liked =] and downloaded the rest (which I still liked) but you know… i need money xD

          4 years ago
  38. Personally i can’t believe they didn’t bring up that she looked like a vampire from twilight. Come on he contacts where the same color as the cullins eyes. And her hair looked like a really bag dye job that rosline would get. What it makes scene, she looks like Rosline from Twilight because the name is Rose.

    4 years ago
    • Okay! I TOTALLY THOUGHT THAT!! But Simon didn’t care for my opinion. OMG SIMON WHY Y SO UN-TWILIGHT BIASSSSS!!!!

      4 years ago
      • Yah Simon why are you so un-twilight biassssssss. Martina’s opinion counts on this she looked like a twilight vampire.

        4 years ago
  39. Great work, Simon and Martina! You guys continue to impress me with your commentary, skits, and use of Spudgy!

    4 years ago
  40. Congrats to Lee Hi getting this review. Let the Girl’s Day fans push to get there song up! I’ll keep voting to see it reviewed~!

    4 years ago
  41. I feel bad for S& M…..I hope they can handle all this. Maybe they should get rid of kpop music charts and review the videos they want so no one gets disappointed.

    4 years ago
    • Comparing the comments I’ve read here on this KMM with those back when Nu’est first debuted and The Chaser wasn’t reviewed and pretty much any video that was mostly negative in tone towards the song/video, etc. etc….let’s just say I’m sure S&M can handle it. The comments on this site have been polite discussions on why they aren’t happy with the choice. I haven’t seen anything terribly horrible being written about Lee Hi or S&M themselves. None of it compares to the things that used to show up on here. (As for YouTube comments, I don’t read those. I know that the comments on the blog posts usually tend to be from actual Nasties and not the random interloper. Plus people on YouTube just tend to be nastier…and not in the EYK Nasty way.)

      That said, getting rid of the charts pretty much contradicts what S&M seem to want EYK to be. They have said multiple times that they want to have audience input and to work hand in hand with them. That is the reason behind the charts. I don’t always agree with the way the system works, but I think the last thing they should consider doing is taking away the charts.

      4 years ago
      • I was just suggesting it’s not like I’m demanding I’m just one person giving what I thought might be a solution (not like my opinion is gonna change anything) Besides to be honest I didn’t have any problem with today’s review. I like Lee hi and I like Kpop music mondays….

        4 years ago
        • You put your opinion of what could be a possible solution and I put my opinion on why I don’t believe that solution is one that would work. I never said anything about you demanding this change, you said that all on your own. I also didn’t say a thing about this weeks KMM….You’re taking things way too seriously my dear.

          4 years ago
    • they’re quite professional. there are times when people (being fans and S&M) will be disappointed and i don’t see why you want to get so extreme and ask them to get rid of kpop music charts….. asking them to do that is probably more insulting than them hearing fans put their two cents in the comments box. they do this because they enjoy it and i’m ure before they started this business, they knew what was going to come along with.

      besides, people who are on here sharing their disappointment has not once said anything rude toward simon and martina. tripleS are well known to be quite honest and kind so reading their comment aren’t in a bit hurtful. relax dude….

      4 years ago
      • I’m suggesting because I’m concerned I’m seeing that people lately are unhappy about the kpop charts. Omg and people here say they are allowed to voice their disappointment, opinion whatever they wanna call it….Don’t try to make me sound like I’m insulting them when I’m actually on their side. I’m not the one here who is “disappointed” To be honest I’m very satisfied with S&M Video’s review.

        4 years ago
      • Hey it’s not just triple s, Girl’s Day fans and even other ppl who don’t love either still found this jacked up and are expressing their disappointment. I hope S&M comes back and reads these comments to see WHY we’re so upset and don’t just blow us all off and have something identical happen again.

        4 years ago
  42. I know I wanted Hambone to win. Why did this get cancelled mid episode! So unhappy, but Hambone was going to win she put hand cream! Yeah!

    4 years ago
  43. I always read the blog first :)

    4 years ago
  44. Actually so far the only person who I am not so pleased about the tone they are using on this page right now is you. Everyone else is sharing this disappointment in a constructive and relatively respectful way.

    4 years ago
    • Uhm (although it’s “an hour ago” comment) “salt” makes the “wound” hurt more doesn’t it?

      4 years ago
    • I am a moderator, but as fuuko ( the other moderator along with caricakes and Simon and Martina ) commented elsewhere, the Kpop music Monday pages are slightly different and we are not really as strict about what people can talk about in the comments here.

      Yes the complaints get tiresome, but you have to realise that we always get masses of complaints after each Music Monday. It is just that today, it is majority complaints.

      4 years ago
  45. I love Lee Hi, but I was looking forward to Young Saeng. So, I guess I’m a little disappointed :( Going to go vote for him like crazy, maybe next week?

    4 years ago
    • Please don’t start arguments with people now. It is obvious that many people are disappointed and many of them are going to comment about it. Once it is done in a respectful way, it is fine ( even though each disappointed comment makes me feel a little bit more sad )

      But it is not going to help to tell people to shut up. It will just make things worse. If anyone is going to tell anyone to shut up, let it be a mod.

      4 years ago
      • We don’t have any control over the youtube comments, and they are pretty much always like that.

        Commenters on the website are usually a whole lot nicer.

        4 years ago
  46. Yes, this particular choice for a review has pretty much created a very negative reaction. I feel really sad reading about how disappointed so many people seem to be. But to give props, most people seem to be doing it in a respectful and constructive way. Maybe all of these comments would serve to inform Simon and Martina better about what the Nasties want.

    :-(. honestly it still feels bad when everyone is so disappointed.

    4 years ago
    • I don’t think that they should be this offended by ppl disappointment. they are not doing KMM only for fun they are full time now, so they should pay more attention of what the audience want, that’s all. And they shouldn’t take it as an attack against them but as feedback. I get it that it’s hard sometimes, but I think they are doing what they really like to do, otherwise they wouldn’t take the risk to make the EYK studio happen, so I think it should give them enough strength to bear with some disappointed fans and also they recieve so much support as well. But they shouldn’t bury their heads in the sand because of some negative feedback, especially when it has some reason this time.

      4 years ago
      • I think that what S&M want is total freedom to have fun and choose what they think is best KMM material(some videos especially the more serious ones don’t make for a funny kmm) and not feel pressured doing it you know… “We’ll upload this cause B fandom will be upset and start hating us for not reviewing D” If they don’t act as themselves what’s the point? TKIR: I really love this song *____* I’ve been playing it on repeat and S&M’s review was awesome!

        4 years ago
        • I get your point but if they want real freedom then they should just get rid of the voting system. It’s there for a reason. They came up with it, so they should give more thought in it, especially now that they changed the rules. They have bigger power because they can veto the first MV, but it comes with bigger responsibility as well. So I think when they choose not the MV which won they should be prepared that some will be disappointed and also they should give some reason about their choice, I think that’s the least what they could give for the ones who came to the site every day and voted for any MV and made it first or kept an MV on the top 3 as long as possible. So when they ingore these votes and pick something else I think they shouldn’t be suprise that there are a lot of disappointed fans. Also they should gamble a little bit. I mean now they could think about how long an MV was in the top 3 and if they pick an older this week, they probably will still have a chance to review the newer MV next week. It’s not like big releases just pop out of youtube we can know it at least a week before. Well this system is new for S&M as well, so I hope they will learn to use it more wisely in the future.

          4 years ago
        • First they thought they could take it and I thought so too but apparently things got over control (we can’t possibly know/tell what they go through everyday) and they’ve forfeited the comments sections and message reading…
          as for reasons. I’m certain they do what they do for a good reason (and you might say that I have blind faith… it might be so but they’re the ones who created the website and sometimes we take advantage of their kindness). My final argument: every new fan or a fan that came along the way and didn’t get to know them well enough, should watch ALL their videos (trust me it’s important) and if even then there still are uncertainties and complains than so be it… nobody is tied up to nobody… some can leave and some can stay (for further confusions about understanding this comment I left another long one to Gilda Ocambo) TKIR: I couldn’t be more pleased with this review :) Lee Hi’s awesome!

          4 years ago
        • Yeah I’m sure they have good reasons whatever they do, but since even the biggest fans can’t know what they think I think it would be nice if they would let us know why they pick song over an other. I think it’s not a too big thing to ask and I think it would make a lot of people calmer.

          4 years ago
        • Yeah…. maybe… for now… time will tell…

          4 years ago
    • That is true, the comments should be about Lee Hi. But if you really read the comments, they are giving constructive criticism about how the Kpop charts are run. And they are doing it in a respectful way. So as much as the disappointed comments make me sad… I actually can’t see anything wrong with people voicing their opinion.

      4 years ago
      • Just butting in to say that commenting guidelines here on blog posts are not the same as on the kpop charts. We need to be strict about staying on topic because of the point system, but on the blog posts, I generally leave people alone unless they’re being incredibly rude.

        4 years ago
        • Yes, that is true. Making it even more so fine for people to comment on their disappointment.

          I need milo. Or chocolate. Alas, I can have neither. I feel like I am in the presence of a dementor.

          4 years ago
        • Or a possesing dementor … TKIR: I loved the review. Maybe they didn’t express themselves well on the video but the blog post was explicit enough. I could only sense their affection for the song and singer.

          4 years ago
    • Yep, I feel really horrible for them. It is the same here and on Facebook.

      4 years ago
      • They’re human beings after all… I don’t know how much I would’ve endured it nicely if I had been in their shoes… I get the feeling like we’re (the ones who want to make peace) “covering up the holes” but the “water” keeps coming and we can’t hold the “wall” in place much longer…

        4 years ago
        • yes I agree. as much as I hate people complaining here…I think something has to be done now. Maybe not having a kpop chart is a solution I don’t know. I was excited that Lee Hi was going to be review (I wanted other girl groups to be reviewed better like glam) but whatever I still really like Lee Hi and then when I was reading comments on youtube people were not happy and at the end I didn’t enjoy the review.

          4 years ago
        • Yeah… I think I have to agree with you… for now it will be better if they don’t have a kpopchart(at least until the waters calm a bit more…*it’ll take a while).. and just have a kpop cocktail instead (so we’d know what artists/groups are around and know what music monday to expect)… you know I don’t know why people like, for a certain artist/group to be reviewed because you never know if you’ll turn out to hate the review in the end… for the group/artist to gain more popularity? I don’t know but that’s one of the reasons for me… so I’m saying that even if group/artist I want to be reviewed, doesn’t…even a kpopchart update is enough… you know this Nasty-S&M relationship can’t go on without total trust…they’ve shared all their dreams with us, happiness, sadness…and showed that they care for us… so they expect the same from us… and they expect the same from the new Nasties…just like we (the old ones) got our way through …they have to find their way TKIR: D-Unit was in the same situation and I asked for at least a kpopchart update with them, but they didn’t include them and I understand.I’m sure they had a good reason for it. I totally love Lee Ha Yi^____^ If you could see the BTS footage…. how can even someone hate her? Next time read the blog first, watch the review and then read the comments :)

          4 years ago
        • Listen.. it was nice talking to you but unfortunately I must go to sleep *I’m so dead X___X tomorrow cause I have work* if you can help out and calm the crowds a bit, it’s very much appreciated…if it isn’t possible then it can’t be helped *sigh*Thanks! Bye!

          4 years ago
        • ok good night…I know right?

          4 years ago
        • Yes…they said once that doing two reviews it’s basically impossible…well since they have other stuff like interviews and tldr’s and whatnot… unfortunately not…

          4 years ago
  47. The way I see it S&M figured it would be a while before another female artist had a chance at being reviewed so they should take the opportunity particularly since its so different from her last video.
    I was hoping for Heo Young Saeng too since the MV is so funny and delves into Saesang fans/stalkers
    But I for me Lee Hi, Heo Young Saeng, Girls Day… all would have been good!

    4 years ago
    • But that excuse doesn’t work because Girl’s Day had been on the top a couple weeks too.

      4 years ago
      • I’m pretty sure they did, rewatch it. I think I specifically remember them mentioning Big Bang and G-D (or one or the other).

        I could be wrong but I’m pretty sure I remember that because I was mad when they brought up top 3 but they brought up a lot of points that convinced me.

        4 years ago
  48. The next time, I’m going to read the other comments first… not the right time for that joke xD

    4 years ago
  49. I was actually expecting Girls Day to be reviewed, but I was hoping for Heo Young Saeng. I’m actually a bit surprised that you have only used your veto power twice (I believe) but both times they were for Lee Hi (or am I wrong and Heo Young Saeng wasn’t in 1st place when the voting was over?).

    I had hoped that you would use your Super Veto powers to allow lesser known groups and groups that had not been reviewed to get a KMM in order to provide a bit of diversity to the KMMs. I still have a bit of hope that it will still happen, but it has been greatly reduced after this (actually it started decreasing after Nu’est’s last video). Maybe you will surprise me one day though.

    As for the song, I agree with you. It’s missing something for me. I really liked 1234, sorta liked It’s Over, and Rose is just meh. It’s very pretty but it doesn’t really do anything for me.

    I vote GD.

    4 years ago
    • Please DO NOT begin to assume what my likes are and who I am a fan of. You are under the erroneous assumption that I only vote for my bias group or “Oppa” that I might be a fan of. Did you even read my comment? I expected Girls Day to be reviewed. I actually like their song. I was hoping for Heo Yong Saeng because the video was awesomely funny and I loved the song! I actually usually try to watch many of the video that are on the charts and vote for the ones that I think are really good and would make a good KMM (Male or FEMALE).

      I was hoping that they would not only use their veto power to bring more female artist to KMMs but also lesser known artists who never had a review before. Lee Hi could have easily hung onto the top 3 for another week (both times she was on the charts) because she has a big fanbase and her video was just released. Girls Day and Heo Young Saeng do not have that luxury because they have been on the charts for a while and after 25 days they WILL NOT be eligible for a review.

      So DO NOT try to tell me what I am disappointed NOT UPSET about.

      4 years ago
      • I can express my opinion.. is it all you guys are doing?

        You were not even being that nice when you were expressing “your dissapointment” NOT UPSET about.

        4 years ago
    • Dont worry …it’s not a biasness episode… just an “let’s see who really cares and sticks along” kind ( they really love Lee Hi though)

      4 years ago
    • He was in first place I believe on the charts page, but I am not sure what it looked like on the mod page ( that’s what Simon and Martina use to determine it ) at midnight because Lee Hi took over very soon after on the Kpop chart page.

      4 years ago
  50. For the video showdown: GD all the way. His video not only has a storyline, but it also has a *far* greater variety of images, colors, textures, etc. to look at. Each scene is just stuffed with things to look at, and the camera cuts are slow enough that we can actually take in a lot of what’s in the scene. In this case, more is better — way better.

    4 years ago
  51. It’s not as simple as “keep voting so it stay in first place”. There is an algorithm built into the charts that after about 25 days a video is on the charts, the points drop to 0 so it has no chance to be reviewed.

    4 years ago
  52. Maybe this KMM just worked better with all of the fanmail treats they received the last couple of weeks. More like a Nasties shout out video. Maybe it was just me, but it did seem like this was a shorter, more prop driven review. But hey, how many times can you honestly say you got two KMM’s? Hell, sometimes it’s not even here until Tuesday!

    4 years ago
  53. Oh come on people,YOU’RE disappointed by all the hard work Simon and Martina do for us? They should be disappointed in all the negative comments and complaints their Nasties are giving them. Seriously though, they don’t have to do ANYTHING for us. So just sit back, take a deep breath, and enjoy the video! :)

    4 years ago
  54. PK

    Thank you for pointing out the same thing I felt! I really wanted to add “Rose” to my playlist but I didn’t feel right about it and kept repeating the song over and over. And after the video I went back and looked for the “moment” the song could have caught my attention but didn’t. And the skits were hilarious! “Master Rose Competition!” I was giggling loads. Thank you for positing up the video! ^^

    4 years ago
  55. I guess s&m favour songs that are loved by many, not songs loved by a mainly fanbased market. Which is great but not for money making imo.. haha.. love you guys ♡

    4 years ago
  56. I vote for GD that xx

    4 years ago
  57. I really thought Girls’s Day was going to be reviewed because it had been in the top 3 for 2 weeks, and normally when a song is in for that long s&m pick it grr>.< and this song is meh anyway compared to her last two, hopefully girls day next week!?

    4 years ago
    • i thought the same thing for Heo Young Saeng

      4 years ago
      • It’s frustrating because both were good songs with good videos and they had both been up top for 2/3 weeks and along comes Lee Hi and she’s picked straight away even though she could of held on for at least another week!

        4 years ago
        • i know actually if it was Girls day i wouldn’t feel soo sad :S i mean we did our best but sigh what can we do? this was S&M choice

          4 years ago
    • Nope, this was our last week. We will drop off of the charts before next review.

      4 years ago
      • How do the charts work exactly? I mean, I remember this one time a video just came out and it was already #1 but #2 had more votes. I forgot how they run their charts.

        4 years ago
        • After a week their points start declining, after three weeks (pretty sure) they expire and fall off the charts.

          4 years ago
        • the newer the video the higher it gets in charts

          4 years ago
      • It’s a shame I thought it would be reviewed, and how they chose Lee Hi even though she could of stayed on for another week or two. I seem to remember them changing the chart system for a reason…

        4 years ago
  58. This song and video didn’t do it for me as much as “It’s Over” did. I found it to be bland, and like Martina mentioned I kept wanting that boom! But the hair/makeup/costumes where very pretty and matched the song well!

    (I will just have to imagine you guys acting out the crazy fangirl from Youngsaeng XP hehe)

    4 years ago
  59. I didn’t really like this song, but this music monday was so funny!! ^.^ I got all weird look from my friends in the same room ^^”

    4 years ago
  60. I personally like this song, and I see why Simon and Martina chose it, but Lee Hi would probably would have stayed up in the charts until next week. Lee Hi always gets chosen, and I feel like the other groups really didn’t have a chance…I am sorry!!
    *Runs of in shame*

    4 years ago
  61. I really love this song. Actually was hoping for leehi to sing a dark song with no obvious boomshakalaka before her debut! She fits it imo though this song is not as serious as I had in mind but still lovely nonetheless. A seemingly plotless video is rare for yg but it’s still beautiful. And leehi too.. is getting more beautiful with every concept. She is just as unique for being able to pull all of them off perfectly ♥

    4 years ago
  62. I hate to be one of those people who complains about what gets reviewed, but honestly I’m in the same boat as some others here… Doing a Lee Hi review twice in…a month (or so?) seems to defeat the purpose of you guys picking from the top three. Particularly when either of the other videos probably would’ve resulted in a much more interesting KMM.
    Anyway, putting that aside, I still liked this KMM (even though the fake KMM was funnier). Particularly the rose-crushing reality show skit lol.

    4 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.” I shouldn’t be re-posting this due to disqus regulation but… – . – TKIR: Well “Rose” is the song and the video is just the (what you could call it) that something that attracts people to the song… the video would’ve been better .(..but I believe k-pop still has a lot to learn from (good) western music (and they don’t know much of that… Lady G. (no offence) and other popular ones)… like sum up some points/references from artist all around the world) but the song is the one that’s important (even though as S&M said it’s a tiny bit lacking in strength….but then again the song was composed by Tablo(Epik High) if I’m not mistaken… ) and she has great potential. Well …for me the video actually helped transmit the emotions the song was supposed to transmit (maybe because I checked the English lyrics first?). Anyway I’m glad you liked the KMM *yey* ^___^

      4 years ago
      • MG

        I doubt they want to encourage people to unsubscribe. If they wanted to just have fun and do what they like they shouldn’t of made it a business. Your Fans do matter wether your making money out of this or not. And I don’t think you are doing them any favors. There is nothing wrong with calling them out on some inconsistencies on how they determine which video gets chose for EYKMM.

        4 years ago
        • true, except they are not inconsistent. They have explained, multiple times in multiple places, how they will go about choosing a video for review. And, they follow that consistently. Just because voters, fans, Nasties, whatever we call ourselves individually, are not in control of KMM, doesn’t mean that they are inconsistent. And, they do give us a LOT of say and control over *their business. They know their fans matter. What other YouTube business ventures have so many amazing give-aways, to many international shipping zones, with so much love and appreciation, and livechats that crash entire servers? Simon and Martina are very good to their fans, just like their fans are so good to them. Neither party owes the other anything, when it becomes debt, it is no longer a healthy, or fun relationship.

          4 years ago
        • MG

          1. They mentioned not wanting to review the same artist to close together because to them it wasn’t fun.
          2. They mentioned they wanted to choose from the top 3 so that other groups not so often reviewed would have a chance.
          3. They said they wanted to show case more female groups
          also note Both times they went against # 1 pick was to review Lee Hi. ( I guess that’s consistent tho).

          I want to apologize I shouldn’t of use the term ” call out” in retrospect that was harsh. I should of said that their wasn’t anything wrong with asking them why they chose Lee Hi over the number 1 pick and or a female group that has never been reviewed.

          And I know they take care of their fans and know they know they matter I was commenting @kpopfan123 suggesting that those of us that are wondering why should just unsubscribe.

          4 years ago
      • If they want to make a living out of this they better care what the fans like and I doubt they would encourage people to unsubscribe please don’t talk for them you are doing them any favors. It’s a business now and i doubt they have to liberty to just care about having fun.

        4 years ago
        • I’m sure they can make a living out of their other videos…they even said something like “If one day we find that all the people have unsubscribed then we’ll say it seems about right” and even If I state my opinion it’s not like ppl would listen to what I have to say… I only comment …where I feel there still hope and find a way to get more help…

          4 years ago
        • they also mentioned that Youtube Japan want them to do the same thing they do about Korea but in Japan and review JPOP so if things don’t work out here, they can always go to Japan.

          4 years ago
        • I’m sure the same stuff would happen all over again…

          4 years ago
        • MG

          I’m sure they can too. I have no doubt they could but you can’t alienate your audience either. I’M a K pop fan first and I don’t revere S&M in the same way some really loyal fans do. They can be questioned without fear of being called a haters and asked to unsubscribe. That’s definitely no the way to do business or act towards fans. And I’m pretty sure that is what you were suggesting disappointed fans do. I also am fully aware it was you who suggested people unsubscribe not S&M.

          4 years ago
        • First of all it’s S&M’s website.( …frankly the way you “sounded” earlier* was more like S&M are obliged to listen to their fans and thus do whatever they want.(did you say what you said because of the fundraiser?) They can’t work under pressure if you haven’t noticed by now and that’s “no the way to do business” either.) It’s a give and take relationship. Fans give respect and patience(meaning fans should respect what/when they do by understanding or trying to understand they work very much and they do their best to please all their fans- and you might not realise it but it’s true-)and S&M provide with their work.
          “And I’m pretty sure that is what you were suggesting disappointed fans do. I also am fully aware it was you who suggested people unsubscribe not S&M.”
          If there isn’t any way around is there another way? they’ll do it eventually if they don’t get what they want won’t they? or they’ll just keep showing their teeth like a pack of wolves? All I’m getting is that some of their fans are taking all this for granted (and it isn’t! nothing is for free ever!)and don’t even stop for a second “hey… I might be overreacting” or “let me think one more time before I work havoc…can I find another way to solve this?” nope…it’s so much easier to complain… There are many times that my favorite group/artist didn’t get picked and I didn’t flip the table just because I have to get it no matter what… In this whole comment did I say something that isn’t the truth?
          My advice is :for the fans that wish to know S&M better as to why they do what they do and disappoint fans, to watch ALL their videos…and if that doesn’t work either then that’s the end.

          I know you can’t get what you want forcing someone and even if you get it that way…the result might still be unpleasant…so there arise more and more complaints… *sigh* I’m just tired…S&M probably feel the same… Do what you want… you’ll do that anyway

          4 years ago
        • MG

          Nothing wrong with having an independent point of view and expressing it, as long as you are respectful. ” Showing Teeth like a pack of wolves”, ” work havoc”, ”flip the table”, ” get your way by forcing some one”. I think you are being a little dramatic. I think most of us actually weren’t fans of the video’s that weren’t chosen. We were just trying to understand their choice with the new system.

          4 years ago
        • Here is what I just don’t get, though–you are a k pop fan first, so why do you care what Simon and Martina pick? I know there are people here like me, who found EYK first, and then realized through that the world of kpop. Some of those fans were disappointed today, I wasn’t, NBD either way. But if someone is a diehard kpop fan, why isn’t this just a fun, extra site you check out sometimes? why follow them seriously at all? If I were a kpop fan over an EYK fan, I wouldn’t waste my time in arguing on their forum, I’d be scouring Youtube, or MNet, or Inkigayo, for more “legit” (ie more favorable in my eyes) reviews… I am simply not understanding the extreme need to express disappointment over this…

          4 years ago
        • Thank you. You explained it perfectly. Even though I knew about Kpop before I knew about Eat Your Kimchi, I still don’t understand why people who care about Kpop more care so much about what Simon and Martina do. I think overall their insights into Korean culture as a whole is far more important than who they decide to review each week. But some people are just really…passionate, I guess. :/

          4 years ago
        • Me too. Honestly I like their K-indie and WANKS better, because of the insight into another part of Korean culture. I like watching KMMs, even if i dont like the song or band, for their skits. They did the top 3 rule so they could have more leeway and choice on the people they review. They can review a band 3 weeks in a row if they like the song or MV. Its their choice. Cheer up S&M. it was a funny skit, and this will blow over.

          4 years ago
        • same!

          4 years ago
  63. Ok, I’ve always loved you guy’s KMMs no matter who you guys do, but this time, like many others, I’m actually disappointed it wasn’t Young Saeng’s video. This isn’t coming from someone who’s crazy butt hurt but It’s only slightly upsetting that despite being in the top 3 for weeks, being at number one, and as an artist that could’ve brought variety to KMM, someone who’s pretty much guaranteed to be reviewed anyway, sooner or later was chosen. It hardly matters that *who* wasn’t reviewed anymore, this kind of defeats the purpose of voting and having the freedom to bring variety in KMMs anyway.

    4 years ago
    • this post is to talk about Lee Hi not Young Saeng….you guys already complained too much on Lee hi review….Can you guys stop it please?

      4 years ago
  64. 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”.

    4 years ago
  65. Mav

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

    4 years ago
  66. 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.

    4 years ago
  67. 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…

    4 years ago
  68. 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.

    4 years ago
  69. 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 ._.

    4 years ago
  70. 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…

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

    4 years ago
  72. 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.

    4 years ago
  73. WHY U SO LEE HI BIASED!?!?!?!?!?!?

    4 years ago
  74. 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. :)

    4 years ago
  75. 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?).

    4 years ago
  76. 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.

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

    4 years ago
  78. 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.

    4 years ago
  79. GD

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

    4 years ago
  81. my favorite TV shows always get cancelled….

    4 years ago
    • I know! :( Oh well… At least we have 130 seasons we can re watch.

      4 years ago
      • ah, thank you for helping me to see the silver lining in this! Now I know what I’ll be doing this weekend

        4 years ago
  82. 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 :)

    4 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.

      4 years ago
  83. 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!

    4 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.

      4 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.

        4 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.

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

          4 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

          4 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?

          4 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. :

        4 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.

        4 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).

        4 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.

          4 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.

          4 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.

          4 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.

          4 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

          4 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. (:

          4 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.

          4 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.

          4 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.

          4 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 :(

          4 years ago
  84. YG family biased…

    4 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?

      4 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

        4 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.

          4 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

        4 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….

          4 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.

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

          4 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.

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

    4 years ago
  86. 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.

    4 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 ^__^

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

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

    4 years ago
  89. 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.

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

    4 years ago
  91. 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. :)

    4 years ago
  92. 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.

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

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

    4 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.

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

      4 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!

      4 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 :(

      4 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!

      4 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 > . <

      4 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!

      4 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

      4 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.

      4 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…

      4 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?

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

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

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

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

      4 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.

        4 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.

          4 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.

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

          4 years ago
        • MG

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

          4 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 :)

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

      4 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

      4 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!

      4 years ago
  95. im crying because dingy and dingo

    4 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.

      4 years ago
  96. 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.

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

    *group hug* >_<

    4 years ago
    • -takes some-
      Always wanted to try it~ That, and kinder eggs…

      4 years ago
    • Milo? Err… Can I get that with almond milk please.

      4 years ago
    • lol you’ve never had it?! You poor deprived child!!! It’s like hot chocolate, but better :D

      4 years ago
      • I don’t know that that is, but I know it looks delicious and I want some. :( BUT I CAN’T HAVE ANY….will you hold onto mine for a month?

        4 years ago
      • OMG MILO!!!!!! I’m like about to cry… I haven’t had that in years!!!!!!!! since I moved!! (May I ask where r you from? bc not many ppl know about it where I live >.<)

        4 years ago
  98. 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

    4 years ago
  99. 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

    4 years ago
  100. 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.

    4 years ago
  101. 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.

    4 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?

      4 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

        4 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.

      4 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.

      4 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 ^^

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

          4 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

          4 years ago
        • That’s cause he is.

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

          4 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.

          4 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*

          4 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.

          4 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

      4 years ago
  102. 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.

    4 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.

      4 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.

        4 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.

        4 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……;)

          4 years ago
    • 100% agreed

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

      4 years ago
  103. 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… >.<

    4 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 :)

      4 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.

      4 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. :)

      4 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.

      4 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.

      4 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.

      4 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.

        4 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.

      4 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.

      4 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

      4 years ago