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Super Junior M – Perfection: Kpop Music Mondays

March 14, 2011

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This week we review Super Junior M’s “Perfection” for Kpop Music Mondays. What’s up with their hats?

Ok, before we begin, I’m worried that Super Junior fans might get a little upset. Our review isn’t really glowing. I mean, we like the song a lot. It’s a really catchy song, and we’ve been singing it a lot lately. It’s just that the video is underwhelming. See, our experience of Super Junior is primarily with “Sorry, Sorry”, and “Bonamana”. In both videos, they had an awesome dance that really stood out. This video, though, doesn’t really have a bombastically awesome dance. They’re dancing well throughout the whole video, but there’s no one move that will be remembered as the dance of the year. And so, since there isn’t really anything else in the video apart from dancing and a few funny hats, we’re not really impressed by the video. Yeah. The song is great; the video – not so much.

We also didn’t feel too great about the English in Super Junior M’s “Perfection.” From what we’ve heard Henry lived in Canada for a long time, so we’re not knocking his English, because it sounds perfect. The pronunciation is great, and the grammar is perfectly fine. So it’s not a technical matter that bothers us about the English. It’s just that the songwriter made the English rap just sooooooo cheesy! Uhhh! It felt like something you’d see in a high school video targeted to 10 year olds, or like what your teacher says when they’re trying to prove that they’re still cool. See, I’d rather have just a few phrases of English sprinkled throughout the song rather than an awkward rap that takes itself a bit too seriously. Usually, we can say that the use of English is cute in Kpop song, but since the English in this song is so well done, we’re judging it as we would judge that of fluent speakers, because they sound fluent, which is why we feel so icky about the mashup of cool English phrases.

So that’s it for now. Thanks go out again to JB and Annie from [닉쑤] Enjoy Your Happy Life~* for all the Korean subtitles. Yeah! And lastly, like we said, the song’s great – even if we don’t like the video – so if you’re interested in picking up the Super Junior M album you can do so by clicking on the banner below. Sweet! International shipping!

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  1. Awesome job you guys! I already requested TVXQ's Before U go on the requests page and on your u-tube page, but I'll ask again. Can you please cover this song? =D
    Great review! I agree with pretty much everything you said. You think with Henry being from Toronto (I’m from Calgary!!) and being brought up there, they'd be a bit more….. professional with the Eng phrases they tend to throw out in K-Pop songs. I still remember B2ST's beautiful… god, what was with that English? lol
    Eagerly waiting for next Monday's review.

    6 years ago
  2. you guys need to make a non kpop edition just even once for rebecca black's friday pls pls pls pls

    6 years ago
  3. Oh yeah and for next week's video TVXQ's Before You Go just came out so you could do that one, but seeing as you guys normally don't do ballads, here's another suggestion: Hyungjun's Oh! Ah! (weird name)
    Mostly I just really really really want to know what you think about the elusive and mysterious woman in the video suddenly having the most ginormous feet on the planet. Totally threw me for a loop there O.o

    6 years ago
  4. F.Cuz with the worst hats ever!

    Could you guys please do TVXQ!'s new MV, "Before U Go" next week? Thanks SM! I just realized you two have the same initials as the record label S.M.E.
    S.M. Entertainment = Simon & Martina Entertainment

    6 years ago
  5. Kay

    Oh and I was surprised you didn't mention how Siwon just kinda disappears from the MV part way through xD

    6 years ago
    • I noticed that too!!!! it is a common occurrence with SJ I have found. Heechul disappears in It's You and then pops up in the middle of the song! they must not be big dancers

      6 years ago
  6. We have a teeny tiny toaster oven :(

    6 years ago
  7. Eve

    F.Cuz wins the silliest hat contest. Or any other worst dressed contest for this video. Super Junior has such a great song but a mediocre video.

    6 years ago
  8. Really?!?! Who?!

    6 years ago
  9. My vote goes to F.Cuz. At least SJM's hats will keep them warm!

    6 years ago
  10. i think f cuz had stupider hats.
    at least super junior m's hats kinda matched their outfits ^^
    -and the fact im a e.l.f-
    :D

    6 years ago
  11. I think FFFFFCUZ has the silliest hats. I would rather wear SJ's hat in public. >.>

    6 years ago
  12. Can I have your number? Can I have it? Can I have your number??? MadTV fans yeaaaaaaaah!!!
    Love your video as always guys ^o^

    BTW… F.cuz is the most ridiculous… poor them… not even measuring to a fur hat… XD

    6 years ago
    • Ha! We were worried that reference might be a bit too old and that people wouldn't get it. MadTV yay!

      6 years ago
  13. i giggled so hard at this. XD "shots shots shots shots shots everybody" :D and how to protect yourself at a club lmao :D

    6 years ago
  14. SUPER JUNIOR ALLL THE WAY!!!!!

    6 years ago
  15. Lol this was too cute. I loved Simon's protecting himself at the club dance lol so you did have something after all haha. And your rapping skills. Fo shizzle lol. Another Snoop fan? Lol. I was surprised to see a tie actually happen from the last vote.

    6 years ago
  16. Haha I excuse you guys fully ^^ (I'm saying this as a huge Super Junior stan, so yeah :P) Tbh I was voting for the video more for the sake of voting because hell yeah it's an SJM comeback MV we got to have this on Music Monday! and not so much of because I actually felt that it is a worthy video. But well, glad you guys made it (because I/we would have carried on spamming otherwise XD) and I really laughed at the body defense part that was pure brilliance.

    I kinda wish you guys can do some oldies one day I really want to hear what you guys have to say about, say, It's You or No Other or Mirotic (but that's hard seeing how fast the K industry spews out new MVs ): ) How about a special "retro" Music Monday some day? 8D

    6 years ago
    • We're trying to find a way to do oldies in our videos. Perhaps a different show? :D

      6 years ago
      • I like the retro k-pop idea. Because I am a VIP, I would love to see Haru Haru on KPMM or Dirty Cash….ummm Tae wears a dress!

        6 years ago
    • totally agree! ^^
      -e.l.f. here too! ^^-
      i really do wish they did a vid on its you or no other :)

      6 years ago
  17. That Kanye West part was great. Never ceases to make me laugh. Made my day.
    I'm not really concerned about the hats seeing as sometimes Kpop fashion doesn't make any sense. I'm just gonna say that G-Dragon wore a black hat very similar to these ones in the G-Market video. Trend starter?

    Voting for F.Cuz because the fashion in that video is just wow.

    6 years ago
  18. F.cuz definitely has the worst hats..there is no world where those are right. Super Junior's hats merely makes me think "Ice fishing" and "Didn't Brittney wear one of those on Glee?"

    oh and thank you Simon, I can not look at F.cuz's name and pronounce it correctly after watching you :P

    6 years ago
    • Good! I don't think anyone should pronounce their name properly because it's…so…weird!

      6 years ago
  19. "What's yo friend's attitude why she so damn rude HAHHHH?" I had tears in my eyes from laughter :') I always found that part of the song funny but that just…xD

    I really love your videos :D It's great because I come home from school on a monday and have a new video to watch! Keep it up ♥

    6 years ago
  20. "girl, the back of your head is ridikulous"-haha

    6 years ago
  21. F.CUZ!!!! SuJu have cool hats! Maybe they was cold ^^' Maybe I think that because I'm from Russia and we wear hats like that ^^
    I'm happy that Big Bang and SuJu win ^^ Thanks^^

    6 years ago
  22. I'm gonna have to say F.Cuz wins the "Silliest hat(s) worn in music videos award". I'm a big fan of both (SJM's were funny) but F.Cuz just had weird outfits. :/

    6 years ago
  23. I have to vote F.CUZ, their hats are really ugly and silly :S
    Awwww… Big Bang had to win :(
    Now I don't like Super junior's fans.
    Kisses :*

    6 years ago
  24. Definitely F.Cuz wins this one! At least, Super Junior M's hats seem to have a normal purpose (keep their heads warm so they don't catch a cold or something, which could jeopardize their singing career), F.Cuz's hats just look absurdly ridiculous!

    And Simon, love your Captain Obvious shirt!

    Hey, I have a totally unrelated question: could you guys feel last Friday's earthquake in South Korea, since you're in like one of the nearest countries?

    6 years ago
    • You know, we didn't feel it at all. We knew nothing about it until we saw it on the Internets.

      6 years ago
  25. No way am I mad at you for the whole "underwhelming video" thing — speak the truth sistaa! (and brothaa for you simon). Being a group full of hot guys (flails fangirlishly at Siwon's abs ^_^) does not excuse you from having a pretty lame and uneventful video. *sigh* 'Twas not very impressive.
    Still an awesome song though, so I have to agree with the review you guys gave them. (:
    As for the silliest hats, F.Cuz (Effcuz) all the way. At least you know SuJuM's hats were… I mean you know… well honestly both group's hats were kind of horrible but I mean SuJu's I guess matched the concept more? (Sort of… Kind of… Not really…) I mean what if they were going for some kind of chic winter type of feel… It is still winter… And idols get cold too. XD
    F.Cuz's (Effcuz's) were just horrible. Just plain horrible. Horrible. 'Nuff said.
    :D

    6 years ago
    • Oh yeah and for next week's video TVXQ's Before You Go just came out so you could do that one, but seeing as you guys normally don't do ballads, here's another suggestion: Hyungjun's Oh! Ah! (weird name)
      Mostly I just really really really want to know what you think about the elusive and mysterious woman in the video suddenly having the most ginormous feet on the planet. Totally threw me for a loop there O.o

      6 years ago
  26. F.Cuz Wannabe Your Love!!! Btw Simon your rap phrases were awesome! haha

    6 years ago
  27. Got it through Threadless.com :D

    6 years ago
  28. I have to go with F.Cuz on the hats.

    But there is this to contemplate – recently Stephen Colbert advanced his theory of big furry hats being the most important sign of power in North Korea. Since then both G.D. of Big Bang and Super Junior M have gone over the top with big furry hats…. Crazy fashion statement or sartorial power grab? ^.^

    6 years ago
  29. i could deal with super Junior's hats but i at least they still looked cool wearing them, but I can not say the same for Fcuz bad hats and ugly outfits. FCuz for me.

    6 years ago
  30. F.cuz had the silliest hats. I mean, at least you can recognize what SuJu's hats ARE!

    And, yeah, that's what SM is good at. They have no plot in their videos, just dance shots and close ups. They love that formula, and aren't giving it up any time soon. Even if it's kind of wearing itself out a bit… *sigh*

    6 years ago
    • Totally agree with what you said about SM's MV techniques – and Miss You got me all hopeful but it all crashed down again with Hot Times – SM loves to make its gorgeous flawless artistes pose around and dance a bit, looking fabulous for a full 4 minutes and call it an MV – and the worst part is I eat it all up ._.

      6 years ago
    • See, I'm not sure if I fully agree with that. There are other things happening in SM videos, like SHINee were in cars in Lucifer, or going to a girl's house in Hello, and TVXQ were destroying the world with fire and…lightbulbs. This video just had nothing.

      6 years ago
  31. First: I'm not going to kill you guys, I understand you, even though I'm a big SuJu + M fan. Second: I really doesn't think that they look silly with those hats, neither do F.Cuz. But if I have to vote for the silliest hats, then I'm gonna vote for F.Cuz.

    6 years ago
  32. trallala yay for kpop music mondays silly hat edition :)

    6 years ago
  33. (Brings out the pitchfork)

    HOW DARE YOU? No, not really. I agree with everything: As a SuJu fan, I just wanted to throw you guys a challenge. We're as underwhelmed as you are by the lack of ~things~ happening in the video. Nevertheless, your Nut-Blocking technique is flawless. Also flawless? Kyuhyun (flails Martina-style at the mention of my ultimate bias' name).

    P.S. Siwon is not human. He gets to do anything he wants.

    6 years ago
  34. i like suju M 's hats better than f.cuz hats :):)

    6 years ago
  35. Love you guys fan since 2009!!! <3 and congratulations to those lucky winners *envy*

    6 years ago
  36. LOL Definitely F.Cuz I love them but that MV was just ridiculous.

    6 years ago
  37. Oh, also, I think EFCUZ have silliest hats… Because they have more silly hat styles! SJM seems like they have ONE prostitute hat that goes in to everyone's head, EFCUZ on the other hand…. have different hats!
    So I guess to me they win.
    I do love their hats though (and not SJM's)

    6 years ago
  38. The only thing I know is that this single is completely chinese, so it is really great for the chinese market (be it song, style, whatever), but it's not so good for other markets…
    I do love the song and everything else since I'm a fan xD The "bestest" thing in this video is the guyliner. It seems like they just discovered it! Every member has LOADS of guyliner xDD <3
    I was really happy that you made this (still am), since it's a chinese song (originally) I was worried you might not do it, but still I bombarded you with requests ^^'

    Also, I'm very proud that you consider the person who once said "Party in the Yoosa" (Eunhyuk) when introducing the song Party in the USA to have a good accent, it means he improved :D

    Thanks for another entertaining video :)

    6 years ago
  39. As for Henry, not only did he live in Canada, he was born/raised there :P Toronto, I think? But yeah, that rap at the end with him and Eunhyuk is just so failtastic. It makes me cringe, sometimes.

    Just curious, but are you basing this off the Korea or the Mandarin version? :D The Korean version had some more English, aside from the rap. Just barely though, they changed part of the chorus to "my lady" in English.

    6 years ago
  40. no, don't worry i'm not really angry as fans. i love the song, i truly do. but yeah, i hope they could do something with their style and dancing. but i LOVE the whole scene of "freeze-on-air-and-zhoumi-sing in the middle", because it has Matrix kind of feeling to it and i love it, very much.

    6 years ago