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WOOHOO YES YES YESSSS! T-ara’s Lovey Dovey rocked it this week on the Kpop Charts. We get to review this freaking funky awesome song. HELLS YEAH! The video isn’t the best, though, so it’s a mixed blessing. If you haven’t seen the mega-mini movie, which is the conclusion to T-ara’s Cry Cry, check it out here. Make sure you’ve got 20 minutes to blow, though:

 

Now, we’re so torn about our review. We really like the song, really really really, but we also find the story for the video really really silly. We had scripted out all of our gripes with the plotholes, but realized that our video would be ginormous. So, we’ll talk about the issues we glossed over here in the blog post:

T-ara Plastic Surgery

I didn't know facial reconstructive surgery comes with makeup

For starters, bounty hunter has facial reconstructive surgery. WHAT THE HELL FOR? Because she wants to start a new life? How about you take the many, many, MANNNNY thousands of dollars that cost, and move to another country? Buy a place in Thailand and chill! And her surgery seems to be botched, because it has her in permanent grumpy face mode. Doesn’t she ever smile? Also, when the surgeons take off the bandages from her face: I didn’t know that facial reconstructive surgery comes with mascara, eyeliner, and eyeshadow.

On that point, why are the two of them friends? It looks like curly haired girl saved the life of the bounty hunter, but the bounty hunter does nothing but be a freaking sulky sissy baby pants. What the hell does curly haired girl see in her friend? She sulks, doesn’t rob anyone either. Does she cook anything? She’s just a mooch! Wouldn’t it have been better for the bounty hunter girl to have saved that money, or saved SOME of the money, so that they could live a better life and not have to rob people for a living? Worst waste of money ever!

T-ara Wallet Stealing

Hey. Hey. HEYYYY!!! LOOK I STOLE A WALLET!

And it’s not like they’re good at robbing either. Who the hell waves the wallet after having stolen it from somebody? That’s ridiculous! And for the second robbery of the video: What kind of people leave HUGE BAGS OF MONEY AND DRUGS UNATTENDED WITH PEOPLE YOU BARELY KNOW?! Seriously? Maybe it’s a lapse of judgmenet, but it’s a pretty freaking huge mistake to flash a bag full of money in front of two girls you arent that close with, and then walk away from the money. SERIOUSLY! WHO TAUGHT YOU HOW TO BE CRIMINALS!?

And then the confusing part: why would you call someone to return the big bag of drugs? That makes no sense at all. Why not just dump the drugs? You stole what you thought was a big bag of money, which surely would have pissed off the bad guise…but you wouldn’t have returned that, right? So why would you return the drugs? Now you have the bad guise bag of drugs. You think that returning it will make things better? YOU FREAKING STOLE FROM BADGUISE AND BAD GUISE DON’T LIKE BEING STOLEN FROM! Dump the drugs and RUN!

Side note: what’s up with the super handsome street food vendor? Seriously?! THAT PLAYS SHOULD BE CRAWLING WITH HUNNIES. Small quibble. Moving on!

Another thing: how does that girl drink soju like that? One does not simply drink soju from a glass like it’s water. You put soju in a shot glass and dump it to the back of your throat in hopes of avoiding as much contact with the tongue as possible. Soju’s nasty.

Also, what’s the point of revealing herself to him? Hay it’s me! Kay bye! Also, is the girl a marathon runner? She runs from the streetfood stall ALL the way to the badguy hideout without breaking a sweat. Fortunately the guy drives his car there instead.

T-ara Bad Blood Makeup

The Blood doesn't match.

And, lastly, the makeup artist kinda messed up their blood makeup. OH NO NOT LASTLY! How does someone drive on a Korean highway for so long without looking at the road. Seriously: it’s difficult enough not dying when your eyes are fully on the road already. She has her eyes on the guy for a loooooooong time.

Ah well! T-ara’s Lovey Dovey: great song, not so great video. Make sure you pick it up either on iTunes or YesAsia by clicking on the banner below, and then proceed to dance your asses off like we have. We even wrote a review for it on iTunes, and we never really usually do that. Ha!

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Anyhow, we had a lot of fun filming this video and got a bunch of bloopers as well. Question: what’s the sound a giraffe makes? We try our best guesses in the bloopers. Check them out here.

 

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  1. taigahime
    taigahime

    The only MV for this that I could find was the zombie version and I think the whole zombie fad needs to…….well, die. I wonder what y’all thought of that one?

  2. sonaaaeestiii

    I just about died at Martina’s giraffe noise!

  3. I like the zombie version of the song

  4. Seriously died at the Giraffe sound lol

  5. I know this is late, but I would have voted for lovey dovey. Why? Because it finally ended. lol. Bad guys not having guns, and pointless staring contests are a common theme in a lot of action scenes in Korea. I also noticed the whole “He got shot with two girls present, but only one is in the car” scenario, but I suppose it wouldn’t have been as emotional if he was in the backseat with the friend and not next to the girl he raised. Actually, the friend could have drove… I give up. I really do like the song, it’s addictive. Eun Jung <3

  6. did u see the zombie version

  7. what is that annoying light in your kitchen? the one that keeps blinkin’ or flashin’ (whatever) above your spudgy doll?
    it distract me over and over and over from your nice review

  8. I don’t like any of them. In fact, I don’t like any of T-Ara’s songs anymore these days. Cry Cry was the only recent song that I can tolerate.. YaYaYa, Roly Poly…they’re annoying..

  9. Devil fruits? One Piece reference anyone? :D

  10. Anonymous

    Please review Sunny Hill’s Grasshopper Song next! There are English sub translations on youtube, and articles on the social commentary meaning of the song available. You review boy bands all the time. Less popular bands like Sunny Hill need love too!

  11. Well actually, to be completely fair, the songs name is 러비더비 which actually is reoBi deoBi and not Lovey Dovey, it’s just translated to Lovey Dovey in English, so I think the 2 score is a bit unfair. It’s Konglish and not English, even if it is supposed to say Lovey Dovey, that’s not what the song is called, and therefore they are singing it correctly.

  12. Anonymous

    HEY GUYYYYSS i just want to say that i love you guys and you guys should listen to MBLAQ its war both the stage performance and the mv they are both amazing i hope you guys do a video on that ok thanks

  13. jericho98

    man u guys make t-ara seem like idiots and the most awsome girl group, PURE SWAGGGG

  14. Can you PLEASEEEE do Teen Top’s “Crazy”? :D 

  15. Frankly both long version MV of T-ara does not fit my cup of tea…but as for showdown, definitely “Cry Cry” is a better one. 
    It’s really sad that a great funky disco tune like “Lovey Dovey” have to break down into several segments due to the MV storyline….What even worse is the dance version MV of LOVEY DOVEY have brought in the element of ZOMBIE that once again the song was being broken down!! Why not just put on a simple dance   MV as there are a long story version MV already?

  16. When I first watched this vid and saw the street food vendor I was like OMFG it’s Dokgo-Jin!!!! But other than him being the highlight for me I agree 100%, WAY too many holes in this thing. >.>

  17. Jihyun Ahn

    LOL love your video!!!! laughing all the time while i am watching!

  18. i really love your videos! please do a video for the new mblaq mv!!

  19. Looooooooooooove your videos and LOLS at this post ~ totally agree with everything you say. The way she revealed herself was totally strange. Like “its me… but i gotta run now…. bye!” ~ and lols, yeh the plastic surgery was a bit random, but they prob did that to give the t-ara members some screen time so it wasnt all about Jiyeon :P haha

    Also, the video barely had lovey dovey song, most of the song was a slower song too… unless it was a slowed down version? But it was like two songs in one video so technically wasnt really lovey dovey… but great song! i love t-ara :D I am a t-aratard as well :P

  20. Anonymous

    The Lovey Dovey dance is SO FREAKIN’ COOL!  Like, cooler than seeing Hyorin’s undies when SISTAR sings “So Cool” cool.  Check out the dance practice video and you can see all the neat choreography, with lotsa moonwalking!

    How about reviewing Yoon-G’s Reason I Became a Witch?  Awesome song!

  21. Is that Kame in Yokai Ningen Bem in the backgound?

  22. thatssumgoodcurry

    Lovey Dovey zombie version PWNS them all!

    • I was just gonna say… i didn’t watch the other version all the way through but kinda like the zombie version… not that it was really great but a zombie version mv is always welcome in my book!

  23. Anonymous

    Lovey Dovey is the better video! Love to you guys from USA!!!! :)

  24. Wonder Girls The DJ Is Mine! please!

  25. Anonymous

    Martina, you were right about the zombie thing. Have you seen T-ara’s new zombie version of the lovey dovey music video?

  26. Wonder Girls -“The DJ Is Mine”
    I know is not kpop but still :)

  27. My Vote:   Cry Cry…   even though it makes me crazy with “Can’t You See the Music?” 

    No… I can’t see the music…. because music is sound.

  28. OMG… The Zombie version has been released…   Don’t get me wrong,  I love T-Ara… They are still my favorite but WHAT WAS THAT?  The new video clashes with the song more than the one that was reviewed here.   There’s also a few more of those laughing moments at inappropriate times.  Like when the zombies finally break in  and they looked all scared “Well maybe they wouldn’t be close enough to kill you if you didn’t spend 3 minutes dancing in front of them. 

  29. NO,, THE STORY IS NOT LIKE THAT…. U HAVE TO WATCH THE CRY-CRY MV CUZ THE LOVEY DOVEY MV IS THE PART 2 OF CRY CRY MV…
    THE STORY IS CONNECTED…
    I’M A T-ARA FAN…. ^^

  30. Anonymous

    lovey dovey

  31. i vote for lovey dovey, for T-ara, for Eunjung :)), thanks for Kpop Music Monday :D

  32. zainab_sweettheart

    LOOOL SOO TRUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! Can you do Teen Top Crazy next week?? :) much appreciated!! 

  33. Anonymous

    LOVEY DOVEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    LOL!!!! lubby, dubby… :D
    thanks Simon and Martina!!!

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