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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!

t-ara

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. 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. Seriously died at the Giraffe sound lol

  3. did u see the zombie version

  4. 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..

  5. 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!

  6. 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. >.>

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

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

  9. 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

  10. 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!

  11. Lovey Dovey zombie version PWNS them all!

  12. Wonder Girls The DJ Is Mine! please!

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

  14. 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. 

  15. 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…. ^^

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

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

  18. Thank you for making me LOL nonstop XD This is hilarious.

    When I saw Qri pointed the gun to the bad guys, I shouted in my head, “Shoot!! Shoot!!”. But that’s not happen. Then, when the good guy was shot, I immediately thought, “Why didn’t Qri tell him / shout to him informing that that is a trap.” I’m also quite confused why Eunjung doesn’t call police/her friends and where she is when Qri+good guy are in the car (I though Eunjung will try to stop his blood or something). Another thing, when the bad guy point the gun to the good guy, I confuse about why he doesn’t shoot the good guy even though they are struggling. Actually, those are the only holes that I notice. It suppose to be sad MV, but with the collection of holes, nah…. I agree that the song doesn’t match the video.

    I prefer T-ara ‘Cry Cry’ because they show off their singing skills (only 4 of them though).

  19. Ahjusshi became a ramen seller cos that’s what Jiyeon likes in cry cry. So the only way of remembering her is to set up a ramen shop, though not for profit. Too much guns = banned, so just one would do. Plus they need to give Jiyeon some swag and get people to stand on her side instead of the bad guise’ side. Oh and Jiyeon probably didn’t call him to not come forward is probably because she is too emotional to speak. You know, this drama stuff. It’s a drama version anyways.
    And they did make a zombie version. Plus a dance one, a tokyo one, this one and the club version. 
    And damn, Martina’s face when she’s doing a giraffe. I can’t stop laughing. ^^

  20. Oh goodness, do you know that they ARE making a zombie version??
    http://www.allkpop.com/2012/01/t-ara-reveals-making-of-film-for-lovey-dovey-zombie-version Also, I preferred Cry Cry. I was too confused by the music not matching the subject in Lovey Dovey.

  21. I LOVE T-Ara’s Cry Cry and Lovey Dovey just because of Cha Seung Won, one of my favorite korean actors.

  22. Cry cry. The song and the vid makes sense together.

  23. I’m gonna go with Cry Cry, because even thought I like Lovey Dovey more as a song, I couldn’t understand what the hell was going on in that video. Like, seriously. I at least got what was going on in Cry Cry, even thought is was pretty predictable.

  24. Is that Kamenashi Kazuya on your Desktop? I’m almost sure it’s him, in this strange looking new drama, that I only heard of 2 days ago…strange coincidence!

  25. “T-aratards”? LMFAO! i thought that was incredibly funny. I gotta say that i agree, i love that T-ara is so different and is constantly thinking outside the box but these two videos are just too much. Not only that but the fact that theyre making not 1, not 2, but 5 different freaking versions of “Lovey Dovey” is just insane! why are they so indecisive? just go with one theme and go for it. I love the song and the stage performances BUT their dance is still lacking in some aspects. The choreography is good but the dance as a whole is still a little messy and not as energetic as it should be. The only thing i have been looking forward to about “Lovey Dovey”, honestly, is the zombies version. I dont know how theyre going to make it work but…. i like zombies lol. Also a lot of people may think this video is so bad ass but those are obviously people that have no taste in films or know nothing about films to care, as long as T-ara is in it theyre fine but it still cant hide the fact that neither the story line, some of the actors, nor the action in this video made sense. The acting was good but they had nothing to work with nothing to showcase them because of their crappy production quality. Jiyeon, Eunjung, Boram and Hyomin, are definitely the best actresses of the group so i was a little disappointed in Hyomin’s tiny role in part 1 and Boram’s lack of one. Q-ri was a little overshadowed since Jiyeon is a brilliant actress with natural abilities. Since i already understood that she would be playing the same role as her in the 2nd part i had really high expectations but i was a little letdown by her performance. Anyways, i basically feel the same way as you guys: Brilliant Song, disappointing video.

  26. I like the live performances of Lovey Dovey. The girls look so relaxed even though Eunjung is suffering :-(

    LD in Tokyo is a club scene and LD Zombie version should be awesome lol

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