February 7, 2011
Teen Top time! We saw them live a while ago for the Asia Song Festival, but that was back when we didn’t know anything about them. And now they’ve come out with a new song and video, and new hair, and new…creepy guy.
Now, the creepy guy isn’t a member of the band, fortunately, but he’s definitely displaying pedobear tendencies. Seriously now: we know that Teen Top’s management probably didn’t mean it this way, but the older man in the video is exceptionally unsettling. He walks around in his robe, starts a program that gets teenaged boys dancing on his TV, and then the next scene is of the creepy old guy IN A SHOWER! Seriously! What the hell was the point of showing that guy taking a shower in the video? If he’s to Teen Top what Charlie is to Charlie’s Angels, in that he’s funding their secret agent stuff, then what purpose does the shower scene serve? Why now show him at his computer more, making more phone calls, writing something down? Instead, he’s leering out of the shower like a Pervertosaurus Rex, and we can’t help but be disturbed by it.
It also doesn’t help that Teen Top’s name has been confused as being…inappropriate material, and then their YouTube video channel is called Teenz on Top. Come on now! If someone told you there was a video channel called Teens on Top what’s the first thing you’d think about! Come on!
Plus, I dunno, the video just has lots of weird things happening in it. The guy’s computer is high tech and whatnot, since he can type in the air, so then why does it look like it’s displaying a DOS version of Minesweeper? And why does one of the members of the band do a flip on the subway platform? When I miss the train, I don’t run and flip. I just stand. Or I run somewhere else, but never flip while running.
Ah…that’s just weird. The song’s catchy, though. Suuuupa Love! It’s just a shame that the video is so terribly done, because the song’s really quite catchy. Anyhow, as always, JB and Annie from [ë‹‰ì‘¤] Enjoy Your Happy Life~* for the Korean subs. Huzzah! Also, if you like the song as much as we do, you can buy the Teen Top Album here, and have it shipped to you anywhere in the world :D