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Troublemaker – Troublemaker: Kpop Music Mondays

December 12, 2011

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We really didn’t like this video. A lot of people seem to love it, though, as it’s currently ranking 3rd for video of the year on our KpopCharts, so we’re worried that a lot of people are going to be upset with this review. Ah well. If you haven’t seen the video yet, you can see it here before we rip into it some more:

To begin with, we want to counter the people that are going to rush to defend Hyuna. We are not calling her a slut, or a skank, or anything like that. This video in no way reflects her sexuality or her promiscuity. We are also not against being sexy in videos, so long as it’s done right. When it’s done like this, though, for no other reason than to give you boners (or ladyboners), then we think it’s trash.

This is more than just showing some skin or wearing tight outfits. Hyuna’s wardrobe choices are the least of our complaints. Our real issue with the video is that Hyuna’s not showing any talent; or, more specifically, the only talents she’s showing are those of a stripper.

Her dancing sucks, and she’s hiding it behind all of the sex faces she’s making, hoping that you won’t notice, because you’ve got a chubble going on (we’re tempted to call this video “Chubble Maker” instead). Compare Hyuna to Girls’ Generation’s “The Boys”: in the latter, they’ve got an awesome dance going on: crisp, in sync, and to the beat. The closeups you see of their faces show them singing or looking pretty. Hyuna, on the other hand, crawls on the ground, bends over and sticks her hand between her legs, touches the inside of her thighs, lower’s her face to JS’s crotch (which suggests she’s going to blow him), rubs her ass on his back, bites her lips and fingers and rubs her face. See what we’re saying? Girls’ Generation are sexy because they’re confident. Hyuna’s acting sexy because she’s treating this like a soft porn. Girls’ Generation show their talent in their videos. Hyuna’s dancing like she wants you to stuff a dollar down her cleavage.

That’s the main issue we have with Hyuna. We don’t like how North American videos are trashy. We like how Kpop, in our opinion, is becoming popular because of its hard working ethic and rigorous training, which you can see through the awesome dancing of Kpop idols. The marketing strategy for Hyuna, though, casts this all to the wind, and lets lazy, talentless, sexiness take the place of what we think was a major factor in Kpop’s awesomeness. We’re not saying that Hyuna is talentless. She may very well be quite talented. She’s just doing her best to hide it from us and make sex with her face and body instead.

Hyuna Sex Face

Hello men. Look at your lady, now back at me, now back at your lady, now back at me. Does she look like me? I hope not, because that would be stupid

Whatever. Sex sells, and Cube Entertainment is laughing with Hyuna all the way to the spank bank. In the next video, when Hyuna’s going to be singing over a fun, bubbly chorus about dating or cheating or having fun, and she covers herself in oil and rubs herself on the crotches of her backup dancers, the video will get a bagillion views again, they’ll all get boatloads of money, and we’ll still be equally unimpressed.

So that’s it. Great song, really. But we can’t enjoy it as much after being so thoroughly upset by this crappy video. The spy theme was stupid for the many reasons we pointed out, and Hyuna’s MESOHORNY acting was offensively bad. Definitely one of our least favourite videos of the year, almost as bad as Teen Top’s “No More Perfume on You”.

Since we still like the song, though, we do recommend that you pick up the CD, which you can do by clicking on the link below:

Trouble

And, though we were grumpy in this video, we did still have some bloopers. Yay!

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  1. “uncalled for violation of my eyes”
    lol

    5 years ago
  2. Bo peep no competition. Hyuna does look like a cat in heat but seriously they were doing some raunchy stuff that made Hyuna’s work look like a baby. T-ara, you girls won the raunchy award :3

    5 years ago
  3. Great…now I can’t unhear Cubble Maker….DARN YOU!!!

    5 years ago
  4. Indeed. Hyuna is freakin 19 years old girl. She is not a sex tool >:(

    5 years ago
    • 19? Wooooow… she looks older, a lot…. but i think its the same with Suzy, i was shocked when a friend told me she was 17/18

      5 years ago
      • She was born in 1992, which is the same year as me. It’s the image that she is portraying made her look much older.

        Look at IU. IU is only one year younger than Hyuna (she was born in 1993), but why are they looking so difference? Because the producer or company made Hyuna act sexy and bubblepopping and stuff…while IU’s producer made her act cute and Disneyish like a 16 years old girl.

        Hyuna can be something else that is not sexy, seductive type of woman. It’s not her time yet :(

        5 years ago
  5. though the song is good but Hyuna’s rap part kinda ruin it ..they should have remove the rap part as she don’t have talent on that ..i like kpop because of it’s classiness and innocense portrayed on MV’s but if they start on this cheap sexiness , i rather watch American Mv’s then which has all the sexiness.you want to see

    5 years ago
  6. I agree with you guys, honestly. I feel like there are 2 Hyunas — onstage and off. Pelvic-thrusting aside, I thought Change was a really fierce solo song for her. Bubblepop was cute, too, but the video kinda ruined it for me. Cube is really trying hard to market her as this uber sexy chick (which she CAN be), but it feels like they’re trying waaaay too hard. Hyuna CAN dance (case in point – her mock dance battle with Jay Park on Star King), but her recent videos haven’t exactly proven that. I like Hyuna, but not like this.

    5 years ago
  7. uuuuh for once (actually the 2nd time but anyways) the video i voted for is chosen and you didn’t put the names at the ending D: cruel wooooooorld ! whyyyyyy !?

    the mv is pretty ridiculous but i too much loved the song to actually notice it. overall i pretty much agree though.

    5 years ago
  8. I kinda agree, but i feel like after watching Koda Kumi’s videos, ones like these are like watching kindergartners play.

    5 years ago
  9. Did you guys make it so it automatically goes to the MV when your MM ends??? 

    5 years ago
  10. I completely agree, i think hyunseung totally OWNED IT compared to Hyuna! even if you watch their performance live, hyunseung definetely shows his talent more than Hyuna. They even song a little bit of this song in ballad and AGAIN Hyunseung owned it. compared to american music vids, this is not that bad.. but the storyline didn’t make alot of sense! I do agree that the song is catchy.

    5 years ago
  11. Thanks you guys.  I love the fact that you came to the point of what is wrong with a lot of songs that would otherwise be 100% GREAT, if they had not tried to make the MV all about sleez and sex.  The song IS amazing.  Very jazzy, very hip.  But man!  Then they just threw SLEEZY all over the MV and cheapened it in ways only K-Pop does these days.  I hope they hear this review and hope they take to heart that there is a fine line between “sexy” and “sleezy” a very defined line too!  They have been doing TOO MUCH SLEEZ as of late!  And I’m with you, I’m no prude, I just consider myself sophisticated enough to know the difference when I’m being sold “SLEEZE” vs. “SEXY!”  Much love!

    5 years ago
  12. I was excited about you guys finally reviewing this video, but it seemed like you guys just ranted on about Hyuna for 9 minutes. I mean, good points that you backed up, and I guess Hyuna was part of the focus of the video, but I feel like too much of the music monday was spent saying how too sexy Hyuna was. I got it after the first 2 or 3 minutes.

    5 years ago
    • I do agree that we talked about sexiness for a long time, because it was an important point we wanted to make.  It wasn’t 9 minutes, though.  We talked about their awesomeness as spies for the first 4 and half minutes :D

      5 years ago
  13. this was a one good review. thaaank you. 

    5 years ago
  14. Oh gosh FINALLY some sound minds!!
    I’ve always thought that HyunA CAN’T dance!

    Even since the beginning I was unbiased an trying to find videos of her “great dancing” all I found were videos of her gyrating her body whilst rubbing herself and making blowup-sex doll faces!
    Sure sex sells but they should find a way to portray it better, like say SNSD in Tell me your wish, the leg dance was hella sexy but not porn-like, RaNias dr feel good was SUPER sexy but it didn’t make you feel like a pervert while watching
    .
    HyunA, if you do have ANY talent, please show it!

    5 years ago
  15. As for “Trouble Maker”, I was very pleasantly surprised by the song and the collab. There should be more stuff like this in Kpop! The video itself was very pretty and sexy. But like you mentioned, it’s too sexy… and Hyuna’s facial expressions are too much/many… becoming unintentionally hilarious. But if this was Hyuna’s FIRST time being nauseatingly sexy in a video, it would totally work and surprise everyone. Instead, in our minds, the memory of Hyuna’s videos gets all mixed together in some BubbleMaker/TroublePop blend of butt shaking, pouty come-hither looks and boob thrust.  XD

    5 years ago
  16. I do have to disagree in some ways, specifically that “only horny guys” would enjoy this video, considering I very much enjoyed it, and I’m very much gay and not the remotest bit interested in boobs or vaginas.  I think Hyuna looked fierce.  To me, that’s what matters more in the long run.     Perhaps it comes from being into a lot of western pop music and not being solely interested in Asian pop like a lot of people are, maybe my expectations and conceptions are different than most.  Spending nearly ten minutes talking solely about that seems arbitrary to me.  

    You see other pop stars doing this sort of thing as well, Hyuna reminded me a lot of Koda Kumi in some of her shots.  The review just seemed unfairly focused on Hyuna’s acting, and failed to paint an accurate full feeling of the song.  

    Not feeling the Kpop supremacy thing you got going on either, really.  Pop music is pop music, distinctions of country and language are moot, especially with Kpop, which owes so much of its sound to Western pop music. 

    5 years ago
    • you are right, I’m a girl and I like it very much. Not because I’m horny….

      5 years ago
    • KODA KUMI!!!!  KU-SAN ROCKS!!!! I love that kpop got rocked by her at the MAMA.

      5 years ago
  17. oh gosh! i totally agree with u after i watch mv….what kind of spy are they???haha

    5 years ago
  18. In my opinion, the perfect example of CLASSY SEXY KPOP is seen in “Abracadabra” by The Brown Eyed Girls. For me it’s the best kpop MV I’ve ever seen, seriously. Cool choreography, sexy-but-not-slutty outfits, an understandable plot, the video represents the song perfectly and ultimately it’s very memorable. <3

    5 years ago
  19. im not trying to suck up here or anything, I TOTALLY AGREE WITH EVERYTHING YOU’VE SAID IN THIS REVIEW! thumbs up! i always think the same about Hyuna being made to act like a stripper instead of a Kpop dancer.

    5 years ago
  20. ok, I get the Hyuna thing, but what about Hyunseung? I watched the video only for him and wasn’t disappointed, being honest, I can’t care less about Hyuna… I just had eyes for Hyunseung the whole video… but you barely mentioned him… just Hyuna this Hyuna that… really? this song is very good, I love Hyunsegung voice, acting, dancing… its good to see him outside of B2st, to get more recognition and stuff, I was hoping for you to mention him more :(

    5 years ago
  21. sometimes i feel uncomfortable watching her videos sometimes

    5 years ago
  22. I love Ga-In :]

    5 years ago
  23. Ok, my comment is not about your video review but am I seeing a cooking range/washer combo??? WTF!

    5 years ago
  24. i agree with you guys!  And after having seen the other video today for the first time too, i pick troublemaker (yeah I know…)

    And way deserving a 3 out of 5, specially if you watch a live perf

    PD:wtf? poor spudy I thought its tongue was going to fall off from craving the peanut butter… Bad Martina!!!

    5 years ago
  25. oh yeah thank you guys. I totally agree with you “So that’s it. Great song, really. But we can’t enjoy it as much after being so thoroughly upset by this crappy video.”

    5 years ago
  26. i had this song on my head all day and your review was so enjoyable. the failed spy thing was absolutely spot on!!! maybe you guise could teach at their spy school? :P

    i, too, totally love this song. the whistling was sooo addictive. but yes, i don’t really like the overly sexy concept they have for this co-ed unit. i think the company wants to make JS popular through hyuna and her sex appeal. (nice to see you guise actually referring to him as “JS”. it’s suppose to be his stage name for trouble maker but most of us are stuck with hyunseung.)

    this might be random but the justin timberlake-sexy back thing at the beginning was a nice coincidence with seungri’s birthday…

    5 years ago
  27. I agree with u guys! I feel the same way. Some people defend it saying, so what if their being sexy? I, sont mind it, if its done in a classy way.

    Plus Hyuna just seems to be looking sexy in the video. Her rap part is okay, and she gets outshined by Hynseung on vocals. Anyways, the whistling saved this song. Only reason why I like it. Oh, and Hyunseung. He shows off his talents here.

    5 years ago
  28. The reason why it is so high in KPopChart is probably because at the top of the KPopChart page stands “we’ll feature the winner for our next KPop Music Mondays” and it’s kind of confusing… I know it’s experimental, and I’m not reproaching you guise anything, and I luuuv you guise. I’m just worrying that as long as this confusion remains, the Battle KPop Of The Year results will be biased.

    5 years ago
    • Yeah… I feel bad because when I started voting I didn’t realize it was for the Kpopchart and was voting for music Monday. I went back and voted for all the stuff I REALLY think should win for the chart but it just sucks that I ended up voting for stuff that I would like to see reviewed (like this video) but don’t think should be the best music videos of the year. I am sure other people did that a lot too. I wish we had a do-over!

      5 years ago
  29. “Great song, really. But we can’t enjoy it as much after being so thoroughly upset by this crappy video. ”
    Exactly my thought. I particularly like the whistling part (which is the original part if you think about it… though Morricone did it years ago… but anyways), crappy videos makes me throw a song away because when I listen to music, I picture things in my head (which is why I run into street lamps all the time) but when a video comes in and spoils my mental picture, it annoys me.
    Well, decent-looking but boring videos do that too…
    I’m difficult… and all the more with Kpop because I like it so much…

    5 years ago
  30. Huh? You mean there was someone else in that video? *clicks replay*

    …..loljks :p Actually his voice was the only thing I heard other than the whistling. Weird how it’s actually higher pitched than Hyuna.

    5 years ago
  31. A question though – why are you bagging on Hyuna, but praising Hyunseung for being a pimp because he has chicks dancing on him? 

    5 years ago
    • We were being sarcastic.

      5 years ago
      • I hope so. There seems to be a huge double standard in kpop where it’s okay for oppa to take his shirt off and grab his nuts, but if Hyuna jiggles her goodies she’s a slut!11!!!!111 (and I get why you both don’t like it, because you’ve said many times that you’re not into in F-A-R-T and that’s fine, but it’s NOT okay to like it if Hyunseung does it, but hate it if Hyuna does it without reason). 

        5 years ago
  32. ohhh I really really love this song and mv!! i think its appropriately sexy actually and hyuna and hyunseung compliment each other well in this! when I saw this I thought hyuna looked like a geisha, she has a really exotic and beautiful look about her that I love now <3 and they both seem to have amazing rhythm just like this song <3 and although I do agree, I would love much more choreography in this video, I think the little that they have is actually really good and catchy <3

    and I love the french electro-pop feel to this song, mv, and choreography!

    and as always i love you guys!
    no matter what you guys make me laugh!! <3 never stop making videos!!

    5 years ago
  33. Hyuna and JS! troublemaker

    5 years ago
  34. I voted for it because of the song. I was a little put off by the video. I’m not quick to identify KPop stars (or even know their names), so I didn’t realize at first that Hyuna was in it until she did the hand between the legs moves. I really don’t want to have to recognize her as the “hands between her legs” girl. ^^;;

    I really enjoy the song because it does remind me of the Timberlake songs I like a lot. It actually feels/sounds similar to his and Ciara’s “Love, Sex, and Magic.”

    5 years ago
  35. Why do I agree with you all the time? OH Yeah! You make a great point!

    5 years ago
  36. The video looks like some cheesy spy film to me,and I think Hyuna cannot actually sing tbh, search the MR removed live of troublemaker 

    5 years ago
  37. THIS.

    5 years ago
  38. Your issue with Hyuna is my issue with Hyuna… she’s too slutty – that might be a bad choice of word, but I think you know what I mean >.<' (and just for the record, I'm saying that as a girl who's bi but wouldn't date a girl acting like this ^^)

    5 years ago
  39. I think we live in the same hemisphere~ ㅋㅋㅋㅋ 
    Its 4:20+ here too!

    I just needed my dose of KMM!!

    5 years ago
  40. I don’t know how to say this, because it’s never happened before.  I…disagree!  Do I think she’s doing a super sexy, look at how sexy I am sexy dance?  Yessiree she sure is, but she’s doing that in an atmosphere that really disapproves.  Even after all of the criticism she got for Bubble Pop.  It’s like she just flipped everyone the bird, said, “Oh, you didn’t like that?  How about this!”  Good for her.  You go with your pole dancing self Hyuna.   

    5 years ago