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CUZ WE A HYUUUU MUHHHH NOISE! If you haven’t seen TVXQ’s “Humanoids” check it out here:

 

First off, congrats to all the TVXQ fans who worked so hard to vote in “Catch Me” and now “Humanoid”! Hopefully you won’t be furious at us now after we didn’t review Catch Me. Yay!

Well, to begin with, we liked this song more than “Catch Me”. We found “Catch Me” to be a bit disconnected musically, as it felt like a frankenstien song, rock and pop and random break downs all pieced together, which is just not our style. We like “Humanoids” a lot more, since it almost feels like the complete opposite of “Catch Me”, what with its clean beat and simple synths.

We also love the choreography, which is really unique. It’s not often you have a two member kpop group, and while we know it wasn’t the original plan for TVXQ to be only two members, they’ve done a great job of creating a TVXQ dance unit which acts to both highlight Uknow and Max as the stars, and also create the feeling of a group by incorporating the backup dancers into the main dance routine. I think it’s very clever.

Actually, something that has bothered me about kpop for a while that I was reminded of while watching this video, is how female kpop groups get the short end of the cool dance stick. Which the exception of BoA, I’d say every other girl group out there gets sexy dances or dances with memorable dance points, but they never get anything like this. Nothing that is just a pure focus on dancing and dance moves. I think that kind of sucks, because sometimes I just want to see a girl group rock at dance moves. Looking at BoA’s “Eat You Up” and “Only One” or even SHINee’s “Sherlock” or UKISS’ “Neverland”… I can’t think of a recent time a female group rocked a dance like that. Nope. Sexy sexy sexy. Okay, rant over. Oh wait! Wonder Girls and Miss A are the exception to the not-sexy and somewhat cool dancing rule. They do fun dances, but – still – those dances aren’t super awesome impressive, you know? The dances look fun, but not cool.

Despite our happiness for this dance, we were actually (don’t kill us) really bored by this video. Whoa. Scripting for this was not a pleasant experience. There are essentially three different kind of scenes. The first being the backup dancers and TVXQ dancing on the sand in front of the wheels and futuristic buildings, the second being that glowing white room, and the last being that triangular florescent light room. Maybe it could be just because this week we did 18 videos for our Eat Your Kimchi Awards, and had to watch a whole bunch of videos at once, but – really – there wasn’t much that really stood out in this video to make it original. Good looking boys dancing well. Sometimes I just want something different, you know? I don’t always need a modelling showcase or a portfolio of headshots. Give me something artistic or something with a good plot. This video was just so, formulaic. Apart from tiny detail changes, can you really say that there’s anything vastly different about TVXQ’s videos? Keep Your Head Down, Catch Me, and Humanoids: all really good dances, all looking all serious, all special effecty. I’m constantly getting the feel that TVXQ are otherworldly and everything they do is of extreme importance, be it with time traveling or exploding or something. You know what I’m saying? I want to see them dress up in animal costumes again! Hey TVXQ: go out and have fun! Go out and talk to girls! Do more videos like “Before You Go!” That was fun. I don’t want to see another video about how awesome you are.

Anyhow, the song is still good! If you haven’t picked it up yet, you can do so by buying the CD at YesAsia, or you can download it on iTunes here. And, as always, we’ve got bloopers. Being the Sailor Scouts was more fun than expected…

 

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  1. loved the ending for the bloopers ‘your off my team max’ lol XD

  2. To be honest the mv has NOTHING to do with the fact that its in a room.
    IT has to do with the fact that NOTHING is happening inside the room.
    For example: 2ne1′s i am the best. its all happening in an closed area, in a ROOM.
    However, they interact in the room, the ,everything seems alive becuase of whats in the room and how the girls interact with the objects inside it.
    Same with B.a.p’s warrior, in the mv, its in a room too. However, its in a room with the wind blowing in their hair, paper flying everywhere with graffitti, green lasers, and the dancing is fierce and the music is loud and brings excitement, but its still in a room.
    Sm has a room, nicely decorated, but the singers are interacting with anything in the room, and merely are just dancing, singind, and posing there. thats the difference.

  3. Anneyong guise! ^^

    “Oh wait! Wonder Girls and Miss A are the exception to the not-sexy and somewhat cool dancing rule. They do fun dances, but – still – those dances aren’t super awesome impressive, you know? The dances look fun, but not cool.” yeah … but I don’t see Miss A or Wonder Girls doing those kind of cool dance moves you’re refering to… maybe D-Unit would get to insert them in their future choreographies….

    ” Give me something artistic or something with a good plot.This video was just so, formulaic. Apart from tiny detail changes, can you really say that there’s anything vastly different about TVXQ’s videos? Keep Your Head Down, Catch Me, and Humanoids: all really good dances, all looking all serious, all special effecty.” I totally agree!

    7:47 I bet Spudgy is all like “yey I don’t have to do anything for this video” :))

    Love your videos! :)

    <3<3<3<3

  4. When you mentioned the giant tetris game, it reminded me of the part in Skyward Sword where you open up the other gate of time. Maybe it’s another gate of time and they have to go back in time to save the world! It all makes sense now! :O

  5. Oh goodness that was so funny!!

  6. I really need to get a Spudgy. I have a Tani, a Westie, and I lurvs her lots, but a Spudgy would complete the family!

  7. TVXQ are sooooo stupid in the plot side of this video!!!
    ‘I have a weird clock-mecanisim-thingy that teleports me everywhere.’
    ‘I have that too! Why don’t we put them together and see what happens? it’s obvious that we should do that!’
    ‘Nah, let’s test gravity and drop them!’
    ‘Ohhh, that sounds fun!!’
    Aish, get a proper plot-writer SM!!! }:<

  8. Though I liked both dances, I am pretty sure no clock dance will ever be as clock-y as U-KISS’s Tick Tack dance, so U-KISS!

  9. Okay, I have to ask: was Simon wearing the instant boobs from Japan to turn into a sailor scout?

  10. looovveee

    I really think I got the crazies while voting for this… Maybe watched the MV a few too many times, because now I’m sitting here thinking, *deep breath* wait there was so much going on in the storyline it was so deep greatest Sci Fi tale of our time Oscar worthy a true representation of modern life the pocket watch was the most significant symbolic signifier in the whole of cinema

    oops. Yeah really hoping for something different from them next time so I don’t end up losing my mind again

    I vote for TVXQ for the dance they thought outside of the box everyone thinks about the outer workings of a clock but preforming as the mechanism show innovation. I try

  11. I was thinking the same thing Martina!! I was like “That sounds a lot like the starlights… Oh my gosh what if Yunho was like Seiya and I could have a real Seiya in my life!!? Wait they are women… No Seiya is not. He is a male on planet earth. Oh no now I am sad by this once again… :,(…”

  12. do you guys sleep cause im pretty sure its humanly impossible to make these many videos and still have time to sleep.! I didnt even expect a MM cause i thought the EYKAs were kinda a lot to do and get ready! You guys are awesome but as a concerned Nasty you should def get some rest since you have the studio to do! And Martina still has time to do her hair and make-up.. well i feel like a lazy crap now!! .. take vitamins! sleep! and take care of yourselves in the cold!!! keep up the good work! I envy you for doing this job its a dream and you are great!! .. go EYK! ..

  13. awesome video but I’d have to choose ukiss’s tick tack over humanoids

  14. Humanoids for Fast & Furious? Just like Rising Sun that was in Fast & Furious [number something]? I like that idea!^^

  15. Awesome MV and review. A side splitter as per usual.

    On a side note….
    Despite knowing the real reasons why the split between TVXQ and JYJ happened, in my fantasy world I like to believe that it was because 5 such incredibly attractive men could not feasibly exist in the same building for long periods of time. It was ripping the fabric of space time, lol.

  16. U KISS… TICK TACK ^^

  17. Thank you for my weekly dose of brilliance!!
    Hahaha, I totally laughed beer up my nose at the Sailor Moon reference and parody!! (I…highly do not recommend laughing any carbonated beverage up your nose. or alcoholic beverage for that matter. Bad feels.)
    Spudgy looks less indifferent this week than normal…He was prolly super excited about the TVXQ review!
    Btw, Tick Tack all da way!!!

  18. I’m running into a possible website bug/issue! I was trying to access some of the older archived posts for KMM and KCI but for page 2 on up they keep pointing back to the Kpop voting charts. Is it just my computer or what? Thanks!!

  19. omg meemers is so cute! ehem.. UKISS!

  20. I think U-KISS Tick Tack is much more “clocky” with the movements, etc. And, with everything that you guys have going on with the EYKAs and the studio and stuff, please, please try not to get sick! Take time to take care of yourselves as well as all this other stuff.

  21. Potato faces! Haha… that’s the best part. Totally potato faces.

  22. U-kiss! The dance was more clock-y.

  23. VOTE SECRET for KPMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. this video made me laugh Simon I have to say looking good with the boobs xD Spudgy is appa from Avatar now ? xD and Martina nice impersonation of Yunho xD you guys are the best sincerely a fan from Puerto Rico :D

  25. Catch Me was japanese j-poppy sounding to you ? really ??
    (… i was going to say ‘i disagree !’ but i’m not quite sure what you really meant by that…so.)

    • Hahaha as soon as they said that, my family said (cos we watch KMMs together) “Ooooh the kpop fans aren’t gonna be happy about that” :p

      I recall in another video, I think it was in relation to UKiss’ Japanese releases, S&M mentioned something about j-pop having a faster beat. Maybe? Gee I dunno, I listen to way too much Japanese music to be able to generalise :p

      • ^^

        funny thing is that i wasn’t sure i could take this little comment in a good way, as an originally jpop listener/fan, not as a kpop fan. idk why i felt slightly offended ? which is weird and stupid ^^’ cause it’s not like they said they disliked Catch Me, right.
        and the funny contradiction (?) is that at some point tvxq has become and is more japanese and jpop to me than korean or kpop. (since i discovered them back when they were 5 when they were mainly doing activity in japan, and my fav songs of them are still the japanese ones) and/but Catch Me (as much as i really like it) doesn’t sound (or sounds less) tvxq’ish (and so to me, not japanese/j-pop’ish). (with the dubstep sounds and all, at first i really was ://// wth is that).
        aaaanyway ! whatever ^^ it’s funy how we don’t see and feel the same way.

        • VenezuelanVIP

          I’ll have to post my reply to you here. I don’t know what’s going on with allkpop. I’ve tried several times to post my reply there but it just wouldn’t let me, ugh! >.<* So…I'll have to invade Simon and Martina's website to post this reply, which has nothing to do with this article ( I apologize on advance for this to all the people who may come across this article and find this very unrelated comment). Anyways, here is the reply that I've been trying to post since yesterday in AllKpop. It's a little bit too long, LOL:

          Well, I'm sure you must know by now that there are a lot of trolls out there who disguise themselves as non-haters/fans to start spreading rumors and lies around. They usually start by saying something along the lines of "I don't hate X but…*insert rumor/lie here*" or "I love Y but…*insert rumor/lie here*"

          I've seen some trolls do this before. Your comment felt really similar, since you didn't sound like a hater and (you said you weren't) but you were saying things that are not true or are not proved to be true. So, this made me think you were one of those trolls spreading rumors and lies while disguising as a fan or a neutral person. I'm also really nice to everyone most of the time and I don't like to hate on any idol either, but…these type of trolls really tick me off. They really get on my nerves, so that's why I was harsh to you. I thought you were that kind of troll. For that, I apologize.

          But really, you shouldn't believe everything you read on the internet. Because as i said before, there are a lot of trolls and haters for every kpop artist, and they always try to bring them down by spreading these rumors and lies. And yeah, one of the most commonly used is the plastic surgery rumor.

          I actually spent a good amount of time scrutinizing the pictures on the website you posted but, I really can't see much difference between SNSD's old pics and new pics. They all look the same to me except for Jessica. You can really see that the shape of her jawline changed, it is indeed pretty evident. So it's obvious that she did have plastic surgery. But I can't say the same for the rest of the SNSD girls. I seriously think the person that made this page is just overanalyzing things, so I wouldn't trust this website if I were you :/

          I mean, don't you think it's kinda fishy and unfair that this person compares really old and bad quality pics with their new after debut photos? Like…they are obviously gonna look sort of different, but not necessarily because of plastic surgery. In the old pics they were all really young. Hence, their facial features can't be exactly the same as they are now. People's facial features tend to change as we grow and mature. And there are people who go through more intense changes than others. So.. of course some members may look somewhat different from their old pics. On top of that, most of the photos have a really bad quality when compared to their new after debut photos taken by professionals, with proper lighting and WAY better definition. Another thing is that the girls are obviously wearing make up in their new after debut pictures. And it's common knowledge that "make up can do wonders". I'm no make up expert but even I know that there are make up techniques that can make your nose look smaller or just different. And I think that's the case with many of the pictures that this person claims to be the proof of the girls having nosejobs. IMO whatever she saw different about their noses is just because of the make up, not because they got a nosejob. Seriously, what's so different about their noses? I really couldn't see any significant difference. Make up can really change the appearance of your facial features, I don't understand why this person didn't consider this fact.

          For instance, Yoona's first old pic is awful. It's really blurry so you can barely figure out her facial features and we need to remember that she was REALLY young in this pic, too. She also wasn't wearing any make up in the old pic, UNLIKE the new pic. So, of course she's gonna look somewhat different. She was a KID, her features aren't gonna be the same as in her more recent picture when she's a grown woman wearing make up. So, I don't think she did plastic surgery, she just grew up. And it's the same with the rest of the pictures. She looks somewhat different because she's really young and wearing no make up.

          Let's take a look at Yuri now. She does look really different. But if you take a closer look you will realize the reason why she looks so different is…well… that HIDEOUS HAIR (< I'm sorry, i really needed to put this in caps to express how appalled I was by her hair, it does not suit her at all). If she had a similar hairstyle to the one she currently has, she'd look just the same in that old pic. If you look at the more recent pic and try to imagine her with that hideous hairstyle, she'd surely look the same as in the old pic. So, I think in Yuri's case it's just the hairstyle which doesn't suit her and made her look really different. Not even her eyes are different (as this person claims). Her eyes look the same to me.

          A different hairstyle may also make your facial features look really different. Seriously, there are so many factors that can make your face look different, not just PS. I don't get why so many people inmediately assume someone had PS and they completely forget about these factors. According to this person, then I had plastic surgery too, since I don't look the same now as I looked when I was 9, 10 or 13 years old.

          Even if they did have plastic surgery, they must have been really small modifications, 'cause I just can't notice the difference. If they did have PS, then please allow me to say that they didn't need it at all. IMO they all look really pretty in their old pics and PS was completely unnecessary. I mean, Jessica for instance looked just fine without that jawline surgery, she didn't need it at all.

          Oh and regarding Dara…Well, as far as i know she hasn't gotten PS. She's always looked the same. Even when she used to live in the Philippines she looked the same as she does now. So I don't know where that PS rumor came from. But honestly, I've even heard people say that CL and Minzy had surgery, can you believe it? Those are obviously fake rumors; there's no way CL and Minzy had surgery. So I don't trust those rumors about Dara either. Especially when she's always looked the same if you look at her old videos including her videos from the Philippines.

          Now Bom is a different story. Even though she's my ultimate bias in the group, it's kinda obvious she had PS. The way she blinks does not look natural and her face seems really stiff, she can barely pull off facial expressions. So I do think she may have PS, although sometimes I doubt it because…well, Bommie also has trouble with her lymph nodes. So, the stiffness may be due to this. But even so, the way she blinks is rather suspicious, lol…

          But I still love Bommie to death and she's my bias in 2NE1 whether she had PS or not <3

          P.S. By the way, I typed some words in caps just for emphasis so…I'm not yelling at you or anything, hope you don't misunderstand…lol XD

        • VenezuelanVIP

          OMG this was so freaking long. It didn’t look this long while I was typing it LOL XD

        • ^^ i’m just happy i was able to clear things up (the last things i’d want is to look or sound like a troll !)

          and you relieved me a little with that blog. cause ever since i’ve seen it i’ve been kinda both depressed and obsessed with it somehow.
          i know ppl keep saying to be open minded, that it’s ok for them (the idols) to have PS cause it’s their face and their money and they’re still the same no matter what and they can do what they want etc etc etc and yeah it’s true, but still, for me, it doesn’t work that way, and it just makes me sad and depressed to see them get PS. (when they don’t even need it !). So when i saw that blog and that person was saying he got PS, she and she she got too and he got too (and the list is like not ending and i’m like dying inside) my heart was like sinking deep down .___. cause like you said, their PS is often so trivial and slim. what the use to reduce a little their jaw, what’s the point in having a slightly slimmer nose or wider eyes, i believe i’d have loved them anyway and just the same even if they didn’t had those double eyelids and they had a square jaw and even a potato instead of a slim nose (lol sorry).
          I know we’re going sort of out of topic so i’ll stop there, but, the things that bothered me with that blog is that i felt like this girl was sort of praising plastic surgery, she was almost in a way searching for it and it made her happy to prove that all those idols got surgery. i guess i’m wrong but that’s a little how i felt it while reading some of her posts. anyway. i still think she’s right for some ppl but not all of them (i hope).
          Now i’ve seen old pic of Dara and i’m 100% sure she didn’t have anything done, same for Minzy and CL (i’ve never had doubts for these 2 tho) Bom tho even if i love her very much i know/see she had some. I can lie to myself for some things but not for Bom. it doesn’t change the fact that she’s awesome and i love her. It just makes me sad. Wondering what she got in her mind for her to wanna change her face like that… .__.
          anyway. (i lost the track of what i wanted to say).

          i guess there is an in-between. There are delusional and blind ppl who refuse to see the obvious, and those who see PS on absolutely every faces, which is as dumb as the delusional fans. Like you say, our face naturally change too, it’s normal.
          *sigh* it’s complicated. when you’re stuck between those 2 kind of ppl sometimes you just don’t know where to look and focus and what is real and not. (and i guess we’ll never really know for some).

          once again sorry for the bother and missunderstanding. and thank you for replying !
          (ps : akp is really being weird cause i still can’t see my last comment i replied you :/ weird…)

  26. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRpVdPnMZM0&feature=youtu.be

    hahahaha great parody of gangnam style dedicated to organ donation —

  27. tvxq is the best

  28. tvxq is more awesome than any other boy group ever except suju they’re equal so in conclusion tvxq is the best

  29. I am really annoyed of this website. JYJ stans seem to love this place , they’re always tweeting about it like their lives depends on it . That’s why i will ask my friends cassies to not
    vote for any TVXQ songs to get reviewed on this site if we are going to
    get comments from JYJ stans and ot5 who are JYJ biased here. I’m sorry eatyourkimchi but you can moderate comments in this page if you want to.

    • You will get bashed here by them but what you said was true.

    • Honestly, I think you might be misinterpreting a lot of the comments here as “bashing”! Also, this isn’t an angry comment, I’ve just read a lot of your responses to people and I’m trying to clarify my perspective on it! ^^ We’re trying to make our website a safe place for people (whether they’re fans of TVXQ or JYJ, both or neither) to leave their real honest opinions (in an intelligent manner) and not worry about being called a hater or stan. A lot of people don’t like SM entertainment’s approach to managing their bands but I don’t think you should interpret it as an attack on TVXQ the group. We all know how hard Uknow and Max work, and also how hard JYJ work, so I personally think that people who are complaining about SM Ent’s style are literally just complaining about the company itself. It’s not meant to be a reflection on TVXQ as people! TVXQ’s music video persona VS them as people VS SM Entertainment’s production = all different. I hope this makes you feel less upset.

    • Ah, sorry if the comments upset you :/

      I usually don’t stop people from voicing their opinions so long as they do it respectfully and don’t personally attack anyone else in the process. If their comment stems from misunderstanding, then other people can step in and correct them, in an equally respectful way.

      I noticed a comment calling someone an idiot, which wasn’t very nice, but it seems that was resolved fairly peacefully so I left it.

      I love the Cassies who come here, they’re very enthusiastic and positive. And as for the hypocrite antis and fans….I’m not quite sure who you mean? Does a negative comment immediately make someone an anti? I’m a massive fan of Epik High, but sometimes I’m not satisfied with their works. I like some albums more than others, and I make fun of Tablo’s terrible singing. I hope that doesn’t make me a hypocrite ^^;

  30. Really good video !! But I vote for Ukiss !!! For sure, The fact that there is ACTUAL Clock in Tick tack wins… XD

  31. Ya bish!
    You guys are the best.

  32. My vote is for U-Kiss for sure.

    And I’m in 100% agreement with you guys about the whole “serious” concept. I don’t know, I find myself really missing goofy/cute Yunho and Changmin a lot since their comeback as 2. I get that they had to have a huge shift in dynamics and style because they are now a two member group but part of the reason why I loved the old DBSK was seeing their interactions with each other and seeing them have fun during their lives.
    I hope SM can give us a concept that just allowed Yunho and Changmin to have fun. Mess around with their backup dancers, act dorky with each other, and just let loose.

    • I don’t think it’s something to worry about! yes, their title songs are all about seriousness, but looks like they just save the fun for their concerts and non-title songs :P! watch SMTown, TONE and Catch Me tours, especially Catch Me’s! they are all about silliness, bugs, airplanes, chasing, showering everyone with water and playing around! so cute and fun~! (can’t wait for Catch Me’s DVD xD)
      I remember Yunho saying how he strongly wish to try something more relaxed and fun for a title song, so it’s coming one day for sure~ :)

    • For whatever reason, they seem to like to save their goofy/cute side for variety shows and Japanese concerts. In other words, they’re cute and funny when they are being paid to be cute and funny. -_- That sounds awful, but I just mean that they are UBER-professional. I’m sure they are very silly and fun when they are alone and just being Yunho and Changmin, but when they are being U-Know and Max, things are different.
      Personally, I think their working chemistry is still really palpable and their affection for each other is visible and adorable. So for me, that makes up for the lack of candidness. :)

  33. I think it’s a Kpop industry thing for the girl groups to not have complex choreo. BoA being an exception since she’s technically a solo artist and also well known for her dance skills. But SNSD’s Paparazzi and Flower Power had some choreo that didn’t emphasize the sexy and I think that was possible because it was for the Japanese industry. Soo…I guess Kpop girl groups just follow the image the industry wants them to portray: eye-candy.

  34. “You can fly on his back like Appa”. Wow, you’re Avatar fans!

  35. I vote for TVXQ.

  36. Showdown: U-Kiss, without hesitation

  37. OMG, was that an Avatar: The Last Airbender reference? I LOVE that show.

    I vote for TVXQ. I listened to Humanoids non-stop when I was ill. For four days. Never done that with a song before.

  38. Loved the skits! How can you make me choose between TVXQ and U-Kiss’s dances?! They are both so awesome!

  39. UKISS. Sorry, But I love Tick Tack.

  40. Is it just me or has SM been the biggest -tease ever this year (years?). It’s like they come up with all these super cool ideas for concepts and videos (superheroes, detectives, dystopian-android-planets), and halfway through the creative process they just go “fuck this, let’s just zoom in on their pretty (bewildered) faces instead of bothering to develop a plot”.

    It’s soo frustrating. I might be forgetting something, but honestly, did any SM video, excepting sherlock, have some sort of plot this year? Sure, catch me was supposed to be focused on the epic dance, and electric shock was kinda cool since space-y box fit their theme, but as for the rest, pfft. It can’t be that hard to just come up with some form of plot to match the theme, right? Or maybe i’m spolied from all the awesome eyk sketches… :P

  41. Maybe there’s a secret section in SM that teaches their members and trainees how to use superpowers?

    To the showdown: Tick Tack! I just love it :]

    • yes, smu covers a wide variety of subjects in their curriculum. not just singing and sexy faces.
      their class with the second highest enrollment?
      computer hacking with spilled juice for the creation of evil clones 101
      highest enrolled class at smu?
      fitting 13 men in one bedroom, folding space 301

  42. PunkyPrincess92

    oh my god!!!! it’s Tuesday and i’m watching KMM!!!!!!
    hahaha i don’t mind!!! i understand you guys are busy and uploading and stuff to YT is a long process!!

    oh man i got stitches from this!!! you guys are so awesomely hilarious!!
    i agree about the mv, the dancing was awesome and i love how the backup dancers are a part of the choreo instead of just being in the bg!!
    but the plot…..i was expecting a cool story and then when it finished i was all O_O…..is that it?
    man i totally wanna see ‘HHUUUMMMAAANNNOOOIIIDDDSS’. being used in a movie now!!!

  43. Ahgrrr~! Both dances are so cool~! It’s UNFAIR!! LOL

    But as much as I love TVXQ with their interactions with the backup dancers I VOTE FOR U-KISS TICK TACK coz it still remains in my top5 favorite songs and dances~! U-KISS hwaiting~! (^.^)y

    [P.S but if it was Catch Me vs Tick Tack I might have different opinion~ ;) ]

  44. I don’t know why, but Martina looks hot as a guy! XD

  45. wow!

  46. ah… i love catch me! it takes off from Keep Your Head Down’s (my fave of all time) production albeit in a completely opposite direction….o___0 ok im not making any sense. point is, catch me >>>>>>>> (boring) humanoids. this doesnt mean i dont like humanoids. i love it! yunho n changmin sound damn sexy in it. and lbh, d point of d mv was just to show off how changmin is eternally youthful and yunho is aging backwards. that and all the sexy stares and UNF. this MV is a huge win for me.

  47. About you’re female-groups-only-get-sexy-dance-routines-rant: What about 2NE1? Now I know their dance style isn’t generally like BoA’s and this songs’ here (all pure awesome dance moves), but I wouldn’t say they’re in the same cookie-cutter-sexy-girl-group-dance-style as we can often expect from girl groups. Am I right?

    • I wouldn’t say my complaint is that 2NE1 (or other girl other groups) are dancing cookie-cutter dances, my complaint is that girl groups don’t ever get COOL really really COOL choreography like male groups. Like, can you imagine SNSD dancing to SHINee’s Sherlock? Or 2NE1 dancing to 2PM’s “Heartbeat”? I want to see Infinite’s choreography down by ANY girl group. I would LOVE to see that personally, but it seems every female dance is more toned down. Even Big Bang’s “Fantastic Baby” would look awesome on 2NE1. The only time I ever see the girl groups dancing in an awesome way is during the Dance Battle shows on TV. Then I’m like, “holy crap, I didn’t know _____ could move like that!”

  48. I have to agree..it is a shame that girl groups are generally limited to sexy dances and can’t do choreography with crisp finesse like Shinee or Infinite. However, I think things are slowly starting to change for the girl groups. Recently I found Crayon Pop’s quirky choreo to be a nice change to the usual sexiness and to have some complexity. Hopefully this is a sign of change?

  49. I vote for UKiss! :)

  50. When I saw female Simon my mind immediately went to those fake boobs from Japan that you had in a WTF. You see, they are a totally valid product! ;) Thanks for posting all the videos this week, you guys must be tired but you are making our days so much happier when we get a new video. I hope your Grandpa is feeling better also.

  51. Hurrr? Durr!

  52. Firstly: Thank you for finally reviewing a TVXQ song again. ;u; I enjoyed your review.

    Secondly: Voting for U-Kiss (sorry my boys but I LOVE Tick Tack’s choreography!!)

    Thirdly (just a heads up this is gonna be really long lol) I just wanna say, I still prefer Catch Me. I was really disappointed with this release actually. Humanoids reminds me of their Japanese releases if you exclude the ballads, they’re all electronic and I’m quite sick of it. At least Catch Me, though somewhat mashed up was at least mashed up pretty well, and I liked hearing them actually sing clearly and well in a pop song for once. It wasn’t j-pop sounding btw, that’s for sure. It was just very … all over the place, a lot of SM songs have been like that this year and late last year. But anyway, I would love for them to promote a ballad in Korea, but it seems only solo artists do that now. :c

    More than anything I want the old style TVXQ pop songs back! I’m not saying I’d like to see another Balloons really, but I’d like something different and less electronic since I hear that so much already in k-pop these days, though it seems to be slowing down now thank god. I’m okay if they keep the ‘otherworldly’ thing going on since it’s just their thing, basically every Korean title track for an album since their debut (not including repackages though) have this otherworldy theme, so yeah … a decent plot, not something where they’re stuck in a box dancing, yeah that’d be great. Though another Choosey Lover would be interesting. xD

    As for the plot in Humanoids … or lack of it, I agree SMent TRIED this time … but failed miserably. It definitely seem like they gave up halfway! It was seriously boring, I didn’t even like the choreography, especially when you compare it to what we saw before in Catch Me. Ugh, was so disappointed.

    Also (god this is getting long sorry), I totally agree with the point of the back-up dancers. I love how well they incorporate them into all their dances. But some female back-up dancers would be nice too. Also YES YES YES to the female groups not really being impressive at dancing, only ever being seen dancing ‘sexy’ or ‘fun’ yet never ‘cool’. I really would like to see a group of BoAs in k-pop lol.

    LASTLY, love you guys on your idea that they’re sailor scouts lol. xD Laughed so hard at that. I love Sailor Moon~ They definitely do seem like superheroes sometimes, it’s kind of their image as I said earlier though; they have to be cool and stuff so of course they’re serious and dramatic, though I definitely saw Changmin smirking in the live performances of Catch Me so they do smirk! Aaaand I think that’s all I have to say. So I’m gonna shut up now! ^^;;

  53. this review first thing in the morning was a great “good morning dear” thank you ^^.

  54. Glad to see you guys finally doing a TVXQ review. I would have loved to see what you could’ve done with Catch Me, as it was one of my favorite songs of the year, but any review for them is appreciated. :3 (For all my gabbiness I really can’t think of much to say. ;u; Sorry guys. Just a thank you this time.)

    As for the poll, I’m gonna have to go with UKiss. I love Humanoids and all, but UKiss’ Tick Tack is one of my all-time favorite songs/videos. (If it were a competition between Tick Tack and Catch Me, however… I’m pretty sure my brain would explode. @u@; )

  55. omg I love your xmas tree…and the Sailor Moon references…win!!! BTW is it sad that I never noticed there was a clock in the “Humanoid” video….so U-KISS all the way!!!

  56. Loved this so much!!! I am really sick and this was just what I needed! Genius! absolutely genius! I laughed so hard :)

  57. Oh my God, you had me absolutely DYING of laughter. I could hardly breath @_@

    Also: Martina, looove that purple sweater. So much. O3O

  58. thanks for the review! I tried really hard not to laugh out loud as my workplace is just in front of my boss… but in the end he noticed my extra good mood and gave me some extra work))) but it was worth it! =)

    I vote for U-KISS’ clock dance! it’s very impressive, dynamic and contains so many details… no matter haw many times I watch it, I never get bored. and it’s unbelievable that the guys had only practiced it for 3 days before filming the video o.O
    so, U-KISS for sure! (honestly, I didn’t even think of clock while watching the dance for “Humanoids”… my bad)) but I like this song much more than “Catch me” too ^.^

    • Only 3 days?! Are you serious? They only learned it 3 days before filming?

      • I don’t remember reading this anywhere but, well.. they mentioned in an interview that they learnt Android dance (that may-look-easy-but-crazy-tiring-hard-to-sing-along-with dance) in 3 days before, so it’s not surprising :|!
        Yunho also mentioned once how BoA can learn dances in one day! so I think it’s something achievable after spending years doing it

  59. My cat does the same thing. He even cries in front of the door of the bathroom to get water from the sink.

  60. “Looking at BoA’s “Eat You Up” and “Only One” or even SHINee’s “Sherlock” or UKISS’ “Neverland”.” Have I told you that I love the rhyme? :)

    Tick Tack is more memorable all the way~.

  61. Hahahaha, “stop making that human noise”

    “zero to sexy” hahahahaha

  62. IDK if anyone else thinks/feels this, but I feel like that the last few Korean releases for TVXQ sound and look more like Super Junior than TVXQ. :/

    • Song wise and dance not so much but with the video and overall feel I agree with you. Sm clearly doesn’t care about TVXQ as much as they did before the issues and it is really reflected in the lack luster never really changing concepts they have had for the last 3 songs they promoted heavily. I wish they would just go back to doing ballads with a story mv.

      • When did they did ballads with story mvs in Korea?. Are you sure you follow them? The only long MV they did was ” before you go” and it was in 2011

    • Suju don’t sing many SMP songs like TVXQ and don’t dance like that.You just watched many suju videos lol

    • I can see why you’d feel that way, considering the lackluster videos TVXQ have put out, but music-wise, I still hear a very pronounced difference. TVXQ songs are a lot more interesting than Suju songs, IMHO.

    • I know what you mean. I loved Keep Your Head Down and that entire album, but I haven’t liked a single TVXQ song since then. Kind of like SJ, I love some of their old stuff, but nothing they’ve come out with recently.

  63. Hmm, I preferred Catch Me both musically and choreographically (???). Ah well, to each their own!

  64. Now I wanna watch your kitty drinking from the tap for 10 hours. ._.

  65. Hareem Siddiqi

    Appa!! I wuv appa!

    Anyways,I vote for U-kiss’s tick tack, it was more clocky, it’s like u-kiss’s best song and dance along wif neverland.

  66. Have you guys heard about secret’s car accident yet? :( /crryys

  67. :D Tick Tack, I really liked humanoids but I love U-kisses dancing

  68. I laughed so hard! I loved this episode of Music Monday!

  69. ‘I want to see them dress up in animal costumes again!’ REALLY?!

    • Yesss ^_^ That video was amazzzinggg, even if they did look painfully uncomfortable, ‘specially Jaejoong
      It was genius. Please SM, let them make more videos like that!!!!!
      And i can’t choose which dance i liked better. They’re both really different styles of the clock dance but equally amazing. Tick Tack is still one of my most favourite songs evar and Humanoids isn’t as memorable for me but it’s still great nonetheless.
      On another note, you guise are lucky to have an animal that can fly you places…. Wish I had a Falkor/Appa Spudgy….

  70. Hi guys, My name is Karen and im from Colombia, latin america.

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  71. So U-Know and Max had a rock/paper/scissors match for which person (Simon or Martina) represented them as a girl and U-Know clearly won lol

  72. OMG I can’t stop laughing!!!!! Simon & Martina, this was worth the little bit more of a wait!!! So freaking brilliant and HILARIOUS!! (and for the record, I really would watch 10 minutes of your cat and the sink. It all depends on the subject, see. Like how I watched an 8-minute video of repeating footage of Tyrion Lannister slapping Geoffrey. That was so satisfying)

  73. I love the Sailor Moon Starlights reference lol. Best scene ever!!

    Anyways, I’m going to vote for U-Kiss. That is all!

  74. After seeing Catch Me and Humanoids, I think I’ve become a fan of TVXQ’s awesome back up dancers as well.

    Showdown: I vote for U-Kiss’ Tick Tack. The moves were choreographed from head to toe to emulate a ticking clock, and their split group dance formations fit together and played off of each other like gears in a clock.

  75. TVXQ isnt clocky its gear-ie UKISS is clockky

  76. After you mentioned BoA, I had a bit of a throwback moment and watched Milky Way, No.1, Double, Girls on Top, Valenti…damn she can dance

  77. I agree, the music video was really disappointing. I was expecting something really epic but it just went ptffff. Even TVXQ were bored. If it weren’t for the dance, everything about this video would have been boring. Sigh, oh SM, what are you doing? As for the clock dance, I’m for U-Kiss. I like their dance and the song better.

  78. LOL i love the max time part!

  79. Do spudgy ever bark? I never saw him bark…he just stay his cool n yeah…

  80. LOL at your sailor moon reference… point on the part where SM’s plotless videos are just… meh~ and yes, TVXQ’s backup dancers go way back probably since their debut… and i agree on how original their choreography is. :)

    you guys should listen to their live performance of this song… they’re pronouncing the ‘D’ in ‘humanoids’ correctly. but thanks for the review… it’s been so long since you’ve reviewed a TVXQ video & well… i wanted you guys to review Catch Me but you guys were out and all that… LOL

  81. Simon’s face when he is teleporting! hahaha that has just made my day

  82. U-KISS TICK TACK DANCE~~~ ^^

  83. Ukiss Clock The Dance makes me feel a real clock beat <3 <3 <3 Soohyun and Hoon at 1:28 look like the clock's time and minute needle ^^ wondering which of them are which needles :D

  84. Cassies don’t kill me for saying this, but I don’t get TVXQ’s approach. They don’t seem to be differentiating themselves from the mass of younger kpop idols out there, its like they’ve taken a step backwards artistically (imho) since the split. They have so much more than this type of stuff to offer. I want to see visible signs of their artistic growth … why don’t we? Is it SM’s strategy for them? Can’t figure it out … *lesigh*

    • I still think they stand out because they do the Otherworld-Godly-Superman-image quite well, while new bands either try the cute boy or hard gangsta image, it seems. No one really does “I’m better than you and sick of your nonsense” quite like TVXQ. I’ve just seen enough of that image. I’d like something different from them…

      • They [maybe the company?] seem to be selling/promoting their godly-superhuman-ness songs a LOT more compared to the other songs in their Korean albums – they had disco-ey and rock n roll-ey songs that were so good but not so promoted..

      • Actually other do it, too. For ex CL, GD and Teddy’s Leaders. “I’m better than you and sick of your nonsense”- was clearly their message. Not to mention Big Bang, yes, sometimes they still try (they did it more in the past) that gangsta image. TVXQ really need some new air in their songs, loved Before You Go, Honey Funny Bunny and even Maximum. But they can do more than that. They are not 2 of the 5 GODS for nothing!

        • vipcassieblackjack

          I though you said that they are the least talented members of TVXQ and can’t do much but now you ‘re saying different things. How hypocrite you can get.You just want to make them look bad in any way.

      • They have a legacy and a loyal following. Their choreo is on par with top SM and is pretty fresh, if not weird at some points. The production quality of their music is top. I’m just bored of their style and vids. 2VXQ has mad talent but they’re putting out a lot of the same. Right now they’re competing mostly with their juniors, stuck in limbo. They should reinvent entirely and follow BoA’s lead if they want to take it to the next level.

    • They became better live than when they were 5. They used to not sing rising sun live but now they do and their stage presence is so much better

      • I haven’t seen them live … but I didn’t think it was possible for any performance to be better than the live utube version of “Why did I fall in love with you” or “Love in the Ice” :) .. epic of epicness.

        • I saw them live at SMTown Paris it was EPIC :!!!! they really sing well live and i don’t even talk about the dance <3

  85. I vote Tick Tack/ Tick Tock by U-kiss, I love both of them but U-kiss needs more love :D

  86. I loved the Sailor Moon, Never Ending Story and Last Airbender references! My childhood TT.TT funny how posh Simon sounds like Simon with a very stuffy nose xD btw while watching the music video for the first time, did anyone find themselves doing the head twirl thing along?….guise? No?…okay..

  87. I’m glad it wasn’t just me – all I could hear was: “we are hyuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu maaaaaaaaaaan NOISE.”

  88. “Hey TVXQ: go out and have fun!”
    Yeah, umm, I’m pretty sure that’s against the rules of their contracts. I mean, would SM have let Junsu do Tarantallegra, or even Uncommitted? HIGHLY doubtful.
    2VXQ have to do things of Extreme Importance to prove that they’re still TVXQ.

    I agree about the girl group dances – that’s one reason I appreciated U-Kiss’s Stop Girl – b/c the girl dancers were doing pretty much the same dance. Can you imagine TVXQ having female back-up dancers? Uh, no.
    And, of course, I vote for U-KISS!!!

    • About tvxq, I disagree. They don’t have to prove anything. Maybe they did back in KYHD era, but they definitely don’t now. I think we all know what they are capable of. I think they are the biggest success story in K-pop, personally. They’ve made TVXQ their own, and they deserve to be applauded for how they’ve taken their group to the next level as a duo.

      And SM allowed Yunho to do this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=_MuornHKLVw#t=211s
      Junsu was not exactly “having fun” in any of those videos; he was being “sessual”, as S&M might say.
      … but I agree that I wish we could see them smile more in their videos. :)
      and about the girl group dances thing, that’s deff. true.

    • I am really annoyed of this website. JYJ stans seem to love this place and gave you many likes. That’s why i will ask my friends cassies to not vote for any TVXQ songs to get reviewed on this site if we are going to get comments from JYJ stans and ot5 who are JYJ biased here.

    • Oh hey there! Not a surprise to see a JYJ stan commenting in a TVXQ article. So tell us more about “ebil” SM.So in your past comments you want people to appreciate your oppas hard work but you all you are doing now is neglecting TVXQ hard work. As if you care about them to ask them to do more “things of Extreme Importance”.I ‘m sure that you will never be statisfied. Haters gonna hate as they said.

  89. U-Kiss all the way! That song and dance were EPIC. I *still* listen to that song regularly… I’m flailing my arms in a dramatic, clockwork-like motion as I write this post!! ………..See that awkward gap just now?? Just had to take a pause there because I was so overcome with the urge!! haha!

  90. I vote u-kiss because the dance seems to flow better plus I’m biased towards the song. Even though I feel like Secret should be reviewed, I really like Yoseob’s Caffeine and Zia’s One Year mv more. There’s just so much to talk about with those two mvs and they’re so well done.

  91. through the humanoids mv I was expecting something to happen, like, I thought they would combine the key and the watch to go back time to when they where humans or something, but then, they just drop them… And I was.. ookey, that was pointless

  92. Honggi and especially love love love not winning is simply ridiculous!!! But then again, I’m biased. But then again, love love love is amazing and the hunky one has a beautiful unique voice which should be recognised by everyone >.<
    And I loved this kmm and I agree with your thoughts on catch-me, it's disconnected. I love some parts but then it randomly changes and I hate it, so in the end I can't listen to the entire song through.
    oh and tick tack is simply amazing, and it includes clock choreography so it should win – it better win!!! I guess it is the competition between the sailor superhumans and sailor hoon ;)

  93. My Vote Goes For U-Kiss Tic Tack FTW!!!

  94. U Kiss Clock dance for sure~ They even have clocks for everyone (except Kiseop who crushed it with his super power :P)

  95. thisisjustforfunval

    I too was disappointed by the lackluster plot of the video. I watched waiting to see what would happen and was disappointed by the nothingness ending. I’m glad the dance was awesome, not Catch Me awesome, but still pretty awesome. Your review was hilarious and I’d actually like to see more of you cat in the sink lol. Dr. Meemers is getting so big. I keep forgetting he’s a he.

  96. Literally laughed my butt off the chair! Hilariousssss review! “Come tiny animal, fly me away” bwahahahahahaha

  97. My favorite part of KMM was memersworth’s drinking tap water. Mmmm…maybe I should get a cat too.

  98. unicornsgalaxy

    OMG guise! That was hi.lar.ious! My favorite parts:

    1) Yes, I would love to watch more of your kitty in water!

    2) I seriously bursted (busted?) out laughing at Martina’s “Hey music video writers…Drugs are so bad” (m’kay).

    3) Simon’s (is that a sick duck sound?) backup dancing!

    4) I love Spudgy as magical Falcor and/or Appa!

    5) SAILORMOON’S SAILOR STARS FTW!!!!!
    Showdown: I’m gonna go with U-Kiss!

  99. Hey, you guise got those footie pajamas at Target! I have pink ones! :D

  100. Mentionning Fast and furious, did you know that rising sun was feature in one of the Fast and Furious? If my memory doesn’t fail me, I think it was the second one, in the scene where the cop run after the criminal through the roof and stuff

  101. Also, on occasion, I feel like U-Know looks like Brian Joo.

  102. lol! I loved this KMM, of course Cassies aren’t mad at you for not reviewing Catch Me! I am just happy they finally got a review, and a really funny one at that! BUT! Did you notice them rolling BACK their sexy windows? it was pretty awesome. :D get some rest you two!

  103. I really think SM wants to create the illusion that TVXQ is so godly even without DB5K. SM gives all these epic songs, and these serious and powerful dances to elevate TVXQ. I would love it if TVXQ will promote a ballad or a slow pop song as like a repackaged single or something, just something different because in my eyes TVXQ are already at the top in kpop, so they should try and express and expand more!

    • They tend to save the ballads and slow pop for Japan, for whatever reason.
      I’m hoping for some live performances of “I Swear”. *_*
      TVXQ is indeed extremely powerful and godly. But my wish is still for more emphasis on plots that show Yunho and Changmin’s deep level of closeness and compatibility, as coworkers and as friends.

      • I notice about the ballads too. I watch their “I Know” PV yesterday and it was kinda heart-breaking compared to Catch Me and Humanoids. I wish they would release ballads MV too… Probably they felt comfortable with singing ballads in Japanese.

      • I feel like hardly anybody promote ballads in Korea, though. Maybe a few every once in a while, but for the most part, it seems like it’s kind of rare. I could be wrong though, because I only pay attention to a few groups.

    • “SM wants to create the illusion that TVXQ is so godly even without DB5K”
      ?!! =_=
      and TVXQ has been doing serious and “godly” (as you may love to name it) songs since ever (with the exception of Balloons), it’s part of their style

    • You are an idiot and you didn’t listen to TVXQ album. It has many ballads. I know , you are one of those delusional ot5 who like to put down the new TVXQ to make your DB5K looks better.You don’t even respect Yunho and Changmin. Typical stupid fan.

  104. I laughed incredibly hard when you referenced Sailor Moon.
    When you guys BECAME Sailor Moon, I laughed even harder.

    Well played sir and madam (and dog)!

  105. Nice guys, continue to impress with creativity.

  106. I voted for the Hunky one D: I’m surprised that not as many other people did.
    I vote U-Kiss this time!

  107. Frst one to comment! wooho! and my checks hurt so much from smiling like a dork at the scenes you were mimicking tvxq’s and made them your own version.

  108. I love TVXQ’s dance in Catch me but I love Tick Tack by U-Kiss more!

  109. Oh dang that’s going to be a horribly hard decision to make, both of the clock dances are SO GREAT, I don’t want to pick one!!

  110. Yeay! KMM FTW! XD
    I feel so happy this Tuesday to see you post the KMM update on Twitter. This make my boring morning into a bearable one. XD
    I didn’t really about what they are screaming; I thought it was “YOU MAKE NOISE” or something like that. But after a while, I get that it supposed to be HUMANOIDS! Yes. Sorry, for being so slow… -_-
    Okay, I will go back to my recent task and drown myself in the boring morning again. Seeya! :))

  111. “we liked this song more than “Catch Me”. We found “Catch Me” to be a bit disconnected musically, as it felt like a frankenstien song, rock and pop and random break downs all pieced together, which is just not our style. We like “Humanoids” a lot more, since it almost feels like the complete opposite of “Catch Me”, what with its clean beat and simple synths.”

    MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY!!!!
    I’m not alone!! *_*

  112. This was absolutely hilarious. Thanks for making finals week not as hellish. ;~; <3

  113. You’re both crayons. I can’t believe you got this up today. You’ve been putting up so many videos with the EYKAs and then working with the new studio…Eat and then go to sleep. We appreciate your hard work but please take a nap with the Meemers and the Spudgy.

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