MV Review- SS301 PAIN

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SS501's fame is mostly due to Kim Hyun Joong, but I guess many fans, just like me, got to know about SS501 after they had disbanded, released some solos, and went to the army and stuff.
Therefore, getting to know SS301 all over again was a totally new experience. I actually don't know what Park Jung Min is doing, Kim Hyun Joong, after his infamous scandal is in the army, while their subunit actually made a comeback.

When the teasers released, I found it quite promising. The song did have an addicting and new touch to it, no doubt about that. Also I liked their promotion tactic- using I'm Your Man for promoting this album too. (I'm Your Man is a song by ss301, which is considered one of the most addicting songs, and you are not supposed to listen to it since it will keep repeating in your head.)

I was damn excited when the music video and truly I was so not disappointed. Their comeback was actually one of the best, according to me. The song begins just like I'm Your Man, with a whisper, but takes on a little softer pace. The lyrics are about heartbreak again, how the girl broke up and the guy is in pain. The chorus is something which stands out....did it a bell people?? Yes, wrong English. I seriously do not know what I'm So Pain means. I understand that they want it to rhyme..but still. Well, because of this tiny mistake, it does really remind us of the classic kpop songs of their era.

Coming to the mv, the music video is also pretty classic style. No story or anything, simple song and dance. The camera was slightly more focused on Kyu Joong and Hyung Jun. I felt Young Saeng actually got a little less screen time compared to the others. The choreography was really nice, but if they had done it a little bit more crispier, it would have looked awesome.

I believe most have similar views on the fact, that how the song really reminds you of the time of old kpop, with bad English, yet addicting choruses. It will really sound weird, if you actually sing the song in public.


MV Review- WINNER- Sentimental, I'm Young and Baby Baby

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Winner finally made a comeback, after almost a year and a half. In that time span, YG promoted Big Bang and iKON very well. My friends and I felt how unfair was it for Winner to only get two songs at their debut, whereas iKON got a total of six songs. But now Winner is getting equal promotion and that brings so much joy and relief to all Inner Circles.
The album is EXIT and the only released the E series this month. Three MVs released together- Sentimental, I'm Young and Baby Baby.

SENTIMENTAL:
One of the groovy and catchy songs of Winner. Personally, out of the three I love this song the best- whether it comes to the music video or the song, even the lyrics and the look of the members.

The lyrics of the song tell us how they have become sentimental after their break-up. How different things and their surroundings remind them of how alone they are. Instances like their room seems bigger than before because he is alone, or how they are careful not to get drunk and post stupid things about their break- up.

I wonder whose idea was it, in the company to come up with such a beautiful concept for a music video. It is simply beautiful. The mv is shot from the bird's eye- view where we see the members lying down in different room and how each room has something which makes them cry. In all the rooms, somewhere or the other there is a couple making out and them looking at them.
The sentimental feelings comes and hits you straight. Apart from that there is a small dance step to groove to.

The members look amazing, except Mino. He doesn't look bad, but well, he looks funny. Seungyoon and Seunghoon look so cute. Taehyun looks so diva, with a choker. But Jinwoo stole my heart- I couldn't stop staring at him.

This song right now is my ringtone.


BABY BABY:
The next song to discuss is Baby Baby. I was waiting most for this song, thanks to the awesome cover which Lee Hi posted.

In this music video, Winner are themselves. This is song is how their life now is all about the fame, and drinks and girls. There is no quality in their life and they are missing their loved once, as they said, it could be anyone close- lover, parents, friends. It is after they have become famous. Seunghoon and Seungyoon meet up and get wasted. Taehyun is home all alone, Mino is seen with a prostitute, Jinwoo is also drinking alone.

This mv has a lot of adult scenes. There are bar scenes, drinking scenes. And the best of all is Mino kissing the girl. When I saw that scene, the only thing going on in my mind was how the hell did they shoot that scene. The camera-work is great again, especially how well and carefully Mino's scene has been shot. We see the members in a very classy look.

At the end of this mv, Taehyun is seen leaving to someplace. His story continues to I'm Young.

Anyways, the song is probably second in my fav track list. I'm Young sometimes takes its place, though. The song has a little raw feel to it, especially Seungyoon's voice and Jinwoo's voice. The rest were fine. But still this song cannot match up to Sentimental.


I'M YOUNG:
Now this song is a pretty sad song. Taehyun leaves for France, to meet his ex-girlfriend. He still has his promise ring on. When the mv begins they have some candid conversations, about his hair, and stuff like that. But soon they shift to the topic of him "selling his voice." We assume, he left her to become famous.

The mv gives us a glimpse of their past and their present. We see how beautiful their past was and how they were a beautiful couple, but Taehyun soon starts drinking and things get bitter from there. The girl then meets someone else in a party, and Taehyun is seen leaving next. After all of that, the fiance or husband of the girl arrives and Taehyun is hiding in the closet. From the closet, Taehyun sees the husband kissing the girl's tummy. The girl was pregnant.

Now the question that the mv leaves us with is whose child is that.

The mv has some really good making out scenes. On seeing those, I actually started missing my ex. Taehyun's acting also has improved since the drama he did last. The mv and it's lyrics are sad enough to bring tears in your eyes. The girl did a great job too.

The song clearly is a conflict between the mind and the heart and dreams and reality. This song clashes with Baby Baby for the second place. And well, Taehyun really won my heart with his voice. As a solo, the song is too good. It captures the correct feels in your mind.


Another song that I would mention from the album is Pricked which is by Taehyun and Mino. That song is amazing. I was so hooked to it, before Sentimental released. You guys really have to check it out. The song has the ability to leave you breathless. It is the best song in the album.

Drama Review- I NEED ROMANCE 3

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This is the first drama in the I Need Romance that I have seen and it turns out to be a noona romance drama.  Although I am not really verynfond of noona romance genre, this drama was one of the best dramas I have seen.

The drama is about three ladies who work in a homme shoppe company. We have Shin Joo Yeon (Kim So Yeon), who is in the start of her thrities and has been in previous relationships but has had painful break-ups. When she was young, she used to baby-sit a boy from a rich family. Now the boy has come back from the US, and is a successful music producer, who is Joo Wan (Sung Joon). Apart from these two we have Lee Min Jung (Park Hyo Joo), who is in her forties and still lives a single life and Jung Hee Jae (Yoo Seung Ah) who was strict about her finances, along with her boyfriend. Soon she breaks up with her, and then falls in love with Lee Woo Young (Park Yoo Hwan) who was their colleague and the only guy in the group.

Apart from that we have Oh Se Ryung (Wang Ji Won) who is their arch rival and her ex- boyfriend Kang Tae Yoong (Namgung Min) who is also Shin Joo Yeon and her team's boss.

What I loved about this drama, is that it is very free flowing and natural- as if the things happen so naturally, in everyday life. Break ups and the romances, blend really well. The role of the villain played by  Wang Ji Won, I found it a little silly. How desperate can a person be to take revenge on someone- that too- these two were friends previously. I found her role a little overboard.

The cast was just perfect for their respective roles. Except for Park Yoo Hwan, the rest of the male characters were real eye- candy, especially Sung Joon. Park Yoo Hwan was a special case, trying to woo the girls in a sweeter way. There was so much romance in the drama, but it wasn't even this bit overboard. It was not the mushy romance, but a much mature form of romance. And that is what is the charm of the drama.

This drama is one of those dramas which I am ready to watch again. One watch is really not enough. Its also the type of drama which teenagers and adults can enjoy equally. Although I would still suggest this drama to be watched by people above the age of 16.