I’m Not A Merry Anymore

Today, I’m not a Merry anymore.

Merries are still shocked upon learning of Taeha and Dabin’s departure. For one, Taeha opted to pursue new paths, and Dabin is still groping with schedule conflicts between acting and being a K-Pop artist.

What makes matters complicated is that MLD Entertainment still does not issue statements and apologies for delay for several months. This proves their unprofessional side. We will discuss further these things as we rate agencies and the group some time.

As Daisy is still “under negotiations”, I’m not surprised if she might be no longer part of it. This will surely have negative consequences if this happens. In fact, some international Merries told that Daisy was the reason they became part of the fandom.

With all these things, what’s the sense of being a “Merry”, if me and fellow fans are not happy with these?

Thank you

So, thanks to all Merries who genuinely care for the group. Thank you also for making me once part of this fandom for one and a half year. However, recent events pushed me to leave the fandom like everyone else.

Starting November 30 this year, TweetNewscaster is not following the group anymore, and is now leaving the fandom. The author is also withdrawing support for the group. Consequently, all members are no longer my biases, and Momoland is now out from my bias list forever.

Effects

Starting November 30, failing grade will be given in reviews of their future releases. No special incentives will be given to them anymore in future reviews (unlike BTS, (G)I-DLE, and TWICE).

Worse, if any member is absent on group’s TV appearances, extra pull-down factor will be added in future reviews. No considerations will be given to Momoland at all regardless of reasons, especially on absences.

These things would be better off than hating them outright. Hating the group will be a waste of time and energy.

It does not make sense following them with these kinds of attitude, and if they are still incomplete. And to put it bluntly, it’s senseless to follow them if the group and the agency aren’t learning any lessons at all.

AOA – Come See Me: MV Review

Due to hectic schedules and unfortunate incidents in K-Pop, we will not review EXO, Stray Kids, ASTRO, and J.Y. Park’s releases. Again, our sincerest apologies.

Meanwhile, reviews for December releases will be limited. This is to focus on year-end write-ups and misheard lyrics.

This article will be my final review for November. I earnestly hope another new MV reviewer will come forward to do this immense job.


For our series of reviews, we will touch on AOA in their song Come See Me. This is their lead track for their sixth mini-album New Moon. And to wit, it is their comeback since Mina left for career change.

I took on the liberty of reviewing the group due to their outstanding attitude. This is the case with Seolhyun and Jimin, which we will discuss as we rate the group in another separate write-up.

As this is my first time reviewing AOA, and more than year passed since Bingle Bangle, I am now very excited on this. How would an Elvis rate the group? Let’s start!

Storyline

The storyline delves on the girls engaging in shooting, holding guns, swords, and bows. On the other side, they are running away from drones and cameras that surround and follow them. It came to a point that they’re fed up and hit the drone that is stalking at them. They are now shooting, and are now showing their fiercer side.

Its story in a nutshell tells about malicious netizens and sasaengs. This is apparent with a woman being exposed with digits, implying her being exposed to digital hate.

It can be remembered that AOA undergone the same fate last 2016. At that time, Seolhyun and Jimin were bashed out of lack of knowledge on Korean history. Later on, Choa left due to depression and stress of being a celebrity, and earlier on, Seolhyun took the heat when she dated a guy.

Review as whole

The settings for Come See Me reminds me of their previous work Excuse Me. It proved to be a return to their mature side which once defined them, though being on a lesser side.

The string tunes provide a warm-up necessary to start the song, then is rejoined with snaps and claps to bring the song to new level.

With regards to 1theK logo, it’s interesting that they retained the old one. It can be noted that quite sometime after IU’s release, the channel changed its logo.

The 1theK logo can be seen at 0:45 and at 2:35, as Chanmi holds a light and shoots arrows respectively. This is also obvious at the end of the video, as icon at the lower right side.

Since they joined in Queendom, I am expecting more from them. Or try a different genre. But it felt lacking enough to warrant attention. First, I don’t see anything that would make me more excited, unlike Bingle Bangle or Miniskirt. Second, the final chorus meanwhile jumps unexpectedly to end, lacking additional verse to give a smooth transition.

Side notes

Now that the remaining five members are enjoying popularity, what would Choa, Mina, and Youkyung feel?

As of this point, it’s interesting to know what would happen to eight members after Queendom and this comeback. And I am hoping for the best, none other than for all to reunite again.

TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 94.29%
Grade: A+
Assessment: Excellent

Scoreboard

Aspect   Criterion Points
Storyline 1 Storyline 5
Storyline 2 Consistent theme 5
Appearance 3 Colorful/color fits emotions 5
Appearance 4 Good taste 5
Appearance 5 No Halloween, Easter, etc. 5
Appearance 6 No astrology featured 5
Appearance 7 Less horror featured 5
Appearance 8 Not too revealing outfits 5
Music 9 Exciting/Expresses emotions 3
Music 10 Not too deafening 5
Dance 11 Learned easily even by beginners 5
Dance 12 Not too sensual 5
Lessons 13 Moral lesson clearly stated 5
Lessons 14 Impart something beneficial for viewers 3
Other Matters 15 Sense of humor/expresses emotions 6
Other Matters 16 Make it to mainstream media 1
Other Matters 17 Review by other sites 1
Other Matters 18 Review of MV as a whole 5
Other Matters 19 Uploads video to 1theK 10
    Features 1theK logo (Bonus) 5
    Prominently features 1theK vid (Bonus) 5

South Club – TWICE: MV Review

For a bit of info, South Club was founded under guidance of Nam Taehyun, a former vocalist of WINNER.

I have to review this performance, as I find the title very amusing. At first glance, one might think that it was another new song from TWICE.

As a fully-pledged Once (pun intended), how we will rate the group? Let’s see here:

Storyline as whole

The song starts with a woman trying to go inside and spank the lead singer. This then reminds him of them cuddling in a bed, and afterwards they argued while discussing. It came to a point that she left him. He sees himself as lost and astray upon losing her. In his search, he desires to be loved again.

The slow funky tune became the dominant music in its whole track, allowing his vocals to guide the song afloat. In essence this uses the slow rock that sets apart from the usual tracks we hear for this year.

The final chorus lacked additional verse to bring the song to an end. This abrupt ending did not satisfy me well.

On an another angle (3:31), Taehyun closely resembles Moonbyul.

Joketime

We might suppose this was made in collaboration with the girl group.

Onces be like:

These would be their soundtracks:

South Club single: TWICE

Title Track: TWICE
Side Tracks:
– BLACKPINK
– BTS
– SEVENTEEN
– Red Velvet
– EXO
– GFRIEND

TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 92.22%
Grade: A-
Assessment: Very Good

Scoreboard

Aspect   Criterion Points
Storyline 1 Storyline 5
Storyline 2 Consistent theme 5
Appearance 3 Colorful/color fits emotions 4
Appearance 4 Good taste 5
Appearance 5 No Halloween, Easter, etc. 5
Appearance 6 No astrology featured 5
Appearance 7 Less horror featured 5
Appearance 8 Not too revealing outfits 5
Music 9 Exciting/Expresses emotions 4
Music 10 Not too deafening 5
Dance 11 Learned easily even by beginners
Dance 12 Not too sensual
Lessons 13 Moral lesson clearly stated 4
Lessons 14 Impart something beneficial for viewers 3
Other Matters 15 Sense of humor/expresses emotions 7
Other Matters 16 Make it to mainstream media 1
Other Matters 17 Review by other sites
Other Matters 18 Review of MV as a whole 5
Other Matters 19 Uploads video to 1theK 10
Prominently features 1theK vid (Bonus) 5