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

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