SATURDAY (세러데이) – Bbyong (뿅): MV Review

Since VIXX did not release their MV on comeback date, we will not review them.

Stay tuned for upcoming reviews of KARD, TWICE, AKMU, and ONEUS.


This is the third time we review SATURDAY, with their song Bbyong. It’s exactly seven months since we reviewed their bop song WiFi, and it’s still exciting to critique it today.

So far, their agency is one of the most responsive this 2019. They promoted the group well through Makestar, and provided replacements for members who already left. We’ll explain these further as we rate agencies and groups at year-end.

Honestly, I regularly check for updates on the group like viewing photo throwback, concept photos, and MV teasers. As I heard the title, what comes to my mind was “Just feel it Bbyong Bbyong!” Kidding aside, how will a full-pledged Sunday review their performance? Let’s see here:

(Side Note: Chohee was my ultimate bias then, and Ayeon as bias wrecker. With Chohee gone, I promoted the latter to be ultimate bias, and Yuki to be my bias wrecker.)


The only storyline that was clear was that they are travelling to the future with their car. As they proceeded to the future, they are peeking what happened to them in the past.

I find Ayeon funny at 0:30 – 0:32, where she does her signature surprise pose. Afterwards at 0:36 – 0:39, she made a deal with the seller, this time being Yuki. Viewers would consider stargazing with 1:57 featuring shortly the planets, and 1:58 the old equipments like radios and camcorder.

Review by others (updated)

TheBiasList deems the group as in a search of “novelty hit”, trying to hit with a fad. While asides and “bratty sing-talk” give life to it, the song suffers from the “easy route” taken by many tracks instead of utilizing fully the pop track inside. Worse, the rap part at the interlude inhibits the group’s potentials to find their own voices.

KPopReviewed noted that the song started with colorful, vibrant, and brassy tunes that hooked him in first few seconds. Vocals were nice, and chorus is more enjoyable. Looks like they are influenced by Momoland and ITZY when it comes to concepts.

However, the overall aspect was not memorable, and the rest of performance was “dull and boring” for the song.

Review as whole

Essentially, Bbyong is a mixture of the past and the present, with the future as their theme. The settings, equipment, and cars used hark back to the 80s. Meanwhile, the video uses the funky tune at the start of music. Haneul’s raps are given heavy beat drop, and jazz tune can be mostly heard on chorus and verses.

Most outstanding member for me was on Haneul, on her voice and raps. Most attractive would be Ayeon. Meanwhile, Juyeon and Minseo were given more lines, and that is worth commending.

Another scene worth noticing is on Yuki picking soap (?) containing random words, then pressed in the blender. This means that they jumbled up with words available to describe their time travel.

Missing two members

I felt shocked and dismayed on Chohee and Sion, since they just left without any explanation. Had they decided to remain, Chohee’s solo dance would have added a bang to the song.

While the agency’s future is very promising, the group’s future is very bleak. We are down with original three members, and we are unsure if they will continue in the long run. This is something members must work it out if they want to succeed in this line.

Points for improvement

With change of concept comes change of group’s styles from cute to near-badass. It’s okay, as they are attracting wider audience. And it’s quite tempting to do it, as more fans want mature and badass concepts. But to attain the goal, some improvements must be kept in mind.

First is on uploading the music to 1theK, like what it did to WiFi. Why? As underrated group, it would be difficult to promote it and gain attention if that’s not the case. It can’t be denied also that WiFi was a hit due to this (2.3M views), which is explained in separate article.

Second is on engaging in various promotions, from Queendom to Mask Singer. They can also promote overseas, where they can make a great deal on bop songs. It’s up to them, but this will help in achieving the popularity they need.

Finally, provide clear storyline or tell in its MV what Bbyong is all about. As of now, they haven’t provided description in YouTube page, making it difficult for me to understand the MV.

TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 86.32% (Updated)
Grade: B-
Assessment: Satisfactory

Scoreboard

Aspect   Criterion Points
Storyline 1 Storyline 3
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 4
Music 9 Exciting/Expresses emotions 4
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 3
Lessons 14 Impart something beneficial for viewers 4
Other Matters 15 Sense of humor/expresses emotions 9
Other Matters 16 Make it to mainstream media 2
Other Matters 17 Review by other sites 4
Other Matters 18 Review of MV as a whole 4
Other Matters 19

SATURDAY (세러데이) – Gwiyomi Song (귀요미송): MV Review

This will be the second time reviewing my new favorite group called SATURDAY.

With their popularity quite pulled up with their song Wi-Fi, we may wonder on their next project. But as we see it later, this is their soft comeback.

Their second release is a special album titled To Sunday Gwiyomi, with Gwiyomi Song as their lead track. It was not clear what the song is all about. But by looking upon the album name, this might be dedicated to their fandom, Sunday.

Gwiyomi Song is a remix/rebranded version of Gwiyomi (by Hari), taking the cute song by adding more cuteness in the MV. And being a full-pledged Sunday, it was equally exciting for me to review their work. They also have to be featured in the sea of K-Pop, hence this MV Review. Let’s start!

While their storyline lacked enough cohesiveness, they somehow tell that they are expressing ways on how to be cute. This concept is consistent throughout the whole video.

Probably the moral lesson is on being happy, which while they expressed it clearly, did not bother to feature another moral lesson. Meanwhile, they are raising consciousness for the viewers to engage in landscaping. This MV has potentials, only if they add more things that will benefit viewers.

The MV is so funny enough to merit perfect score. Funny scenes were on Ayeon (0:30 and 2:46), Haneul (0:41), Juyeon (1:35), and the group’s mood (1:47). Look at how they reacted.

As a whole, I liked this stuff very much, as it is energizing. All members are my biases, so it’s difficult for me to define who is the most outstanding of them all. For now, the focus would be on Ayeon (0:23 – 0:30), Chohee (0:47 – 0:54), and Yuki (0:55 – 0:58), who made the most outstanding aegyo. I find also Chohee’s reactions attractive.

Some things can be noticed in this MV. First, it is Minseo’s first performance with the group, since former member Sunha left them to focus on her own career. Second is on recalling their debut song (Mmook Jji Bba), where Haneul and Minseo played it once (1:48 – 1:50).

Finally, Juyeon has now more lines than their previous song (1:28 – 1:35). That is a good move on their part.

This song (and the group) is definitely underrated. If they placed this video to 1theK, this will get more views and promotions.

TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 91.58%

Scoreboard

Aspect   Criterion Points
Storyline 1 Storyline 4
Storyline 2 Consistent theme 5
Appearance 3 Colorful 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 5
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 4
Lessons 14 Impart something beneficial for viewers 3
Other Matters 15 Sense of humor 10
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 Recalls previous song 5

SATURDAY (세러데이) – WiFi (와이파이)(Misheard Lyrics)

Hello, dear readers! We are now for the first time feature another misheard lyric for this year. This time, it is SATURDAY, with their song WiFi.

We have discussed this song and the group’s background through an MV review. This is one of my favorite songs for this year, and what made it more attractive is on the members themselves. They rendered it in a very cute way. And oh, by the way, congrats to them for having more than one million views on YouTube!

Considering the misheard lyrics below, the alternate title for this song is “Why Fight Fight?“. As the alternate title speaks, why do we have to fight? This must be asked also to those fans who pick fights and trashtalking with other groups. And this must be asked also to some Merries (fans of Momoland) who pick fights with Sundays (fans of Saturday) over the song. Other alternative title may be called as “Kill This Hoe.”

(Side Note: It was so sad to learn that Sunha left the group. Will also definitely miss her vocals. Hope also the agency might do something by finding a replacement.)

You may play this video while reading the following contents. Enjoy the misheard lyrics of “WiFi” (와이파이) (SATURDAY/세러데이) from TweetNewscaster!


Why fight fight?
SinB!

Why fight fight?

Hey girl, you’re cream boy (Creamy boy!)
Don’t shake a menu, Nate
I call this hoe! (Let’s get him. Start it!)

He soon chop the music (Uh huh, uh huh!)
Nail cutter ship bad chuckle
Kill this hoe!
(Hey, tarry booty matcha)

No, may bum to get what we’re cool
Mom and Xiumin chose to be cool
Make a sound in a pool now!
Pink copies a Kai.
Tell, he patch a ring-ring

I cheat her, only to pass in the wild
Tap topping now. Mall, so touchy no man
When I, Mom, more in noon there

Who rain? Hope you’re far
Mommy, stop! Is she Anna?
He come at secret feeling
Chicken noodle, Billy? Go! He’s so…

Stop, you’re done. Thank you, Dad!
Fooling me? Now, love his time
Come to reign or buzzer my car
Wake up!

Shopee, Dad? Thank you, Dad!
Hope she shimmer over time
I saw Meghan. Now, rephone each one
To my boy!

Why fight fight?
Zero bee!

Why fight fight?
Tell me baby, tell me baby!

Did you mock your leg?
Check who wreck a goon girl nature
Could rate, if you don’t battle
To rate, I may bottle

No, no winner. Now, we mourn in hotel
He made a good make-up. He pass on noon there
Hole up! Hole up! Suzy, my God!
No, now bitch and I go. Not in a drum!

La la la la la la
La la la la la la la
Put the hood to Nancy
Cue some fool. Hey, André!

La la la la la la
La la la la la la la
I check who moor. Heck, honey!

Who rain? Hope you’re far
Mommy, stop! Is she Anna?
He come at secret feeling
Chicken noodle, Billy? Go! He’s so…

Stop, you’re done. Thank you, Dad!
Fooling me? Now, love his time
Come to reign or buzzer my car
Wake up!

Shopee, Dad? Thank you, Dad!
Hope she shimmer over time
I saw Meghan. Now, rephone each one
To my boy!

Why fight fight?
Zero bee!

Why fight fight?
Tell me baby, tell me baby!

Me, gas a ballet, so pull a hair weed
Wi-Fi, give me one now, too! Like, call me
Pass her: Mismatch
Oh! That’s single Ken, but…

Twenty eighteen, seven eighteen. Yes, ok! Wooh!
Or Yakult? Yeah, ah
Show goon the Mickey rook
Cock I wa-ah

Oh no, those stress quarter!

Sorry Dad. Thank you, Dad!
Fooling me? Now, love his time
Come to reign or buzzer my car
(Come on, he dope you!)
Wake up!

Shopee, Dad? Thank you, Dad!
Hope she shimmer over time
I saw Meghan. Now, rephone each one
Come my boy

Why fight fight?
SinB!

Boy, you’re single naked!
You’re on the second
Troop, I’m sorry
Joke a macho. Bye!
To my PSY!

SATURDAY (세러데이) – WiFi (와이파이): MV Review

We will feature first time another girl group called SATURDAY (세러데이), with their song Wi-Fi (와이파이) as their second lead music. By the looks of it, their group was created last year, on July 18, 2018.

I made a review of it, as I see that the music video is so beautiful, and that it is freshly-baked. You may watch first their video here:

Storyline

  1. Video must have a storyline – 5 points

They made their storyline simple and clear. The video starts by featuring a Wi-Fi hub, and then shows various technologies from the past to present. Its storyline revolves around the girl/s who want to connect with the boy she loved, as compared to a Wi-Fi, but can’t connect due to mismatch. Worse, she gets disconnected with the boy.

  1. Theme must be consistent and clear – 4 points

The theme they are portraying is consistent enough. However, one point they missed is that they did not feature themselves connecting with smartphones and laptops. This would add to the consistency needed in the video.

Appearance

  1. The music video as a whole must be colorful – 5 points

The video was colorful enough to excite the listeners and set their mood.

  1. Must be done in good taste – 5 points

I did not see anything awkward or gross in this video.

  1. Does not celebrate Halloween, Easter, or similar celebrations – 5 points

No celebrations mentioned were shown here.

  1. Does not feature astrology – 5 points

No traces of astrology is featured here.

  1. Less horror is featured in the video – 5 points

The video was not too scary. In fact it was exciting.

  1. Not too revealing outfits – 5 points

No outfits revealing unnecessary parts were seen in the video.

Music

  1. Ability of the music to excite the listener – 5 points

I must admit that the music is soooo exciting. It makes me want to hear it till the end, and repeat it so many times. This deserves a perfect score.

  1. Music should not be deafening on the ears – 5 points

The song “Wi-Fi” does not irritate the ears even if it is played too loud.

Dance

  1. Dance can be learned easily even by beginners – 5 points

By the looks of the video, the steps they made can be easily learned by beginners. Also, the chorus just amounts to a fusion of aegyo (like Gwiyomi) and that of a normal dance.

Added factor to the dance is that it is simple yet energetic.

  1. Dance must not be too sensual – 5 points

I did not see any sensual dance in the video. Though SATURDAY has some sexy dances (especially at 1:34 – 1:35), they nevertheless did not play it too far.

Lessons

  1. Moral lesson must be clearly stated – 5 points

Primarily, the moral lesson that can be obtained from the video is on how we communicate with others. It can be seen throughout the whole video, with the girls trying to connect and talk with the man. If that fails, mismatch will happen. And worse, without proper means to communicate, misunderstandings will prevail.

  1. They must impart something beneficial for their viewers – 5 points

Viewers could learn a bit of history from SATURDAY.

The group features past and present technologies available for communication, like the old-fashioned telephone, router, antenna (for TV), and refrigerator (in case of smart freezers). What one would not notice is that they featured cookies below their debut date “July 18, 2018” (at 2:58), which represents cookies embedded in websites.

Added to that is their feature of fruits like bananas and lemons, which will somehow let viewers appreciate eating fruits.

Other Matters

  1. Inject sense of humor in the music video – 6 points

The sense of humor portrayed in the video refers to emotions they play upon losing contact. Another funny aspect is on Chohee holding a gun releasing “Free Wi-Fi” cards (2:00 – 2:05), taunting Ayeon who stands. Losing contact (or having unstable signals) in Wi-Fi is the reality in the Philippines.

Another funny thing I noticed is that Haneul kicked the slot machine due to mismatch. Instead of showing three equal pictures, a date is featured, at 2:44 – 2:55. I find it funny how the girl reacted.

  1. Ability of the song to make it to mainstream media – 4 points

This would be possibly picked by mainstream media. The hype factor present in the song will be their advantage, but this will not be quite as popular.

  1. Review by other sites – 4 points

Here are some comments by netizens:

Just feel it, Bboom Bboom!

The leader of this group (Chohee) was born on 2002, same as my age but all I do is reading fanpics, eat, and sleep. I should feel bad for myself.

This reminds me of Momoland

Lots of songs sound the same. Get over it.

This is so catchy, please support them. They’re Saturday, not Momoland.

At least MMLD influenced another gg. More power, SATURDAY! Those who were disliking this doesn’t deserve a Wi-Fi connection.

The song has been stuck in my head the last four days.

And this did not really surprise me at all:

Saturday: WiFi

TWICE: Signal

Like most of netizens, Obsessed and Assessed noticed the similarities of the song with Momoland’s Bboom Bboom. And that is not surprising, as I also see the similarities. The blogger pointed out that the dance lacks excitement, and that the scene features small spaces, as if SATURDAY would be in a sardine can. Nevertheless, the blogger also finds the MV a cute one.

The Bias List tells that the first seconds of the video was “copied” from Hwasa’s solo music TWIT. And it noticed that the group also shares similarities with Momoland’s music.

  1. Review of the music video as a whole – 5 points

Although not too energetic on dance steps, I find this music video very colorful and exciting. So far, this is the cutest music video after that of Bboom Bboom. Most members do an aegyo, and if they will attract me through this MV, I would be easily enchanted by their looks.

  1. Other factors
  • Intro tune shares similarities with Bboom Bboom – 5 points

If you have heard already the hit song from Momoland, they both share similar guitary tune on the first seven seconds. It also shares the jazz tune from the same group in the next seven seconds.

  • Featuring fruits – 5 points

This will give added beauty in the video. In this case, SATURDAY showed other fruits that Red Velvet did not feature, seen at 0:27 – 0:43. These are lemons, cherries, and bananas.

You might recall RV’s music video of Power Up, where they sang “Banana” even without featuring a single banana on their video.

(Side note: I wonder if RV will do the same to Spongebob’s house, and one will sing “Who lives in the banana under the sea?”)

  • Shares the hallway concept with ASTRO – 5 points

The hallway at 0:44 – 0:59 where Sion dances shares same concept with ASTRO’s Always You, at 3:26 – 3:28.

  • Cute dance – 5 points

I have to consider this factor as they performed it in a very cute manner. And yes, I find them very cute, especially Yuki.

  • Shares concept with TWICE – 5 points

This refers to the song Signal by TWICE, wherein the girls try to send a signal that they like the man, but they are in vain. Looks like it was the same concept used in creating the MV and song of “Wi-Fi”, though not totally copying the MV of Signal as a whole.

  • Uploads the video to 1theK – 5 points (updated)
  • Features the 1theK Logo – 0 points

SATURDAY is part of the 1theK group.

Sorry, but I have to rate it at zero points. SATURDAY should have featured the logo as a watermark (like SEVENTEEN’s Getting Closer). Or shown at end of the video (like AOA’s Bingle Bangle). This will somehow tell everybody that even they are from different entertainment agencies, they are still part of the team, and to cement their status as part of a bigger K-Pop community.

TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 90.77% (Updated)

Final Words

It is just unfortunate that most netizens take the “imitating concepts” negatively, while in fact the group drew inspiration from various sources and turned this into a cute one.

It is given that the group was newly-created (as seen on their debut date). Their lead song “Wi-Fi”, though not their debut music, will be a good start for them.

SATURDAY should take cues from this review and other reviews, and make their presence known. There will be a time that they will have their own style. Hope this will guide them in their succeeding MVs.