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.

Featured Image of the Day (November 13, 2019)

We’ll save these screenshots for future reference.

Momoland celebrates its 3rd Anniversary – this time without Daisy and Taeha:

If MLD Entertainment still goes unresponsive, we’ll save these pictures for future reference. Also, we will retype the statements.

The first statement reads as follows:

[Dabin] found another way through acting, but I feel sorry for Daisy and Taeha. They worked hard as the main vocal and main rapper, but they are taking a break by force. They have a contract so that’s the reason why they can’t protest this situation. I will cheer only Daisy and Taeha.

The second statement is retyped as follows:

My daughter is crying and they live calmly and shamelessly. I feel hot under the collar. I want to say don’t forget that the sky is looking at you. There is no peace in my mind. It’s just sadness and anger.

I want to find Daisy’s smile on her face again. Daisy is very sad now, but she will have a lot of power in your worries and love.

(Photo credits from various sources.)

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How far MLD Entertainment will go?

Reviews for AKMU, ONEUS, Fin.KL and B.E.G. will be published on first or second week of October. Also, reviews on October releases will be published on November, unless otherwise announced.

This will be my final blog post for September, as I need to rest first and finish misheard lyrics.


At this point, MLD Entertainment had gone too far already.

Sometimes it surprises us why the agency had gone too low for the past months. Not to mention their deafening silence for several months. It shows that they aren’t equipped to handle big issues like these. And they are still not learning their lesson up to now.

Analogy

To help other K-Pop fans understand Momoland’s situation, imagine this scenario:

Before TWICE goes with Fancy comeback, Jihyo is dating with Kang Daniel. Later, JYP announced that Jihyo and Minari will not join in Fancy. After Happy Happy and Breakthrough, the two were still missing. And yet, JYP still does not issue statement on their status.

Do you think JYP will exclude Jihyo because of dating scandal and keep silent? Impossible. But not with MLD’s agency.

Recap

We will again recap what are the faulty responses. First, advising Daisy and Taeha to rest amidst the former’s dating scandal. Second, lack of direct response on Mexico incident. Third, lack of constant update on the two members. Finally is on adding stress to Merries.

Another faulty response touches on Dabin. To think that Dabin prioritizes drama over commitments with the group is unacceptable. She should’ve learned a bit of lesson from Minari and Seolhyun. The two stars, even if in a relative situation as hers, managed to prioritize their group.

Minari, even if extreme was her anxiety, managed to join in Feel Special MV so as to entertain Onces, albeit warranting rest. Seolhyun, even if with so many offers, managed to have time with AOA in Queendom. Dabin should’ve been reminded of priorities, a thing even MLD Ent did not do.

No special favors

There’s no way I could grant extra points for the group like what I did in other reviews (BTS, TWICE, Blackpink, Gfriend). The agency (plus Nayun and Dabin) have to make it up for their mistakes first, before I could even consider granting the group extra points.

Also, no considerations will be given anymore to said two members in case they be absent, regardless of reasons. If for the third time, they miss PH TV appearances again, the group’s next comebacks will earn a failing grade in MV reviews since attendance is a must.

If these responses were done before Bboom Bboom, the group will definitely disband. Again, at the rate the agency is going, these responses will not make the group last. They already reached the point where damage done to the group and Merries is hard to reverse. So, we have to expect OT5 next comeback.

The results speak for itself. For instance, even with soft comebacks, it became hard for them to retain the fame they once had. Even at Kcon, their luster proved to be cliche. Not to mention that some Merries are leaving the fandom. And recently, statements from Daisy’s mom stressed this problem. Remember, mothers know best.

Change of response

Again, the complaints list is piling up, hence the need to monitor them. And we are forever grateful for fellow Merries who also care for the group by doing the same, and pointing out also what’s wrong with the agency.

I made also some changes on treatment with the group. While Jane is still my ultimate bias, I removed Dabin as my second bias (and bias wrecker), and promoted Nancy as such. Starting with Pinky Love, I added the remaining six members except Nayun.

With the agency going too far, no choice but to remove Momoland as one of my most favorite groups. And I’ll have to add GFRIEND as my most favorite. This leaves me with them, TWICE, and SATURDAY as such. But still, I will not leave the fandom.

Worst case, if Daisy and Taeha felt that this is too much, they have to leave the group and join other agencies. It’s not wise to remain with the agency if the latter responds negatively. Best shot would be at JYP, Kakao M, or Source Music.

Still, a little bit of hope remains. The group is planning to hold another event in PH, with proceeds donated to charity. They must grab this chance to explain everything to Merries and make it up for various missed engagements (esp. PH TV shows), especially Nayun and Dabin.

MOMOLAND – Pinky Love: MV Review

For our series of reviews, we will touch on Momoland, with their song Pinky Love. This is the first time that the author will review a work in Japanese. Normally, I do not review Japanese comebacks, but this time will do it to emphasize again and again things they need improvement. We need to be frank on this out of love for the group.

(Side Note: I decided to add Ahin, Hyebin, JooE, Daisy, and Taeha as my biases. Nayun and Dabin are off my bias list, since Nayun still has to make up for absences, and Dabin still keeps on doing alibis, as discussed earlier.

Also, with JooE on a supposed date, don’t be surprised if she will not be included in their next comeback.)

Storyline as whole

While the storyline is lacking in the MV, the pink color is consistently being used in the video. The video is essentially a dance performance with fully-packed aegyo. Musically, the most pronounced is on the rap part before the second verse, where drums are beating.

With regards to the voice, Ahin’s vocals were fine. Nancy’s vocals were more pronounced, something I did not hear of it on Bboom Bboom and Baam.

Let’s then talk about visuals. They made good deal using special effects throughout the video. For instance, the square type at 1:41 – 1:42 recalls their previous lead song Freeze. Another point for improvement was at 1:32 – 1:34, where it should have been applied to other members, not only on Ahin and Hyebin.

Review by others

TheBiasList described the group as trying to follow on TWICE’s footsteps in Japan.

Some negative points are taken into account. First, the music being light is lacking in texture and “unbearable” when chants are added. Second, it lacks charisma needed for them to stand out. Finally, the group is replicating Bboom Bboom with limited success.

Complaints list

The group is trying to keep itself relevant, but wrong responses to these issues are pulling them down. And it’s awfully pitiful for me as a Merry.

It has been four months since I rarely pick updates from the group. This was because of various issues on them and the agency, which I will explain further as we rate agencies at year-end.

Surely this MV will not be popular unlike before, for many reasons. First of all is on the agency’s responses, starting from OT9 to OT6 (And OT5, anyone?). Second, the track is in Japanese, which normally gets lesser views than Korean counterparts. Third, mainstream media rarely uses Japanese language in promoting K-Pop groups. Finally, the track, even if it’s bop, is targeted primarily to limited market.

The group and the agency seriously need to recall the efforts they made in the past to be on that status. This will help them realize what went wrong, and how to correct it. As of today, it can be seen that they are losing sense of direction, firing one wrong response after another.

The group has soft comebacks, but these are incorrect responses, which has drastic effects on them. In fact, hardly anyone noticed that they have a comeback. They should’ve debuted as subgroup or be given solo careers first. Fix issues first or take a long break. Take cue from what the other agencies are doing. Because at the rate they are going, their act of performing incomplete again and again – and incorrect responses – will not make the group last.

Finally, I am not pleased with Dabin doing something else, while her other members are performing. This is something you won’t see from other groups.

TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 70.91%
Grade: F
Assessment: Failed

Scoreboard

Aspect   Criterion Points
Storyline 1 Storyline 2
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 1
Music 10 Not too deafening 5
Dance 11 Learned easily even by beginners 4
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 8
Other Matters 16 Make it to mainstream media 1
Other Matters 17 Review by other sites 3
Other Matters 18 Review of MV as a whole 2
Other Matters 19 Goes back to previous song 5
Completeness of members 0

News and Tidbits (July 23, 2019)

This month was the time for me to rest, but I sometimes do post when some matters require my write-ups.

Generally, for Japanese comebacks, I don’t review MVs or include them in misheard lyrics. Because it is primarily intended for Japanese market. And since K-Pop this July is mostly inclined on Japan, time for me to rest till month-end.

Before I go full blast on MV reviews next month, the Annual Report for this site will be published first.

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BTS announced that they will take a two-month rest. This is to spend time with their families and friends, and this will serve as their free time.

The boys deserve a rest. Anyway, they always manage to be complete in virtually every interaction with ARMYs and other people. Pretty sure that Boy With Luv’s fame will last even beyond that period.

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In another news, 2NE1’s Dara is now entertaining her long time crush. By this, we might not be surprised if they became more than friends.

Dara has to keep going, and I will still support her in this venture.

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Last update on Obsessed and Assessed: All of its MV Reviews are now gone. The site tells that it is under construction:

The blogger felt that he/she did not feel the K-Pop for this year:

Would he/she come back next year? The answer is more of a “No.”

Considering his/her dismay on what’s happening in K-Pop, I guess that he/she will not continue doing it anymore. It just forced to update its list when the three most famous groups, including IZ*ONE, made comebacks, the latest being TWICE’s Fancy.

I’ll try my best to fill the void and improve reviews, since there are only few bloggers who do MV reviews on regular basis. I’ll also try my best to manage time and cover as many groups as possible. Because whatever happens, life goes on.

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What now for Obsessed and Assessed?

If he/she was still active, I would love to see the blogger reprimanding MOMOLAND’s agency for its mishandling of talents. It would have been very happy over comebacks of ATEEZ, break down the story behind Stray Kids, and appreciate recent comeback of Lovelyz. It would have agreed on our review of GFRIEND, and would point out what’s still lacking on them. Or be critical of Red Velvet‘s recent comeback.

Also, I would be stressed out on figuring how it reviewed the MVs. To be honest, even if I have to disagree with the blogger on some points, I find her reviews useful as I rate MVs. Starting to miss the good old days again.

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Sad to tell that I can’t do a MV Review of Heize again. Upon viewing the MV, I was not at ease with it. I did not also review her previous work (No Reason) due to lack of time. If given another comeback this year, I will prioritize that and of Park Bom’s works.

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We would like to announce that the author’s Bias List is now out! This is located at the upper right corner of the blogsite. There you can check out K-Pop groups I follow, and my favorite artists. You can see also the changes there in my list.

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Speaking of the bias list, I removed now Yeonwoo of Momoland. She has to learn the lesson the hard way.

I added TWICE’s Momo, BTS’ J-Hope, and two members of AOA (Hyejeong and Chanmi) to my list. Reason was that (1) Momo tries to relate with PH Onces by speaking in our language, (2) I began to appreciate strong voices like that of Hoseok, and (3) three out of five AOA members are my favorites, so I have to pick also the remaining two.

Pending on the list were Rose and Jisoo of BLACKPINK, the remaining five members of TWICE (Chaeyoung, Tzuyu, Jihyo, Jeongyeon, Sana), and Red Velvet’s Irene and Joy. As to the first seven, I have to know them more; and as to Red Velvet, Reveluvs are still sleeping on my application to be part of the fandom.

MOMOLAND’s Yeonwoo and her endless alibis

After giving it much thought, this article has to be released. With MOMOLAND’s Yeonwoo always missing, she always raises red flags on attendance. This also serves as call-out for her to correct her mistakes.

While I have to limit write-ups for this month, I have to do this to let her realize some lessons: (1) Most companies are strict on employees who are missing in action, and (2) famous K-Pop groups don’t share this kind of issue she is facing.

This is to clarify my extreme displeasure for Yeonwoo only, not on other MOMOLAND members. So far, the other eight have no attitude problems, as I will discuss later.


MOMOLAND has been one of my favorite groups, but I hate to be frank with them.

Background

It seems this year is unlucky one again for MOMOLAND. Recently, Yeonwoo is said to leave the group and agency. Reports tell of reasons behind absences: rumored to be “maltreated”, friend’s post telling that she’ll “return to her old self”, and her venture in K-Drama. It looks like the latter would be the case.

Yeonwoo’s acts ignited misunderstanding with Merries. As full-pledged Merry, am I happy with what she did? No.

I removed her

Furthermore, I am not pleased with Yeonwoo supposedly prioritizing dramas over commitments with the group:

No choice but to remove Yeonwoo as my bias. She has the habit of making excuses not attending various fanmeets and concerts, and going somewhere else, as Soompi reported:

“…[She] has not been participating in recent schedules…because she is filming her drama. With regards to…Chile on June 28, Yeonwoo did not participate due to health reasons…”

These same reasons tell why she is also missing in PH TV shows. Seems that she is not interested anymore in letting more Filipinos know about her.

Not convinced

To add, Yeonwoo’s alibis are not anymore convincing, as she is repeating it all over again. If she was an employee of a company, she would’ve been dismissed outright.

She should feel ashamed with her fellow members, with TWICE, and BLACKPINK’s Jennie.

In their recent concert in Manila, most TWICE members suffered injuries, but still managed to go to various schedules. They even performed complete, for the sake of PH Onces who waited for them. This is the attitude we see from the group, and virtually no word of unreasonable excuse can be heard on any TWICE member since their debut. It only took JYP Ent. to put Minari to rest, considering that her health was failing.

In fact, as Koreaboo pointed out with regards to the group:

“Even one member can make a major difference in a group, and TWICE made sure that fans knew the importance of all of them as one.”

As to BLACKPINK’s Jennie, though she was subjected to gossips, she still performed with the other three. Most important, even if she got sick, she managed to have time with PH Blinks in their recent Shopee endorsement. She used this chance to introduce herself even to non-K Pop fans who were there.

Even if Jendeukie is enduring the pain from PH to Macau, and even if this warrants rest, she still kept going on till she left the concert last June 8. This she made so as not to dismay PH and Macanese Blinks who are rooting for her.

These things are what Yeonwoo must keep in mind, everytime she makes an alibi for the nth time. That habit of hers won’t take her long even if she ventures in drama.

Final Words

Yeonwoo has to keep in mind these things, for the sake of Merries and her other fans. I would be more than happy to retract this article and consider adding her again to bias list, if she’ll make up for the times she missed.

What must she do? She must show herself complete with other members in any PH TV shows, greet, and tell more about herself to PH non-K Pop fans. That would be more than enough.


Featured Image Credit: Yeonwoo

News and Tidbits (June 14, 2019)

We haven’t recovered yet with MOMOLAND plaguing with various issues, and here comes again the dating issue with Nancy. Rumors tell that she is dating with Q from THE BOYZ:

 

Fearless forecast: MOMOLAND’s next comeback will feature only six members. Or it will feature all except Nancy.

The agency should think twice on reacting again to these kind of issues. Without her, their next project would not be popular here in PH. Aside from that, other groups will take over their lead. More and more groups are taking the stage, and MOMOLAND will further go to their pre-Bboom Bboom level, if they don’t handle these issues properly.

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Jennie was bashed over her being sick at BLACKPINK’s fanmeeting in various places, especially in PH. Those bashers conveniently forgot that somehow, even if she was sick, Jendeukie managed to be present in various events with Blinks. With her status, and if given chances to be on noontime TV show, she will surely be present there.

 

 

 

They made themselves known to Filipinos in their previous concert in Manila, so no excuses or apologies are necessary. And since this is just a fanmeet, Jennie can take a rest if needed.

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Though not a fan, I felt pity on B.I from iKON. He left the group and YG Entertainment over the drugs issue.

 

 

If some artists under YG Ent are involved in various issues like these, then there must be problem with the latter.

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Speaking of MOMOLAND, I took a screenshot of them being featured in 1theK YouTube page (last May 12):

As I view it, I can’t help but feel sad for them.

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So far, the latest songs that are playing on radio were BTS’ Boy With Luv, BLACKPINK’s Kill This Love, BTS’ Idol, and MOMOLAND’s Baam.

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This blog’s Fifth Annual Report will be launched next month or on August. Similarly, MV Reviews will be limited or suspended for the whole of July to finish misheard lyrics.

We are also going to limit full English misheard lyrics due to lack of time. Again, only select songs will be misheard.

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Idalangin din sana natin ang paggaling ni Eddie Garcia, na ngayon ay comatose pa rin.

Nakilala si Eddie Garcia sa pagganap niya sa pelikula at telebisyon sa maraming taon. Latest na Ang Probinsyano. Hindi pa rin nawawala ang kanyang kalibre bilang aktor. Dahil isa lang ang sikreto niya: Tuloy lang sa trabaho.

Lumalabas na may problema dito ang GMA lalo sa safety.

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Nawala na sa Facebook ang page na “The Same Video of Irene Dancing Different Songs.”

Bakit nangyari ito? More on admin issues. May nangyaring takeover sa admin position.

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Regarding Miss Sass and the KAPA issue:

Siguro, kailangan munang hintayin na humupa ang isyu bago siya magpaliwanag. Mahihirapan siyang magpaliwanag sa mga taong galit sa isyu. Kahit kung tutuusin ay tama siya.

Nakakalungkot lamang na ang dami pa ring nagmamarunong pagdating sa finances. Ayaw mapagsabihan. Bakit di na lang sila ilagay sa Dept. of Finance o sa Dept. of Budget and Management? Baka sila na ang makaka-solve sa budget deficit ng gobyerno.

Kung matigas pa rin ang ulo nila, better for Sass to let them go. Just in case na magkaproblema, wala silang sisisihin kundi ang sarili nila.

The closure of KAPA is just a tip of the iceberg, at mauulit ang ganitong senaryo kung walang long-term solution para diyan.

News and Tidbits (May 22, 2019)

Recently, Mina left AOA. That’s troublesome, noting that they have their last release almost a year ago. That leaves us with five members remaining, and they will still continue. As for Choa, hope she overcomes depression that she is feeling now.

At this point they have to make a comeback, and if willing, add more members to the group. It looks awkward to see them lacking.

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Speaking of lacking, here’s supposedly the latest photo of MOMOLAND’s Daisy:

After giving it some thought, here’s now my take: I hope this will be their only response on this. If their response will be the same again, I will not hesitate to make the completeness criterion a permanent part of every review with MOMOLAND. And again, not to remove it till I say so.

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I was recently informed that Lipbubble, another underrated K-Pop group, is going to disband.

News like these are kinda heartbreaking, as they haven’t given chance to shine more.

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Honestly, with so many groups, old and new having comebacks and debuts, I don’t think I would finish all MV reviews. So many things grabbing my attention. Maybe I’ll review that of existing groups, and selectively on new groups.

Meanwhile, setting aside MV Reviews, I later realized that I have completed most articles, and are ready for publishing. Am polishing the details before releasing it.

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Ever wondered why Obsessed and Assessed haven’t made another review since he/she last reviewed that of TWICE. It has been one month already.

If one tracks the calendar schedules, the blogger lists in the calendar the MVs to be reviewed. But almost all of these aren’t published so far. Still also waiting for its side on Park Bom’s 4:44 and EXID’s Meyou.

No choice then for us but to wait for his/her alibis. Will he/she be dismayed again over new set of issues?  I am still monitoring this site. Even if personally I disliked how he/she reviews the songs, I find the inputs very useful in rating MVs.

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Sorry also to TheBiasList, KPopReviewed, and other sites who are receiving many pingbacks. Your comments are also considered when rating music videos.

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Congratulations ulit sa lahat ng mga nag-take ng May 2019 CPA Board Exam.

Last Monday, bigla kong naalala ang nangyari noong isang taon. Taxation na lang ang kulang, at kinailangan ko ng mahabang pasensya para matapos ito. Dagdag pa ang pagtitiis sa mga bagay para lang maipasa ito.

All your sacrifices are definitely worth it. Aantayin na lang natin ang results ng exam sa mga susunod na araw.

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Nakakatuwa lang ang nangyayari ngayon sa bansa.

Merong mga gustong mag-migrate dahil hindi tanggap ang resulta ng eleksyon. Atin itong tatalakayin sa isa pang Love Advice.

Samantala, may plano na para buhaying muli ang ROTC. Gusto kasi ng iba na makipag-gera sa China. So, no choice. Ginusto nila yan eh. Dinamay na pati mga gustong manahimik sa isyu. Sa susunod na Love Adivce ay atin din itong ididiscuss.

Malapit nang matapos ang bilangan para sa mga Senador. Kahit hindi masyadong nagsusulat ang may-akda tungkol sa pulitika, nagmamasid naman sa nangyayari noong halalan. Makakapasok kaya ang isa sa Otso Diretso, yamang kalahating milyon na lang ang hinihintay?

MOMOLAND (모모랜드) – Love Is Only You (사랑은너하나): MV Review

For the fourth time, we are now reviewing again MOMOLAND, with their song Love Is Only You. This is made in collaboration with Erik, a Vietnamese singer. This is a soft collaboration, and the video only features four out of nine members, namely Hyebin, Yeonwoo, JooE, and Nayun.

Now that they made another collaboration, we may have wondered on what happened to the group. Have they considered some points we noticed earlier? Had they learned a bit of lesson from other groups?

Pardon if I will be very candid on this review. We will discuss these later, but you may watch first their MV before proceeding to review proper.


Storyline

  1. Video must have a storyline – 5 points

The storyline revolves on the four girls in a coffee shop. They imagined the guy facing each one of them, only to find out themselves waking each other from imagination. They later realized that the guy is going somewhere else, leaving them sad.

1theK, in its YouTube page, provided a storyline on this MV:

MOMOLAND’s new song ‘Love Is Only You’ is a ballad that is somewhat different from the girl band’s previous ‘exciting’ concept, portraying the longing for the loved one emotionally.

The song exquisitely described the lyrics like a lyric poem as presented in ‘a lonely island and a star’ with the heartrending medium tempo melody as if watercolor runs.

  1. Theme must be consistent and clear – 5 points

The theme is very consistent on featuring the coffee shop.

Lessons

  1. Moral lesson must be clearly stated – 5 points

That is more on bridging dreams with reality. To win the man they love, they should have expressed their feelings to him, and not just imagine. Otherwise, their imagination will not come true.

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

Yeonwoo teaches us on how to prepare coffee in the first thirty-two (32) seconds of the video. This might inspire more persons to take vocational courses related to this.

Other Matters

  1. Inject sense of humor in the music video – 5 points

Let’s start at 3:13, where they wake each other from reality. Look at how they react. Other than that, I did not find the rest of the video funny.

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

They stepped a bit backward from their usual energetic songs. While this served as their “break”, we’re not sure if this will be picked by mainstream media, unlike their previous songs.

  1. Review by other sites – 3 points

Ever wondered why Obsessed and Assessed haven’t made any review on the group. Definitely, the group will get reprimand from that reviewer.

TheBiasList made a very good observation on the group. While they were successful in 2018, here comes the downturn this year. On the song, it would not be as popular, as many are used to them doing energetic moves.

  1. Review of the music video as a whole – 2 points

Pardon also for the score. Can’t see that they are complete. Though the voices of other three can be heard, it’s best to include them with Daisy and Taeha. We’ll discuss this later.

They made a good deal featuring Hyebin, Nayun, and JooE, and this let us speculate on their next comeback.

  1. Other factors
  • Looks – 5 points

Yeonwoo returned with her previous look, and with that I am very pleased.

On Hyebin, It is surprising how her hair grew so fast. Though at first I was confused on her looks, I can recognize the girl. For me, Hyebin is the most beautiful of them all in the vid.

  • Title of the video must not be misleading – 0 points

This refers only to their group’s name, which is misleading. If the reason not giving zero points to this was on Momoland’s “Hug Me”, that would be acceptable if the song is underrated, and part of the track.

But since this is a lead song, it should bear the subgroup’s name. Name it first as Momola, not Momoland. Take the case of EXO (CBX) and AOA (Cream, Black).

  • Completeness of members – 0 points

As for Ahin, Nancy, and Jane (which the latter two are my biases), it is suggested that they have another collaboration with Erik (with a separate story or not), including the other two.

And for the third time, they did not feature Daisy and Taeha. Although not my biases, it’s heartbreaking to see this. It seems that the agency didn’t take it seriously. As a result, ten points will be assigned to this criterion.

What does this mean? This will be a major pull-down factor for them. Let me fully explain about this.

As explained in the past, MOMOLAND is being plagued by various issues like dating issues, hate from other fandoms, and absenteeism issues. In fact, the latter issue is virtually absent from well-known groups.

If this is not carried out, think how unfair it is for other groups like TWICE, BTS, ASTRO, BLACKPINK, and GFRIEND, who are enduring sickness and sleepless nights in practice and concerts, especially on creating MVs, but managed to be complete.

(In fact, Sowon of GFRIEND reported that they only get four hours of sleep each night in their practice of “Glass Bead”. Even TWICE is not exempted on this, as Sana passed out because she lacked sleep for three days. However, they are still complete.)

It would be unfair for Jendeukie, Cha Eunwoo, and Sowon who were bashed on same issue Daisy is facing, but still continued working. It would also be unfair to their agencies who acted correctly to this issue.

Finally, it would be unfair for other groups like Noir, JBJ, and even Wanna One, who are completing themselves before facing the mainstream media. Also, if this is not considered, it would be unfair for other stars who exerted efforts to be let known by ordinary viewers. (Hello, Yeonwoo!)

Even without Taeha, I would give full points, as I perfectly understand her situation. But not with Daisy. The agency responded wrongly to this case.

This criterion is only exclusive for MOMOLAND, and I will not remove it unless I say so, or unless Yeonwoo will appear on PH mainstream media with other members. Also, I will not give them full ten (10) points for them even if Daisy and Taeha are there. This is to give the two chances to stand out, given that they missed so many events.

(As for Yeonwoo, everytime the group appears on mainstream media, she is always absent. She really has to make up for the times she missed, as some PH Merries ask on her whereabouts. It seems that she is not interested in letting more ordinary Filipinos know about her.)

TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 70.43%

Final Words

Momoland is following the trend this year, which is more on collaboration with foreign artists and on adding more English lyrics. But still, their overall direction for 2019 remains unclear till now.

If you will notice, I skipped Criterion No. 3 to No. 10, as I wanted to focus more on what they must improve. These are all given five points each. Skipped also two criteria on 1theK, which has five and zero points, respectively. Also, the criteria related to dance were removed, as they did not feature their dance.

Honestly, it’s tiring to raise points for improvement if they don’t act on it. So, I have to give a failing grade, though they are one of my most favorite groups in K-Pop. I hope that this review will tell that they have to do something on the issues I explained earlier.