Sugar Baby’s Review Corner: The Love Lasts Two Minds

The Love Lasts Two Minds


Genre: Historical, Romance, Investigation
Origin: China
Episodes: 36
Air-date: Feb 21, 2020 – Mar 22, 2020
Starring: Chen Yuqi as Feng Mian Wan, Alan Yu as Jing Ci, Zhang Si Fan as Mu Bei Yan, Wang Yu as Xiao Lu, Kid Young as Zuo Yan Xi, Ma Yu as Princess Zhangle

Childhood friends Jing Ci and Feng Mian Wan went on their separate ways due to hatred. They met again after each had assumed a new identity and joined hands to solve crimes in order to keep the people safe.

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Sighs. Y’all know I love me some Yuqi and I love me some historical drama. This drama should’ve hit the mark with me, but it didn’t. It took way longer than it ever should have for me to finish this. I lost all focus in everything by the mid point. Warning: Light spoilers will be mentioned during this review.

The story was simple and expected from wuxia dramas. We had our leads, Jing Ci and Feng Mian Wan, who are childhood friends. It’s quite clear that these two love and care for each other. Jing Ci treats Mian Wan very well and is your typical tsundere male lead. A conflict happens where there is a switch of identity and they have to separate. Feng Mian Wan ends up swapping places with someone who looks exactly like her, but then she also suffers from amnesia along the way because plot. Of course to no one’s surprised it turns out that the reason the girls look alike is because they’re twins. Blah blah. Lots of conspiracy along the way, investigative shit and foolishness that was exhausting. The story itself was so poorly executed that the tropes felt even more tropey. Mian Wan was supposedly this ace detective but somehow she doesn’t know to not jump to conclusions? Also, how many times can we watch a story with the male lead having a terminal illness that is supposed to make him weak, yet he’s still somehow the strongest person on the show? Yeah… that’s sooooo believable.

Speaking of the male lead, he’s my main source of discontentment with this drama. I could deal with the poor dubbing of the characters and the immature antics and impulsive behaviors, but I could not deal with Alan Yu’s acting—or lack thereof. He is a fucking brick wall. No variation or feelings whatsoever. For someone who was so terminally ill, there was no difference between when he was sick or well. His expressions were the same all the way throughout. It’s one thing to have poor acting from the supporting casts in a drama, but when your female lead is so animated and you’re just standing there like a wall, it makes watching this drama tedious. I know everyone argues that it is supposed to be Jing Ci’s personality, but like ole boy was giving us nothing. His face was stiff as fuck like he got botox and didn’t want to ruin it by trying to move too much.

It is safe to say that Yuqi single handedly carried the drama on her back. If there was something I liked, it was how believable and distinctive she was between the roles. I also liked the overall cinematography and costume design because they truly had some beautiful scenes. The last scene especially was really beautiful to see. The romance was so-so all around even with the side characters. I do think she had more chemistry with Mu Bei Yan though.. Oops.

I cannot lie and say that I wasn’t disappointed and that I certainly wouldn’t recommend this for anyone to watch. Alas, let me finally close the book on this one and hope that And The Winner Is Love gives a lot more than this had to offer.


Story: 6/10
Acting: 7.5/10
Music: 7/10
Rewatch Value: 5/10
Overall: 6/10

Fave Song:  N/A

The Unnies’ Spin on The Playlist: BAEKHYUN – DELIGHT

TITLE: DELIGHT

ARTIST: BAEKHYUN

LABEL: SM Entertainment

RELEASED: May 25, 2020

It’s been a while since we’ve done a post like this. Of course we had to for soloist of the year, Byun Baekhyun. Baekyun is satisfying our sweet tooth with 7 new hoe anthems. And it’s been 10 months since we became Betcha elitist with his debut release of City Lights. Will we have another pack of bangers on our hands or is Baekhyun a hit it and quit it man?

(Lazy Unnie will be colored pink and Sugar Baby Unnie will be purple.)

CANDY – TITLE TRACK

Rating: 5 out of 5.

If I were to become a stripper in my post-covid career, this would be at the top of my playlist. It immediately makes my body want to do things it’s not used to. The synth beats plus Baekhyun’s melodic singing gives this song a groovy quality I’m loving. Listening to his bridge was like eating the sweetest of candies. Poprocks, Strawberry and Bubblegum to be precise. Now the MV. At first glance it gave me Jay Park All I Wanna Do vibes but that’s a complement because this didn’t need all the flash. Baekhyun’s visuals and that undercut are enough. It showed off Baekhyun’s dancing ability and definitely his more colorful charms. The song is him asking you to choose him. Based on this there is no question, I choose you Baekhyun-chu!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

It’s a very straightforward song that could easily be any of the pop songs that you hear on the radio in America. It is a synth trap r&b song which is exactly the type of shit I eat up. The lazy flexing vibe is similar to Justin Bieber’s “Yummy” and I know that was the intention behind it. The last chorus after the bridge is easily my favorite part of the entire song. As for the music video, I just think it’s really unfair that Baekhyun is not spilling his seed in my guts.. Like excuse me sir? Why on earth does he look so damn fine? God really chooses favorites doesn’t he? I know that’s why he’s short. He had to be humbled. Byun Baekhyun you can be my candy all day every damn day. I finally understand why people become sisterwives.

R U RIDIN’?

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The answer is yes! I am ridin Baekhyun! There is just something about his melodic voice layered over this chill trap beat. When it slows down in the prechorus and picks back up in the chorus, I’m living. The bridge didn’t give me the huge belting note I was expecting but the adlibs in the back distract me enough to not miss it.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

You know he’s talking about his dick right? Listen, I will ride you Baekhyun baby.. Absolutely will..No questions asked. So this is also a very straightforward song with a chill trap beat. There are no surprises throughout the song. It’s just what you see is what you get. His melodies are good, but nothing really stands out.

BUNGEE

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is where we find out that the B in R&B is now for Baekhyun. It’s mid tempo and has Baek singing in that higher register that we love from him. The bridge slows it down and gives me the Baekhyun belt I was waiting for in R U Ridin’. Thank you vocal gods. A track that now has a clear place on my chill playlist.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This song reminds me of UN Village a lot. This is such a soft song with a sweet and melody vibe. The layering on the pre chorus is really soothing and his high note in the bridge is worth noting. I love the underlying piano in the instrumental as it allows the song to rest snuggly in “coffee shop music” territory.

UNDERWATER

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is the moment in the Baekhyun agenda when we reach the love making song. I’m starting to sense a theme with all these water references but where is he wrong? Baekhyun has the ability to make anyone feel a little damp with his vocals alone. The song is super dreamy and I find myself getting lost in it. By the end I’m like… ‘Where’s the rest?!’

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Now listen to me… I am so emotional listening to this. It is so mesmerizing, His falsettos go straight down my spine. I love the reiterating of the doorknock throughout the song. This song is truly something magical. The lyrics perfectly capture the feeling of sinking deep underwater. Imagine listening to this high? Yeah.. That’s it.

POPPIN

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

You think this is Betcha part 2? Maybe or maybe not but either way I’m here for it. Hearing Baekhyun’s more lower and natural tone feels like it makes the lyrics hit harder and in a different way. I only got halfway through the song and I knew immediately that it was going to be an earworm with the hook of ‘Hey Now’. It is fun and up-tempo that makes it the perfect booty poppin treat. My only negative with it, is that it also ends abruptly. I feel like it could have gone on longer or wrapped up nicer.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

A nice hip hop track that asks you to dance around. It has the same vibe as Betcha, although I do think that Betcha is the stronger of the two has it had better melodies and instrumental. Still, there’s nothing particularly amiss about this. I do enjoy the chorus as it sticks more than the rest of the song does. I do think it’s like a nice change of vibe after feeling like a sad hoe while listening to Underwater.

GHOST

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

The one where Baekhyun meets ‘different R&B’. This song isn’t what I was expecting. It feels very genre blending with Funk notes mixed with a little island flair with some of the drum beats. But then it has an air of rock in there. What doesn’t change is Baekhyun’s ability to sing his way into your hearts. Immediately without me looking up the lyrics, I know this is a different type of song than the others. There is a pain and longing that the others don’t have. And I appreciate it. 

Rating: 5 out of 5.

THIS. SONG. IS. EVERYTHING. Listen first of all baby, I would never ghost you baby. I love this alternative R&B sound. There is something about the synths and drums in this song that is just absolutely working for me. I immediately thought of Groove from Obsession album but in a more subdued form. Idk exactly what it is, but this song is absolutely hitting. The way I repeated it four times before I moved onto Love Again and then again after I finished Love Again. Yep. Yep.

LOVE AGAIN

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

I love Colde. I love Baekhyun. So why wouldn’t I love the collaboration of the two? The answer is obvious and I do love it. Probably the closest we will get to a ballad off the album with the wistful R&B track. The acoustic guitar layered over the more hip-hop beat makes me feel like this song would work as an acoustic version and this full one. Just like with Ghost, this song has a different vibe but Baekhyun’s sweet vocals convey that message of longing.  

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

First of all, I would never have left you in the first place. This is a contemporary r&b song that Korea would eat all the way up. I am not surprised to see that it is charting so high. It has the vibe of driving around at night admiring the stars and thinking about your ex. Hehehe. It is very easy to listen to and I am really fond of the last 43 seconds of the song. It prevents it from being a forgettable track.

FINAL THOUGHTS

I just went on a love journey with Baehyun. He showed us his fun side with Candy and asking us to be his girlfriend to the end of the relationship with deeper more sorrow tones. Yes he’s our Dorky Mint but he can also just make you feel something. I honestly can go on and on about how amazing this mini is but I will say, lets stop with the minis. Give a full album. Baekhyun has already proven he can outsell anyone *coughs* EXO included *coughs*. Anyway, thank you for this summer ready tracks cause I will be blasting this until the next release. Lets get #Candy1stWin, kay? Kay.

Baekhyun didn’t disappoint at all. He’s the only man I trust and ever will. I am forever grateful that he is a kneegrow and will always serve me kneegrow music. I have officially forgiven the release with BB4 because he easily made up for it with this album. Also how DARE he name the album Delight with Sticky and Sweet version then all up in the MV looking like a snack and half and expect me not to want to get dicked down? Ugh. Please don’t go to the army.. You’re too sexy.

PRODUCTION : 9 / 10
VOCALS / RAPPING : 9 / 10
VISUALS / CONCEPT : 10 / 10
OVERALL : 9.5 / 10

Least Favorite Track(s): NONE
Favorite Track(s):
Love Again | R U Ridin?

Concept: 4.5/5
Vocals: 5/5
Raps: N/A
Cohesiveness: 4/5
Overall Rating: 4/5

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Whatcha Watchin’ – May 25th – The One About Netflix Party

Guess what? We’re still lazy as fuck and have no ambition when it comes to watching things. But we have been trying! We decided to watch a drama together through Netflix Party. It took us like 15 mins to get it working but in the end we managed to get it together.

Sugar Baby Unnie

If Covid doesn’t take me out then my allergies will. I suppose this is all the more reason to stay the fuck inside. God… what am I even watching? WHO KNOWS.

Dramas

My Love Enlighten Me: This drama is literally like bubblegum, sugar and everything indulgent and sweet! I love it so much y’all. I really didn’t expect to love everything about it, but I do. The chemistry between Leon and Eleanor is on a thousand.

Beautiful Reborn Flower: I haven’t stopped this mess yet.. Mainly it’s my “go to sleep” drama as shit is so dull. Literally a cure for my insomnia.

Extracurricular: If I wasn’t watching with Lazy Unnie I definitely would have stopped by the 15 minute mark. Thankfully within the last 10 minutes, I was like “okay.. i’m very interested.”

Good Casting: I am only mid-way into the second episode, but I am seeing things that I like very much. There’s a kind of refreshing vibe to it. We’ll see.

Dramas To Check Out Before Next Post

And The Winner Is Love: MY MOTHERFUCKING DRAMA FINALLY HAS AN AIRDATE AND I CAN’T EXPLAIN HOW EXCITED I AM FOR THIS ONE.

Fake Princess: I am a simple woman, if Eleanor is in it, I will watch it. Also I really enjoy historical dramas that are centered around the female’s jounrney hehehe.

The Love Equations: I’ve heard this is pretty cute so I want to give it a try. I make no promises though.

Lazy Unnie

I feel like I’m doing better. Will I finish a drama by the end of the week?

Dramas

Extracurricular – This is the one that I started with Sugar Baby Unnie. Not gonna lie, I didn’t know what to expect. It was a little boring 3/4 of the way and I may have dozed off at some point. But by the end I’m intrigued. A teenage orphan who is also a pimp?! Genius? Dunno yet.

Oh My Baby – I wasn’t planning on starting this yet but something made me click. Kind of happy I did because the premise seems different. I like that the female lead is a bit older and her wants and needs are appropriate.

Meow, The Secret Boy – I’m about to drop this bitch but if I can make it to episode 20 I won’t. But that’s a big if.

The King – Eternal Monarch – I haven’t watched more than the last time but I think I might give it another shot of my time.

The Bride of Habaek – I started this with a friend and it’s pretty funny. I don’t know how invested I am in it but it’s a slow burn for me. Plus, I don’t like Krystal.

Varieties

Produce 101 season 2 – I started rewatching this with another friend because I had begged her to watch. My heart hurts all over again as I watch Wanna One form into the monster rookies they were. I also didn’t realize so many trainees had debuted with semi-successful groups since then. Good going guys

CHUANG 2020 – I haven’t watched a Chinese variety show since I tried at Idol Producer. I forgot how much product placement they have. Honestly, I’m just here for Zhong Fei Fei, Victoria and EXO-M interactions.

What’s On Deck?

When My Love Blooms – I legit know nothing about this other than Park Jinyoung being in it. One of the groups I belong to (Big up Konnect’d) is hosting a watch-a-long and I’m going to go into it with a clear plate.


Sugar Baby’s Take Two Review: Lawless Lawyer

Lawless Lawyer


Genre: Legal, Thriller
Origin: South Korea
Episodes: 16
Air-date: May 12, 2018 – Jul 1, 2018
Starring: Lee Joon Gi as Bong Sang Pil, Seo Ye Ji as Ha Jae Yi, Lee Hye Young as Cha Moon Sook, Choi Min Soo as Ahn Oh Joo

A “gangster lawyer” who doesn’t trust the law and feels free to use his fists. He takes advantage of loopholes in the law and boasts an excellent win rate. Other lawyers may consider the legal code sacred, but he considers it more of a tool “like an appliance user manual.” He fights against those in absolute power, standing all alone in the world, driven solely by the thought of avenging his mother.

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Yes.. At last.. Finally writing this review. Everyone who knows me personally knows that I have very few dramas that I will claim to be my favorites and when it comes to favorites they must be able to hold up to a second rewatch. I was nervous going into this one for a second watch because I was afraid that I ended up liking it a lot more than I would have because at the time it was the only drama keeping my attention. So how did Lawless Lawyer hold up for my second watch? Continue on….

This is my official second time watching this drama and I must say that I realized a few things that I had initially missed. The one thing that remained certain was that Seo Ye Ji and Lee Joon Gi had some bomb ass chemistry. The audience (ME) demands another season or another show with this pairing.. I think we’re being robbed in broad daylight if they do not meet up again. I see him doing another drama with Moon Chae Won and I want that for me. I am filing a petition who will join me?

The thing with this rewatch was that I noticed a lot more flaws in the plot than I did initially. It was also a lot more draggy than I remembered. I do think that a few secondary characters could have been fleshed out more and there were huge parts that were a bit inconsistent. Although the main villains were good the other intermediary bad guys were flawed. Another issue that I saw more clearly was the plot line of the mother’s return and working with Cha Moon Sook. Also why did the father suck so much? Anyways….. Other than those pitfalls the acting prowess of the team truly makes up for everything. A story is only as good as it’s actors and the actors showed the fuck out. I mean there are cases where you have a great script but the acting can cause everything to fall apart.

I still freaking loved hearing the theme song and OST. It got me so pumped and I enjoyed so many of the action scenes. The comic relief given of the whole Lawless crew was lovely. We need a second season fam. We really do. The cast chemistry is absolutely bonkers and that makes this something that I will rewatch time and time again. From this take two look at this drama it provided me with everything I needed to deem it a favorite.

  • Amazing Cast
  • Great Acting
  • EXCEPTIONAL CHEMISTRY ~
  • Multifaceted Villains
  • Flawed Characters
  • Good Action Scenes
  • Great OST

I mean honestly speaking, what more could a gal ask for? I GOT A FUCKING BED SCENE. THEY SMASHED.

ORIGINAL RATING:

CURRENT RATING:


Lazy Unnie’s Playlist ON SHUFFLE – May 15th

I love this new feature cause it really allows me to showcase my diverse music taste within the umbrella of “K-Pop”. It also showcases how multifandom I can really be.

  • Hellevator by Stray Kids – This was the first song I heard from Stray Kids and at first I didn’t care for them but after I saw them perform it at KCON NY 2018, I was officially a STAY. 3RACHA just knows how to lay the bars down on a song.
  • Circle by TVXQ – Something about this song is just so pleasant. I don’t know if it’s the combination of Yunho and Changmin’s voices or the ballad anthem vibe the music has. I just feel like there should be a choir behind them singing along.
  • Good Day by IU – I admit, I’m not on the IU train fully. I don’t really like all her songs and I don’t get the obsession. She’s good but meh most of the time. This song is light, fluffy, discoesque and apparently iconic. It’s an obligatory playlist addition.
  • End of a Day by Jonghyun – I miss him. I miss everything about him and I’m so upset I wasn’t into K-Pop earlier so I had the chance to bask in his greatness. This song is one of my favorite ballads and doesn’t fail to make me tear up. Jonghyun’s falsetto is… *chef’s kiss*
  • Stay Up All Night by NU’EST– This is no BET BET but still a nice song. Not that memorable but when it comes up on the shuffle I don’t skip it. I really am enjoying this newish sound from NU’EST. Post-Produce and Wanna One, they’ve come back stronger and I love it.
  • One Way by Block B – This album was my introduction to Block B, with Shall We Dance. One way is in that same wheelhouse of Caribbean undertones. It doesn’t feel try hard and I forgot how fun it is to just jam out to this. I can’t stop swaying as I write this, that’s how addicting this melody is.
  • Rise Up by U-KWON (feat. Koonta) – From the group to the solo track. I found out U-KWON did a solo release way after the fact and as a fan of his, I wasn’t expecting this Korean Reggae inspired track. I still don’t know how I feel about Korean Reggae but I guess it’s a thing. Which the autotune was dialed down a bit.
  • Twenty Four by EXO– EXO are great at putting songs on their winter albums that have nothing to do with Christmas or winter. This is very hip-hop and trap inspired. Basically who’s booty poppin around the Christmas tree to this? This thot right here.
  • Ooh La La La by EXO – Two EXO songs back to back? Not unheard of for my playlist. Anyway, DMUMT was a god among gods of an album and Ooh La La La was a track of no exception. Grown and sexy vibes and the bridge is almost as perfect as the one in Tempo. I demand SM give us the dance practice they posted and then ripped down. GIMME NOW.
  • Sincerity by Babylon (feat. Sophiya) – I’m probably super late to the party on Babylon but this song is such a bop. It’s kinda like a neo soul joint that I’m feeling. I found him and this song on a random K-R&B playlist and ever since then I’ve downloaded a bunch more of his stuff.

Sugar Baby’s Review Corner: Skate Into Love

Skate Into Love


Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sports, College
Origin: China
Episodes: 40
Air-date: March 19, 2020 to April 9, 2020
Starring: Wu Qian as Tang Xue, Zhang Xincheng as Li Yubing, Zhou Lijie as Yu Yan, He Xuanlin as Xia Menghuan, Qin Tianyu as Liao Zhenyu

A speed skating girl crosses paths with the ice hockey god of their school. Despite starting off on the wrong foot, they start on a journey to chase after their dreams.

During elementary school, the timid and cowardly Li Yubing (Steven Zhang) had to endure his seat mate Tang Xue’s (Janice Wu) constant bullying. Even so, they share one thing in common, a dream on the ice. When they meet again at Lin Da University, Li Yubing has become the school’s ice god while Tang Xue’s future remains hazy.

Li Yubing pulls a few strings to turn Tang Xue into his helper with the goal of getting payback for everything that she did. The more they spend time together, the more Li Yubing notices Tang Xue’s good qualities. He realizes that his courage on ice is inspired by Tang Xue herself. In turn, he helps Tang Xue rediscover her dream in speed skating

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Well…. Here I am at last writing this review. I have allowed this drama time to marinate in my thoughts as your girl was just dumb lazy. Now, I have read the web novel obviously and so I am trying to objectively rate the drama as a piece itself and not alongside the novel. It is harder than it seems to do this. I really really loved the novel and I loved the characters Tang Xue and Yubing so much. I was even more excited that two people I liked got casted as the leads as well.

Skate Into Love is a simple story that tackles youth and growing up, following our dreams, etc. It is applicable to see that the college setting very much captures the heart of the drama. Here we have two individuals who knew each other from they were children and have met again in a different setting with a little animosity that they’re working through. The story was essentially the same as the novel with a few differences sprinkled in between. I enjoyed seeing the characters work through things as individuals and then again as a couple. However, the main issue that this drama had was that it was perhaps fifteen episodes too many. It really could’ve and should’ve ended at episode 25. It felt like there was just too much filler and focus on the side characters which is funny because I actually liked the side characters in the novel. Getting through the second half of episodes began to feel like work for me and I didn’t enjoy that.

Yubing and Tang Xue. I love Janice and I love Steven.I think they did a great job at portraying their characters as individuals. I enjoyed the chemistry that was there because they are both excellent actors, but I do feel like it could’ve been more. It felt comfortable and comforting, but not explosive. I know I keep saying I won’t compare it to the novel, but while reading the novel I felt the chemistry so deep within the characters. I just really felt like if we had a stronger chemistry there it could’ve elevated the story for me. The other issue with the romance was that THERE WERE TOO FUCKING MANY. I already don’t care about the side characters, why are we bogging the story down with their stories? Every. Fucking. Person. Had. A. Love. Line. It was not needed. Maybe if they cut their excessive scenes and filled it with Tang Xue and Yubing, I would’ve fallen head over heels with their chemistry.

Something I did enjoy though was their use and incorporation of ice sports. It was nice to see the arena and ice rink. I think this was one of the few, if not only, dramas I have seen tackle ice sports. I also liked the overall production of the different sets for this drama, which should not surprise me at all because this is Ashes of Love’s team and even though I didn’t really like that drama, THE VISUALS WERE ON POINT. Speaking of sets, one of my favorite scenes from the novel was adapted perfectly and it was amazing. It was the scene of her in the coffee shop and Yu Yan’s mother was trying to confront her and giving her shit and she stomped that shit down. I remembered when I read that scene, I was yelling to myself so it was nice seeing Janice deliver it with such conviction in the drama.

I genuinely liked this drama, I just really don’t think it should’ve been 40 episodes. The length really harmed the drama, in my opinion. A nice concise story with less side character filler nonsense would’ve been better (aka just straight novel to screen). I don’t think I would rewatch this one any time soon, but I definitely recommend it to anyone as a nice, easy and simple drama to watch.


Story: 7.5/10
Acting: 8.5/10
Music: 8/10
Rewatch Value: 6.5/10
Overall: 7.5/10

Fave Song:  Snowflakes Falling (雪花落下) – Zhou Shen

Latest to Greatest: 2PM & Wonder Girls

What’s this? Another feature? Yes… I’m addicted. Well actually, I decided to scrap the Freshmen Finds because I just couldn’t keep up with the rookies. Instead I figured since I consider myself a midway kpop stan, basically I’m 3 years in but I really like older k-pop as well, this feature came to mind.

I’ll be taking two artists, one preferably with some years between their early music videos and a more recent or in some cases, their last release, and compare them. I’m pretty sure I will be laughing at some of the choices made or just the overall vibe of the MV. Let’s get it poppin!

2PM

(JYP Entertainment 2008 – 2016 Hiatus)

GREATEST
10 out of 10 (2008)

The CHEESE!! Talk about cringe worthy. I don’t know if I cringed more from the wardrobe and hair or the storyline. The song is pretty good and what you expect from JYP. What I didn’t expect was the obvious pursuing of a female. I guess 2PM was really out their trying to shoot their shots. It was kinda nice seeing early Jay Park looking all small among his fellow members.

Overall Rating

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Iconic Moment: Wooyoung daydreaming about sucking on the girl’s finger and then realizing he was sucking on Jun. K’s. Hilarious

LATEST
Promise (I’ll Be) (2016)

Now this is the 2PM I was introduced to when I got into K-pop. Grown ass men who about getting panties and not numbers like those debut boys in the MV above. The budget had obviously grown since 2008 but these men still getting girls in hotels. I didn’t really get the concept but looked like these women were playing them against each other. Poor Chansung, Nichkhun, and Junho!

Overall Rating

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Iconic Moment: Jun. K getting frisky and playful in the bed with the leading girl. It was adorable and nice to see that body!


Wonder Girls

(JYP Entertainment 2007 – 2016 Disbanded)

GREATEST
Irony (2007)

I don’t know what I’m surprised most about. Either the fact that this MV had a highest quality of 240 or that I couldn’t recognize Sunmi or Hyuna until almost the end. But basically talk about classic. I loved the concept of Charlie’s Angels meets lets fuck with your ex voodoo doll style.

Overall Rating

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Iconic Moment: Them playing with the voodoo doll and watching the guy squirm.

Latest
Why So Lonely (2016)

Almost ten years between the two videos and after line-up changes and a sexier images, Wonder Girls are still saying fuck men and their rights. I love the island groove of the song and the band concept. The colorful template of keeps me intrigued and I am all here for the sexy Sunmi I was first introduced to. I miss them so much.

Overall Rating

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Iconic Moment: After they steal the dummy and tie him up in the room and basically go ham on his ass. Living for it.


How was that? Enjoyed my flashbacks? Are there any groups you want me to cover? If so, comment down below or tweet me at @unnieunbothered

Whatcha Watchin’ – May 10th – BORED IN THE HOUSE, IN THE HOUSE BORED

Y’ALL. IT IS ABOUT TO BE TWO WHOLE ASS MONTHS IN THE HOUSE. We don’t even feel like watching dramas, we just want to hang around and talk shit and listen to music or rewatch shit we’ve already watched a million times over.

Sugar Baby Unnie

I think that lowkey I have passed the point of where I am itching to go outside… Maybe? Idk… Time isn’t real and I barely know what day of the week it is even while working. How is it possible that I have all this time but I am watching even less?

Dramas

Find Me In Your Memory: I am like three episodes behind, but I plan on finishing up soon… Need to just stop binging reality tv shows.

Beautiful Reborn Flower: I was going to do a separate first impressions post on this, but like sighs. So I am on episode 5 out of the 50 and let me tell yall… Shit is fucking STOOOPID. Like… LOL. Idk if I am going to survive this.. Nnnn.. At least the chemistry between our alleged real life exes is pretty good. They are very complimentary.

Dramas To Check Out Before Next Post

So basically every drama I had listed last post except The King.. Ooopsie. And then knowing me I will start a bunch of random ass dramas instead and then have to redo this again next time.

Lazy Unnie

I think without the purpose of going into the office everyday, my ADHD has decided to take over and the effort to watch anything is just not there. The desire is but just not the effort…

Dramas

Meow, The Secret Boy – I am really trying to make it to the end. I’m about halfway and should just power through. It’s not a bad show… I’m just finding it hard to keep it up.

The King – Eternal Monarch – I’m halfway through the 3rd episode. I like it, I think it reminds me of other shows in the same genre but I find it hard to get past this instant love story that’s happening. Give me some proper build up please.

Varieties

Weekly Idol – I don’t know what it is with this show, I just get into moods where I want to binge episodes. I watched the recent GOT7 one and now I want to go back and watch a bunch I missed. I am kinda liking Eunhyuk from Super Junior as a host. They’re not as funny as Doni and Coni but not problematic like them.

What’s On Deck?

The Bride of Habaek – This is back on the deck because a friend of mine said she wanted to rewatch and I said I’ll watch with. Only way I can watch something.

When My Love Blooms – I legit know nothing about this other than Park Jinyoung being in it. One of the groups I belong to (Big up Konnect’d) is hosting a watch-a-long and I’m going to go into it with a clear plate.


Lazy Unnie’s Playlist ON SHUFFLE – May 8th

Back, back, back again with another shuffle of the good old playlist! Just for some reference, the songs I pick come from my big ass K-Life playlist. Which basically consists of songs from K-Pop to Trot and everything in between. It’s massive and here is the cover of that playlist, just for shits and giggles.

Thank you snapchat
  • Blurry by Kookheon & Song Yuvin – This was post PDX and MYTEEN disbandment and pre B.O.Y. This is a bittersweet song for me because it was a nice to see these two together but it was sad that MYTEEN had to suffer and that this was a ballad. Not a bad song. Just not what I was hoping for.
  • Close Your Eyes by Crush (feat. Hoody) – The amount of love I have for these two artists holds no bounds. And having them on the same jazzy R&B track just makes it better. Their vibes and vocal tones really compliment each other. Kind of how Dean and Heize are.
  • Boat Ride by pH-1 (Prod. Mokyo) – Not my favorite song from one of my favorite rappers, but it’s super chill. It basically fits into this more mature vibe that pH-1 has evolved into after Show Me The Money. I don’t hate it, just don’t love it.
  • Super Special Girl by MamMam (Produce X 101) – This song deserved much more love than it actually got! It is funky and was amped up by the personalities of the trainees that performed it. I’m really glad that most of them in this group either have debuted or almost there.
  • Fallin’ by MONSTA X– TALK ABOUT HYPE SONG OF THE CENTURY! I will probably say this about other songs in the future but seriously, I can’t just listen to this song one time. It comes hard in the verses and then groovy in the pre-chorus and finally full on dance party in the chorus. On top of that, one of my favorite song lyrics is in it “I show you real, it ain’t fiction. Baby focus on me like a meditation” BARS. Watch them perform it live below.
  • Alive by SHINee – This was a B-Side I wasn’t expecting from SHINee but I don’t know why I’m surprised because they are always reinventing themselves and their sound. VIew was the title track so to hear this heavy bass hip-hop & R&B track was nice. I should listen to it more often.
  • Be Your Star by WE IN THE ZONE – Rookie group that I really like. This was your typical boy group ballad. Not bad just not that memorable. They have better tracks.
  • Baby by EXO-K – Not one of their bigger known B-Sides but really good because the vocal arrangement is classic EXO. There is just something about Baekhyun and D.O leading a song with their vocals. And we even get singer Park Chanyeol, living his best ballad self.
  • The First Snow by Park Bom & Sandara Park – It was really nice to see these two reunite. It was like the perfect Christmas Gift for Blackjacks. As far as a Christmas song, it holds up and makes me feel all warm inside. I need more Park Bom in my life.
  • 119 by NCT DREAM – This was my second favorite track on this EP after Boom. It has that NCT flavor of hip-hop that I just like. A more mature Dream I can appreciate.

Lazy Unnie’s Playlist: GWSN – the Keys – EP

TITLE: the Keys

ARTIST: GWSN (Girls in the Park)

LABEL: Miles Entertainment

RELEASED: April 28, 2020

My underrated queens are back and once again you guys don’t know what you’re missing. Miya, Seokyoung, Seoryoung, Anne, Minju and Lena (get well Soso!) are back after finishing up their debut series The Park in the Night and got the keys for us. I have faith that it will be as good as their last releases even with a member down.


BAZOOKA! – Title Track

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Fun. That is the first word that comes to mind when I hear this track. It actually gives me a bit of a Pristin vibe (RIP Pristin). It’s on brand with the sound that they have established with their other tracks. It’s dance pop with a touch of 80/90’s club music. Now the video is super girl crush and by that I mean I might throw it all away for my girl Miya. I’m living for her longer bob. All the members look amazing and hold their own.

the Aerialist (Wonderboy)

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I was NOT expecting this kind of song from these Girls (in the park lol). This is more in the Red Velvet house. Either way I am HERE for this jazzy music with sweet vocals on top. Not too slow to be a ballad but just enough uptempo to make me want to dance alone in my room.

Tweaks ~ Heavy cloud but no rain

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Speaking of dancing alone in my room… YAS BITCH! This is THE anthem! When I said they had mastered that retro but house sound, this is what I was talking about. It has me making a runway and walking the house down hunty! LOL enough of that but still, it’s a bop and reminds me of my childhood. (My mom was a DJ on the side so I grew up with club taste.)

After the Bloom (Alone)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The closest thing to a ballad I guess we’ll get this EP? Either way I don’t know what it is about this song but I like it. It kind of has a Latin flare but not overly so. Or maybe it’s about saying buh bye and being by yourself and not in a relationship. Forever mood.

BONUS – BAZOOKA!
Stay Home Edition

Rating: 5 out of 5.

So since the world is basically locking down GWSN did a quarantine self cam version of BAZOOKA and it’s the cutest shit ever!!! Watch!

FINAL THOUGHTS

I don’t mean to be biased but let me be a little biased; this was their best EP as a whole. Are any of the songs as good as Puzzle Moon in my opinion? Nope. But as a whole all the songs all complemented each other and made a cohesive EP which is really rare these days. I see this EP as if GWSN put together a mini clothing line and each outfit lead into one that was on brand with the last. GWSN has a sound and even though they’re still underrated, I think that they shouldn’t change it.

PRODUCTION : 9 / 10
VOCALS / RAPPING : 8 / 10
VISUALS / CONCEPT : 9 / 10
OVERALL : 8.5 / 10