Hit It or Skip It – April 2022 Week 2

Maybe because April is the month of showers, I felt like I was drowning in good music. So many surprising likes and others I just knew I would love. But it was my skips that had me questioning everything about who I was!

ONEW “DICE”

Everything about this is so fun. I love the upbeat vibe from Onew.

EPEX “학원歌”

A good example of this garage-pop a lot of these groups try to do. The second verse rap is fire.

Dreamcatcher “MAISON”

The video is trash but the song is pretty good. Reminds me of some early Dreamcatcher. And the melody of the chorus is amazing.

DKZ “CUPID”

Talk about a rebranding done good. I love this. It gave me so many early SVT vibes.

Jessi “ZOOM”

This shit is addicting and I love it. P Nation has done Jessi some good.

PARK HYEON JIN “Late night (Feat. Hoody)”

This is the debut I was hoping for! Chill hop with amazing R&B Vibes. My child is amazing.

JUST B “RE=LOAD”

More garage-pop but the vocal breaks in this are nicer than I expected. It’s a good hype song.

YEZI “NO NAME”

Female rappers need a higher raise. They come harder than most.

ELO “Falling Dreams (Feat. pH-1)”

Such a vibe. They really compliment each other musically.

SEVENTEEN “Darl+ing”

This is why I love SVT. They don’t half-ass anything. This song was flawless.

NiziU “ASOBO”

I love the beat but the vocals are so weak it brings the song way down.

BE’O “LOVE me”

As a follow up to counting stars this just falls flat. Rap is good but meh.

NCT Taeyong & Wonstein “Love Theory”

I actually like this. The quirky rap is a thing. But Taeyong’s vocals actually make me not want to listen to it again.

SORN “SCORPIO”

No one asked for this.

Favorite SOTW:

Second Favorite SOTW:

Spins On The Turntable: Purple Kiss – memeM

Purple Kiss – memeM

Title: memeM
Artist: Purple Kiss
Label:  RBW Entertainment
Release: March 29, 2022

You get reviews when I write em.. Okay? ok. kmt.


Title Track – memeM

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

This song is proof to me that stockholm syndrome is real because initially I was like eh about this mainly because it was just so UP and DOWN and all around. It was the lack of consistency with the releases that I found slightly irritating also I think the MV had me very distracted. However, by the time the fifth listen came around, I came around. Now, I don’t find this to be amazing, but I can enjoy it as a pumped up song. I don’t like the way the chorus sounds, but the post chorus really works and Swan in the second verse is giving. I’m off to watch some performance videos!

B-Sides

Illusion

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

They always pop off with their intros! I am sorry tell me in what way this does not eat? I especially love their performance videos because Dosie is so engaging.

Oh My Gosh

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Easy to listen with a very classic sound. Not much really to it, in terms of production or vocals. Pleasantly enjoyable. It’s one of the more forgettable songs on the album to me, personally.

Pretty Psycho

Rating: 5 out of 5.

THIS SONG IS EVERYTHING. IMMEDIATELY LOVED IT AND I JUST KEEP LOVING IT MORE AND MORE AS TIME GOES ON. It has a hook that draws you in, the instrumental is so simple but that one string literally takes you through the song. The added vocal manipulations are excellent. One thing I could do without was yuki’s rap but not enough to turn me off in its entirety.

JOAH

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

You know I love the girls’ natural vocals so when they go with a subdued vocal heavy song, I will never complain. This is also a very classic soft pop song that you find on minis. The best part was the rap, I love that it was more of a sing style and I think this is when Yuki shines.

Hate me, Hurt me, Love me

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Another instant favorite. There isn’t anything that is different about this song, it is so straightforward but perhaps that is what makes it so good. I feel reminiscent of the times when groups weren’t doing to much pandering either way. I also love every element of the song. Very OhMyGirl in nature.

Cursor

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Would marry Swan’s voice if I could. I am so sorry, but I could listen to her all day every day. I know Goeun will probably get the first solo, but umm spare a OST for Swan please??? Oh yeah the song itself is very sweet and soft.

Final Thoughts

This album in comparison to the others didn’t do much to get me excited. I think that it’s time for them to truly figure out what their main concept will be. That being said, this album provided me with a new top three song from them. I know we can always expect dependable music from them, but let’s spice it up (in a good way).

Concept: 3/5
Vocals: 5/5
Raps: 3/5
Cohesiveness: 3/5
Overall Rating: 3.5/5


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Hit It or Skip It – April 2022 Week 1

This week gave us a Big Bang comeback and T.O.P goodbye to YGE. Wow. Stunning to think about tbh. Not many people this week and I couldn’t bring myself to listen to nugus just for y’all entertainment. Sorry.

SUHO ‘Grey Suit’

I am many things and an hypocrite is one of them.. You think I will put an EXO or EXO adjacent song in skip?? NEVER.

Kwon Eun Bin ‘Glitch’

The production is really good, but the song itself doesn’t really grab me. Will revisit during wrap up.

Big Bang ‘Still Life’

They eat every time! IKON wishes they could do this. A goodbye ~~

IVE ‘Love Dive’

I like this a million times better than Eleven… ok … I am listening, IVE. Let’s see what else you do.

GHOST9 ‘X-Ray’

The chorus is my favorite! It eats wtff

Suho ‘Heardle’

Ok in a not biased way, I genuinely enjoy this one. Like this truly does belong in the yes column hehe.

ILY:1 ‘Love In Bloom’

Although it is a cute debut bringing back the tropical pop nostalgia, it is not very memorable.

Favorite SOTW:

Least Favorite SOTW: N/A

To All The Oppas and Unnies We Loved – First Quarter 2022

The beginning of the year was hard for us it seems. Sugar Baby had no love in her heart and even though Lazy loves her a good man, as they say, “A good man is hard to find”. So read on to see the one that caught our eye.


Lazy Unnie’s ‘Unnie’

Han Hyo Joo

Dear Bad Ass,

I know I’m late to the Han Hyo Joo train, but please please forgive me! When I decided to start W: Two Worlds Apart this year, I didn’t expect to actually love the female lead over Mr. Chapped Lips. But here we are, big-time crushing. But it wasn’t until I decided to watch Happiness that I found myself in a full-blown girl crush on you. The way you command attention when on screen is magnificent. You have the ability to really take a character and give them dimension and make them relatable to the point where if you were a serial killer, I’d probably root for you.

I think it was when I watch Pirates 2 that I really saw your ability to command no matter who your acting partners were. But once I was in the Han Hyo Joo hole, I found that you’re also hilarious at variety! Watching you play catered games with your company coworkers and the cast of Pirates was hilarious. You’re smart, funny and GORGEOUS! I am a forever fan now.


Whatcha Watchin’ – April 4th – Never Been Kissed

We’ve hit April. But March went out with a SLAP. Hopefully, this new month brings us the energy to watch things.

Sugar Baby Unnie

STILL not in a drama-watching mood.

Dramas

Watching

Goong: Nat wants to know how we can ever ship them as a couple when Shin is so terrible.. lol

Thirty-Nine: I am loving this drama so much. I think that the girls are shining, I don’t like that Mi Do and Chan Young are obviously the closer friends, but alas shit happens I guess.

Why Women Love: Haven’t watched any episodes of this in so long lol oops.

A Business Proposal: This is just a stupid and easy watch. Enjoying it so far.

On Deck

Soundtrack #1: I like pretty people and friends to lovers.

Lazy Unnie

Maybe in April, I will have reviews for all of these things LOL. The last two months have been CRAZY with the watching. I feel the drop heading its way.

Dramas

  • F4 (Thailand) – One more week! I’m sad to see this go but also happy.
  • Goong – So much trash of characters but Yoon Eun Hye looks so pretty.
  • Cutie Pie – I really can’t deny how amazing these two look together. And the music is some of the best. The plot… not so much.
  • A Business Proposal – One more day and I’m actually sad to see this go. I loved this bright spot in my watching lineup
  • Manner of Death – I need to go back but I know I will just cry.
  • Not Me – The chemistry between OffGun is undeniable but I know this will also make me cry.

Web-Dramas

  • Failing in Love – When is it time to drop a show? I just keep getting distracted.

On Deck

  • Tomorrow – GIVE ME REAPERS!
  • Soundtrack #1 – I love Park Hyungsik so…
  • KinnPorsche – I need me some adult dark BL so…
  • Blueming – This looks like it might be cute? I’m trying to support more Korean BLs. I’m down for the movement!

Hit It or Skip It – March 2022 Week 5

Is it just me that hate these weird last weeks of the month when it’s split? Either way, there was a lot to come out of it. Some good, some not so good.

NCT DREAM “Glitch Mode”

This brand of NCT noise grew on me. That rock bridge went hard.

OH MY GIRL “Real Love”

Not as catchy as their past lead singles but this one is so cute and vibey

PURPLE KISS “memeM”

This hit HARD! I love an antidrop. A little Aespa in some parts but not bad.

BAE173 “JAWS”

Finally a BAE173 song I like. This is a good song for a workout. Goes hard.

YOUNITE “EVERYBODY (Feat. DJ Juice)”

Love the funk vibe. Reminds me of when VERIVERY debuted.

YUGYEOM “Take You Down (Feat. Coogie)”

AOMG out here snacking the idol out of Yugyeom and making him a decent soloist. This was a vibe.

MAJORS “Salute”

This song would have been a hit if it wasn’t for the weak rap

Heize “Mother”

Not bad, just zzzzzzz

NINE.I “Parallel Universe”

I just don’t get it.

KINGDOM “승천”

I love the concepts of their MVs but the song only comes alive after the chorus and I don’t think I would listen to it more than once.

Favorite SOTW:

Second Favorite SOTW:

Asian Drama Bingo : March Check-In

We are successful black women! THAT IS WHAT WE ARE!

Lazy Unnie’s Card

I seriously thought this month was a bust but in fact, it was bussin! BINGOOOOOO

Sugar Baby’s Card

Woman, let me be your woman. Woman. Woman. Woman. Also, B I N G O.


Lazy Unnie’s Couch: Semantic Error

Chu Sang Woo is a junior computer science majoring student who prizes reason, rules, and a rigid sense of what is right above all else. As part of his university work, he is told to work on a group project for the liberal arts, whereby the group is required to make a final presentation in order to pass the module. But as the rest of the group – whom he knows nothing about – have decided to leave him to do all the work on his own, he decides to remove their names, and make the presentation in his name. But little did he know that when he did this, he would deal a heavy blow to the academic prospects of a senior student named Jang Jae Young. The latter, a design major, is Chu Sang Woo’s polar opposite. He is stylish, fun-loving, and – above all – extraordinarily popular. He is the closest thing the college has to a superstar! But when his credit for the liberal arts project is taken away, his grand plans to study abroad are suddenly thrown up in the air. He seeks out Chu Sang Woo and is of a mind to torment him. But when the duo is forced to work together, a strange attraction starts to develop between them…

mydramalist
  • Starring: Park Seo Ham | Park Jae Chan
  • Episodes: 8 (23 mins.)
  • Aired: February 16 – March 10, 2022
  • Network: Viki
  • Where to Watch: Viki


I have really been in one mode and one mode only, BL. Like I said before, I was very wary of diving into the world of Korean BL because I just feel they are extra chaste because of the subject matter and Korea be all kinds of repressed. Either way, something is in the water because this is my second KBL and it was surprisingly addicting. This is a classic enemies to lovers trope while also playing up the seemingly charismatic bad boy falling in love with the uptight and closed-off counterpart. Nothing about the pieces of this drama were revolutionary but I feel like it was because it shows that Korean BL’s have the potential to have chemistry and heat without being gratuitous.

The pacing of this story was really good because of how short it was, there was no time for filler. There was no big build-up. You as the viewer are shown right away what kind of person Sang Woo is and how petty Jae Young could be. I think those were some of the funniest scenes watching Jae Young persistently go out of his way to bother Sang Woo. But it’s when all that teasing starts to affect both of them in ways neither expected that made all the butterflies fly. Something I also loved was the way both Sang Woo and Jae Young’s personalities were reflected by their majors. Sang Woo being a computer science major had him very structured and when he is encountered by the graphic artists of Jae Young, it’s hard for him to compute. Watching him fall for Jae Young and basically try to rationalize it is hilarious.

There isn’t much more to say besides thank you to Park Seo Ham, Park Jae chan, and the casting department. It was the chemistry between the leads and the physicality that made this work. That height difference was PERFECT! I also loved the side characters of Choi Yu Na and Ryu Ji Hye. Yes, the slight love triangle they wanted to set up between Sang Woo, Jae Young, and Ji Hye was annoying but it did give us the amazing scene of Jae Young basically laying claim on his man. And BI SEXUAL QUEEN YU NA NEEDS A SPIN-OFF!

I liked that sexuality was never really an issue. People just liked who they liked and there was no big deal. It felt refreshing. Selfishly, the only thing I really wished for this was it to be longer because I really loved the chemistry of these two characters. They had the friend chemistry down but also their kiss chemistry was AMAZING! I need more kisses like the ones between Jae Young and Sang Woo. If Seo Ham was not in the military right now, he could give lessons. After finishing the show, I had started the webtoon and from what I’ve read, this was a great adaptation. I need more in this realm of Korean BLs.

Acting: 8.5/10
Story: 8.5/10
Music: 9/10
Overall: 9/10

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Hit It or Skip It – March 2022 Week 4

Okay so I feel like I need a disclaimer for this week simply because I said so many no’s but these no’s were a reflection of the fact that I was tired and the songs did not revive me. Okay? Ok.

Red Velvet ‘Feel My Rhythm’

Okayyyy. This is the one babes. Queendom what?.

Rolling Quartz ‘Azalea’

I think I said this last time during my week but I think Rolling Quartz are definitely servers!!

CRAVITY ‘Adrenaline’

Oh this is a vibe. Maybe their best work????.

Highlight ‘Day Dream’

Zzzzzzz

T1419 ‘EDELWEISS’

Zzzzzzzzz x 2.

VERIVERY ‘O’

Okay tbf this song is actually good. However, very forgettable. I actually don’t even know if I know any songs by this group.

Suran (ft. Taeyong) ‘Diamonds’

She will never top 1+1=0, Wine nor Abyss and that’s okay..

D-Crunch ‘Addiction’

Yet another group that I just don’t be knowing if I liked anything by them before. This just made me want to listen to EXO oddly. Can’t explain what it is. Lol. Song is mid.

Favorite SOTW:

Least Favorite SOTW: N/A