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[COMP] The Prime Minister and I, Fashion King, Dating Agency CyranoReviews of three recent dramas starring SNSD members


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 05:47 PM

Over the last month I’ve been watching three of the SNSD members acting in TV dramas. All of them performed very well, and since they are still so young we can look forward to watching them act for many more years.  I’m reviewing these shows as an American reading the subtitles – so it is entirely possible there were nuances of meaning, inside jokes, cultural references, and plot points that are hilarious or important to Korean viewers but which went completely over my head as a foreigner. Nevertheless, I hope these reviews are useful to English-speaking readers and can help them decide which of these shows (if any) are worth the considerable investment of time required to watch them all the way through.

 

My wife knew next to nothing about SNSD before watching these shows and I thought her observations would be interesting to include at the end of each review. Since she is Singapore Chinese, she offers an Asian (if not Korean) perspective on the shows.

 

SPOILERS BELOW:

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Prime Minister and I  (4.5 stars)

 

Many people on Soshified list Yoona as their #1 bias, but I have to admit that before I watched this show she was not among my top three.  She’s moved there now - joining Sooyoung and Hyoyeon.  This drama stars the reliably funny Lee Bum Soo as Korea’s new Prime Minister Kwon Yul and Yoona as clumsy, impulsive tabloid reporter Nam Dajeong, who finds herself compelled to enter a marriage of convenience with the new PM after being photographed in a compromising position with him. The first six episodes give Yoona a golden opportunity to exercise her comedy skills – and she does it very well.  SNSD fans already know her as a prankster, but she proves to be good at wacky, self-deprecating physical comedy, too.

 

After the early episodes, the drama takes a more serious turn.  Dajeong moves into the cold-hearted Prime Minister’s residence – uncomfortably – and begins a routine of playing wife at diplomatic functions and caring for his children – an indifferent teenage son, a spitefully mischievous middle daughter, and a young boy who attaches himself to Dajeong immediately as the mother he has never known.  The older kids slowly warm to her, Kwon Yul and Dajeong begin to like each other in spite of their initial antagonism, and everything is set up for a the classic hatred-to-love transformation to occur – one that’s already expected by the spying but supportive household staff.

 

But things don’t go that smoothly.  Dajeong never quite adapts to the demands of being a politician’s wife, and she immediately attracts negative attention from the older political wives – especially the wife of Kwon Yul’s chief rival Ryu Jin (Park Joon Ki) and her two friends.  Dajeong has to fend off constant attacks and spying from this trio of absurd harpies while maintaining her cool in front of the Prime Minister and his children.

 

Chae Jung An delivers a strong performance as Kwon Yul’s long-time aide Seo Hye Joo, as she watches her 20 years of unrequited love for Kwon Yul being effortlessly swept aside by Dajeong’s youthful energy and charm.  There is also a “young love” subplot between Dajeong and the Prime Minister’s new secretary Kang In Ho (Yoon Si Yoon) that never really goes anywhere, as Dajeong’s obligations (and genuine attraction) to Kwon Yul make it impossible.

 

The drama stalls a bit in the later episodes, when Kwon Yul’s presumed-dead wife reappears, hoping to regain a place in the lives of her children.  Nam Dajeong seems to get pushed aside a little, and Kwon Yul is so enraged to learn of his wife’s betrayal that his heart begins to harden again.  The show never quite gets back on track, and Nam Dajeong’s eventual departure to “find herself” and reappearance a year later doesn’t quite ring true, making the ending somewhat unsatisfying despite the long-awaited kiss scene. 

 

But can I only take away half a star for the ending and the unrealistic trio of female villains.  This series is still a must-watch for all SNSD fans.  It shows us a great portrait of both Nam Dajeong the character and Yoona the actress, and as Yoona herself has said they aren’t all that far apart.

 

WIFE’S OPINIONS: My wife loved Lee Bum Soo – I guess he’s her type.  Now she always wants to watch shows that he stars in.  She really liked Yoona, also – she thought Nam Dajeong was funny and cute.  My wife isn’t an SNSD fan, but she now likes watching Yoona’s YouTube videos – especially if Yoona is trying to speak Mandarin.  PM&I was by far her favorite SNSD-actress series that we watched.

 

RECOMMENDATION:  Every SNSD fan should drop what they are doing and watch this series.

 

 

 

Fashion King (3.5 stars)

 

Fashion King has an interesting premise, a good cast, and great locations (Seoul and New York) and sets.  Unfortunately, the story is about eight episodes shorter than the series. As a 12-episode show, Fashion King would have been great – at 20 it just feels like it is repeating itself over and over toward the end.

 

The lead character is the impoverished but talented aspiring fashion designer Lee Ga Young, played by cute but rather emotionless actress Shin Se Kyung.  The two antagonist male leads are poor factory manager Kang Young Gul (Yoo Ah In) and rich fashion empire heir Jung Jae Hyuk (Lee Je Hoon).  Both are anti-heroes, but if the audience was supposed to hate the rich guy more than the poor guy, well…I just couldn’t.  Kang Young Gul, though often a victim of circumstance, is an obnoxious jerk that mistreats everyone around him throughout the show.  Jung Je Hyuk can be a jerk, too, but family pressures are to blame for much of his bad behavior.

 

SNSD’s Yuri plays Choi An Na (Anna), a successful designer residing in New York who is the former lover of Jung Jae Hyuk and returns to Seoul at his behest to lead the design team for his new line. It seems an odd first-role choice for Yuri.  In real-life she is laughing, happy, and full of kkab – Anna is none of these things. Cool, imperious, sexy, thrust into a job she isn’t quite talented enough to pull off – Anna seems ill at ease from the beginning of the show.  She is not a malevolent girl, but she frequently mistreats Ga Young – seeing her as a potential rival. 

 

Yuri is pretty good in the role, but I had a hard time reconciling her fun-loving SNSD personality with Anna’s character.  I half expected her to break into a crazy dance at every serious moment.

 

People who are interested in fashion and design will like the show and the look it gives the audience into the Korean fashion industry.  SNSD fans might enjoy watching Yuri play a role so different from her real-life personality.  Many casual viewers, however, may find the series a crashing bore – especially if they don’t appreciate Shin Se Kyung’s tendency to keep her face perfectly still and do all of her acting through her eyes. She’s adorable…yet sometimes seems almost lifeless.

 

The second half of the series focuses on the love quadrangle between the four main characters. This drags on far too long, showing us one misunderstanding after another leading to bitterness and vengeful behavior, but never really resolving anything.

 

Young Gul and Jae Hyuk battle each other until the end, when the power of Jae Hyuk’s father’s fashion empire finally wins out – at a very high price. Internet reviewers hated the ending – but I kind of liked it.  Kang Young Gul got exactly what he deserved, and it didn’t matter that we aren’t told which of his many enemies gave it to him.

 

WIFE’S OPINIONS: My wife is a fashion designer, herself, so the show held her interest.  She thought Yuri was pretty, but she liked Shin Se Kyung better.  And we both favored Lee Je Hoon over Yoo Ah In (but she always favors the rich and powerful guys…)  She was really annoyed by the non-stop misunderstandings and the lack of story development over the last eight episodes, but despite its flaws the show kept her interested and involved until the end.

 

RECOMMENDATION:  Worth a look, especially for Yuri fans.  Just don’t be surprised when Anna makes you completely forget that she is Yuri.  The show includes a nice OST by Seohyun called “I’ll be Waiting.”

 

 

 

Dating Agency Cyrano (2.5 stars)

 

Sooyoung is my bias in SNSD.  Sooyoung is one of the cutest creatures in the Known Universe.  Sooyoung is hilarious and completely adorable in this role as dating counselor Gong Min Young.  If this show had featured 100% Sooyoung, I would have given it five stars – even if she had just sat at a table eating by herself for 16 episodes.

 

Unfortunately, there are other people in it – and most of them haven’t got a drop of charisma.  After getting fired by another dating service for sentimentally matching people from different socio-economic classes, Min Young finds herself working for the Cyrano Agency, a theater troupe which stages elaborate scenes to trick people into falling in love with those who hire them.  I understand the original movie was a big hit in Korea, and the premise is certainly funny enough.  But why did they burden Sooyoung with cast of male co-stars who seemed stuck in such cold, one-dimensional portrayals of their characters?  Lee Jong Hyuk is an experienced actor who has to be much better than this portrayal of Min Young’s boss Seo Byung Hoon (or “Seo Il Rok” – “Sherlock”), unfortunately his portrayal just didn’t work for me. 

 

None of the dating scenarios made much sense, nor were the couples particularly attractive or interesting. The first pairing, between a hapless veterinarian and a prim and snippy librarian promised a lot of funny material to follow, but it never came. The remaining Cyrano Agency operations were written too seriously. As a complete farce - which the first two episodes seemed to promise - the series might have worked better. But it devolved into endless scenes of the cheerful and hopeless romantic Sooyoung trying to knock some sense into the heads of her grim and belittling boss, her moody co-workers Moo Jin (Hong Jong Hyun) and Ah Rang (Jo Yoon Woo), and the ex-gangster chef Master (Lee Chun Hee), who likes Min Young but can’t break her away from her fascinated infatuation with Byung Hoon.

 

The highlights were almost entirely provided by Sooyoung acting cute and, later, by the villainous “Hawaiian Shirt Guy.” 

 

Sooyoung has proven her talent as an actress – let’s hope her new drama gives her more room to grow and better characters to play off of.  Loveable as she is, she couldn’t save the poorly written and stiffly acted Dating Agency Cyrano by herself.

 

WIFE’S OPINIONS: My wife really hated this show.  She refused to watch some of it, and kept begging me to switch to something else.  She thought the premise was absurd and juvenile, the male leads (except Moo Jin) were unattractive, and that Min Young picked the wrong guy at the end.  Her only positive comment was that Sooyoung was very cute. And she laughed out loud at the first sight of Sooyoung in a schoolgirl uniform. But that was all.

 

RECOMMENDATION: For loyal Sooyoung fans only.  Others can just watch the YouTube music video of Jessica’s very sweet OST “The One Like You” and see about 90% of the good scenes in four minutes.

 

 


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 02:54 AM

Hmm... so there are your score right? so this is my score, :)

 

Dating Agency Cyrano (4 stars)

I always like comedy-romance drama to begin with, so that's probably the reason why I like this drama. The casts and their character fit perfectly, they can portrait it very well. I just found it later (after finish watch this drama) that there are movie called Cyrano Agency back in 2010 and their plot is same, so I think the drama is remake from the movie and both did well for producing it. I think Sooyoung isn't act this time, she just being herself and like there's not any pressure when she act.

 

Prime Minister and I (3 stars)

I like Yoona as actress too, but I don't know why, I found she isn't totally act this time. She looks like awkward when she portrait her character that's applied with Lee Beom Soo and Yoon Shi Yoon. I compared her act with her previous drama like Love Rain, she can act without awkward feel that time . My speculate is maybe because her partner age gap? the story line? her character? However I still like her and waiting for her future drama.

 

Fashion King (3 stars)

I though because it's her second drama she can't portrait her drama character (because 180 degrees opposite to her real character). However she take off my worries after I saw her act, she can do much better than what I expect. The plot itself is good as they used fashion as theme. I like Shin Se Kyung before this (maybe because her appearance on various variety show like Running Man and Infinity Challenge) but this time she overcome her awkward character and I must admit it that she can do better in act career than variety, but I still love to she her on variety again. LOL

 

This time there Sooyoung who shooting her drama, so I will make sure to watch her drama. SNSD fighting!! :D

 

ps. I love to see other member to act in drama too like Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Sunny. As you can see, they already debuting their act career on musical performance.


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 11:25 AM

Well, I only watched Cyrano and it was one of the best if not the best dramas/tv-series that I ever watched. Be aware of possible spoilers. Same as ratri I found out it is a movie remake after watching it and I haven't watched the movie itself. I seem to be almost the opposite of MrPhoenix. I didn't like the first mission all that much but loved the rest. I found the characters quite interesting. Byung Hoon, cold but insightful mystery man running agency. Kind of like a punishment for reasons explained later. Something like Patrick Jane meets Michael Westen He was mostly fair, still cold and didn't take a job that he didn't think he could win...unless threatened. Master, nice but mysterious and ruthless chef, kind of two faced with sight on vengeance. Plus his two not so good for anything goons. Moo Jin as a tech guy, quiet, mysterious and kind of awkward. His relationship with Hye Ri. She was such a nice and warm person. They made such a nice couple. She surprised me a lot with her hidden agenda. I can't believe one can be that heartless, she had her reasons but I don't know what to think. Ah Rang who is there just because, waiting for his theatrical chance or did forget some story? Anyway he is very nice and helpful. It's all nice and spy-romantic until a plot twist happens. Due to Hawaiian Shirt Guy all goes more action, darkish side. He is basically a psychopath trying to get revenge on Cyrano, cost them a lot of nerves. It was amazing. Last but not least Min Young. Hopeless romantic, infinitely adorable with all her stunts. Be it mission wise or Byung Hoon wise, she was absolutely amazing. I loved the ending, I think they are a good match and think they should continue with the missions.
As for the OST “The One Like You” is now one of my favorite songs. It is just beautiful, Jessica voice, the melody, I love it. I came to like it before I watched the show. There are few other nice songs too. Like CHANCE! The show overall has very nice soundtrack.

I would recommend this to anyone. Well, maybe not my sister. She doesn't like romantic/sappy stuff.


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Posted 29 August 2014 - 06:44 AM

I've seen all episodes of Prime Minister and I, almost all of Cyrano and only a few of Fashion King. I liked Prime Minister and I the most, that's why I watched all of it. In my opinion Cyrano and Fashion King were a bit more on the unrealistic side(all three are unrealistic to an extent lol). Yuri wasn't the lead character in Fashion King, if she was I might have seen more of it. Cyrano had its charms but also had some major flaws. Other characters weren't really engaging, Sooyoung was carrying the show and she did a great job. ^^


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<<<  Checking more videos.  ^_^

@  Emperor Ryu (01:22:52 AM)

<<<  Why would any K-Pop fan support the cancellation of the U.S. 4th Of July Celebration this year?  I'm pretty sure this marked the birth of an American Nation, which happened to included freed and runaway slaves whom fought for The United States Of America.  And it so happened slaves even fought on the British side too.  When the Revolutionary War ended, all of these Americans who bravely fought were equally free, and they all got to vote in the elections, even though slavery endured predominantly in the Southern States, while it gradually reduced to nothing in the Northern States.  Why blatantly ignore such achievements after the war?  So weird and carelessly uneducated these Democrats are.  And here's more education for those who either don't know, forgot, or stupidly dropped out of school, . . . ^_^  https://www.youtube....h?v=UiprVX4os2Y  &  https://www.youtube....h?v=rpLItQnrgec

@  Emperor Ryu (01:04:36 AM)

Hello SBox.  ^_^

<<<  His SNSD bias is, . . . wait for it, . . . "all of them."  ^_^

<<<  Innocent!  ^.^

<<<  Still cannot see direct pic links from here.  >.<

<<<  Checking videos now.  ^_^

@  Keitaro88 (09:53:56 PM) kek https://pbs.twimg.co...=jpg&name=small
@  Keitaro88 (07:34:18 PM) https://pbs.twimg.co...=jpg&name=small
@  Keitaro88 (07:03:49 PM) knets *facepalm*
@  Emperor Ryu (03:16:10 AM)

Until the next time, my fellow SONEs.  ^_^  https://www.youtube....?v=E0Y3ABqK7M4 https://www.youtube....h?v=zQ6u3FO-aRM

Good Day.  ^_^  https://www.youtube....h?v=ulr0muQKjk0 & https://www.youtube....?v=lOSciQrPr5g https://www.youtube....?v=yuCbJykB32M


Peace be with all of you.  ^.^  https://www.youtube....?v=WkdtmT8A2iY https://www.youtube....h?v=eNmL4JiGxZQ


Aloha!  ^.^  https://www.youtube....?v=4OrCA1OInoo https://www.youtube....?v=eHir_vB1RUI https://www.youtube....h?v=j3_DQgYSS2E


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\nnn/  https://www.youtube....?v=t5CBFNYTomo https://www.youtube....?v=5Z7feXrR8X8 https://www.youtube....h?v=Ri6wvGjuoOg

@  Emperor Ryu (02:52:08 AM)

<<<  Those people need to wake up and realize these wars are long over, and we all live in a better tomorrow that our ancestors who'd lived, loved, fought, died, and hoped and wished for.  It's unbelievably weird for people who're brainwashed into thinking that a few stupid people who carelessly committed crimes and moronic mistakes, and who then falsely set the precedence that everybody messed up and we need to push the reset button that destroys everything and we all have to start all over from scratch.  So childish and uneducated that is.  And those criminals absolutely DON'T speak for the rest of us, that's for dang sure, because everybody has a voice and can speak for themselves!  Every generation hopes for a better tomorrow, including current existing ones today.  These acts of violence by protestors de-evolves humanity from logical reasoning and wisdom.  Why do these people want another Civil War?  Aren't the ones who died in the U.S. Civil War long ago enough?

@  Emperor Ryu (02:25:58 AM)

<<<  Why would any K-Pop fan support the dimwitted Democrats who keep comparing apples to oranges when it comes to the U.S. Civil War and World War II?  The U.S. Civil War was fought entirely amongst Americans (I included freed and runaway slaves as Americans too because they fought for their freedom.).  Americans vs. Americans.  Husbands, Wives, Fathers, Mothers, Uncles, Nephews, Cousins, Brothers, Sisters, Sons, and Daughters of the same nation divided.  Nazi Germany fought against the most of the world, even got Imperial Japan and Fascist Italy to join them in this massive global battlefield.  A huge majority of Nazis committed unspeakable criminal acts against humanity on a scale that epically dwarfs the U.S. Confederacy's acts against humanity.  And truth be told, not every Confederate and Nazi was truly aligned with the company they were with, and did things that saved lives for the betterment of humanity.

@  Emperor Ryu (01:17:52 AM)

Hello SBox.  ^_^

<<<  His SNSD bias is, . . . wait for it, . . . "all of them."  ^_^

<<<  Innocent! ^.^

<<<  Checking videos now.  ^_^

@  Emperor Ryu (02:54:00 AM)

Until the next time, my fellow SONEs.  ^_^  https://www.youtube....?v=E0Y3ABqK7M4 https://www.youtube....h?v=zQ6u3FO-aRM

Good Day.  ^_^  https://www.youtube....h?v=ulr0muQKjk0 & https://www.youtube....?v=lOSciQrPr5g https://www.youtube....?v=yuCbJykB32M


Peace be with all of you.  ^.^  https://www.youtube....?v=WkdtmT8A2iY https://www.youtube....h?v=eNmL4JiGxZQ


Aloha!  ^.^  https://www.youtube....?v=4OrCA1OInoo https://www.youtube....?v=eHir_vB1RUI https://www.youtube....h?v=j3_DQgYSS2E


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\nnn/  https://www.youtube....?v=t5CBFNYTomo https://www.youtube....?v=5Z7feXrR8X8 https://www.youtube....h?v=Ri6wvGjuoOg

@  Emperor Ryu (02:37:37 AM)

<<<  The man who first made the Dab catchy is now the Patriots Q.B.  Interesting.  I hope this N.F.L. season doesn't get canceled due to the coronavirus.

<<<  Checking videos yet.  ^_^

@  Emperor Ryu (01:44:43 AM)

<<<  Why would any K-Pop fan support the insane Democrats from erasing the truth in history and the people who lived it?  Just ask George Takei who knew and worked with John Wayne in this pretty good film, . . . https://www.youtube....h?v=2xhfSWEbbhM  Even went as far as to call the guy decent.  It goes to show these moronic Democrats think they know other people when in fact they don't!  I can't wait to see those people who damaged national and state monuments and statues go to jail.  Didn't they know it's against the law to do that?  Stupid idiots.  *facepalm*  We need to kick the evil SJWs in the Education System so very badly, because it's all their fault for brainwashing these younger generations into thinking the U.S. Civil War didn't end, and everybody is oppressed when in fact, they're NOT!  Oh, before I forget, The United States of America is pretty well privileged because all of its citizens are privileged Americans!  ^_^

@  Emperor Ryu (01:13:19 AM)

<<<  His Nizi Project bias is, . . . wait for it, . . . "all of them."  ^_^  https://www.youtube....h?v=QW28YKqdxe0

<<<  Innocent!  ^.^

<<<  Still checking videos.  ^_^

@  Emperor Ryu (12:55:15 AM)

<<<  Why would some K-Pop fans back Twitch's and now Reddit's warped sense of guidelines that has been turned inside out for well over a month now?  Seriously, why are they banning all of these streamers and subreddits?  They haven't even given a valid reason to most of them.  *facepalm*  Twitch doesn't know how to research the truth?  Why am I not surprised.  The President tells the truth and Twitch calls it hate?  So I guess that means Twitch backs illegal immigrants who commit crimes in the U.S. and doesn't care if someone's home gets invaded and there's no police to help protect them.  Just how stupid can Twitch get?  *Prays for all streamers, including Dr Disrespect*  This only proves how guilty big tech social media are trying to manipulate and rig the coming U.S. Election this year.  LMAO!, . . . ^.^  https://www.theepoch...te_3403289.html  Talk about desperate.

@  Emperor Ryu (12:38:02 AM)

<<<  His Wa$$up bias is, . . . wait for it, . . . "all of them."  ^_^  https://www.youtube....h?v=cinXYHygQPE

<<<  His 3YE bias is, . . . wait for it, . . . "all of them."  ^_^  https://www.youtube....h?v=ASekpYn6V8I

<<<  His Mamamoo bias is, . . . wait for it, . . . "all of them."  ^_^  https://www.youtube....h?v=brZRDjFIFJs

<<<  His Wonder Girls bias is, . . . wait for it, . . . "all of them."  ^_^  https://www.youtube....h?v=H8YW1tlsmE8

<<<  His Weeekly, PlayM Girls, and FAVE Girls bias are, . . . wait for it, . . . "all of them."  ^_^  https://www.youtube....h?v=Moq0aOiTUOA

<<<  Innocent!  ^.^  <<<  Checking more videos.  ^_^

@  Emperor Ryu (12:33:57 AM)

Hello SBox.  ^_^

<<<  His SNSD bias is, . . . wait for it, . . . "all of them."  ^_^

<<<  Innocent!  ^.^

<<<  Still cannot see direct pic links from here.  >.<

<<<  Checking videos now.  ^_^

@  Keitaro88 (09:08:42 AM) >_> https://pbs.twimg.co...jpg&name=medium
@  Keitaro88 (12:22:00 AM) @jcadigital kek
@  Emperor Ryu (11:15:31 PM)

Until the next time, my fellow SONEs.  ^_^  https://www.youtube....?v=E0Y3ABqK7M4 https://www.youtube....h?v=zQ6u3FO-aRM


Good Day.  ^_^  https://www.youtube....h?v=ulr0muQKjk0 & https://www.youtube....?v=lOSciQrPr5g https://www.youtube....?v=yuCbJykB32M


Peace be with all of you.  ^.^  https://www.youtube....?v=WkdtmT8A2iY https://www.youtube....h?v=eNmL4JiGxZQ


Aloha!  ^.^  https://www.youtube....?v=4OrCA1OInoo https://www.youtube....?v=eHir_vB1RUI https://www.youtube....h?v=j3_DQgYSS2E


\nnn/  https://www.youtube....?v=iZpq8FjJr2E https://www.youtube....?v=-qPC3rVhlOw https://www.youtube....h?v=ZRPgtoEO6OM


\nnn/  https://www.youtube....?v=t5CBFNYTomo https://www.youtube....?v=5Z7feXrR8X8 https://www.youtube....h?v=Ri6wvGjuoOg

@  Emperor Ryu (10:54:20 PM)

So many fun games to play with the music videos.  ^_^  Like telling your interpretation of the music video itself.  It can be funny.  It can be serious.  It can be all sorts of things as long as it makes sense.  It can be like one of those behind-the-scenes quote bubbles too.  Memes as well, I suppose.  Fun.  ^.^

<<<  Checking more videos.  ^_^

@  Emperor Ryu (10:39:17 PM)

Oh yes, that drinking game too.  With water, or orange juice, or guava juice in the music video.  ^_^

@  Emperor Ryu (10:38:39 PM)

And the favorite, . . . how many times can one endure until being broken into forcing himself/herself into pausing or stopping the music video.  ^_^

@  Emperor Ryu (10:37:28 PM)

Such as how many times watching and listening will guarantee someone who'll memorize the music video and song.  ^_^

@  Emperor Ryu (10:36:37 PM)

As long as everybody enjoys the K-Pop music, it's all good.  Have fun.  That's the most important thing in these competitions.  ^_^

@  jcadigital (10:35:14 PM) Ah, ok
@  Emperor Ryu (10:35:07 PM)

Although I don't really put too much stock into views when anyone can turn on the loop feature on youtube.

@  Emperor Ryu (10:33:56 PM)

<<<  Hears all sorts of respected competition on K-Pop music video views on youtube.

@  jcadigital (10:33:44 PM) Doing all right, just trying to get consensus from fellow SONEs and see if any of you guys heard about what I mentioned earlier
@  Emperor Ryu (10:33:08 PM)

<<<  His Black Pink bias is, . . . wait for it, . . . "all of them."  ^_^

<<<  Innocent!  ^.^

@  Emperor Ryu (10:32:38 PM)

Hello jcadigital.  ^_^  How you doing today?

@  jcadigital (10:32:17 PM) The comment sections is entertaining too
@  jcadigital (10:31:48 PM) Hello Sbux, so apparently there is a FUNwar going on between SONES and Blackjacks on trying to get 1st to 90M views on Mr. Mr. vs Come Back Home respectively, anyone else heard this?
@  Emperor Ryu (10:30:03 PM)

Hello SBox.  ^_^

Happy Birthday Seohyun!  ^.^

<<<  His SNSD bias is, . . . wait for it, . . . "all of them."  ^_^

<<<  Innocent!  ^.^

<<<  Still cannot see instagram and direct pic links from here.  >.<

<<<  Checking videos now.  ^_^