I’ve stopped watching the full Idol Producer episodes (episode 3 was a whopping 2 hours and 40 minutes) but I’m still fast forwarding through the episodes, watching highlights clips, and their performances on Youtube. Initially, my favorite trainees were Chen Linong and Cai Xukun. Now, my lineup has slightly changed (and expanded). Continue reading
I wasn’t expecting much from Idol Producer, but wow, this show has exceeded my expectations. Visuals-wise and skills-wise there’s a definite downgrade felt from Produce 101, but this doesn’t mean there’s no visuals at all, or no talent at all. Actually, many trainees on this show seem to have talent. What I mean by talent is that many of the Chinese trainees seem to possess stable singing abilities and self-composing skills. Obviously, talent doesn’t really matter as much as visuals when it comes to these type of survival shows (if Produce 101 was any indication at all), but it’s still appreciated when there’s a lack of visuals.
I was so invested in Produce 101 S2, so I’m actually really excited about Idol Producer. I love MC Jin, Li Rong Hao, and Cheng Xiao, and I also like the other judges Kyulkyung, Jackson, and Lay, so even if the trainees turn out to be uninteresting I’ll probably keep following the show for the judges. Here are some of my thoughts on the trainees’ introduction videos so far. Continue reading
Right now the music video has 217K upvotes and 12K upvotes. This means that for every 18 people who like the video, only 1 person dislikes the video! This is a pretty good like to dislike ratio for Twice, considering that the Signal MV ratio is more like 3:1. Continue reading
The criteria is simple. If a song was so good that I played it on repeat until I got sick of it, then it goes on the list. Below are my top ten 2017 Kpop releases (though they are not ordered). Continue reading
2017 has been a busy but rewarding year for Twice. They’ve come back four times, debuted in Japan, and continue to rise as one of the most popular girl groups of this generation. It’s December now, and Twice spoils us once again with a new song — Heartshaker. Continue reading
I didn’t realize how much I had missed this series, but I’m glad it’s back. Episode 64 seems to be more slapstick humor than actual substance, but whatever. I’m just happy this series is continuing. I know they’re trying to pull the jealousy card here with Bai Yue Chu gladly eating food from the evil person, but come on, it’s pretty obvious that he doesn’t have any feelings for her. He just likes the food. Continue reading