K-pop Humor – What did Jungkook even do? (Ep 47 and 48)

It’s Friday, the day after my surgery and I’m bored as fuck! So what better way to kill time then continue was this past hump day’s K-Pop Humor post?

There won’t be any spoilers until the very end as far as who the culprit was. If you haven’t watched Ep 47 or Ep 48, do not read beyond the warning I will put at the start of the spoilers. And if you haven’t watched it, I urge you to – they seriously gave us a big-time cliff hanger at the end of Ep 47!

So aside from yesterday’s dialogues between Jimin and J-hope which was absolutely hilarious, the other comedy side-story was none other than Jungkook. Most viewers asked the same thing, “What exactly did Jungkook accomplish?

Poor Officer Jeon really wasn’t a very good detective. He was so lost throughout the game! Not that he wasn’t trying at first. It’s just that his method of trying didn’t get him anywhere.

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Jungkook, sweetie, do you even realize how long that will take?

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Jungkook giving up for the night.

He wasn’t the only one that gave me a good laugh. As always, Taehyung’s natural playfulness added some humor into the whole developing story line:

By this time, Jungkook is so lost in the game he isn’t even trying anymore and is having far too much fun with the props instead.

[SPOILER ALERT AHEAD FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT WATCHED EP 47]

 

 

But poor Jungkook – he was so trusting of Jimin, he even assisted Jimin in convincing others of Jimin’s lies.

We don’t see this though until the very end of Ep 47 when the camera man follows Jimin out to the empty street and suspicious Jimin looks back to make sure he isn’t followed.

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Never trust the delivery man.

Of course, this cliffhanger was only the tip of the iceberg… what is revealed in Ep 48 completely caught me off guard. Well done, BigHit… well done!

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K-pop Humor – Hobi please just listen to Jimin!

From RUN BTS ep 48:

Poor Jimin – he’s just asking his hyuang to listen to him. LOL!

And damn… Park Jimin as a delivery man.

Seriously though, this episode was coined BTS Village and it’s a take on the Mafia Game where they have to figure out who the ‘intruder’ (from Blue Village) is.

Running around what looks like an AMAZING replica of a true village (is this somewhere we can go and visit?) they have to unlock codes, find clues and then meet every evening to discuss the clue they found. Daytime in BTS Village is 20 minutes and night time is 10 minutes. They get three days and three nights to try and solve everything.

COMPLEX! I mean really – I would be so lost (as poor Jungkook was). There’s actually two parts to this RUN BTS – Ep 47 & 48. It was by far the most intense RUN BTS I have ever watched just due to the mystery! And BTS really got into it (well, most – see Jungkook) so the tension and excitement was high.

Fantastic theme!

Dreaming of BTS – The Plot Thickens

The last round of dreams I had of BTS were pretty vanilla. Like even more purer than vanilla. So exactly WHAT the hell is going on with my more recent dreams of BTS??? And in these dreams I’m back to being 27. Okay, I know why this is. One, even my subconscious is protecting me from feeling like a dirty cougar and secondly, this is around the time before I started dating my now husband.

Seriously though, what does that say about me?

Dream #1:

  • I’m at a party – it seems like a fancy, corporate shin-dig (i.e. boring).
  • I see Taehyung at the bar. He sees me, too.
  • He gives me that look. You know… THAT look! And I blame the real Taehyung for embedding that type of look in my mind.
  • Because he knows how to turn that sinful stare on so well that there’s a definite, confusing duality. I have a question to all those who stan Kim Taehyung – how do you handle him?

How does he go from this…

…to this?

  • My one thought, “Stay away from him, stay away from him… it will only end badly unless you stay away from him.
  • Not sure how I knew? Perhaps I already met him before and he was pretty blunt about what he wanted from me? I just knew he was up to no good.
  • I turn around and then bump into Jimin.
  • Jimin is no better, though he’s a gentleman about it (i.e. not as crass but still, I know it will result in the same kind of ending.)
  • He asked me if Taehyung was bothering me – that he would keep me safe.
  • But I didn’t think he was any safer. I knew he was just as dangerous.
  • I didn’t find out – I woke up before the dream went further.
  • I should be thankful of that.

Dream #2:

  • I’m at the AMAs and I see just Jimin walking across this hall leading to the auditorium.
  • I’m a little surprised no one has spotted him – it’s like he’s only visible if it’s BTS as a whole.
  • I couldn’t help but just stare at him. And he turned and caught me staring.
  • Then that thing happens. You know where the guy waves you over and you look behind you to see if it’s maybe some one else he’s motioning to.
  • But it was me. And so, as if in a trance, I slowly walk over to him.
  • He takes my hand to greet me and then next thing I know… *poof!*
  • We’re all of the sudden back in his hotel room and he has me pulled into him in the… oh my god… softest and passionate kiss EVER!
  • You know how you look at Park Jimin’s lips and they’re sometimes like the thickest lips ever? And they seem extra soft?

Damn you, Park Jimin!

  • Yeah well in my dream they felt exactly how they looked.
  • I pulled back and questioned if this was a good idea.
  • He said probably not – his fiancee definitely wouldn’t like this.
  • FIANCEE???
  • Then… again *poof!*
  • I’m on a boat with BTS and we’re about to go scuba diving. I must be with them on one of their Bon Voyage trips.
  • I’m sitting there just staring at Jimin acting all sweet and innocent.
  • I look around at the other members and I think to myself, Do they know? Do they realize he cheated on his fiancee with me? Why am I here? How am I going to get home?

So yeah. That’s about it. I don’t know what’s going on. The only thing I can say is I am going into surgery next week. And until then, I’ve been abstaining from sex. Post-surgery, I also have to abstain from sex. That’s a lot of abstaining for me.

It’s hurting. It’s hurting really bad and these dreams are NOT helping! (I’m not just dreaming of BTS, mind you… but I think of all the other dreams I’ve been having, the ones with BTS are the most shameful!)

I’m so going to hell…

BTS Burn the Stage – About Teamwork and Leadership Skills

[NOTE: I am not going to go into details of what has happened in either episodes to avoid spoilers. Everything I talk about has already been hinted during the documentary’s previews/trailers]

I re-watched episode 3 last night with my husband. And then I watched episode 4. I knew, from the previews, #4 was going to be intense and I wanted to prepare myself before watching it with my daughter.

Because it was pretty intense. In this one, there’s an argument – and the emotions are pretty damn high.

I mentioned I was a bit worried BTS’ documentary might be critiqued as a typical reality show (using drama to fuel ratings a la ‘Real Housewives’ style – though not to that extreme of course as I have faith in BTS). We all knew we would be seeing their personalities sometimes not in the best light. And this definitely comes out when two or more members start to argue.

Going into this, I was fine with the whole concept of showing their different sides. I only wanted to see some resolutions. If BTS are to uphold their reputation of being a strong team and family, I expected them to also display proper conflict-resolution after such disagreements in order to not just avoid fall-outs but to strengthen their relationship further. I expected RM, as the leader, to ensure the resolution is attempted as a group. This is what they are supposed to do. Without leadership and conflict-resolution, they would have been doomed to failure a long time ago.

I was not disappointed.

So after watching the last intense episode, I was reminded of a recording of PD Bang as a keynote speaker, where he answers questions from other professions regarding his strategy in bringing together BTS and his leadership role:

Overall, I’m very pleased with Burn the Stage. As much as I love k-pop – both the music and the entire subculture – the ideology of idol perfection has never sat well with me. I did feel it was a lie – not one which I blame the idols themselves. This is, basically, what k-pop is all about. It wouldn’t be it’s own genre without making these idols god-like. They achieve near-perfection, or at least the image of perfection, to feed their fandom what is almost like a new religion.

Fans seek these idol-like traits to worship. It’s both scary and fascinating at the same time. I’m coming to accept this fact – without this type of worship what would k-pop be like?

Yet… BTS is doing the opposite here, aren’t they? Mind you, they needed to bring their popularity up to a point in order to do this. Regardless of their ‘ugly sides’ they are showing through Burn the Stage, their fans will continue to support them and their haters will continue to hate them. Nothing will change that reality on either side of the coin.

So what makes this documentary so special? For me, I feel relief. I feel encouraged. I always knew each idol out there are just humans. But to see BTS’ bravery in showing this side to the world is like they were just waiting to exhale. Yes, they are human and here’s how they are going to show everyone how human they are – imperfections and all.

Honestly, this was such a good move for them. They have used baby steps to branch out of the manicured idol group mentality and through Burn the Stage they continue to show they are true artists with control of their creativity (of course, huge thanks goes out to Big Hit for allowing them this liberty, unlike many of the known entertainment companies in the industry).

If you are from the states, a reminder you can sign on with YouTube Red for 2 months free subscription. I am not certain but read the schedule for each Burn the Stage release date is about every two weeks. With a total of 4 more episodes to be released, you might be able to watch all 8 if you time your free subscription correctly. For the rest, you may need to pay per episode. Here in Canada it is $2.49 CAD for each. I felt it was worth it! I now will own each episode and I’ve already watched each one at least 2 or 3 times!

Wednesday K-pop Humor

Listen. I simply LOVE K-pop Humor. This isn’t going to be a weekly thing. There’s enough to go around for a weekly post, mind you. And what a way to get through hump-day. Still, I rather just post when the mood hits.

So I’m not sure how many of you were following Zhang Xixing’s (EXO Lay) Idol Producer. Last Friday was the finale and with it came the revealing of the top 9 (or 9%). No worries – for those who are still catching up, there won’t be any spoilers here.

I had to post this one section of the final 20 from episode 11. The teachers played a prank on them, all entering the room of the group/song they do not actually belong to. And basically confusing the crap out of the poor trainees because they are lead to believe the teachers entering room are the ones they will be training and performing their group’s song choice. I’ve shared from the moment MC Jin walks into the room. He convinces he’s actually quite the dancer. What he shows them will have you on the floor! I have watched this five times and I STILL laugh my ass off each and every time! Seriously – this is good shit.

An oldie but a goodie – for all you BTS folks, you’re well aware of that time they made their own music video for Spine Breaker. And this is why I love these guys. They are so creative that even when they’re not being serious they’re creative!

My favorite part is how Jin is always in the corner.