When BTS arrived in America for the AMAs last November, we were all pretty excited. Not only were they performing for the first time (with DNA) at an American music award show, but there were a flurry of activities as they hopped around from interview to interview, as well as drop in to a couple of talk shows.
For myself and many others, the disappoint sunk in when the interviews started to hit YouTube. I know I was disappointed. In fact, I cringed at most of the ill-prepared questions.
Aside from Zack Sang’s interview (the only interview which mattered), it was very disappointing. So I wasn’t quite sure what to expect this time around, while BTS dropped in Los Angeles first before heading to the BBMAs in Vegas.
All in all, there were noticeable improvements. Once again, Zack Sang did a bang up job (and I was thrilled BTS remembered how great he was as he was one of the few where they dropped in to speak exclusively with – the others like Access and ET had to basically come to them where they had the media basically lined up for interviews).
Another interview I deem worthy to mention was with J-14 Magazine. This media interviewer, Liam McEwan, was part of the line-up to meet BTS. And while I never heard of this media group before, but Liam did a good job focusing on BTS’ lyrics/message and I was just happy he addressed Taehyung’s solo in Singularity! I think he was the only one who did! Plus Taehyung’s shown such an improvement with his English. I can’t help but be proud!
And as a side note, I felt Taehyung continued his success with the English language on The Ellen Show! Plus, Ellen got them pretty good at the end.
Finally, while not a serious interview (which is fine… not all interviews have to be serious and can be fun, so long as they stay respectful), I LOVED the the one Buzzfeed did with the puppies! I felt they probably did some research with the type of scenarios BTS finds themselves in (whether it’s with food or puppies such as in RUN BTS webisodes as well as other S. Korean Variety show).
The funniest scene was when the puppy peed, though… And BTS reacted just like how we would expect BTS to react!
Note Jin’s proud face at the end. 😉 Yes, hyung taught the leader well in terms of dad jokes.
Here’s the full pup-PEES interview!