And yet another hidden gem from South Korea! Can we say, best country in yuri cinema? I am inclined to say best country in yuri cinema! They have most definitely stolen this year hands down! No other country comes even close! I mean, you did not even know about this. But we knew about ‘Ahgassi’ and ‘Our Love Story’ and who knows, there might be something else still hidden and waiting to be discovered! I mean I so did not know about this project until literally three days ago and it was by accident! No one mentioned it, I did not see any trailers nor caps on Tumblr or twitter, at least the users I am following none of them knew about this one!
But here we are! Just over a month out of the year and BAM! In our faces!
Yep! Just found my Christmas 2016 song and I couldn’t be happier! What a year! Seriously, what a year! But apparently the goodness is not over yet! After about a year away doing a tour in China, my favourite KPop group is back, with yet another one of their ‘feel-so-good’ songs that they alternate with the catchy dance songs. In addition to this, next month is also seeing the release of my Goddess’ First Tour Blu-ray and her Majisuka Gakuen Play as well! Which by the way, are both already up for pre-order!
The only way I could be happier is if Plain Archives suddenly put up a steel box for The Handmaiden to be purchased before Christmas! Then life would be perfect! Perfect I say! Sadly we have to settle for so good instead!
Anyway back to the topic at hand – I really missed T-ara this past year to the point of thinking they were going to disband soon. But they have pushed on through their harshest of times so that makes me an embarrassment to all the Queens out there. Dear Queens, I am very sorry for doubting our girls for even a second!
With the distance also came the changes in some of the girls. Jiyeon is of course still Jiyeon, anyone can recognise her from anywhere no matter what she does to her looks. Same goes for Boram, that ageless Idol! Seriously, is that girl…excuse me…is that woman really over 30 now?! Impossiburu (Bane voice)! She is still the cutest of the members even now! Hyomin is as sexy as ever and Soyeon is still as wonderfully cool as snow!
No, who surprised me most was our new fearless Leader Qri (taking over after Soyeon). But really, I shouldn’t be surprised by this since I have had difficulty with her and Hyomin when I first got into T-ara when it came to distinguishing them apart. This time too I found myself making judgemental mistakes especially in distant takes. But then the close-up comes and you are bombarded with that cute mole on her nose and you slap yourself for being so silly! Surely it isn’t just me? These two have a certain resemblance to them and more so in Tiamo!
What about the song and PV though? Well, just like most A-sides, I am totally in love with this song! It is one of those gentle songs from them like I said, reminiscent of songs like ‘Don’t Leave’, ‘Good Person’, ‘Day by Day’ or ‘Cry Cry’. I love those types of songs so much. And since this is a Christmas/Holiday song, the PV is simple and short, which it should be. With it we also get a simple dance choreography that is for sure to get some people swaying their hips to it in a few days or less.
What I am left wondering is when we will be getting another story mode mv from them! And with some gayness too! No thanks to the protestors we are never going to get another Dani being devoured and damnit all, I still miss my girl Areum (T_T). But seeing as things seem to stay the same – great looking PVs, catchy choreos and awesome music, I am sure we will be getting one again. Now that the tour is done, I doubt we will have to wait another year for the next come-back.