I did not expect this from myself. When ITZY debuted, I really didn’t like the song and thought the whole thing was way overhyped. But I was intrigued somehow, possibly because of the hype, so I kept coming back to it. Eventually, the song really grew on me. Then, when they released their second title track, I definitely didn’t like that either. But now, very recently, that one has grown on me a lot too. It’s like I keep trying not to like ITZY, but they just won’t let me. Continue reading
Just like with GFriend last week, I truly believed that I had already done a profile of Monsta X, and added them to my groups. However, clearly I had not. So I took a proper pass at them, made sure I had the names down and formed some opinions on all of them which I will now share with y’all. Continue reading
Honestly, I am pretty sure that I started learning GFriend years ago, but then just never “finished” learning them enough to get around to writing about them. Which doesn’t really seem like an effective use of time, now does it? So, I decided to take another pass at them and then finally sit down to write this profile. Continue reading
Gaaah. I have feelings. I just finished watching the final episode of Produce X 101 (a few days late, I know) and I have… thoughts. So I thought, what better way to process my feelings than to ramble them at you? Of course, major spoilers for the end of Produce X 101 are included, so don’t read if you haven’t watched it yet. (Unless you can’t be arsed to sit through a bloated four hour long finale. You do you.) Continue reading
I noticed Imfact right as they debuted, and even almost learned them immediately. I was definitely feeling the hype. But then it kinda took a while (at least in rookie-time) for them to come back, and my enthusiasm kind of faded. They are, however, a group where I like practically every title track they’ve released quite a bit, so I am happy to say that I can now officially add them to my groups.
I’ve enjoyed Dreamcatcher since their debut. Their rock-influenced anime soundtrack-sounding style feels very fresh within kpop, so it’s hard not to be intrigued by this group. Further, five of these girls previously made up the probably quite forgotten group MINX, whose debut I really enjoyed back in the days (and briefly wrote about!).
I jumped into learning SF9 as soon as I finished with ATEEZ, and to be honest, at the beginning I just kept wanting to watch ATEEZ instead. But, as I looked into SF9 more and put more time into it, I realized that they are funny, talented, and frankly, a great group to look into. So, now it is time to rank!