Monday, July 25, 2016

Gugudan - Wonderland


Gugudan debuted at the end of June and the only reason I have only fucks to give is because Kim Sejeong is fucking cute as fucking fuck.




I never watched Produce 101 and the only member I really took notice of was Kim Sejeong, who is one of the only two good looking members of IOI, the other being Dia's Jung Chaeyeon. So naturally I was going to pay attention to the group that Sejeong would debut in.

Wonderland is an alright song. It's nothing to blast on repeat all day, but not bad enough to write a fanfic about how horrible it is. It's just...there. I'll give the song credit for having a catchy chorus, but the verses leave something to be desired, as the instrumental is restrained and mainly carried by the vocals.

The MV is colorful, but what hurts is that many of the members don't stick out visually. If you're going to debut a nine-member group after Twice has come out, you need to step up the visual game because this group will be compared to Twice its whole career.

The other hurdle I see for Gugudan is that they're going after a market that is already captured by GFriend and Lovelyz from this generation of girl groups.

At the very least, thank God I get to see more Sejeong.


17 comments:

  1. She has that lovable persona, even though her face is only a 3.5/5. Somi may be prettier and cute, aka. draws attention to the group, Sejeong however keeps you liking the group.

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  2. I think I.O.I has more than 2 pretty faces, come on now.
    Pinky:
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ChWgvi2UoAAFRzg.jpg

    Doyeon:
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ChCzwagU8AAkVOj.jpg

    Chungha: http://45.media.tumblr.com/87846e82708ddbc0b644eae3a4d113c1/tumblr_o2cr8vaW3J1v2r78mo2_400.gif

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    1. Who's the one that shows her nice cleavage during climbing?

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    2. Goddamnit, AKF, she's 15. But goddamnit that is still too young to appear that way in the music video.


      But goddamnit, they still got me, eventhough I only watched the MV once.

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  3. she got me into IOI

    i never gave a crap about it until i went to watch Talents for sale (Kim Jongkook and Noh Hong Chul's new show)to see if its any good and she is just adorable as hell on it

    she is a beast too.
    went 1v4 vs SISTAR in arm wrestling and crushed them then went 1v2(against the 2 top in SISTAR) in that thigh squeezing/opening game and she crushed them as well

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    1. Hana was supposed to be their variety member since she was specifically trained to be an actress. Sejeong is more likely now to land a role in a TV show than Hana, which might explain why Hana looks a bit disappointed/pissed during interviews.

      I.O.I's SNL skit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z0ETZEFPjk

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  4. Album is pretty solid - they could do MV's of a couple of the other songs. Sally is kinda cute and yeah Sejeong is destined to be a star - she has that "it" girl thing going on. Plus she melted Jong Kook....

    I agree - many of these big group try the SNSD formula but they don't have the degree of differences in the girls nor have they yet to really focus on who the girls are through goofy shows. Remember back - SNSD were not hotties - more girl next door types, which pulled fans/people in as they could relate. Now the girls groups are too polished and pretty and too scripted perfect when they debut so people have a hard time building a connection to them. Twice has done well because they are all different and no one is too pretty - they are all quirky. Perfect example of the flip side is Nine Muses - all of them taller than average model looking hotties, solid music, probably the best choreography in Kpop - also rans in terms of charts and fanbase. Too pretty and too unrelatable to the average fan - male or female....

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    1. Jellyfish got a good song for Gugudan for their debut. I think it's better than Navillera even (sorry GFriend fans, but Navillera does sound like a sped up Rough). Definitely Sejeong is the one outstanding member of Gugudan. Mina as well, but she's giving way for their maknae Hyeyeon to "shine".

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    2. Hyeyeon and her baby fat is a qt3.14

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  5. Shes like those super smiley clerks in malls who smiles at anything you look at.

    I likey

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  6. they should have given Sejeong the center instead of that Hana girl.

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  7. There are at least 1 member that looks particularly old and doesn't fit the cute concept

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