A play on the Korean dish, 삼겹살 or samgyeopsal, the name explains what I’ll be doing in my corner. As 삼겹살 translates roughly to “three layered meat”, 삼K-Pop살 means that my reviews are based on three things that I see as the real meat and substance of the K-Pop MVs and performances.
The first is CHOREOGRAPHY. I am a big fan of dance and perform on the stage as often as I can. Because of this, I love choreography, at least good choreography. In this section, I’ll try to find out more information about where the choreography came from and how difficult it is and who knows maybe even try to learn some of it myself (VIDEOS????). While the reviews will be about the main versions of MVs and performances, I’ll be using dance versions to help me take closer looks at choreo,
From there, Im going to be looking at transitions and formations. I’ll talk about how well the choreography matches the song and the theme that the artist(s) is trying to put on.
The second is THEME: This includes the overall atmosphere of the MV or performance, the costumes, etc. The main question I’ll be asking is DOES THE VIDEO MAKE SENSE? Do the costumes, make-up, background, etc. go with the song? If the song is happy and cutesy, I don’t really want to be looking at scary monsters and things or random explosions, but if the music calls for it, then so be it, haha. I’ll also try to discuss changes in appearance for the group or person themselves. Every comeback, K-Pop stars have new and different concepts. One example was SNSD’s Black Soshi for Run Devil Run.
Last, but, maybe the most important of all, is PERFORMANCE/STAGE PRESENCE/CHARISMA. It is the job of many of the K-POP stars and idols to perform. While money is made from the actual music, it is the performances that sell it best. I’ll be looking at each of the performers for their energy and facial expressions. If they mess up, how noticeable is it? As well as, how does the choreography affect the SINGING. Yes, if you’re a singer, you have to be able to sing. If the choreography prevents you from doing that, save or leave it in the MV. A good performance can make an okay song great, but a bad performance can also ruin a great song.
삼K-Pop살, three aspects that can make or break any comeback.