Jihoon leads the trainees’ greeting to BoA, quick recap of rankings and eliminations last ep
All of them has started looking a lot more polished, the stylists must have more time with fewer trainees to focus on
Voting after the next mission rankings eliminate all trainees after rank 35
Four songs for rap, dance, vocal. BoA’s Amazing Kiss is there too. Team picks by rank, of course
Ong-ssi doesn’t want Hyunbin on his dance team and Hyunbin says he doesn’t want to dance anyway
Samuel’s blond is really not a flattering shade, he looks so much nicer with darker hair. He didn’t want to be on the same team as Jihoon, who is likely to get the highest votes and edge out his teammates but they both picked Jason Derulo’s Get Ugly
So did Ahn Hyungseob
And Kang Daniel
And Ong ssi
They’re all feeling the stacked team burden, but Samuel and Hyungseob specially lol
Jisung picks IOI’s Downpour for vocal but isn’t very confident
The lower ranking trainees groan as the teams and songs they want get filled up
Woodam has to dance, he’s disappointed he can’t sing and cries because he wanted to use his advantage to its fullest :(
Everyone is worried about the Playing with Fire team w/ Sewoon, Baekho, Daehwi and Minki, who have the most potential to shake things up
Daehwi is made to look a bit scared of sang namja Baekho, specially considering their friction over the Boy in Love doubling
Sewoon aka CEO-nim is leader for their team, and Baekho wants to be main vocal.
Daehwi bows out, since everyone tore the teenager down for being a teenager last few episodes. His dark hair is a good look on him.
They’re not a team that has a lot in common, they’re a bit hesitant with each other. Even I can see the awkward air, editing aside.
Sewoon gets some screentime with lowkey friction with Baekho because they clash over the direction they want to take the cover.
Daehwi gets even more nervous
Im Youngmin picked Boys and Girls with Donghyun but they don’t look pleased.
It’s actually because Kim Dongbin picked the song too.
He apologises because he at least is aware of his lack of skills but is apparently a rapper trainee. The BNM kids aren’t sure what to do, since they’ve clearly trained long and well unlike him, but they try to help
Vocal kings Joo Jinwoo and Kim Seunglee battle it out for main vocal in their vocal team
Kim Seunglee gets centre because his teammates share my opinion about his voice being lovely and yet somehow distinct
The team only has Yehyun who knows music theory so he takes the lead arranging the cover
Kim Yongguk finally gets his screentime because he misses his fellow trainee, who left early on. No one even knows he’s a singer, they’re never heard his voice but he sings and they’re impressed because it sounds melancholy and sweet
Tiptoe Oppa Park Sungwoo picked a dance team
All the trainees pull the most meme faces when he enters with Shape of You as his pick. Daniel’s is particularly meme worthy.
Noh Taehyun is worried, he didn’t want to have to coach anyone but he enters with the Shape of You card
Bright eyed Park Sungwoo waits for him with the same song and he sighs, knowing where this is going.
He gets picked as leader for their team too, which is a good choice.
The team compete with their expressions to pick centre and they all pick Noh Taehyun for this too
He carried the double sticker load well, quickly choreographing and coaching his team. A good edit for this boy after ages.
Moonbok, Lai Guanlin, Taemin, Jonghyun (who of course is leader) are doing Mino’s Fear
Lai Guanlin wants to be centre and raps in English. His flow is actually better when not in Korean. His team lets him write lyrics in English to up his skills
He edges out the good natured Moonbok, who did want the position since his rank’s been dropping but acknowledges Guanlin is cooler.
Blame your hyungs, Hip Hop President
Hong Eunki is leader for Right Round dance team, he wants to replicate the Bang Bang effect
Haknyeon vs Hwanwoong for centre, but shockingly Hwanwoong gets centre because they’re not sure if they’ve ever seen Haknyeon’s skills
It makes him do a Kwon Hyunbin because he’s disappointed, making a lot of mistakes
Smiley Eunki pushes through, but this isn’t making Haknyeon look great
Cut to performance day!
Random audience member: Kang Daniel is TOO sexy!
Super Junior Leeteuk is MC because BoA’s busy. The crowd are shook. He’s a seasoned MC but I like my nervous SM queen :(
BoA drops in unannounced during rehearsals and summons the boys, who all run to come see her. She tells them in person she won’t be able to be there in person for their second live performances, so asks for a run through of their stages
Vocal performances have a live band! That’s really cool, I’m impressed Mnet.
If it is You Team has Yongguk played up a lot this episode, maybe because of his off screen popularity despite his screentime? He gets a lot of love and support from his team to boost his confidence awwww
The power of friendship makes his voice stronger (or, just, you know, singing a song in his range). Coach Lee Seokhoon compliments his tone, says it’s innocent like a middle schooler, which is exactly what I thought. It’s very pure, for some reason
RBW Lee Gunhee cries everytime he sings
Everyone is shook by how pretty his voice his, it’s so emotive, and this song helps bring it out.
I’ll cover performances at length in their own dedicated post, but let it be known that they were all really good. A mix of strong vocalists, and the song suits them to a T.
Yehyun<Jinwoo<Seunglee<Yongguk for rankings. Arctic Fox powers up!
Dance team’s Flo Rida’s Right Round is up
They had behind the scenes issues with Haknyeon messing up and forgetting his moves. He really wanted centre because he didn’t get a chance to have many parts last time too, and he thinks Eunki has too many prominent parts despite not being centre
Kahi calls them out for letting teamwork issues spoil their performance.
Haknyeon and Eunki have a talk. Jeju boy wants to stand out because he’s worried about his fall in ranks, he cries and Eunki reassures him. They talk and make up and of course, their performance improves instantly
Briefly: I didn’t know Namhyung was going to be on this team, Hyunbin does his K-Tigers thing, Yoo Hwiseung does a lip swipe, Haknyeon gets his moment to shine. It starts off okay, gets underwhelming but picks up towards the end. Pretty average.
I can’t stop getting distracted by Chungha in the audience
Hwiseung looks good with his hair up. He flaps his hands as they wait for the result, just like he did last time. He’s growing on me, this cutie.
Zico’s Boys and Girls is up for Rap evals
BNM feel the burden of their label, and do well at practice
Dongbin can’t rap even reading the lyrics in front of him. Cheetah can’t take it.
His teammates are getting frustrated but want him to just have confidence and try. He cries again, of course, but his teammates support him with more patience than I have even just watching this
In brief: BNM hard carry the whole performance, Youngmin forgets a bit of his lyrics and they play it up far too much. Dongbin sounds out of breath the whole time and flat. Donghyun gets no attention for being consistently good. Underwhelming, all in all.
Dongbin<Donghyun<Youngmin for rankings. Youngmin cries out of guilt.
Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You for Dance evals
Dance battle in rehearsals
Park Woojin kills it
Eunki does some more of his booty popping
Samuel and Ong-ssi do their thing
Noh Taehyun’s krumping makes all the trainees starry eyed, they think he’s the best dancer
His team…is lagging, Kahi says the choreo doesn’t suit the music
Noh Taehyun redoes chunks of choreo for sake of the performances
In brief: Noh Taehyun did good leading the team. They all look good, and it’s a neat little routine with a few impressive formations to make it look complex. I can’t wait for the fancams. I think this looks to be one of the best performances.
THEY GET AN ENCORE CHANT
Chungha shows her approval
They all get startled by the screen countdown in the waiting room, screaming when it pops up lol
Sungwoo<Junwoo<Donghan<Justin<Taedong<Taehyun for rankings.
Rise my boy Taehyun! Finally a voting that’s fair
Song Mino’s Fear for Rap evals. This was Lai Guanlin’s segment.
Oh god. Fire whoever did Moonbok’s hair. Awful.
SUNG HYUNWOO IS IN THE CROWD WITH A MOONBOK BANNER MY HEART
You’re so cruel, Mnet, really.
Lol Don Mills calls Lai Guanlin baby chick rapper.
Baby chick rapper is scared of performing in front of the teachers
They only critique his pronunciation. I guess he’s better at being a swaggy rapper than he is at dancing or singing
Nation’s Leader Jonghyun makes him practice his Korean pronunciation with a pen between his teeth, which is cute but is also a very good elocution trick. It helps him.
Angel Jonghyun, of course.
Moonbok dedicates his bit to Hyunwoo, hold me, I’m in tears
In brief: Lai Guanlin looks like a real idol, and he’s not terrible. He has some sort of untrained talent there. Jonghyun references his Nu’est days and we get shots of his members and Kahi. Taemin has a nice rapping tone, I wasn’t expecting that. Moonbok’s emotions bleeds into his rap and he gives Hyunwoo a shoutout.
They both cry NOOOOOOOOOOOOO STOP THIS YOU TWO
Jonghyun made a tiny mistake that not even Mnet’s editing played up and cries
Moonbok<Taemin<Guanlin<Jonghyun. Jonghyun cries again out of guilt.
Blackpink’s Playing with Fire for vocal evals.
Oh, the boys look fine. The crowd goes wild, obviously agreeing. The voting for this one is going to be close.
Behind the scenes, they’re going for a band sound that they explain with too many technical details. Lee Seokhoon isn’t sure.
Sewoon suggests an acoustic route, different from what Baekho said.
Much tense editing, and they go for acoustics. I mean, they love Busker Busker in SK, so it’s not a shock
Sewoon feels he needs his guitar to stand along his teammates on stage
They talk and come to an amiable agreement.
Daehwi’s look here is really fire emoji, he looks his age, but also more like an idol.
In brief: I’d like the original song if it sounded more like this. I can’t resist a bit of electric guitar and a gentle pop rock sound. Daehwi throws some confetti. Minki pull his idol persona out while Baekho and Sewoon sing their hearts out. They do a nice bit of showmanship. The synth in the back is too loud, but I’ll discuss that in in depth analyses. A good performance, all in all.
Minki<Daehwi<Baekho<Sewoon. He doesn’t expect it and feels bad for his groupmates.
Preview for stacked team for Jason Derulo’s Get Ugly. Next week is going to be a Mess.
Shockingly, rankings changed up. I’ll put this bit under a read more.
So here in this post I’ll be linking all of the comics in chronological order (or at least as best as I can). I’ll try to consistently update this too so every comic is on here. But yeah, it’ll be an easy place to read everything in order (hopefully, hahahah).
Also, from day to day I don’t necessarily post the comics in chronological order, so this post is the best resource if a clear timeline is what you’re looking for.
The links will be arranged in order of story locations (so say the comic was on Colony 9 sidequests later in the game, it’d be under “COLONY 9 REVISITED” rather than “COLONY 9″), so hopefully spoilers will be kept to a minimum (since locations aren’t too bad in terms of spoilers, imo)
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Hey I just read that you didn't like Avengers AoU. Could you tell me why exactly? I'm just curious because i really liked it (well the bruce banner/natasha thing was really shitty written. But i liked pretty much everything else)
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