Selasa, 03 Januari 2017

SM Station is a Blessing

There, I said it. Haha

Buat yang sudah mengikuti blog ini dari beberapa postingan lampau, pasti udah tau ya obsesi aku sama Kpop. Dan terutama sama artis artis SM Entertainment. Jadi untuk gambaran umum, di Korea itu artis artisnya (atau khusus dalam kasus ini bahas idol, yang berbentuk grup dan spesialisasinya menghibur jadi talentanya ya bisa berupa nyanyi, ngerap, nari, etc) biasa bergabung di agency entertainment untuk memuluskan jalan karir mereka. Ada banyaaaak sekali agency. Tapi sudah jadi rahasia umum kalau yang terbesar adalah big 3, JYP, YG dan SM.

Aku secara umum lebih prefer ke SM, meski nyatanya aku nge-stan Winner (yang dari YG) dan mendengarkan banyak artis dari agency lain di luar big 3. Salah banget sih suka sama grup cuma dengan jaminan agency-nya, tapi seringnya emang berkualitas dan sesuai selera aku ya. Apalagi girl groupnya. Jadi ya turun temurun deh aku minimal cek kalau memang agency ini mengeluarkan konten musik baru. Dari pertama suka SNSD dan Suju, trus tau Shinee, f(x), ngikutin EXO dan Red Velvet dari debut dan yang terbaru ada NCT. Belum ada yang membuat aku cinta mati banget sih, tapi terkualifikasi kok sebagian lagu lagunya untuk masuk playlist Spotify :)

Anyway, tahun ini SM bikin gebrakan baru di industri musik sana dengan project Station. Lengkapnya baca di sini. Aku dong langsung kesenangan kan karna bakalan banyak konten, walau deg degan juga apakah kualitasnya bisa terjaga :))

So 2016 happened and here we have 40++ songs throughout the year. It was a hit and miss, obviously. Karna serius deh, genre musiknya luas sekali. Dari ballad (ini spesialisasinya SM by the way), musik trot, metal, EDM, dance song (spesialisasinya juga), jazz, rock. Artisnya mereka juga banyak (dan mereka kerja sama dengan beberapa artis dari agency lain juga). Tentu aja aku gak bisa suka semua haha.

Maka dari itu list ini sangat, sangat subjektif. Aku bukan expert dalam hal vokal dan selera aku pada dasarnya emang receh ya, jadi maafkan kalo list ini terkesan becandaan haha. But I really meant what I wrote loh. Aku beneran sukanya sama yang ada di list dibanding yang gak masuk :P

Oke preambule-nya kepanjangan. Langsung aja kita ke dua daftarnya ya.

My Top 12 SM Station Songs

12. Borders - f(x) Amber



Alasan terbesar lagu ini masuk list adalah liriknya yang dalem dan terasa personal banget buat aku, dan aku yakin buat Amber sendiri yang nulis (I think I read once that she shared about this on her Instagram). Aku apresiasi sekali kalau ada penulis yang rela sisi paling sensitif dari hatinya diobok obok untuk bikin karya. Emosi yang dihasilkan biasanya jadi relatable banget :')

11. Your Voice - Shinee Jonghyun x Heritage



Aku suka aja sama lagunya dan suaranya. Pernah ada yang bilang kalo mayoritas lagu Station itu dikeluarin biar bisa dijadikan lagu lagu kafe aja saking "ringannya" dan menurutku lagu ini masuk dalam kategori itu. Easy listening, I love it. Eh, tapi vokalnya on point sih (eh tapi aku pada dasarnya gak bisa banget nilai ginian, jadi diresapi sendiri aja ya :P)

10. Runnin' - Super Junior M Henry x Sistar Soyu



Aku secara mengejutkan suka lagu ini padahal ekspektasi rendah sekali karna aku gak suka suara Henry (dan tetap gak suka sih haha). Tapi lagunya bagus, suara Soyu bagus. Tipikal lagu ala ala kafe juga.

9. Starry Night - Shinee Onew x Lee Jin Ah



Another collab between SM artist and artist from another company. Ini nih yang aku suka banget dari adanya project Station, yaitu membuka kesempatan dapat sesuatu hal yang gak mungkin didapat dari album biasa. Kembali ke topik utama, aku suka lagu ini tuh karena manis banget, dan agak lenjeh gitu, jadi pas banget kalo didengarkan jadi pengantar tidur. Kan ada tuh lagu manis yang cheerful (nomor 5 dari daftar contohnya), nah ini manis juga tapi relaks gitu. Suara Onew maupun Lee Jin Ah sangat khas :))

8. Secret - SNSD Taeyeon



Ini mungkin track paling underrated dari semua rilisan Station karna statusnya yang berupa (satu satunya) B side track. But I love this song so much! Aku curiga sih karna bias aku yang keterlaluan sama vokalnya Taeyeon haha. Padahal kalo bicara vocal color, Taeyeon itu bukan favoritku. Di SNSD masih di bawah lah dia dibanding Jessica, atau bahkan Tiffany. But as a singer, Taeyeon is my favorite girl in the whole Kpop universe. This pure ballad is her specialty and it's perfect as expected.

7. Taste The Feeling - NCT 127 x Coca Cola


Lagu ini gak masuk Spotify karna hitungannya lagu iklan (liat aja itu ada nama merk di credit-nya haha). Ini lagu juga gak original karna lebih dulu ada versi english-nya yang malah lebih kece haha (versi Avicii lihat di sini, versi Kurt cs liat di sini). Tapi entah kenapa aku suka banget juga sama versi Korea ini dan stuck aja gitu beberapa hari setelah didengarkan. Sumpah ini bukan bias, karna aku gak terlalu suka NCT sebenarnya. Well, I really want to, but their stage outfits are tragic and I value visual a little bit too much :P

6. Dancing King - EXO x Yoo Jaesuk



I'm not a big fan of EXO, most of time I need several listens until I get used to their songs. This song, however, is an exception because I like it at first listen! ;) Kalo lagi beres beres gitu aku suka banget nyetel lagu ini karna lagunya mompa semangat banget dan bikin pengen joget juga haha.

5. Spring Love - Red Velvet Wendy x Eric Nam



Normally, this is the song that fit my style the most. There's no way I won't love this type of cheerful love song hehe. So yeah, posisi lima besar didapat dengan mudah.

4. All Mine - f(x)



Station punya range genre yang luas, tapi kalau ada dua genre paling repetitif itu adalah ballad dan EDM. Nah aku entah kenapa gak terlalu suka EDM karna menurutku genre itu agak "menutupi" vokal gitu. Ini teori sotoy emang haha. Lagu ini adalah satu dari 2 lagu eksperimen EDM-nya SM yang sukses di aku (shoutout to Rehab, ini lagu bagus juga tapi gak masuk 10 besar). Mungkin agak bias juga sukanya karna aku kangen f(x), terakhir keluar lagu grup kan udah cukup lama (untuk ukuran Kpop haha).

3. No Matter What - BoA ft Beenzino



Nah ini lagu EDM lain yang aku suka. Kalau disuruh meringkas alasan sukanya jadi satu kata aja sih aku bakal bilang : BoA. Tepatnya sih suara madunya :)) Sumpah deh sering dengar istilah "suara madu" alias honey voice tapi baru punyanya BoA lah yang aku approved. Aku udah familiar sejak dengar suaranya di lagu Dear My Family versi SM Town Concert tahun 2012, tapi entah kenapa gak terlalu suka sama rilis solonya dia (kecuali yang jaman jaman baheula dulu hehe). Tapi duh, lagu ini benar benar memperlihatkan kapabilitas suaranya. So good!

2. Rain - SNSD Taeyeon



Rain ini adalah lagu pertama yang dirilis Station dan menurut aku pribadi, langsung menggebrak. Because seriously, this type of song is not in Taeyeon's comfort zone (dan kebenaran aja, tahun ini dia keluar dari comfort zone beberapa kali sampai kemudian di akhir tahun kembali ke ballad haha). But she did good! To me especially, beyond good! Mulai deh biasnya haha. Lagu ini gak bosan bosan sih pokoknya aku dengarkan sepanjang tahun :))

1. Deoksugung Stonewall Walkway - SNSD Yoona ft 10 cm



Oke ini bias banget aku akuin hahahaha. Lagu ini menurut aku masuk kategori "lagu kafe" dan cheerful love song, jaminan banget lah ya aku bakal suka, totally my style. Lagu yang bikin pengen jatuh cinta dan gak akan bosan didengarkan berkali kali :))

My Top 7 SM Station MVs

1. Deoksugung Stonewall Walkway


MV nya pas banget banget sama feel lagunya, walau isinya gaje banget cuma Yoona senyum senyum ketawa sendiri haha. But the concept is gold, the filter is gold. Aku juga mau walking date menyusuri Deoksugung Stonewall Walkway~~~ Oh, and this MV includes english subs with beautiful font! Couldn't ask for more, really.

2. All Mine


Aku nekat masukin MV ini di nomor dua dengan mengambil resiko dicap paling dangkal dan bias sedunia haha. But to be honest, here's the reason : aku bisa ngeliat senyum tulus Krystal (yang mana susah sekali deh didapatkan on record) :)) Yaudah sih itu aja haha.  Oh satu lagi, MV ini carefree dan kasual sekali, barang langka di Kpop scene. Another plus point to be added!

3. Always in My Heart


Aku suka sekali dengan storyline-nya yang rapi dan unsur unsur quirky-nya yang so Red Velvet, grupnya Joy si penyanyi cewek (try their Ice Cream Cake or Russian Rouletter MV, you'll understand what I mean). Visual wise, Joy and Seulong is such a great pair!

4. Lil' Something


Lagi lagi alasan aku suka adalah storyline-nya. Cerita cinlok di backstage dengan segala intrik macam curi curi pandang, gesture kecil ngebantu sana sini, ih aku sukaaaa. Endingnya manis dan agak agak gak terduga pula :))

5. Dancing King


Another casual MV with the members doing weird dances, dabbing, etc. Efek efek editingnya bisa dibilang berlebihan tapi juga menambah kadar "ramai" yang memang pas dengan lagunya. Aku suka banget sih.
Oh iya, lagu ini lahir dari project Infinity Challenge (variety show paling relevan di Korea) yang mana salah satu member-nya ditantang untuk jadi member baru (bohong bohongan) dari EXO. Jadi intinya di MV dijelaskan behind the scene sama cuplikan mereka live performance lagu ini di salah satu konser. That member is the one and only, Yoo Jaesuk. Duh Jaesuk ini ya, hands down lah, most loved and respected Korean entertainer in the eyes of Korean AND international audience and especially me. Best MC I've ever watched, seriously. Jadi ya intinya, kehadiran Yoo Jaesuk menambah bias aku untuk suka sama MV ini hehe.

6. Still


Persaingan untuk MV tidak sesengit lagu karna sumpah deh, SM didn't even try haha. Tapi ya namanya juga digital single release aja ya, trus tiap minggu pula jadi dimaafkan dong. Dan MV ini masuk list sesederhana karna aku suka sama dua model utamanya yaitu dedek dedek yang cakep cakep banget deh. The storyline itself is so cringeworthy, and somehow rub me in the wrong way. But the kids are so beautiful, so yeah.

7. Sweet Dream


Satu hal yang paling aku suka mengenai MV ini adalah gimana dia sukses mengkomersialisasikan "persona" dan "skit" yang awalnya cuma ada di variety show (yang dibintangi sama dua penyanyinya) ke dunia nyata. Aji mumpung at its finest, karna terbukti berhasil banget, this is one of the highest ranked SM Station songs. Mereka dengan pintar dan serunya memasukkan unsur unsur dari variety itu dan MVnya juga dibintangi member lain. I didn't watch the show actually, so I lost at the inside jokes T_T But even though I didn't understand, I really appreciate the effort to include as many inside jokes as possible. I love inside jokes! :D

Minggu, 20 November 2016

My Music Challenge

Sebelumnya, maaf dulu deh kalau blog ini jadi kayak blog reviewer. Isinya review dan list muluuuu haha. Maybe I'm too old to write about my feelings. Dan mau nyeritain kehidupan sehari hari juga malas. Too lazy to make it interesting. Mau berkomentar soal isu isu terkini juga ujung ujungnya "too lazy to even keep it up". Apalagi kebanyakan isu yang rame itu antara SARA dan politik ya, berat banget.

Jadi intinya ada di kata malas ya. Maafkan :P

Hari ini kebetulan bersinggungan dengan tweet dari seorang teman yang lagi ikutan #30DaysMusicChallenge.


Eh, aku tertarik dong. Tapi berhubung aku orangnya anget angetan banget (masih ada hutang challenge ini ups haha) jadi mikir nulisnya di blog aja trus dijadikan satu postingan. Lumayan kan jadi ada postingan baru *kemudian merasa bersalah blog isinya macam gini gini aja dan buat paragraf di atas*

So, let's start!

A song you like with the color in the title


A song you like with the number in the title


A song that reminds you of summer time


A song that reminds you of someone you would rather forget about


A song that needs to be played LOUD


A song that makes you want to dance




A song to drive to




A song about drugs or alcohol



A song that makes you happy



A song that makes you sad




A song that you never get tired of




A song from your preteen years




One of your favorite 70's songs




A song that you would love played at your wedding




A song that is a cover by another artist




One of your favorite classical songs




A song that would sing a duet with on karaoke




A song from the year that you were born




A song that makes you think about life





A song that has many meanings to you




A favorite song with a person's name in the title




A song that moves you forward



A song that you think everybody should listen to


A song by a band you wish were still together (with original members)




A song by an artist no longer living


A song that makes you want to fall in love




A song that breaks your heart


A song by an artist with a voice that you love




A song that you remember from your childhood


A song that reminds you of yourself

Rabu, 26 Oktober 2016

Fangirl Talk #1

Favorite vocal color on Kpop Scene

Aku pilih dari grup - grup yang sering aku dengar dan individualitas vokalisnya emang menonjol gitu ya. Open request! Kali aja ada yang mau nyocokin seleranya sama akuuuuu. Tapi siapa aku ya, ngedeskripsiin lagu bagus aja masih belibetan T_T (silahkan baca di sini atau sini buktinya).

1. SNSD --- Jessica

Jessica is the one who sings at 1:17

Bonus karna SNSD yang bikin aku suka Kpop haha

2. Super Junior --- Kyuhyun

Well, di Suju aku juga suka jenis suara Sungmin dan Donghae sih. Sungmin itu yang pake kemeja kotak kotak dan Donghae yang pakai vest kotak kotak.

Kyuhyun is the one who started the song!

3. Big Bang --- Daesung

Daesung is the blonde one

4. Mamamoo --- Wheein

Wheein is the one who started the song.

By the way, Hwasa came close as second place. Hwasa is the only one who has short hair on the video :D

5. 2NE1 - Park Bom

In 2NE1, I kinda like Dara too. Dara kalo dikasih lagu yang cocok dengan range suaranya bagus banget loh. Coba dengerin Two of Us deh, ost web drama dia yang featuring dengan Winner Seungyoon. Trus kalo boleh jujur, aku sama sekali gak suka vocal color Minzy maupun CL. They sound annoying to me T_T

Park Bom is the one singing at 0:52

6. Red Velvet --- Seulgi/Wendy/Joy

Sumpah gak bisa milih. Aku suka semua jenis suara vocal line di grup ini.

Nama berdasar urutan nyanyi : Joy, Seulgi, Wendy

Bonus, salah satu lagu favoritku dari mereka. Carol time!!!

7. Winner

Seperti yang udah tergambar dari postingan udah udah, Winner ini sekarang jadi satu satunya grup Kpop yang aku stan. Jadi khusus mereka aku ranking semua member haha.

Yang paling aku suka adalah.. Jinwoo! Yes, the most underrated vocalist on the group. Dibanding 2 vokalis lain, dia yang part nyanyi paling sedikit karena secara objektif emang nyanyinya yang paling tidak stabil (dan lebih bagus live dibanding versi studio. Haha beneran, ini salah satu kekurangan dia). Tapi... aku suka warna suaranya gimana dong T_T Terutama kalo dengar Winner keseluruhan, suaranya itu penyejuk di antara yang lain lain deh.

Yang kedua aku suka adalah Song Mino. Kalo boleh mendeskripsikan sama satu kata, suara Mino itu : sex. Haha. Dan paling seneng deh kalo di Winner, mereka tuh demen banget mengeksploitasi suaranya Mino ini. Musti banget doi disuruh nyanyi (he's a rapper btw) dengan musik minimal. Pecah hati fangirl aku :))

Yang ketiga aku suka Seungyoon. Suaranya powerful dan khas banget (a little bit like Yesung Suju, tapi suara dia lebih nyaring imo :)). Aku gak terlalu suka sama warna vokal dia tapi at least dia gak annoying suaranya :P Yang aku salut nih, dengan suara begitu dia gak pernah kedengaran dominan saat nyanyi di grup atau duet. Dia kayak tau banget kapan ngerem kapan ngebut. Coba perhatikan di ending part pas Winner nyanyi Missing You di video ini deh (Yoon yang main gitar). Waktu awal dia nge-blend dan ngebentuk harmoni sama yang lain, baru pas akhir dia tekan suaranya dan ngasih impact.


Keempat dan kelima adalah Taehyun dan Seunghoon. Tapi overall posisi terakhir di Winner masih di atas dari posisi satu di grup manapun. Maafkan kebiasan saya :P

By the way, di bawah ini video buat yang mau mengamati masing masing vocal color mereka. Beda beda banget deh pokoknya 5 manusia ini haha. Nama berdasar urutan tampil : Seunghoon, Jinwoo, Taehyun, Seungyoon dan Mino.


Beberapa warna suara dari vokalis Kpop yang aku suka (tapi aku cuma dengerin lagu mereka yang title track aja, jadi gak akurat sih ini haha) : Eunji (Apink), Yuju (Gfriend), Minah (Girls' Day), Onew (Shinee), Changsub (BtoB), PO (Block B), Jisoo dan Rose (Blackpink), Kim Yoo Jung (ini aktris sih, tapi aku suka banget deh suaranya) dan Suhyun (Akdong Musician).

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OOT, setelah terakhir kali jatuh hati sama series bule itu pas nonton Sherlock, aku akhirnya menemukan dambaan hati baru yaitu serial... Black Mirror!! Telat banget ya secara ini udah ada sejak 2011 sebenarnya. Tapi gak masalah lah karna satu season paling banyak juga 6 episode jadi gampil ngejar ketinggalannya hehe. Yang paling aku suka dari Black Mirror ini premis umumnya itu satu aliran sama film Wild Tales (ini salah satu dari sedikit fim yang masuk kategori forever favorite aku. Tonton deh, bagus banget, pasti gak nyesal :D). Dan kalo emang ada yang nonton, boleh kali bilang bilang. Di circle friend aku gak ada yang nonton ini and I'm dying to talk to someone about this series T_T Ntar kapan kapan ditulis deh soal Black Mirror, sekalian memancing diskusi juga sama yang udah nonton seriesnya hehe.

See you later, good people~~~

Sabtu, 01 Oktober 2016

Just a Thought

Menertawakan si Karin, tapi nyebarin linknya di mana mana. Ngasih exposure.

Merasa prihatin dengan video musik rapper irrelevant (well, pengakuan adekku yang anak SD kelas 6 sih dia relevan, which is sad. Let's work on that fact more, reach out tuh anak anak SD terdekat. Even better, reach out gurunya biar bisa kasih pemahaman yang baik buat dedek dedek kita), tapi enteng nyebarin cuplikan video yang irrelevant juga.

Terlalu banyak double standard. Terlalu banyak iklan. Itu yang bikin malas main Twitter akhir akhir ini.

Sedih.

Rabu, 14 September 2016

Half Moon Friends



Half Moon Friends is a documentary / reality show featuring 10 adorable kids and 5 idols, who spend half a month building a relationship as student and teacher in a temporary kindergarten called Bandalland. This 12 episodes show is full of laughter, tearjerker and meaningful moments. Even you're not into Korean things, I assure you this show is GOLD. It has great concept and the show is just full of sincerity. Please, give it a shot, even just for one episode. Who knows? You'll love the kids as much as I do. 

Receipts from various sources.

Would like for Inner Circle, especially Winner Galaxy and Team Aces who subbed this, and also K-ICs, well pretty much all ICs, who made sure this show has its deserving exposure through Pann-choa, to know how many people love this show, even to the extent trying to give them a shot for the first time and deciding to be a part of the fandom (like me)
If you see your name and want be excluded for this list for whatever reasons, just let me know! ;)

Share this post away guys!! :)

1. "i am not into the kpop, so i didnt know much about winner, i watched because i have nothing else to do, and i expect them to be fake and super aegyo with children since they are idols and have to look nice, but omg they were so natural, they just said get out to the parents, and i died when the blond one said just play, go, whatever. i also like that show kinda has a story about lonely children, i was also like them. so so far, so good.edit after many days: thanks to everyone for being so nice and suggest more winner:) i had to check out their songs, and i totally loved them, their songs are also like them, not the usual expected kpop songs, i am feeling like i found a gem. i am a person who knows gd and bigbang, but didnt know gd was a part of the bigbang until this summer, so listening a group this much and knowing them is a huge step for me. i plan to begin winner-starter-package by watching win soon:)" - leaf

2. "The story of how i got to know winner is quite exceptional. At first, i got to know them thanks to all the news that covered how Winner use blue as the official lightstick color which is Suju's thing, I wasn't interested that time and the news made me even more uninterested, so I forgot them very quickly. The 2nd time, I saw them in Sugar Man when I watched to see Kyuhyun, and I found them quite adorable, they are extremely talented as well. I don't follow YG or Winner, so I didn't know about this program, but thanks to the news of how the YG president talks about this program being not satisfying yet, i decided to check this out. After seeing this whole ep, i enjoy it so much. I don't know how to put what I feel into the right words, but one thing that I can say is, you can't help but loving this guys. So, I'm proudly stating myself as an ELF who fall in love to Winner. I really hope I won't be disappointed :)" - anyaderisa

3. "I don't know Winner but this is a cute show. It reminds me of Hello Baby with MBLAQ. I clicked on this show because I was tired and didn't feel like searching for something else. Glad I gave it a shot!" - metime

4. "I ain't a fan of WINNER, but when i saw the episode two of this program had came out I was like "To hell with this series, I gotta watch Half Moon Friends" - Panelacheeselover

5. "In another episode I mentioned I wasn't a fan of winner. Well, these days I still ain't a fan, but I am really happy I got to know them because I've heard some of their songs and the same instant they started I fell in love with some of them. Inner Circle, even though you girls are crazy (in a good way), you now have another person waiting for Winner's new song. Idk if i have to say thank you or what, but yeah lol" - Panelacheeselover (part 2 lol)

6. "Ahahaha! me too. I ain't a fan of WINNER. but i feel like i must to watch half moon again - hanxby

7. "I wasn't fan of Winner, but, when I saw the Episode1 I was mesmerized, how good they are, at first I thougt that the show was all scripted, but then, you can see how genuinely they listen to kids, they're like kids too, the final part broke my heart but they did good, and I'm seeing now winner TV and get to tknowing more about they, for that I need to sincerely thanks the eng sub, I was craving for episode 2." - yuilo iori den

8. "I'm was never really a fan of any YG groups ( except Epik High ), but after i watched this i definetely became a fan of winner!" - Quincy z

9. "I start to like Winner. They are confident and understand who they are and what should they do. It makes those kids trust them easily. :)" - Sweet Disposition

10. "I had no idea about WINNER but after 2 episodes of Halfmoon Friends. I am your big fan ever. I am searching for WINNER's song, hehe. Big thanks for End sub and wish you do it to the end :)" - Tik Chayada

11. "I didn't like Winner as much as the other YG artists when I first watched this. However, after the first episode, I fell in love. :) Winner 화이팅!!" - ashley

12. "yesterday, i was replaying ep2 when my 2 year old nephew wandered into my room. Jei was eating on my laptop screen and he went "baby?!" And i said "yes baby" then he pulled my arms so he could sit on my lap and he watched the whole show with me! Like he seriously kept quiet and watched for the whole remaining 40 minutes or so. He never even stay still when watching cartoons and he kept patting my hand when the internet went laggy a couple of times pointing at the screen saying "baby" like i should do something to fix the lag. I was amazed seriously." - ishouldstartlearningkorean

13. "I was not interest in Winner from the day they debut tbh, and after reading some articles about them I was just like any other fan after reading them.I new Mino from SMTM4 I liked his rap, but dunno I just thought of him as someone who says himself over anyonethen I watched Taehyun in Running Man and I surprisingly liked him, but still he didn't get me interest in Winner and I said 'okay i only like Taehyun in Winner' whenever someone ask me about thembut this show changed my mind TOTALLY I regret judging them from some articles and not giving them a chance from the start, I liked how natural they are in front of the Camera, I like how they show their true feelings too not afraid of people judging them just because they are with "children", I liked how patient JuJu Saem "sorry still knowing them don't know his real name xD" he is patient with these girls all over him and that Seo girl is too sticky seriously I even got mad seeing her selfish behave all the time, I like how Mino after getting rejected times but didn't show how hurt he is in front of the girls and he keeps smiling, and theeenn something happened to my heart after what Yeojun did and how Sunghoon managed to control his emotions and how he talks with him inside that room MADE ME FALL IN LOVE WITH HIM 'now my bias is HIM - toofy top

14. "thank you KSO.. actually im not a fan of winner.. but after i watch this im fall in love with them.. i love the way they bring joy to the kids and make a good memory for the kids.. i want to be one of the kids.. can i? " - Princess messy

15. "Anyone know what songplaying in the end? Im not their fan but I happenned to love kids so much so I decided to watch the series" - Cee Heart

16. "Honestly, I can't call myself a fan of Winner. I've never even really made the effort to listen to any of their music. But this show...I just love it. The boys have some fantastic personalities and the kids are just too cute. I'm really loving this show!" - rabes.xo

17. "Kids are really adorbs! I never thought I'd last for 5 episodes. I get easily bored with dramas and varieties. But for some reasons I keep watching Half Moon Friends. Woah there I'm turning blue! I'm turning into Inner Circle " - Mingki

18. "i became their fan after watching this show haha! by the way can someone please tell me what is the song at 31:20 ?" - arnzpcy

19. "This show just warms my heart!~I've been a casual Winner fan since pre-debut mostly because of Mino and how fun Win was. But now, I've genuinely fallen for them! They're so precious, and doesn't hurt that I also really like the kids.Also, Seunghoon is a bias list ruiner!!!!! I'm sorry Mino... I've fallen hard and deep, and there doesn't seem to be an exit" - hephapholic

20. "omg are you me cause saaaameee ever since this show came out i've become more obsessed with winner and my bias is mino most of the time and seunghoon is always creeping up behind him lol he's actually boyfie material urgh my ultimate ideal type! but there's a day when other members become my bias as well lol." - hyunjungsh

21. "I don't really watch variety shows with kids and babies, but I really LOVE this show! I'm not even a Winner fan at first, but now I start to look up their songs. They are funny, sincere and hard working, not to mention talented! Their apperance at Weekly Idol was also epic! Now every week I impatiently wait for Halfmoon Friends to be uploaded, along with my other fave shows 1N2D, IC, Journey To The West, Radio Star, Fantastic Duo.Winner fighting! And WinnerGalaxy thank you for the subs" - fishandkat

22. "I've fallen in love with Winner after watching this show, they are so sweet!!! And all the kids are so cute!!!! the twins have my heart" - v a l

23. "this is seriously the best! I'm in love with all the kids and of course winner. I really don't want this to stop and I think they should reunite in 10 years." - IbstismM

24. "thank you so much for subbing this!this time i want to leave a sincere comment :))honestly, i knew winner since a long time ago. ((who don't know winner btw))i love their songs (their albums are on replay as my working bgm lol), and i've been listening to seungyoon's song since his solo debut, but no matter how much i like their songs, i've never been interested in any winner variety/reality shows.half moon friends was the first winner's show that i watched, and i'm glad that i found it.as an outsider, i never knew mino is actually such a dork, and how jinwoo can be so naive and innocent. half moon friends is like an open gate for me to the winnerland lol if you didn't sub these, i think i won't like winner as much as i do now. it is definitely your fault that i'm a winner trash right now XD WinnerGalaxy fighting!!!" - 민라

25. "As a non-Winner fan I watched ep. 1 out of pure boredom and now 7 hours later I'm here after watching 7 episodes back-to-back LOL. They remind me (for a lot of diffirent reasons) alot of SHINee and since I'm a SHAWOL I guess it says something for me to admit that :-)Besides SHINee, there's only a handfull of groups I follow and none of them debuted recently, but I think I might have to add Winner now. I'm def gonna check out their music and songs (cause I dont really know any) and their stage performances!Oh, 1 last thing I really liked/have to say: You guys seem like a great fandom. Even before watching this I've seen comments made by INCLEs??? (sorry if Im wrong!) before and they always seem nice/fresh/cool instead of angry/LOUD/hostile comments made by... well, fill that in for yourselfs ;-)" - Ziggy88

26. "I never really cared about Winner, beside Hat Teacher, that I cheered during kpop star. I dont really like groups with to much "we have swag" on then and I was trying to avoid getting into new fandoms - I have some many groups that I follow that I was getting crazy lol - but ...When this show was announced I needed to watch because I LOVE shows with kids.But then, besides being transformed into a Jayholic too xDI wait every week to see the boys, It was crazy to get to know their cute, childish and easygoing personalities ....Im not really into Winner's music that much yet, but I keep looking for varieties or shows with them now ..Im slowly learning their names - because i keep calling then mosnter, candy, hat, etc lol-.I'm doomed. There is no place to run now, I fell in love with these dorky funny big kids lolThank u for providing the subs WinnerGalaxy ^^ I really apreciate it \o/" - kieell

27. "Dear all subber and Winner Galaxy team, I want to thank you once again for subbing this golden show. I'm only a casual fan but through this show, I finally got into fandom, listen to all of their songs and now planning to purchase some goodies from them. I owe you a lot for introducing me to the boys and Inner Circle friends too.Thank you and I love you :) :)" - Girl

28. "i'm officially a winner trash after watching this! Any reccomendation for another winner variety show?" - flyinunicorn18

29. "He really does because through this show I became such a bigger fan of Winner. I liked them before but through this show I've become an Inner Circle" - Sam

30. "i don't even know their name. i found this show while surfing the internet. just fall in love with the kids and the teachers. i only know their teacher name like Yoonie -ssam, Hat -ssam, Monster -ssam, Juju -ssam, Candy -ssam. must be hard for them to control those kids at such a age when they never listen. LOL. fighting for you guys" - Gong ^-^ Shim

31. "Yes, because of this variety show, I started to be their fan. They were really funny without faking it. They show genuine feeling to the kids and not because of the camera unlike some idols." - Audience

32. "Hi I'm a new fan . I watched bandal, winner tv, weekly idol. Winner boys are charming, cute, talented...it's difficult not to stan lol. And incles are protective and cutes like mothers Winner - Inner Circle have a special bond." - 도경수

33. "I love winner because of this show, they way they treat the children and talk about them so sweetly and genuinely makes me smile" - Crysphoosh

34. "Even my friend who hates Kpop watch this show. She said "I can't wait for next episode!" every single week " - Febiola Aditya Yusuf Khan

35. "LOL, two non kpop fans friends of mine are also watching the show, and they are slowly falling for Winner, one of then already watched WinnerTV too hahahaha" - orbiutes

36. "I started stanning Winner after watching this show. I find the boys so charming~" - mkimxox

37. "Honestly i never bothered with winner cause i thought they're too serious for me but all these posts are making me like them! im starting to grow fond of them, Yg please give them the treatment they deserve!PS:omg love the new bg! Seolhyun looks sooo cute, thanks PC!" - Smart Wonder

38. "Not even an IC but Seunghoon makes me like him so much!! He's so funny and kind " - taeilnctu

39. "Thank you, love you! ❤️ These kids remind me of Shinee so I'm taking chances on them even though I don't like yg haha" - duncurr

40. "I'm not a fan of winner but I am a fan of idols interacting with children so now I want to watch this" - NineDaysQueen

41. "I've never followed nor watched any show until this one... Now I cant wait for this show to be subbed each week (And im not a Winner fan)I started watching it by mere curiosity but this is such a cute show, you can tell how honest they are with the kids and how much they mean to them because all of the care they give to the babies;; Like when Jay wants to pee, TaeHyun with all the attention he gives to Hanyul... ; ; It's just to cute and genuine (i dont think i could stand the babies as much as they do, tbvh)Even my mom watches the show with me, lolI was interested in Winner when they first debuted but didnt follow them but now they've won a fan o/Sorry for the long comment, lol" - っち

42. "Where did you find it subbed? I'm not a Winner fan (yet) but I'm curious to see it.Edit: Wow, thanks for the links guys x ✌️☺️" - Elle

43. "Same tbh I couldn't care less about winner (mainly because their music isn't my style not necessarily coz of the members) but I LOVE this show so much" - topaz

44. "I've got into them recently as well and don't normally watch shows that have kids but this show is just toooooo cute Like we can see how much they treasure the kids and how much the kids adore them " - Van Vu

45. "i watched halfmoon friend for fun and yeah i have always liked winner song but now i think im falling for the members too ♡edit: aww thanks for welcoming me you guys are too kind! i hope winner will only get bigger and succesful from now on!" - ShiroChii

46. "My current favorite show!!..and I'm not even winner fans. It's scripted, but the way they interact with the kids is so real and I can feel their sincerity, not like some scripted-so-called-baby-rising-things. It's so heartwarming. I recommend this show to everyone who loves kids and laughter and happy tears and hugs.....and winner, well, even though you're not a fans of winner, I'm 100% sure that you're gonna love the show.^^" - Aquamarine

47. "I'm become winner fans after watched this show. huwaa they are so adorable ❤" - Aziza NR

48. "I didn't really know much about winner until recently. I became really interested in them by watching Half Moon Friends, I love that show! I'll start binge watching their music videos now" - Louise Cruz

49. "I didn't even know their existence before Bandal Chingu, but now, I have to say, I've got a soft spot for them. I'll miss them when the show's gonna end." - JaeIn

50. "You're right! I am in love with them right after watching 1st eps HMF. And the more I learn about them, the more I found that they're really attractive. Love their personalities. So humble, dorky funny but cool onstage, and be just the way they are :)" - Fianda Misa

51. "This is my first Korean show ever. I got on this site because my best friend kept bugging me about a show "we are dating" or " we are engaged", something like that, the thing is couldn't find so I just browse through and I saw babies and I just had to see what it was (my weakness is cat videos and babies) all I really want to say that i regret no listing to her sooner" - Kathy Garcia

52. "When will the next ep be up? I love this show already. I know I love winner - Rainiera Piñero

53. "I'm supposed to be revising right now but needed my daily dose of life so I came here and saw this! I watched the Chinese Sub ver cs I couldnt wait haha (and didnt know someone will sub this!) but I was still curious about the comments given to the show cs only Kshowonline has this comment section for us to write on. And I was so touched by everyone's comments! I am a fan of Winner, tho wont call myself an InCle just yet, and I do see how down to earth Winner is and they actually communicated with the kids with their hearts. WITH THEIR FRIGGIN HEARTS. Seungyoon catches my attention the most tbh. While Jinwoo gets all the girls' attention, Seunghoon having Jiwoo as his favourite, Minho.. being no one's favourite HAHA (he's still cute), Taehyun having maknae Hayool... Seungyoon and Yeojun's interactions always make me .. teary? Like you can feel that he connects with Yeojun on some level and he tries to make Yeojun less lonely. The preview actually made me cry and the question he asked "I wish I could go to heaven asap!" breaks my heart omg can you imagine how Seungyoon feels ;__; the way he hugs Yeojun... urgh idk how to say it but I just wanna say that I love Winner so much!" - Sera

54. "I got dragged into the inner circle because of half moon friends. But hearing them during sentimental and baby baby solidified my spot at being an incle" - Caitlin Serrano

55. "idk but I owe my life to them because the articles fangirling about half moon friends are what got me into winner. THERES NO ESCAPE NOW I LOVE THEM SO MUCH" - KEYSqt

56. I recently started the show and honestly I'm not a Winner fan but they and the kids are so cute that just with one episode I can't stop watching them. - My favorite Eliza Bennet

57. "i feel like watching shinee in hello baby ... hard to not stan plus OMG ALL BABIES ARE SO CUTE" - Comde

58. "You know, i was never really into WINNER. But now, now I see how nice and caring they are. It's hard working with kids and they did very, very good! I am so sad that this show is ending so fast. I wish there where 100 more episodes so we can all enjoy watching them grow together with those adorable kids. And Jay, I mean, how can a kid be so cute? She is the cutest kid I saw!" - Adrijana Kondic

59. "i never cried so hard before. Its just a show. A show that starring Winner that i didnt even know who is who before. But since i watched this, i keep searching for them and stuffs they did. The sincerety of them can be see from the way they behaved to the childre, its just really broke my heart. I think i wont be brave enough to watc the last episode, the feels guys." - Chenniel
60. "me too, i dont know them before but now i start to search about them because i watch HMF T-T" - Reza Situmorang

61. "Aww I'm not even a fan of WINNER and yet I don't want this awesome show to end. I love watching TROS, but I like watching ordinary kids too (ordinary means no celebrity kids). Hayul is so adorkable. I hope they will make second season even if it's with different kids and idols. I just love the concept :3 btw I remember the RM eppisode Mino mentioned it was pretty recent one :3" - 나탈리

62. "Every time I hear an italian song in these shows I get surprised lmao. Anyway this show was amazing and I'm so glad i discovered winner! I cried and laughed a lot while watching this and I feel extremely grateful! Thank you WinnerGalaxy for the awesome work ♥" - Lety

63"im falling for winner because of this show :)) i dont even look at winner before. 😙😙😙😙 im a fan now" - Riri Paramarta

64. "really hoping half moon friends will have a season 2, i dont care if its in the near future or not but to see these 5 amazing, pure, and talented guys around children just flutters my heart so much. frankly speaking, i wasnt interested to WINNER--lmao im not even a fan and i didnt even know them and recognize their faces when i started watching this! but after binge watching HMF for consecutive days i learned how to love and appreciate each and every one of them. I consider myself a part of the Inner Circle fandom now actually 😂 it just baffles me how pure and golden hearted the guys are but also their fandom!! Inner Circle is such a beautiful fandom without a doubt! Though i hope WINNER will constantly shine more every step of their way and receive more love, acknowledgement and recognition for working hard, enduring, and passionately showcasing their potential and mind blowing talent! I just genuinely hope theyd be more promoted and known. WINNER FIGHTING!! 💙" - Infinitexlanne

65. "Watched the show just now. I loved Winner because of this show. I will support them from now on. ❤ Fighting Winner! ✊" - Leni Angeli Gonzales

66. "I had always loved WINNER's songs but did not know anything about the guys. A few days back I saw this MV and wanted to watch the show and now I have to say I am a bigger fan now! I am part of Inner Circle! I loved this show and how I got to learn about the guys and how much passion they have and put in anything they do! ^^" - Julie


You can watch the show with english subbed by clicking this link here.