The Try Guys Watch K-pop For The First Time • K-pop: Part 1

The Try Guys Watch K-pop For The First Time • K-pop: Part 1

– [Emcee] Give it up
for the new K-Pop group, these are the Try Guys from Buzzfeed! Make some noise for Keith, the “Diva.”
(audience screams) – [Keith] I don’t know what it is. What is K-Pop? – I got Ned, the “Bad Boy.”
(audience screams) – I had never really heard of it until “Gangnam Style” came out. – Zach, the “Pretty Boy.”
(audience screams) – It’s like the ’90 boy
band craze never died, but just turned Korean. – [Emcee] And Eugene, the “All-Rounder!”
(audience screams) – We are gonna be riding the Korean Wave, which includes Korean dramas, Korean film, all of Korean culture,
and most especially, K-Pop.
(audience cheering) – Whoo! (upbeat Korean music) – There are many ways to describe K-Pop, but I would like to describe it as a multi-media performance. – It seems like all
they wanna do is party. – Bright turquoise hair, ear piercings that go down to here, bibimbap. – And of course it’s party world ’cause mean old dad upstairs
doesn’t want any part of it! – I’ve learned a lot about K-Pop just through Eugene just rambling at me. – K-Pop started gaining
popularity in the late 1990s across Asia, but then once it hit the mid 2000s, with the proliferation of
YouTube and online videos, K-Pop became an international phenomenon. – If all of Asia was
like, a lunch room, right? South Korea is the cool kids table. Right?
(Ned giggling) – Eugene says that I’m okay to say that and no one will ever get
mad, so I’m sayin’ it. So, we’re starting with Girls’ Generation. It’s the generation for girls! – I know the first thing
all the guys are gonna say is they don’t know why
there are so many members. – There’s so many people already! – They’ve shown me at
least 1,000 girls so far. – It doesn’t seem as sexualized
as American music videos. – They can’t stop ’cause it’s party time. Good argument. – Why are they singing in English? And it literally just
said “Hey” on the screen. – K-Pop, by design, is made to be successful abroad. You know, to create that effective hook, it’s better be in English
so that worldwide audience can really sing along. – They’re all like, too cute for camera. They’re like, “Why? “What, it’s my close-up? “No!” – This to make me fall in love with them? ‘Cause it’s working. – I wish I had this
much fun doing anything. – I guess you find the person
that, like, speaks to you? – Your “bias” is your
favorite member in a group. – The blonde one with long hair, ’cause it looks like my wife. – [Keith] EXO, also
produced by S and M Town. – Zach is gonna say that this reminds him of “Fast and Furious,” ’cause he will never stop
talking about “Fast”– – “Fast and Furious.” I was gonna say “Tokyo Drift,”
but we’re not in Japan. – Some wild men appeared,
like in a video game. – One Korean man just becomes 20! – The fact that the men wear makeup, is that something that’s prized in Korea? – These guys are tougher. Like, if ‘NSYNC saw them
walkin’ down an alley, they’d be like, “Oh, shit. “No, we gotta go the other way.” – They sort of remind me of, like, b-boys? Similar to American style, but wearing all the cool things at once. – If you look at musical
styles, performance genres, it’s really taking influence
from a wide range of cultures, such as Europop, hip hop, R&B. – It’s interesting that black culture can spread even to Korea. – How do you transport
this many people to a show? Just a cage? You’re like, “All right,
everyone in EXO, get in the cage! “And then put the cage on the truck.” – I thought that he was the main guy, but now they’ve shifted positions and now, he’s the main guy. I can see how everyone
can have a favorite now. – “Also, here’s a thousand
articles of clothing. “Put ’em all on!” – [Ned] What’s 4Minute? Is the song four minutes long? – [Eugene] No, that’s the group’s name. – That’s the group’s name? – I know the other guys are gonna go crazy when they hear this track. – This is, like, this is hard as fuck. This is great! – [Ned] Ooh! This song is fire! – This is like, if Missy
Elliot were Korean. – They constantly are walking
at me with their butt. – [Ned] How does it feel, Korea? – I think K-Pop videos tend
to be one of three “Cs:” You’re either cool, cute, or crazy. But the best K-Pop videos
intend to be a mixture of all three. – All of these music videos
have insane production value. In America, we don’t spend
money on music videos anymore, with very few exceptions. In Korea, they are throwin’
all the money at music videos, and that is awesome! – 4Minute is just tryin’
to give me a boner. And it’s working. There’s a lot of butts,
let’s be serious, though. Game of Thrones Seven. – [Zach] How many
members are in your band? We GOT7. Pretty good joke, right? – This is in a little girl’s bedroom. It’s a weird sentence
to start anything with. – I feel uncomfortable, and I
don’t know what’s happening. – I think it’s all a metaphor for drugs. – But they’re very bright and cheerful. Get out of her cereal! She has to eat that! – This definitely feels
like One Direction. – It’s like “Toy Story”
with hot Korean guys. – When I was a little kid, I was considered the ugliest person that anyone has ever seen, and now people are thirsting
after Korean guys and girls. – Ah, I just fall in love with him ’cause of the melody that he’s singin’. – I absolutely love that
Hallyu is bringing Asian faces into popular media worldwide. – While this guy doesn’t
look like my wife, he makes me feel the way
my wife makes me feel. – Stop trying to be sexy! She is eight! She is eight years old, sir! I’m over this. – [Keith] “Shake It” by Sistar. I assume that you have to say it in sort of a Russian accent. – I would legitimately put
up a poster of these girls on my room. – While we were focusing
on dark and gritty, they were like, “Fuck, that! “We’re just gonna be colors and fun!” – Early 2000s, Trapper Keeper grunge vibe. – There’s a lot of
shaking your butt slightly in these music videos. – You know, the one thing
I really like about Sistar is that they’re challenging
some standards of Korean beauty by being tan. – They’re rolling their
hips in the classroom. They still wanna get the answer right. ‘Cause education is important. – Even the South Korean
presidential office set up national branding campaign to really use K-Pop to
improve nation’s soft power. – There’s a hockey team
on a football field. Whatever! – [Zach] I hope this is better
than “The Big Bang Theory.” – You would hear this beat
in a gay club at 3:00 AM, and you would get turnt! – This has 50 million views! Man, there are some big bands that I am completely unaware of! – Oh, no one’s wearing a shirt! Now, they’re cowboys and astronauts! Huh? – These things happen so quickly. When I was talking about the astronaut, I missed something else entirely. – You have a very easily
identifiable aesthetic. There are so many different segments that you have to watch at least 10 times to figure out what’s going on. And that naturally increases
the number of viewings. – This feels like a episode
of “Doctor Who” on acid. – Now, it’s like, a… ugh. – She’s crazy and there’s guns! – It’s basically eight
music videos split up, where each person gets his
own half a million dollar set. – There’s a certain list of artists that I would introduce
non-Koreans to first, and I think Big Bang’s
near the top of that because they have international appeal. – Oh! Okay, I get what this song is about now. – The chorus sounds
nothing like the verses. – Bang, bang, oh my God! I am feelin’ this music! – His name is G-Dragon? His name is G-Dragon. – Is his name T.O.P. ’cause
he just wears giant top hats? – The one I like the best
is the one that looks at me with the sultry eyes. – Mr. Dragon, your seat
is right over here. – So, you don’t have to be
Korean to enjoy Korean culture. Korean culture is dynamic, exciting, and there’s something for everyone. – I’m really impressed. I’m speechless, really. – It’s better than our pop is. – I fuckin’ dug it. I’m gonna listen to
this stuff all the time. – [Keith] All our pop
music is too sentimental. We need more fun in it. – I have never been more
excited for a Try Guys series because as a Korean, I get
to introduce the other guys to my culture. – K-Pop stuff is like the The
Capitol in “The Hunger Games.” Like, ruffles, and
they’re like Super Junior! “Mi amor!” But they say that in Korean. (humming enthusiastically) K-Pop!

Comments (100)

  1. Can't believe this video is the reason I started stanning bigbang back in 2015. What a trip

  2. WhyyyyytheHell!!! Noone is talking ABOUT THE LEGENDS BTS ???????

  3. For some reason I feel like Zack is miss judging Got7. Still love ya!

  4. I feel the same about Jaebum, Ned.

  5. game of thrones 7 😭😭😭😭

  6. Omg why didn’t you guys add the most important KPOP people?! They are seriously the best, I can’t believe you… YOU FREAKING FORGOT LANKYBOX! THEY DO LIKE, VERY GOOD KPOP VIDEOS AND POST IT ON YT! SURE THEY DO RECREATIONS, BUT THEY SO GOOD BRUH!

  7. Idk how I feel about kpop now being popular. I grew up listening to it, but ever since the popularity of bts im seeing the people who used to pick on me for liking it now listen to it and a part of me feels a bit weird about it. Im happy because people are starting to like asian culture but Idk I feel like maybe its not genuine. Like people arent liking it cause of the culture or cause the music is good but because the idols are pretty.

  8. What is the Philippines in the lunch room tho?

  9. "Doesn't seem as sexualized as American music"

  10. ‘Is his name T.O.P because he wears giant top hats?’ Lol zach

  11. I didn't even really listen to their talk, I was busy jamming and lip syncing to the music hahah

  12. “ mister dragon your seat is over here “ is a mood

  13. As soon as I read the title, I was mad, I don’t know I just feel like they kind of are not fit for being on a reaction to KPOP Video, it’s so cringe, and I am mad 😂

  14. Sad seventeen isn't in there 🙁

  15. You don’t even though how much this video means to me.I wouldn’t of gotten into kpop if it wasn’t for these god damn idiots🤣🤣💕

  16. 2019 version pls

  17. Omg! BTS are not in the video????? Ugh pls react to BTS ONLY!! they are amazing and wonderful and sweet and hot and just AHHHHHHHHHH❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  18. game of thrones 7

  19. ned being a jaebum stan is relatable

  20. “You don’t have to be Korean to like K-pop“

    I mean, clearly! I literally am addicted to K-pop and I need help. Please help me, plz

  21. I laughed at BigBang 'BangBangBang' having 50 million and it now has 400 million lol

  22. Keith going “ooooooh!!!” when he heard Hyuna’s rap is a mood

  23. Remember this over used joke:
    Once you Jimin, you can't Jimout

  24. So sad they didn't react to the biggest kpop group alive aka bangtan sonyeondan

  25. Just Right by Game Of Thrones 7 is a song about how the little girl doesn't have to change herself or feel different, because she's perfect the way she is <3

  26. 1:07 love the mean girls reference

  27. Funny Zach mentioned one direction in a kpop video.

  28. Am I the only one that's sort of offended by keth saying the middle east is lame – _-

  29. the fact that just right is telling the girl that she’s perfect the way she is but they kept misinterpreting it 😂

  30. Do this with vkei and jrock bands please

  31. wow this isnt even that old but so much has changed

  32. lol this video is the reason i started stanning got7 4 years ago

  33. Korea would be the ones that think their cool,but their just trying too hard to be cool

  34. 4:34 got me into kpop 3 years ago, thanks jaebeom

  35. They need to make a reaction video to BTS 😂💜

  36. when i heard "this is like One Direction":

  37. 1:11 that's actually a really precise "if Asia were a cafeteria" chart tho-

  38. Zach:"I think this is a metaphor for drugs"
    Me: Well…this is got7 we're talking about-

  39. 4:35 I know right?
    Just right was the frist kpop i song I liked so much and I still do and that part where jaebum is the car was the part that got me so attached to JB, like he make feel in some way

  40. 6:27
    Same Ned.. Same

  41. This video is basically like the kids react to kpop video, only instead of kids it's try guys!

  42. 4:12 i would eat him too lmao



  44. Props to this video that changed my life forever😌♥️

  45. Oof the 3 groups I Stan aren't here-

    Black pink didn't debut until a little later
    BTS wasn't famous yet
    TXT barley debuted earlier this year

  46. "You don't need to be Korean to enjoy Korean culture"

    yall, my mom needs to see this before judging my beautiful posters-

  47. Game of thrones 7😂😂😂😂

  48. I need a new bts version of this

  49. If they did this in 2018 or 2019 BTS music would have been the first music video they would have seen in it.

    By the way no hate for girls generation fans . GG too are unique and fabulous in their own way😄

  50. Ur telling me u reacted to k-pop without reacting to BTS the superior of all groups??!!

  51. Thanking the try for my first k-pop intro ever. Still loving it 4 years later🙌

  52. Eugenne what is your favorite kpop group to listen too; if you watch any? my is got7 and so much more

  53. No BTS at that time, hm?

  54. To be fair, I'd been thirsting for Japanese and Korean guys since middle school. Lol

  55. *flashbacks to the Dope era*
    *gets sad as hell because it’s not here*

  56. They need to react to bts high notes

  57. They should see how many is in seventeen

  58. What is kpop without bts!!

  59. The fact that blackpink didn't exist when this video came and bts and twice were still very new to kpop.

  60. The first time I saw this video I didn't know anything about kpop.

    2 years later I know every single person and song here.

  61. Eugene – people are thirsting over Korean guys and girls.

    Me – I thirst over one person.

    Also me – *silently closes eugene fanfiction and eugene hot pics tab on chrome *

  62. I agree too. Cool table indeed

  63. They should have seen Sistars touch my body lol

  64. Me: watching this before I got into kpop This is cool

    Me: after getting into kpop and is crying

  65. Why was There was no bts in this video

  66. Need thirsting after JB at 4:33 is a whole ass mood.

  67. I don’t like the lady talking about Kpop in all of these videos. I don’t think she knows anything and she is annoying. She acts as if she knows everything

  68. I was wondering where the hell is bts but this was made in 2015 RIP

  69. To Buzzfeed: if y'all ever recreate this video, I really hope you explore groups that are not just in the mainstream. (There's so more to Kpop than BTS and Blackpink).

    Some of my recommendations are: MonstaX, Seventeen, Stray Kids, Day6, Pentagon, Nu'est, N.Flying, Vixx, Astro, Oh My Girl, Weki Meki, T-ARA, Dreamcatcher

  70. Yow that's my Boys YG family BIGBANGGGGG letsss get it YG stan since 2011

  71. Where's SHINee and BTS???

  72. My literal 2 fav things combined

  73. 2 generation kpop are the besttt

  74. Here’s a petition for them to react to this before 2020.

  75. I'm upset that BTS wasn't in this

  76. "Ned, the bad boy"
    Me: more like the dad boy ammiright

  77. Looks theres the philipines down there that looks like a sitting dog or a human waita minue where is BTS

  78. I'm blaming the TryGuys for not intorducing me to BTS when they did this series….

  79. Keith: they cant stop cause its party time. GOOD ARGUMENT.
    Omggh 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  80. zach scolding jackson for being sexy and ned falling in love with jaebum is amazing

  81. had to come back after being into kpop for so long; hell, I was into bts when i watched this

  82. Im blasting those songlyrics while watching it

  83. Anyone else djxxbfoajtnvksntbfjcydnrjci
    When he said this is like one direction

  84. Why am I just finding out they watch got7

  85. Here for Kang Daesung


  87. games of thrones 7 though XD

  88. i am srry but all asian music except the original asian instrument music is bad AF

  89. All of the army's coming but don't get anything

  90. "If all of Asia was like a lunch room"

    N i spotted my country at cheerleader squat lmao

  91. 2:59

    Everyone in EXO get in the cage!

    Ironic… SM keeps EXO in a cage

  92. "how do they transport them to a show? just a cage and they're like 'alright everyone in there we're going to a show'" …well…i mean it is sm…

  93. OOH the last song didn't age well.

  94. They chose the right mvs

  95. 2:29 bruh 😂👍

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