Throwback (Musical) Thursday – It’s a Little Hot in Here

Posted by SaraG on July 11, 2019


I love variety shows a whole stinking lot. I use them to both learn groups that I want to become more familiar with and to luxuriate in idols that I’m already fully invested in. The problem is, I have limited opportunities for unrestricted viewing. I can’t remember the last time I was able to sit down for a 30 minute stretch of uninterrupted watching – let alone the 1-2 hours most Korean shows eat up. Same goes for all of those web-based shows that introduce you to up and coming groups or take you on vacation with the well-established ones. I’ve been wanting to watch the latest Nu’est, ATEEZ, Oneus, etc. like nobody’s business, but a five to fifteen-minute episode isn’t good for running on the treadmill (which is where I watch most of my shows) and when I have the opportunity to actually sit and watch something, I tend to focus on dramas.  

I know. I’m a whiney brat and my not seeing all of the content I want to watch is a matter of my own prioritization. I have no one to blame but myself. And Kpop. Kpop makes so much stuff and I can’t keep up.

But that’s ok.

The wonder of the internet is that almost everything you put up there, especially if you have a crazy fan base that screenshots and reacts to everything, never goes away. So I have time to fall in love with groups even if I wasn’t the first out of the gate. I have my whole future to get to know them better and to learn all of the little details. Anyone of us could become a fan of any one of these groups at any point in time. 

I’ve always known that I would eventually fall for the Boyz. I mean, come on, they are gorgeous, insanely talented, funny, charming, and there are soooo many of them – one for every mood. How could I not? I noticed them pre-debut with each members’ intro video and all of that superbly tantalizing teaser material and I’ve paid attention to every comeback, but I haven’t taken the time to really get to know them. I’ve been distracted by any number of pretty groups out there. But lately KpopontheDL has been all about them and as a consequence, I’ve been sucked into their orbit. I’m always happy to be on the receiving end of someone’s obsession with a group – the songs, the mvs, the various clips, and gifs, and snapshots – but that doesn’t mean I’m going to slip into the same frenzy they might be feeling. I have a lot of love to give, but there are a lot of groups and idols out there to pay attention to and the heart wants what the heart wants. However, for some reason, sometimes, the constant exposure translates to my own bout with the old compulsive need to have more. 

So right now, this week and for the foreseeable future, I’ll be trolling old episodes of various shows to deepen my knowledge of and relationship with the Boyz (along with a few other groups…/shrug/ I’m still me, I still need some variety).

No Air, The Boyz


  • Reply Lori Morgan July 12, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    I just had the most awesome high touch with The Boyz at Kcon. My jaw dropped when they walked in. They are even more beautiful in person than on TV. I made a complete fool of myself in front of Q but that’s ok, he laughed and showed me that gorgeous dimple.

    • Reply SaraG July 23, 2019 at 1:06 pm

      This is a story I need to hear.

  • Reply Lori Morgan July 25, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    We all actually pulled high touches for The Boyz at Kcon NY. We watched them talk and play games. I saw Q looking my way and I waved at him. He actually looked straight at me and waved back. I was in shock. Then it was time for the high touch. I was first then Cheri and Melissa was last. I managed to say hello to Eric, who was first, then next was Q, my cute little dimpled bias. I went up to him and smiled and did the high five. Then the line stalled and there I stood eye to eye with Q. I had worn my giraffe shirt I bought from this website a few years ago (thanks Stephanie) and of course Q’s nickname is giraffe. So all of the sudden I had a thought and blurted out, “ I wore my giraffe shirt for you.” He looked at my shirt and said, “Oh!” And threw his head back and laughed. I probably turned purple. I forgot all about Eric speaking English so he and Cheri had a really good laugh about it. Even though I probably sounded like an idiot, it was the best Kcon moment ever.

    • Reply SaraG July 27, 2019 at 4:58 pm

      I mean, if that isn’t a meet-cute, I don’t know what is.

    • Reply Stephanie July 28, 2019 at 10:08 pm


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