After dishing out numerous bonertastic teasers and ramping up an enormous amount of anticipation for their first release since graduating Kahi, After School were hard-pressed to fulfill the expectations for “Flashback“. They set the stage for an epic sexy concept, but I have to say I was a bit let down with the overall package.
I figured out that my primary issue with the music video was that there were too many members that I didn’t give a flying fuck about. The music video itself wasn’t complicated, as the concept was basically, “Holy fuck! Look how hot these chicks are!” As you know, I absolutely love those straight-forward, honest concepts. However, that only works when said women are attractive or dressed in close to nothing or engaging enough to make you care. After School has too much basic and not enough bite.
It’s not a complete loss though, as I thoroughly enjoyed the concept for certain members, especially Lizzy, Nana, and Jooyeon, but why the fuck do we need so many closeup shots of Raina and Uee? Like fuck, it ruins everything. It’s like watching a gorgeous whore get railed in a porno, you’re about to bust, and then they cut to the face of a sweaty stunt cock, and you end up busting to that image by accident. Then you feel depressed and dirty afterwards because of what you were subjected to. Ugh.
Too much of this:
Not enough of this:
I never liked Kahi and her horse face much, but she was a member who drew attention and forced you to watch her. Other than the three I mentioned, I couldn’t care less what the rest were doing.
The dance break was nice, but all in all, most of the sexual stuff was obstructed, hidden, or completely lacking. The outfits were sort of basic, the dancing wasn’t particularly aggressive, and it was surprisingly light on the eye candy. In a way, it was sensual but not sexy, it just lacked a punch.
That’s … uh … a problem for a concept completely built around eye candy and sex appeal.
Since I was on vacation, I’ve been waiting to watch this for a while now, and I have to say I think it was hyped better than it was executed. I greatly prefer staring at Lizzy’s and Nana’s teaser pictures to watching the music video, which is a preference that basically says it all.