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The global boy band project that will make the whole world excited begins. Fantasy Boys is season two of "My Teen Girl". The emperor of K-pop, Shim Chang Min of TVXQ, hosts the show. From the main dancer of the performance group, Jang Woo Young of 2PM, and Jinyoung of B1A4 with great hit songs, to a genius songwriter and main vocal, Kang Seung Yoon, and even a genius producer SOYEON of (G)I-DLE, the legendary artists will give exclusive lessons to boys. With the legendary artists' training, who will write a new history of K-pop? (Source: Viki) Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • עברית / עִבְרִית
  • dansk
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: TV Show
  • Episodes: 11
  • Aired: Mar 30, 2023 - Jun 8, 2023
  • Aired On: Thursday
  • Original Network: MBC
  • Duration: 2 hr. 0 min.
  • Score: 6.3 (scored by 724 users)
  • Ranked: #10190
  • Popularity: #5433
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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Completed
SusieQ
11 people found this review helpful
Jun 5, 2023
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 5.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 1.0

the editing of this show.. I have no words..

Why is it so hard to show.elimination rounds in the actual sequence in which they occurred? There are many instances where this show is just all over the place.

It is so confusing to see contestants already picked in the selection rounds, sitting next to the waiting unchosen contestants 5 minutes later.. WTH?!

I feel bad for the mentors, guest star hosts, and everyone who worked so
hard on this show alongside these contestants, whose efforts are repaid with a butchered version of what was actually filmed.

There are several contestants that get outright shafted by the editing, to the point where I have thought they must have left the show for some reason, because I haven’t seen them for so long. But no, it’s just the editor in charge, playing favorites and giving some contestants 90% of the screen time, and leaving remaining 10% to be divided amongst the rest of the contestants.

Did a high schooler get the editing job here?

I have watched a lot of idol competition shows, but none has left me scratching my head, trying to piece things together like this show does.. SMH

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Cheyenne7889
7 people found this review helpful
Jun 10, 2023
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 5.0
Story 4.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 4.0

I will be sticking with Mnet survival shows in the future...

I had high expectations for this show, particularly after the previous season (MTG) which was quite refreshing in the world of survival shows. However, this season was underwhelming at best. They lost much of what made MTG special, and as a result, the show felt like a poor imitation of Boys Planet, tainted by a visibly lower production value.

- The talent pool was disappointingly narrow, leaning excessively on visuals. In some episodes, I felt like I was watching a beauty pageant instead of a talent show, such as the one where the contestant photographed by the most audience members won.
- If you're expecting to be blown away by the performances, lower your expectations. They fluctuated between subpar and average at best.
- The editing was atrocious, and I mean really atrocious. It improved slightly in the final episodes, but the initial ones were almost unwatchable due to the incessant random cuts, incomplete scenes, and events unfolding in a reversed order, among other issues. I am not even speaking of the first episodes where doors opening and closing almost got more screentime than the contestants... So frustrating to watch. Also they ran into some copyright issues so some performance are cut.
- The set design left much to be desired, featuring dated pastel white & blue colors. Some parts even appeared unfinished or neglected, such as hastily painted, unsanded wooden podiums, and wires dangling between TV stands. These details may seem small, but they are quite noticeable on camera and look unprofessional.
- Audience voting was quite frustrating. The "noona" audience, constantly voted for their favorites, regardless of their actual performances, even the mentors were shocked. They also seemed to favor extremely young contestants who, arguably, were not ready for or should not be debuting at such a young age.
- The episodes were really short, averaging around 1h30 (vs ~ 2h30 to 3h for BP). I know this was probably a constraint they had because it airs on MBC, a public channel with tight program schedule but this resulted in a hurried pace. It was as though we were presented with a quick succession of performances with scarce opportunity to get to know the contestants, their interactions in the dorms, or their journey... which is usually what makes surival shows great. I started to recognize and know the contestants' names around episode 7, when it's usually around ep. 2 or 3 in other shows.

On the positive side, I really liked some contestants. Sadly, their relationships were not shown enough. The mentors were also great but sadly, the training/feedback process was not showcased enough like it was in MTG.

I'm not sure who made the decision to broadcast this show concurrently with Boys Planet, but it was a big mistake, they just didn't have the budget and air time to compete and it made them loose a lot of popularity as a lot of viewers were already busy. The comparison between the two shows is unavoidable, and this one unfortunately comes across as a low-quality rip off. I mean, just compare the final episode of both show..

Regardless of the show's shortcomings, I genuinely wish the best for the FANTASY BOYS' group.

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Details

  • TV Show: My Teenage Boy: Fantasy Boys
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 11
  • Aired: Mar 30, 2023 - Jun 8, 2023
  • Aired On: Thursday
  • Original Network: MBC
  • Duration: 2 hr. 0 min.
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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  • Score: 6.3 (scored by 724 users)
  • Ranked: #10190
  • Popularity: #5433
  • Watchers: 2,004

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