[BTS #방탄소년단 BON VOYAGE EP. 2 REVIEW]
What Happened in Bergen? With TaeTae’s Adventure!
First and foremost, this episode was actually quite shorter than expected! Compared to last episode (which was about an hour to an hour and a half long) this one was only about forty-five minutes which made it an easy and smooth watch. Although not much happened throughout the whole episode compared to Episode 1, this episode was just as interesting.
While the boys of BTS walk around town, enjoying local festivities, Taehyung is finally on his way to Bergen! On his way to the airport, he calls his father and lets him know where he’s going. His father wishes him safe travels, and Taehyung makes his way to the airport, where he is slightly confused. At first, I thought he would’ve gotten way more lost than the rest of BTS, but to my ultimate surprise, he actually had a smooth time getting through the airport and making it to Bergen. Guess the most 4D member might also be the most clever LOL.
Meanwhile, the boys of BTS in Bergen are split off into two groups with Suga missing. One group, consisting of Jimin and leader Rap Monster, decided to hike their way up a hill to see the city view of Bergen, while the other group consisting of Jin, Jungkook and J-Hope, decided to take the monorail to the top. On their way to the top, Team A (RM & Jimin), had some trouble continuing because they grew rather tired after a while. I found this quite funny because it’s relatable. As they hiked up, Jimin decided to joke around with RM and do the dance to “Fire” while hiking. It was quite cute!
Meanwhile, Team B figured out how to buy roundtrip tickets from up to down the mountain. As they made it to the top, they took photos and looked like total tourists. Once at the top, they walked around and took photos of the view, meeting up with Rap Monster and Jimin as well.
All while this was happening, Taehyung had made his way to Bergen! Because he was so hungry, he decided to stop buy a restaurant with his manager and bought them lunch with his own Visa card! As they finish their meal, they go off and walk around Bergen, finding a carnival, and seeing how beautiful the city actually is. He slowly but surely, makes his way to the hill where the rest of the boys are.
As the boys up on the hill decide to make their way back down, J-Hope realizes that he lost the roundtrip tickets. The boys joke around and name the mountain/hill “the Mountain of Jhope’s Lost Tickets”. A random local finds his tickets and approaches him, and hands them over saying that he found them. J-Hope, being so grateful, tells the tourist thank you many times, and bows. The boys finally make their way to the monorail and midst going down, Rap Monster realizes that he forgot his bag on a bench.
The boys are laughing because this is the second time a member loses their bag in Bergen, and thus to retrieve his bag, Rap Monster is told to rap about it. His manager is pleased with his rap, and hands over his bag which he was actually hiding. Everything is now at peace and Rap Monster was played by his manager. #TRUEMVP
As the boys make it down to the bottom, they find Taehyung and reunite with their fellow member. The boys decide to head out to find some food, and go separate ways depending on their preference of food. The episode then ends, leaving us wondering, what will happen next?
From watching this second episode, I have learned a lot about BTS. For starters, these boys LOVE their food, and have quite good taste in some yummy looking cuisine. As for the video quality, it was great! Although subtitles were not as fast as they could’ve been and lacked a bit, they were still generally good enough to help you understand what exactly the boys were saying. The editing of the video reminded me so much of American Hustle Life with pop up thought bubbles and what not. It made the episode much more enjoyable and fun. The actual content of the episode lacked just a bit as we were never told where Suga was, or what exactly was he doing, but that’s fine! We’re hoping that next episode will be packed with more things rather than just one specific time period.
Overall, we have truly been enjoying this series and earnestly recommend purchasing it. It’s completely worth it, and with the fact that you can also download episodes and view them later, is such a plus! If I ever need something to watch and want to have a good laugh, I can go back and watch the episode I had downloaded previously. It truly is like a small piece you can take away from each airing.
TL;DR: If you love seeing idols in their natural states while acting like a fool, this is totally a series for you! Although Suga didn’t appear, we thoroughly enjoyed this episode regardless. We’re hoping more exciting things will happen in the next episode so stay tuned~!
Video Quality: ★★★★★ 5
Video Content: ★★★★☆ 4
Audio: ★★★★★ 5
Subtitles/English: ★★★☆☆ 3
Overall: ★★★★☆ 4.25 J