V.FRIENDS Reviewing time! Have you guys noticed how huge ASMR has gotten as of late? It’s blown up and everyone nowadays is talking about it. It’s in commercials, entertainment media sites, and all over YouTube. Did you know it’s also on V.LIVE with your favorite idols? 😀
This month, I’ll be reviewing a couple of clips on VLIVE’s Laying Down Broadcast category, where your favorite idols host a broadcast of them in their comfy pajamas, lying down. It’s one of my favorite types of VLIVE videos because it’s so comfortable to watch and usually, the backgrounds and setups for these broadcasts are always well made and ~aesthetically~ pleasing. Along with my favoritism for 눕방’s, I also enjoy ASMR on the daily as it helps me fall asleep at night.
First ASMR clip I watched was boy group ASTRO’s ASMR cooking clip of them making 호떡(hotteok) which is a sweet pancake filled with, usually, brown sugar and nuts. It’s quite delicious and I highly recommend giving it a try if you ever get the chance! What I liked about this video clip in particular, is how delicate they were when making the hotteok and how “ASMR-y” they were when whispering into the microphone. They whispered into the microphone and even made ‘sound effects’ while forming the hotteok! I found it cute how he demonstrated every step of the process. 🙂
Second ASMR clip was Lee Minhyuk from BTOB! Like my previous review of VIXX’s LEO’s ASMR broadcast, he also did writing sounds ASMR broadcast. For his writing, Minhyuk decided to list down a bucket list. In his list, he mentioned his fans, MELODY’s which I found super cute. What I noticed was that instead of using a regular old desk, broadcast staff gave him a lap desk made out of wood which totally adds to the ASMR effect because of the crisp sounds you get when doing anything with wood. I enjoyed especially when he began tapping on the wood. ~Tingles galore~
The last ASMR clip was of members from HIGHLIGHT! The members creating the ASMR sounds were Gikwang and Junhyung. Gikwang was in charge of making keyboard typing sounds, while Junhyung made mouse clicking sounds. I found that Gikwang’s keyboard typing sounds were softer and less intense than Junhyung’s mouse clicking LOL but that was mostly because Junhyung was definitely having a kick outta the whole ASMR thing. You could also see the other members in the back just chilling, especially one who was lying down, sleeping (SAME DUDE SAME).
Because I can’t really review each video on it’s own considering the style and format are all the same apart from the different types of ASMR triggers made, I will be reviewing it as a whole.
Firstly, I enjoy that VLIVE chooses to give each idol different triggers to re-enact during these broadcasts. Rather than every idol doing the same trigger, they have them do different ones i.e keyboard typing, mouse clicking, cooking, writing, etc. Another thing I thorougly enjoy, as mentioned earlier, is how nice and aesthetic all the setups for these broadcasts are. They’re always well decorated and very pleasing to the eyes and also relaxing. The BIGGEST thing I’m most thankful for and also enjoy the most is the fact that the sound quality is top notch. When it comes to ASMR, sound quality is the utmost important thing because the whole focus of the videos are on the sounds and triggers. If the sound quality is no good, then it’s not really much of an ASMR video, is it?
Per usual, video quality is very clear and HD when it comes to VLIVE videos. Usually, live non-pre recorded broadcasts tend to be not great in terms of video quality, but these broadcasts that are pre-recorded and scripted have HD quality that makes the experience fully enjoyable. 🙂
If you ever want to watch more ASMR style clips by your favorite idols, their lying down broadcasts usually showcase them, otherwise, you can find these clips separate under the VCOOKIE channel! If you would like to watch the clips I reviewed about, their links are down below as well, just make sure to sign in and change to ENGLISH~!