Speaking as an NCTzen, you don’t have to support or care for all the units and every single member, it’s perfectly understandable because 1. not everyone can keep up with them and their hellish activities and 2. every unit has different sounds and its not gonna be for everyone which again is perfectly fine, i for example don’t care too much about NCT Dream because they are younger than me and their music just doesn’t click with me. stop telling other people that they aren’t a “true Nctzen” if they don’t support every member and every unit and listen to all of their albums and watch all of their Vlives, as long as they aren’t being rude to other members and does no harm in general, we are all good.
I’d recently seen some people calling NCT a flop group because they debuted under a big 3 company, under the shadow of some very big names like EXO, yet they didn’t have the instant success that other rookie groups did, such a TXT debuting under BTS and ITZY debuted under Twice/JYP, and I think that’s absolutely ridiculous. In what way is NCT a flop group? I feel like now, with streaming and a large focus on trivial accomplishments via social media, many groups are being labeled as flops when they’re doing really well. NCT not having instant success, unlike ITZY and TXT is a result of people enjoying NCT because they like their music, not because they are fans of another bigger group or the company they came from. Anyone that thinks Big 3 privilege is somehow skipping over NCT, but working for other rookie groups is basically just acknowledging that everything NCT currently has, was worked for, and everything other younger groups have that greatly surpass NCT, is a result of nepotism. Plus the kind of success NCT does have would have been incredible within the kpop industry a few years ago. And after EXO, NCT had the largest physical album sales of any other SM act for 2018. They don’t need Exo-ls or anyone else to listen to their music out of pity or obligation. They’re doing fine.
Kai and Lay from EXO and definitely some of K-POP’s best dancers, their dancing is absolutely amazing! Also, along with Taemin of SHINee and Ten of NCT, I haven’t seen anyone better. They’re facial expressions, charisma, even their rapping and voices, their movements- Absolutely amazing. Maybe I’m being biased, but I watched a Kai fancam of ‘TEMPO’ and tears came to my eyes. Amazing.
it honestly feels like sm has forgotten what nct’s concept was in the first place. like they were going so well in the start, two units in one year plus two nct u songs, but that energy kind of died out. i don’t mind that they used 2017 to expand on their current units, but the empathy album + how they literally robbed kun there didn’t cut it. we needed wayv sooner, and i kinda think we need another new unit (with existing members) already
I’m curious how many kpop fans and NCTzens especially will delve more in cpop because of WayV and other Chinese groups coming from Kpop companies. As a Cpop and kpop lover, it makes me excited, especially to hear blends of both genres.
Not to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but I kind of feel like SM put Jungwoo in NCT 127 to replace Winwin, and not because 1+2+7 = 10. Like first of all, 10 is an even number but groups can do a lot more, and a lot better looking formations with uneven numbers. Second, I think this was always the plan since before the lucky 3 debuted. Kun debuted in January 2018 just to be locked in SM’s basement a whole year before properly debuting in January 2019. Lucas and Jungwoo were only involved in NCT U because Lucas was always going to be in WayV with Kun and Jungwoo was always going to replace WinWin in 127, but WayV needed to be conceptualized more before they made the announcement Jungwoo would be in 127. SM doesn’t just decide things on the fly; they’ve been a company longer than any other. They’re always steps ahead and I think they executed this exactly the way they wanted to. And honestly, everyone is in a permanent group now (excluding Dream), so I’m not mad about it.
Kun reminds me a lot of Suho. Sometimes when he’s with the whole group looking exasperated, he reminds me of a single mom looking for a day off. I’m sure SM made him spend so much time with NCT Dream to prepare him for WayV. YangYang torments him, Hendery and Xiaojun are bigger babies than anyone was expecting, and Ten is more annoying than I remember lol But he takes it all well and I’m sure he loves them, most of the time.
NCT doesn’t have a single visual hole in the slightest. Every member could be the official visual in my opinion.
I’ve seen NCT talk about their ideal type a few times. And regardless of how accurate or inaccurate it is, I like that most of the time, they keep their answers quite vague. I know people should be smarter than to feel bad about what their bias says they find attractive when they don’t fit that type, but some people really do get their feelings hurt. But NCT, especially Doyoung, usually keep it vague. In fact I remember once when 127 was answering a question like that, Johnny said he prefered skirts over jeans, but then Doyoung said he didn’t care what a girl wears as long as she’s comfortable, and Johnny changed his answer and said he likes jeans on a girl as well. I think he wanted to seem more open. I like that they care about their fans feelings, in that way.
I know that WayV and NCT are the same group and both with SM, but it’s annoying how NCT rarely, if ever, upload their videos with English subs, and every single WayV video on their channel automatically has English subs, which later have Korean added to it. Like NCTs subs are by fans, but WayVs aren’t so why can’t whoever does WayVs videos do NCTs.. I know it’s probably someone who works exclusively with WayV but still 🙁