a kpop timeline: capers & clues

explore the history of mysterious thrilling themes in kpop videos from shinee to bobby

The new music video for Bobby’s U Mad has him battling shadowy forces in action-packed sequences. It provides the perfect visuals for Bobby’s fiery dis track, and it fits into a recurring theme found in kpop music videos going back all the way back to 2nd generation groups. Load up, spot your target and let’s steal ourselves to exploring some history.

  • 2010 – Hoot – SNSD

    Siwon – Hoot – SNSD

    In between scenes of Girls Generation showing off choreography that includes plenty of finger guns, Siwon of Super Junior creeps through a hotel on his way to a mysterious rendezvous.

  • May 2012 – Sherlock – SHINee

    SHINee – Sherlock

    The SHINee detective agency and their pooch have a supernatural case to crack, but the real mystery is how Taemin could see with his hair like that.

  • September 2012 – Poison – Secret

    Secret – Poison

    Secret sports pinstripes, uses their feminine wiles to pull off a diamond heist and generally kicks ass in this noir-inspired video.

  • February 2013 – One Shot – BAP

    BAP – One Shot

    This thriller of a video is so much like a movie, it even has a plot twist ending.

  • May 2016 – RE-BYE – AKMU


    Suhyun and Chanhyuk show that the real drama in the theater takes place backstage.

  • December 2016 – BOOM BOOM – Seventeen

    BOOM BOOM – Seventeen

    Woozi serves as the point man for a caper that involves disguises, drones and a clue in the form of a ship in a bottle.

  • January 2017 – Mysterious – Hellovenus

    HELLOVENUS – Mysterious

    Cha Eunwoo and more guest star in this colorful caper on a train.

  • November 2017 – Black Suit – Super Junior

    Super Junior – Black Suit

    An auction for a very nice suit descends into chaos and hilarity ensues.

  • November 2019 – Touchin – Kang Daniel

    Kang Daniel – Touchin

    Kang Daniel munches pizza and plays mahjong in the underworld with a cast of characters that includes one plump cat.

  • March 2020 – Lupin – DONGKIZ

    DONGKIZ – Lupin

    When they’re not giving one of the most original dance performances of the year, the guys from DONGKIZ are on the case.

  • January 2021 – U Mad – Bobby

    Bobby of iKON – U Mad

    Considering how good Bobby’s new album is, you really can’t blame the ninjas for wanting to steal it.

You can check out all of these videos over on our YouTube playlist. Let me know which one you like best in the comments!

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