So I just watched episode 11 of WIN: Who Is Next – you know, that “oh, there’s actually one more episode!” left-field surprise from YG Entertainment? I just watched it – twice – and… although I was initially excited and did gleefully anticipate the episode after the hot mess of the announcement stage last week plus dealing with serious withdrawals without my weekly dose of the formerly Team A, always the WINNER boys, this supposedly super-special episode… left a more, believe it or not, sour aftertaste. Like I said, I watched it twice back-to-back because I thought, “Surely I’m mistaken… Surely… This whole episode isn’t what I thought and felt it was.”
I might attempt to put it into words more coherently later today – we’ll see. Right now I’m quite simply – a mixed bag, but more angry and fuming than I am anything else. No tears, (un)surprisingly no tears.
While understanding it might all be in the editing, at the same time – I’ll just say this:
Fuck you, YG. Your bias is so fucking obvious.
You made the rules – you fucking made sure to have a winner and a so-called loser. Do not fucking discredit the winning team’s hard-earned and well-deserved acquirement of the title because their contender’s as superior but more than that, to your preference. If there’s one thing I know that doesn’t lie, it’s body language and reflexive, first-ten-seconds body language response to something – like when the announcement of the winner was made and the camera captured your reaction. That’s where you gave yourself away and ugh, I can’t even right now.
Enough with the sympathy, tugging-on-heartstrings, loser-underdog, the uncertain future suspense emotional rigging and manipulation through the show – you fucking drew that line yourself, the one that blatantly separated A from B.
Everything is over and done with, now honor that (promise) which you’ve made. Walk your fucking talk.