Video Review: BTS “Butter”

In black-and-white, Jungkook walks on stage and dances by himself. V, J-Hope, Suga, Jimin, RM and Jin ,and Jungkook stand in a line and nod their heads. Suga sucks on a lollipop. They hold up their mugshot signs as they stand by the height board. While they continue to stand, they slick back their hair.

In a candy red and violet lit room, they dance. It rotates to a white background. A plate of pancakes dripping with syrup with butter on top sits on a table in the candy red and violet lit room. V stands in an elevator and presses the button. Suga spins around in his chair while Jin, V, J-Hope, Jimin, RM and Jungkook sit in the back, talking. Suga tosses his sunglasses. Jin catches them in the elevator. He smiles as people take his picture.

Jimin stands by the microphones at the press conference. He snaps his fingers and a curtain opens. They dance on the gym floor. In the elevator, they each take turns dancing as neon lights flash on them. Gold spotlights shine on them as they dance on stage. RM winks and drinks coffee. Jin blows a kazoo as he sits in a chair. J-Hope flicks some popcorn as he sits in a chair. RM takes a bite of butter on his fork.

Rating: 4/5

Jimin slides a stick of butter into the pan. RM side-eyes him as he watches. Jimin reaches for another stick and RM stops him. Jimin explains the it’ll make the frosting creamy. RM says it’ll be fine. Jin peeks as RM walks into the next room and puts in another stick of butter.

V takes a cupcake off the counter. Jungkook opens a bag of popcorn and puts it in the microwave. Suga rubs his hands together and says he’s got the movie up. V runs into the room and claims his seat. RM hangs his head. Jungkook says the purple chair is V’s. V sips on his soda. RM finds a seat on the floor.

J-Hope dances in the kitchen as he flips the pancakes. A pancake falls on the floor. He picks it up and puts it in the sink. V gets out the syrup and plugs in the waffle maker. Suga pours the waffle mix into the maker and closes it. Jungkook grabs a box of cereal and a gallon of milk. Jin reads the ingredients on the back of the cereal box and says it’s too healthy. Jungkook takes a waffle and walks into the family room.

Director: Yong Seok Choi Year: 2021

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Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her work has been published in the White Wall Review, Sledgehammer Lit , Greatest City Collective & 45 Magazine and forthcoming in Daily Drunk Mag\'s Kristofia anthology.