I remember EXO’s debut. You too, don’t you, the first time you saw their dance moves and become hooked for life.
I was listening to 2NE1 and, suddenly, a video from SM Entertainment, called MAMA, appears in my feed. It had about an hour uploaded, so me, being a very curious person, decided to watch it. Then this group called EXO started releasing more and more songs and started making their way to my heart, slowly but surely.
Then “Growl” came into the picture and I declared myself an Exotic (yes, the EXO-L name wasn’t anywhere in sight). I decided around that time that I wanted to watch EXO’s Showtime (It’s a great show! If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it – you’re sure to fall in love with it!) And I started paying more attention to the members.
I really love EXO’s members. Each one gives the group a unique aspect and makes them special as a while. And that’s the concept they debuted with, now that I think about it.
Now, I’m not talking about their “powers”, but the idea of having different things that, together, make EXO work. Like that very long intro to MAMA where a man talks about circles, trees and life (sorry, but I still cannot understand most of the things this guy says).
As to the personality traits and how they complement each other, for example, one may be very talkative, somewhat attention-seeking, while other is a little more reserved, but with a fresh touch for humor, for example. Every EXO member has a role to play within the group.
Do I have a bias? I think the answer would be yes and no.
I’ve realized that I really love all of them for their own individual aspects, so it’s really hard to choose one over another. When I was starting in the fandom, I did have my one and only bias.
Well, who it was isn’t important. Time passed, they matured, I have matured, and I realized that uniqueness I’ve been talking about, so I stopped saying I have a bias.
One thing I really miss about EXO is the Chinese subdivision (oh no, a controversial topic). I’m sorry to bring this up for the ones that went through this breakup (like me, it still hurts), but they still are a part of this group’s history. And some will say that Lay is still part of the group, but does it really count if he’s indefinitely inactive?
I’d like to know what you guys think about this topic, leave a comment to let me know!
On the other hand, Sehun is one of the members that has matured a lot, I feel. He’s the group’s youngest member, yes, he was obviously going to mature, but is very interesting and cute to see someone you admire grow and become a better person with each passing year.
I’m not sure what to say of each particular member since I’ve seen them stay very stable over the years.
I wanted to point out Sehun because he’s the one I think grew the most amongst them all, being the youngest and the one with the fewest lines (why, SM Entertainment, why!?) (Oops, would that make him my bias? Hmm… Maybe not!)
What were your first memories of EXO? Did you grow into EXO like me, or did your heart suddenly melt?