Top 10 Best Moments From BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky Netflix Documentary

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Scarlett Goldstein

Scarlett Goldstein

Last updated:  2020-11-19 10:33:11

The best thing about musicians' documentaries is that you get to know their personal lives, including their songwriting routines and training. Everyone wants to see how things work behind the cameras! In the K-pop universe, everything is even more intriguing and exciting to see because their world has a whole different formula. The first documentary from the BLACKPINK, "Light Up the Sky," is available on Netflix. It's a big moment for the K-pop industry, especially because Netflix is the most popular streaming platform globally. BLACKPINK makes K-pop increasingly attractive worldwide, so don't miss this movie and its best moments!

10. World Tour Struggles and Being Far From Home

The girls always sing live at their concerts and dance effortlessly to every song

The girls started their first world tour in 2018, creating history by becoming the first K-pop girl band to perform at Coachella in 2019. It seems like a dream come true as they even met Ariana Grande. However, each of them was so sensitive about missing their home that Rosé broke down crying on the stage. The other girls got emotional too. It's not a strange thing for them to leave their home nonetheless, since Rosé did that to become a trainee at YG Entertainment in South Korea.

The other girls also had to be separated from families and leave their homes to prepare for their debut. Still, when it comes to working on the road, it brings even more struggles. Moreover, the girls admitted they used to get sick a lot every day, especially Jennie, who barely could remember a day feeling healthy on tour. Still, they are marching on, happy that they made a breakthrough, unlike some of their colleagues still waiting for their chance.

9. Jennie Opening Up About Her Vulnerable Side

Jennie is the only child, and she's naturally really shy

If all the other girls from BLACKPINK are extroverts, Jennie seems much different from them, which is evident in her interviews. In the documentary, she admitted that she barely speaks about herself because she doesn't feel like doing it. This fact gets even sadder if you know that Jennie receives a lot of hate daily. Seeing her being shy about her life and work can be connected to all the hate she has to endure. It reminds us a lot about Jessi Nelson from Little Mix and her story.

Jennie was even censored on BLACKPINK's music video for "Lovesick Girls" since YG Entertainment had to delete her scene in a nurse outfit. Criticism of her work also includes attributes like "lazy," "depressed," and "uninterested Jennie." With her shy and vulnerable personality, we can't even imagine how hard it is for her. Hopefully, people will understand her rawness better after this documentary.

8. An Important Lesson from Jisoo About Work Ethic

Jisoo is only one example of the young K-pop singers that worked for days and hours to get to this point

Jisoo is BLACKPINK's unnie (the "older sister" of the group), so there are many lessons the girls learn from her daily. Their producer, Teddy Park, named Jisoo "extremely smart, not only book-smart but also street-smart." Her calmness and positive attitude are also shown in the "Light Up the Sky" movie, but her work ethic stands out even more.

At one point in the movie, BLACKPINK explained how their trainee days looked like, and Jisoo's statement is the one that plays a big role. "I'd ask myself, do you want to give up because it's not easy?" were Jisoo's words about enduring the hardest pieces of training for more than 14 hours daily. And that's the way you should accept new challenges – try to keep up with your goals, no matter how hard they seem. Who knows what the future brings.

7. Lisa's View on Being a Role Model

K-pop singers are obliged to behave like real idols, so Lisa feels this responsibility

Without any doubt, Lisa sits on the throne for being the most popular girl in the group internationally and outside Korea. However, in South Korea, she still can't reach that level. Nevertheless, everyone has their preferences, so all of the girls have their fans. However, Lisa has the strongest fan-base in her home state, Thailand, so when the girls in the documentary visited this country, people were going crazy about her.

In those moments, Lisa asked herself if she's good enough to be a role model and how an idol actually should behave. "What should I do not to let them down?" were the thoughts running through her mind all the time. In K-pop culture, the stars need to behave like real role models, so they have to cope with another level of pressure.

6. Rosé on How Music Saved Her Life

Rosé is the most talkative girl at interviews, but her songs are her "shy" and vulnerable world

If anyone from BLACKPINK has an artistic soul, it's the sweet pink-haired Rosé. She had the most creative moments in this documentary when it comes to making music. She also plays the guitar, so her vulnerable moments in the dark while playing and singing were some of the film's highlights. Suppose you doubt that BLACKPINK anyhow take part in writing their songs (also remember that Jennie and Jisoo co-wrote "Lovesick Girls"). In that case, the documentary will show you Rosé's innovative mind.

When Rosé said, "I have a really hard time falling asleep, I have a lot of thoughts running through my head, and singing is like the stress relief, and everything just kinda makes sense when I'm doing it, "she showed her emotional side about this profession. Teddy Park also highlights her talent for songwriting, which remains a bit silent because "her songs are personal, like her diaries."

5. Teddy Park On "Keeping Up with the Hype"

Fans often call Teddy Park "the fifth BLACKPINK member"

It's hard to be a K-pop sensation because it requires grueling work and stress every day, but it's even harder to be BLACKPINK's official producer. The absolute pressure is on the girls when it comes to performance and choreography. However, in this documentary, you can see that it isn't any easier for Teddy Park since he has to develop the most diverse ideas for new music.

Park's rawness is emphasized at the beginning of "Light Up the Sky," where he says that it's hard to "keep up with the hype BLACKPINK have right now." Still, the girls promised that new content would be on its way. The girls didn't show half of what they can do on the stage, so Park will have to keep working hard. Disappointing fans worldwide is not a choice, and their first album is one of the best in 2020,

4. Learn More About the Girls' Trainee Days

Every K-pop singer has to train for years before their debut if the debut ever happens

What makes the world of K-pop different is the time musicians spend as trainees. Young people have to be persistent, hard-working, and even give up on school and other normal stuff. Jisoo is the only girl from the group with memories from the school days, so Jennie admitted in the movie that she's sad she skipped this part of her life.

Giving up on a normal life at such a young age is a decision that not anyone could make. Moreover, no one could guarantee that they would even be able to make it to the actual debut on stage. Watch "Light Up the Sky" on Netflix to see more about the days the girls spent together practicing for what they do today. Those days seemed hard but fun!

3. Jennie Discussing K-pop As a Cultural Reset

BLACKPINK won many globally famous awards, like the MTV VMA award, for example

K-pop music as a genre going viral is a thing no one could foretell. Famous K-pop musicians were present in the past, but the domination of Korean bands on American charts is something that used to be unreal. Right now, their industry takes over award shows, charts, and fandoms. The girls also spoke about this phenomenon as a cultural reset before the documentary. Still, they also touched upon this theme here.

This seems unusual to Jennie, who admitted that she couldn't imagine that her band would perform at Coachella and that fans from the whole world would sing in Korean! "They see us as doing something new, and I really like that," she said for "Light Up the Sky." It's very pleasing that they live in an era where people are open to new cultures.

2. The Importance of Tolerance in the Group

Jennie is the one who teaches Jisoo English, and she helped the other girls in the beginning

Patience and tolerance are two characteristics people have a hard time understanding nowadays. It looks like no one has enough time to help anyone, and everyone seeks the first place selfishly. However, it's impossible to live that way in a band. Here the girls teach us another important lesson about getting along with friends and colleagues – you have to make compromises and not always put yourself on top.

Although it's important to be self-confident, clicking with the other members and fighting for them is also a part of being in a band. The girls discussed their friendship in the movie and how easily they could make choreographies since no one asked to be in the middle and sing the most all the time. For them, it was clear where they were going, and their success shows that.

1. Their Plans for the Future

Rosé was the most curious one about the girls' marriage and kids in the future

Probably the cutest scene from the movie is BLACKPINK's sweet talk about a future "farewell" and how they will have their own families and kids. The girls also discuss all of the places they hope to see and try to live there, only to remember that they would miss each other.

The last scene showcases their friendship thru connection and emotions perfectly. This moment about the girls having babies or "marrying later in life," as Rosé points out, might make you cry if you're a BLINK.

If any of these things seem intriguing to you, we suggest you should watch the documentary "Light Up the Sky" on Netflix. It will bring you closer to the most prominent girls in the world of music. Moreover, you'll also be familiar with a world you probably don't know well enough. Getting to know new cultures and languages only make your world wider and your mind more open.

Did you already see the movie on Netflix? What moments did you enjoy the most, and did you learn something new and interesting?

Photos: Netflix Screenshot


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