The story follows two vulnerable teenage girls who, in the summer of 1995, are accused of murdering their schoolteacher. For seventeen years, the two girls go their separate ways, Poppy having been charged with the murder. Now in 2013, they are forced to confront each other and their dark, shared history.
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Ice Cream Girls - Ice Cream Cake (EP) - Netflix
Ice Cream Cake is the debut extended play by South Korean girl group Red Velvet. It marks the first appearance of the group's fifth member, Yeri. An extended play that introduced both the group's “Red” and “Velvet” concept, it was released digitally on March 17, 2015, and was released physically on March 18. The EP was released in two versions and contains six tracks, while spawning two singles (marketed as double title-tracks), “Automatic” and “Ice Cream Cake”, with the latter becoming the group's breakthrough success.
The Ice Cream Girls - Reception - Netflix
Jakob Dorof of pop music magazine Spin described the track “Ice Cream Cake” as “a treat as unexpected as it is unpredictable [...] packs a punch, but goes down smooth over time” and deemed it “the SM label’s specialty: bubblegum pop that deeply rewards repeat rotations.” Billboard's Jeff Benjamin called the album “an impressive effort for such a young group” and praised its ability to personify the group's dual-sided musical identity through the singles “Ice Cream Cake” and “Automatic.” He explained: "The former track is a punchy, sugary pop confection that [...] seems to represent the outfit's sweet bubblegum side; their “Red” side if you will. While the latter is a slow-burning, Janet Jackson-esque R&B jam that [...] positions them as sultry sirens; their “Velvet” side." The album debuted at number 1 on South Korea's Gaon Weekly Albums chart and debuted at number 2 on Billboard's World Albums Chart. The album also peaked at 25 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers on April 4, 2015. “Ice Cream Cake” debuted at number 4 on the Gaon Singles Chart and peaked at number 3 on Billboard's World Digital Songs chart. The other five songs on the album also charted on the Gaon Singles Chart. “Ice Cream Cake” became the most viewed K-pop video in the world for the month of March, while “Automatic” came in 6th. “Ice Cream Cake” also ranked first in America while “Automatic” ranked 4th. The album would go on to become the best selling album by a girl group in South Korea on the Hanteo Chart for the first half of 2015.
The Ice Cream Girls - References - Netflix