My poor discombobulated Seol Chan! One moment he’s a Star riding high on his popularity and potential, and the next minute he’s smitten by a Sheep Girl and stuck playing the tambourines in a cobbled together ensemble reluctantly collaborating because of the mutual threat of Poop. Can his life go from bad to worse? Around Min Se Yi, it probably will, and he’ll secretly love every minute of it. Monstar is so addicting I’m already floundering thinking about all the great narrative avenues for this drama to explore. The OTP is but one aspect of what makes this show great, the high school rivalries and hidden stories about the main set of characters are all so compelling. I neither love nor hate Sun Woo, his passivity when it comes to stopping the bullying of Kyu Dong probably has a reason but he shouldn’t be held responsible more than the bullies Jae Rok and Do Nam. I like his backstory with Se Yi, but he’s a bit too hovering for my taste. I feel like Seol Chan is all id and that I like, because the poor boy can barely function now without Se Yi popping into his mind, and increasingly in the form of ever more elaborate and hilarious fantasies. We’re only up to episode 3, but at the rate he’s going, he might be torpedoing his idol career because of her by episode 7 and then ripping his heart out for her by episode 10. Too bad he ranks way WAY lower than sheep in her mind, though I love that he’s the only one who can jostle her out the walls she has constructed around herself. I can’t wait to watch Team Poop perform at the charity event, because you know they are going to somehow get their ass to work together and knock one out of the park.
Previews for episode 4: