My babies! My Monstar OTP! Is it going to be called Se-Chan or Seol-Yi? Have folks decided which mixed moniker fits our cutie pies the best? Ha Yeon Soo and Yong Jun Hyung literally went from “who are these people?” to “can I package them and take them home?” for me in the span of a week. I adore their characters and performance in the MNet cable drama Monstar, the stupidest title for a drama ever but inside the package is such delicious crack goodness I can’t get enough. Thank god I’m accustomed to the one-episode a week schedule of TW-dramas and J-doramas, otherwise I’ll be tearing my hair out right now on the week-to-week wait for a new Monstar episode to drop every Friday. I can’t say Ha Yeon Soo and Yong Jun Hyung have chemistry to blow me away, which makes sense since they are playing high school students and this drama hews very chaste and adolescent longing. But there have been a few scenes that push the boundaries of their physical space and in those scene the air is literally crackling between them and I’m just thankful this drama doesn’t have an anemic OTP to ruin the romance side of things. I neither like nor dislike second male lead Kang Ha Neul or his character of Jung Sun Woo. His acting is a little stiff for me, Sun Woo a little underwhelming for me in terms of personality and backstory, but he is easy on the eyes and has a great voice. I like how Mnet started to build up the pairing of Ha Yeon Soo and Yong Jun Hyung early on when the two of them attended the G.I. Joe: Retaliation premiere in Seoul back in March. That movie got a huge red carpet premiere in Korea thanks to Lee Byung Hun’s involvement and back then I didn’t know these two so didn’t even register they were there. Going back and finding these pictures is like discovering a Benjamin under the sofa. I love that Ha Yeon Soo looks so different than the standard faces all the young starlets are sporting, and the same goes for Yong Jun Hyung. Now all the drama needs to do is keep up the great narrative and these two will have tons more opportunity to shine.