Yippee yay, as this shortened work week heads into a long holiday weekend for me, what better way to kick start the happy time off than a piping hot just released new snippet from the upcoming episode 8 of Monstar. Part of me wants more Monstar episodes but knowing that we only have 5 more left makes me want to ration it like Charlie with his lone candy bar nibbles. I’m not sure episode 8 is going to be a turning point for the mish-mash crew of Color Bar each with their own issues, but I do see some major breakthroughs coming. The first is that Sun Woo is going to confess his feelings to Se Yi, in the scene below he strangely decides to do it to Seol Chan’s face which makes not only Se Yi confused but I as well. If he really and sincerely likes her, the constant jostling with Seol Chan over he makes no sense. He ought to take her aside privately and tell her he’s nursed a crush on her since elementary school and that crush has now come back and transformed into a more mature affection after spending time with the now grown up her. It’s hilarious to watch Sun Woo and Seol Chan bicker and dick-wave all the time, but it rather undermines Sun Woo’s feelings for Se Yi that it seems to hinge on whatever Seol Chan days to goad him. I notice Se Yi has a new hairstyle with bangs and wonder if it’s a change precipitated by some sort of confusion over her feelings for Seol Chan? Episode 8 also appears to push Kyu Dong and Do Nam’s fractured friendship to a point of explosion, whether Kyu Dong finally seeks to escape from it all permanently or Do Nam makes up with him and lets whatever mistakes that happened in the past go, we’ll just have to wait and see. I keep wondering what Eun Ha’s ultimate purpose in this drama is other than as the comic relief, and then upon rewatching the drama this week I think I understand now. She’s the Greek chorus, the scribe, the all-seeing eye – she is probably the one telling this story years later of how a bunch of broken high school kids formed a crazy awesome band and in the process found healing through music.
New scene cut from episode 8 of Monstar: