It’s official, Monstar is the first K-drama of 2013 that I am rabid about. Completely and utterly crazy in love with it, I sleep, eat, and worry for my little babies. Episode 8 was so amazing I have no words. Color Bar took a breather now that they are done prepping for their performance showdown with All for One and with the free time all the issues rise to the forefront. Seol Chan and Se Yi’s nebulous friendship/seat partnership gives them an excuse to go on a date and its about as perfect as I could have scripted for them. The way he shows her how a Star lives when they go watch a movie, but all he does is watch her happily watching the movie the entire time. When he notices that she’s really into guitars and even guys who play guitars, he makes up a reason to learn it. Which leads to our OTP’s first duet performance and I’m not even going to lie – it’s my favorite musical performance of this drama so far. Yes, even more than the ass-kicking Color Bar did in episode 7. This one was like a seed planted earlier when Seol Chan asked Se Yi to duet and she said no because their voices don’t mesh, and episodes later she’s getting her world turned upside down because she’s not only singing with it, she’s totally affected by every little thing he says. During the date our Star even finds an excuse to buy her a stuffed animal sheep, and in the preview for episode 9 it shows Se Yi sewing a name tag on it that says Yoon Seol Chan.
Can my heart stop hurting because of these two, because the confluence of Sun Woo’s incessant third wheeling and Seol Chan’s confusion over how to balance his personal feelings with his Star job is going to make him push Se Yi towards Sun Woo. And Se Yi isn’t going to take it laying down, she cuts her hair in this episode after she thinks Seol Chan rejected her by saying she’s not his girlfriend (after asking her to be his girlfriend for a day because he isn’t allowed to date), and in the next episode she throws the sheep at him and says she’s returning it because she already has a boyfriend. Ooooph, Seol Chan’s heart is already tied in knots because of her, now it’s fairly going to be like dagger stabbing him over and over. The love triangle in the prior generation is floating to the surface and I totally see it now – Se Yi parents and Ji Woong were high school friends and both guys like Se Yi’s mom. She liked Ji Woong, who went on to become a star and had to push her away thinking that it was too tough for her to endure being the hated girlfriend of an idol. He pushed her away into the arms of Se Yi’s dad and she married him but she never got over Ji Woong. So one night she went out to see him and Se Yi’s dad followed because he didn’t want her to be hurt anymore, and the car accident happened and their lives were changed forever. So history will repeat itself if Seol Chan insists on pushing Se Yi away now towards Sun Woo. Someone get me a big clapper because I might need to slap some sense into the Star and tell him to screw all the crazy fangirls and grab the only girl who has entered his heart.
Preview for episode 9:
Kyu Dong takes a step off the rooftop ledge. Se Yi throws a backpack at Do Nam and makes him carry it. Kyo Dong’s student files shows that both his parents are deceased. Hyo Rin informs Sun Woo that she’s set her eyes on Seol Chan oppa now. Seol Chan thinks that its fine if Se Yi picks Sun Woo. Se Yi has named her sheep Yoon Seol Chan and sewed a name tag on it. She throws it back to Seol Chan and says she has a boyfriend now so is giving it back.
Seol Chan and Se Yi’s PERFECT guitar duet in episode 8:
Se Yi is an idiot – in episode 3 she said no to his duet request claiming their voices don’t mesh well. She must be blind and deaf because their voices are absolutely amazing together. The way she strums the chords for him and then her voice rises up to blend with his. And how he just stares and stares and stares at her as they sing. T____T Oh my babies, this made me cry and my hurt heart like hell because of how simple and beautiful it was.
Yeah, my favorite performance of the drama so far also. Lovely, understated, and intimate. So sweet.
Oh dearrrrr Gahaaaaaad!! I NEED this episode with subs RIGHT NOW otherwise my weak heart will expire from all the FEEELSSS just by reading this post and perfection of an understated duet b/w my babiesssss!! T_T Am positively dizzy…
These two couples are so cute!
Koala, can i love you forever? Your review of this hit me so hard because it is the same exact way for me. Last night i could barely sleep, thinking about all the cutesiness this episode was going to offer and wahhh… i loved it.
The duet was spot on, lyrics, music, settings, period. Thank you PDs…for this was wonderful and beautiful and everything i had expected. the only gripe i have is that IT WAS TOO SHORT!!!
Their voices gelded beautifully, as i had expected…hers soft and lilting and his deeper and husky. Ugh. just a masterpiece. Is it too much to hope that Mnet will release this as a special OST much like they did Atlantis Princess?
Ugh…feels. my feels.
Thank you for being so on top of this drama, i will forever lover you, Koala-tee! ♥♥♥
I love their date in episode 8 so much, simply lovely ang heartwarming. I watched it without sub and can’t stop smiling at how cute Seol Chan and Se Yi are together.
On the other hand, I couldn’t understand how come Jae Rok character could be such a horrible human being. I don’t know why, but I just can’t erase his hateful character out of my mind right now, hate it.
Bullies, may they all go down in flame, regardless of age.
Koala unnie, I really don’t understand why Seyi is mad at SC, she’s not his girlfriend after all plus he said that to protect her so…he did not really reject her ?
Ah, so that explains why Ha Yeon-soo’s hair is different in her milk CF stills 🙂
I can’t wait!
Ack!!!!! No…. No pushing the girl that moves your heart for crazy fan girls.
Just love following this show. It’s a breath of fresh air in the drama landscape.
i dont know but this drama captured the youth and music very well than dream high in all aspects.
Seol Chan’s voice is really good and made me think why he is the rapper in the Beast:D I cant ignore Yesob’s voice in beast of course but he is a really capable guy!
even she said that their voice doesnt match:D they had sing troublemaker in the earlier episodes and they were fine:D LOL . and which this duet shows that they are really good together and as a performance this duet is really natural, good and summarizes the whole concept:D
I have a love confession. this drama has had me googling all things yong junhyung. in embarrassed but the more I read, the deeper I fall! he is one talented baby. he must have been 19 or 20 when he rapped with the likes of gna and hyunA and he just managed to not only held his own but look really hot at it. and then to find out that he co writes songs and his own raps. my mind is blown and my heart is gone. also, so unconventional for an idol to openly date as he did with goo hara
I love this drama to bits and thanks koala for feeding my addiction
oops. sorry for the grammatical errors.
me too… now I’m B2ST fan because of Monstar, with Yong Jun Hyung as my bias, hehehe…
fw, glad to hear i am not the only one!
I wonder what Yong Junhyng thinks of Seol Chan decision to protect Se Yi, by not dating her. We all know what Yong Junhyng would do, so what does he think of Seol Chan’s choice.
Probably disagrees with Seol Chan’s choice but understands it since he has dealt with the type of invasion of privacy stars have to deal with it. I mean he dated Kara’s Hara in secret and only admitted because they were caught.
For all purposes that’s two completely different things. Because Hara is an idol, but Se Yi isn’t. Fangirls can be exceptionally cruel, even to idols, its needless to say that the reaction would be worse if she was just a normal, ordinary girl. So to say that the reaction to Junhyung/Hara would be the same for Seol Chan/Se Yi probably isn’t correct. In fact I think that the reaction would be worse.
Why has dramacrazy shut down?:( where can i waych my monstar now? *sobs*
Anyway, is it just me or is this drama a case of art imitating life (or vice versa?) when it comes to Seol Chan as an idol deciding whether or not to date seyi. I mean if junhyung dared to go public with his relationship with goo hara and maintained that relationship for 2 (?) years despite their hectic schedules, here’s hoping seolchan will do the same. Except i dont them to ever break up which was what sadly happened to the real-life relationship between junhyung and hara:( i actually liked the fact that idols can be open about their relationship like they did, its quite refreshing to see.
Rejoice! Viki and DramaFever both have Monstar. Viki has a better quality stream and faster fansubs, but DramaFever has higher quality subs when they finally release their version.
Gooddrama is wonderful too! (:
And the link: http://www.gooddrama.net/korean-drama/monstar
Thanks!! <3 off to watch 🙂
Does anyone know the song street by Natthew? Love it.
Anyway, thanks Koala
2AM song. You Wouldn’t Answer My Calls.
Miss Koala!!! I hope youre reading this! Thank you so much for all your recaps and blogging, youre such a talented writer! <3 I've been following your website for about 3 years already! (:
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Well, if Se Yi threw the sheep to Sul Chan, she is basically confessing to him since she sewed his name on the sheep and that’s supposed to be the boyfriend right?
Glad I started watching this… really good.. 🙂
I am soooo in love with monstar ..it’s insane
I cant get enuf if SeolYi …
they’re too cute ….
and story wise has been so amazing ..
I donno why but I hv a feeling Seol Chan knows smtg abt ahjussi’s past maybe …
anyhow just love love love love love love it !!!!!
sad that it ended at 12 … but provided that I get to see whole episode abt Seol-Yi … I’m very happy girl ….
Can I say how precious ep 8 is? Monstar as a whole is reaalllly doing everything right!! Once in a while a perfect drama like this comes out. To which im truly grateful of. I started watching this one only because I love yoseob who is junhyung’s groupmate/soulmate. But then im falling for seolchan due to junhyungs acting. I was quiet worried for him initially but then again after episode 8 he only proven to me he can certainly act.especially on that last moment woth seyi crying worried for kyudong to jump. His expression was just priceless. Thumbs up monstar!!!!
I got pissed at Sun Woo when he said that going out with Nana was a “good deed”. you could see Nana’s heart breaking into small pieces there. I do think he already knows that Nana is in love with him but he simply is still caught up in that love that he had towards Se Yi when he was little.
OMG, hello new b2uties and welcome to the fandom! hehe
I’m glad so many people are falling for and liking our ahjumma Junhyung…He’s such a talented dork 🙂
I have had this date duet on replay since Friday…and it’s still replaying~!!
i heart heart this drama.. i grin like an idiot even when reading the recap… it really makes me wish im back in high school again
What is the name of this song?