Ahhh, ser joven y estar en la cima de tu juego. Yoon Seol Chan (Yong Joon Hyung de B2ST) es solo un adolescente pero ya "lo logró" siendo parte de un banda de ídolos adolescentes llamado Men In Black (Hombres De Negro). Pero su temperamento enérgico siempre lo lleva a aguas cálidas, lo que provoca que la agencia siempre tenga que tratar de rectificar sus acciones y suavizar su carácter. Cuando Seol Chan pierde el control y causa otro problema, su agencia decide darle una lección. Ellos lo marginan y lo obligan a volver a la escuela secundaria y vivir la vida normal de un adolescente. Pero para no darse por vencido, Seol Chan se une a el club de música y trata de reconstruir su carrera. ¿Podrá volver a ser la súper estrella? "Monstar," que es una combinación de dos palabras "Monster" (Monstruo) y "Star" (Estrella), es un drama Surcoreano dirigido por Kim Won Seok, quien también dirigió "Sungkyunkwan Scandal" (2010). Es el primer drama con guión original de Mnet, canal de cable.
I really wanted to love it. It had an awesome cast. Not because they were well know, but because they did an amazing job portraying their characters. Each person had faults but also redeeming qualities. It was refeshing to see a k-drama with more three dimensional characters. Typically you get this guy is bad and this guy is good. This drama showed that everyone has a past that motivates them to act the way they do, and that you can't assume that what you know is all there is to a person. That being said I was irritated with the ambiguous ending. I get that life isn't all nice and wrapped up in a bow, but I was frustrated at the lack of resolution to any of the problems or relationships. It felt like the writers had ADD and they ran out of time or got cancelled short notice. I didn't even realize I was watching the last episode until 10 minutes before it was over because there were so many loose ends. The first 9 episodes built up to a relationship between Se Yi and Sul Chan and then they never hashed things out. I think this probably irritated me more because there were so many full length song performances that just felt like filler, not that they weren't good, but I wish they would have used that time to progress the plot. Also they addressed Kyu Dong being bullied but never really addressed the abuse that Eun Ha was receiving at home. What's that about?! She didn't try to kill herself so let's sweep it under the rug? Seriously? If you just want to enjoy some stellar performances from young actors and listen to some kpop this is for you! However if you don't like unfinished story arcs avoid at all costs!