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  • Drama: Monstar
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Network: Mnet
  • Duration: 1 hr. 25 min.
  • Rating: 15+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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  • Score: 7.4 (scored by 7,693 users)
  • Ranked: #1682
  • Popularity: #100
  • Members: 14,768

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7.4
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Ratings: 7.4/10 from 7,693 users
# of Members: 14,768
Reviews: 32 users
Ranked #1682
Popularity #100
Members 7,693

Seol Chan, a member of Korea's most popular K-pop boy band Men in Black, is provoked into pushing one of his crazy fans, and when that goes viral, his reputation plummets. As damage control, his agency tells him to quietly attend school for a while. Meanwhile, Se Yi, a new transfer student from New Zealand, draws attention in the school for both her talent and oddness. Misunderstandings occur between Seol Chan, SeYi, and their other classmates. But in the midst of all the chaos, these students find a common interest which connects them to each other: music. As they gather together to sing and play the music they love, they learn to soothe the pain inside them, and to open each of their souls.

  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: May 17, 2013 - Aug 2, 2013
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Network: Mnet
  • Duration: 1 hr. 25 min.
  • Score: 7.4 (scored by 7,693 users)
  • Ranked: #1682
  • Popularity: #100
  • Rating: 15+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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Reviews

purplenette
23 people found this review helpful
Aug 3, 2013
Overall 8.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 7.0
This has a huge group of talented young people. If they are all truly playing the instruments and singing, then they deserve props for that. I'm not a big fan of high school dramas, but I have watched a few. This puts most of them to shame in the music department. The story is pretty typical for a high school drama...bullies, childhood traumas, first love,etc. However, it was directed like a musical and I enjoyed that. I can't post about the parts I liked, because we aren't supposed to post spoilers. Bummer!!! ;-)

Ha Yeon Soo as Se Yi and Da Hee as NaNa were my favorites. However, I liked all the actors and I thought they all did an excellent job.

The music is outstanding!!! You should watch this drama for that alone.

I will probably rewatch this at some point.

I recommend this drama for all ages.

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HeidiLyon
10 people found this review helpful
Aug 9, 2013
Overall 8.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 8.0
I love musicals, and music based dramas, thus my main reason for watching. If you want to hear great music, THIS is the drama of 2013 for it! The greatest thing about Monstar is the OST (though I hope they give us more songs for purchase).

Summary: The acting was good, and surprisingly so with many "newbies" to drama acting. It was nice to see scenes of musicians playing instruments and actually know how to play them... very refreshing. The music, as mentioned before, is top notch. There is a piano duet of J. Pachelbel's Canon that is amazing, as well as a haunting version of Nocturne with just guitar and cello that sticks with you. The story is the weakest link of the drama, which is likely why it was only 12 episodes. It wasn't a bad story, but light and lacking true depth as a drama. This could be best labeled as a light romantic musical drama, but does have entertainment value.

Details: There isn't much to put in the details without spoilers, but I can say that you will likely purchase the OST if you love music. Watching "new" actors was also nice, it gives me a few more people to put on my list of "ones to watch". I have to give a special mention to GLAM's DaHee because her role was awesome and she played it well. I fell in love with her character the most and she just tended to steal scenes when she was in them.

Rewatch value is listed as high as it is because the music will make me watch this again since the OST doesn't include all of it. Should they make all the music spots available for purchase, it would go down I think.

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