Wow. This was one powerful episode, and in my opinion the best episode aired to date. There was so much going on- from back story reveals to heartbreaking moments of truth that I feel like I could go on forever about each scene in episode 8. But I won’t… because forever would mean I would miss episode 9. And that would not be good, not good at all. So on to the non-forever rambling review of episode 8!
Se Yi and Seol Chan seem to be one step closer to figuring out their mutual like; though in my opinion these two excel at actions that result in more confusion and mixed feelings (with all of the maybe
dates and sort of
I am hoping for a more definite set of feelings from this couple come next episode, because it is hard to watch this pair struggle to figure out what everyone else can see (even if they don’t want to see it *cough* Sun Woo *cough*). Just become an adorable couple already!
I am still rooting for Sun Woo and Na Na. I just love the idea of them. In my opinion these two will need ten play dates (at least ten, maybe more) for Na Na to finally smile and Sun Woo to start seeing her as someone other than Color Bar’s Na Na. But hey this episode’s play date number one was a good start. I mean Na Na kind of smiled, right? I will take what I can get.
On a random note: I really thought Sun Woo had already confessed to Se Yi- or maybe it is just that I had a hard time believing that Se Yi had not yet figured out that he liked her. Either way his confession did not seem as climatic as I would have expected it to be.
I have mixed feelings about Se Yi’s Mom and her surprise visit. While I realize that in order for Se Yi to mature she needs to address her pent up anger I also kind of dislike Mom myself. Maybe it is because our glimpses of her have been from Se Yi’s point of view but there is very little that Monstar has shown me to like this woman.
Now that Do Nam and Kyu Dong’s past has been revealed I feel more sympathy for both characters. In regards to Kyu Dong I can hardly blame him for agreeing to advance in the talent show without Do Nam. While it is certainly not a loyal action a kid is a kid, and that type of decision/mistake is easy to make when you are young and inexperienced in the world of how your actions affect those you care about.
Do Nam’s fall, which injured his shoulder resulting in an inability to practice martial arts, is certainly unfortunate. But I do not see it as Kyu Dong’s fault. I mean the two were arguing but it is not like Do Nam was pushed down the stairs. Seeing that Do Nam is also young I can see how he holds this against Kyu Dong, though he needs to realize that his fall was an accident.
The ending left us in doubt of future opportunities for Kyu Dong and Do Nam to repair their relationship. Though I do not foresee the suicide actually happening the fact that Kyu Dong felt the need to climb up on the ledge is a powerful statement to how much this kid has been bullied/ feels worthless. I just pray that Seol Chan (or someone, anyone!) makes it to the rooftop in time and saves Kyu Dong from himself- because seeing such a person end their own life due to adolescent bullying and broken friendships would be a tragedy I really do not want to see.
More from the MONSTAR Drama Club:
Episode 8: [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ]
Episode 7: [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ]
Episode 6: [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ]
Episode 5: [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ]
Episode 4: [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ]