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Monstar (tvN)

Title: 몬스타 / Monstar
Genre: Musical, Romance, Youth
Episodes: 12
Broadcast network: Mnet & tvN & KM & Onstyle
Broadcast period: 2013-May-17 to 2013-Aug-02
Air time: Friday 21:50


A drama about behind-the-scenes stories of many people who want to become singers and how teenagers who have been hurt and scarred will be healed through music while find out about love, friendship, and their dreams along the journey.

Yoon Sul Chan (Yong Joon Hyung) is vocalist of fictional band called Men in Black. His past have made him, cold, cynical and hot temper that get him in many troubles. Therefore, he was sent to new high school where he has to behave or else. He will join the high school band and help his fellow students achieve their dream. Yoon Sul Chan will be a pair with Min Se Yi (Ha Yeon Soo), a high school student who moved to Korea from New Zealand and though she isn′t interested in school or her studies, she feels happy whenever she sings. She will join the band with Yoon Sul Chan and gets involved in the incidents scattered throughout the story.


Main Cast

Yong Joon Hyung as Yoon Sul Chan
Park Ji Woo as Yoon Sul Chan (young)
Ha Yeon Soo as Min Se Yi
– Kim Cho Eun as Min Se Yi (young)
Kang Ha Neul as Jung Sun Woo
Yoon Chan Young as Jung Sun Woo (young)
Ahn Nae Sang as Han Ji Woong
Jung Joon Young as Han Ji Woong (young)

Monstar Members

Kim Min Young as Sim Eun Ha
Park Kyu Sun as Cha Do Nam
Kang Ui Sik as Park Kyu Dong
Dahee as Kim Ha Na

All For One Members

Moon Yong Suk as Ma Joon Hee
Kim Yoo Hyun as Ma Hyo Rin
Yoon Jong Hoon as Shin Jae Rok


Lee Hee Jin as Dok Go Soon
Kim San Ho as as Choi Joon Goo
Kim Sun Kyung as Choi Kyung (Se Yi’s mother)
Kim Ye Rim as Choi Kyung (young)
Jo Jae Yoon as Manager Hong
Kim Hee Won as CEO Go
Kim Jae Heung as math teacher
Kim Young Hee as language teacher
Lee Dal Hyung as head teacher
Ryu Hye Rin as Sul Chan’s fan
Yook Sung Jae as Men In Black member
Kim Min Ho
Lee Jung Min as Lee Jung Min


Lee Joo Yeon as Ah Ri (ep 1)
Lee Sung Min as movie PD (ep 1)
Lee Min Hyuk as Men In Black member (ep 2,6)
Im Hyun Shik (임현식) as Men In Black member (ep 2,6)
Lee Chang Sub (이창섭) as Men In Black member (ep 2,6)
Yook Sung Jae (육성재) as Men In Black member (ep 2,6)
Kim Young Ho as Min Kwang Ho
– Kim Tae Hyun (김태현) as Kwang Ho (teenage)
Kim Ye Ryung as Sul Chan’s mother
Natthew (나튜) as Nawin Thammarat (ep 4, 8, 11)
Go Chang Suk as Do Nam’s judo master (ep 5)
Ivy as adult Eun Ha (ep 5)
Kim Ji Soo (ep 10)
Jo Moon Geun (ep 10)
Kim Jin Pyo (김진표) as ‘Kiss of The Goddess’ MC (ep 12)
Son Ji Hyun (ep 12)
No Min Woo (ep 12)
Kim Young Jae as Byun Hee Sool PD (ep 8)

Production Credits

Production Company: CJ E&M
Chief Producer: Kang Hee Jung, Lee Chan Ho
Producer: Yoon Hyun Ki
Director: Kim Won Suk
Screenwriter: Jung Yoon Jung


2013 Korea Drama Festival Award 2013 – Best Rookie Actor: Yong Joon Hyung (Monstar)

Episode Ratings

2013-05-171It all started with lips1.60
2013-05-242Hey girl, I am a star, star2.60
2013-05-313Returned Idol Seol-chan causes a huge accident2.40
2013-06-074I like her, Min Se Yi2.80
2013-06-145Let’s fight, All for One!2.20
2013-06-216Jealousy incarnate, danger of team breakup?2.80
2013-06-287Finally the battle! Color Bar vs. All for One2.30
2013-07-058To you who hopes for my despair3.10
2013-07-129If you want help it will come2.80
2013-07-1910What do I do? I’m still so bad at this2.50
2013-07-2611I Loved My Friend's Friend-

Source: AGB Nielsen (Combine ratings of tvN, Mnet, KM & OnStyle)

This drama is aired on Pay-TV channel which has fewer viewers than Free-TV channels. So, please don’t be surprised with the low rating.


  • This drama is CJ E&M’s first music drama and a collaborative effort of Mnet and tvN.

  • This drama broadcast simultaneously on tvN, Mnet, KM, and OnStyle.


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Trailer I & Trailer II & Trailer III & Trailer IV & Trailer V

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