Plot: Based mostly on the eponymous webtoon (written by Lee Dong-gun), it’s a cell-based psychological romance that unravels the day by day lifetime of an strange workplace employee Yumi via the eyes of the cells in her head. It’s the first k-drama to mix live-action and 3D animation.
(Actors: Kim Go-eun, Ahn Bo-hyun, Park Jin-young)
Director: Lee Sang-yeob
Yumi’s Cells, Season 1
From the primary episode, I used to be hooked. The animation of the cells is SO CUTE. I’ve bother saying which cell I favored greatest trigger they’re all so freaking lovely, however the high of the record can be Naughty cell all the time shaking his pants-less butt and Hungry cell stomping round whining, “배고파!”
The drama is about an strange romance between an accountant (Kim Yumi performed by Kim Go-Eun) and a recreation developer (Goo Wung performed by Ahn Bo-Hyun). They face regular misunderstandings and issues as they date, however what makes it particular is the addition of the cells and the way they react to every state of affairs. Typically they agree with one another, typically they disagree with one another, however they react to every little thing, in the identical means, we because the viewers would react.
That is undoubtedly a drama that shouldn’t be missed, however take into account there’s a Season 2 that’s been greenlit and within the works. Season 1 doesn’t actually finish on a cliffhanger, however it exhibits that there’s far more to the story than what you’ll see in Season 1. I’m excited – can’t wait! I’m additionally tempted to learn the entire webtoon since I discovered it translated to English on the internet!
I completely liked Yumi’s Cells! As a psychology main and a counselor, I discover human feelings and conduct to be extraordinarily fascinating. With out the cell idea, this could have been categorized right into a run-of-the-mill romantic comedy that frustrates you with miscommunication and conflicts. However the added layer of stepping into the unconscious of the principle characters actually made this a novel drama. The author did an incredible job capturing all of the complexities that go into human feelings and the way they influence our selections and conduct. I believed the drama did an amazing job of slicing forwards and backwards between Yumi (performed by Kim Go Eun) and the animation that was occurring in her head. The added dynamic occurred when her romantic curiosity Goo Woong (performed by Ahn Bo Hyun) confirmed up and we had been capable of see the cells within his head.
I believed they did such a sensible job of displaying the gender variations that women and men method relationships and their communication kinds. For instance, Yumi would typically emotionally blurt out what she was considering. Whereas Goo Woong would write a protracted narrative in his head of his feelings, however then edit out 90% of it and go together with a really brief model of what he was actually feeling. What number of instances in our life have been pissed off with a man who doesn’t share what he’s actually considering! Ugh, Goo Woong is that man that drives us all nuts!!!
A number of the cells that I might actually relate to:
Starvation Cell – When you actually need to complete your work, however that starvation cell consumes all of your ideas!
Abdomen Cell – Much like the starvation cell, acquired to like that abdomen cell that makes separate room for dessert though you’re tremendous full!
Delicate Cell – The cell that’s fragile and may get harm so simply with a little bit remark or textual content that isn’t what you anticipated
Rational Cell – That is most likely one in every of my main cells. All the time thinks about thinks rationally and logically.
Response Cell/Repair your face cell – The cell that tries to cowl what you’re actually feeling to placed on a courageous face or cover what you’re actually considering to be extra socially acceptable or not let others see inside you
Stingy Cell vs Procuring Cell – Oh how that is me, wish to gown nicer, however too stingy to purchase good garments!
Pleasure Cell – All of us must get that delight and save face in entrance of others
Naughty Cell – Hilariously depicted with out pants. I like that in a Korean drama that’s normally tries to painting conservativeness with intercourse, they had been capable of present that females do have a intercourse drive within them and it’s pure and okay.
Woong additionally had all the identical cells in his head, however his cells processed info and feelings a little bit in a different way than Yumi. Additionally, some cells had increased precedence than others. For instance, his delight cell was quite a bit increased precedence than Yumi’s. Which result in some fixed communication breakdown between the 2 as he typically prioritized himself and his delight over Yumi. I believed that Ahn Bo Hyun did nicely enjoying Woong. I initially thought this was the primary drama I’ve seen him in. However google tells me I’ve seen him in three different dramas: Descendants of the Solar, Her Personal Life and Itaewon Class. Ah that’s proper, he was the dangerous man in Itaewon class that I hated, that’s most likely why I didn’t glom on to him! I’m glad he was capable of get this lead position and cement himself extra within the main man class.
The drama additionally had two different Korean cuties that I like. Shinee’s Choi Min Ho who I adored in Hwarang and Got7’s Park Jin Younger who was nice in He’s Psychometric. Why is it that some idols can simply transition so nicely to appearing?
I actually, actually liked the collection up till Ep 9, when the battle between Yumi and Sae-yi involves a head. From there they present Yumi and Wung being blissful, however behind the scenes, their skilled lives take utterly totally different turns – Yumi will get a promotion supply to the advertising and marketing division and Wung is slowly going broke.
So broke, he has to promote his condo and dwell out of his workplace, which he additionally has bother paying for. These adjustments of their work lives are unhappy to see as a result of they are surely good as a pair, however Wung’s delight retains him from opening as much as Yumi and telling her he’s having a tough time. And when she innocently brings up marriage, it’s simply the nail on the coffin. He possibly would have married her, however he’s the kind that should have every little thing so as and feels it’s higher to sabotage their relationship than to lean on her. I do know the male mindset in Korea shouldn’t be as progressive as elsewhere, so it’s not shocking that he lets cash come between them, however it’s simply unhappy to see. They had been a superb couple!
It actually killed me when Yumi introduced the breakup card and likewise the random card to the final assembly with Wung. She didn’t actually wish to break up with him however after he laid his card on the desk, she needed to admit defeat. Sob! I’m undoubtedly additionally the kind to maintain giving possibilities, so her actions completely resonated with me.
*spoiler alert over*
As you possibly can inform, I liked this drama. Season 2 is meant to come back out subsequent 12 months. I can’t wait to see the place the drama takes us. I’m so tempted to learn the webtoon, I learn the primary couple chapters and it’s following actually near the script. I consider it was chapters 1-40 that had been on this Season 1.
Yumi’s Cells is a improbable Korean drama that explores our interior feelings and ideas in a cute and lovely means. The author captures so many elements of human conduct so nicely. Kim Go Eun is nice together with her facial expressions and you actually really feel like she is being managed by these cells in her mind. I simply want she had a greater bang reduce! Her hair reduce was most likely the worst half concerning the drama to me!
Belief me, go watch this. After which our anxious cells can wait in anticipation collectively for Season 2!