Lazy Unnie’s Couch: Yumi’s Cells

Controlled by a complex network of cells, each and every human on the planet is kept running by an unseen operating system that is, for the most part, completely ignored. Though humans never give much thought to how they manage to function, day in and day out, the cells within the human body are constantly at work, doing their part to keep their human alive and well. Which is why on the outside, Kim Yoo Mi may appear to be just like every other single working woman in the world, but underneath that ordinary exterior lies something truly extraordinary. Having recently suffered a painful breakup, Yoo Mi’s love cells have fallen into a deep coma. While the surrounding cells work hard to revive their fallen compatriots, Yoo Mi spends her days stuck in the grind of everyday life. With a heart still broken and no romantic prospects, Yoo Mi’s love cells might have been in serious trouble had it not been for the sudden appearance of Goo Woong. An emotionally stunted game developer, Goo Woong has no idea how to express his true feelings, but after meeting Yoo Mi, he finds himself wanting to try. With his own love cells unexpectedly sparking Yoo Mi’s back to life, things between the two start to get interesting. With both Yoo Mi and Goo Woong’s cells working overtime, the two find themselves drawing ever closer. But will the efforts of this small collection of cells really be enough to bring two hearts together forever?

  • Starring: Kim Go Eun | Ahn Bo Hyun | Park Jin Young | Park Ji Hyun
  • Episodes: 14 (1 hr. 10 mins.)
  • Aired: September 17 – October 30, 2021
  • Network: tvN
  • Where to Watch: VIKI

One of my favorite Disney films is Inside Out. I love the idea that there is a little control center inside of us that is making us keep going. So when I heard there was going to be a K-drama with that same kind of premise, I was down 100%. Then I saw the cast and still, I was rocking with it. Even though Kim Go Eun likes to let me down sometimes. Finally, the posters came out and a screaming halt happened. Both Kim Go Eun and Ahn Bo Hyun looked horrible! Like the hair alone was making me not wanna watch. It was that bad. However, I pushed past the horrible styling because I knew Park Jinyoung from GOT7 was going to be in it as well. I’m glad I did.

I’m completely glad I did because this show had a level of cuteness that I couldn’t deny and that was because of Yumi and Woong’s “Cells”. Each person basically had their own village that was controlled by the cells. I think the way they were drawn felt very true to the webtoon. I found that a lot of the movement of the plot started and ended with the cells. I especially loved to see them interact, like when Woong’s love cell infiltrated Yumi. It had a weird “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” sorta vibe. Both planets but very different.

Outside of that, the story is really just a look at a regular-ass relationship and the ups and downs that come along with it. What would have been completely boring without the inclusion of the cells, I found myself becoming really in Yumi and Woong’s relationship. I loved how Yumi was like nah, not going to be into this weird dude and then there was Woong who was smitten from the moment he saw Yumi. I also found myself really loving the ordinary shit they did. But it was the outside threats to their relationship that reminded me that I was watching a drama. Woong’s long-time friend/former crush/co-worker Seo Sae Yi had me wanting to throw hands. She was the triangle side to the Yumi/Woong ship. While I hated her, I didn’t hate Mr. Yu Ba Bi. Now, it wasn’t until Jinyoung showed up as Ba Bi that I realized that this was in fact a multi-season show and I might not get my happily ever after that I expect. But as the show went on and I started to see the signs that maybe this OTP I had started to feel maybe wasn’t as OTP as I once thought. By the end, I was okay with the direction of Yumi’s love life. What I’m not okay with is waiting MONTHS for season 2.

Overall, this show was really cute with nice moments of comedy with others of realism that happens from being in an adult relationship. I really liked that the way they ended things felt more like the end of a book with the possibility of a sequel rather than leaving things super open-ended. Good job to everyone except the styling department. DO BETTER IN SEASON 2!

Acting: 8/10
Story: 9/10
Music: 8/10
Overall: 8.5/10

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Published by Unbothered Unnies

A couple of ladies who love to express their opinions from anything and everything. That includes shows and music and anything in between. This blog is dedicated to our love and appreciation for Asian entertainment and culture.

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