Romance Blossoms Organically in Yumi’s Cells Episodes 5-6 with Equal Amounts of Awkward Sweetness and Genuine Chemistry

Writing about Yumi’s Cells is hard because it doesn’t lend itself to any singular bucket of good, bad, weird, etc. Six episodes in it’s a layer cake, a beautifully constructed one with plenty of surprises but it’s not the full meal we may want for a balanced diet. Episodes 5-6 continue to move the Yumi-Woong romance light speed ahead, with the usual second female lead passive-aggressive intrusion and the classic poop moment K-dramas can’t help but insert (pun intended). The cells continue to be as entertaining as the central leads’ romance and each new cell arrival brings comedic fodder aplenty, though I’m sad travel cell died young. Kim Go Eun‘s chemistry with Ahn Bo Hyun is on fire, it’s the best I’ve ever seem from her since with Seo Kang Joon in Cheese in the Trap, and one of my biggest issues with her last two dramas was lack of opposite sex chemistry with her male leads and that’s not a problem here. The ending to episode 6 points to the leads and us viewers needing to take a cold shower. Okay, maybe for us but for them with manner cell and cranky cell out of the way they can just have as much fun before needing the glass shower later. I continue to enjoy this drama but can’t help with knowing that it’s really about Yumi’s love journey with multiple male leads and that puts a hamper on my innate desire to ship Yumi-Woong for a happily ever after.

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Yumi’s Cells Smooths Out in Episodes 3-4 as the Kind and Considerate Budding Romance Elicits Smiles From the Viewers and Cells Alike

I’m so glad other readers suggested I stick with Yumi’s Cells after the tonally disparate first episode, saying the second episode gets a lot better. It did, and now I can say episodes 3-4 gets even way better. The story … Continue reading

Kim Go Eun and Ahn Bo Hyun are as Animated as Their Emotion Avatars in New Character Posters for tvN Drama Yumi’s Cells

Choosing a color palette for a drama poster should be as important as the styling of the images. The turquoise blue backdrops of the posters for Yumi’s Cells is both striking and soothing, honestly since it’s come out I’ve grown … Continue reading

tvN Releases Two Official Posters for Yumi’s Cells with Kim Go Eun and Ahn Bo Hyun and Confirms Premiere Date of September 17th

It’s countdown time officially for tvN drama adaptation of popular webtoon Yumi’s Cells, now confirmed to premiere on September 17th. It will air on Fridays only and also simul-stream on TVing. The network released two posters this week, one featuring … Continue reading

Park Hae Jin Wins the 2020 MBC Drama Award Daesang for Kkondae Intern in Socially Distanced Ceremony

I searched and there are no pictures of the actors and actresses attending the 2020 MBC Drama Awards with their face masks off so kudos for the production really sticking with proper protective gear and social distancing. Everyone even wore … Continue reading

Suzy and Lee Dong Wook Picked as Actor and Actress Winners at the 2021 First Brand Awards

The 2021 First Brand Awards, celebrating the 19th year of giving out prizes for consumer faves, will forgo a ceremony this year but still announced the winners of the various category daesang prizes. The Actress Award goes to Suzy while … Continue reading

MBC Drama Kairos Ends as a Perfect Puzzle, Leaving the Marvelously Constructed Story and Execution for Future Drama Fans to Discover

My Mon-Tues found an unassuming gem that is MBC drama Kairos and my appreciation for its magnificence really hits home today knowing that it’s over. This is less missing a drama I loved for more emotional reasons and more missing … Continue reading

Kairos Heads into Final Episode 16 Still as Tightly Written and Tautly Executed in Near Perfect Dramatic Form

I have recommended plenty of K-dramas that started off well and fell apart, and sometimes so horribly it’s like falling off a cliff, getting revived only to be smashed to pieces again. It’s just the worst because you invest so … Continue reading