Yumi’s Cells Challenges Yumi to New Behaviors and Revives Old Dreams in Episodes 9-10 as the Relationship with Woong Balances Between Sweet and Precarious

When I watch Yumi’s Cells I enjoy nearly all of it, but when there are no new episodes I’m not anxiously waiting. I guess it mirrors Yumi’s overall mentality, she puts her all into her life (work, love) but with the things not there she’s not fretting about it. Episodes 9-10 were this past weekend and it wasn’t the relationship imploding bomb with Woong I feared it might be. The two got stronger after dispatching passive-aggressive Sae Yi and Yumi actually flexed new romance muscles in what is best described as a Kim Go Eun acting performance perfection as she attempted to learn various forms of aegyo. I cringed, laughed, and was so impressed with Kim Go Eun, this role absolutely puts her back on my good list after two acting/chemistry misfires with Goblin and The King: Eternal Monarch. These two episodes cement that the story is about Yumi, her thoughts, feelings, dreams, insecurities, and convictions. The men are there to complement but the romance no longer feels like it’s an end goal (for me as the viewer), and I still like Woong when he’s being caring and considerate and new dude Babi for being so thoughtfully supportive and encouraging to Yumi (even if he has ulterior romantic motives). I loved seeing the new cells – writer cell, endorphin cell, etc. – and learning that cells grow big when that motivation becomes important to Yumi at a given time. There’s only 4 more episodes until the end and the drama was slated to have a second season and I hope it does despite the mid 2% ratings.

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Kim Go Eun Does Her Best Impression in First Poster for tvN Drama Adaptation of Yumi’s Cells, Drama Also Adds Jinyoung as Another Male Lead Bobby

When novels and mangas are ones first love, I’ve lived through countless visual adaptations whether movies or dramas and the reaction from myself as a book fan is first and foremost, does this actor/actress fit the role as described in … Continue reading

Jinyoung of B1A4 Back From Army Service and in Talks for KBS Heartwarming Comedy Drama Police Academy with Cha Tae Hyun

Gosh, they grow up so fast. Every time I see an actor come back from South Korea’s mandatory military service I will have known that my kids are two years older and it’s just a bittersweet feeling. Singer-actor Jinyoung (Jung … Continue reading

tvN Assembles Talented Cast for Legal Drama Devilish Judge with Ji Sung, Kim Min Jung, Jinyoung, and Park Gyu Young

The cast is set for second half of 2021 tvN legal beagle drama Devilish Judge (Demon Judge), which I feel like has been in the works for a long time but it’s finally got a time slot so that’s reassuring. … Continue reading

Kim Soo Hyun Takes Home the Acting Category Daesang at the 2020 Asia Artist Awards with Lots of Popular Stars Attending

I had heard the 2020 Asia Artist Awards may be postponed due to COVID-19 increasing in South Korea but it went on this weekend, without an audience but actually really nice to see many popular stars taking the time to … Continue reading

Lee Bo Young and Yoo Ji Tae Confirmed for K-drama The Most Beautiful Moment in Life with Jinyoung and Jeon So Ni Playing Their College Age Counterparts

Another 2020 K-drama has confirmed the lead cast and it sounds so much like hit movie Introduction to Architecture. Yoo ji Tae and Lee Bo Young are signed on for upcoming drama The Most Beautiful Moment in Life with youngsters … Continue reading

After Kingdom, Netflix Produces Two More K-dramas Love Alarm and Because It’s My First Love

Streaming and rental entertainment giant Netflix got into K-dramas in a big way starting off 2019 with the well-received first season of zombie sageuk drama Kingdom. The second season for Kingdom is underway in filming but arriving before that will … Continue reading

Asia Artist Awards 2018 Delivers True Popularity Contest Winners and Typical K-fashion Styles

The Asia Artist Awards are the true purveyors of a popularity contest and if it wasn’t for actors and actresses getting random awards along with the idol and pop stars I’d probably not cover it. This year the highlight was … Continue reading