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Yumi’s Cells 2: Episodes 3-4

It’s only our second week back with Yumi and her cells, but things are full speed ahead. From a realization of her feelings, to (literally) heart-pounding swoony moments, reclaiming a forgotten dream, and selling off an old rice cooker — the story covers a lot of ground this week.

 
EPISODES 3-4 WEECAP

Just to jazz things up, Yumi’s Cells plays a bit with its timeline this week — as well as making several callbacks to the first season — but it’s all for the purpose of delivering the story and its progress in a way that’s dynamic and fun. And did I mention swoony? Because it was a swoony week.

I was expecting some kind of fried egg umbrella confession from Yumi after where we left off last week, but instead, we meet up with Yumi and her pals as they rave over the way-too-perfect woman that Ruby wants to set Bobby up with. Yeah, I don’t like her anymore than Yumi does — and for someone who told Bobby they should just be friends, she’s awfully preoccupied with the ulzzang pharmacist’s blind date.

My favorite part of this show is Yumi and Bobby dancing around each other in this “some” relationship, and though I’m not complaining because the squees are high with them as a couple, they did go from awkward attraction to dating quite quickly.

But first, Yumi mopes on her awesome cayenne-colored couch thinking about Bobby on his blind date… only to realize at 2 a.m. that he texted her at the far-more-respectable 9 p.m. about returning her umbrella. They plan to meet the next morning — obvious excuse though it is — and it’s another deliciously awkward meetup, with Yumi trying to figure out if he fell for the pharmacist, and a Yumi-smitten Bobby pretending to be just a friend.

When Yumi finds out he didn’t go on the blind date because of his “some” relationship, her cells have had enough and they spring into action. They can’t get a rise out of the Love cell yet, so they fake it with three — yes, three — rounds of Heart Fever.

Poor Yumi darts and dashes through the park (giving herself — and me! — deja vu) and eventually finds Bobby and confesses to him in her awkwardorable way. But why does Bobby look like his heart just dropped?

The show then tricks us and jumps a week ahead, with Yumi diagnosed with gastritis from stress. Bobby is also quite cold at the office. Uh oh, what happened?

The giant gulp soon turns into squees, though, because Bobby’s direct and professional voice turns to an intimate whisper when they’re alone in the break room, and he asks how her doctor’s appointment went. We can assume they’ve been together for a week, but already they have all the cuteness and warmth of their shared experiences — like eating too much spicy food which affected Yumi’s stomach.

Flashing back to Yumi’s confession, we see that Bobby didn’t disappoint us. Getting over his shock he approached her and gently took her hand and asked if they could start dating as of right then. My heart! I just love how he treats her, and it only gets better as the dating goes into full gear.

Yumi’s cells are surprised that Bobby got into her village so quickly. Unlike Woong’s little frog disguise that let him sneak in, Bobby has apparently been sending giant rock curveballs at the gate of her heart/village, and they are some fearsome boulders! Before long they blow the gate completely away, and the only cell that’s apprehensive (Love) agrees to accept him, but holds onto her lingering doubts.

What we see of Bobby, however, gives us no reason to doubt. As her cells believe, he’s a “calm and upright gentleman” — even Yumi worries that he’s too perfect. Because he really is. Outside of being on his phone too much (is this a clue or is this just life in 2022?), he is 100% perfect. He sneaks Yumi a chocolate at work when giving her a report. He whispers to her in the elevator bank and invites her out for dinner. He catches her when she almost falls down a flight of stairs and jokes about their slipped coffee. He shares her taste in food. He drives her home every night in his car.

Speaking of said car, when the two are out on a date one night, there are kiss vibes in the air, and Yumi’s cells are out of control trying to figure out if Bobby is going to kiss her. Naughty cell is a live wire as ever, but we’re also introduced to Yumi’s tongue cell. Or should I say, Yumi’s tongue cell is introduced to Bobby’s tongue cell. Lol this show.

The kiss(es) opens the wormhole from village to village, and Yumi’s Love cell flies off, anxious to learn who Bobby truly is. This might be one of my favorite moments of the show — the way they compared Woong’s village to Bobby’s. The Love cell is shocked to see no algos or AI like in Woong’s village. Instead, she’s greeted with “roses, music, and overwhelming romance” as she’s swept off her feet, serenaded, and rejoiced over.

Back in the real world, as we follow our couple in their early days of dating, we see the same dynamic echoed. Bobby is exactly like his cells, cherishing Yumi, respecting her, encouraging her, etc. etc. etc. They’re both in the high of their emotions, with their cells literally yeeted around their respective villages by the endless pounding of their hearts when the other says or does something sweet (my favorite of these: when Bobby said he wanted to call her “Yumi-ah”).

One of Bobby’s key encouragements to Yumi is with her writing, and now that they’re dating we learn so much more about their shared love of writing and novels than we did when they were just coworkers. With cute dates at the forest of wisdom library (dramaland loves this place as much as I) and discussions about writing, Yumi revisits her old dreams of writing a novel.

Our story diverts briefly to give us context on Yumi’s past, and how she sacrificed her desire to write a novel for finding a full time job. Now, almost ten years later, she’s not sure how she feels about her decision. This story detour, though, has a purpose, because when we catch up with our couple again, Yumi is turning in her resignation at Daehan Noodles (noooo) and prepared to be jobless and write her novel. Bold move, but also, I’m rooting for her.

Time passes and Christmas approaches. Our couple is making their plans, Yumi is growing out her hair (yay!) because Bobby commented that she looked pretty with it long — and Yumi is also struggling with raised rent, no income, and an expensive gift (really, a tie?!) that she wants to get Bobby for Christmas.

The need for quick cash sparks her to sell a rice cooker that she won and never opened, and though the deal almost falls through, she runs off on Christmas Eve to deliver it to the buyer. I seriously had no bloody idea why we were lingering on this rice cooker story for so long. It didn’t hit me until Yumi was walking towards a tall figure in a gray hoodie, rice cooker in hand. Oh snap. It’s Woong.

I’ll trust that the story knows what it’s doing here as we dig into this accidental meeting next week, but also, sigh. I would honestly just rather watch Bobby and Yumi have a series of awkwardorable evenings together in his apartment, because that was another highlight of the episodes this week. Why are they so cute?!

 
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I suspected that the distorted ‘text’ voice of the haggling would be buyer was Oong’s but dismissed it. It was him!

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I really like these episodes!

How long did they run? Because they met at 10 am and the confession looked to be at the end of the day... At least, her hesitation is in the past and they are dating! I liked their scenes : the elevator's doors closing and seeing Yumi's face with her masks was so funny, how he said she's a good writer, the kiss! I like how we meet new cells like Tongue Cell.

I hope Yumi will be smart and won't hurt Babi with Woong's comeback in her life.

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I hope the preview for next week's episodes is misleading. It looked like she will be ***SPOILER***

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@laeteey Just a friendly reminder that the contents of the previews are considered spoilers! Please avoid direct references to them in the weecaps :) (There are a few weird people -- like me -- that don't watch the previews!)

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Oh sorry about that, I didn't know.

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Not to worry! ^^

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I didn’t think about that either so thanks for the reminder. I always eagerly look out for the previews and epilogues when I watch dramas and just assumed everyone else did too. But then I am usually a binge watcher because I can’t wait a week to know what happens next.

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I'm not watching this show but your comment caught my eye. I HATE previews. On the one hand they are horribly misleading, on the other hand they always spoil next episode's cliffhanger. Like, WHY would you do that??

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Thanks for the quick weecap 💜

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When Yumi said she needed to sell the rice cooker for $120 to buy Babi's present, I thought she was getting him a whole outfit. Not just a tie. What sort of tie costs $120?!? Although... with how good he looked taking off that tie, buy him as many ties as he wants 😍
Apparently Yumi has never heard the phrase "don't quit your day job." 😄 I was shocked that she gave up her steady job (and adorable office romance!) to start writing a novel. It's going to be a long time before that pursuit brings in any income.
Babi's cells are adorable. I loved that they put on a whole musical number to welcome Yumi's love cell to the village 🥰 The tongue cells were hilarious 😂 Babi is adorable and so sweet!
I can't believe they brought back Woong! Go away Woong! Babi is the best!
This show is so fun but also so depressing because I know I'll never be able to find a guy like Babi 💔 Thanks show for setting my standards in men so unrealistically high 😭

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@raonah: Trust me when I tell you (I haven’t bought it myself but knew someone who worked at a luxury brand boutique) that silk ties made by luxury brands can be much more expensive than that!

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@dncingemma: That much money for just a tie… capitalism is hell.

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Oh my! I don't think I'd pay more than $20 for a tie. She should've bought him a book! It's cheaper and way more fun!

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@raonah: I thought exactly the same and side eyed the choice of a tie instead of book/books. It just seemed somewhat clueless.

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Yeah, she should've given him one of her favorite books. Much cheaper and more personal.

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But a tie has a very special meaning in Korean subtext... 🙂
(Though yes, the price is high... and I personally find the book also a better gift)

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What special meaning???

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I loved that she’s ready to “tie them together” although the price of that tie was shocking to me. I’m still back in the days of “when the hell did mens ties become $50???” 😆 What a waste of money for a tiny slip of fabric.
I hope he never gives her shoes so she “can walk away” 😉

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@bbstl Yes, he definitely can't give her shoes!

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Unbelievable I just thought it was a typo and that was the Won price🤣

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In Won that would be too cheap though! 120 Won would only be about 12 cents! That would be a great deal. Yumi's Stingy cell would love that 😄

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🤣🤣

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Pursuing your dreams is all well and good, but quitting your stable day job?? Yumi darling, NOOOO. I understand wanting to give all your energy towards writing (that’s my ultimate goal in life too), but a girl’s gotta pay rent. And pay exorbitant money for your perfect boyfriend’s gift. Also that tie better be made of solid gold or something because that price is ridiculous.

Anyway, I love this show, even when some of the animation of the cells creep me out. Deeply devastated that I will never meet a guy remotely as perfect as Babi who would be interested in me. Stop giving me unrealistic expectations in het relationships, show!

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"Deeply devastated that I will never meet a guy remotely as perfect as Babi who would be interested in me. Stop giving me unrealistic expectations in het relationships, show!"

Same same

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Guyssssss! That kiss scene was all manners of swoony. I can't really explain it but it felt like I was intruding on an intimate moment when watching that kiss scene🤭.

Can I borrow Yoo BaBi from Yumi? 😆 I am a fan and I just lovely how intentional and not pushy he is. My only issue is those damn white socks!

Naughty cell really went rogue and put all the cells into trouble 🤣🤣.

When BaBi gave her the mint I thought she/her cells would be offended. As per, is he insinuating she has bad breathe 💀.

I thought for a minute that BaBi was the buyer and that his only bad trait would be that he's stingy 🤣😅

Why is Woong back? 😑😑😑

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I'm not a fan of her quitting her job so abruptly without an actual plan but what do I really know about following dreams 😅

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I thought that Babi was the buyer too who knew Yumi was the seller, and he was only buying to help her. He was haggling so she wouldn't suspect him, then would send someone to pick up the rice cooker and pay full price because he's the perfect boyfriend.

So imagine my disappointment when Patdol texted her when they were together.

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Why am I expecting all of it to fall apart? I feel like a conspiracy theorist with all the new scenarios that pop up in my head with each new development. I cannot get through an episode without, as Joey would say it, 'putting it in the freezer' multiple times. The drama focuses on building that awkwardness, on conveying that realistic feeling of not knowing if each move will work in your favour or not. It just makes me more cryptic of Babi and his perfect 'persona'. The quick progression of their relationship didn't help as well nor Yumi's shifted focus on all things Babi - his encouragement of her writing, his gift, his liking of long hair, his fav flavor. She's changing too quickly for someone she was not even sure of. Squee is there but so is the looming feeling that something is up. Even Babi's cell village didn't alleviate this feeling of mine.

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@forblue: No spoilers but you might want to check out the webtoon at some point. I’m being deliberately cryptic.

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Now you're making me curious. Should I just check out Babi's plotline? From which episode? Am I on to something? or nothing at all? Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...

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So I haven’t read it but a friend has. You don’t even need to read it as there are online posts. Think carefully about what you want to do as with the proviso that you shouldn’t read anything into what I’m going to say next but I wish I had controlled my urge and hadn’t potentially spoilt it for myself. Of course, the webtoon and the show are separate entities and could co-exist in the same universe.
My main concern is that I don’t want to spoil it for you and others.

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Some webtoon readers have noticed some changes that point to the drama potentially having a different ending from the webtoon anyway. Season 3 hasn’t been announced yet either so who knows.

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Apparently season 3 doesn’t exist so everything will happen in season 2. It would be a shame if it goes off in a completely different direction because it has been broadly following the same storyline as the webtoon.
However, I have seen this happen with novels and film adaptions so I shouldn’t be surprised or disappointed when it keeps happening.

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That's what I'm scared of. Because I'm not digging this pair as much as the previous one.

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I'm with you on this. I love Yumi and Babi's interactions but he gives me player vibes. Yumi fell too deeply that too while Love cell was never sure if they should be together.

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Oh no, I don't like this reunion. Is Yumi going to emotional cheat on Babi? Was this in the webtoon? (Wasn't it the opposite situation?)

While everything Babi does is swoony, his character feels unfairly underdeveloped. We saw Woong at his job with his coworker friends (Snake Sae-yi), but because Babi works in the same company and department, he has no life outside of work. I'm glad we got to see his apartment and cells world, which is a fiesta, and yay for having female cells. He is 100% perfect and written like a fantasy.

When Yumi told Babi to stop encouraging her to write, I was sure he said something that made her quit since their conversation was cut off, so I was shocked at his surprise upon hearing about it. "You didn't even discuss this with your boyfriend!?" Sigh of relief that he did know. He has always been the encouraging boyfriend since season 1 when he encouraged her to take the marketing position. Their secret office romance was exciting, but I wonder how they would continue to hide it from Yida and Ruby.

Love cell annoyed me over her suspicions of Babi. I really hope Yumi doesn't move in with Babi now that her rent was raised, or else it'll be a disaster like when Woong moved in with her when he was broke. Don't repeat your mistakes, Yumi.

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@panshel: Speaking of his apartment, it suffers from the ‘too big for an office worker living in Seoul syndrome’ as it is in the realm of fantasy which honestly it is even more so here because of the depiction and role of the animated cells.
Also, it is ok by me that some convos are not fully shown and are implied to have occurred off screen. Of course, they are depriving us of the goods but artistic and/or commercial imperatives (the dreaded Subway PPL anyone? I imagined Kim Goeun spitting out into a napkin what she had bitten into after the take wad over) rule the roost.

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I love the belated reveals like how we didn't hear Babi's answer after Yumi's confession until it was revealed that they had been dating for a week (and it looked like he gave her his bottled water), so I was expecting another reveal when she resigned that he had said, "I believe you can be a writer" or something.

His apartment is nice. I want his sectional sofa (though his bed is probably nicer).

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*I want his sectional sofa (thought his bed is probably nicer)*

That sofa one is reason cell, but the bed, is it detective cell speaking or naughty cell?

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Naughty Cell, always Naughty Cell. As he said, "Did you come to Babi's house to sleep? You can sleep when you're dead!"

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As other Beanies pointed out in replies above, spoilers based on the webtoon abound, and I wouldn't want to be spoiled about this drama because the fun of the story is that it is so well written - it plays a lot with our expectations as drama watchers, and often typical scenes turn out, just to be picked apart and used in ways far more meaningful from a storytelling perspective. But I can't resist to point out that an ex showing up out of the blue isn't always the beginning of a love triangle. Irl it is most usually a reminder of what went wrong and a motivation to avoid the pitfalls of the past... Just saying!

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Delightful episodes, this week! My only peeves were wardrobe related.
*First, watching Baby running in the park in a sweatshirt that must weight at least 1,5 kg. Really, how cold is winter in Seul? Don't they have technical gear? No Decathlon in South Korea, I gather 🤣
They always dress characters in overly warm heavy clothes to run, and it feels sweaty just to look at them 😓

*Second, Yumi's visit to her doting parents was super sweet. But them getting through the door direct to the table, getting to eat with their coats on is a culture shock to me. Where I come from, you hang out at least 15 minutes saluting and chatting before even approaching the table. And eating with your coat on? That looks extremely uncomfortable. Besides, who wants to risk getting food stains on a costly wonter coat?
This said, I watched both episodes with a buge grin and a fair amount of fun cringe 😂 Yumi and Babi going through the first steps of a relationship are pure swoon and cuteness. And THAT kiss 🔥

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I have been wondering if these kinds of things are due to how cold the sets are or if it’s a use of time issue because I have noticed for a while now drunk people are put to bed fully clothed often including coats and potential strangle items like ties. If someone is upset they often go to bed fully clothed in the clothes they have been in all day or sometimes people get up and go out in the clothes they slept in.
People are often shown eating in their coats but they usually send people to wash up before eating so I was also surprised by the straight to table scene.

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Characters rolling into bed fully clothed in "street" clothes always give me the creeps. Specially if fluffy winter sweaters are involved, arg, so hot and itchy!
About people eating with their coats on, we see all the time when people are out and about, but what was jarring to me was that she was at her parent's place! I understand that houses in South Korea are super cold in winter, but that definitely wouldn't fly with my family 🤣
P.S.: kdrama drunks getting put to sleep wearing ties and scarfs 😲

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I love Naughty and would love to know what's in the 30+ rated books, hehehe.

Although I liked Goo Woong better visually (those forearms and legs!), I'm now fully on Team Bobby, he's just too nice and seemingly uncomplicated.

I was actually expecting Booby's ex-girlfriend to cause the first conflict, I wasn't expecting Woong so soon. But it makes sense that she probably won't be over him so quickly.

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@nefret: I adore the ‘Booby’ typo! It made me giggle.

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The +30 is so real and under discussed, he!

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Babi is just a little too perfect for me at this point and I hope we get to see his whole character, the good and the bad and not just because of anyone’s ex popping up but just his personal flaws as a person because no one is perfect.

I can’t fully ship him with Yumi because I still don’t feel like I really know his character. Woong was very flawed but he felt real and he and Yumi felt real, their breakup felt palpable…while, for me, with Babi I feel like I’m watching a woman’s ideal of what a perfect, good looking man is supposed to be and it’s…boring to me so far. Even meeting his cells just mostly gave away that he’s excited about dating Yumi which, that’s awesome but I need the full picture on this guy, flaws and all.

There’s still 10 episodes left so there’s still time for that to happen but I really hope the conflict in their relationship doesn’t mostly come from a potential love triangle involving Woong.

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The key theme of this drama was said to be growth (both Yumi and Babi’s) from director and actor himself so rest assured the feeling of Babi being perfect is intentional :)

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It seems odd to say in the context of this series, but this time around Yumi appears to be too much in her own head. We're not seeing enough 'external' Yumi. And when we do she's usually just standing there waiting for her thought processes to catch up. I could use a bit more bright, competent 30-ish year old career woman Yumi in the mix

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The first time I heard about that 'naughty [thoughts] makes your hair grow faster' thing was during a 'making of' Youtube video for IU's music video 'Through the night' (night letter). There was a costume change where IU went from short hair to long. When her manager teased her about it she brought up the theory of how to grow your hair faster and got the manager to blush.

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I had no idea😳.

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Is that real tho? Naughty thoughts make your hair grow faster? Is it something that scientifically proven? I’m asking out of genuine curiosity.

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Yumi’s cells has always been about the cells for me. It builds on the Inside out concept of the emotional elements behind what often appears on the onside as random behaviour and the Ally McBeal animation of what people really think about the situations they have to deal with.

I like rom coms but the noble idiocy trope that occurs in most relationship dramas usually makes no sense whereas in this you see why decisions are made and the fallout that takes place internally which is normally shown as a distraught crying scene out of sight of the loved one.

This week’s episodes were so on point in showing the uniqueness of this series. The humour is laugh out loud funny and the cute moments are just what I need these days. I like that they have an office romance that people don’t know about rather than the usual making it so obvious and them deluding themselves that no one suspects a thing we usually get.

I do wonder about the female friends side of things as usually friends share these kinds of major life events and we don’t really see any deep friendships just the work colleagues.

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This show has my entire heart. LikE could watch no other shows right now and I would be satisfied. (Of course I’ll watch other shows!) I guess Babi has my entire heart. His personality is very similar to my own real life husband, direct and to the point, sure of himself and is so considerate. Yumi doesn’t know what to think when she’s a round that direct of a person. Does she like him for herself, or because he’s just that swoony. That’s what she will have to figure out. And knowing there’s a third season, I’m afraid it’ll be the latter. But I’m all in this one. I love Jinyoung in this. His acting is on point. He’s adorable and give that boy a tie to rip off his neck and day and I’ll be here for it. 😂

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There’s no reason 3 😂 But either way anything can still happen in this season since they moved the plot so quickly lol

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How many episodes this season have? And is this the last season?

I think I’m an outcast for not swooning over Bobby as hard as to Woong. Bobby does have great bf materials, but he loves Yumi in his “perfectness”, while Woong despite his struggle of communication and self-love over and over again giving in to Yumi. Such a shame in the last moment he chose over his pride than stay with her. And with Bobby, Yumi act as a “good girl”, but with Woong she showed him rejection, anger, and immaturity, and Woong get through that and still loving her. Woong loves her in spite of her imperfection.

On other side, who you want to be SR? I think of Lee Jun Ho. 1st because he is a good actor, 2nd because I want to see him act again, 3rd because I want to see him again but in lighter role.

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They only started dating for a little bit. We already saw everything Yumi and Woong went through, it’s different. Plus, the way they dated was surely different but some also see it as childish and I see many aspects to be improved. I like how Yumi is growing as a person and how she handles relationships as well. It’s only ep4, can’t compare how much Yumi and Babi will go through in the future

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Love how the story portraits different relationship dynamics using the cells. Like, Babi is literally love bombing Yumi's village to get inside. Cells get taken off her feet by swoony gestures, and Love Cell ends up surrendering because of the peer pressure.
It's funny to see all the Beanies turned into Babi fans the way Yumi's cells are - me included! But, meanwhile, Babi is still a cypher - a nice hot cypher capable of very swoony gestures, but even his village cell doesn't reveal anything about his personality (like, we've seen no cells disagreeing with each other or just wrecking havoc like Naughtysaurus)

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Exactly, I didn’t want to mention it in case I was the only one but I have been wondering where Babi’s naughty cell was and what it looked like because he has been playing happily for some time now!

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Ugh, I hope wherever his Naughty Cell is, turns out to be as embarrassing, fun, cringe, & relatable as Woong's raging, hormone-fueled Lusta-saurus. Is this why we don't see Babi's Lust Cell? Because he's supposed to be that 'enigmatic, perfect gentleman'?
The perfect persona, I must admit, is killing some of the fun, innit??! xD

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Commenting here after a long time because Yumi getting a thumbs up from her younger self brought happy tears to my eyes mostly because I'm her age and have the same wish to not disappoint my younger self.
Sometimes a scene just hits you, doesn't it.

And on a not sappy note - that kiss ;)

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Such a powerful message when we connect to our younger selves. Hello me! Was an interesting drama covering this very issue. I know it got mixed reviews but I liked it for showing how life events shape which elements grow and flourish and which get buried and forgotten about.

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I've had Hello Me on my watchlist for some time. Do you recommend? Or should I skip?

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I would recommend trying it if you like it after a couple of episodes stay otherwise walk away. I don’t think it’s one that changes over time so you either like it or you don’t. She was such a shadow of her former self that I was intrigued to stay to see what happened.

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Now I'm intrigued. Thanks for the reply!

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S2 didn't immediately grab me the way S1 did, from the get go. It took me getting to the scene where Reason-Cell finds a covert 'Babi-Fan Club' in operation, buried deep inside the sub-conscious of Yumi, & setup by none other than her OWN Guard Cell , in-charge of 'protecting her heart' & 'sussing out smooth-talkers' like Babi, from S1. Lol! The irony! And the betrayal!!! 😂😂
That scene spoke to me on a profound level, as I too am the kind to be extra-weary like Yumi against super-dreamy charmers, but eventually end up getting swept off my feet. Dangit.

THAT one scene, and I knew the writers brought their A-game again. Yumi's trajectory of denial, post-rejection regret, second-guessing, acknowledging that she wants Babi, & finally accepting that she needs to fight for him, was so, SO relatable. A tad fickle & manipulative in the face of her passivity & insecurity, but very real nonetheless.

I still maintain that Woong's personality was too similar to Yumi's whereas Babi's is more complimentary, & thus, exactly what she needs. However, I fear, the perfection will get boring after a point.
Kudos to Jinyoung for bringing in the fresh, bright-eyed earnestness, without which, the character could come off as a tad too smooth/ suave (to the point of being oily/ greasy...) His directness & dedication already win major points with me, but like Yumi, I was sold on his gentlemanly consideration for her! T_T Nah, Yumi-sis, I couldn't have resisted more than month, either! ❤️
Also, that kiss randomly plays in my head, and the closeup of Jinyoung's jawline should. not. be. FREE. 😍

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Is it weird that I recognized Woong's voice through the voice filter of the rice cooker buyer?

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You're not aloneeeee! The second time I heard it.. I was like, Waitaminute! 🙈

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the way I cried when I saw the scene with older and younger YM. It really meant a lot to me when her younger self told her older self she was cool and bold for quitting & pursuing her dreams, especially when they did not show her cell village at all during that convo. It made it so much more special & somewhat realistic. That scene alone deserves more recognition!!

Also due to the emotional trauma I faced back with s1, I've become like Love cell, more apprehensive towards YM & BB's relationship. Not saying that I hate it or anything because there's nothing to hate at the moment. Could it be right person wrong time? 🤔
I also simply love the way the drama is portraying feelings of rebound and how honest they are showing post-breakup & the conflict YM has within her.

Anyone else lost their mind when yall realized what was happening towards the end of ep4? I nearly threw up when I saw him.

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I'm so happy to see Woong again! Even tho Babi is the perfect boyfriend...he IS super good-looking and sweet etc. But somehow I felt Yumi's relationship with Woong was more real. I was more into S1 than S2 and the breakup was especially heart wrenching. Ahn Bo Hyun is so attractive in a manly way (Really liked him in Prosecutor Doberman)...happy to see him back.

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Seriously, Yumi's Cells has outdone itself with these 2 eps. The uncertainty of a rebound relationship and the fact that Emotion Cell, who was never the best judge in this kind of situation, was the drive behind it. The careful gauging of each other's feelings and intent. The intentional and careful mirroring of Yumi's beginning relationship with Bobby and that of her failed one with U-gi. The barrage of fastballs that resulted in the yielding of the whole village (isn't it such an honest depiction of "you can always learn to like back someone who cares very much about you"?).

This is one of those dramas in which I needed to spend a lot more time for each eps because of how often I clicked pause. I always needed to brace myself for its very real depiction of a growing relationship. The awkward adjustment period that made me squirmed in shared nervousness, the mortifying secondhand embarrassment. But it's exactly that acknowledgment of those imperfection that I appreciated here.

Speaking of imperfection, I'm a bit worried watching how perfectly this new relationship unfolded. I feel that both Yumi and Bobby are on an emotional high that they viewed their love story through rose-tinted glasses in epic proportion. Sure, some of it could be attributed to Bobby's cells world that revealed itself as the inner working of someone who doesn't know how not to be charming even for just one second. But the rest of it gave me jitters because it felt like there would be approaching doom that couldn't be settled by pretty words and simple swoony actions soon enough. Hopefully it's just my pessimistic self talking.

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