Yumi’s Cells 2 is about an ordinary office worker (Kim Go Eun) from the point of view of the brain cells in her mind who control everything about her as she starts dating again after a breakup.
Kim Go Eun plays Kim Yumi. After breaking up with her long-time boyfriend, she tries to readjust to life. Much to her surprise, a new man comes into her life in the form of a friend and co-worker who she begins to have feelings for.
Jinyoung is Yoo Ba Bi who works at the same company as Yumi. He’s a handsome, kind, and charming man that takes interest in Yumi.
Ahn Bo Hyun is Goo Woong. He is Yumi’s ex-boyfriend and is a game developer. He and Yumi’s breakup was a painful process that left him with residual feelings for her. Does he have a chance to get her back?
Yumi’s Cells 2 was a very nice continuation of the first season. I had almost the exact same experience with this season, which is mostly positive with a couple of negatives. It’s a light and fun series overall.
It continues by telling a sort of dual story with what’s happening in real life alongside the animated world of Yumi’s brain cells who live in a town in her mind. While Yumi goes through life, we see the outer story as well as what is happening to her brain cells as they try to navigate Yumi’s wants and needs.
The show does well at depicting both the humorous happenings inside the brain as well as the more serious, emotional things. Sometimes things are quite simple, while other times they are incredibly complicated.
Just like last season, I had mixed feelings about the cells. On one hand, we have a rich developed world that the animated cells inhabit that is vibrant and beautiful. The characters are cute and fun as we get to know them and go along for the ride as they try to get along and solve conflicts. The thought processes depicted are engaging and relatable.
I still thought there were way too many of these scenes though. I tend to prefer staying with the live action scenes and sometimes felt like switching to the animation took away some of the emotion of the scene since it broke it up. Also, the humor was still kind of meh for me concerning the cells.
I again tried my best to just go with the frequent switches though since that is the central idea of the drama, and while it may not be my personal preference, the switches between scenes and the overall presentation of what is going on in Yumi’s mind is done very well. I didn’t love a lot of the decisions Yumi would make, but getting a window into her thought process helped with understanding her.
I thoroughly enjoyed Yumi’s relationship with Ba Bi. Ba Bi is just about perfect and is as nice as can be. He shares a lot in common with Yumi, and watching them together felt very natural. This couple have so many adorable moments which I loved!
We do get a little drama though with Woong popping back up in Yumi’s life. It’s great watching him explore his feelings as well as trying to figure out where Yumi’s heart stands.
There’s also some issues that pop up between her and Ba Bi that cause some problems for the couple. It’s tough to watch them struggle. Where will Yumi’s heart ultimately land? Do be prepared that the ending of the drama does not completely wrap everything up.
There’s a nice group of supporting characters in the drama including Yumi’s friends and a variety of people she ends up working with. They are mostly fun and add some nice humor to the series. I particularly enjoyed Ruby (Lee Yoo Bi) and Control Z (P.O).
Yumi’s Cells 2 was a fun watch with a romance that is very sweet. Relationship issues are explored nicely, and the story is thickened up with some career explorations by Yumi. The animated brain cells have their own story too and add an interesting dynamic to the drama.
The soundtrack is also fantastic with so many wonderful songs that truly enhance the show. Yumi’s Cells 2 has a very nice feeling to it overall that made it an easy and enjoyable watch all around.
My Rating: 7.5/10
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