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Overview: Yumi’s Cells 2 – The Fangirl Verdict


THE SHORT VERDICT:

Present is, for my part, a stable and worthy follow-up to Season 1, which I had discovered contemporary and fantastic in all the appropriate methods.

This second season, the animation and live-action mash-up nonetheless works rather well, and our actors do an awesome job of mirroring what’s happening of their respective cell cities, with their micro-expressions.

The factor that strikes me probably the most, is that Present actually is sort of exceptional, in how relatable it’s, and on the similar time, how contemporary it feels, too.

Via my total watch, I felt like I may relate to a lot of what Present was serving up, AND YET, on the similar time, I felt like I nonetheless couldn’t fairly predict the place Present was going to go.

That’s the good factor, truthfully. 🤩

THE LONG VERDICT:

So, full disclosure; I do assume that with this present, it’s a case of Your Mileage Could Fluctuate.

As a result of Present hits so near so lots of our real-life experiences, I do assume that our particular person life filters come into play in an enormous manner, in figuring out how we take to sure plot and character developments.

I really feel that that is the rationale that some of us love this season, whereas others discover it both simply okay, or meh.

I additionally assume that that is the rationale some of us are utterly on the Babi prepare this season, whereas other people discover him simply okay, or meh, as properly.

I simply needed to place it on the market, that it’s all good; we are able to solely perceive the world by way of the filters of our private expertise, in spite of everything.

For the report, I very a lot loved this season, and I used to be very a lot on the Babi prepare, throughout my watch.

OST ALBUM: FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE

Right here’s the OST album, in case you’d wish to take heed to it whilst you learn the overview.

I assumed the OST was excellent. All the things felt very properly chosen and well-applied, and I did really feel just like the music helped to make this drama world pop.

By way of a favourite, I believe I’ll should go together with Observe 4, My Day. I really like how laidback-breezy it’s. It’s received an awesome unhurried groove that I actually dig, and this season, that is the music that introduced on probably the most feels, for me.

Right here’s simply My Day as properly, in case you’d wish to take heed to it on repeat as a substitute. Good-click on the video and choose “Loop.”

MANAGING EXPECTATIONS / THE VIEWING LENS

Listed here are a few issues that I believe can be useful to remember, to maximise your enjoyment of your watch:

1. Over and above the whole lot else, that is Yumi’s story.

I believe that retaining this in thoughts, helps to make the bumps within the street simpler to just accept.

On the finish of all of it, this story is about Yumi’s journey and the way she grows by way of it, somewhat than concerning the milestones themselves.

2. Time passes quick in our drama world

Which means that generally sure parts would possibly land somewhat like spotlight reels, as a result of Present is shifting issues alongside so shortly.

On the upside, because of this, 1, we cowl numerous floor in a brief time period, and a pair of, this offers Present the liberty to do much more stuff with its story – which retains it feeling contemporary and stuffed with potentialities.

STUFF I LIKED

I’ll be doing a quickish macro have a look at the varied issues I preferred and preferred much less on this present, earlier than doing a selective highlight on characters and relationships.

Present remains to be so on-point in the best way it unpacks human feelings and experiences

That is actually my favourite factor about each seasons to this point; Present actually does a incredible job of unpacking human feelings and experiences in a manner that feels utterly on-point and true to life.

So typically, whereas watching, I felt like I may see myself mirrored within the numerous characters and their experiences, on my display screen. And once I couldn’t see myself, I may typically see different individuals mirrored there, which was simply as cool.

Altogether, this made me really feel like I used to be taking a step again, to watch and perceive higher, why we do the issues we do, as people, and why we really feel the issues we really feel. I preferred that lots.

I believe this is likely one of the issues that elevates this present above its friends, in my thoughts.

Right here’s only one instance of what I imply, with the remaining embedded in my spotlights on numerous characters and relationships.

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E1. What Present does brilliantly, this episode, is discover all of the nuances of Yumi’s (Kim Go Eun) response to the breakup.

The preliminary denial, to the warring feelings, of wanting to carry onto her pleasure, but additionally eager to name Woong and faux the breakup had by no means occurred, to the various makes an attempt to make herself really feel higher, from consuming sugary pastries, to purchasing, to ingesting beer – which then brings out her True Intentions cell – is all completely spot on.

The way in which Yumi jumps by way of a number of hoops, simply in order that she will see Woong’s (Ahn Bo Hyun) newest SNS updates on his buddy’s profile, additionally feels so true to life.

That’s precisely what numerous individuals do, after a breakup. We search for methods to see how the opposite individual is doing, simply in order that we really feel rather less disconnected from them.

After which the best way Yumi goes by way of the thought course of, of eager to throw away the whole lot she has that’s associated to Woong, and the associated thought course of, of how it will be wasteful or irresponsible, to throw away every particular merchandise.

It’s all so true to life, that I really feel vindicated yet again, in have felt comparable emotions, and achieved comparable issues, myself.

And the best way Present interprets all of that when it comes to cell exercise, is so excellent as properly.

Like how each different cell refuses to acknowledge the official breakup discover, and so in the long run, it’s Cause who has to just accept the discover, as a result of at the very least he sees that it’s vital.

Or like Delight getting right into a battle with Pathetic and Emotion, over Yumi eager to name Woong, to faux that their breakup by no means occurred.

Or like all of the cells hanging on for pricey life on that ship within the midst of the storm, decided to all survive properly, in order that Yumi can present herself to be a powerful, unbiased lady, within the wake of her breakup.

All so, so brilliantly achieved.

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Our characters are mainly good individuals

One other factor that I like about this present, is that our characters are primarily good individuals. Particularly, I like that each love pursuits – Woong and Babi (Jinyoung) – are characters whom I genuinely like.

Present does an awesome job of endearing them each to me, such that I don’t have sick emotions in direction of both of them, despite the fact that, alongside the best way, they each damage Yumi in a method or one other.

I like how Present makes the trouble to reveal to us that neither Woong nor Babi is ideal; our story’s actually about Yumi, and what Yumi needs for herself.

After all, all of us have our private opinions about which man is a greater match for Yumi, however in the end, it’s Yumi’s option to make, and whereas watching, I used to be genuinely curious to see the place this went.

As a result of, with this present, you actually by no means can inform the place we’ll find yourself – which is one other factor that I actually like about it. 😉

Cell city exercise remains to be actually cute and humorous

One in every of my favourite issues about Season 1, is seeing how human response and emotion is performed out as cell city exercise, and Season 2 does a stable job of it too.

I discover that Present works to interrupt new floor, ie, it tries to introduce contemporary ideas, even inside cell city itself, and I actually like that as a result of it retains the watch expertise contemporary.

I’ll cowl extra of those in my spotlights on characters and relationships, however for now, listed here are two examples, to present you an thought of what I’m speaking about.

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E1. Ruby (Lee Yoo Bi) abruptly having an curiosity in Babi is an ideal segue into the entire idea of Yumi’s curiosity teams, and I freaking love how Present handles all this prefer it’s some form of kpop fandom, hee!

Such nice little cameos, with Minho and Gong Yoo getting curiosity teams, notably since Minho had performed Wugi, Yumi’s crush, in Season 1! 🤩

I really like how the Babi curiosity group goes underground as a non-public group, as a result of Yumi’s satisfied that Babi likes Ruby, and it due to this fact wouldn’t be acceptable for her to have an curiosity in him.

After which, it’s simply so excellent, when numerous little happenings trigger totally different cells to point out up on the group’s door, demanding to be followers too. It’s hilariously excellent, and I couldn’t assist laughing every time Babi’s fan cells grew in quantity.

It’s so humorous, in such a meta manner, when Cause yells on the different cells that Babi isn’t an idol or something, so why ought to they be followers?!?

Tee hee hee! Such a tongue-in-cheek reference to the truth that Jinyoung is, the truth is, an idol, heh.

And, how may Babi not have followers among the many cells?

He’s so caring and mild and inspiring, and considerate and thoughtful, all on the similar time! It’s simply bonus that he occurs to be clean-cut and good-looking, too.

It’s so cute that when Yumi decides to just accept Babi’s invitation to the dwell efficiency on the park, is when the Babi fan membership decides to go public as a substitute of staying personal.

That’s precisely in step with Yumi’s choice, isn’t it, as a result of she’s determined to exit in public with Babi, to that efficiency.

GUH. I LOVE how thoughtfully conceptualized this whole present is! 🤩

E4. I’ve to inform ya, I used to be in literal stitches, watching Yumi’s Tongue cell get acquainted with Babi’s Tongue cell.

Tee hee hee! What an effective way to interrupt down the complete act of French kissing. 🤣

The entire nuances of the scene are spot-on, and crack me up.

As a result of, of course it’s Babi’s Tongue cell that comes visiting first, knocking on the door of Yumi’s Tongue cell first. And naturally, she’s the one who’s far more ahead and sassy, whereas he’s the one who comes throughout as somewhat startled and flustered.

It’s so cute how she’s so, so, sooo completely satisfied to fulfill him (ha, Babi’s been longing to kiss Yumi!), and it’s so pitch excellent, that he’d present her round his home, in order that now we have the visible of Babi’s tongue exploring Yumi’s mouth. 😁

And the way sweet-cute-funny, is the best way the 2 tongue cells take heed to music, and dance collectively, earlier than she invitations him over to her home, ie, Babi’s mouth.

What’s most hilarious to me, although, is how she turns to have a look at him on the door, and teases, with a raised eyebrow, “You appeared so awkward earlier than, however you’re truly fairly good at this.”

Ahahaha! That’s so awkwardly on-point, as a result of I can completely think about Yumi being hesitant to point out that she’s truly completely skilled, on the French kissing. 😁

Gosh, I simply LOVE how properly conceptualized this present is, all the way down to the little particulars! 🤩

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Callbacks to Season 1

Though Season 2 does really feel like its personal beast, I appreciated the varied callbacks to Season 1 that we get.

It makes the 2 seasons really feel like two components of a complete, and it additionally appears like nod-wink-nudge from Present to us, which is all the time enjoyable.

Listed here are two callbacks that I particularly loved.

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E3. That complete sequence, of Yumi working by way of the park once more, is such an awesome callback to Season 1, when she’d run by way of the park to get to Wugi.

That flashforward to a attainable future can also be so harking back to Season 1, when Present had pulled an analogous factor, earlier than pulling us again to the current, the place Yumi’s galvanized into a unique plan of action, based mostly on the attainable future that she’s imagined.

On this case, she’s so triggered by the concept of receiving a marriage invitation from Babi in some unspecified time in the future sooner or later, that Emotion manages to squeeze out one other burst of coronary heart fever. I find it irresistible, it feels so true to human conduct, actually.

E4. I do have to present props to Present for consistency. In Season 1, Present demonstrated that it’s, 1, very a lot for the shirtless male lead bathe scene, and a pair of, unabashed in utilizing the idol physique, when it’s accessible.

I imply, even Minho, who’d appeared as particular character Wugi in Season 1, had not only one, however two shirtless scenes.

So I’m in no way shocked that Babi will get a bathe scene, since he’s our male lead, AND he’s performed by legit idol Jinyoung, who’s, certainly, in possession of an idol bod.

My eyes, they didn’t complain. 😁

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STUFF I LIKED LESS

Sure plot factors don’t land so properly for me 

As a result of Present’s so good at reflecting actual life, when it chooses to lean extra cartoony, these plot factors generally don’t work for me, like this one from episode 7.

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E7. Whereas it was somewhat good in idea, to have Yi Da (Mi Ram) and Ruby get so excited for Yumi that they fly to Jeju instantly, to have fun together with her, when she receives information of her ebook deal, it additionally feels very manhwa-esque and not true-to-life.

What I imply is, most individuals would have fun with their vital others first, and most of the people would additionally wait till issues are extra firmed up.

However right here, not solely does Yumi seem to leap on the celebration bandwagon manner too early, it additionally feels a bit bizarre that she’d get Yi Da and Ruby to affix her on her journey to Jeju, when she’s made this journey particularly to spend high quality time with Babi.

I didn’t hate this plot level, however I’ve to confess that I don’t consider this as one among Present’s finer narrative selections.

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A few of Present’s supposed humor didn’t work for me

More often than not, I discover myself rolling with Present’s humorousness simply advantageous, so that is removed from being a deal-breaker for me.

Nonetheless, I need to admit that Present’s Supposed Humorous on the episode 8 level, round Jun Suk Ho’s character Ahn Dae Younger, didn’t work for me the best way it labored for different viewers.

From what I can inform, a very good variety of of us discovered this arc hilarious, so I’m doubtless the odd duck within the nook who simply doesn’t geddit. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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E8. Primarily, I used to be actually thrown by simply how.. bizarre, Ahn Dae Younger’s cell city is.

It’s actually unusual to me, that his cells all seem like variations of some form of Ken doll, the place each single one appears tall, streamlined and muscular.

That’s in all probability a sign that that’s how Ahn Dae Younger sees himself on the within – as a result of that’s completely not what he appears like on the surface.

And I do perceive that there are actual individuals like Ahn Dae Younger, who’re socially awkward, and say and do issues that different individuals would contemplate unusual.

I simply.. by no means imagined what their cell cities would possibly seem like, and Ahn Dae Younger’s bizarre cell city did make me uncomfortable, not gonna lie.

I believe one of many issues that bemuses me probably the most, is that Ahn Dae Younger’s Love cell is so robotic. On high of that, he’s received very unusual concepts about when to be heat to others, and it was simply actually, actually unusual.

I imply, Ahn Dae Younger thinks that he’s courting Yumi, however in actuality, Yumi feels legitimately tortured by him, with the best way he retains piling on the work, in order that he’ll have the possibility to see Yumi sooner somewhat than later.

And so, it was actually uncomfortable to observe Ahn Dae Younger attempt to make the strikes on Yumi, whereas Yumi feels unable to say no to his requests, as a result of he’s the one one who’s proven curiosity in publishing her work.

The scenes of Ahn Dae Younger Love cell launching an assault on Yumi’s Gate of Coronary heart have been additionally uncomfortable to observe. I imply, I’m positive a Love cell has no enterprise trying so.. fierce? 😝

Subsequently, when Ahn Dae Younger realizes sees from Yumi’s SNS that she has a boyfriend, and decides to again off, I used to be massively – massively! – relieved. 😅

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SPOTLIGHT ON CHARACTERS AND RELATIONSHIPS

Kim Go Eun as Yumi

As with Season 1, I discovered Yumi relatable as our protagonist, and I’m absolutely on board this journey together with her.

Everybody in our forged is nice, however can’t lie; it’s Kim Go Eun who grounds this complete factor, together with her portrayal of Yumi.

As with Season 1, in Kim Go Eun’s palms, Yumi appears like such a completely fleshed out character.

She offers us perception into Yumi’s ideas and emotions, typically simply utilizing her micro-expressions, that are so nuanced that they line up completely with any and all cell city exercise that’s being showcased.

Shout-out too, to the modifying, as a result of the modifying can also be what makes it work in addition to it does.

My level is, although, that if Kim Go Eun hadn’t given such a nuanced efficiency, even one of the best editor would’ve struggled to make one thing out of it.

To my eyes, Kim Go Eun’s interpretation of Yumi’s vary of emotion and expression, and her each inner tick and foible, is flawless. Actually, rather well achieved. 🤩

[SPOILER ALERT]

E3. I’d been questioning what Yumi would do, to cease that blind date from taking place – however extra true to actual life, Yumi doesn’t truly try and cease the blind date from taking place.

As a substitute, she pretends to not care, whereas being hyperaware of each. little. factor. associated to Babi and his blind date – and his ex-girlfriend (Kim Mi Soo).

That’s so very relatable! I can completely see myself doing one thing like that, if I have been in Yumi’s sneakers, coz I’m doubtless not courageous sufficient to truly blurt out, as they do in so many kdramas, “Don’t go on that blind date.” 😁

The way in which Yumi rants inwardly about Ruby being utterly ineffective, is hilarious to me, but additionally, very comprehensible, since all of this blind date nonsense wouldn’t even be a factor, if Ruby would simply go away Babi alone.

The argument between Emotion and Cause additionally makes excellent sense, the place Emotion will get all upset at Love cell for telling Babi that they need to be pals, and Cause argues that in the event that they’re not going thus far, then this was the correct factor to do.

I can completely think about this warring of logic and emotion happening in Yumi, and I really like how Present conceptualizes that so properly, by making it an argument between Cause and Emotion.

Emotion admitting that it’s true she’d had the toughest time when Yumi and Woong had damaged up, however that it’s Babi who’s the one who makes it attainable for her to overlook, is so relatable.

After all Babi can be the one soothing Yumi’s feelings, together with his candy, considerate vibe and basic caring angle in direction of her.

And of course all of those inner arguments would put Yumi in an irritated funk, ha.

E6. This episode, the idea of stars representing our satisfaction ranges with life, feels very relatable; I really feel like many people charge our days like this, whether or not consciously or not.

It’s truly fairly good, to see the brand new routine that Yumi’s gotten into, after quitting her job, beginning the day with toast and low, then engaged on her examine novel, earlier than taking the bus to fulfill Babi for lunch.

I’d completely imagine that her lunch hour with Babi is the place her stars get recharged probably the most; if I have been Yumi, lunch with Babi can be the spotlight of my day too. 😁🥰

It’s additionally somewhat good, that Yumi retains in contact with Yi Da and Ruby, and has espresso with them, despite the fact that she’s left the corporate.

It does look like retaining her relationship with Babi a secret is carrying on Yumi somewhat bit, judging from how she reacts when Ruby shares the juicy information that Babi should be courting somebody.

On that be aware, I don’t truly perceive why their relationship must be saved secret, since she’s already left the corporate, so it’s not like Babi’s nonetheless courting a colleague..?

On this case, why not go public with their relationship? I’m wondering if that is one thing that she and Babi have talked about, or if that is simply them on autopilot, and persevering with to maintain issues beneath wraps, as a result of that’s how they’d began?

The concept Yumi will get anxious when her stars are absolutely charged additionally is sensible, notably since she’s unemployed and never incomes a wage, in favor of chasing her dream. It’s completely regular that Yumi would have at the very least some stage of tension round that.

That dinner date that she has together with her previous buddy (cameo by Park Jin Joo! 🤩) sums up that nervousness completely.

Whereas the remainder of the world is continuous to maneuver up the development ladder, Yumi isn’t, and that’s solely advantageous and good, whereas she’s in her personal little bubble of happiness.

When her buddy Eun Hee begins speaking about her promotion and the way everybody else is getting promoted, Yumi can’t assist however really feel left behind.

And when Eun Hee expresses shock at Yumi’s choice to depart her job in an effort to pursue her dream, it actually is difficult to stay unmoved, when Eun Hee retains mentioning examples of individuals she’s recognized, who’ve achieved comparable issues, solely to finish up dropping the whole lot in the long run.

That is actual discuss, in the case of going in opposition to the grain and leaving the trail of success that everybody else is on, and I’m glad that Present shines the highlight on this.

Yumi getting a little bit of her star power again, when she reminds Eun Hee that she doesn’t have to go in to the workplace tomorrow, in contrast to everybody else, is a reasonably good little save. Sure, it’s little issues like that, that assist to sweeten the sting.

E7. I really feel unhealthy for Yumi, that she’s not making any noticeable headway in her writing goals, and that her funds are tight sufficient, that she must tackle an element time job on the bookstore, in an effort to make ends meet.

And, it’s additionally not nice, that Babi’s been promoted, and transferred to the Jeju department, consequently.

I can think about it’s powerful on Yumi, to cope with all of that, on the similar time.

Both of these issues are laborious on their very own, however to mix them like this, and have her be far-off from Babi, and coping with the challenges of a long-distance relationship, whereas coping with the bumps within the street of her writing goals, simply feels prefer it’s form of an excessive amount of.

When Yumi doesn’t place within the eleventh contest, which she’d truly secretly had excessive hopes for, it appears like she’s so remoted, as she offers with the entire feelings that include that. Her mother and father are usually not in Seoul, and neither is Babi.

She actually doesn’t have anybody in whom she will confide, and with whom she will discuss issues over.

I truly felt actually sorry for Yumi, as she grapples with the fact of her circumstances, and acknowledges to herself, that she has no expertise. Oof. That’s gotta damage.

What a rollercoaster of feelings Yumi finally ends up going by way of, when Part Chief Nam (Jung Quickly Received) calls, and asks her to work part-time, after which presents her a full-time place – which Yumi truly decides to take – earlier than withdrawing the provide, all inside such a brief span of time.

This, when she’s now spent cash that she will’t afford to spend, on new work garments, and even advised her mother (Yoon Yoo Solar), that she’s very doubtless going again to work.

Poor Yumi. It should really feel like her total world is falling aside on her; her writing isn’t going properly, and now, even her likelihood at going again to her previous job, is gone too, identical to that.

E9. I can perceive how, within the wake of the breakup, Yumi would select to middle her life round writing as a substitute of affection; in spite of everything, she wants time to search out herself too, in spite of everything this, proper?

The way in which Love cell explodes in rage and refuses to cede her place as prime cell to Author cell is sensible, as a result of Love had been Yumi’s prime cell for a very long time.

I do love the best way Yumi involves Cell City and has that one-on-one time with Love cell, telling her that she’s labored laborious, and that it’s alright to let Author cell be the prime cell.

I really like that it’s Yumi’s gentleness and acceptance, that causes the horns of fury to soften away from Love cell.

That’s such a beautiful illustration of self love, as Yumi permits herself to change her priorities, whereas remaining in pursuit of the identical purpose as ever: happiness.

E10. This episode, we discover what life is like for Yumi, after her break-up with Babi, and I gotta say, despite the fact that I want they didn’t break up, I do discover numerous the cell conduct on-point.

For instance, the best way numerous cells tackle new roles, after the break-up, feels true to life, notably in the best way Style cell turns into Style Terrorist cell, ha.

Sure, isn’t it true that individuals’s method to type can change drastically after a break-up?

And the best way Stingy cell abruptly turns into a very beneficiant tree feels plausible as properly, as a result of, if Yumi’s no longer seeking to get married and quiet down, or spending cash on garments and make-up, she abruptly can be free of the stress of saving cash, proper?

I can imagine that she would get somewhat reckless with the generosity and spending, despite the fact that she’s not but incomes lots, as a author.

It additionally is sensible that as Yumi pours herself into writing greater than ever earlier than, that her tales would truly enhance – not solely due to the extra effort and time she’s placing in, however doubtless additionally due to the extra life expertise and private perception she’s gained, from the break-up.

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Jinyoung as Babi

For the report, I believe that Jinyoung offers an excellently nuanced efficiency, as Babi.

After we are allowed perception into Babi’s cell city, like Kim Go Eun does with Yumi, Jinyoung’s supply of Babi’s micro-expressions are so properly achieved, that they match completely with no matter cell city exercise we’re being proven.

I assumed that was fairly fabulous. 🤩

Whereas I’ve to confess that I used to be very a lot on the Babi prepare this season, I concede that Present doesn’t spend as a lot time fleshing him out as a personality, because it had achieved with Woong in Season 1.

That positively makes it more durable for viewers to know Babi correctly, or empathize absolutely together with his ideas, emotions and selections.

I’ve much more to say about Babi in different sections on this overview (arising quickly!), for now, right here’s one among my key early impressions of Babi this season.

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E4. I’m fairly thrilled with the concept Babi’s cell city isn’t run by algorithms in any respect.

Woong’s algorithms had felt very illuminating, in that, it had helped me see how the male psyche works, however Babi’s cell city jogs my memory that not all males are constructed like Woong. I like that.

Plus, now that I give it some thought, Love cell’s go to to Woong’s cell city had been so furtive, and that’s when she’d found his buried secret, that he didn’t need to get married.

As compared, Babi’s cell city welcoming Love cell with open arms and an enormous ol’ celebration, appears so refreshing and totally different.

Babi’s coronary heart could be very a lot open, the place Woong’s coronary heart had had components closed off. I believe this is likely one of the causes I discover myself rooting for Babi so laborious. 🤩

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Ahn Bo Hyun as Woong

Season 1 did a extremely, actually good job of endearing Woong to me, so I do nonetheless have numerous residual fondness for him, this season.

I’m glad that Present brings him again this season, somewhat than let him drop out of our story the place Season 1 had left off.

This permits us to be taught extra about what’s actually been happening with Woong, from the time of the break-up, to the current, and since Present’s gotten me to genuinely care about Woong, I appreciated attending to know extra of his story.

I discuss extra about Woong in a later part, particularly in relation to his reference to Yumi, however for now, listed here are some Woong-centered ideas and observations.

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E4. With Yumi beginning to date Babi so quickly after breaking apart with Woong, it is sensible that Woong nonetheless does present up on this season.

And who ought to he present up as, however the random individual on the web, who needs to purchase that rice cooker off Yumi.

I truthfully don’t assume that Woong knew that the individual he was attempting to purchase that rice cooker off of, was Yumi, as a result of he appears genuinely shocked to see her.

So, it appears prefer it’s extra of it being a legit coincidence, that they run into one another like this, at Christmas.

I’m actually curious to see how Yumi reacts to this, as a result of it truthfully hasn’t been that lengthy since she and Woong broke up, and her relationship with Babi, whereas tremendous cute, remains to be very younger and new.

I’m kinda shocked to say this, as a result of I’d been so very keen on Woong in Season 1, however now I discover myself rooting for Yumi to stay with Babi, despite the fact that Woong appears to be again within the image. 😅

E5. This episode, I discover it refreshing to start out the episode from Woong’s perspective.

The way in which he goals about Yumi, the place he says all of the issues that he’d meant, however hadn’t stated, after which wakes as much as the unhappy actuality that these completely satisfied scenes are simply all in his goals, and he’d by no means stated the issues that he’d actually meant, is so stuffed with pathos.

Woong’s ache at how he may have, however didn’t, and had due to this fact ended up dropping Yumi, is so  relatable.

I’m positive all of us have these instances in our lives the place we want we’d stated one thing totally different, or achieved issues in another way, however sadly we didn’t, and now now we have to dwell with the ghosts of the ought to’ves and will’ves.

I believe the factor that makes it most painful, is how easy it appears, in Woong’s dream, to have stated or achieved issues in another way, and the way these easy tweaks may have made issues end up in another way.

That feels actually tragic.

The entire backstory to why Woong turns into fixated with the concept of shopping for a rice cooker, can also be fairly unhappy. It’s actually solely as a result of he’s financially so tight, that he thinks of shopping for these buns in bulk, in spite of everything.

E10. What I do discover shocking, is how we spend a lot of the episode with Woong, and seeing issues from his perspective.

For a begin, I’m completely satisfied for Woong, that he’s develop into profitable and has lastly made one thing of the Bow Wow Time recreation that had been so near his coronary heart when he’d been courting Yumi.

(On a facet be aware, Ahn Bo Hyun actually does clear up good, doesn’t he? His shoulders look so broad in these fits and coats! 🤩)

And, it’s poignant to be taught that the rationale he’d pushed himself so laborious to succeed, was as a result of he’d needed to point out Yumi that he may.

Aw, poor Woong. He’s actually been by way of lots to get right here, hasn’t he?

That flashback to the day when he’d sat alone in his room and eaten these steamed buns, whereas discovering out that Babi is Yumi’s new boyfriend, was actually poignant, I need to say. Poor Woong.

And, his emotions for Yumi haven’t light, despite the fact that he tells himself – and Louis (Joo Jong Hyuk) – that he gained’t ever have a purpose to contact Yumi once more.

That’s truly actually candy, that his emotions for Yumi are so enduring.

[END SPOILER]

Yumi and Babi

Actually, when had introduced that Babi can be this season’s male lead, I’d instantly felt somewhat involved, as a result of I’d spent all of Season 1 rising keen on Woong as our male lead.

I wasn’t positive that I’d be absolutely on board with a loveline between Yumi and Babi, due to this.

Properly, whaddya know.

Present does such a very good job of presenting Babi as a worthy boyfriend candidate, that I discovered myself on #TeamBabi in a short time, despite my preliminary reservations.

Certain, it’s not all easy crusing, however general, this was a loveline that also received beneath my pores and skin.

Right here’s a sprawling breakdown of my ideas and emotions round this loveline, in case you’d wish to relive the feels with me. 🥰

[SPOILER ALERT]

E1. Within the midst of Yumi coping with the post-breakup blues, Babi actually comes throughout as the proper soothing balm to Yumi’s emotional wounds.

The factor that strikes me probably the most about Babi, is that he clearly respects Yumi’s boundaries, however manages to point out care and concern, in simply the appropriate, smallish quantities, in order that Yumi doesn’t discover him burdensome.

At this level in our story, Yumi’s colleagues know that she’s gone by way of a breakup, however he doesn’t actively discuss together with her about it, and stays as cordial as ever.

And the primary likelihood he will get to speak together with her alone, which is when he drops off that doc to her, he merely asks if she’s okay, after which says merely, “힘내요,” which is sort of a informal variation of “preventing” or “cheer up,” however interprets actually as, “be sturdy.”

I like that literal translation lots, and it feels completely encouraging with out him overstepping any boundaries – which is strictly the final vibe I get from Babi, by way of Yumi’s post-breakup section, and which is strictly what (I believe) she wants.

I do assume that Babi’s confession on the finish of the episode is somewhat early within the recreation, however I can think about that he’d take an opportunity and go for it, on condition that the dialog kinda naturally opens up the chance.

It’s fairly excellent, actually, the best way he talks about how Yumi’s emotions are sometimes mirrored in her expression, after which how he says that he doesn’t know what she’s feeling proper then, however wish to know – as a result of she’s somebody whom he’s all the time to know extra about.

This comes throughout as so down-to-earth and so honest, all on the similar time.

After which, his expression appears so open and honest, as he says, “Let’s date.”

I do know Yumi’s in shock proper now, so I’ll squee on her behalf: Eeee!!! 😍😍😍

E2. The fangirl in me is barely deflated that Yumi turns down Babi’s confession, as a result of that confession had been legit as earthy as it’s swoony, BUT, it truly is the smarter, extra rational choice, that Yumi not bounce into courting somebody, proper after her breakup with Woong.

And, I do respect that Yumi’s received sufficient sense about her, to appreciate this, despite the fact that she’s nonetheless reeling from the breakup, and due to this fact her feelings are extra weak than common.

That complete second of confusion and discombobulation at what Babi’s confession actually means (the phrase he makes use of for “date” is “만나” (“manna”) which can be utilized interchangeably to imply both “date” or “meet”), the place the varied cells assert what they assume it means, resulting in Detective cell to declare that clarification is required, is so completely on level.

And the way funny-perfect is it, that the cells at Yumi’s well being middle, observe her vanity skyrocketing, which is pronounced to be a very good factor – till it crosses over into harmful territory.

Hahaha. That’s so on-point; I find it irresistible.

Of COURSE receiving a love confession whereas she’s within the wake of a breakup, would trigger Yumi’s vanity to rise. However how plausible too, that it will go excessive, and switch into Princess syndrome, heh. 😁

It’s actually kinda secondhand embarrassing to see Yumi enjoy her bloated sense of vanity in Babi’s eyes, solely to get all jealous when he doesn’t pay her the form of consideration that she expects.

Like how she rationalizes, when his morning greeting to her is brief, that he by no means offers lengthy greetings – solely to be thrown off, when she witnesses him having an extended trade with Ruby.

And the way she concludes that he’s been damage due to her rejection, heh.

It’s pitch excellent and feels true to human conduct, and proper now, I’d so like to see what a few of Babi’s cells should say about all this.

Like, is he actually damage by Yumi’s rejection? Is his cheerful demeanor only a cover-up for a damaged coronary heart? I’d like to know!

After all, Yumi could have rejected Babi, however she’s nonetheless extraordinarily hyperaware of him, after which, when she spots him together with his ex-girlfriend whereas on the best way to work, the best way she will get peeved and offended, like she’s jealous, is such a relatably territorial factor to do.

Logically, it needs to be none of her concern, since she’s rejected Babi, however she nonetheless expects Babi’s affection and a spotlight to be on her, proper, so she will’t assist feeling cheated, when she sees him together with his ex-girlfriend, whom she assumes he’s courting once more.

Cause cell attempting to rationalize the entire thing right into a mic, whereas all the opposite cells bawl in distress, is so rueful-funny.

However, y’know, there’s a form of sense about this, in that, if Babi’s emotions for Yumi have been true and robust, then he wouldn’t be courting anybody else so quickly.

So, Yumi feeling cheated, is about the truth that Babi’s emotions seem to have been nothing a lot in any respect, in spite of everything – at the very least, from her perspective.

It’s not shocking that so lots of the Babi fan cells now flip into anti-fans, out of anger and disappointment. (Once more, such a pointed little bit of meta, when it comes to how the kpop fandom works!)

Babi actually wins brownie factors with me, although, with the best way he picks up on the truth that Yumi feels uncomfortable round him, and will get off the bus, in order that she’ll be extra snug.

That’s delicate and proactive, and is manner higher than powering by way of the bus journey, uncertain of whether or not it’s making Yumi dislike him, for making her really feel uncomfortable.

Ahaha, how cute, that the cells are indignant with Babi for being the one to make Yumi uncomfortable within the first place, however that they’ll’t assist squeeing over how well mannered and funky he’s, for getting off the bus like that.

What an awesome reflection of how Yumi feels, as she watches Babi on the bus cease, whereas her bus pulls away. She should be all peeved too – however flustered on the similar time, that he’s being so cool.

No surprise she caves and texts him, virtually like daring him to disclaim that he’s the one who feels uncomfortable, as a substitute of her. In spite of everything, this allows her to keep up her stance of being peeved at him, however permits her to contact him, and allow some kind of connection, heh.

I’m so glad for the spot of honesty that happens throughout their texts, as a result of that permits the misunderstanding to come back to mild – and offers Babi an opportunity to make things better.

Heh. Generally blurting out the reality can have its constructive results in spite of everything, eh, even when it’s embarrassing?

I’m glad that Babi asks Yumi to attend for him, and that she does look ahead to him, despite the fact that she’s unsure of the place that is going.

And approach to flip issues round, Babi, coz when Yumi sees him and begins blurting out that she has no purpose to attend for him, it appears like issues are about to go downhill.

However he simply appears at her in amazement, and breathes, “It’s so good, that you simply waited for me.”

Similar to that, Babi stops Yumi in her ranting tracks, and as a substitute, they find yourself having a pleasant dialog on the bus cease, which appears like a breath of contemporary air. Aw. I actually like that.

And, I actually like that Yumi turns into cognizant that Babi’s a rare individual, for having the ability to specific his coronary heart, even when he’s rejected. And it feels significant too, that this realization is articulated by Love cell, who’s lastly awake, however wants extra time to restoration absolutely.

That’s precisely it. Babi’s so beautiful, that Yumi’s Love cell has woken up out of her coma, and now Yumi’s cognizant and appreciative of Babi’s awesomeness, despite the fact that she doesn’t really feel prepared to like once more.

After which, all of the involuntary coronary heart balloons rising up throughout Cell City, as Yumi turns into extra hyperaware of Babi, is so excellent. Sure, I can see how involuntary constructive emotions would possibly come up, now that Yumi’s determined that Babi’s nice.

How cute, that Cause does his finest to eliminate these balloon hearts, however fails, as a result of there’re simply too lots of them. A minimum of we all know that Yumi’s rational facet is attempting..? 😁

However sure, it’s unlucky timing, as a result of now that Yumi’s extra open to interacting with Babi, he appears to be retaining that cautious line between them.

The way in which Yumi goes to the park, all wearing an effortlessly informal look, hoping to run into Babi, is so relatable. As is the best way she finally ends up disenchanted, when she doesn’t truly run into him like she’d hoped. 😝😅

The truth that the supposed likelihood to “break the hearts” reveals up in Babi’s aversion to bugs, doesn’t even faze Yumi one bit, in her constructive emotions in direction of Babi, says the whole lot, for my part.

If there have been even a small likelihood of her snapping out of her Babi heart-eyes, this might’ve been it.

The truth that she finds his aversion to bugs cute as a substitute of off-putting, signifies that there’s actually nothing a lot on this planet proper now, that may flip Yumi off Babi. Except he turned out to be a serial assassin or one thing – however this isn’t that form of present. 😁

How troublesome, although, that Babi now truly agrees to go on that blind date that Ruby retains bugging him about.

That’s certainly going to provoke Yumi into motion of some type.. I imply, now that she’s discovering that she likes him, certainly she wouldn’t simply permit this blind date to occur?

E3. It was a little bit of an emotional rollercoaster, when Yumi will get all excited concerning the textual content coming in from Babi about assembly her to return her umbrella – solely to appreciate that he’d texted whereas she’d been asleep, and it’s now 2:20am.

BUT THENNN. Babi’s nonetheless awake, and responds to her textual content. Ahhh! How thrilling!

I can see why Yumi would resolve that that is the chance that she must seize, and that she ought to go all out and costume up for the event, by no means thoughts about doing a simple look.

How awkward, although, when it backfires, with Babi not solely wearing sweats, however assuming that she’s received someplace to be.

Egad. The secondhand embarrassing is actual, as Yumi grasps at straws, and presents to purchase Babi a cup of espresso, to tackle his morning run.

The rollercoaster feels much more precarious, as we see that in Cell City, Emotion’s mainly working rampage with loopy eyes, making selections, whereas flagrantly overriding any and all of Cause’s arguments.

Gah. I watched this questioning simply how a lot bother Emotion would get Yumi into, eep.

Thank goodness for Decorum cell, who places her foot down and insists that Yumi wants to search out out what occurred on the blind date first, earlier than something can probably occur.

However how very fascinating, that Babi tells Yumi that he went for the blind date (to Yumi’s nice disappointment), just for Yumi to search out out later from Ruby, that Babi had canceled the blind date, in the long run. Ooh.

That realization, that Babi had achieved that, in order that Yumi wouldn’t really feel burdened, despite the fact that he nonetheless has emotions for her, is the factor that units Emotion on fireplace, so to talk, and I can completely see why.

I imply, that’s actually selfless and thoughtful of Babi, to place Yumi’s consolation first, despite the fact that he would somewhat not transfer on.

The entire idea of coronary heart fever is so cool, so amusing and so spot-on, all on the similar time.

It is sensible that now that one thing has gripped Yumi’s feelings a lot, that Emotion would take over, and trigger Yumi to behave in ways in which she wouldn’t ordinarily.

That’s so excellent, as is the truth that coronary heart fever is intense, however non permanent; that given a while, it wears off, and Cause takes over once more.

And, I do kinda love that Emotion is so persistent, that she simply retains squeezing out coronary heart fever power, till Yumi lastly tells Babi that she likes him too. Eee!

Present actually had me going there for a bit, with the flash-forward to the following day, the place Yumi and Babi are behaving in such a distant, formal method with one another. That made me assume that maybe Yumi’s confession hadn’t gone properly, and that Babi had ended up rejecting her.

BUTTT. As a substitute, Present makes it out to be merely Babi and Yumi’s technique for retaining their new courting standing a secret at work. Ahhh.

I gotta say, I’m giving Present a light side-eye for this, however solely a light one, as a result of Present doesn’t truly drag out the ruse for very lengthy in any respect.

How cute, that each one of Babi’s advances, are portrayed as large curve balls (of large rocks!) that mainly find yourself destroying the Gate of Coronary heart, and inflicting Yumi’s Cell City to break down.

Sure, I can see how all of Babi’s strikes have mainly damaged down all of Yumi’s defenses. 😁

I’m admittedly somewhat cautious about the best way Love cell is portrayed as accepting Babi so reluctantly.. Does this imply that Yumi’s constructive emotions for Babi are doomed to remain shallow..? As a result of Love isn’t absolutely supportive..?

To date, although, I’ve to say that I very a lot benefit from the scenes of Babi and Yumi courting, and getting used to being a brand new couple.

There’s simply one thing so heat and protected concerning the vibe that Babi offers off, that I really feel like Yumi’s coronary heart is in protected palms.

That scene the place Yumi hesitates to let Babi know that she likes consuming the organs, after they’re on the sundae stall, works out so properly.

I like that Yumi fights the urge to faux that she doesn’t eat them, and as a substitute, chooses to be trustworthy that she likes them – however is ok to not eat them, if Babi doesn’t desire them.

Aw. That’s a pleasant compromise, and it really works out tremendous properly, since, because it seems, Babi actually likes the organs too.

Ahh. I like how this relationship goes the trustworthy route, from the start.

The way in which Present builds up the bodily hyperawareness between Babi and Yumi is pitch excellent.

That tropey fall down the steps, the place Babi catches Yumi in a dip, is so tongue-in-cheek amusing, and but, the message is starkly clear: each Babi and Yumi are abruptly very, very discombobulated by the sudden hyperproximity. Hee.

Additionally, can I simply say how tickled I’m, by Tongue cell?

Ahaha, the best way Tongue cell rubs that mint throughout himself, like he’s having a shower with a bar of cleaning soap, is so humorous, and it truly is harking back to how one would roll a mint round one’s mouth, with one’s tongue.

How is that this present so properly thought-out and conceptualized?? 🤩

Naughty cell taking that mint factor, and convincing everybody in Cell City, that Babi’s going to kiss Yumi, main Yumi to develop into much more hyperaware of Babi, is such scrumptious, tingly stuff.

I’ve to confess to feeling somewhat shocked at the truth that Babi does, the truth is, transfer in to kiss Yumi – principally as a result of it is a kdrama, and this principally doesn’t occur so early in a relationship, in kdramas.

However the best way Babi performs it, it appears like the proper stability between candy and thoughtful, and intent and hungry.

The way in which he leans in to kiss Yumi is so mild, and there’s confidence, however there’s additionally a tentativeness in there, which makes me really feel that he’s being very alert to Yumi’s reactions.

After which the best way he reaches over to drag her nearer to him, by the wrist, feels mild too, like Yumi would be capable to simply pull herself away, if she needed to.

However she doesn’t, and the next kisses are tender, and exploratory, whereas tinged with surprise and starvation, on the similar time. Mmm. This feels extremely romantic and my inside fangirl is fainting somewhat bit, not gonna lie. 😍

One of the best shock of all, nevertheless, is when Love cell goes by way of the wormhole, to search out out about Babi’s Cell City, solely to be met with a full-on celebration in her honor.

It’s cute that it’s all so energetic, and everybody tells Love cell so earnestly, that they’ve been wanting to fulfill her, for a very long time. Awww. Isn’t that probably the most cute factor?? 😍

Guh. As Babi and Yumi drown in kisses (flail), I can’t wait to see extra of Babi’s Cell City, and meet the cells that make him tick.

E4. I really like the hesitant awkwardness and the shy smiles between Babi and Yumi, within the wake of their first kiss.

It feels so pitch excellent, all the way down to the best way Babi’s voice wavers barely, and even breaks somewhat bit, as he asks Yumi if they need to get out of the automotive. Very nice work there by  Jinyoung, I say.

It’s a comparatively small beat, however I really like how true-to-life it’s, that only one earnest comment from Babi, that Yumi appears fairly with lengthy hair, is sufficient to give Yumi the motivation to develop out her hair, and as shortly as attainable.

I can very a lot relate, heh. 😁

I’d initially thought that Naughty cell’s idea, that Hair cell would develop hair sooner, if she reads some naughty literature, was fairly a nonsensical factor, however then I turned to Google, and it seems that it’s not full nonsense in spite of everything.

In accordance with this text, there’s a hyperlink between intercourse hormones and hair development in spite of everything. Huh. I didn’t know that. The stuff you be taught from this present! 😅

And, this does work to plant the concept in our minds, that Yumi’s thoughts is being led down some naughty-sexy locations, which is beneficial for the next arc, with the facility going out in her condo, resulting in Babi insisting that she sleep over at his place. Ooh.

That went from zero to heart-thumping actually actually quick! 😁

All of the little comedian beats round Yumi feeling and appearing awkward in Babi’s condo, is sort of humorous and entertaining, with one among my favourite cringey-funny bits convey Yumi pondering that Babi gave her solely his pajama high to put on, and comes out of the lavatory pants-less. Whoops.

Babi’s nervous-awkward-I-don’t-know-where-to-look response is pitch excellent, and I can’t assist groaning and laughing, on the similar time. 😅

I’m glad although, that the night doesn’t go the best way Naughty cell would’ve most well-liked, and as a substitute, works out to be one thing much more candy and comfy, with Yumi falling asleep on the sofa whereas Babi’s within the bathe, and Babi popping out to tuck Yumi in for the night time.

What makes it even higher, is Yumi’s contented voiceover, that this was probably the most romantic night time, as a result of she felt like she was receiving love.

Aww. That’s so beautiful, isn’t it? This completely makes me root for this loveline much more, as a result of if Yumi feels liked, that’s an important factor.

I’m soo tickled by the actions in each cell cities the following morning, as Yumi wakes up and the cells resolve that it’s time for her to launch an assault on Babi, with a candy good morning greeting.

How enjoyable, to see the pink smoke explosions going off in Babi’s cell city, together with his love cell saying to the remainder of the cells, that they should get up, as a result of Babi’s coronary heart has been stolen, and they should present one thing in return. Tee hee! Cute!

And the way excellent, that Babi’s provide to arrange breakfast, units off an analogous pink explosion in Yumi’s cell city, with Starvation cell being the one to be blown away. Ahaha. I LOVE THIS.

AND THEN. Babi apologizes that he’d taken too lengthy to bathe, and that he’ll bathe sooner, subsequent time. AHEM. That sends Naughty cell over the moon, in one other pink explosion, and I’m cackling like a loon. 🤣

These two are so cute, as they carry on setting off these pink explosions of affection in one another’s cell cities. I may watch them do that all day. 😍

And, I gotta say, Babi’s retaining so lots of Yumi’s cells completely satisfied – Starvation cell, Naughty cell, and even Love cell – that I completely perceive why Yumi says that she appears like she’s receiving love. 🥰

On condition that Babi had been the one to encourage Yumi to put in writing, in Season 1, it’s not shocking that he’d even be the one to level her again in direction of her writing goals, this season.

His private tales, and his basic encouraging response to her tales, all lead Yumi to significantly revisit her writing goals, and the best way she goes again residence to look over her previous tales for inspiration, feels so relatable.

The way in which she cringes affectionately at her early writing efforts is so common, I really feel like anybody would be capable to relate. Don’t all of us have stuff like that? Early efforts at issues that we’d thought have been wonderful, however which look clumsy, on hindsight?

I’ve to confess, I’m actually shocked that Yumi finally ends up quitting her job in an effort to pursue her writing goals earlier than it’s too late.

This appears very impetuous, for somebody who’s often far more measured and who tends to plan forward. She doesn’t even have the funds for saved up, to do that comfortably. And, it’s a large, life-changing kind of step.

I do respect how Babi is simply as shocked as I’m, however doesn’t overstep any boundaries, in reacting to her choice.

Some (many?) boyfriends can be upset to search out out about Yumi’s resignation, together with everybody else.

Like, “Why did you inform me about it first? Did I’ve to listen to about it together with everybody else? Am I not your boyfriend?” These are all issues that actual and reel boyfriends might need stated, however Babi says none of this stuff.

As a substitute, despite the fact that he’s shocked, he stays regular and supportive, and I actually respect that about him.

And despite the fact that I’m nonetheless unsure that this was one of the simplest ways to go about chasing her dream, I respect that scene of Yumi touching base together with her youthful self, and seeing that her youthful self would have authorized of this daring transfer.

Time strikes quick on this drama world, and earlier than we all know it, Yumi’s hair is longer, and it’s virtually Christmas. No time to get bored round these components, eh?

The hoops Yumi jumps by way of, to redirect the Christmas plans again to Babi’s suggestion, that they’ve dinner at his place, is sort of amusing.

I’m glad that in the long run, she does simply come out and admit that it will be good to have their Christmas dinner at his place, as a result of that feels extra trustworthy.

Babi’s quiet little squee to himself, as he can’t cease himself from smiling, as Yumi steps away to the washroom, additionally quietly squeeing to herself, is the cutest factor.

Augh. These two. 😍 Watching them like this additionally makes me squee to myself, heh.

Issues are going so swimmingly for them, and the truth that Yumi’s tight on price range appears to forged solely a small shadow, on issues.

E5. Y’know, I’ve to confess, I used to be somewhat shocked and horrified when Yumi runs out of Babi’s condo, to fulfill Woong like Woong requests, as a result of like I’ve stated, I’m on the Babi prepare, and Babi’s been nothing however candy, understanding and supportive in all of this.

I simply couldn’t fathom why Yumi would run on the market to fulfill Woong on such brief discover, and go away Babi within the lurch.

The truth is, Babi is aware of in his intestine, that Yumi’s going out to fulfill Woong, and isn’t truly that completely satisfied about it. Even his Cause cell is upset, alongside together with his Emotion cell.

However his Love cell is the one who leads him to demonstrating his belief in Yumi, by letting her go, with out letting on that he is aware of.

To Yumi’s credit score, she does attempt to inform Babi that she’s going to fulfill Woong, and to Babi’s credit score, he’s so heat and supportive, in the best way that he tells her that it doesn’t matter who she’s going to fulfill, and that she needs to be cautious of the snowy streets.

Augh. Babi’s accepting, unconditionally supportive vibe is so, so beautiful; I’m in a puddle over right here, on Yumi’s behalf. 🫠

I’m so glad for Babi, that his intestine intuition, to belief Yumi, pays off so properly.

The way in which he rushes to open the door, when Yumi rings that doorbell, tells us that beneath that calm exterior, he will need to have been a bundle of nerves, ready for Yumi to come back again. Aw. Poor candy Babi.

I really like the best way he smiles at her so fortunately, as he pulls her into the condo. I really feel like I can really feel his pleasure, in that second.

AND!!! I really like that Babi offers Yumi the passcode to his condo.

It’s been a constructive cycle of belief this night, with Babi exercising belief in Yumi in letting her go to Woong, after which Yumi dwelling as much as that belief, when she comes again.

And now, I really feel like Babi’s going one step additional, to point out his belief in Yumi one step deeper, by giving her the passcode to his condo.

The truth that it’s 1224 – Christmas Eve – makes me assume that Babi modified the passcode that night, to commemorate this step of religion that they’ve taken collectively, and had deliberate to seal it by giving Yumi the passcode, when she returned.

As a result of he had believed that she would return.

Ahhh. It’s so beautiful, actually. 🥰🥰

E6. It’s a bummer that Yumi isn’t gaining a lot traction together with her writing goals, however it’s comforting to see Babi being so candy and supportive, by way of all of it.

He retains an in depth eye on her competitors outcomes, however doesn’t add stress to her by asking her what these outcomes are, and as a substitute, lets her inform him, in her personal time.

However, he additionally makes positive to be there for her, like how he presents to purchase dinner over to her place, as a result of he is aware of that she’s in all probability feeling down about not inserting in the newest competitors. Aw. He’s so very considerate and candy. 😍

This episode, I’m massively tickled by what goes on in Yumi’s cell city, when kissy instances with Babi go in a sizzling ‘n heavy course.

Naughty cell needing it to be darkish in an effort to be naughtier, and making that emergency name to the hand middle, and the hand middle being utterly assured of finding the sunshine swap even with Yumi’s eyes closed, could be very amusing to me.

Hahaha. I can completely see such a situation taking place, the place all these little contextual surrounding tweaks are made as furtively as attainable, in order to not interrupt the kiss that’s happening. 😁

Too unhealthy that their little rendezvous is interrupted by the arrival of Yumi’s mother and father, oops.

The way in which Mother places it, that Babi’s dripping with class, and due to this fact it’s unlikely that his household’s “small enterprise” is definitely that small, is sort of persuasive, truthfully.

I may imagine that if Babi have been some form of chaebol prince, that he can be fairly low-key and modest about it, ie, I may imagine that he would seek advice from the household enterprise as a small enterprise.

Babi’s cellphone dialog together with his sister additionally makes that idea very believable, so I’m not shocked that Yumi’s creativeness goes into overdrive, as she remembers Babi speaking about not liking his father all that a lot.

Starvation cell’s yogurt check is sort of amusing, and I really feel like I’ve seen that in a drama someplace (I believe it might need been Dali and the Cocky Prince?), so maybe this actually is A Factor? That, or a parody, ha. 😁

I couldn’t assist however discover Babi’s cheeky grin, as he tells a really distracted Yumi that he’s going out to be purchase extra snacks for them, coz he’s hungry.

That is the factor that clued me in to the truth that Babi’s truly teasing Yumi, figuring out that she’s attempting to course of the concept he is likely to be some form of wealthy younger grasp, and the inheritor to his household enterprise.

Author cell arising with the dramatic situations, whereas Emotion and Stingy act out stated situations, could be very cute. And what a enjoyable contact, that Detective cell surmises that Author cell is extra lower out to be a drama author than a novelist. Heh. This may very well be very true!

Ahaha, because it seems, Babi’s the son of a tteokbokki enterprise, which is totally the other of Yumi’s chaebol fears. It’s actually endearing, truly, the best way Yumi hugs Babi and is so completely satisfied that he’s not some form of chaebol.

Our Yumi’s not a gold-digger, that’s for positive!

I’m suitably extraordinarily tickled at how the hand middle efficiently switches off the sunshine once more, when kissy instances get sizzling ‘n heavy.

How cute, that Proper Hand completes the mission, after which goes off on his personal, to the touch Babi’s spinal canyon. Which is after we get the visible, of Yumi’s fingers working down Babi’s backbone.

After which, the best way Proper Hand will get trapped and is unable to maneuver, as a result of Babi’s received Yumi in an octopus hug, and so decides to land on the closest planet, H2 – Babi’s left butt cheek –  as a substitute, is as thrilling as it’s hilariously entertaining.

I simply love the best way all of the cells within the command middle cheer on the profitable touchdown of Proper Hand, on planet H2. Tee hee hee! That is so cute! 😂😂

And what an effective way to tie all of it again, after we see Yumi contentedly cuddling with a really sleepy-sexy Babi the following morning, her stars already absolutely charged.

Love, love, LUFF. 😍😍

E7. As a result of Yumi’s the sort to internalize her emotions first, after which share them later, she’s not letting on how she actually feels, throughout her calls with Babi.

I do want that she would simply come out and inform him what’s happening, and the way she feels, however I believe that’s simply the best way Yumi is. She’ll inform him when she’s prepared, however she’s simply not prepared, proper now.

I’m glad that Yumi’s on a visit to Jeju to see Babi, and I’m glad that Babi’s intuitive sufficient to choose up on the truth that Yumi’s not as okay as she insists, and I’m so glad that he responds to her accordingly, telling her gently that it’s okay.

I can see why Yumi would cry in Babi’s embrace.

She’s been attempting to laborious to maintain up a powerful entrance, and right here he’s, all mild and candy, seeing by way of that entrance, and holding her, and telling her that it’s all okay. Soften. 🫠

Which is when Yumi will get the most important shock information ever, that despite the fact that her submission for the competition didn’t win, the Editor-in-Chief is impressed sufficient with it, that he’d wish to publish her work. Ahhh! What completely satisfied information!

I’m glad that Yumi is so cognizant of how grateful she is to Babi, for all of the help that he’s proven her, throughout her total writing journey.

That beat, the place she chooses to easily inform him that she’s grateful for “the whole lot,” as a substitute of the itemized record that Love comes up with, could be very true to life as properly.

That’s what lots of people do, I believe, though I personally do want that Yumi had given Babi the lengthy, detailed model; I do assume he would have appreciated it.

I really like the scene the place Babi picks a tipsy Yumi up for a stroll by the seaside, in order that they’ll have a look at the celebs collectively.

It’s so endearing, that Babi is enamored with a tipsy Yumi, even when she says cuss phrases, or giggles like a loon. Augh. That’s so loving. 🥰

It’s no surprise Yumi feels so liked, and it’s no surprise Naughty cell will get all overvalued and wanting to kiss Babi, hee.

Additionally! Couple rings!! Eee!! The truth that Babi truly remembers their anniversary, whereas Yumi doesn’t seem to, is one way or the other additional candy.

This whole second is completely romantic, with the 2 of them smiling and drowning in kisses on the seaside, beneath the celebs, with fireworks going off behind them. Soo~ beautiful. 🥰

..Which is after we get a somewhat delicate however nonetheless efficient report scratching second, with that flash of Hunch cell receiving some somewhat perplexing intel, in the course of the aurora.

I don’t know what this implies but, and I hate to assume it, however.. this does make my thoughts go to the truth that Babi isn’t endgame for Yumi, within the webtoon. 😭

AND THEN. Da Eun (Shin Ye Eun), the intern who works in Babi’s workplace, enters the image. Dun DUN DUN..?

I can see why Babi might need chosen to omit to say that the intern who lives in his neighborhood, and whom he offers rides to generally, is a reasonably younger woman.

The way in which Yumi’s cells go into overdrive, feeling insecure and anxious, and rationalizing that there’s nothing to be troubled about, as a result of Babi’s simply given her a hoop, is so relatable. That’s precisely how I believe my insides would react, if I have been in Yumi’s scenario.

Yumi finally lands on the safe reply, however not earlier than Nervousness cell’s been overwhelmed up and threatened totally, by Love cell, oops.

And, OMGGG, the entire Popping cell factor is one thing I’ve by no means consciously considered earlier than, nevertheless it makes So! A lot! Sense!

It’s SO TRUE, that youthful women snort and giggle much more simply, and that males have a tendency to search out this engaging.

I really like how Present fleshes out this idea, by telling us that Popping cells have brief lifespans, however are extremely infectious. That feels so spot on!

Regardless that Babi doesn’t look like amused by Da Eun’s giggly response to the soot on his face, I can see why Yumi would really feel insecure on the sight of Da Eun laughing so brightly whereas speaking to Babi over the BBQ pit.

Yumi does the smart Unni factor and is nice to Da Eun and really hospitable too, however then, with Da Eun’s assertion that Babi’s sooo humorous, I can’t blame Yumi for feeling out of kinds and insecure, yet again.

In spite of everything, Babi isn’t humorous together with her. And since Da Eun says that Babi’s sooo humorous, Yumi in all probability can’t assist however surprise if Babi’s very totally different with Da Eun, than together with her, proper?

The way in which Yumi assessments the waters with Babi, by remarking, “Da Eun’s very cute, isn’t she?” is simply the kind of factor I’d anticipate a girlfriend to say.

Babi’s Cause cell’s received all of it coated, although.

The way in which he filters out the inappropriate solutions, as a result of he (accurately!) predicts the form of mistaken impression and response every reply would reap, jogs my memory once more, that Babi is a really intuitive individual, and simply appears to know precisely how one can navigate emotionally difficult conditions.

“Da Eun is cute. And Yumi is cute.”

Ahhh! Babi sidesteps the potential catastrophe very neatly, whereas being truthful, and I’m fairly darn impressed.

As is Yumi, who remarks that he’s a participant.

Hm. Babi doesn’t strike me as a participant, although. All the things he’s stated and achieved to this point, has felt genuinely honest. However.. isn’t that how one of the best gamers roll, although..? 🙈 Okay, we will not take into consideration that proper now.

With Jeju being such a small city, it’s probably not that surprising that Babi would run into Da Eun outdoors the grocery store.

And, on condition that Da Eun’s not carrying a jacket despite the fact that it’s chilly, and on condition that Babi’s received a spare jacket that he retains within the automotive, it does make sense that he would mortgage it to her, simply to be sort and useful.

However Yumi’s girlfriend instincts perk proper up, when she sees Da Eun carrying Babi’s jacket; it makes her consider how he’d as soon as given her his jacket off his personal again, in order that she wouldn’t be chilly with out one.

To which I say, at the very least Babi doesn’t give Da Eun the jacket off his personal again, this time..? It’s infinitely higher that he offers her the jacket in his automotive, than the one on his again, proper?

On the similar time, I perceive Yumi’s query to Babi, which ends off this episode.

In asking Babi when he’d began liking her, she’s attempting to determine whether or not his gesture again then, of lending her his jacket, had meant something – and by extension, she will determine whether or not his gesture now, of lending Da Eun his jacket, means something.

Will Babi’s reply fulfill Yumi, and can that put an finish to this.. distraction?

E8. After we return to the scene the place we left off final episode, there’s that complete sequence, the place Babi’s Cause and Emotion cells knock out Love cell, and take the reminiscence scroll to that abandoned nook of cell city (labeled with “Hazard” indicators and all!), to burn it.

After which, they offer Love cell a faked reminiscence scroll, with the cleaned-up reminiscence, which Babi finally tells Yumi; that he’d first fallen for her, when he’d seen her bopping to music within the workplace pantry.

As a lot as I really like Babi, this complete factor offers me pause. As a result of, what concerning the reply wanted to be cleaned up, earlier than he may give Yumi a solution, proper?

E9. I really feel like fairly often, the factor that wears down lengthy distance relationships, is the best way the couple isn’t capable of share within the nitty-gritty troubles of each day life, and due to this fact begin to really feel distant from one another, as a result of they really feel that the opposite individual simply doesn’t perceive.

I believe that there’s a little bit of that happening, with Yumi and Babi.

I imply, on the upside, it’s candy that they do what they’ll, to share one another’s days through their calls, and that beat, the place Babi sends Yumi a field of fairly truffles to cheer her up after her run-in with Management-Z and the entire castella cake and ginger pie factor.

On the draw back, this nonetheless isn’t fairly sufficient to fill in all of the wistful gaps of them being aside for such an prolonged time period.

I used to be glad for the concept of Yumi going to Jeju Island to spend time with Babi over the Christmas holidays, as a result of they’ve been aside for such a very long time, and this time collectively guarantees to be a great way of recharging them and their relationship.

However thenn.. that’s when all of the doubts begin creeping in.

First, with Yumi working into the true property agent displaying the home to potential new tenants, as a result of, what a shock it should be for Yumi, to solely hear of this massive choice, not from Babi himself, however from the true property agent whom she simply occurs to run into.

After all this might sow seeds of doubt in Yumi, that Babi hasn’t talked about something about shifting, despite the fact that they’ve been involved pretty frequently.

Isn’t {that a} signal of distance within the relationship, in spite of everything?

After which, there’s the factor the place Yumi runs into Da Eun, and Da Eun kind of admits that she’d had emotions for Babi.

The poignant factor about all this, is that we see how Yumi’s doing all she will, to rationalize the whole lot, in order that she will proceed to remain dedicated to the connection.

That scene, the place Love cell shreds the record of dislikes that Yumi had as soon as made with Yi Da, and explains that there’ve been instances when she’s checked out different good-looking males and thought they have been cool, illustrates this so completely.

Haven’t all of us achieved comparable issues earlier than, like rationalizing issues in a manner that makes the scenario earlier than us extra acceptable in our hearts and minds?

Not that it’s mistaken to take action; actually not.

I do assume that it’s vital to compromise generally, for the sake of preserving a relationship, as a result of individuals are imperfect, and when you maintain onto an ideal set of requirements, nobody would ever be capable to dwell as much as them.

In that respect, I can empathize with Yumi and why she rationalizes issues, in an effort to protect her relationship with Babi.

The complete break-up scene is such a heartbreaking one, truthfully, and so fantastically portrayed by each Kim Go Eun and Jinyoung. The redness of their eyes, they usually battle again tears, as Yumi and Babi understand in flip, what’s taking place. Augh. Actually, rather well achieved.

On Yumi’s facet of issues, I can perceive that that is her #1, non-negotiable rule, that her accomplice must not ever be swayed by one other lady, even somewhat bit, and he or she realizes that that is the one factor that she can’t convey herself to compromise on.

Like she says in voiceover, generally, courting leads you to be taught extra about your self than your accomplice, and that is the second that she realizes that she simply can’t settle for the concept Babi was swayed by another person, even for a second.

On Babi’s facet of issues, I’ve to say that as a impartial bystander, I don’t discover myself judging his actions very harshly, truly.

Primarily, the human coronary heart could be a fickle, simply distracted factor, and so I really feel like I can’t fault him an excessive amount of, for having felt one thing, when Da Eun made that oblique confession to him.

In spite of everything, even the Bible says, in Jeremiah 17:9, “The center is deceitful above all issues and past remedy. Who can perceive it?”

Generally – oftentimes, extra doubtless – we are able to’t management the emotions that our hearts entertain.

What we can management, is what we do in response.

And Babi doesn’t do something that may give Da Eun the mistaken thought. He conducts himself in the identical informal, offhanded, amiable-but-distant method that he’s all the time had together with her, even earlier than he’d felt swayed by her.

And, when he begins to really feel burdened by the mandarin oranges that her household continues to ship him after she’s left for Busan, he does what I contemplate to be a smart factor: he takes steps to take away himself from the scenario, whereas affirming to himself, that he loves Yumi and doesn’t need to break up together with her.

Initially, I’d thought that Babi may and will have been upfront with Yumi about this, however on additional thought, spurred by Trent’s feedback on the topic, I understand that that wouldn’t have been useful to the connection in spite of everything.

The important thing factor is, smart and skilled individuals who’ve had lifelong relationships have stated that love is a call, not a sense.

Whereas Babi couldn’t management the place his emotions leaned for some time, he did management his selections, and his selections have been persistently prioritizing his relationship with Yumi. For that purpose, I do discover my sympathies with Babi, on this one.

I respect that with Babi’s heartfelt apology, and his earnest plea that Yumi rethink her choice, Yumi does waver.

The truth is, we see Love cell destroy that plaque with Yumi’s #1 courting rule on it, and even interrupt the listening to, the place Choose cell is about to pronounce Babi responsible of wounding Yumi.

However.. as I’ve simply talked about, we are able to’t management the emotions that our hearts entertain, and Yumi’s emotions flip from damage to rage.

I truthfully really feel that that rage comes from an amalgamation of emotional wounds that Yumi has sustained over her numerous relationships, and doesn’t simply come from this single incident with Babi.

However the level is, Yumi’s not in a state the place she will discover it in her coronary heart to proceed on this relationship, whether or not Babi’s sincerely sorry or not, and that’s why she goes by way of with the break-up.

She chooses the factor that’s proper for her, in that second, despite the fact that Babi’s trespass isn’t the worst factor ever, and now we have to respect that.

I’m somewhat surprised on the finality of the shut of the episode, as a result of I’d anticipated Babi to do extra to run after Yumi, however maybe he is aware of Yumi properly sufficient to know that she actually means it when she says she will’t see them going again to the best way issues was, even when they have been to proceed their relationship.

E11. The way in which Yumi mentally designates numerous shops within the neighborhood as Babi zones and actively avoids them, feels very true to life.

A minimum of, I really feel like that’s one thing I’d do, if I have been in Yumi’s sneakers, and confronted with the potential of working into my ex, now that I do know that he’s moved again into the neighborhood.

The way in which Yumi will get bolder as her profitable streak of avoiding Babi will get longer, additionally feels true to life. Don’t all of us are inclined to get somewhat reckless after a stretch of success?

However gosh, the best way Yumi runs into Babi on the coffeeshop, and detects his presence first by his scent, after which his voice, feels so on-point.

After all she would know him by his scent; it’s a scent that she’s recognized and liked up shut, for over a yr.

And naturally she would then instantly know him by his voice; she doesn’t have to see his face, to know that he’s there.

At this second, I simply need to pause to say that Babi’s visuals are very spot-on this episode, within the sense that, with out him needing to say something in any respect, I can see that he’s out of kinds, and has been out of kinds for a while.

He appears somewhat puffy and wan, like he hasn’t been consuming or sleeping properly, and his hair all the time appears just a bit lower than completely tidy, like he hasn’t fairly gotten himself collectively.

I really like this consideration to element, and I assumed this was very properly achieved certainly.

Again on matter, how very awkward but sensible, that Yumi and Babi can be mistaken for nonetheless being collectively, since they’ve been regulars at this explicit coffeeshop, whereas courting.

Yumi’s Emotion cell having a meltdown that Yumi’s dressed so carelessly, and Cause cell stepping in to say {that a} assured angle is extra vital, feels precisely like how I’d think about Yumi’s ideas to be racing, whereas confronted together with her ex, unexpectedly proper in entrance of her.

Regardless that Babi appears out of kinds, he manages to reward Yumi on her writing and her novel, which I assumed was candy. He’s all the time been concerned about her writing, in spite of everything, and it’s good that despite the fact that they’ve damaged up, he’s nonetheless studying her novel.

Guh. I’ve to confess, my coronary heart leaped when Babi runs after Yumi, and tells her that he misses her terribly. My goodness, my coronary heart wavered on Yumi’s behalf; he appears so honest and earnest.

Earlier than we see what occurs on this scene, although, I’m glad that we again up a bit, and that we get to see issues from Babi’s perspective, after the break-up.

The second, when he wonders to himself, what would have occurred if Yumi had trusted him the best way he’d trusted her, is so plaintive.

It’s true that he’d felt insecure that point at Christmas Eve too, however had chosen to belief her, and that had reaped a beautiful milestone of belief and love of their relationship.

Whereas the circumstances this time are totally different, there’s sufficient similarity between the 2, that I can see why Babi would ask himself this query.

Yumi’s additionally feeling insecure presently, not too in contrast to how Babi had felt insecure that point too.

The distinction, after all, is that Yumi had not truly wavered in her emotions for Babi, whereas Babi’s emotions had wavered. However the core concern of insecurity vs. dedication is there.

I do really feel that objectively talking, Yumi may have given the connection extra of an opportunity, as a substitute of breaking apart then and there. Nonetheless, I rationalize that Yumi’s experiences kind the lens by way of which she feels all of this.

If she hadn’t been as emotionally wounded from earlier relationships, I do assume that she’d have had extra emotional buffer with which to climate this storm with Babi.

It’s somewhat unsettling to see Babi so torn up and so bitter, when all we’ve seen of him thus far, has been sweetness and steadfastness, nevertheless it’s good; it’s truly vital, that we get to know Babi higher.

Importantly, now that he’s misplaced Yumi, he doesn’t abruptly gravitate to Da Eun like another males in his sneakers would possibly; in spite of everything, it’s human nature to crave acceptance, after having been rejected.

As a substitute, he’s resolute – virtually bitter – in the best way he’s tightlipped round Da Eun, when she stops by the entrance of his home.

I believe that reveals his coronary heart as properly; that even when the door’s been closed on his relationship with Yumi, and even when Da Eun is standing proper there in entrance of him, he’s not biting.

I additionally respect how pure his Love cell is, as Love cell tries to inform the opposite cells, that they need to inform Yumi how her writing has improved, the following time Babi sees her. That’s candy, truthfully.

I believe that many different males in Babi’s sneakers would really feel bitter in direction of Yumi as a substitute, and never even assume to learn her internet novel, not to mention praise her on her writing progress.

How poignant, to see how Babi’s been working laborious to keep away from the “Yumi zones” within the neighborhood, for a similar causes that Yumi had been avoiding the “Babi zones.”

And much more poignant, is after we see Babi come to the conclusion, two months later, that he misses her and desires to inform her so, if he have been to run into her.

Again within the current, I really like how we get to see the conflicting ideas and emotions working rampant in Yumi, as her numerous cells shout out what they’d wish to say.

Cause needs her to be chilly; Emotion needs to inform him that she’s missed him too; the best way her ft refuse to maneuver, despite the fact that Cause thinks that it’s time to depart. All of it feels so relatable.

Once more, the best way Kim Go Eun and Jinyoung play this scene is so, so good.

The way in which Babi’s and Yumi’s eyes flip crimson, as they each battle to carry again tears; the best way the feelings rise in each their voices, as they try and articulate what they need to say. All of it feels so actual, and so uncooked.

It feels so relatable, that Yumi’s Emotion cell would take over, by kicking Cause cell out of orbit, after which reminding all the opposite cells that their motto is, “As soon as an Oppa, all the time an Oppa!”

Tee hee hee. I gotta say, these kpop references tickle me enormously. 😁

I really like the best way Present balances the amusing cell city antics, with the burgeoning emotion of the scene; that is the form of factor that might crash and burn, however Present makes it work, and really properly.

Each the best way Kim Go Eun and Jinyoung ship their traces, and the traces themselves, are so excellent.

I really like that Babi, being as instinctive as all the time, reads Yumi’s feelings on her face, as a substitute of simply listening to her phrases, and calls her out on mendacity, that she hasn’t missed him in any respect.

However when she challenges him on this, he doesn’t push his manner by way of, despite the fact that Yumi’s emotions are so clear to learn, and as a substitute tells her that it’s his want, that it have been a lie that she didn’t miss him.

After which the best way he appears at her and asks once more, so plaintively –  that it actually was a lie, proper? – offers her the chance to choke out, “Me too.”

Aww. I find it irresistible. I really like that whereas she struggles to say the phrases, Babi simply waits, as a substitute of attempting to place phrases in her mouth.

And I really like that the second these phrases go away her lips, he’s pulling her right into a hug, and rubbing her again, and telling her that he’s sorry, and he’s missed her.

Augh. The feels! I used to be utterly and completely caught up within the feels of this second, I inform ya.

The fact setting in afterwards, that issues actually aren’t the identical as earlier than, in all probability weighed on me as a lot because it weighed on Yumi; it was laborious to observe Babi and Yumi stroll on eggshells round one another.

I can perceive why issues find yourself feeling like a shadow of the previous relationship, although.

In spite of everything that they’ve been by way of to get again collectively, after all each Babi and Yumi need issues to return to the best way they’d been; that’s the purpose, in each of their minds.

However issues can’t return so simply to the best way they’d been, due to all of the hurts, wounds and distance they’ve gone by way of, and they also act like the whole lot’s advantageous, in service of accomplishing the purpose, given a while, however find yourself feeling extra distant from one another than earlier than.

Gah. That’s unhappy. 😭

E12. Their relationship is now all well mannered and cautious, the place earlier than, issues had been far more pure and spontaneous.

The so-called horny sign which turned out to be nothing in spite of everything, and the missed timing of them taking turns to put on their couple rings all add to the awkwardness that’s been coming to a sluggish boil between them.

The sensation of emotional distance between them simply retains getting amplified, notably when Babi leaves for his enterprise journey – and all of it involves a screeching head, when Yumi discovers that Babi by no means left Seoul.

That was a very earth-tilting second for me, not gonna lie.

I couldn’t consider a purpose that might clarify why Babi can be mendacity a couple of enterprise journey.

However then, when Yumi confronts him and the reality comes spilling out, I really feel like I can perceive.

With the emotional distance that’s been rising between them, they haven’t been speaking in deep or significant methods, and the whole lot’s been confined to floor niceties, more than likely as a result of each of them had been afraid to rock the boat.

This second likelihood will need to have felt so fragile, in spite of everything.

With that emotional distance, I can think about that they might discover it more durable and more durable to speak to one another about troublesome issues.

And so, despite the fact that I believe it’s a somewhat weird scenario, I can settle for that Babi couldn’t convey himself to inform Yumi concerning the accident, and I can settle for that he himself couldn’t fairly perceive why both.

What these two have wanted, for on a regular basis that they’ve had collectively on this second go-around, is a shot of pure, unfiltered honesty in speaking about how they really feel about one another, and this second is it.

The way in which Yumi asks if it’s as a result of he regrets getting again collectively together with her, and since he doesn’t really feel the best way he used to, is strictly the primer that Babi wants, to have the ability to articulate that it’s precisely the other; that he’d felt afraid that Yumi regretted it, and that it had appeared that approach to him.

The tears rising to the floor; the best way Babi strikes in to carry her, and kiss her, with the floodgates of emotion, starvation and tenderness huge open; it’s all such viscerally knee-wobbling stuff.

On this second, there is no such thing as a doubt; solely a affirmation of their enduring love for one another.

When Babi then tearfully broaches the topic of marriage, it appears like he’s skipped just a few steps in articulating what he means to say, however I like what I believe he’s attempting to say: I don’t remorse it in any respect, and I’d select you one million instances over – let’s get married, as a result of I select you, yet again.

Swoon. Faint. I can’t assist it. 🫠

[END SPOILER]

Babi and Da Eun

I’ve already just about defined how I really feel about the entire Babi-Da Eun factor within the earlier part, however I assumed that it would nonetheless be value sharing a few of my different ideas concerning the Babi-Da Eun factor, in a standalone part.

Primarily, these are my quick reactions to the backstory that Present offers us, in episode 8, in addition to to the entire earthquake factor, which happens in the identical episode.

[SPOILER ALERT]

E8. I do like that we get some context and backstory, round Da Eun and her crush on Babi.

It’s true that Babi’s fairly the catch, and I completely get why Da Eun would develop a crush on him.

Importantly, we see that Babi doesn’t truly encourage this crush, and doesn’t conceal the truth that he has a girlfriend.

The truth is, based on Da Eun, Babi’s bragged about Yumi to his colleagues, in order that’s good, as a result of it signifies that he’s being utterly open about the truth that he’s very a lot taken.

AND THEN. We see that Babi’s cell city experiences the tremors of an earthquake, when Da Eun makes that oblique confession to Babi, on the bus cease.

Which signifies that despite the fact that Babi handles it with an acceptable sense of distance, his coronary heart is wavering in response.

AND THENNNN. When Babi spots Da Eun leaving on the bus for Busan, Babi’s cell city experiences a full-on earthquake.

ACK. Which means that despite the fact that Babi isn’t doing something inappropriate – for instance, he doesn’t go after Da Eun to the airport, thank goodness – he IS feeling one thing on the within, in response to Da Eun.

No. Noooo. NOOoOo~ *wails*

I hadn’t anticipated this from Babi, in any respect! 😭😭😭

This does tie up very neatly with that earlier arc, the place Babi had cleaned up his reminiscence of when he’d first preferred Yumi, although.

I imply, on hindsight, the one inappropriate reply would have been that Babi had preferred Yumi, when he’d nonetheless been courting his ex-girlfriend. To my thoughts, that may be the one purpose that reminiscence wanted to be cleaned up, and another, acceptable reminiscence served up as a replacement.

Additionally, all this time, I’ve been pondering that Babi actually is the proper boyfriend, I’ve truly additionally been questioning what flaw Present would introduce, for Babi, as a result of with this drama world being as sensible as it’s, there’s no manner that Babi would truly be excellent.

I simply.. hadn’t anticipated that this might be Babi’s flaw; that he tends to start out having emotions for different ladies, whereas nonetheless in a dedicated relationship.

*BAWLS* That is NOT okay, Present. I am not okay. 😫😫😫

[END SPOILER]

Yumi and Woong [SPOILERS]

Though I used to be absolutely on the Babi prepare this season, I used to be sincerely glad that Present introduced Woong again, and continued to cope with the residual feelings associated to Woong’s relationship with Yumi.

In spite of everything, they’d damaged up fairly abruptly, and neither of them had truly needed to finish the connection.

It feels becoming that Present convey Woong again, to discover the reality behind the break-up, and provides him an opportunity to attempt to win Yumi again – which, in flip, offers Yumi an opportunity to determine her true emotions.

Though I discovered that a few of the narrative beats made Woong look somewhat too hapless and foolish, general, I used to be glad with how Present resolved this arc.

I’m glad that in the long run, this relationship is handled with sensitivity and respect, despite the fact that Yumi doesn’t find yourself reuniting with Woong.

I’m additionally glad that in the end, each Yumi and Woong come out of this figuring out that they sincerely nonetheless take care of one another. This feels wholesome and mature, and it’s utterly in step with Yumi’s development journey.

[SPOILER ALERT]

E1. It’s positively unhappy and poignant, to revisit the breakup between Woong and Yumi.

In spite of everything, Woong is a genuinely good man, who sincerely cares about Yumi. And, the breakup has nothing to do with fading emotions on both facet.

So, it appears like such a wasted alternative, to permit this love relationship to be put to an finish, like this.

However, as Present tends in direction of, that is such an awesome depiction of what occurs in actual life too, isn’t it?

A variety of relationships don’t work out, and it typically has nothing to do with both celebration being a foul individual, or both celebration not caring concerning the different individual anymore. So typically, it has to do extra with issues like timing, and circumstances, and that does appear to be the case right here too.

This episode, it turns into clear that past the completely satisfied face that Woong reveals on SNS, he nonetheless misses Yumi.

That shot of him sitting on the basketball court docket, watching Yumi’s profile (the place he nonetheless has the center subsequent to her identify!), with a mournful expression on his face, and tears in his eyes, tells me that he actually does miss her.

On the similar time, it appears like his Cause cell’s taken over, and determined that this simply isn’t a relationship that might work proper now, given his circumstances.

As we’d seen on the finish of Season 1, he and Yumi had been spending much less and fewer time collectively, and had been rising distant, and numerous that needed to do together with his firm, and the way enterprise was going.

That final little bit of unhealthy information, will need to have been the nail within the coffin, for Woong, that had made him resolve that it was finest for each him and Yumi, that they cease attempting to make one thing work, that in the end wasn’t working.

E5. Present actually had me going for some time there, with Woong’s imagined end result of his unintentional assembly with Yumi, the place she expresses concern for him, and sits down with him over espresso, to speak.

What a impolite shock it will need to have been for Woong, to have Yumi deal with their assembly as a pure transaction, when he’s been eager for an opportunity to reconnect together with her.

On this level, although, I truly assume this labored out fairly near actual life.

As in, so typically, we’d think about what it’s wish to run into an ex, and all of the potential methods we’d reconnect consequently, but when we ever do truly run in that ex, it’s very doubtless as awkward and stilted as Woong’s assembly with Yumi, over that rice cooker.

I additionally actually respect that Present additionally goes again, and reveals us how all of Yumi’s numerous cells are collectively attempting to give you an acceptable method by which Yumi ought to reply to the scenario.

The truth that Yumi must make a snap choice on how one can react to Woong; Stingy cell mentioning stuff concerning the precise transaction, and the way they need to forestall Woong from negotiating; Emotion getting all choked up; Delight getting upset; Decorum talking up about manners; everybody leaving it to Cause cell, who decides that it’s finest to maintain it brief.

All of these various ideas and emotions, at battle inside Yumi for a single lengthy second, feels so true to life. After all her ideas and emotions can be in every single place, when she’s abruptly confronted with the sight of Woong in entrance of her like that.

It additionally feels very true to life, that even after their brief interplay, Detective cell would proceed to ask all kinds of questions, which proceed to pique Yumi’s curiosity about Woong and why he’d be concerned about shopping for a rice cooker, when he doesn’t cook dinner.

The way in which Yumi manages to determine that Woong’s firm had gone out of enterprise, at across the time they’d damaged up, additionally appears like one thing that might occur in actual life. You actually can discover out a lot by way of the web and social media, when you put your thoughts to it, sure?

Yumi’s ideas going wild, as Author cell comes up with a situation of how Woong hadn’t been capable of say something, when she’d introduced up the concept of marriage, is so relatable as properly.

After all Yumi’s creativeness would go into overdrive, now that she’s belatedly found this key piece of details about Woong.

With all this happening, I can see why Yumi’s coronary heart is not within the Christmas celebration with Babi, and it’s so on-point, that the few cells who can convey themselves to, would collect to attempt to pull off a contented celebration with Babi anyway.

It’s such an awesome visible, although, that because the few cells attempt to make merry, it’s truly raining in cell city. Aw. Yumi’s crying on the within, however attempting to smile on the surface. Once more, one thing to which we should always all be capable to relate.

I can see why Yumi would ship Woong that textual content to want him merry christmas, as a result of Yumi’s a heat individual, and I’d imagine that she genuinely feels sorry for being that chilly and transactional with Woong in individual.

So, I can settle for that this textual content is her effort to easy issues over – from a distance. So, she will get to really feel like a greater individual, with out having to work together with Woong in individual.

The way in which Woong’s Love cell methods Delight, Woong’s prime cell, over that bridge, after which explodes the entire bridge (discuss burning down bridges! 😅), is such an effective way of displaying us how Woong’s lastly making the choice to place his pleasure apart, for the sake of 1 final likelihood with Yumi.

E5. When Present reveals why Yumi goes on the market to fulfill Woong – to return his poster, which she believes is valuable to him, and to inform him that she’s seeing somebody – all of it is sensible to me once more.

I can very a lot settle for that Yumi feels that that is the appropriate factor to do; to return Woong’s treasured merchandise, and to apologize for not having been there for him, when he’d wanted her, to want him properly for the longer term, and likewise, to accord him with the respect of telling him in individual, that she’s now seeing another person.

I actually like that in all of her reflections over her discovery of Woong’s actual scenario, Yumi’s been sympathetic and compassionate, and likewise, fast to show the lens on herself, to look at how she may have achieved issues higher, and in another way.

When Woong factors out that he’s the one who hadn’t advised her the reality, the best way Yumi responds, saying that it will have been good if he’d advised her, is the proper mixture of mild wistfulness at what may have been, and contented acceptance, that that is their actuality.

I really feel unhappy for Woong, as a result of I do have a smooth spot for him, however that is life, y’know? Generally you make errors which you can’t undo, and generally you lose somebody valuable due to it.

It’s one thing that Woong might want to come to phrases with on his personal, with out Yumi, and I hope that he’ll see higher, happier days forward of him, given a while.

E10. Though Present positions Woong’s buy of all of Yumi’s ebook on the bookstore as a candy gesture, I form of want he didn’t? I dunno; I simply don’t need Yumi to have a false sense of success.

I would like her to expertise what it’s actually like, to have her ebook actually promote out, not as a result of an ex-boyfriend with cash to spare determined that he would purchase all of them, however as a result of everybody thinks her ebook is wonderful.

I’m amused that Management-Z (P.O) seems to be the one who connects Woong and Yumi, despite the fact that neither of them is actively looking for the opposite out. Heh. I knew that Management-Z would assist to drive our story ahead!

It’s so ridiculous (but completely in character), the best way Management-Z stops Woong’s automotive, and hitches a journey – after which engineers it to develop into an “unintentional” assembly between Woong and Yumi, ha.

The way in which he talks a lot about destiny and future to Woong is sort of amusing as properly, as a result of Woong actually isn’t the sort to imagine in destiny, however now can’t fairly not imagine in it somewhat bit, since Yumi’s abruptly standing in entrance of his automotive.

The entire bragging combo factor is on-point and hilarious, as a result of I can completely imagine that one of many issues that somebody in Woong’s place would need to do when working into an ex-girlfriend, is present simply how profitable he’s now, in comparison with earlier than.

How candy of Yumi although, to congratulate Woong so sincerely, saying that she’d all the time recognized that he would succeed.

That’s so uncalculated and pure; I can see why Woong would completely waver within the face of that.

I really like the visible in Woong’s cell city, the place Cause tries to cease the center from thumping in response to Yumi, and is advised that the center shouldn’t be inside his jurisdiction.

After which, the 40 kilograms of lingering emotions within the trunk of the automotive, which Conscience was attempting to smuggle over to Love cell, is so spot-on and hilarious. 😂

That makes a lot sense although, that it’s Conscience who’s in possession of those lingering emotions. In spite of everything, Woong had been the one to interrupt up with Yumi, whereas retaining the reality of his scenario from her.

Additionally, I really like that element, that when Woong hears from Management-Z that Yumi’s single and never courting anybody, the bruises and scars on Love cell fade immediately.

Aww. I don’t know if I’m truly rooting for Woong and Yumi to get again collectively, however I identical to the concept Woong’s Love cell is healed up, and feeling so significantly better.

E11. On the high of episode, we see that Woong’s the one leaving glowing feedback on the brand new chapters of Yumi’s internet novel, and feeling all fuzzy and completely satisfied about it.

I don’t know if I’m supposed to search out this endearing, however whereas I respect his good intentions, my ideas round this are just like what I stated about him shopping for up her books on the bookstore; I kinda want he wouldn’t.

As a result of, despite the fact that this does make Yumi completely satisfied, it’s making her completely satisfied in a lie. What I would like for Yumi, is to style that happiness, when the success and the great feedback are all actual.

In a bizarre kind of manner, I really feel like Woong is diluting Yumi’s journey by doing issues like this, which is why I want he wouldn’t, despite the fact that I perceive that he means properly.

I’m glad that Yumi chooses to inform Woong that she’s courting Babi once more, despite the fact that she’s not obligated to.

Additionally, what a Predicament Woong finds himself in; he can’t diss a second-chance relationship as a result of he needs to have a second likelihood with Yumi too. Poor man.

[END SPOILER]

Woong vs. Babi [SPOILERS]

It’s virtually inevitable that we as viewers examine Woong and Babi, since Present units up our story with Yumi mainly being pursued by each of them, at totally different factors of this season.

Like I discussed earlier on this overview, I’ve real affection for each characters, so my remarks on this aren’t meant in a malicious or antagonistic method.

It’s simply that, trying on the scenario, I discovered myself on #TeamBabi, when it got here to the love triangle, and I discuss a bit extra about that, on this subsequent spoiler part.

[SPOILER ALERT]

E11. With a lot emotional stuff on all sides, it’s little surprise that we find yourself with such an ungainly scenario, on the finish of the episode.

Woong’s received all this pent-up frustration, alongside together with his sense of rejection and dejection, and Babi’s received a way of insecurity, I believe, that comes from the awkward eggshell-walking scenario with Yumi.

And naturally, as they arrive head to head with one another, it’s going to get awkward.

I believe it’s somewhat petty of Woong to name out Babi on the entire wavering factor, utilizing data that he didn’t be taught straight from Yumi, however from Management-Z, so I can perceive that Babi would really feel attacked, and look able to battle again simply as aggressively.

E12. At this second, although, I’ve to admit to being on #TeamBabi, as a result of he’s formally Yumi’s boyfriend now, and due to this fact Woong shouldn’t be attempting to mess issues up.

Plus, despite the fact that I’ve an excessive amount of affection for Woong, I can’t simply overlook that when push had come to shove, he’d made the acutely aware selection to surrender on his relationship with Yumi, for the sake of his pleasure.

That selection to surrender is a reasonably weighted one, in my ebook. That means, that docks extra factors in my ebook, than Babi’s momentary wavering, as a result of at the very least in Babi’s case, he continued to decide on Yumi.

I sometimes are inclined to roll my eyes when dramas pit male leads in opposition to one another in petty methods, however I need to say that I used to be fairly amused by the best way each Woong’s and Babi’s cells declare battle, and begin charging on the different celebration, with battle cries and the whole lot.

I’m actually fairly amused that when Woong makes all these barbed statements about Babi, it triggers Babi into making a counter-attack, together with his trademark eloquence coming into play in a manner that I haven’t but seen – with barbed wire connected.

“Are you telling me what sort of lady Yumi is true now? I’d know extra about Yumi than you. I’ve in all probability dated Yumi longer than you. And I’m at present Yumi’s boyfriend, too.

What you simply stated appears like recommendation that somebody who was at the very least Yumi’s boyfriend, household, or finest buddy would have the appropriate to present. However what are you to Yumi proper now, Mr. Goo Woong? Aren’t you simply nothing to her?

If you happen to’re saying this as a result of you may have some kind of relationship with Yumi, then you definately’re disproving what you simply stated your self. That Yumi isn’t that form of individual.

So once you say there’s no manner Yumi would try this as a result of she’s not that form of individual, in the long run, you’re saying that you simply don’t have any relationship with Yumi.

So if a person who has no relation to Yumi is attempting to point out that he is aware of about her in entrance of her boyfriend, then what’s the conclusion? It signifies that you’re sticking your nostril the place it doesn’t belong, Mr. Goo Woong.”

After which Babi closes all of it by backing off barely, with a smile.

“Are you offended by what I stated? Then I’ll apologize. I used to be simply confirming your relationship together with her. I didn’t imply it in a foul manner.”

Ooh. Burnnn.

I really feel like that is one other glimpse into Babi’s different sides, that we haven’t but seen, as a result of he’s typically so candy and easygoing. Like I stated earlier than, I do assume that that is vital; I like feeling like we’re attending to know Babi higher, despite the fact that it’s a bit on the slower facet of issues.

As fond as I’m of Woong as a personality, I do assume that he deserves the burn, this spherical, for attempting to meddle in Yumi’s relationship, albeit not directly.

Additionally, Woong’s try at attempting to make Babi look unhealthy, by waving his CEO identify card round, was additionally in poor style, I really feel.

I’m glad that Yumi reveals up when she does, as a result of she’s the one to settle all of this. All that issues on this scenario, is Yumi’s opinion in spite of everything, proper?

And, on this case, Yumi’s received her priorities clear. Regardless that she does care considerably for Woong, Babi’s a lot larger on the precedence record.

I’d say that it’s smart of Yumi to separate the 2 guys, on the first alternative.

[END SPOILER]

P.O as Management Z

I simply needed to present P.O a fast shout-out, as a result of though the arc for his character Management Z did really feel somewhat random at instances, he managed to nonetheless make Management Z endearing, in the long run.

[SPOILER ALERT]

Plus, the entire courting scenario between Management-Z and Ruby in episode 12 feels fairly random and weird, nevertheless it nonetheless works out to be pretty entertaining to see how they go from eager to reject one another, to wanting thus far one another.

Additionally, not forgetting that this arc, along with Management Z’s different arcs, typically works fairly successfully as a plot catalyst for our central story.

[END SPOILER]

SPOTLIGHT ON THE PENULTIMATE EPISODE [SPOILERS]

What. A. Rollercoaster. this episode turned out to be.

That’s the factor with this present. It may actually go in any course, and it will nonetheless make narrative sense; it dances to its personal rhythm and doesn’t care about kdrama custom. I’m a helpless passenger on this journey, my coronary heart holding on for pricey life.

For a begin, I used to be thrilled to start out the episode with Yumi and Babi getting engaged. Like I stated earlier than, I’m very a lot on board with this as an expression of dedication between them, as a result of it says “I select you” in such a particular manner.

And so, it made me actually completely satisfied to see each Yumi and Babi look completely satisfied about it, and be loving and content material of their conversations with one another, with a constructive hope for his or her future collectively.

The way in which Yumi gained over Babi’s reticent dad together with her love for tteokbokki could be very endearing as properly, as a result of the second Dad softened in direction of her, was when she was simply being herself, consuming his tteokbokki deliciously and delightedly.

The truth that Babi’s dad, who’s typically so reserved, not solely together with his phrases, however together with his gestures of affection, proactively goes after Yumi to present her spending cash, is a big deal, as a result of that is such a trademark Korean manner of elders demonstrating approval and affection for a youthful individual.

It feels actually vital, that Dad would give Yumi spending cash, when he’s by no means achieved that even for his personal son. (For the report, I’m positive Babi obtained an allowance as a child; this spending cash is a gesture of approval and affection, like I stated.)

I’m glad that Yumi and Woong have that dialog over espresso, the place Woong congratulates Yumi on her upcoming marriage, despite the fact that it truly is the very last thing he needs to do, as we see from his aggrieved Love cell’s tearful rantings.

It feels wholesome, and when Woong asks to be invited to the marriage, Yumi’s reply, that she’d have to debate it with Babi, feels wholesome too. She’s not presuming that Babi can be snug with it, and I like that she’s so upfront about it with Woong.

When Woong tells Yumi that his largest remorse in life, shouldn’t be having the ability to reply her when she’d urged they get married, it feels actually poignant, due to the may’ve beens..

However, it nonetheless feels wholesome as a result of I do assume it’s good that Woong’s capable of articulate it and inform Yumi about it, and launch it from his coronary heart, so to talk.

It’s when Woong asks Yumi if she loves Babi, that I begin to sniff the primary indicators of bother – as a result of Yumi’s not capable of reply definitively – as a result of Love cell’s nonetheless in exile. Aw mann.. 🥺

I really like – like, actually actually love – all of the scenes of Babi coming over to deal with Yumi whereas she’s sick with a chilly.

That basically is so candy, and I really like how tender and mild he’s in direction of her, even climbing into mattress to maintain her firm, not caring whether or not he would possibly catch the bug from her.

Which is why my coronary heart sank so laborious, when Yumi sees the incoming name from Da Eun whereas Babi’s out shopping for beer on the comfort retailer.

I’d truly thought that this might fire up all of the damage emotions that Yumi had felt, again when the whole lot had first occurred, and that that may be the undoing of all of the progress that Yumi and Babi have made, of their relationship.

As a substitute, we quick ahead to eight months later, and discover out, together with Woong, that Yumi and Babi have damaged up.

NoOo~ 😩 Say it ain’t so~!

I’ve to confess, I’m somewhat devastated to be taught that the rationale for his or her breakup, shouldn’t be as a result of Da Eun had referred to as Babi, or that Babi nonetheless had Da Eun saved in his contact record, however as a result of Yumi had felt nothing, even within the face of Da Eun calling.

Oof. That damage.

Excuse me whereas I decide up the items of my Babi fangirl coronary heart off the ground. 😭

THOUGHTS ON THE ENDING [SPOILERS]

Regardless that I’d been kinda-sorta ready for this finale, as a result of I’d heard that Babi isn’t romantic endgame for Yumi within the webtoon, I nonetheless took the breakup fairly laborious.

I can’t assist feeling wistful about Yumi’s relationship with Babi, as a result of I truthfully really feel like there was nothing terribly mistaken with their relationship.

Babi had been a dedicated, supportive, candy boyfriend, and sure, his coronary heart had wavered as soon as, however within the grand scheme of issues, like I’ve defined earlier, I don’t see it as such a horrible transgression.

It issues extra to me, that he selected Yumi time and again, and it makes me so unhappy, that Yumi simply doesn’t really feel capable of proceed this relationship, at this level in her life.

Everyone seems to be totally different, and has totally different priorities and backside traces in the case of life and relationships, so whereas another person in Yumi’s sneakers might need been completely satisfied to proceed with the connection, and simply wait and hope for Love to come back again, that’s not okay for Yumi.

And, I’ve to respect that, despite the fact that I really feel deeply wistful for the may’ve beens, with Babi.

Some viewers really feel that as a result of we didn’t be taught a lot about Babi’s cell city, it reveals that Babi’s an individual who withholds components of himself from the connection, and y’know, I personally don’t agree with that.

I really feel that it was extra of a story choice, to make the earthquake extra surprising to us as viewers.

In the case of withholding the reality, I’d argue that Woong withheld the reality too, from Yumi, and on fairly vital issues too.

The distinction between them is, Woong selected to interrupt up with Yumi, whereas Babi selected to commit himself to Yumi, and I.. really feel fairly bereft, that that isn’t understanding.

It hurts much more, after we see that wistful expression on Babi’s face as he flies out of Korea, as we be taught that he actually isn’t seeing anybody, despite the fact that he’d advised Yumi that he was.

That jogs my memory once more, of how he’d advised Yumi that he’d gone on that blind date earlier than, when he hadn’t.

I want he wouldn’t try this, as a result of I would like Yumi to know that he’s nonetheless in love together with her, however I perceive his coronary heart behind the lie. It’s his approach to letting Yumi know that he’s okay, and he or she doesn’t have to fret about him.

Which, ack. I simply need her to know that he’s not over her, and that he would doubtless bounce on the likelihood to present their love one other likelihood.

ALL THAT SAID.

I’ve to concede yet again, that this story is and all the time has been Yumi’s story and Yumi’s journey.

Love is about selections, sure, however love can also be about readiness and timing, and at that time when Babi and Yumi determined thus far once more, Yumi simply hadn’t been prepared to like once more.

Even after they have been each teary-eyed and selecting one another yet again, when Babi had requested Yumi to marry him, Yumi hadn’t truly been prepared to like once more.

And y’know, I simply can’t argue with that.

As it’s in actual life as properly, that is why some nice pairings simply don’t work out, as a result of one or each events simply aren’t prepared, when the chance presents itself.

It’s what it’s, and we simply have to hold on with life, as a result of it’s what we do.

What’s most vital, is that by the point we attain the ending credit, we see that Yumi’s grown, and healed, and is able to embrace no matter life brings her subsequent. And, Love cell is again, and due to this fact, Yumi’s prepared to like as properly, if and when the chance subsequent presents itself.

I don’t know if Present is coming again for a Season 3 (nothing’s been introduced but, at this level), however I positive hope it does, as a result of I’m all able to root for Yumi’s subsequent season in life, as she continues in her journey to develop, to be true to herself, and to like herself.

And, even when Season 3 doesn’t occur, Present’s achieved a stable job of demonstrating that Yumi’s in a very good place, and can proceed to do properly, simply as she has been, with us watching over her.

Combating~, Yumi-ah. I’m rooting for you. ❤️

THE FINAL VERDICT:

Relatable, poignant and really worthwhile.

FINAL GRADE: A-

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