I just want to say it right now, Cells at Work is one of the most unique formulaic shows that I’ve ever seen. Let’s be honest here, it’s a monster of the week show centered around barely their characters. While the white blood cell is awesome, he’s still just there to kill things and get blood over his clothes. The red blood cell we follow is adorable, plucky, and gets lost all the time so we get a point of view character somewhere. The thing that makes the show intriguing and unique is the setting. Unless you have never watched this show and think the title is some sort of bad DBZ reference, it takes place in a human body. Should be talk about how a backstory episode had younger cells learning their jobs in what other anime series might consider to be a dystopian setting, but it’s considered a good thing here muffled with some good cuteness. This show is so weird guys and I enjoy watching how it gets weirder ever week. I just wish this show didn’t feel linked to me.
The funniest story that I had was my own food poisoning episode. The day before the episode appeared, I ate a shrimp po boy at one of my favorite local eateries. I’m not going to lie, it was delicious. Well, at least it was at the time. Completely different story later that night. Around midnight, I started throwing up which is never fun. I’ll skip all that gross out stuff, but let’s say I wasn’t hungry for a while after that event. Then the food poisoning episode aired. I didn’t need to know how it happens, guys. Thanks for that. That made me feel a little worse over that entire weekend. Thank you show. Thank you for doing that to me. I still love you Cells at Work, but you put that into question sometimes.
Did you know that I’ve had bad allergies since forever? At one point of my life, I had over 30 something shots to test what I was allergic to. It turns out that I am allergic to almost everything that can be airborne. I haven’t had a normal Christmas tree in a while because I’m allergic to fir trees. I’ve also allergic to dog fur as well, but I couldn’t imagine living life without a dog. They are too cute and good not to have them as a pet. To this day, I take Claritin, rinse out my nose with salt water, then use rhinocort. I’ve had days where I couldn’t sleep in as much as I wanted because my nose would get stuffed and I couldn’t breathe when I was asleep. Allergies aren’t fun. Seeing the body’s immune system go on over drive and the literal snot rockets was a lot of fun. Not to mention seeing the robotic pill destroy everything. That all made complete sense to me and was quite a lot of fun. Monster combat and new, adorable characters makes this show enduring.
This is where the show hurt me the most. Not because I’ve ever had it, but because I’ve lost a lot of family members to it. I don’t have any grandparents anymore due to other forms of it and it’s not fun stuff. You ever see a grandparent make it to your graduation in the highest level of health then die six months later? It sucks. The episode with he appearance with of the cancer cell came after the news of losing my aunt that previous Wednesday night. (I’m glad I saw her two weeks before that happening). Seeing that cancer cell made me extremely angry. He was only on screen for maybe two minutes? The reveal was good, so it did exactly what it was supposed to do. I just had some meta stuff in my life that made it worse. I wasn’t over my aunt’s loss then and I’m still not, so I hoped that they would murder that cell before it got worse. I know that this show won’t let this body die, but I can’t help how I feel about things. This show sometimes….
Any show centered around the human body and illnesses is going to hurt in some ways. It just seems that this show is aimed to either make fun of or just plain hurt me sometimes. Still, I can’t help but love this show. The monster designs are a lot of fun, the animation is great, the platelets exist with just as adorable younger white and red cells, and the insides of the body are cool as well. Sorry for writing about my tales of sadness. Friday’s post should be a lot more fun to make up for this.