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Kim's Convenience 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (2016– )
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The misadventures of a Korean-Canadian family running a convenience store.
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Paul Sun-Hyung Lee ...  Appa 60 episodes, 2016-2021
Jean Yoon ...  Umma 60 episodes, 2016-2021
Andrea Bang ...  Janet 60 episodes, 2016-2021
Simu Liu ...  Jung 60 episodes, 2016-2021
Andrew Phung ...  Kimchee Han 60 episodes, 2016-2021
Nicole Power ...  Shannon Ross 60 episodes, 2016-2021
Ben Beauchemin ...  Gerald Tremblay 45 episodes, 2016-2021
Michael Musi ...  Terence 42 episodes, 2016-2021
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Kim's Convenience tells the funny and heartfelt story of the Kim family. Mr. and Mrs. Kim are Korean Canadian convenience store owners who have worked hard to give their now-twenty-something children, Janet and Jung, a better life in Canada. This single camera comedy finds laughter in the trials of running a literal 'Mom and Pop' shop while raising kids in a culture not quite your own.

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Jean Yoon (Umma) & Simu Liu (Jung) both appeared in Orphan Black (2013) as Janis Beckwith & Mr. Mitchell, although not in the same episodes. See more »

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Referenced in Blumhouse's Truth Or Dare (2018) See more »

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An intercultural tour de force
1 September 2018 | by rayca7See all my reviews

I have to start my review by stating that my wife, a Korean-American, doesn't really understand this show. Like many people who grew up in a different culture and moved as adults, she fails to see that it captures some of her actions, habits, and attributes perfectly. I lived in Korea for six years, have been married to a Korean for over 40 years, and have had extensive contact with expatriate Korean communities, so when I say this gets them pretty accurately, while at the same time being really funny--without being too insensitive--I think I know what I'm talking about. I particular identify with the travails of the children of the family, who are more Canadian than Korean, as evidenced by their terrible Korean pronunciation and frustration with many of their parents' ideas. I watched my two youngest go through much the same with their mother, and looking back on it, realize it was pretty funny. Some of the humor will probably be lost on an American audience, especially older Asian-Americans, but if you watch enough episodes, things become clear. Another outstanding offering from our friends in Canada, who seem to be dominating the TV landscape these days.


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11 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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