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Kim's Convenience 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (2016– )
The misadventures of a Korean-Canadian family running a convenience store.
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2019   2017   2016  
12 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee ...  Appa 39 episodes, 2016-2019
Jean Yoon ...  Umma 39 episodes, 2016-2019
Andrea Bang ...  Janet 39 episodes, 2016-2019
Simu Liu ...  Jung 39 episodes, 2016-2019
Andrew Phung ...  Kimchee Han 39 episodes, 2016-2019
Nicole Power ...  Shannon Ross 39 episodes, 2016-2019
Ben Beauchemin ...  Gerald Tremblay 29 episodes, 2016-2019
Michael Musi ...  Terence 26 episodes, 2016-2019
Sugith Varughese ...  Mr. Mehta 17 episodes, 2016-2019
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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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Canada

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English

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2016 (Canada) See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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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 CTV National News: Episode dated 3 January 2018 (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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