The misadventures of a Korean-Canadian family running a convenience store.
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Series cast summary:
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee ...  Appa 65 episodes, 2016-2021
Jean Yoon ...  Umma 65 episodes, 2016-2021
Andrea Bang ...  Janet 65 episodes, 2016-2021
Simu Liu ...  Jung 65 episodes, 2016-2021
Andrew Phung ...  Kimchee Han 65 episodes, 2016-2021
Nicole Power ...  Shannon Ross 65 episodes, 2016-2021
Ben Beauchemin ...  Gerald Tremblay 51 episodes, 2016-2021
Michael Musi ...  Terence 47 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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The exterior of the store is actually a store called Mimi's Variety but after season one, the owners kept the show sign up. The interior is a set built on a sound stage, which does not match the actual store's interior. See more »

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Not your standard CBC show
20 October 2016 | by elyseparkerwoodsSee all my reviews

This show has been papering Toronto in billboards but i still completely missed it. Cute, fun, airy - it's very broad in its appeal while still feeling very specific to the immigrant/2nd generation experience.

I also very much enjoyed seeing different communities interact on the show; it pokes fun at minority-minority friction which is hardly ever seen on TV

Regent Park neighborhood holds a lot of memories from my youth, and they do a decent job of getting the setting down, even with the pretty funny sitcom style comedy

Definitely worth a watch, the CBC fall 2016 line up has been stacked so far!


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English

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11 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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