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.
Ill admit 5 seconds in I was almost offended but immediately it laid into jokes not about racial caricatures but about family and life for korean-americans. Theres a charming honesty to it that begs me to believe the players are real. There's a part in the first episode where the mr kims inquires as to why a drag queen chooses to live the way they do and its not funny. I mean theres no any joke. The whole scene has warmth. They pick and choose where to make us laugh and theres no laugh track thank god. Im hooked.
- Aug 11, 2018
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