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Kim’s ConvenienceKim’s Convenience

Kim’s Convenience

A loveable Canadian sitcom

Comedy

7.9

show

Canada

English

Easy, Funny

2016

Andrea Bang, Andrew Phung, Jean Yoon

Synopsis

Our Take

7.9
Bilal Zouheir

This is an easy and funny Canadian TV show about a Korean store owner in Toronto.

He completely lacks awareness of modern gender, sexual orientation, and race issues – yet his good nature redeems him. In the first episode he is confronted for saying something homophobic, but replies by pretending he has an ongoing 15% “gay discount” (except he decides who’s gay or not by looking at them).

There are many other interesting themes, such as his daughter being pressured to find a “cool Christian Korean boyfriend” and her insisting that those words don’t go together.

Kim’s Convenience is about the Korean-Canadian experience, but it also feels geared towards a Korean-Canadian audience. It’s authentic, refreshing, and most importantly, funny.

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