Pachinko is a Hit Novel that Min Jin Lee writes. It explores the life of Sunja from her childhood to the twilight of her elderly age. The readers get to see her family from different generations throughout decades—people related to the Immigrant experience through the lens of different generations of a Korean family. The Book became the New York Best Seller of 2017.
Korean Dramas of different genres are the most-watched content of Netflix right now. Apple TV making their Korean dramas is an obvious great move. Bringing a beloved book to life with High calibre actors like Lee Min Ho and Youn Yuh-Jung is a great decision on their part.
Apple TV adopted the hit novel into an eight-episode drama.
Youn Yuh-Jung will be playing the elderly version of Sunja. In contrast, Kim Min-ha will play her younger version. Most of the American audiences saw Youn Yuh-Jung in the American film Minari. Her highly acclaimed performance on that film bagged her best-supporting Actress Award victories from Independent Spirit, Critics Choice movie awards, Dorian,Palm Springs International Film Festival,Bafta, Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globes and The Oscars.
The story began when Sunja got an unwanted pregnancy. Back then, the easiest option for her was to marry the father of her child, but he is already married. Rather than being a burden, she marries a kind minister, and they try to have a new life in Japan. Resilience and determination will help Sunja go through all the obstacles in life.
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The Show will begin with the Immigrant experience of Koreans during World War II. This story was divided into three books that focus on different generations of Sunja’s family. Sunja’s decisions and actions will impact the lives of her descendants. All eight episodes of Pachinko will be available this coming March 25 2022.