Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Kim's Convenience

How accurate is Kim's Convenience, the Netflix show at portraying the family dynamics of the Westernized Korean family living in Toronto, Canada?

So far, I've found it really comical and seemingly true, which is why I like it. I feel like despite not being Korean, I can understand the gestures, the thought process, the values, the perspective of the family members. I think that the portrayals are applicable not just to Korean / Korean American / Korean Canadian people, but to a broader swath of Asians who generally (wrong or right) have the same or similar attitudes and cultural backgrounds. At the very least, the show definitely creates a cultural curiosity, doesn't it?

What do the Koreans out there think?

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