Kim's Convenience is the funny, heartfelt story of The Kims, a Korean-Canadian family, running a convenience store in downtown Toronto. Mr. and Mrs. Kim ('Appa' and 'Umma') immigrated to Toronto in the 80's to set up shop near Regent Park and had two kids, Jung and Janet who are now young adults. However, when Jung was 16, he and Appa had a major falling out involving a physical fight, stolen money and Jung leaving home. Father and son have been estranged since.
Now, Appa and Umma run the store along with Janet who is studying photography at art school. Meanwhile Jung, who secretly stays in contact with Umma and Janet, is trying to turn his life around and recently landed a job at a car rental agency. The world of Kim's Convenience is real, colourful and urban - a diverse landscape of people and places and at the heart is the Kim family and their store. While the family continues to work and live, finding humour in the everyday tasks of running the store, they long for the day when the rift between Appa and Jung is mended and the family is whole once again.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Kim's Convenience - Jean Yoon - Netflix
Jean Yoon (born 1962) is a Canadian actress, writer, poet and playwright. She is known for her performance as Umma, the matriarch of the Kim family, in the award-winning CBC television series Kim's Convenience, for which she won an ACTRA Award and received two Canadian Screen Award nominations. She also portrayed the same role in the 2011 play of the same name.
Kim's Convenience - 1980s–1990s: Early career in theatre - Netflix
Yoon started her career in theatre as an actress in the early 1980s, but soon quit in frustration after she struggled to attract work. A decade later, in 1995, she returned to acting and started her own group called Loud Mouth Asian Babes, through which she has written and produced plays that focus on the Korean diaspora, mostly in Canada.
Kim's Convenience - References - Netflix