Kim's Convenience: Season 1 (2016)


Season 1
Kim's Convenience

Critics Consensus

Kim's Convenience may look like an old school sitcom, but its depiction of a Korean Canadian shop owner and his lovable family is positively refreshing.

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Critic Ratings: 13

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User Ratings: 147

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Episodes

Air date: Oct 11, 2016

Mr. Kim offers a gay discount; Mrs. Kim tries to find a cool, Christian-Korean boyfriend for Janet.

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Air date: Oct 11, 2016

Mr. Kim and Janet compete to see who is the better photographer; Jung applies for a promotion and Mrs. Kim and Kimchee are surprisingly affected.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2016

Jung is caught giving Kimchee a Korean wedgie at work; Mr. Kim asks Gerald to take his picture.

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Air date: Oct 25, 2016

Mr. Kim is frustrated with Frank the repairman; Janet's cousin Nayoung visits; when Jung takes Shannon to a baseball game, he wonders if she thinks it's a date.

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Air date: Nov 1, 2016

Mr. Chin asks Mr. Kim to be his wingman; Janet asks Jung to fix a leaky pipe, but an intruder interrupts the repair.

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Air date: Jun 5, 2022

Mr. Kim scolds Janet's professor's kid; Jung discovers Kimchee's method to make extra money.

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Air date: Nov 22, 2016

Janet takes a Hapkido class but Mr. Kim questions the teacher; Jung runs into an old flame.

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Air date: Nov 29, 2016

Mr. Kim offers the new female pastor some free items, which tests his and Mrs. Kim's relationship; Jung tries to be okay when Janet dates his friend.

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Air date: Dec 6, 2016

Mr. Kim tries to prove that "best before" dates mean nothing; Mrs. Kim's own children embarrass her at the church bazaar.

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Air date: Dec 13, 2016

Janet is sick of working for free and looks for a new job.

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Cast & Crew

Jean Yoon
Umma

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Simu Liu
Jung

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Andrea Bang
Janet

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Andrew Phung
Kimchee

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Critic Reviews for Kim's Convenience: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Kim's Convenience: Season 1

  • Jun 18, 2022
    Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Jean Yoon and Andrea Bang carry this show .
  • May 14, 2022
    Aha this Season is great! Absolutely love Mr Kim! Great dad jokes and just lovely silliness!
  • Mar 04, 2022
    Kim's Convenience is a wonderful sitcom about the immigrant experience in Canada. Though it boasts a terrific ensemble cast, it's Paul Sun-Hyung Lee's "Appa" who steals the show with one of television's very best characters. After a near perfect first season, the show does lose a bit of steam as it goes along -- and sadly was canceled before it got a proper conclusion -- but the heart of the show never waivers from start to finish.
  • Jan 24, 2022
    Kim's Convenience is a sitcom about a Korean Immigrant family in Canada trying to run a family business and deal with issues of raising 1st generation children, battling social issues, and modern life. The strength is in the writing and in the strong characters. Simu Liu, who went on to play Shang-Chi, is very good as the oldest son of immigrant parents. The show provides a light hearted and sincere look at a lot of social issues, like the pilot episode "Gay Discount". This is a good time.
  • Dec 28, 2021
    I am astonished at the great reviews this show has. The script sounds like its written by a 10 year old and the story premises are weak, predictable and not funny at all. Wanted to love this show but just couldnt take any more of it after the 5th episode.
  • Nov 26, 2021
    Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Jean Yoon are brilliant and, although there are other good performances in "Kim's Convenience," the two leads really carry the show. I often wish it had been written with more depth as a dramedy instead of as a mediocre sitcom. I'm sure most of the cast would have been up to the task and, given the genius of Yoon and Lee, it feels like a squandered opportunity. Another thing I find disappointing about the show is that Simu Liu's character is written with very few likable traits. He never goes out of his way for anyone and it's hard to understand why anyone else on the show would want to be friends with him. Lastly, I find myself cringing at the jokes written at the expense of Terence. The character played by Michael Musi seems to be on the autism spectrum and his tendency to take everybody literally and inability to pick up on social cues are supposed to be funny. Are we still making people with disabilities the butt of jokes this far into the 21st century?
  • Aug 29, 2021
    This is a sheer delight. As a budding cranky old man, Appa is my new hero.
  • Aug 12, 2021
    Fantastic show with amusing storyline's and a great ensemble cast. I only recently discovered this and have already binged all 5 seasons. Very well done the writers rarely missed a mark and the cast were flawless
  • Jul 06, 2021
    Fresh and entertaining comedy about an adorable array of characters.
  • Jun 20, 2021
    im viet but i guess asians have a lot in common. this show is relatable, heartfelt, i want to show it to my parents.

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