Lee Min Ho’s upcoming series “Pachinko” debuts with 100% critic ratings on Rotten Tomatoes  

“Pachinko” continues to garner positive reviews from critics ahead of its official release. 

“Pachinko” is a highly-anticipated Apple TV+ original series, adapted from the best-selling novel of the same name by Korean-American writer Lee Min Jin. “Pachinko” features a star-studded cast from different countries including Lee Min Ho, Oscar-winning actress Youn Yuh Jung, Jin Ha, Arai Soji, Kim Min Ha, Minami Kaho, Noh Sang Hyun, Anna Sawai…


Pachinko” is not available to stream yet but has already received plenty of positive reviews from professional critics around the world on reputable review sites. On Rotten Tomatoes, “Pachinko” got 100% “fresh” ratings from 10 reviews of experts.

Here’s a summary of the ratings from “Pachinko” early reviews:

Collider: A+ (100)

Awards Watch: A-

South China Morning Post: 3/5

Evening Standard: 5/5

Rolling Stone: 4.5/5 (90)

Metacritic: 93

Decider: 100

IndieWire: 91

The Hollywood Reporter: 90

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%

Set against the Japanese colonial occupation during World War II, “Pachinko” depicts the journey of four generations of a Korean immigrant family, focusing on how the main protagonist Sunja and her family overcome difficulties and suffer from losses in life as they leave their home country in pursuit of survival and hope. A love affair with a wealthy married businessman changes Sunja’s life completely, sending her into exile in Japan, being looked down on, facing discrimination and racism. 

Pachinko” is produced in three languages: Korean, Japanese and English. 8 episodes of season 1 are directed by Kogonada and Justin Chon. The first 3 episodes will be released on March 25.

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