Wow, everything about this project sounds great! Hallyu top star actor Lee Min Ho has picked his next acting project and it’s an elevation of K-dramas to a broader audience. He will be the male lead for streaming platform Apple+ 8-episode adaptation into a K-drama the award winning novel Pachinko. The novel follows three generations of Koreans starting during the turn of the century all the way to the modern age, centering around one family with a mother, the father of her first son, and her husband with whom she has a second son. The matriarch moves from Korea to Japan before WWII and the story follows her family trials and tribulations being highly discriminated against immigrants in the closed knit mono-ethnic Japanese society. The novel sounds fantastic, like a Korean-Japanese version of The Joy Luck Club and I think it will both elevate Lee Min Ho to more auteur fare and also use his popularity to bring a more serious thoughtful story to a broader audience.