Apple TV+ Drops Full Trailer for Multi-generational Korea/Japan/US Drama Pachinko Adapted from Novel By Korean-American Writer

The heart and soul of upcoming Apple TV+ drama series Pachinko is female lead Sunja, born in Korea before it became North and South, moved to Japan, and watched as her kids and grandkids explored further in the world including to the US. It’s broader than being called a K-drama though it has been associated with such especially after the K-drama worldwide expansion in the last two years primarily due to Netflix making a concerted investment and carrying so many K-drama on its platform. Apple TV+ released the full 2 minute plus trailer today and it’s glorious in the emotive breadth, taking viewers across the timeline of Sunja’s life and the people who come in and out of it. It reminds me of Chinese movie To Live and Japanese dorama Ashin, so bring your tissues and get ready to be touched deep inside and marvel at the tenacity of humans to weather the slings and arrows, valleys and peaks of life.

Trailer for Pachinko:


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Apple TV+ Drops Full Trailer for Multi-generational Korea/Japan/US Drama Pachinko Adapted from Novel By Korean-American Writer — 23 Comments

  1. Why is there no mention of Ghost Doctor breaking 8%? It is the only tvn Mon-Tue drama since RoY to get those numbers and without the hype. Rain can still bring in an audience as can Kim Bum.

  2. this looks great, I’m glad it’s not hype about one particular actor although I know places like this will make it about a certain someone *sigh*

    Interestingly enough, I found out the book author said she is no longer involved with the show which I’m very curious why she left. Hope it’s good either way.

  3. The trailer looks so cool, visually and cinematically. It’s worth the year long wait. I am most impressed by Kim Minha’s teenage Sunja. She is exactly what I envisioned Sunja to be, plain, innocent, yet determined and strong. Her future looks bright.

  4. This looks beautifully made. I don’t know what it is – the color palette, camera angles, trailer cut – but it very obviously looks like a Western production of an Asian story. Aesthetically, it reminds me a bit of Memoirs of a Geisha.

    • Yes the muted palette used does give off that vibe! Excited to see all the actresses killing their roles. They’ll definitely hard carry this show

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