Apple TV's Pachinko is a gorgeously shot take on the spectacular novel by Min Jin Lee, weaving dream-like scenery and ethereal music with the harsh realities of wartime, generational trauma, and greed. The show follows a Korean family starting during the second world war through 80 years of immigration, births, deaths, and dreams for the next generation.
Here are some of the most touching moments I loved from the first season.
Warning: Spoilers ahead!
1.Sunja's dad Hoonie watching her dive
2.When Koh Hansu turns on her out of anger and hurt
3.Sunja's mom Yangjin buying rice for her daughter's wedding
4.Sunja's mother giving her advice before Sunja and Isak leave for Japan
5.Solomon and Sunja visting Korean lady to convince her to sell
6.Korean singer who commits suicide on the ship
7.Solomon blowing his deal/career up and dancing in the rain
8.Dokhee and Bokhee's come-to-reality talk about their prospects
9.Sunja and Bokhee reuniting
10.Kyunghee's kindness to Sunja and recognition she is the strongest one
11.Koh Hansu and his father's relationship
12.Koh Hansu seeing his father losing it all to a prostitute
13.Koreans being aimlessly murdered and blamed as outsiders after the earthquake
14.Sunja and Isak's first night together as a couple
15.Hana and Etsuko's hospital reunion
16.Solomon and Mozasu's fight over whether Pachinko is good enough for Solomon
17.Hana's "It's time to stop feeling sorry for yourself" speech
18.When Yoseb is fired because of Isak's arrest
19.Solomon's run with Hana to "Hawaii" as she dies
20.The zainichi interviewed at the end of the last episode
What was your favorite moment from Pachinko's first season?
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