Netflix 'Kim’s Convenience' Season 5: Air time, how to live stream, plot, cast and all you need to know about the sitcom
As much as we love to see our favourite Korean-Canadian family keeping it light, funny and real, it's time to say goodbye
If there is one thing that can be said about a good comedy sitcom, it's that it can instantly improve your mood. Especially shows like 'Kim’s Convenience' -- more often than not, becomes one that you find you're binge-watching time and again, seeing that it quickly turns into a feel-good, comfort watch.
As much as we love to see our favorite Korean-Canadian family keeping it light, funny and real, it might be time to say farewell, seeing that the last and final season of the show is finally here on Netflix. Catch up with Paul Sun-Hung Lee, Andrew Bang, Simu Liu of 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' fame, Jean Yoon and the rest of the cast of 'Kim’s Convenience' one last time.
'Kim’s Convenience' Season 5 premieres on Netflix on June 2, 2021.
How to live stream
You can live stream the series on Netflix.
'Kim's Convenience' tells the story of a Korean-Canadian family who has been staying a Toronto for a while, there the family now runs a corner store located in the Moss Park neighbourhood of Toronto. The story follows this family of four -- Sang-il Kim, or 'Appa' as his children Janet and Jung call him and Yong-mi Kim, or 'Umma', the mother. A generally light-hearted and funny show, over the past four seasons, we've seen the family navigate through cultural difference while trying to stay true to their heritage, work on their relationship with each other -- Jung and Appa's once estranged relationship was a big plot point and how Janet and Jung focus on finding their own hobbies and passions in order to have a future that goes beyond the store. Some of the other recurring cast members include Arnold 'Kimchee' Han, Jung's best friend and Shannon Ross, Jung's boss and love interest.
Paul Sun-Hung Lee
Paul Sun-Hung Lee plays the role of 'Appa' in the series and will be reprising his role for the series finale. A Korean Canadian actor and a TV host, his works include 'Train 48', 'Ice Princess', and 'Khaled', among others. For his performance as 'Appa', Lee has won the Best Leading Actor in a Comedy Series two years in a row in 2017 and 2018 at the Canadian Screen Awards.
An American-born Canadian actress and writer, Jean Yoon plays matriarch 'Umma' on the show. Some of her works include 'La Femme Nikita', 'Witchblade', and 'Street Time', among others. Yoon has won an ACTRA Award as well as two Canadian Screen Award nominations for her work in 'Kim’s Convenience'.
A Canadian actress, Bang is best known for her role as Janet Kim, a character that earned her a nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, at the 5th Canadian Screen Awards. Bang is also a writer and a director, some of her works include 'Playdate', 'Prodigal Dad' and 'Lucy Dies'.
An actor, writer and stunt man, Liu plays the character of Jung in the series. Some of his other works include 'Blood and Water', alongside the upcoming Marvel movie 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings', where he plays the lead role of Shang Chi. He is also the first Asian lead in a Marvel Studio film.
Andrew Phung plays the role of 'Kimchee', Jung's best friend, roommate and supervisor. An actor and a comedian, Phung has won many awards for the portrayal of his role in the series, most notably -- Best Supporting Actor, Comedy in 2020.
Power plays Shannon, Jung's main love interest in the series. For her portrayal of the same, Power has been nominated twice for Best Supporting Actress by the Canadian Screen Awards, once in 2018 and then again in 2020.
An actor and playwright, Choi is the co-creator of 'Kim's Convenience.' He is also the show's producer and main screenwriter. Some of his other works include 'The Subway Stations of the Cross', 'The Beats and the Breaks', 'The KJV: The Bible Show' and 'Ins Choi: Songs, Stories and Spoken Word'.
Alongside Choi, Kevin White is also the show's co-creator. A writer and producer, White is known for shows such as 'Corner Gas', 'Kim's Convenience' and 'Schitt's Creek'.
There are no trailers yet for Season 5. Watch this space for more updates.
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