Nicole’s Headspace: ‘Pachinko’ review

The same tears that wept over the original bestselling novel, ‘Pachinko,’ are sure to cry over its newest Apple TV plus’s drama adaption as well.


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“We cannot help but be interested in the stories of people that history pushes aside so thoughtlessly.” Min Jin Lee, Pachinko. Nothing sums up this tragic but beautiful tale as well as that single quote. Latest on Apple Tv plus, ‘Pachinko’ explores the history of the cruel oppression Koreans were forced to face during the Japanese colonial rule through the story of Sunja, a young girl who prevails despite the discrimination for her gender and ethnicity and survives through heartbreak and struggle, carrying a heavy burden that lasts for generations.