“Pachinko” wins Best Foreign Language Series at the Critics Choice Awards
Apple TV+’s “Pachinko,” which chronicles the plight of Koreans and Koreans abroad across four generations from Japanese colonial times to the present day, won this year’s Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Foreign Language Series.
This year’s Critics Choice Awards ceremony took place in Los Angeles last weekend, January 15th.
“Pachinko” beat eight other favorites for the Best Foreign Language Series award at the ceremony, marking the second consecutive year that a Korean-language series has won a trophy in this category. Among other things, Pachinko beat another K-Drama for the same award, Extraordinary Attorney Woo.
Based on Min Jin Lee’s bestselling novel of the same name, Pachinko tells the story of a fictional Korean immigrant family in Japan, spanning four generations through the life of its matriarch, Sunja.
It premiered on Apple TV+ in March 2022. It stars Minari actress and Oscar winner Youn Yuh-jung, Lee Min-ho and Kim Min-ha, among others.