PACHINKO: Soo Hugh’s adaptation of Min Jin Lee’s novel (APPLE TV+)

 

Soo Hugh’s adaptation of Min Jin Lee’s novel takes liberties with structure and plot but it retains the emotionally epic scope of the generation-spanning narrative.

It’s driven by impeccable period production design, a masterful balance of restraint and melodrama, clever use of language and a dream cast that includes Minari Oscar winner Yuh-Jung Youn, Minha Kim and Jin Ha, among others.