754 votes
Kim's Convenience

Kim's Convenience

CBC Television 2016

The funny, heartfelt story of The Kims, a Korean-Canadian family, running a convenience store in downtown Toronto. Mr. and Mrs. Kim ('Appa' and 'Umma') immigrated to Toronto in the '80s to set up shop near Regent Park and had two kids, Jung and Janet who are now young adults. However, when Jung was 16, he and Appa had a major falling out involving a physical fight, stolen money and Jung leaving home. Father and son have been estranged since.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Kim's Convenience

Kim's Convenience - S2E13

#1 - Handy Graduation


Season 2 - Episode 13

At a party to celebrate getting his GED, Jung can't ignore his feelings for Shannon. Meanwhile, Janet grows tired of standing in her brother's shadow.

The episode was rated from 174 votes.

Kim's Convenience - S1E13

#2 - Family Singing Contest


Season 1 - Episode 13

Umma tries to recruit Jung -- not Janet -- to sing at the church festival. Appa takes a shine to his swanky new ride.

The episode was rated from 288 votes.

Kim's Convenience - S1E7

#3 - Hapkido


Season 1 - Episode 7

Jung runs into an old flame at work. Meanwhile, Appa is less than impressed with the methods used by Janet's hapkido teacher.

The episode was rated from 285 votes.

Kim's Convenience - S4E3

#4 - The Help


Season 4 - Episode 3

Umma is mistaken for a server at a school event for Janet; Appa takes up math tutoring to prove his teaching prowess. Shannon is finally single, but Jung is unsure if he will make a move.

The episode was rated from 107 votes.

Kim's Convenience - S1E11

#5 - Handyman


Season 1 - Episode 11

A mysterious gentleman pays Umma a surprise visit. Kimchee asks Appa for help with his broken toilet.

The episode was rated from 281 votes.

Kim's Convenience - S1E12
#6 - Appa's Lump
Season 1 - Episode 12

Appa receives some distressing news, which he struggles to share. Jung accompanies Shannon to a work event.

The episode was rated from 290 votes.
Kim's Convenience - S1E9
#7 - Best Before
Season 1 - Episode 9

Are "Best Before" dates on canned food meaningless? Appa is about to find out. Meanwhile, Jung surprises his mom by helping out at church.

The episode was rated from 285 votes.
Kim's Convenience - S2E1
#8 - Janet's Roommate
Season 2 - Episode 1

Jung worries his time to ask Shannon to go on a date is running out. Janet and Gerald are forced to put their apartment plans on hold.

The episode was rated from 233 votes.
Kim's Convenience - S2E6
#9 - Resting Place
Season 2 - Episode 6

While visiting their future burial plots, Appa and Umma make an unfortunate discovery. A faux fight between Jung and Kimchee is caught on video.

The episode was rated from 203 votes.
Kim's Convenience - S4E1
#10 - The Trollop
Season 4 - Episode 1

Appa and Umma are at odds over a wedding dress, while Shannon and Jung struggle with cultural sensitivities after a visit to a burger joint. Janet grapples with the fallout of Raj's canceled engagement and faces an awkward night out with Nathan.

The episode was rated from 118 votes.

Last updated: jan 14, 2022



It's a funny and relatable show. Family issues, especially some unique to 1st and 2nd generation immigrant families. One of the best shows out right now. No formulaic sitcom tropes, which is great to see


its a fun show. its fast, its short and if you live in toronto (specially immigrants), its very relatable. p.s. Jung is really, really hot. is it just me?


I'm enjoying this show a lot. It's a sitcom revolving around a family, but not all members live in the same building—instead, they're close-knit and often see their lives intertwine. It doesn't try to counter this with a bunch of cheesy "touching" moments, either. Oh, and did I mention that it's hilarious?


Kim's Convenience and Schitt's Creek are the two best comedies currently airing - hooray for Canadian original content!


It's just delightful. I can't tell you how much a show like this reminds me that not everything is the same and it's still worth popping your head into something that, if the banner picture is to believed, would make you think it's a kind of canned series of jokes_but now with Asian characters!_. Nope. This is laugh out loud consistency not just with the main characters, but in letting the support shine. Authentic scenarios draw out equal responses and keep you feeling part of the family instead of watching for where you assume things are headed. I'm proud of the creators and will be advocating for this show at least as hard as I do my other Canadian favorite Letterkenny.


kimchee is so annoying, ugh. i find the parents really sweet though!


STOP! *mini screech* lol lol

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