10 Best Episodes of Pachinko

Follow the hopes and dreams of four generations of a Korean immigrant family beginning with a forbidden love and crescendos into a sweeping saga that journeys between Korea, Japan and America to tell the unforgettable story of war and peace, love and loss, triumph and reckoning.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 10, 2023.

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Pachinko - S1E1

#8 - Chapter One (Season 1 - Episode 1)

In 1920s Korea, Yangjin and Hoonie shield their only child, Sunja, from the realities of life under colonial rule. In 1989, Solomon closes a big deal.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 223 votes.

Pachinko - S1E2

#7 - Chapter Two (Season 1 - Episode 2)


Hansu opens Sunja's eyes to the world, but it inspires dreams that come at a price. Solomon attempts to leverage his Korean identity.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 163 votes.

Pachinko - S1E6

#6 - Chapter Six (Season 1 - Episode 6)

Sunja goes into premature labor while Isak grapples with a political awakening. Solomon finds Hana, his long-lost love.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 129 votes.

Pachinko - S1E3

#5 - Chapter Three (Season 1 - Episode 3)


Sunja discovers surprising new details about Hansu. Solomon looks to his grandmother for help.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 144 votes.

Pachinko - S1E7

#4 - Chapter Seven (Season 1 - Episode 7)

As a young man in 1923 Yokohama, Hansu is thrown into a cataclysmic disaster that will change everything.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 126 votes.

Pachinko - S1E5

#3 - Chapter Five (Season 1 - Episode 5)


As she arrives in Japan with her husband, Sunja must depend on the help of others. Solomon copes with the aftermath of his deal.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 122 votes.

Pachinko - S1E8

#2 - Chapter Eight (Season 1 - Episode 8)

Sunja learns that Isak has been arrested and searches for him with the aid of her young son. Solomon makes a fateful decision.

The episode was rated 8.42 from 126 votes.

Pachinko - S1E4

#1 - Chapter Four (Season 1 - Episode 4)


Newlywed Sunja embarks on an epic journey that takes her far from the comforts of home. Solomon gets ready for his big day.

The episode was rated 8.59 from 138 votes.

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