“Pachinko” Wins The Nomination “Best TV Series in a Foreign Language” at The Critics Choice Awards This Year.


The Korean drama series Apple TV+ “Patinko” won the award for Best Foreign Language series at this year’s Critics Choice Awards ceremony.

The Critics Choice Awards ceremony this year took place in Los Angeles last weekend, January 15. for the year in a row, the Korean-language series receives a trophy in this category.

Pachinko also won another K-drama series that received the same award – the Netflix/ENA show “Extraordinary Prosecutor Wu”. The other nominees in the same category were Netflix 1899, Borgen and Cleo; Garcia from HBO Max!; Exodus of the MUBI Kingdom; HBO’s “My Brilliant Friend”; and Tehran Apple TV+.

The winner in the nomination “Best Foreign Language Series” last year was the popular Netflix series “The Squid Game”, which subsequently became the first Korean series to receive an award, the winner of which is determined by an association consisting of about 600 critics of film and television broadcasting from North America.

Based on Min Jin Lee’s bestseller of the same name, “Patinko” tells the story of a fictional Korean immigrant family in Japan over four generations and the life of its matriarch Sunji. The film premiered on Apple TV+ in March 2022. It starred, among others, actress Minari, Oscar winner Yoon Yoo Jung, Lee Min Ho and Kim Min Ha.

Pachinko was also included in the list of the best TV shows of 2022 according to NME. Earlier that year, NME columnist Rian Daly awarded the show five stars. “The graceful and piercing Pachinko slides back and forth across the timelines without getting confused or confused,” she wrote. “No matter what era we live in, her cast has some of the best performances on television in recent times, not least Kim, who expresses every emotion — betrayal, sadness, joy, awe — in every tiny movement she makes. Yoon also cannot be overlooked, he easily picks up the work of a young actor.”


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