Korea. 1910. A woman comes to the witch and asks to get rid of the misfortune. The three previous children were boys and none of them lived to be a year old. It is unbearably painful for a woman to lose children, and she begs to help her. The witch predicts her the birth of a girl who can change a lot. When Sunja is born, parents immediately understand that this child will bring them as much trouble as immense love…
“Pachinko ss 2”: release date, announcement
The continuation of the amazing dramatic story “Pachinko” has not been officially announced. But according to many sources, the executive producer and creator of the TV series, Soo Hugh, originally planned to run 4 seasons of 8 episodes. The season 1 received crazy ratings, which speaks in favor of a sequel. Most likely, work on new episodes will begin immediately after the end of the show of the season 1. Viewers should expect the premiere closer to the spring of 2023.
When the girl was 8 years old, she spent a lot of time with her father. Their family ran a small hotel for Koreans. Everyone was terribly afraid of the Japanese military, who controlled every word spoken by the Koreans. Mother was known for her culinary skills and many came to them to taste the wonderful dishes prepared by her. Even the Japanese have heard about the food served at the hotel.
One of the guests drank too much wine and, taking advantage of the hospitality of the owners, allowed himself rude remarks about the Japanese. For such words, the death penalty was due, so when the guest left for work, the parents were seriously worried about the future of their only source of income — the hotel. After eavesdropping on her parents’ conversation, Sunja found the lodger and asked him never to return.
The next day, the girl and her parents watched as the military beat him to death. The terrified Sunja thought it was her fault, but she couldn’t help it. In a short time, her beloved father died — he was dying in front of her eyes, in agony. Sunja will carry this memory throughout her life.
As she grew older, Sunja met a man named Hansu who held a high position in the Japanese hierarchy. Hansu immediately noticed the charming girl. She never bowed her head when she saw the Japanese military — that was the first thing he noticed. It didn’t take long for the couple to fall in love with each other. Together with the events of the past days, they show the already aged Sunja, who teaches the life of her grandson, who recently arrived from America.
Now she successfully manages the household, looks after her grown-up son and actively participates in family life. The difficulties that fell on her in her distant youth are already behind. Now Sunja will have to teach the intricacies of life to their descendants. And they, in turn, are one step away from making the biggest mistake in the history of the family…
Actors and their roles
- Sunja — a woman who survived her parents and many loved ones; takes care of the family; lives in Korea and longingly recalls the past tense; has a subtle mind that allows her to be in her right mind; has seen a lot of injustice and is trying to teach her family to adapt to any living conditions. She was played by Yu-na as a child, Kim Min-ha as a young girl, and Youn Yuh-jung as an adult.
- Koh Hansu — a Japanese businessman who fell in love with the main character; saved her from violent actions by the military, after which he began to build relationships with her; people think of him in a bad way and spread rumors about his composure, but in fact the guy is very kind and attentive to others; married, which does not prevent him from having a love relationship with Sunja — Lee Min-ho.
- Solomon — a guest at Sunja’s parents’ hotel; after drinking alcohol, he told witnesses how he wanted to kill at least one Japanese military man and described in detail how he would do it; the next morning he leaves for work and at the request of Sunja he no longer came to the hotel; was caught by the Japanese and punished to the fullest extent — Jin Ha.
- On the IMDb website, the TV series “Pachinko” has already earned 8.6 out of 10. The film is partly based on real facts — the story of Sunja is told in the light of events that have tormented Korea for a long time.
- Lee Min-ho is Korean by birth. Between May 12, 2017 and April 25, 2019, he did his military service, after which he was offered to play in the TV show “Pachinko”. Lee Min-ho is known in his homeland as an actor, as well as a singer and model. His collection has a huge number of singles and music albums.
- Kim Min-ha started her career just 5 years ago. Her film debut was After Spring (2018), which received generally good reviews. The first TV series in which the young actress starred was the season 2 of “Two Girls”.
- According to the main characters of the TV show, their characters are very similar to themselves. In particular, Lee Min-ho noted a common feature in achieving goals at any cost, not giving up and not succumbing to difficulties. Kim Min-ha replied that she, like Sunja, is timid but has a strong personality inside.
Pachinko Season 2: release date
|Number||Series title||Release date|
|2x01||Series 1||spring 2023|
|2x02||Series 2||spring 2023|
|2x03||Series 3||spring 2023|
|2x04||Series 4||spring 2023|
|2x05||Series 5||spring 2023|
|2x06||Series 6||spring 2023|
|2x07||Series 7||spring 2023|
|2x08||Series 8||spring 2023|