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Pachinko packs an emotional wallop [Apple TV+ recap]

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Pachinko recap Apple TV+: This is what memorable television looks like.
This is what memorable television looks like.
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Pachinko, the epic, time-hopping Apple TV+ series about a Korean family’s struggles, hits its stride in a truly unbelievable fourth episode.

The show started strong enough, but it reaches pantheon level in this incredible installment, which sees Solomon renouncing his capitalist training, Sunja saying goodbye in the past and hello in the future, and a climactic singalong uniting people, eras and cultures.

This is the kind of thing you’re lucky to get out of serialized TV.

Pachinko will hook you from its opening credits [Apple TV+ recap]

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Pachinko recap: This sprawling tale of love and tragic loss will keep you spellbound.
This sprawling tale of love and tragic loss will keep you spellbound.
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In epic new Apple TV+ series Pachinko, three generations of a Korean family — caught between Japan, America and their homeland — eke out a living as times change and fortune fails to provide for them.

Series creator Soo Hugh and director Kogonada based the show on the bestselling book by Min Jin Lee of the same name. Frequently gorgeous, this show provides necessary context for modern Korean sociopolitics, while also delivering healthy doses of gripping melodrama.

The series, which debuts Friday on Apple TV+, also boasts what might be the best opening credits sequence of all time.

March is packed with star-studded new Apple TV+ shows

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March is packed with star-studded new Apple TV+ shows
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jared Leto, Anne Hathaway and Samuel L. Jackson all appear in new series on Apple TV+ in March.
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Apple TV+ subscribers have a lot to look forward to in March. A series starring the great Samuel L. Jackson will premiere this month, plus Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway have their own series.

In addition, Snoopy is back on Apple TV+, while Dear… includes a roster of celebes, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jane Fonda, Viola Davis and more.