The Main Differences Between Apple TV's "Pachinko" and the Book

The Main Differences Between Apple TV’s “Pachinko” and the Book

Apple TV’s series “Pachinko” is a thoughtful, tender drama that explores one family’s incredible story through multiple generations. The series is an adaptation of the bestselling novel of the same name by Min Jin Lee. At the center of “Pachinko” is lead character Sunja (played by Minha Kim and Youn Yuh-jung), a Korean woman who has endured many struggles in her lifetime, from getting pregnant as a teenager to immigrating to Japan to give her children a better life.

Like most book-to-screen adaptations, “Pachinko” differs from its text counterpart in a handful of ways, including the timeline of events and the absence of main characters. If you love “Pachinko” on Apple TV but are curious about how well the series resembles the book it’s based on, here are the main differences between the two.