Anyone who has watched Kim’s Convenience knows that the show is one gem that is dear to fans all over the world, and for good reason. The show, which centers itself around the self-titled store is one that has raised a lot of questions with the latest news that has been circulating around the web. It has been such a long time since the fifth season of the show came out and fans have ardently been waiting for Kim’s Convenience Season 6. However, that hasn’t come to fruition till now, and the news around the show doesn’t look very good. This is the moment of truth for fans of the show, and certainly, those who are involved with it.
I’m personally someone who has been waiting for the new season of the show for a long time now, and I can really understand the frustration that each fan is going through right now. It is really bad having to wait for so long just to get some more news on the release of the next season, and it certainly does not help that the creators left such a big hole at the end of the fifth season. For those of you who are new here and have not watched the show, we are also going to talk about the show and give you a brief introduction to it, in case you want to get into it and experience its joys. For those of you still waiting on the sixth season, let us get right into the discussion about Kim’s Convenience Season 6.
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Kim’s Convenience Season 6: About the Show
Kim’s Convenience is a sitcom that takes place in the land of Canada. More specifically, it is a Canadian sitcom that follows the daily lives of a Korean family. The Kims are a family that is not unlike any other Asian family. They come with their fair share of quirks and their own problems. But most of all, they bring together a laughter riot during their interactions with each other over the course of the show. Created by Ins Choi and Kevin White, the show is based on the original play by Choi by the same name. It describes his own experiences growing up as an Asian and he incorporates his humor into the show.
Although the show is one that revolves around the family and its Korean culture, one must take care not to take it as a show about Korean culture. Rather, the show is one that revolves around the everyday happenings of the family and talks about all the problems that they face which are quite similar in nature to the problems that we face every day. The subject of the generation gap has been explored extensively here and adds a lot of emotional nuance and humor to the show. There is a lot to appreciate here when it comes to little things like these because sitcoms usually follow a format of their own and don’t really leave room for innovation. Kim’s Convenience, however, breaks away from the norm and offers a sense of relationship that other sitcoms just do not.
I personally really liked the way that the show opened, as it was the perfect culmination of the essence of what the writers wanted for the show. The first scene of the show introduces us to the father of the family who is struggling to converse with people who have come to him for the pride parade. While he himself is not homophobic, a misunderstanding between them makes the guys think he is, and so he offers a gay discount in return. Just a few minutes later, he tells someone that they are a gay impersonator, which is again not helping his cause. It is little things like these that contribute to the humor of the show and makes it so special. I am a huge fan of the show myself and have never missed an episode.
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Kim’s Convenience Season 6: Renewal
After the release of the fourth season of the show, Kim’s Convenience was renewed for two more seasons by CBC and people were thrilled about it. In fact, the show was doing really great at the time and the ratings for the show were sky-high. So it made sense to renew the show. Then, CBC aired the fifth season of the show. With the fifth season, the network also announced that it was going to be the last season for the show. This was a statement that shocked fans all over the world and people were generally very frustrated with the show creators and the producers for this move. It was really gut wrenching to have the show canceled after it was renewed for Kim’s Convenience Season 6.
The real reason for the cancelation of the show still hasn’t been disclosed by the network but it has been told that both the co-creators of the show left the show after there were disagreements behind the scenes and the team couldn’t come to a reasonable compromise. Hence, the co-creators left the show and the producer eventually decided to go ahead and cancel the show after its fifth season. This is really ironic considering that the fifth season of the show was also its strongest one, and that is a big feat considering how great the show already was. White left the show to pursue another project that would be a spinoff of the show and would effectively replace Kim’s Convenience Season 6 with a show centered around Shannon.
Citing the reasons for the cancelation, the producers for the show gave a statement through their social media handle: “Authenticity of storytelling is at the center of the success of Kim’s Convenience. At the end of production on Season 5, our two co-creators confirmed they were moving on to other projects. Given their departure from the series, we have come to the difficult conclusion that we cannot deliver another season of the same heart and quality that has made the show special.” This makes sense as the heart and soul of the show would not have been the same after the departure of those who made the story what it is.
The producers also went on to say in their emotional statement that “Kim’s Convenience has meant so much to our cast, writers, crew, and audiences around the world. Despite the restrictions and complications of shooting during the pandemic, Season 5 is our finest season to date. It’s been a privilege and a very great pleasure to work with the Kim’s family of gifted writers and performers for the last five years. Thank you to our fans for the love and support you’ve given this show.” The statement is one that is going to cause a lot of heartbreak to fans of the show, and the cancelation of Kim’s Convenience Season 6 is not one that would be forgotten soon.
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Kim’s Convenience Season 6: Final Words
Kim’s Convenience Season 6 is not going to happen. And it is really heartbreaking for all of us as fans of the show. However, the new spinoff that White is working on seems to be promising, even though it is not in the original spirit of the show. So let us look forward to it as a new beginning in the universe that was created so beautifully over the past 5 years.
Kim’s Convenience is currently streaming on Netflix. You may check it out at the following link:
The show currently holds a rating of 8.2 out of 10 on IMDb, based on multiple user reviews. IMDb is our preferred platform for all movies and TV shows.
You may watch the trailer for the show here:
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