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June 8, 2021 10:02 am  #1

CBC's Kim Convenience Is Over, But Bitter Controversies Linger

The show had a relatively successful run on both the CBC and Netflix. But it's becoming increasingly apparent that it wasn't the happiest set or without controversy. And now that it's over, all that resentment is starting to come out. In the end, there may have been nothing funny about what was happening behind the comedy. 

Kim's Convenience: Jean Yoon Defends TV Son Simu Liu, Details Own 'Difficult' Experiences — Show Pushes Back



June 8, 2021 10:37 am  #2

Re: CBC's Kim Convenience Is Over, But Bitter Controversies Linger

The big difference between Kim's and Schitt's that would result in better pay for Schitt's Creek actors (other than the fact that Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara were already known stars) is that Dan and Eugene Levy own the show and produced it using their production company wheras Ins Choi and the main cast don't own Kim's. That's not a criticism of Choi since he wouldn't have been in a position to start up his own production company and sell the CBC a show. I'm not sure if this speaks to the lack of Asian representation behind the scenes in Canada (and the US) or the benefits of being an up and coming writer/producer who happens to be the child of a well-known actor (not a criticism of Dan Levy - but it goes to show you the difference having connections, particularly family connections, can make).