The BEST Episodes of Kim's Convenience

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 29, 2021

Network: CBC (CA)

The funny, heartfelt story of The Kims, a Korean-Canadian family, running a convenience store in downtown Toronto. Mr. and Mrs. Kim ('Appa' and 'Umma') immigrated to Toronto in the 80's to set up shop near Regent Park and had two kids, Jung and Janet who are now young adults. However, when Jung was 16, he and Appa had a major falling out involving a physical fight, stolen money and Jung leaving home. Father and son have been estranged since.

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Handy Graduation

#1 - Handy Graduation

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 19, 2017

At a party to celebrate getting his GED, Jung can't ignore his feelings for Shannon. Meanwhile, Janet grows tired of standing in her brother's shadow.

star 7.99
191 votes
Family Singing Contest

#2 - Family Singing Contest

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 27, 2016

Umma tries to recruit Jung -- not Janet -- to sing at the church festival. Appa takes a shine to his swanky new ride.

star 7.99
336 votes
Friends and Family

#3 - Friends and Family

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 13, 2021

Jung gives Appa and Umma a business presentation for the store. Shannon and Kimchee's office teasing leads to a meaningful discovery for Kimchee.

star 7.89
46 votes
Hapkido

#4 - Hapkido

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 22, 2016

Jung runs into an old flame at work. Meanwhile, Appa is less than impressed with the methods used by Janet's hapkido teacher.

star 7.88
308 votes
Handyman

#5 - Handyman

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 20, 2016

A mysterious gentleman pays Umma a surprise visit. Kimchee asks Appa for help with his broken toilet.

star 7.85
328 votes
Best Before

#6 - Best Before

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 6, 2016

Are "Best Before" dates on canned food meaningless? Appa is about to find out. Meanwhile, Jung surprises his mom by helping out at church.

star 7.83
336 votes
Appa's Lump

#7 - Appa's Lump

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 27, 2016

Appa receives some distressing news, which he struggles to share. Jung accompanies Shannon to a work event.

star 7.82
338 votes
Cookie Monster

#8 - Cookie Monster

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 23, 2021

Appa finds marijuana in the house. Shannon throws a staff party that doesn't go as planned.

star 7.79
56 votes
Writers: Ins Choi, Kevin White
Janet's Roommate

#9 - Janet's Roommate

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 26, 2017

Jung worries his time to ask Shannon to go on a date is running out. Janet and Gerald are forced to put their apartment plans on hold.

star 7.78
248 votes
Janet's New Job

#10 - Janet's New Job

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 13, 2016

When Janet lands a new job that actually pays, Gerald steps in to fill her shoes at the convenience store.

star 7.76
328 votes
New Appa-liance

#11 - New Appa-liance

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 8, 2019

When Umma wants a new dishwasher, Appa's determined to get the best deal. Janet adopts a new name as Jung tries to get his job back at Handy.

star 7.76
184 votes
Resting Place

#12 - Resting Place

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 31, 2017

While visiting their future burial plots, Appa and Umma make an unfortunate discovery. A faux fight between Jung and Kimchee is caught on video.

star 7.76
217 votes
Rude Kid

#13 - Rude Kid

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 15, 2016

Curious how Kimchee suddenly has money to spare, Jung does some sleuthing. Appa gets into a dispute with Janet's professor over parenting styles.

star 7.75
313 votes
The Trollop

#14 - The Trollop

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 7, 2020

Appa and Umma are at odds over a wedding dress, while Shannon and Jung struggle with cultural sensitivities after a visit to a burger joint. Janet grapples with the fallout of Raj's canceled engagement and faces an awkward night out with Nathan.

star 7.74
132 votes
Writers: Ins Choi, Kevin White
The Help

#15 - The Help

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 21, 2020

Umma is mistaken for a server at a school event for Janet; Appa takes up math tutoring to prove his teaching prowess. Shannon is finally single, but Jung is unsure if he will make a move.

star 7.74
122 votes
Writers: Clara Altimas, Matt Kippen
Which Witch is Which

#16 - Which Witch is Which

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 3, 2020

Umma re-evaluates her role as a mother. Appa comes into money and tries to do a good thing with it. Jung and Shannon discover they have different concepts of what is sexy.

star 7.73
101 votes
Writers: Anita Kapila
Wingman

#17 - Wingman

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 1, 2016

Eager to see Mr. Chin in a relationship, Appa offers to be his wingman. Janet asks Jung for help with a leaking pipe at the store.

star 7.73
352 votes
Happy Ummaversary

#18 - Happy Ummaversary

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 28, 2020

Jung and Shannon try to hide their relationship from the rest of the Handy gang, but their cover may be blown after Shannon gets a little \handy\ at a staff meeting.

star 7.72
114 votes
Writers: Ins Choi, Kevin White
Appa's First Text

#19 - Appa's First Text

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 12, 2017

Appa inherits his daughter's old smartphone. Umma finds a stray dog in the store. Janet and Kimchee bond over dim sum.

star 7.72
192 votes
Business Award

#20 - Business Award

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 3, 2017

With a local business award up for grabs, Appa is feeling a little jumpy. Jung tries to get Shannon into cycling.

star 7.71
234 votes
Thinkin' 'Bout Inkin'

#21 - Thinkin' 'Bout Inkin'

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 4, 2020

Janet considers getting a new tattoo; Jung and Shannon exchange "five-week-iversary" gifts. Umma and Appa discover some juicy gossip about Pastor Nina.

star 7.71
108 votes
Writers: Matt Kippen
Date Night

#22 - Date Night

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 24, 2017

Janet urges her dad to step up his romance game during a date night with Umma. Jung stains Kimchee's collector-item sneakers and hunts to replace them.

star 7.71
219 votes
Army Spoon

#23 - Army Spoon

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 5, 2019

Appa becomes the star of Gerald's photo essay. Umma realizes that her family doesn't completely trust her; Jenny makes a social faux pas.

star 7.70
152 votes
House Guest

#24 - House Guest

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 10, 2017

Umma invites Pastor Nina to move in while her apartment is renovated. Jung crashes Janet and Gerald's trivia night.

star 7.70
235 votes
Frank and Nayoung

#25 - Frank and Nayoung

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 25, 2016

With his air conditioning on the fritz, Appa hires a repair person -- who's very chatty. Jung scores a bonus for a job well done. Janet's cousin visits.

star 7.70
398 votes