Home Film & TVK-Content Uncle Samsik: Series Set in 1960s Korea Launches with 5 Episode Premiere

Uncle Samsik: Series Set in 1960s Korea Launches with 5 Episode Premiere

by Neil Bui

Song Kangho and Byun Yohan star in the political drama Uncle Samsik, a 16-episode series set in 1960s Korea launching May 15, 2024 with a five episode premiere.

Byun Yohan (Mr. Sunshine, Six Flying Dragons) plays Kim San, a driven idealist looking to bring American affluence to the people of Korea, and Song Kangho (Parasite, Snowpiercer) plays Pak Doochill/Uncle Samsik, a fixer and social chameleon who adapts to any situation and works tirelessly to ensure his team enjoys three meals a day. The series finds the two of them forming an uneasy alliance, navigating the complexities of the established system, united by their shared goal of a prosperous future.

As a recipient of an Albright Scholarship, San wants to turn his country’s fortune around by transforming Korea into an industrial nation and deliver an American level of affluence to the Korean people. Given Pak Doochill’s history of doing whatever it takes to accomplish his goals, it sounds like he’ll be the key person operating in the shadows to transform an entire country during this period of unrest in Korea.

The series is written and directed by Shin Yeonshick (Cassiopeia, Romans 8:37).

Uncle Samsik will premiere its first five episodes on May 15, 2024 followed by two episodes a week until the three-part season finale on June 19. Stream Uncle Samsik exclusively on Disney+ internationally and Hulu in the United States.

Thanks for reading this article!

If you’d like to share your thoughts in reaction to what you just read, then feel free to leave a comment below or click here to submit your own opinion piece. The Dorkaholics Team is always on the look for new, additional voices to join us, share their own unique perspectives, and contribute to the diverse platform we are building in our corner of the internet and pop culture community.

Join the discussion

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.