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Lee Yu Ri is a young woman recently rocked by the death of her grandmother, her most beloved family member. Heartbroken, she decides to try to make a new start by finding a job and interviews at a café named Finland Papa operated by a mysterious figure known only as “Papa.” When she arrives, the staff members give her a meal and eat with her. She proceeds to do so — only to discover that eating was actually her “interview!” Lee Yu Ri lands the job, but is soon flummoxed to learn that the other staff members, like her, have no idea who Papa is. She also comes to learn that the staff members must take on “family names” and must always dine together to maintain “family harmony.” This rule echoes sage words her grandmother once told her. It also reminds her of her closest friend and first love Baek Woo Hyun. When they were younger, Baek Woo Hyun would never let Lee Yu Ri eat alone and always did his best to raise her spirits. Their parting was sad. Could working at Finland Papa somehow lead to their reconciliation? (Source: Viki) Edit Translation

  • English
  • ภาษาไทย
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • עברית / עִבְרִית
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 6
  • Aired: Apr 29, 2023 - May 14, 2023
  • Aired On: Saturday, Sunday
  • Duration: 28 min.
  • Score: 7.3 (scored by 679 users)
  • Ranked: #7323
  • Popularity: #5292
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
Mic Lo
16 people found this review helpful
May 16, 2023
6 of 6 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 5.0

Warm and hopeful.

This Korean drama had the slice of life vibe and colour scheme of a good Japanese drama, the story was low key but all the characters felt so real and were relaxin to watch. I loved the theme of appreciating family and learning forgiveness through food.
The only thing is that the tags are misleading: there is definitely a romance here and it's a feel good one, but it isn't your typical romance centered plot. If you are looking for a drama to warm your heart without being a classic fluffy romance, thisone is definitely worth a try.
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virgievirgie
4 people found this review helpful
May 17, 2023
6 of 6 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0

Short and Simple Healing and Slice-of-Life Drama about Forgiveness

“Finland Papa” is a short (6 episodes/30 minutes long) healing, slice-of-life drama. Four individuals who have suffered through life’s challenges and loneliness found their way to work at this cafe owned by a mysterious Papa. They are instructed to become a fake (but found) family and learn to support each other in resolving their own inner struggles. I love them hula dancing together! There’s a central theme of forgiveness - to forgive and to ask for forgiveness.

Because the drama is so short, we only get to know the bullet-point version of each character’s background story and their own arc, with the exception of female lead Yoo Ri. She suffered the loss of her father and her grandmother, and had to learn to live alone. Not only that, there are many unresolved emotions towards her father and his death. She has to learn to forgive and let go, and it took her a while to get to that point. We all know it’s hard to sincerely apologize but it’s just as (if not, more difficult) to forgive someone and move on.

I was impressed with Kim Bo Ra’s acting as the female lead. I’ve always seen her as the annoying high schooler, or irritating supporting character that causes trouble. I almost didn’t watch “Finland Papa” because of her, but I wanted to see male lead, Kim Woo Seok (he’s adorable!). I’m glad Kim Bo Ra took this role and showed a more mature side of her. Her character has to go through the happy-go-lucky high school phase, and move into the lonely, healing phase.

If you are in the mood for a simple, healing drama, this is it. There’s really nothing exciting or surprising. The plot is quite predictable but this could be just what you need as well.


Completed: 5/16/2023 - Review #308

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  • Drama: Finland Papa
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 6
  • Aired: Apr 29, 2023 - May 14, 2023
  • Aired On: Saturday, Sunday
  • Duration: 28 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.3 (scored by 679 users)
  • Ranked: #7323
  • Popularity: #5292
  • Watchers: 2,087

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