Moonface

Publisher:
James Kim

Moonface

5.0/5

Critic Rating

A fiction show about a Korean American son (Joel Kim Booster) who wants to come out to his mom (Esther Moon), but can't because they don't speak the same language.


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Ammar Kalia • The Guardian Apr 7, 2022

"Concerned with the frictions of misunderstanding as much as it is with meaning, Kim’s script harnesses the silences between words throughout its brisk six episodes. Rather than relying on polished scripts, Moonface gives us a taste of authentically strained communication between a mother and son, and a listening experience that is quietly thought-provoking. …"

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Score: 5

Sam McDonald • The Audiophile Jun 20, 2020

"Obviously, being gay, and trying to come out to his mom, is an important aspect of Paul's character. However, it is not the be-all end-all of who he is. The endings for each episode feature music from a different South Korean indie band. There are several instances of long stretches of silence, with the only noise being ambient background noise. It helps to paint the scenes and indicate the emotions of the characters. Moonface is great podcast about a young gay Korean-American man try to find his way in the world and bridge a cultural divide."

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