Pinocchio (SBS, 2014)

*I can’t believe I drafted this post 2 months ago and still haven’t finished it yet until today – sorry if I miss some details from the series*

(left-right) The cast of Choi In Ha, Choi Dal Po/Ki Ha Myung, Seo Bum Jo, and Yoon Yoo Rae (Picture taken from
(left-right) The cast of Choi In Ha, Choi Dal Po/Ki Ha Myung, Seo Bum Jo, and Yoon Yoo Rae
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The story started with a fireman chief promising his youngest son, Ki Ha Myung (Lee Jong Suk) that he will take his son to see the fireworks when a fire occurred and he left to the scene. Being a brave man that he was, he went inside the factory building when he knew that there were still 2 people inside. Little did he know that his action would leave his family in despair, especially when the next day people found that the whole firemen squad died inside and the chief’s body was nowhere to be found, making his family take all the blame for causing so many casualties. Ha Myung’s life came to its lowest point when his older brother, Ki Jae Myung fled from home and his mother committed suicide due to hopelessness – she couldn’t take all the blame, especially when reporters started to haunt their family.

Stranded on an island, Ha Myung was lucky that a good grandfather, Choi Gong Pil (Byun Hee Bong) found and, thinking that he was his long-lost son, Choi Dal Po, adapted him. At the same time, the grandfather’s younger son, Choi Dal Pyung was just divorced from his workaholic reporter wife, Song Cha Ok and took his daughter, Choi In Ha (Park Shin Hye), to the island. Pretending to have lost his memories, Ha Myung played a good role as Dal Po and instantly became friends with In Ha. As they grew older, Ha Myung’s feeling for In Ha changed – he fell in love with her, but was in denial because she is the daughter of the person he hated the most: Song Cha Ok the ambitious reporter who dragged his mother to suicide.

Obsessed to be a TV reporter like her mother, In Ha applied for a reporter position in YGN Station, together with Dal Po/Ha Myung who also applied there with a totally different motive: to beat the hated reporter with a reporter way. Unfortunately, due to her Pinocchio condition where she can’t lie without hiccuping, In Ha was rejected. Being a sly person Song Cha Ok is, she suggested MSC News Station, which rating was going down due to people being unfaithful in their news, to recruit In Ha and promote that she is a Pinocchio to public to boost up their rating. Together with Seo Bum Jo (Kim Young Kwang), In Ha became interns at MSC News, which means she was at the opposite side with Dal Po.

My favorite scene of the drama. So cute! <3 (Image taken from
My favorite scene of the drama. So cute! ❤
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During his assignment to report on a mysterious murder case, Dal Po finally met with his long-lost brother, without Jae Myung knowing that it was his younger brother. The biggest dilemma he had to face was when he uncovered that the culprit was his own brother and he had to admit that to the public – which he did, to show Song Cha Ok how to be a good reporter. The story went on with some drama as in the love triangle between In Ha – Bum Jo – Dal Po, with the ambitions of Song Cha Ok, the freak-ness of Dal Po’s colleague at YGN Yoon Yoo Rae (Lee Yoo Bi) and some funny faces of the Cap of YGN, Hwang Gyo Dong (Lee Pil Mo). Of course, like other drama, this one ended happily.

All in all, quite a good one to watch if you have some spare time. I had trouble stopping myself from watching from episode to episode. LOL. I’m giving this one 3.5 out of 5 stars.


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