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Pinocchio 05

Title: 피노키오 / Pinocchio
Chinese Title: 皮诺丘
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Family
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2014-Nov-12 to 2015-Jan-15
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55


It is 2000, and Ki Ha Myung (Nam Da Reum) is leading a happy life with his parents and older brother Jae Myung (Yoon Kyun Sang), until his father Ki Ho Sang (Jung In Ki), the captain of the firefighting squad, dies in a factory explosion during a rescue attempt along with several of his men. When Ho sang’s body is initially missing, the media sensationalizes the case by scapegoating him. In a battle for ratings, cold and calculating MSC reporter Song Cha Ok (Jin Kyung) alleges that Ho Sang survived the blast, and is currently in hiding because he was responsible for the deaths of his men. This causes the Ki family to become outcasts in their neighborhood and objects of national scorn. Ha Myung’s mother attempts to kill herself and her younger son by jumping off a cliff, and Jae Myung blames their deaths on the media, particularly Cha Ok.

But Ha Myung is alive, having been rescued from the water by Choi Gong Pil (Byun Hee Bong), a kindly elderly man who lives on Hyangri Island. Gong Pil, who may either have Alzheimer’s disease or trauma-induced memory loss, believes that Ha Myung is his older son Choi Dal Po, a simpleton who had died thirty years ago. Ha Myung, who has no one else in the world, embraces the deception and treats Gong Pil as his father. Gong Pil officially adopts Ha Myung, now named Dal Po, and places him in the family register as his eldest son. So five months later, when Gong Pil’s younger son Choi Dal Pyung (Shin Jung Geun) moves to the island with his daughter Choi In Ha (Noh Jung Ui), they are flabbergasted to be told by Gong Pil to address a mere boy as their “older brother” and “uncle,” respectively. In Ha has “Pinocchio syndrome,” which causes her to hiccup whenever she tells a lie. She idolizes her mother, and hates living on the island after her parents’ divorce. The fledgling friendship between Dal Po and In Ha is dashed, however, when he learns that In Ha’s mother is none other than Song Cha Ok.

Five years later, Dal Po (Lee Jong Suk) and In Ha (Park Shin Hye) are high school seniors and classmates at their small town high school in 2005. Dal Po, who is actually a genius, pretends to be dumb (like the real Dal Po) and gets all zeroes in his test scores. With his last place class standing and scruffy, country bumpkin hair, Dal Po is friendless at school while In Ha is the most popular girl. Dal Po secretly likes In Ha, and he is forced to join a televised quiz show at first to prevent an admirer from confessing to her on national TV, then later to protect her from losing a bet. At the TV studio, he runs into the show producer Hwang Gyo Dong (Lee Pil Mo), who had been a YGN reporter and one of Cha Ok’s rivals, but changed careers after what happened to the Ki family. After seeing Dal Po on TV, and knowing that her Pinocchio syndrome limits her career choices, In Ha decides to become a journalist.

In passionate pursuit of the truth, In Ha and Dal Po later become newbie reporters at a current affairs news desk. Among their colleagues are Seo Bum Jo (Kim Young Kwang), who comes from a rich chaebol family, and Yoon Yoo Rae (Lee Yoo Bi), once an idol sasaeng fan who now uses those obsessive and determined traits in her new job. (Source)


Main Cast

Park Shin Hye as Choi In Ha
Noh Jung Ui as Choi In Ha (young)
Lee Jong Suk as Choi Dal Po / Ki Ha Myung
Nam Da Reum as Choi Dal Po / Ki Ha Myung (young)
Kim Young Kwang as Seo Bum Jo
Park Shi Jin as Seo Bum Jo (young)
Lee Yoo Bi as Yoon Yoo Rae

YGN Newsroom

Lee Pil Mo as Hwang Gyo Dong
Min Sung Wook as Jang Hyun Kyu
Kang Shin Il as Lee Yeong Tak
Jo Duk Hyun as Jo Won Goo
Choo Soo Hyun as Im Jae Hwan
Tae Hang Ho as Cha Woo Chul

MSC Newsroom

Jin Kyung as Song Cha Ok
Kim Kwang Kyu as Kim Gong Joo
Kim Young Hoon as Lee Il Joo
Im Byung Ki as Yun Doo Young
Yoon Seo Hyun as Lee Joo Ho

Hangang Line Reporters’ Family

Byun Hee Bong as Choi Gong Pil
Shin Jung Geun as Choi Dal Pyeong (In Ha’s father)
Kim Hae Sook as Park Ro Sa
Yoon Kyun Sang as Ki Jae Myung
Shin Jae Ha as Ki Jae Myung (young)
Jung In Ki as Ki Ho Sang
Jang Young Nam as Ha Myung’s mother


Lee Joo Seung as Ahn Chan Soo
Park Soo Young as Jung Ki Bong
Im Do Yun as Ji Hee
Lee Dong Jin as Kang Sung Hak
Kim Jung Pal as Jae Myung’s friend
Choi Joo Ri as Min Hye Young


Jang Kwang as headmaster (ep 1)
Im Sung Hoon (임성훈) as quiz program MC (ep 1,2)
Woo Hyun as homeroom teacher (ep 1-3)
Choi Jong Hoon as factory worker (ep 1)
Ahn Sun Young as broadcasting writer (ep 1-2)
Kim Young Joon as neighbor with Pinocchio Syndrome (ep 1-2)
Yoon Jin Young as firefighter (ep 1)
Yeom Dong Hun as Moon Deok Soo (ep 1)
Jung Woong in as Min Joon Gook (ep 2)
Jang Hang Joon as movie director (ep 2)
Lee Bo Young as voice navigation Hye Sung (voice only, ep 3)
Kim Min Young as Sung Hyun Joo / daughter of the deceased diet (ep 7)
Hong Hyun Hee (홍현희) as Teacher Yoon
Park Gil Soo as Jo Jang Woo / bus company owner (ep 12)
Yoon Sang Hyun as Cha Gwan Woo (ep 12)
Lee Seung Ho as Jo Dae Gook
Lee Joon as a celebrity (ep 19)
Kim Hak Rae (김학래) as photographer (ep 20)
Kang Nam as a university student (ep 20)
Oh Seung Ah as MSC new reporter interviewee (ep 20)
Kim Hyung Gon as MSC new reporter interviewee (ep 20)
Maeng Seung Ji as YGN new reporter (ep 20)
Shin Jae Ha as YGN new reporter (ep 20)
Yeo Hoe Hyun

Production Credits

Production Company: IHQ
Chief Producer: Choi Moon Suk
Producer: Park Chang Yong
Director: Jo Soo Won, Shin Seung Woo
Screenwriter: Park Hye Ryun


– Director Jo Soo Won and Screenwriter Park Hye Ryun previously worked together in 2013 SBS drama series “I Can Hear Your Voice”.

– Actor Kim Woo Bin was offered the lead male role, but declined due to scheduling.


2015 Korea Drama Festival Award – Top Excellence Actor: Lee Jong Suk (Pinocchio)
2015 51st Baeksang Arts Awards: Popularity Actor (Lee Jong Suk)
2014 SBS Drama Awards – New Star Awards: Lee Yoo Bi (Pinocchio)
2014 SBS Drama Awards – New Star Awards: Kim Young Kwang (Pinocchio)
2014 SBS Drama Awards – Top 10 Stars: Park Shin Hye (Pinocchio)
2014 SBS Drama Awards – Top 10 Stars: Lee Jong Suk (Pinocchio, Doctor Stranger)
2014 SBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Awards: Park Shin Hye & Lee Jong Suk (Pinocchio)
2014 SBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Actresss (Mid-Length Series): Park Shin Hye (Pinocchio)
2014 SBS Drama Awards – Special Award: Lee Jong Suk (Pinocchio)

Episode Ratings

    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2014-11-12 1 7.8 (19th) 9.9 (14th) 7.8 (19th) 8.4 (17th)
2014-11-13 2 10.6 (14th) 12.8 (6th) 9.8 (15th) 10.8 (11th)
2014-11-19 3 9.4 (18th) 10.9 (14th) 9.4 (15th) 10.9 (11th)
2014-11-20 4 10.6 (14th) 12.8 (6th) 10.4 (16th) 11.8 (10th)
2014-11-26 5 9.2 (16th) 11.6 (9th) 10.2 (13th) 12.2 (8th)
2014-11-27 6 11.0 (11th) 14.1 (5th) 10.4 (14th) 12.1 (7th)
2014-12-03 7 8.9 (18th) 11.3 (15th) 8.7 (16th) 9.6 (15th)
2014-12-04 8 10.8 (16th) 12.7 (10th) 10.2 (16th) 11.4 (11th)
2014-12-10 9 9.2 (16th) 11.1 (11th) 10.1 (12th) 11.9 (8th)
2014-12-11 10 10.8 (14th) 13.2 (6th) 10.7 (14th) 12.3 (8th)
2014-12-17 11 11.1 (14th) 13.3 (7th) 10.4 (15th) 11.6 (10th)
2014-12-18 12 11.3 (14th) 13.5 (6th) 9.7 (18th) 10.9 (15th)
2014-12-24 13 10.4 (14th) 12.2 (9th) 9.8 (14th) 11.1 (8th)
2014-12-25 14 11.6 (11th) 13.3 (9th) 10.8 (14th) 11.7 (12th)
2015-01-01 15 13.3 (9th) 15.6 (7th) 12.9 (9th) 14.6 (5th)
2015-01-07 16 12.9 (9th) 15.7 (5th) 11.8 (9th) 14.0 (5th)
2015-01-08 17 12.7 (8th) 15.1 (5th) 12.9 (5th) 15.2 (4th)
2015-01-14 18 12.6 (8th) 16.0 (5th) 11.9 (8th) 13.3 (5th)
2015-01-14 19 12.1 (11th) 15.5 (6th) 11.3 (10th) 12.1 (7th)
2015-01-15 20 13.6 (6th) 16.7 (5th) 13.3 (5th) 15.1 (5th)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

*** Different between TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielson – Here


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575 Responses to “Pinocchio”

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  1. 451
    lana ahmed Says:

    hi good day pinocchio drama hi park shinhye &leejong suk ep16ep17 fight

  2. 452
    lana ahmed Says:

    fighing couple shinhye &jong suk pinocchio drama2014-2015

  3. 453
    Paa Yaw Says:

    Have being watching korean drama for a long time now and this is my first time of posting a comment….

    This is one of the best drama ever….

    South Korean has become one of my favourite travel destination because of their drama series…

    Am looking for a Korean friend…. lildave1510@yahoo.com(Send me a mail if interested) am a Ghanaian by the way. <3

  4. 454
    mute monica Says:

    HAHAHAHA…XD…!!! i love this DRAMA Series…..

    park shin hye…… i love you..!!!

  5. 455
    mike Says:

    Episode 16 is sooooo good. Daebak!

    Just watch Pinocchio episode 16 =))))

    English Sub of course – here is the links if interested




  6. 456
    jesisca Says:

    Yes its daebak and epi 17 more interesting,,, i wanna cry,laugh and emotional to watch that episode,,thanks pinocchio teams,, shjn hye and jong suk you are very cute together

  7. 457
    Ms. Pouty Lips Says:

    The thought of the story has a lot of effort in it, thanks to the director. Im loving Lee Jong Suk more and more..

  8. 458
    Henry Says:

    Thumbs up for pinocchio episode 16!

  9. 459
    MaiMel Says:

    this is my favorite kdrama. park shin hye & lee jung suk <3 best couple. Love the characters. The story lines = well written. I cried, I laughed. Every single episode … So much feeling. I've memorized the script with how much I've rewatched it waiting for the episodes to come ^_^ I will be sad when this drama ends but knowing me I will just keep rewatching ✌️because it is so good and I won't get tired of it. Well done everyone!

  10. 460
    ayi1975 Says:

    Does anyone realize? I think lee J Suk looks very similar with MACAULY CHULKIN IN hOME ALONE? ESPECIALLY

  11. 461
    xingxing Says:

    park shin hye’s acting really improve alot in this drama

  12. 462
    lana ahmed Says:

    fighting ep17 pinocchio Ilove both park shinhye &leejong suk darling couple

  13. 463
    lana ahmed Says:

    my heart boom ep 17 to see darling couple fighting pinocchio

  14. 464
    adewidya Says:

    pinocchio ep 17 is really amazing.
    “hwaiting kiss” scene is makes me crazy. i dont know how much i repeat that scene. 완전 좋다 :*

    there are only 3 episodes left. feel so sad to say goodbye for such a good drama like this. but i hope shinhye and jongsuk can dating in a real life. dalpo wa inha cheorom … 🙂

  15. 465
    lana ahmed Says:

    woo ep17 amazing darling couple fighting pinocchio next ep19&19

  16. 466
    lana ahmed Says:

    fight pinocchio ep18,19,20the end happy darling couple

  17. 467
    Violet88 Says:

    Face-off btw Dal Po and Cha Ok at the end of ep 17 was great.. I am impressed at how Dal Po’s mind is working in getting the right words and question out to the intended recipient, in this case is Cha Ok. Of course the real credit should goes to the writer, but still seeing it delivered by Dal Po makes me REALLY like DAL PO’s character a lot. And LJS nailed it PERFECTLY as usual…
    “Dal Po” is written as not really a perfect character; he has flaws, and do not really knows how to react and handle certain scenario just like normal people like us (i.e. not finding his hyung for 13yrs because he didn’t know his bro didn’t abandon him and their mom, break up with In Ha coz he want to bring down In Ha’s mom, but end up get back together because he is really clueless as to what’s best and right for him). This is what makes his character feel real and relatable to audience.. It’s not like any other drama hero who is good and seemed to know everything and good at almost everything…

  18. 468
    tigerb Says:

    avoiding repercussions of whistle blowing and throwing back the burden of truth to the culprit(s)! the son is secretly taping his mother! really, really good, looking forward to the last 3 episodes.

  19. 469
    anne Says:

    @tigerb 468
    agree. boem jo must have planned to do so…

  20. 470
    anne Says:

    love this drama, just one word for now ‘AWESOME’
    Wait for next eps….

  21. 471
    lana ahmed Says:

    good morning pinocchio drama next ep18,19 Imiss darling couple fighting

  22. 472
    AQIL Says:

    Before this,i’m not like to watch korean drama.One time,my cousin show me this drama and i watch it.I felt like this is the best drama i ever watch in my live.This drama really touch me.I love Pinocchio!!!

  23. 473
    tigerb Says:

    @anne: bum jo must really be so ashamed of what his mother did because in ha and other people know about the incident 13 years ago. so, is he planning to broadcast what he learns currently? i found it funny that just because the mother is rich, she thought that suggesting to frame the fireman 13 years before is not a crime! duhhhh, just like the airline executive that instructed the pilot to return to airport terminal to let off the purser???

  24. 474
    maknaee Says:

    Hi! @tigerb @anne

    yesss, Beom-jo is secretly taping > he’s on act!

    I love that this drama didn’t take the mainstream / predicted / usual way to solve the problem. They are showing us that there are sooo many ways to solve your problem.

    Like this one : Honestly I never think that Dal-po would hand over the evidence to Cha-ok. How could…? I guess I’m not as naive as Dal-po. But, I proud of his choice. Proud of you, bae! <3

    They showed more of Cha-ok in eps 17. Slowly, I get where she's coming from. And her tears in the end of eps… Finally, Dal-po & In-ha touch her inner side, right? :')

    P.S. : Yoo-rae x Gyo-dong *cough* , I wish there will be 'something' between them hahahaha

  25. 475
    lana ahmed Says:

    hi Ilove pinocchio drama I hope the end happy the sotry dalpol &inha darling couple and wedding fighting ep18,19,20

  26. 476
    lana ahmed Says:

    pppppppppppppppparkshinhye the best

  27. 477
    lana ahmed Says:

    lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllleejongsuk cute

  28. 478
    lana ahmed Says:

    woo parkshinhye &lee jong suk pinocchio couple

  29. 479
    lana ahmed Says:

    darling couple pppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppark shinhye &llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllleejongsuk enjoy

  30. 480
    lana ahmed Says:

    nice morning Iwish see more pppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppark shinhye &lee jongsuk today but not today ok

  31. 481
    missy Says:

    park shin hye is overrated.

  32. 482
    maknaee Says:


    yes in Heirs, not in Pinocchio. kkk

  33. 483
    lana ahmed Says:

    pinocchio drama the best Ican wait to see darling couple next ep18,19

  34. 484
    lana ahmed Says:

    the week end story pinocchio drama Iam so happy &said becaues Ican see more darling couple dalpol &inha

  35. 485
    lana ahmed Says:

    fight pinocchio ep18,19,20

  36. 486
    bella Says:

    i will LOL to people who say PSH overrated.. they don’t know the meaning overrated. she has been working 11 years as actress.. how can overrated? LOL

  37. 487
    bella Says:

    these is the last week of pinocchio. i’ll miss this drama so much..

  38. 488
    bella Says:

    the ep 17 was so good. i will look forward for the last ep. i hope it will be good or better..

  39. 489
    bella Says:

    i hope they will promote this drama.. the drama is so good..

  40. 490
    bella Says:

    shin hye, please promote pinocchio.. i know you love this drama. don’t hiatus after drama. jebal..

  41. 491
    sassy... Says:

    oh this drama,,daebakkk… i love it..

  42. 492
    jesisca Says:

    Yes,, shin hye she is adorable, kind , beautiful without surgery and hard working,, so she deserved for her popularity she got now.. Pinocchio showed us that shin hye has good acting and abilities, she can act and sing a song,,
    pinocchio fighting, we’ll miss this drama. This week is the last,
    OMg i wanna cry to let darling couple go,
    hope jong suk and shin hye will work together again in drama or film.

  43. 493
    lana ahmed Says:

    fight shinhye &jong suk in ep18,19,20 Iam so happy the end pinocchio drama darling couple woo this week

  44. 494
    pricillya Says:

    I like park Shin Hye ine pinocchio more than ini heirs

  45. 495
    maknaee Says:


    So, this is the last week, right? /sad/ 🙁

  46. 496
    me_nina Says:

    @pricillya yeah…i agree with you. before pinocchio i hate her acting but now not anymore. her acting in pinocchio make me loving her. hehehe

  47. 497
    Henry Says:

    Pinocchio, fighting! Feedback of the last 3 episodes (eps. 15 to 17) to the viewers was very good. I feel so sad now because there’s only 3 episodes left to see my favorite idol Ms. Park Shin Hye in the screen. Hope she gets new project so soon after this drama.

  48. 498
    dramakid Says:

    have u guys heard,Lee joon(Mr Back) will be the next cameo in Pinocchio.so excited

  49. 499
    cc Says:

    best of the best couple!! Fighting!!

  50. 500
    lana ahmed Says:

    fighting pinocchio ep20 end happy

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