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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. 51
    anne Says:

    waaa.. I’ve just seen the trailers.. it’s intresting. I must watch this!! it’s next week! quickly come!!

    P.S. Hope the storyline won’t be like the heirs, it’s fun at first half episodes and boring for the rest. Please please please writer nim create a much much better one… I know you do good in IHYV and please do it once more.. fighting!!!

  2. 52
    rairamegumi Says:

    after the worst rating drama before, I hope this drama save the day. LJS always gets high rating for his drama eventho I dun like his ‘doctor stranger’. the collaboration between the cast looks promising and also the reunion between LJS and the IHYV writer seems great. It’ll be daebak if LJS collab with his noona again from IHYV…I definitely will watch this drama

  3. 53
    taztic88 Says:

    I’m gonna watch this drama for sure and definitely because Park Shin Hye…the cast and the production team is really good…hope will get the high rating…finghting Pinocchio!!!!!!!

  4. 54
    jesisca Says:

    OMG,, next week,my cute shin hye and oppa LJs,,can’T wait for them,,hope the rating will higher than mr.back..please make good story like IHYV again..

  5. 55
    taiwanmeeei Says:

    Fan of jongsuk here!!!! Secret Garden, School 2013, I Hear Your Voice, Doctor Stranger. And now, Pinocchio!!!! Seriously can’t wait for this drama. Tbh, i don’t like park shinhye’s acting but i like her in other aspects. She & jongsuk look good together. I cannot see the chemistry as of now but I think I will feel their loveteam as I watch the drama. I hope that this drama will be a hit and successful. Pinocchio 파이팅!!!!

  6. 56
    Henry Says:

    Few more days to wait!

  7. 57
    amy Says:

    What ! kim won bin was offered the role before.. i really want to see them together..

  8. 58
    Henry Says:

    Yes, I like to see PSH & KWB together in the screen as the main casts!

  9. 59
    Park Says:

    Im so excited to this drama!!
    Shin Hye Fighting!!
    Jong Suk Fighting!!

  10. 60
    KDCraze Says:

    After watching dissappointing drama She’s So Lovable from Rain and Krystal, I hope this drama story and acting will be great. I loved both Park Shin Hye and Lee Jong Suk acting so hopefully this drama will be great. Looking forward for this drama.

  11. 61
    Henry Says:

    I’m so happy that I will see PSH again in the screen.

  12. 62
    chika Says:

    i think look n acting psh in pinocchio like in heirs…

  13. 63
    Bibii Says:

    I’m so glad that Woo Bin decline and they have Jong Suk as the main lead instead! I think Jong Suk is better and is suitable for the lead! Love this couple and Pinnochio! <3

  14. 64
    Ling Lie Says:

    can’t wait!! aaaahhhh, hope will win the best couple drama for Shin Hye eoni & Jong Suk oppa ^^

  15. 65
    Mylene Says:

    I think it would be better if Kim Woo Bin & Park Shin Hye!

  16. 66
    ena1998 Says:

    why kimm woo bin declined DX oh my god i really want him to be lead male…gosh i realky hope that he will ne a lead actor in a drama hopefully

  17. 67
    Henry Says:

    whoever paired with PSH, the show will surely be a hit.

  18. 68
    Lee min HA Says:

    Aww fvck. You should’ve accepted the role over the chinese CF’S! woobinaa! T^T I ship you both since ”the heirs” Huhu. But Lee Jong Suk is another daebak for me. So no worries hehe. <3 I'm so excited fo today's episode. Whooopie!!

  19. 69
    LJS Says:

    Hahahahaha! His hair! His hair! <3

  20. 70
    rairamegumi Says:

    so, the show is tonight…

  21. 71
    meme Says:

    rating of first episode <7.6%

  22. 72
    Jana47 Says:

    I’m So exited to watch the 2 episode

  23. 73
    Henry Says:

    hope for the early subs.

  24. 74
    anne Says:

    I’m still trying to get the eng sub for episode 1. Gotta get it ASAP 😀

  25. 75
    jesisca Says:

    Love this drama..although.low rating than another drama,, never mind,, it’s important we love the drama,,,fighting all casts,,

  26. 76
    chochinshwesin Says:

    low..rating ..why .????
    fighting……………..PSH & LJS..

  27. 77
    tc Says:

    online rating was awesome! Its 23.3%. I guess there’re more online viewer.

  28. 78
    Celine Says:

    @tc where did u see the online rating?

  29. 79
    Henry Says:

    Thank you for the early subs. I just finished watching this drama and so happy to see my favorite PSH! Pinocchio, fighting!!

  30. 80
    koko usui Says:

    Love PSH and LJS couple..
    Wish that the drama get high rating..
    Best of luck..;-) <3:*):O;-)

  31. 81
    imhel Says:

    I like the story line, I like the pace…The story seems promising. Lee Jong Suk as usual does a good job. I just don’t know about Park Shin Hye. There is never a change in her facial emotions. I’ve seen a lot of her dramas You’re Beautiful, You’ve Fallen for me, Flower Boy Next Door, Heirs, Goong S, to mention a few but in all of her dramas, she just have the same facial expression thru out. Whether she’s happy, sad, surprised, her face never changes. I am not sure if she’s going for a poker face or what! She always has a pout. Either she thinks she’s always doing a pictorial or modelling. Her pout always brings me down and so I tend to not finish her dramas because of that.

  32. 82
    Henry Says:

    can’t wait for Pinocchio’s episode 2!

  33. 83
    jesisca Says:

    PSH haters again,,, we still love you shin hye,,,thanks SBS

  34. 84
    tc Says:

    if u want to learn more about the drama n the leads,come join us at pinocchio soompi thread.

  35. 85
    lee hye ae Says:

    What a promising first episode! I laughed so hard because of Lee jong suk on his first appearance in the drama. As usual, he did a good job in portraying his role. I just hope that each episode will be as good as the first one, and not like other dramas where the story drags when it reaches the middle or when it nears its finale. Pinocchio, fighting!!! ^^

  36. 86
    jesisca Says:

    Love the storyline…fighting,, jong suk and shin hye,,,

  37. 87
    amyz Says:

    love the first episode………..

  38. 88
    SIMONA Says:


  39. 89
    Angelo Says:

    Good drama!i like this actors!Good 1 epizod!

  40. 90
    maknaee Says:

    episode 1 : WOW! FANTASTIC BABY! ~~ wuakakakaka. I enjoyed it a lot! I feel like ridding an hour rollercoaster haha. Sad, fun, angry, etc. It’s been a long time since I was in such a hype for a drama after You Who Came From the Stars and God’s Gift-14 Days.

    I dislike Park Sin-hye so much in Heirs. Uhm.. no, I hate Cha Eun-sang kkk. But I love Choi In-ha here~ Well, Park Sin-hye does a good job 😀

    Lee Jong-suk, as always is doing well. So well. His act never disappointing ME <3

    After that what-the-wreck 'Doctor Stranger' , I'm glad LJS got a good pairing 😀

    It's a really evil fate that the bitch reporter was In-ha's mom. I wanna slap her sooo much -___-

    I need to watch eps 2 soon xD

  41. 91
    dee Says:

    very good drama…
    interest story and make curious
    i must waiting next week again.hufttt
    but i dont know about the rating…???
    PSH and LJS…Fighting!!!!

  42. 92
    fann29 Says:

    I’ve watch the 2nd ep and I love the chemistry between the lead. Some of their scene together make me laugh.

    There are certain scene that makes me wonder regarding the human bone. Oh well, looks like its gonna be a LONG wait for me. *sigh*

  43. 93
    Henry Says:

    It’s really an awesome drama, and it’s only the 2nd day. Good job, Pinocchio!

  44. 94
    syaf Says:

    woahhh. this drama is daebak!!! i love the character that PSH and LJS. they’re the best…! innocent is the best character for them 🙂

    lol. nothing else can i say! The best!!!

  45. 95
    fiq Says:

    you know what? i really enjoyed this drama!!!!!!!
    i love the way the drama goes. pinocchio??
    good title as well 🙂

    i hope this drama will win the award!
    is it too early? no right?
    what ever! i love this drama so much!!!

    lot of loves from malaysia 🙂 🙂 🙂

  46. 96
    ika Says:

    lol. this drama is the best!
    i watched it at first because of lee jong suk and park shin hye.
    when i saw the cast, i’m really excited.

    but, i don’t like kim young kwang.
    will he be a rival to lee jong suk?
    hoho. he’ll never win!!!!

    Go go fighting!!!! pinocchio and lee jong suk~

  47. 97
    cheonsaaa Says:

    lee jong suk always a genius in his dramas

  48. 98
    Grace Garcia Medima Says:

    Aver k de nuevo nos ocrecen 🙂

  49. 99
    jesisca Says:

    Shin hye n jong suk love you all..shin hye you did great job in this drama,,prove that you a good actress..go away PSH haters,,,can’t wait jong suk in new hair style…

  50. 100
    anne Says:

    Done watching. I love these two episodes. It felt that two hours just passed by. Now I’m going to longing for every wed-thu. CHoi dal po, choi in ha and chan soo, and all the characters fit their role perfectly. So glad that park hye ryun nim re-collaborate with joo soo won in this drama. It works well too this time. Ah, love the story and the whole scene and especially the dialogues they used. It’s so interesting. It’s the powr of a good story, no wonder. BUT, please writer-nim PD nim, and the whole.. I hope it continues to be good till last episode. And I ship for choi couple, they got same first name. Samchoon-chuka couple. 🙂

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