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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. 101
    anne Says:

    Ah, actually I won’t say this, but I’m going to say it now, “too bad that kim woo bin refused the offer, but I’m too glad that Lee jong suk accept the role.

  2. 102
    maknaee Says:

    after watching episode 2 : wed-thu come faster juseyoooo hahahaha
    at the end of eps 2, when Dal-po narrated, he said “Because… I like you.”
    gosh, their feelings are clear but both are trying to cover it kkk.

    @anne hi! 😀 agree with you. Actually, Woo-bin has chemistry with Shin-hye in Heirs. I wish this drama team next project will be the reunion betweem Lee Jong-suk and Kim Woo-bin haha.

  3. 103
    anynamewilldo Says:

    I wanted Kim Woo Bin too…
    I miss him.
    However, so far, so good.

  4. 104
    Henry Says:

    Although I like PSH & LJS pairing, no offence meant, i think i agree about chemistry between PSH & KWB.

  5. 105
    shiro Says:

    aaah… Lee Jong Suk daebak. He is so awesome.
    can’t wait for the next episode.

  6. 106
    anne Says:

    @maknaee #102
    Hi.. ddo mannayo uri… long time no see.. yups.. we can wait.. next drama would be their reunion..

    Talking about the recent episodes,
    1. I guess Choi’s harabochi has already knew that dal po isn’t his son by seeing In Ha’s evidence in her room but he lied when she asked him and keep on pretending that’s he’s not. It’s a bond of a family, even it’s not blood-related.

    2. Ahn Chan Soo, I hope he’s still kept for the whole episodes. He looks so younger, but actually Shin Hye’s younger than him.

    3. The serial killer, kkkk… 😀 remind me of I hear your voice, and yes, it’s a nice parody scene. 😀

    4. I love the storyline and how it is potrayed by the casts and directed so well.

    5. Agreed. LJS-PSH chemistry is so nice. Now I don’t have to get annoyed like in DS.

    6. And Pinocchio has a lot of quotes which become my faves. One of them is “Even a lie is a good thing for conforting but the truth as a conforting is ten times better” I feel a deep meaning in it.

    7. I want to see how fate meet dal po with his hyung and also In Ha’s mom. His dad is still alive but why did he hide away. And his mom, what is really happen on that cliff, did she jumped to the sea with dal po but dal po’s safe. Why did he told to hinself that he also lied. Only next episodes can give me the answers.

    8. Wed-thu quickly coooooomeeee faaaassssteerrrrr…. !!!

  7. 107
    carebear Says:

    love both of them PSH and LJS…they have a good chemistry..hmm. cant wait to watch for the nxt episodes..love.. love.. love

  8. 108
    tc Says:

    i think their father is already dead. U c the skull appears at the end of the ep2. The question is how did the corpse got so far away from the explosion n nobody found it.

  9. 109
    Arvie Says:

    is the synopsis right? i dont think hes reporter

  10. 110
    Chimae Says:

    the drama is very good :)…i like it…keep the nice work 😉

  11. 111
    rairamegumi Says:

    wow…I’m addicted to this drama…LJS never failed me except dr stranger, lol (because of the female lead of course,lolol)…
    I think PSH is great here not like in the heirs…
    the chemistry between the leads is so great….I think they will be the best couple…

  12. 112
    cielito Says:

    me gusto el primer capitulo 🙂

  13. 113
    rairamegumi Says:

    owh I’ve just found that the same young actor starred as young LJS in no breathing and pinocchio..just like the same young actor played the young role of LJS in IHYV and dr stranger…

  14. 114
    Bibii Says:


  15. 115
    Len Says:

    Pinnochio♡♥♡ Fighting 🙂 🙂 🙂 Watching Ep 1 & 2 was really great, I love the story so much… looking forward for more…. LJS & PSH has a great chemistry…. I really love them♥♡♥ Pinnochio Daebak.

  16. 116
    maknaee Says:


    hahaha right, long time no see^^ *sing : iKON – long time no see.

    About the chemistry, I feel the same. No need to get annoyed like in Doctor Stranger. In addition, Heirs. Since Park Shin-hye and Lee Jong-suk’s chemistry is no joke.. Uhm.. Maybe Lee Min-ho and Jin Se-yeon pairing will work out too? LOL

  17. 117
    maknaee Says:

    @rairamegumi #111

    Agree~~ I know that Doctor Stranger and Heirs feel kkk.

  18. 118
    maknaee Says:

    @tc #108

    But, if the skull really does Dad belongs to.. Then who is the man that the ‘pinocchio man’ see? It shows us clearly that it was Dad. Ah, mollaaa. I wish Dad is still alive and there will be a warm reunioun between Dad, Dal-po, and hyung :’) they deserved that much, or more than that.

  19. 119
    tc Says:

    nope. That’s somebody else. There’s a screencap of that man somewhere in pinocchio thread. Let me look what page is it 1st.

  20. 120
    Pooh Says:

    The drama is amazing omgggg the storyline and chemistry between LJS and PSH is just wow

  21. 121
    bella Says:

    unnie shin hye so diff in this drama. love it

  22. 122
    anne Says:

    @maknaee #116

    yeah.. singin’! 😀

    LOL 😀 yeah.. lee min ho should be pairing with her, to see what would it be? LOL
    The end of episode 2, ‘because… I like you’
    kyaaaa *melted* 😀 best romantic line!!
    And.. do u know what’s the backsound played around 00.58.00 – 00. 59.34. I hope I can find that instrumental?? It’s so… I don’t know.. I love that music.


    @tc #108
    Agreed with maknaee.. We saw clearly in ep 1, he’s alive? Then is it only a fake video which that YGN tv broadcast who did it? Maybe it will be replayed with the complete scenes in the next episodes.


    Wanting that make me wonder, what did In Ha’s dad’s staring mean when he saw In Ha got ready for her morning marathon?
    Hmm.. it’s two days more to wed-thu? So longggggg….. ~___~

  23. 123
    delilah oculam Says:

    omg! there is a great chemistry between them! chilling to the bones!

  24. 124
    Juana love Says:

    great chemistry…love them both

  25. 125
    jung Says:

    episode 3 and 4 come fasterrr plzzzz, i want to watch it badly。

  26. 126
    jessica Says:

    i love PSH and LJS, they have great chemistry!!

  27. 127
    semar Says:

    thats one long synopsis right here

  28. 128
    Nne123 Says:

    I love Park Shin hye but to be honest, she isn’t a good actress. Just seems to me that she doesn’t put much of an effort to sell her characters. Besides you’re beautiful, I am yet to finish any of her shows. They just end up boring the shit out of me. Her facial expressions never changes. I hope she improves in this show kos I will like to watch it to the end.

  29. 129
    tc Says:

    dont worry if u’re not a fan. We,the fans love her coz we know her very well to her heart. But i guess u still pays attention to her works. Tq.

  30. 130
    tc Says:

    @maknaee #118
    its on page 133.

  31. 131
    OK OK OK Says:

    i am enjoying it 😛

  32. 132
    far Says:

    where is ep 3………….im waiting park shi he…

  33. 133
    tim Says:

    finally.. i love them both.. waiting for ep 3

  34. 134
    Jimmy K Says:

    In Pinocchio ep 3 roof top scene, Dal Po’s holding In Ha wrists with firework as background. How romantic!

  35. 135
    Jimmy K Says:

    Like the way In Ha, Park Shin Hye & Dal Po, Lee Jong Suk bickering in all the scenes. They’re cookie dough and vanilla ice-cream.

  36. 136
    Melissa Terry Says:

    Enjoy watching Pinocchio! There’re so many gorgeous and versatile cast. Keep up the good job Park Shin Hye and Lee Jong Suk! Can’t wait to see them in ep 4.

  37. 137
    Miura Haruma Says:

    Watashi wa Park Shin Hye ga suki desu! Gambatte Park Shin Hye san!

  38. 138
    Gepetto Says:

    Pinocchio cast has good rapport in Midnight TV Entertainment show. Park Shin Hye and Lee Jong Suk look good together.

  39. 139
    swimmergirl Says:

    I am already getting hooked on this drama, cannot wait for the next two episodes this week! I hope the whole thing is good and doesnt turn boring like Doctor Stranger. Love the cast so far, good new story line.

  40. 140
    tc Says:

    TV MBC-MB11.2%(ep5) SBS-Pinocchio9.4%(ep3) KBS-TKF7.1%(ep1)
    ONLINE SBS-Pinocchio28% MBC-MB17.2% KBS-TKF11.1%
    look at the differences of ratings!

  41. 141
    rairamegumi Says:

    how they count the online rating…it’s just so daebak looking the online rating…online rating means international viewers?…not really understand about online rating…

    I think LJS and PSH will be the SBS drama best couple this year…their chemistry just like hmmm…it’s different with the IHYV couple, but the feeling I get is just like LJS and PSH will have the same feeling as LJS and LBY…best couple

  42. 142
    Henry Says:

    PSH & LJS were really good when it comes to comedy/drama, that’s why I enjoyed watching ep. 3.

  43. 143
    anne Says:

    I haven’t watch any recent eps for this week. I’m going to wait untull 3-4 fully subbed.

    @tc #140
    Yeah.. you know maybe the TV station should consider to stop using AGB or TNMS.. LOL
    I’d rather believe the online rating, it seems trustworthy … well… it represents the viewers from all over the globe right?

  44. 144
    ika Says:

    daebak! that’s all i can say about this drama 🙂

  45. 145
    tc Says:

    youtube already have the subbed ep but u need to look for the 4 parts. Of course the online rating is important because they need to sell that drama to other countries. Besides,it shows how young people watch drama nowadays. But they need the tv ratings to promote the drama n the drama afterwards to korean citizens.

  46. 146
    lee hye ae Says:

    So far, so good! ^^ I’m loving all the IHYV connection that the writer has included in the drama, like “Hye sung” the GPS, Judge Kim, Hye Sung’s mom, and Min joon guk, of course (who made a short but memorable cameo appearance in ep 2). Not to forget that famous line from Hye sung. I do hope that Lee bo young will also make a cameo in the drama. I also enjoyed watching Lee jong suk and Park shin hye together, they do have great chemistry and they seem to be comfortable with each other. Looking forward to more romantic moments between them and for the upcoming episodes. Pinocchio, fighting!!! ^^~

  47. 147
    Adi Says:

    please download link this drama chingu 🙁

  48. 148
    tc Says:

    did u guys saw tonight ep4 bts stills? If u dont,better check out pinocchio thread. They really knows how to make us excited!

  49. 149
    berry lee Says:

    I will definitely watch this drama but I don’t know about PSH acting hopefully her acting will improve not like in the heirs drama. .hoping this drama will not turn boring like the heirs n dr stranger. .

  50. 150
    tc Says:

    dont worry bout that. Psh is totally sassy in pinocchio. She’s gain lots of praise 4 her acting in this drama.

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