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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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Photo of Main Character

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Trailer I & Trailer II & Trailer III

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575 Responses to “Pinocchio”

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  1. 151
    ammielee Says:

    I watched this drama, very curious about the next story, korean drama indeed very creative, now they will show us the world of Reporters
    i love korean drama …

  2. 152
    tc Says:

    online rating

  3. 153
    Han Se Hyun Says:

    @tc -#152

    How do you know those online ratings?
    What ratings system/network/company is responsible for releasing those?
    Just curious.

  4. 154
    rairamegumi Says:

    I’m curious too, what system the online rating use?…
    but I’m glad that pinocchio gets high rating…

  5. 155
    tc Says:

    that’s from official online streaming website. I told u guys to join pinocchio thread. There’s a lot more information about the drama to be learn.

  6. 156
    tc Says:

    this drama is totally plays with our emotions. After they make us laugh so hard,they make us feel the hatred,make us laugh again n then make us cries so hard.

  7. 157
    Je_dongsaeng Says:

    I really love this dramaaaa!!!!! Daebakkkk! Lee Jong Suk oppa never disappoint me.. 😍 This drama deserves high ratings! Please keep watching this drama and lets give them our supports. For people who disappoint with Park Shin Hye after the heirs drama, in this drama Park Shin Hye do really well in her acting. I really like her in this drama. This leads actor and actress really have a good chemistry… They are now one of my OTP… Hahahahhaha

  8. 158
    Dong Says:

    in love with Lee Jong Suk and Park Shin Hye. Adore this pair

  9. 159
    Chimae Says:

    the drama is surely one of the best, I’ve seen so far.

  10. 160
    ahjussiLovers Says:

    choi dal po & Choi in ha, they sweet couple~~~ can’t wait everyweek for next episode………

  11. 161
    rairamegumi Says:

    wow..I guess this drama will gain higher ratings later and beat the other drama…
    I think we can gain a lot of lessons from this drama…
    LJS’s drama always give us lessons and values in life, just like School 2013 and IHYV…including dr. stranger (which I hate, and dropped the drama in ep 10… lol)

  12. 162
    fann29 Says:

    I get to see Dal Po’s jealousy/protective side again. Lol

    In Ha’s father is so funny in ep 4 too. I laugh when he feel embarrass the way In Ha wears at home even though he say to Dal Po that his daughter is the most beautiful girl. Also, while he imagining his daughter and Dal Po going on the same company. Daebak!

    The rating is getting higher than before. To anyone who still haven’t watch or still considering, do watch this drama. It’ll make you wanna watch more of the ep.

  13. 163
    rairamegumi Says:

    I think this forum should include the online rating…indeed

  14. 164
    admin Says:

    @tc (152),

    Please don’t use the word “online ratings” here. It’s may confuse the others.

    It’s should be called “TVing Live Internet Ratings”.

    what is TVing?

    It’s a PAY Site to watch drama online. You need to pay money to watch it online. It’s only the ratings on their Site and count by themselves.


    so far, there is NO any OFFICIAL “online rating” of the drama. It’s only the “online ratings” of the drama in particular site like Tving.com…..

    may be in the future, there is also Viki Live internet ratings, dramafever Live internet rating……..

  15. 165
    rairamegumi Says:

    ah I see @admin… so the ‘online ratings’ is not a representative of online viewers…

    I read somewhere too that the rating for this drama in viki was 90%, hihihi

    but I think whether the viewers watch this drama through pay site or free site, a tons of online viewers like this drama and maybe this drama will get benefit by selling the drama to other countries…

  16. 166
    nitta Says:

    Wow I like the story and the acting of PSH and LJS. They are perfect cast for thevroles. I like Lee jong suk as choi dal po. No offense to kim woo bin! But Lee jong suk play as dal po greatly. Can’t wait for ep 5

  17. 167
    aminat Says:

    i love this drama and the main actor but i didn’t like park shin hye.they look great together, fighting

  18. 168
    tc Says:

    very well. Anyway,it shows which dramas people abroad chose to watch. Korean citizens interest count from tv ratings while people abroad interest count from this TVING LIVE INTERNET ratings.

  19. 169
    Henry Says:

    Episode 4 is awesome!!!!

  20. 170
    Juana love Says:

    love episode 4 and the second male lead is weird

  21. 171
    Kii Says:

    Great drama. Every episode has captured my emotions and attention so far and the chemistry between LJS and PSH is great. Have not seen such good script and chemistry in a Korean drama this year till Pinocchio came about.
    LJS is indeed a very talented and charismatic young actor who has consistently tackled the different roles he had taken on convincingly and is always able to strike a good chemistry with his female counterpart regardless of their age and experience; exuding his boyish and manly charm at the same time.
    PSH strikes me as a cute and rather talented young actress but has been playing too much ‘sweet’ or ‘boring’ or ‘sympathetic’ roles for awhile, so it was great to see her take on a more sassy and energetic character which she has mastered flawlessly and captured my heart once again (last since the drama you are beautiful). These 2 leading actor n actress and their family are so natural together that you can’t help adoring them.
    In short, this is definitely one of the top few dramas I would recommend my friends to watch this year. Great script n wonderful chemistry between the casts, and I sure hope the rest of the episodes will continue in the same amazing direction. All the best, Pinocchio team!

  22. 172
    Pooh Says:

    OHMYGOD THIS DRAMA IS JUST AMAZING I CANNOT CONTAIN ALL THESE FEELS. THE STORYLINE IS SO UNIQUE AND SO INTERESTING THAT I FOCUS TOO MUCH WHILE WATCHING IT. LEE JONG SUK AND PARK SHINHYE ARE EQUALLY AMAZING AS WELL. I never thought they’d have such chemistry omg so much love for everything about this drama <333 It's just on the 4th ep but wow it's already THIS good just wow

  23. 173
    Dong Says:

    I hope this drama won’t have any love triangles, jealous and evil 3rd parties striving to break them up etc

    It’s such a fresh break from the norm, Cinderella innocent, naive and very trusting, betrayed by friends, used by colleagues etc then comes along Prince Charming secretly aiding Cinderella, become the best and so on

    Park Shin Hye and Lee Jong Suk looks so good together and the chemistry between them, ooh lala, makes my heart miss a beat, especially the way Dal Po looks at In Ha

  24. 174
    luna Says:

    this drama is simply great. good story, good casting , and good acting….this drama make me laugh ,cry and sad at the same time.i love PSH and LJS.they look good together. i watched every drama of PSH and LJS .their acting is so good.both lead male role of this drama were work together in ” blood bowling youth”.its a movie.l hope this drama will be one of the best drama of this year.

  25. 175
    noure Says:

    a second part of the story I can hear your voice ??????????????
    Lee Jong Suk almost the same character who likes smart alone from a young age and his father died unjustly

  26. 176
    jesisca Says:

    Awesome.. thumbs up for pinnochio team,,,daebak shin hye and jong suk,,,they had good chemistry,,,sad, fun, entartaining drama…can’t wait episode 5..the casts will start becone rookie reporters,, Best drama in this year

  27. 177
    rairamegumi Says:

    let’s vote our DalPo as the best actor in dramafever award…

    I’ve just watched ep. 4 and really like this ep.
    there’s some many things happened in this ep. funny scene, sad scene, romantic scene…and all of these were blended in awesome ep.

    can’t wait for the next ep.
    I don’t really care with the rating whether it’s bad or good… the most important thing is I really love this drama…and I’m sure I can get so many lessons and values from this drama…

    LJS and PSH, and all casts and crews….good job!!!!!

  28. 178
    OK OK OK Says:

    So nice the drama …..
    Lee Jong Suk ssi, I love your lips – so pinky 😛

  29. 179
    Henry Says:

    yes, good story, salute to beautiful casts, writer and director. nice hair dal po. lol

  30. 180
    mirella Says:

    I love this drama!Perfect actors !Figthing!

  31. 181
    anne Says:

    Episode 3-4 are too short. These episodes are full of sad, funny and happy moments. But why do I feel so nervous? I hope In Ha’s character won’t be turned like CES. I hope writer nim won’t take her ‘charm’ from In Ha’s character.
    Hahaha.. There r many funny scenes between the choi’s family. In Ha’s dad imaginary is also funny. But I get curious he’s going to finish his words to Dal Po, but those kept on being cut. I think he’s gonna say a different thing from dal po’s thought.
    Yeoksi.. Harabochi.. Jjang! He’s such kind-hearted-lovingly-care-parent and thanks to him for transforming uncle dal po style.. Kkkkkkk 😀
    I saw the next preview episode.. It seems In Ha will reveal her feeling to Dal Po.. Ah… What will happen to them?? Hope that next episode won’t be that kind of melo-romance.. I still believe with writer nim.. Writer nim fighting!!!

  32. 182
    Micc Says:

    I watched episode 4 until they showed the explosion news on the screen, I couldn’t carry on, too sad and too nervous for Dal Po. Can anyone tell me what happened after that?

  33. 183
    me say Says:

    I really like this drama .This drama is very sad the story of a young man who lost father and mother . in 4 episodes I ‘ve cried a few times TT _ TT *cry*

  34. 184
    Peni hwang Says:

    I love this drama……so much

  35. 185
    Ling Lie Says:

    errr.. this drama is make us cry for a moment and then laugh too, DAEBAKKK!!! i just can say that, totaly fun and interested! PSH & LJS totally have chemistry and their acting justt WOW!! ^o^

  36. 186
    tc Says:

    pinocchio sold to china at the highest price ever! 8 times more than ywcfts per eps!

  37. 187
    rairamegumi Says:


    where did u get that news?…

    if it’s true. it’s so DAEBAK…awesome

  38. 188
    JJ Says:

    Chech out the comments by A Koala’s Playground

    Patty on November 24, 2014 at 2:24 AM said:
    Pinocchio is already a gem! Pinocchio already has more than100m views on Youku(Chinese site).Pinocchio was sold to China for $280,000USD per ep.that is 8 times more than YWCFAS(sold $35,000USD per ep) and higher than MLG(sold for $200,000USD).Pinocchio is the highest drama sold to China as of now.plus,Pinocchio has become the most searched word on various portal sites in China.many other countries are requesting the right to be sold in their countries.

  39. 189
    NovieAgassi Says:

    I like this drama so much,,,,

  40. 190
    fierda Says:

    lee jong suk & paark shin hye awksome

  41. 191
    rairamegumi Says:

    OH MY GOD…so many interesting scenes on ep 5….

  42. 192
    maknaee Says:

    I’ve already downloaded the raw for ep 5. Just waiting for the sub comes out kkk. Can’t waiiit

  43. 193
    tc Says:

    tving live internet ratings
    pinocchio attained the highest live internet ratings of 34.3% @ 10.30pm n concluded with 32.9% @ 11.00pm

  44. 194
    Jang Hye Sung Says:

    I feel so sad for hyung for finally breaking and doing the deed :((

  45. 195
    fann29 Says:

    As usual, ep 5 is daebak. Congrats to all the cast and crew production for giving a great performance in this ep. I can’t wait for the next ep.

  46. 196
    anne Says:

    I haven’t watched ep 5 yet… I’m still busy at school… oh… I’m waiting until 4-5 completely be subbed…. can’t waitttt

  47. 197
    Henry Says:

    I’ve seen half part of ep. 5, LJS knows how to act. Bravo!

  48. 198
    tigerb Says:

    looks like cdp will be investigating a news item involving his biological brother, which will boomerang his purpose of being a reporter – my guess!

  49. 199
    tigerb Says:

    @henry: this is the third series that i’ve watched ljs act and he’s always been very good. thank you for the ‘bravo’.

  50. 200
    jesisca Says:

    Daebak LJS,, love the drama so much,,all the casts are awesome.. The storyline is emotional and very good to watch,,PSh fighting,,you act better in this drama,,,

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