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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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Trailer I & Trailer II & Trailer III

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575 Responses to “Pinocchio”

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  1. 201
    uggie Says:

    Wahh…. looking coments here talking for “Pnocchio” almost all of like “Pinocchio”…. So i must watch this drama 🙂

  2. 202
    Adeul Says:

    Yes. It’s a pretty good drama so far.

  3. 203
    maknaee Says:

    @uggie #201 yes! a must watch drama^^ kkk

  4. 204
    maknaee Says:

    ep 5 … just made cried. Writer-nim, are you gonna make Dal-po & Hyung’s reunion to be tragic? Seeing how both of them took very contrast path for their father’s unjusted death. Hyung… waeee? T_T

    Since Dal-po revelead his original identity to Gyo-dong, I wish Gyo-dong were trustworthy enough and trained Dal-po well to be a good reporter :’)

  5. 205
    maknaee Says:

    ~~~~~ Pinocchio OST :

    (Part 1) Tiger JK – First Love (feat. Punch)

    ** download :

    ** audio (youtube) :

    (Part 2) Roy Kim – Pinocchio

    ** download :

    ** audio (youtube) :

    ** official mv :

  6. 206
    jesisca Says:

    The rating is in the first place than mr.baek..Yes…pinnochio fighting we love you alll, pinnochio casts and team production…keep fighting,,

  7. 207
    tc Says:

    tving live internet ratings
    SBS-Pinocchio 33.5%
    MBC-Mr.Back 15.1%
    KBS-King’s Face 8.7%

  8. 208
    rairamegumi Says:

    finally…the first place

    this drama is more intense day by day..
    I like the cold Dalpo..
    and Inha,you cant get rid your feeling…and it will be deeper and planted so deep and strong in your heart,you cant help it
    and Dalpo,you will hurt yourself with your coldness
    ah,I love this couple much

  9. 209
    maknaee Says:

    So…. 1st place? Well deserved~ congratss Pinocchio team! *party*

  10. 210
    fann29 Says:

    After watching ep 6, i finally get the picture of a reporter’s lifestyle might be while getting an information. In all kdramas I’ve watch, this series not only focus the relationship between the lead but also the reporter’s surrounding. I’ve feel like its close to the reality of what might happen around the reporters.
    This ep shows me much different angle than the norm. More like behind the scene before reporting on the news and as usual this ep teaches us something.

    I love how this ep give this vibe of curiosity at the end about the news. Also, love the scene between the leads. I really enjoy this week ep again. Every hour I’ve wait for this week ep is worth. I hope this series continue giving us the satisfaction of waiting.

  11. 211
    fann29 Says:

    @maknaee #205
    Thanks for the ost link

  12. 212
    Juana love Says:

    omg this drama is awesome….😀😀😀

  13. 213
    Dong Says:

    Scenes of the leads together, makes my heart miss a beat. No words could describe

  14. 214
    anne Says:

    done watching… superb! d__b…
    can’t wait for next episodes!!!
    Hyung really did that? Right they choose different path, dal po gonna used his own mic and camera to reveal his dad’s innocent, while hyung took revenge on moon deok soo. How this would be? Ah chan soo smell something fishy about this, how about the rookie reporters chase this news at the end, waaa… really need episode 7-20 already ASAP!!! LOL
    My Fave scenes:
    * It’s so lovely to see In Ha still kept on hiding behind dal po whenever she felt that her dad gonna scold her.
    *how funny and sad to see in ha cried and shared her problems to the costumers at the store.
    * Finally “the mistery is resoved, sir” How funny looking the expression of dal peng’s co-worker. kkkkkkkkk 😀
    * the family bond, when the choi’s family gave dal po the medicines. so heart-warming. That’s family.
    *the tooth-brush revenge and bathroom incident… LOL

    Anyway SBS, team production, keep up the good work! We love you Pinocchio, first rating among the wed-thu slots, daebak!!!

  15. 215
    Zakao Says:

    Like this drama. Not sure because Park Shin Hye improves her acting skill or because Park Shin Hye has better chemistry with Lee Jong Suk than Lee min ho in the Heir.

  16. 216
    jesisca Says:

    Shin hye or other actress acted based on the scripts and storyline.. pity on, shi hye in heirs must act a pity girl,,so don’t underestimated too much to shin hye because of the heirs,,shin hye proved that she was a good actress in pinnochio…thanks SBS you gave us amazing drama in this year..

  17. 217
    Violet88 Says:

    Dal po’s – grandpa – sam soon scene is really funny.. Dal po’s face and reaction upon finding out his sam soon was empty is damn cute and priceless… 😀

  18. 218
    lee hye ae Says:

    Lee jong suk really never fails as an actor. When I first watched him in IHYV, I knew that he can act well. Park shin hye also improved her acting skills, and it also seems that she is very comfortable working with LJS. They are also bursting with chemistry! I always anticipate watching their scenes in every episode. If this continues until the drama ends, they may win the best couple award. <3

  19. 219
    Violet88 Says:

    I saw some still pics from ep 7 and there’s back hug scene btw dal po and in ha, am super excited.. Can’t wait for tonight’s airing….. 😄😄

  20. 220
    anne Says:

    it’s airing ep 7 right?? waa.. I saw that BTS too, back-hugging scene!! kyaaa….. I’m exploding in happiness!!! ommo ya…!! 😀

  21. 221
    lee hye ae Says:

    Why is this drama getting better and better as time passes? the screenwriter and director are surely doing a good job. ^^ the conflict in the story is already established, and the chemistry between the two leads is sooo amazing. ^^~ I can’t wait for ep 8! after the surprise back hug scene, it’s now time for a real hug! <3 <3 <3

  22. 222
    curious Says:

    what a drop in rating, this also happen to neil cantabile. other fans is always dragging the name of Lee Min Ho even though he is not part of the drama. When millions of Lee min ho fans is turn off this is what happen. who is Lee Jong Suk compare to Lee Min Ho. Lee Min Ho is the standard Bearer of kpop whether you accept it or not

  23. 223
    Henry Says:

    Pinocchio, FIGHTING!

  24. 224
    Nita Says:

    The chemistry between Lee Jong Suk and Park Shin Hye is lots better, here if you compare it to Park Shin Hye/Lee Min Ho in The Heirs, my opinion.

    For the record, I like Lee Min Ho too, just that the scenes of these 2 (Lee Jong Suk/Park Shin Hye) causes my heart to miss a beat (more actually) **faint**

  25. 225
    gyna Says:

    I think this drama is not very interesting..
    but ive no doubt with their chemistry, shin hye looks better with jong suk
    but, thats all.. the story is common

  26. 226
    tigerb Says:

    ‘Lee Min Ho is the standard Bearer of kpop’????

  27. 227
    tigerb Says:

    but the plot is much better than ‘the heirs’!

  28. 228
    noralee Says:

    I dunno ..I think this drama is getting boring. .

  29. 229
    Waterloo Says:

    @gyna I agreed with you. .the story is very common & not interesting but no doubt the leads couple have chemistry btw them.

  30. 230
    kk Says:

    i dont think u guys really watch the drama. Better dont troll here n get back to ur land,haters!

  31. 231
    simafa Says:

    shut up haters!!
    Have you really watched this drama ?

    It’s the best drama ever. And Iam not saying this just because of the leads.

  32. 232
    jesisca Says:

    The plot is amaxing,,thw storyline is best script and more better than mr.back or others.the casts are amazing..for everyone who said that the drama is boring,,you must watch the episode with your heart not your hate..LJS potrayed the role is very good.Pinnochio fighting..

  33. 233
    mimi Says:

    this the drama is boring

  34. 234
    maknaee Says:

    ewww, haters gonna hate.
    If you think this drama is boring, just stop watching then :p kkk, no one forces you to watch~

    Me? I’m gonna love and enjoy this drama fully – to the max 😀 ’cause for me this drama is a gem~

  35. 235
    maknaee Says:

    @waterloo #229

    The story is common and not interesting? Okay then, could you give me the list of dramas that have : pinocchio syndrome, hero and heroine have ‘uncle’ and ‘nephew’ relationship, and the others that this drama have? Kkkk.

    Well, mostly kdramas have common trope of each other, but FOR ME Pinocchio gave something new that’s fresh~~

  36. 236
    maknaee Says:

    I love whenever In-ha confesses her feelings to Dal-po. I found this cool : no need to hide what you feel to your crush ’cause you’re a Pinocchio. Dal-po would never misunderstanding In-ha’s feeling or have a thought that she loves another man, ’cause In-ha has saying her feelings clearly *swoon*.

    Ah, Dal-po said his true feelings for In-ha, he said it to Beom-jo that he liked In-ha as a woman. Kkkk, poor Beom-jo *pat* . Choi Dal-po… I’m waiting for you to confess your feelings to In-ha :3

    Finally, reunion with hyung! :”
    Dal-po recognized his hyung first, but seems like for now Dal-po don’t want hyung to know who is he.

    *off to watch eps 8~~

  37. 237
    k Says:

    I like the story of this drama. It is much more better than the last PSH’s drama the heirs. The heirs’s story is flat and boring, but pinocchio; story is really good. I love watching pinocchio. PSH and LJS chemistry is perfect in this drama. Pinocchio … fighting !!!

  38. 238
    tigerb Says:

    people are different, in tastes, likes, culture, mental abilities, etc. and have different reasons for watching a drama. i found that most comments are about the leads and i suspect these come from fans of celebrities, and that’s fine that they support their idols. i don’t like comments that elicit and provoke unpleasant response from others. sometimes, it is better to not say anything.

  39. 239
    Franzes Says:

    LJS n PSH have a good chemistry, i must say the story is refreshing, it tackles not only happy moments but the sorrow, the grief and even tragedy. The whole cast are awesome.. And omg!! Their kiss!! It’s killing me , when i watch the eyes of LJS looking at PSH .. The spark and the feeling that you can’t hold it anymore.. Omo.. Its daebak. Looking forward for episode 9 n 10. Pinocchio fighting!!

  40. 240
    maknaee Says:

    I’m back! Just finished watching eps 8.

    Another amazing episode. The kiss, yoorae’s cute misunderstanding upon dalpo, things happened between hyung x dalpo, and the hightlight + great cliffhanger at the end of this episode… HYUUUUNG! *scream* *cry* *sniff* . Wish Hyung all the best /.\

    So… How could this drama be a boring + common + predictable one? *smirk*

    Wed-Thu just come faster juseyoooo. Eps 9-10 come faster puhleaseee kkkk

  41. 241
    Theresia Simanjuntak Says:

    I’m not a fan of PSH or LJS. Pinocchio even the 1st LJS’ kdrama that I watched 😀

    Somehow, I like Pinocchio. I like the chemistry between these main leads, so much better than PSH-Lee Min Ho (I watched The Heirs, so I can say it ). I’m currently watching I Hear Your Voice since I realized LJS is such a good actor.

    I’m a reporter who loves kdrama. This is the first time I watch a kdrama which use journalism as its background. So, I kinda confused with those who said nothing’s new found in Pinocchio 🙂

  42. 242
    Fathima Says:

    i love this drama becuase its different its not like the other dramas, this drama has a differnet plot and its interesting.
    and i love when In Ha and Cha DOl Po are together its so lovely <3 <3
    This drama is superb yeahh…. 🙂 🙂 🙂 <3

  43. 243
    Nitta Says:

    Best kiss of this year! Really love LJS as choi dal po and PSH as in ha. The chemistry is so strong between them and the kiss scene is just perfect

  44. 244
    rairamegumi Says:

    I’m glad that PSH is not a passive kisser anymore after watching her kissing scene with LJS … lolol
    I watched that she participated in doing that kissing process…hahahaha

    anyway…as expected this drama really gives me happy and sad feeling…romantic and funny at the same time…good job writer nim

  45. 245
    Juana love Says:

    Pinocchio……all the way.😘😘😘

  46. 246
    koko usui Says:

    Can anyone please give me a goood website to watch this drama i really want to see this drama ya….
    um…i check in viki.com but no eng sub title…

  47. 247
    Mnet Asian Music Awards 2014 Says:

    i like act lee yu bi ..very cute act 😀

  48. 248
    Dic's Says:

    I think not boring… i like this drama, new story…the story is not about love, but why it feels the rain of love coming…. hehehe, give quality advice, if you think bored it is better not to watch..okay….
    Fighting….. go better all crew…. 😉

  49. 249
    Henry Says:

    LJS & PSH, fighting!

  50. 250
    Henry Says:

    I like LJS’s acting, it’s so natural whether the scene needs him to be happy, sad, naughty, cruel, etc, etc. Good job, PINOCCHIO, fighting!

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