Sunday, January 25, 2015
Drama Review: Pinocchio (2014)
Korean Title: 피노키오
English Title: Pinocchio
Lee Jong Suk as Ki Ha Myung/Choi Dal Po
Park Shin Hye as Choi In Ha
Kim Young Kwang as Seo Bum Jo
Lee Yoo Bi as Yoon Yoo Rae
A group of rookie reporters at different news stations get entangled with news, passion, aspiration, and revenge rolled into one and bad-not-so-bad villains ready to tackle down their every attempts to report honest news. Oh, and the romance between adoptive uncle and his niece who can’t lie.
“Journalism 101 that filled with humor, honesty, friendship, familial love and romance.”
Writing this review is a bit hard for me because it’s a bit hard writing coherent paragraphs after watching 20 episodes and say good bye to the characters. I personally don’t have many issues with this drama, instead, I wish I could just write the best things I’ve been watched.
Journalism is hot topic for dramas these days and at least there are 2 other dramas with similar theme and backdrop during Pinocchio’s airing, “Greatest Marriage” and “Healer”. Suddenly reporters become very cool job in dramaland and I do appreciate it since I myself have involved in journalism in real life. SO at least I do know how the feelings of real reporters when chasing down the subject and interviewing people. “Pinocchio” covers the journalism and reporters story pretty good and close to real life, though of course there are exaggerated bits and eye-roll moments.
my dream since few years ago to see them together in a drama. I’m glad they finally paired to be a couple and the result is fantastic!)
All in all, it’s not a perfect drama but a drama that wins my heart. And that says a lot!
Pictures credit: SBS, Dramabeans, Pinocchio soompi