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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jong-Suk Lee ...  Choi Dal-po / ... 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Shin-Hye Park ...  Choi In-ha 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Hee-Bong Byun Hee-Bong Byun ...  Choi Gong-pil 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Kyung Jin Kyung Jin ...  Song Cha-ok 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Shin-il Kang ...  Lee Young-tak 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Hae-sook Kim ...  Park Ro Sa 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Kwang-gyu Kim Kwang-gyu Kim ...  Kim Gong-joo 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Yeong-Hoon Kim Yeong-Hoon Kim ...  Lee Il Joo 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Young-kwang Kim Young-kwang Kim ...  Seo Beom-jo 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Joo-seung Lee Joo-seung Lee ...  Ahn Chan-soo 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Pil-mo Lee ...  Hwang Gyo-dong 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Yoo-Bi Lee Yoo-Bi Lee ...  Yoon Yoo-rae 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Sung-wuk Min Sung-wuk Min ...  Jang Hyun-kyu 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Jae-ha Sin Jae-ha Sin ...  Jae-myung (Young) 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Jeong-geun Sin Jeong-geun Sin ...  Choi Dal-pyung 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Kyun-Sang Yoon Kyun-Sang Yoon ...  Ki Jae-myung 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Seo Hyun Yoon Seo Hyun Yoon ...  Lee Joo Ho 20 episodes, 2014-2015
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A young boy, whose life and family has been destroyed by new media, gets adopted by a family in a rural area after being found lost at sea. He tries to conceal his past for everyone's sake for 13 years. But when the girl he loves enters the world of news reporting, the truth about his family pours out. However, the girl's mother (being a news reporter) seem to be the cause of the plight of his family.

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Official Sites:

Official site [South Korea]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

12 November 2014 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Pinokio See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Jong-Suk Lee and Young-Kwang Lee previously starred together in Hot Young Bloods (2014) where they played rivals. See more »

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Very Good Drama
16 October 2015 | by brookesbooksSee all my reviews

Pinocchio is a very well crafted story about just how much the media effects people, as seen through the eyes of our main protagonist, Dal-Po. There is also a very nice romance in there.

The main thing I enjoyed about Pinocchio was how well it was able to balance drama and comedy. The main story was where the drama came from, and was kept in the arc of the main characters. The main characters did have some comedic moments, but most of the comedy was kept to the side characters, which I liked. This was one of those rare shows where you really got to know and like the side characters. I also enjoyed how unique the story was. There aren't too many shows about what goes in the world of journalism.

If I must nitpick, I have to say that I wish they would've cut out some of those cliché moments. Yes I know that Korean Dramas are well known for being soap opera-like, and that those moments very rarely occur in this drama. However, it really took out of the realism of it all when there is a long and silent stare while a ballad plays in the background.

This was the first Korean Drama I ever watched, and I'm glad of it. If you are trying to get into Korean Drama, this is a good place to start.


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