Pinocchio (2014)

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  • TV-14
  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 8.1  (8,498)

Pinocchio is a South Korean drama television series that aired on SBS from November 2014 to January 2015. It is a story about truth-seeking, self-discovery, and love, woven around the concept of the fictional character Pinocchio, who has a unique condition that causes him to hiccup whenever he tells a lie.

The show stars Lee Jong-suk as Choi Dal-po, a young boy who lost his family to a tragic accident, and was raised by his grandfather. Park Shin-hye plays Choi In-ha, a young woman with the same condition as Pinocchio, who dreams of becoming a journalist. Kim Young-kwang is Seo Beom-jo, a rich and successful, yet bitter news anchor who has a tragic past of his own. Together, these three characters navigate the cutthroat world of broadcast journalism, as they try to uncover the truth behind the stories they report.

The show begins in 2005, as a devastating fire breaks out in a factory in Inju City, killing several people, including Choi Dal-po's family. In the aftermath of the tragedy, Choi Dal-po is rescued by a kind-hearted reporter, Song Cha-ok (played by Jin Kyung), who covers the story. Inspired by her bravery, he decides to become a reporter himself, using the pseudonym "Dal-po" as a tribute to his rescuer.

Years later, Choi In-ha and Choi Dal-po cross paths in a broadcasting school, where they become close friends. Through their time together, they discover that they share a unique condition, which causes them to hiccup whenever they tell a lie. This condition proves to be both a blessing and a curse, as they are compelled to tell the truth, no matter the cost.

Their friendship is tested when they both apply for internships at YGN news, one of the top networks in South Korea. Led by the ambitious and ruthless news director, Lee Yeong-tak (played by Lee Pil-mo), the network is notorious for chasing ratings at any cost, often sacrificing journalistic integrity for sensational and inaccurate stories.

Despite their differences, Choi In-ha and Choi Dal-po both manage to earn internships at YGN, setting the stage for their journey as reporters. Along the way, they forge relationships with other characters, including Seo Beom-jo, who works at a rival network, MSC, and who becomes Choi In-ha's love interest; and Yoon Yoo-rae (played by Lee Yu-bi), a former child actress turned reporter, who becomes Dal-po's friend and mentor.

Throughout the series, the characters face a variety of challenges, from covering high-profile stories like the collapse of a shopping mall, to navigating complicated personal relationships. They also face pushback from those in power, including Lee Yeong-tak and his protege, a ruthless and manipulative reporter named Ki Jae-myeong (played by Byun Hee-bong), who has a dark secret of his own.

Ultimately, Pinocchio is a gripping and emotional drama that explores questions of truth and justice, while also showcasing the power of human connection and love. With stellar performances by its lead actors and a compelling story that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats, Pinocchio is a must-watch for fans of Korean drama.

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Episode 12
12. Episode 12
December 18, 2014
Jae Myung chooses to turn himself in, and lets Dal Po get vengeance on Anchor Sung in his own way. Out of guilt, Dal Po says goodbye to his former family, and changes his name back to Ki Ha Myung.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
December 17, 2014
Dal Po finally reveals his true identity to Jae Myung, and tries to persuade him to turn himself in. In Ha feels powerless when there's nothing she can do for Dal Po.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
December 11, 2014
After discovering the secret behind Dal Po's past, In Ha begins to disdain her mother. Dal Po contemplates keeping what he learned about Jae Myung buried in order to protect him.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
December 10, 2014
After MSC gets the exclusive on Jae Myung's heroic act, he's painted as a hero across the whole country, but Dal Po still suspects he may be a danger to reporters -- mainly In Ha.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
December 4, 2014
Dal Po is finally reunited with his brother, but it's nothing like he expected. Meanwhile, In Ha is continually let down by her mother's coldness toward her.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
December 3, 2014
Dal Po is crushed when he realizes that he underestimated his role as a reporter, and potentially hurt someone the way he was hurt as a child.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
November 27, 2014
Dal Po and In Ha go head to head for a scoop on the same report.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
November 26, 2014
Dal Po begins his new job. In Ha struggles with her constant hiccups after being in denial about her feelings for Dal Po.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
November 20, 2014
In Ha and Dal Po decide to become news reporters together, but only one of them might make the cut.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
November 19, 2014
Eight years later, In Ha is persistently applying to every broadcasting station in order to follow in her mother's footsteps and become a news reporter.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
November 13, 2014
The true reason for Choi Dal Po going on the quiz show is revealed. In Ha continues to support Dal Po despite not knowing why he hates her.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
November 12, 2014
Choi Dal Po challenges the number one student in the school on a televised quiz show.
  • Premiere Date
    November 12, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (8,498)