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Pinocchio teases small-town high school romance

Okay, the second teaser for SBS’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama Pinocchio is a step in the right direction — at least it contains a tidbit of story information and actually features the heroine of our story, which is more than I could say for the first teaser (possibly a thing we should pretend didn’t happen. Except it did). The show’s second teaser features glimpses of Park Shin-hye and Lee Jong-seok’s past as sweet, happy high schoolers from a small country town.

They grow up together on a tiny island, and that marks the last happy phase in the hero’s life. He suffers the loss of his parents and undergoes a transformation (which thankfully includes the cutting of that mop hair), eventually hiding his identity and becoming a whole new person altogether. So he’s a character whose entire life becomes a lie, while our heroine is a character who can’t lie. She suffers from Pinocchio syndrome, which sends her into hiccup fits whenever she lies. She grows up to be brutally honest for that reason, which ought to be fun.

The leads join Lee Yubi (Gu Family Book) and Kim Young-kwang (Plus Nine Boys) as a foursome of rookie news reporters, and Lee Pil-mo (Emergency Couple) plays their boss, a gruff PD whose face is permanently stuck in a frown. He’s a man of principle who believes in the importance of truth above all else, which means he’ll be the mentor to whip our rookies into shape and inspire them.

Jin Kyung (It’s Okay, It’s Love) plays Park Shin-hye’s mother, a successful anchorwoman who divorced her husband and left her daughter entirely in his care. She left her daughter with a lot of residual pain, even though the heroine grows up under the care of a warm father and grandfather. I wonder if she becomes a reporter to try and cultivate a relationship with her mother, which is actually an interesting angle. These teasers are still really skimpy on the details, but I guess they do leave me curious.

Pinocchio follows current Wednesday-Thursday drama She’s So Lovable, which is airing its last three episodes next week. That puts the premiere on November 12.

Via TV Report, The Fact

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Damn Park Shin-hye is so beautiful it defies belief. I hope she proves all her haters and doubters wrong with passionate kissing, a strong reliable character and of course great acting. I believe in you :D

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With PSH, it seems the measure of her own fans to gauge her being a "good actress" is torrid kissing scene or how good she can kiss.

Miss Granny's younger lead actress (Shim Eun-Kyung) did not have a single kissing scene in her role as Oh Doo Ri yet she took the Baeksang Award.

Hahahaha...

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Well, her youth was only temporary and she still had the mentality of a granny.. It would have been.... weird.

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You have clearly missed the point.

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I think you should read more to improve your reading comprehension.

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looking forward watching this........coming soon on air:)

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I also think it will be interesting to see Park Shin-hye go up against Park Min Young, as both ladies are the female leads in their upcoming dramas. Both dramas are about reporters growing up and chasing the truth. Healer vs Pinocchio hmm. The winning lady can be the female lead of City Hunter 2 with Lee Min Ho haha :D

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Haha I'm all in for it!! Tbh, if its city hunter, then I'd prefer park min young a teeny bit more :)

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Oh my god xD Who thought it was a good idea to glue a mop on Lee Jong-seok's head? (This is one of the few cases in which I'm HOPING for a makeover scene O_O)

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at least they didn't chop chop his real hair,it is actually a good thing!the character early description said he had a bowl nerd type of hairstyle...at least we must be happy the stylist didn't touch his real hair!aleluya!!!!
the pictures of teh 4 below look really good!hope Shin Hye character will have good style!
i still can't imagine what whould ahve been if the hero had the syndrome with all his fake new life or so while being unable to lie when he has too
and i've read in some reports they will be uncle and niece or so?curious about that one if it's correct

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at least LJS will get the transitional haircut to a regular cute style after the high school bits are done

I'm more outraged by that weird bob situation on Lee Yubi's head.....I guess I should be grateful it isn't a bowl cut, but my princess is such a pretty girl, what have they done to her ? :(

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i still think his wig will stick with him even in his intern days,maybe later on he will change his hairstyle(with his real one)when the story is more complex for his character...
i remember reading they said he would look messy and peopel will look down on him because of it,so no trendy cute style for him yet

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RIGHT?! Her hair... Gosh.

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They grow up together on a tiny island, and that marks the last happy phase in the hero’s life. He suffers the loss of his parents and undergoes a transformation (which thankfully includes the cutting of that mop hair), eventually hiding his identity and becoming a whole new person altogether.

Actually, this highschool stuff is after he loses his parents and was adopted by Inha's grandpa. His mop hair is part of that 'whole new person' that he has to live as. He'll have another transformation though, just not like how you say he will...

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didn't they say he will stay like that for a while even after becoming an intern and many will look down on him because of his messy look or something?

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Yeah.. That paragraph is actually misleading. Thank god, you have mentioned it too. :) If i have seen your comment before, i wouldn't have typed my comment below explaining the same thing. Silly me.!

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I'm still waiting for the rom-com about a secret society of wardrobe coordinators who conspire to boost their bias' popularity by putting hideous hair and clothing on male leads in efforts to sink their career. The hero can be a exec-PD who gets wise to their schemes and goes undercover as geeky cameraman to suss them out while the heroine can be the ringleader, determined to foil male second lead's fan following. She has an illustrious track record (cameos by Lee Min Ho, and...the list could go on forever), but is constantly foiled by persistent saesangs who keep ratings high. The lead discovers her plot but keeps it a secret because of his personal vendetta against 2nd lead, but teases her constantly to preserve their contrived interactions. Brought to you by the makers of King of Dramas, I give you: Queen of Couture.

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HAHAHAHAHAHA

I would watch this. (With or without Song Jaerim in it)

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Beautiful. I would so watch it xD

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oh yeah but i don't think the writers are so creative and witty!imagine if fans over the world give their drafts what gems of dramas would see the light!the fans would retire the writers with their creative scripts and replace the so boring Candy and Price Jerk(of course in a one single pain with some dark trauma)

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Maybe we can start a petition. Casting? I know Mary votes for Song Jae Rim.

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I'd watch this

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I am so totally down with the Queen of Couture!

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should be Queen of Coordis

with starring roles played by Lee Min-ho's ugly sweaters and LJS' hairdos of 2014 (extra blonde? check. Fried worse than chicken? check. Overgrown mop? check.)

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that wig makes me remember Shiwan in The Attorney and Jang Keun-Suk char in Love Rain but i gues worse...still glad they didn't touch his hair like mentioned,he was lucky!maybe he has a contract for the hair and saved it from the evil hands of the stylists!

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Oh. I really want to see this drama!

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LOL Great idea! But only male leads??
What about Yoon Eun Hye as Mi Rae?

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Hmm I was thinking Jo Boa. She's good at wacky. The heroine needs to be (more than) a little nuts.

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Go for it!

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HA!
Yes, I absolutely would watch this one :D

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Please cast Kim Myung Min as Anthony too. He'll be the president of production company.. haha

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And Jung Rye-won can be the writer! Haha OH! OH! Siwon's character can cameo as her bias!

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So does she still know that it's him? Or does she just have no clue that he's her old high school friend/boyfriend? I hope that she does know it's him because bad hair aside it's clearly him and it would be more fun to see how different he is to his past self.

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That's not part of the plot, he doesn't disappear after high school or lose contact with her. They'll know each other since age 14 (the age he was adopted into her family).

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oh ok I just assumed he disappears because it says he becomes a whole new person but I guess that happens before he meets her and she only knows the "new him"

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Read the character descriptions on Soompi, it'll clear up some things for you

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Really. It's kind of entertaining to read all the comments which are invalid, just because the commenters here have only 50% of the available information for this drama & its characters. Oh well, I guess they will be surprised in a good way once it starts.

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tbh I think saying my comment is invalid is a little rude, I don't go on other drama sites so I'm only asking questions based on what I've seen here.

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I don't really think much of these teasers, I'm just looking forward to the drama itself. The leads look pretty great in the teaser images though.

And according to the character descriptions, one of the reasons Choi In Ha becomes a reporter, is to find her mom. So, you're correct there.

I hope this drama does well.

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They grow up together on a tiny island, and that marks the last happy phase in the hero’s life. He suffers the loss of his parents and undergoes a transformation (which thankfully includes the cutting of that mop hair), eventually hiding his identity and becoming a whole new person altogether.

Hi girlfriday,

I think you have got it wrong. The story actually goes like this,

He gets almost drowned and was luckily saved by in ha's grandfather. Then grandfather adopts n names him dal po and he starts living as a whole new person(with that mop hair) hiding his identity. So this high school scenes comes after that. Probably his image transformation will happen in the later part of the story.

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I've been fighting, it but I think I'm officially an Ahjumma. the only thing I got out of this article is that Lee Pil Mo gets yummier every year.

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Doesn't he?

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Ha, my thoughts exactly!

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Not an ahjumma but I find him handsome too.

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I'm excited for Lee Pil-mo.

I do still look forward to seeing this, but the teasers, I admit, aren't impressing me much. Hopefully they'll release some that show characters actually interacting...

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First teaser was like, SBS realized they are behind in promotions and hurriedly put together a short clip, which wasn't that impressive.

Then came the second teaser, BAM! Right on d feels(atleast for me). It was cute. I feel the chemistry between the leads already. Only thing distracting was his hair.

Hopefully, SBS doesn't lag and release some more impressive materials about the show. Many characters seem to be interesting according to the description given in their official website.

And oh! Love park shin hye's gaze at the end of the teaser.

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Is it just me, or there's actually some sign of a spark there, or at least romantic believability? (something conspicuously lacking in Heirs and Dr Stranger)

I'm dying of curiosity now. I mean, I want to see Lee Yubi again (18 months since the end of Gu Family Book! Way too long!) but weren't LJS/PSH supposed to be some kind of uncle and niece, non-related that is? But now they have what looks like a high school romance?

I just want that draggy bore waste of airtime My Lovely Girl to get over with already so we can finally get Pinocchio.

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"but weren’t LJS/PSH supposed to be some kind of uncle and niece, non-related that is? But now they have what looks like a high school romance?"

Yeah, he gets adopted by Inha's grandpa at age 14 so they'll live as same-age uncle and niece. But I mean... this teaser just shows him taking her to-and-from places, he's more like her transportation so far lol.

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the piggyback rides and soulful staring, though......that's not exactly just "transportation". And neither is it at all uncle/niece-like!

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Yeah, their relationship is questionable but I don't think it's gotten that far yet. And the funny thing about that scene is, it looks like he's the one injured(?) and she still makes him carry her lmao.

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I'll be totally excited if they're really uncle and niece. Haha, I love it when Kdramas don't inject romantic side stories. E.g. Ghost and School 2013.

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ha, I completely agree with you. Romantic side plots bore the crap out of me, there always super cliche and there really is so few dramas that don't go there. it seems like a lot of the time they rely on the romantic scenes between two leads and don't care much for the plot or development. I remember when I first started watching School 2013 I dropped it, thinking it was a typical drama and LJS would end up with the long haired girl and there would be a love triangle and so on, I later started watching again and was so pleasantly surprised. I havent seen Ghost but I think I might have to check it out now.

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i hope PSH changes her look after her past projects.. she looks the same ( long hair, no make up innocent look) in each and every drama/movie she acts in.. she bores me now :(

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how does she always look the same????
She only keep her hair the same in here, which I'm glad.
She had all different hair style in YB, HS, FBND ( I love her style and hair there), and Heirs.
She is a reporter here so I hope she will allowed to dressed up because she is gorgeous http://pbs.twimg.com/media/B1HmT4eCUAAy9Vi.jpg

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is it law that LJS and PSH have to wear high-school uniform in every single drama they act in?

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The teaser does not tell me much and to my surprise I see chemistry in this couple, but I admit though it frustrates me have so little information, I am much happier with this shortage of detail compared to the overabundance of images videos and news that they had done heirs one year .... I hope not maintained Jong Suk with his particular style and I commend all the gods that Shin Hye looks like in the picture, because if the girl is gorgeous, but her good-girl image and noble is something that did not want to see, I hope that this drama is the transition point, unlike many see enough potential in it and how little it or seen Pinocchio, is a show that does seem worth seeing

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Wow -- any interest I might have had in this one has evaporated watching the teasers. And I just can't take that sad sack doctor from Emergency Couple at all. Oh well -- still plenty of watchable stuff right now.

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Oh...Cha Eun-sang, hi! Here for dead fish kisses, yay!

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Park Shin Hye needs to shake up her image by playing a psychotic blood-sucking assassin hooker. She can be the main villain in 'Vampire Prosecutor III', "Queen of the Damned High School..

I'm sure that she will be utterly adorable in the role.

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hahaha yes

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No la soporto a ella.

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Me, neither. Am opting out of this one.

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Me too. I'm opting out. This might turn out to be another Heirs - the second teaser reminds of Heirs, and fans have already started screaming for torrid kissing scenes between the two leads.

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I am curious about how the whole romance will play out since these two have been living as relatives, though not blood related. They must have liked each other from the start otherwise I don't see it happening.
Looking forward to the drama, I absolutely adore LJS and like PSH. Plus we have wonderful 2nd leads too! (Having plus 9 boys feels)

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Hmmmmm...Pinocchio vs. Healer. Park Shin-hye vs Park Min Young (both are leading ladies and reporters). SBS vs. KBS2. Very interesting!!!

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Can't wait for this drama to get myself some Lee Jong Suk love ?
I've missed him, and Park Shin Hye looks beautiful so I'm excited. The song in the teaser sounds beautiful and amazing!!! I hope this drama does well ?

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You know, JB and GF brought this up - why why why do they always have to start as childhood friends?
Why does that make their 20 year old love better?

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What's up with the harping on his hair? From what I read up above he has the mop of hair when Shin hye and his character are a couple, then tragedy strikes and he goes to live with his grandfather and gets a new look and I think a new name. And Shin hye's character won't recognize him when she meets him again years later.

But whatever the case I'm definitely going to check this drama out when it premieres on the 12th.

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You guys just have the sequence wrong, that's all.

- First, his parents die. That's the tragedy striking, that how it all starts...
- After his parents die, Inha's (Inha is played by Park Shinhye) grandpa saves him and adopts him into the family as a son. He would then go by the name Dalpo, DALPO is his new false identity and the mop-hair is part of that new identity. Inha is part of his new family after he's adopted, she becomes his niece (meaning the daughter of his new brother). That's how the two meet.
- Then this high school stuff happens, since they're the same age they just go to high school together. And because their family is poor and can't send two people to college, in high school he purposely flunks all his classes and hid his intelligence so that Inha would get the opportunity to go to college instead.

"And Shin hye’s character won’t recognize him when she meets him again years later."-- This doesn't happen, at all. He never disappears. They never lose contact.

All this happens before the main plot; which is these two being on rivaling news teams.

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Another bright eyed, bushy tailed and safe character for PSH. Take some risks woman!

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Those teasers are bad like for IHYV. As for the HS/ponytail look of PSH, it will be only for a couple of episodes. Here's how she will look like as an adult & all I can say is: Thank you writer! http://38.media.tumblr.com/88a2104a0a5fd78cb9b15885a1e50404/tumblr_ne41k8Gqet1sg2018o3_1280.jpg

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Even though PSH doesn't look anything like PMY, I can see how you would compare them from that photograph. Same hair, same suit, same figure, same pose.

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exactly what i thought! all the roles PSH takes makes me dislike the actress rather than the characters themselves andddd i'm beginning to get annoyed with seeing her so i hope that this role will have her as sass queen, brutally honest bitch rather than her previous characters.

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Not gonna lie, this looks pretty disappointing. Then again, I couldn't stomach The Heirs or most LJS dramas so I'm probably not the target audience for this anyway.

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Dear lord. What is on Lee Yubi's scalp?

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what happen to lee yubi's hair? did they gave her that hairstyle so she will look less pretty than the female lead

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