byeon hee bong

but can we talk a moment about the recent episodes and a few of my favourite things?

  • NOH JI WOOK GETTING HIS PROSECUTOR’S TITLE BACK AND PULLING HIS ROBES FROM HIS WARDROBE!!!!!
  • BYEON YOUNG HEE COMING THRU AND SHOWING THAT HE DOES, DEEP DOWN, LIKE AND CARE FOR EUN BONG HEE BY GOING TO SEE THE SNAKEY HEAD PROSECUTOR
  • EUN BONG HEE STANDING UP TO THAT SNAKEY HEAD PROSECUTOR AND DEFENDING HERSELF AND HER DEAD FATHER AND MAKING HIM REALISE WHAT HELL HE HAD PUT THEM BOTH THROUGH
  • JI WOOK HELPING EUN BONG HEE WITH JUNG HYUN SOO WHEN HE ATTACKED HER [AND, WHILE I THINK ABOUT IT, BONG HEE TOTALLY KICKING HIS ASS ON HER OWN]
  • JI WOOK BEING THE CUTEST “ADOPTIVE DAD” TO KIM JAE HONG
  • JI EUN HYUK BEING THE MOST PURE MAN EVER: SUCH A TOP FRIEND TO EUN BONG HEE, SAYING HE’LL PROTECT HER AND HELPING HER IN THE LIBRARY AND SUCH. TAKING JI WOOK OUT TO TRY AND CHEER HIM UP. HE’S ALSO SO KIND TO CHA YOO JUNG AND IT’S OBVIOUSLY HE IS TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH HER AND I JUST HOPE IN THE END HE IS HAPPY AND TREATED RIGHT BY SOMEONE WHO DESERVES HIM????
Drama Review: pinocchio

Reason I started watching:

1. My lovely leads

I’ve been in love with Shin Hye since You’re Beautiful and I’ve seen almost all of her dramas. When I heard she was gonna be in a new drama with Jong Suk I had to see it. Sadly I wasn’t a big fan of their latest dramas, Heirs for Shin Hye and Doctor Stranger for Jong Suk so I really wanted this drama to be a success. 

2. Lee Pil-Mo 

I loved his dorky character in emergency couple when I found out he was also gonna be in this drama I was so excited and I wanted to see it even more. 

3. Pinocchio 

I can’t say Disney’s Pinocchio is my favorite cartoon, to be fair I’ve only seen it couple of times but the idea of Pinocchio syndrome caught my interest. I didn’t really know what to expect at first, all I knew was the fact that Shin Hye’s character was going to have Pinocchio Syndrome and I just wanted to see how everyone else fit into the plot and how the drama was going to play out.   

What I thought of the Drama:

1. Casting/ acting 

This drama had an amazing cast. Just like Shin Hye’s previous drama Heirs, Pinocchio was filled with amazing actors and this time with good writing they nailed it.

Starting off  with the main leads, Shin Hye and Jong Suk had an amazing chemistry. I might even say that I liked seeing them work together better than any of their previous co-stars. This is saying a lot since I love Shin Hye and Jung Yong Hwa but they just didn’t have the same chemistry. The leads acting was also so natural in this drama compared to both of their previous works from last year, Shin Hye with Heirs and Jong Suk with Doctor stranger, which gave their characters a new kind of life and made it so much more interesting to watch. I would honestly love to see them work together in another drama. 

Kim Hae Sook: this lady is amazing. I’ve seen her act in three dramas this year and I’ve loved her in every single one. I honesty think this lady doesn’t get the love she deserves. TBH when we watch dramas we usually talk about the female/male leads of the drama and over look the rest of the cast. In many cases the veteran actors don’t get all  the love they deserve and Hae Sook is certainly is one of them. She can turn a character you love into someone you hate in a single episode (Pinocchio) and she can also turn a character you hate into someone you can feel sorry for and even start liking (Hotel King), not many actors can do that. 

Byeon Hee Bong: I have to say the only thing I can remember seeing him in is My Girl but after seeing him in Pinocchio I felt like I’ve seen him everywhere. I thought he was the perfect actor the role of the grandpa. While watching the drama I started wishing that he was my grandpa, cause I wouldn’t’ mind having him give me a makeover ^_^

Everyone else: I can’t really tell you why I loved each of the actors one by one cause that will take up too much time and space. Overall everyone fit their role, in so many of my previous dramas the  cast felt so stiff and I didn’t feel that about anyone in this drama. It felt so realistic that sometimes I could forget that they were just acting. The younger version of dal po was so good, that little kid can cry T_T I am looking forward to watching his other works. That’s actually true with the entire cast. I also really enjoyed Lee Pil-Mo’s acting, you just can’t dislike his characters in both this drama and emergency couple. 

2. Relationships 

I Shipped the main lead from the beginning till the end sadly I didn’t really want shin hye to end up with the second lead. I keep saying I like the second leads more but so many of my recent dramas I haven’t really liked the seconds leads. It’s weird. BTH the second male lead and the Shin Hye didn’t really have any chemistry and I wasn’t sad to see the lead get the girl. If I’m being honest I was extremely happy with the leads. 

Bromance: Jong Suk always seem to have the best bromances in his dramas just watch school 2013. I loved how the male leads weren’t trying to kill each other while they were both in love with the same girl. They were so mature in the way that they handled their love triangle and it was so cute when Kim Yeong Kwang’s character showed support for Lee Jong Suk’s character. 

Siblings: The relationship between the two Myeong was so well done and the two actors were so good at playing siblings. I absolutely loved seeing how much they loved each other, they wanted what was best for each other no matter how painful that might be. I just feel so bad that they had to be separated right after they found each other. I have to say they do kinda look a like and both of them does that cute half smile thing. Two thumbs up for the casting/writing/acting. 

3. Plot

I loved the writing! it never got boring and it was never too slow or too fast. The writers knew exactly what they were doing. They knew exactly how much they should spend on each event and knew how to move on to the new thing without rushing it. I especially loved the big plot twist with the two mother figures, evil turns good and good is actually evil. This drama had such a nice concept and flow. I would actually watch this drama if it was extended, it could become like an american show with several seasons where the reporters get new crime every couple of episodes but all good things must come to an end and this certainly is not an exception. So many of the dramas from 2014 turned out to be huge disappointments and I am so glad this wasn’t one of them. 

Overall rating: 11/10

who else loved this show as much as me?