Whatever far flung hope that hyung Jae Myung didn’t go all vengeance killer on us went out the window with episode 6 of Pinocchio and the latest reveals. It hurts so much because he was completely a victim until he became a perpetrator. The pain is magnified even more because Dal Po is such a beloved character already and whatever happiness remains in his life is something precious that we want for him. Becoming a reporter was In Ha’s dream that has morphed into Dal Po’s means to an end. But even then it doesn’t feel like Dal Po understands the job aside from having the intelligence to work the system. There is still so much left to learn for these two.
I’m feeling nicely in the dark about how this drama will unfold. The macro might seem predictable but this story is about the little details and those are the elements that always appear surprising. I don’t know how In Ha and Dal Po will go forward when they are stuck in this rut as long as In Ha remains a reporter. It feels like Dal Po has to come around but that’s rather unfair when In Ha doesn’t know how much turmoil he’s enduring because he loves her. At least the drama is now dishing out the angst equally with In Ha weathering her own fair share of what she believes to be a one-sided crush. She’s so clueless to think that her feelings are light enough to get over, the best remains yet to come once she understands the depth and breadth of what Dal Po means to her. Continue reading