I thought SBS was done with Pinocchio promo stuff after holding the press conference and releasing the long preview but I was wrong as the production has dropped a few more nuggets of goodness this weekend. The focus on the promos have been on the teenage time period for the two leads even though most of the drama is set during their adulthood when both become news reporters. I pointed out early that high school In Ha played by Park Shin Hye looks so much like her last role of Eun Sang in Heirs (mostly hair and similar school uniform), but it’s weird to hear viewer bemoaning her continuing to play high school students.
Park Shin Hye actually doesn’t play high school students often in her entire acting resume while comparatively Lee Jong Seok has played students way more than she has. Heirs likely cast a very strong shadow so the image sticks, which is why I’m glad to see more of adult In Ha in the newest stills (below) where she’s a newbie reporter wearing a work appropriate suit. Even better is the just released 4th teaser where the two leads finally give us a glimpse of their chemistry. I totally squeed like a happy kid spotting a lollipop, it’s so darn pretty these two!
Pinocchio 4th teaser: