Pinocchio is one of those dramas where there are multiple angles for drama viewers to check it out. There are Park Shin Hye fans hoping she can silence her critics and wash away some of the stupor of Heirs, there are Lee Jong Seok fans praying he’s back to fine form after straying into Dr. Stranger crazyville, and finally there are I Hear Your Voice fans who are looking forward to the writing-directing team delivering another quality hit. I’ve tried watching IHYV three times now, and the third time was after DS when I started liking Lee Jong Seok, but I still can’t get past episode 3.
Fans of the drama will be thrilled to see the IHYV camaraderie extending even until now as Lee Bo Young sent a food truck to the set of Pinocchio to cheer on her former costar and production team. That’s so thoughtful and just something she would do. Lee Jong Seok thanked his Bo Young noona for the consideration and promised to eat up all the good food she sent so that he could to work hard to deliver a great drama. Food and rest are such prized commodities on the long hours of a K-drama set. It feels like a double treat to also see Lee Jong Seok looking so handsome after the haircut and a perfectly fitted suit.
There are new drama stills showing post-makeover Dal Po with Grandpa trying on suits. I love that it appears Grandpa is the driving force behind Dal Po shedding his country idiot physical appearance. The plot point where Dal Po lives the lie that he’s Grandpa’s long lost eldest son has shown that some lies can be used to do good, but ultimately all lies need to end. It would be great if that happened organically so that the person who benefited from the lie is the one to end the pretense.
Looks like Grandpa isn’t as delusional, or emotionally weak, as the family thinks. Either that or the years spent with Dal Po truly helped him heal from the unresolved sadness of losing a son so many years ago. I also love seeing the dashing look that Lee Jong Seok sports as his character Dal Po enters the real world. So much rawr to make up for uglifying him during high school. I can’t wait to see In Ha’s eye pop out when she sees her hot young uncle in all his good looking glory.