It’s time to say goodbye to Pinocchio, a drama that is on the longer prime time offering side at 20 episodes yet felt much too short at times. If this was a weekend drama about the lives of young reporters then I would have stayed on even if the overarching conspiracy of Cha Ok and Bum Jo’s mom was doled out over 50 episodes while the majority of time was spent on the everyday happenings of the rookies in covering various social interest news stories. Then the drama would have more time to include more scenes with the Choi elders like doting Grandpa and hilarious conflicted Dad.
I also miss Jae Myung a lot, being in prison cut him down to one scene an episode stuck behind plexiglass which muted his smoldering energy. Turning hyung into a murderer was great for dramatic intensity but so disappointing for viewers hoping for more of his bromance with Ha Myung. Looking ahead towards the next two days, with three episodes of Pinocchio forthcoming, I don’t have the urge to guess how the conflict(s) will be resolved and how the story will choose to close out. If I Hear Your Voice is taken as an example of this writer’s work then the ending here will be both thoughtfully reached and audience pleasing. The final episode script has been released and will be titled “Peter Pan.” Hhhhmmm, let’s all mull over that now.
Episode 18 written preview:
The Red Shoes…..
PD Hwang doesn’t feel at ease with Ha Myung’s decision to hand over the cell phone and text message logs to Cha Ok, but Ha Myung tells him that there is another potential whistleblower. In Ha returns to MSC and keeps trying to advocate reporting on the connection between Cha Ok and Bum Jo’s mom but is repeated ignored. Cha Ok hears this news and finds Reporter Kim to assign a surreptitious investigation into Bum Jo’s mom’s connections. Bum Jo’s mom starts to get irritated by Ha Myung, In Ha, and Yoo Rae exerting pressure on her…….
Preview for episode 18: