With Pinocchio put to bed it feels like nestling in for the night after a particularly productive day. The cast and crew must feel even more satisfied and proud of delivering such a meaningful drama made with love. I’ve long since passed my drama shipping days other than out of nostalgia or whimsy but the OTP of Lee Jong Seok and Park Shin Hye seemed primed for real life shipping if any drama pair calls for it. They rocked the chemistry on all fronts – the family warmth, the collegiate camaraderie, the friendly banter, the simmering sexual tension, the restrained longing, the goofy playfulness – pretty much the entire gamut of what makes a couple work.
It also doesn’t hurt that they are sooooooo beautiful together, maybe even prettier than they already are individually. Lee Jong Seok has a more chiseled face and twinkly eyes but Park Shin Hye brings this softened feminine aura that complements him so nicely. They were also openly chillaxing together all during the filming as the copious amounts of BTS pictures and footage show. I don’t actually think something is brewing in real life between them but I definitely get the sense that they really formed a friendship working together. That’s way more precious if you ask me, and who knows what the future holds even as friends, right? I’m going to miss Pinocchio very much but it’s nice to send off the drama with a collage of pics giving shippers something to smile about.