Park Shin Hye to star in upcoming SBS drama ‘Pinocchio’


I have always loved Park Shin Hye ever since I first watched her in You’re Beautiful. She is as cute as a cup cake and as sweet as lilies. She has a very fresh look as well. But I have to say that she needs to try roles that have more range than her previous works. Her best performance was in Flower Boy Next Door and that role was also quite challenging and well written. As for her last show Heirs, my line between real and reel blurs when it comes to that drama. I liked her in parts where she showed some spunk but then she was required to cry for most of the part, not to mention quiver in many scenes. I blame the writer for the inconsistency in characterization. Also, it’s one of those unique cases where my liking for the drama and actors have dialled down a lot since my craziness washed away after it ended. Anyway, Heirs went on to be very popular and successful and she has every reason to rejoice its success. She completed a movie after that called The Royal Tailors and now after considering for some time, she has confirmed to headline upcoming SBS drama PinocchioMy anticipation is high for this one because it comes from the team behind the awesomeness called I Hear Your Voice which deftly blended heart and thrills with moral values. Pinocchio will tell the story of TV news reporters in their 20s who work day and night in search of truth. Lee Jong Suk has been offered the lead role (which was previously offered to Kim Woo Bin) which will reunite him with the PD-writer and I like the idea of these two together. Well, Park Shin Hye is one lucky lady, starring with one hot man after another. Her character is described as of a social affairs reporter who starts having hiccups whenever she lies. The other actors courted for supporting roles are Kim Young Kwang (currently seen in Plus Nine Boys) and Lee Yoo Bi (Gu Family Book). I love Lee Jong Suk but couldn’t watch his last show Doctor Stranger after first two episodes as it went downhill towards craziness in direct proportion to its run. So now I’m hoping that this show will give me a chance to watch him again on my screen. Pinocchio will follow She’s So Lovable and will start airing in November.

4 thoughts on “Park Shin Hye to star in upcoming SBS drama ‘Pinocchio’

  1. lynette31

    I like Park Shin Hye as an actress except when it comes to romantic chemistry with her leading men. She’s never been convincing to me in that area though she came close with FBND. Pinocchio sounds like more of the same for her so I doubt this role will be different.

    1. snow Post author

      I know….she is very good except when she has to turn romantic with her male leads. She did have nice chemistry in my opinion (I loved her with Jang Geun Suk in YB and Yong Hwa in You’ve Fallen For Me) but yeah, that passion is lacking and her romance is very chaste, innocent one..

      But in FBND, she played an introvert whereas here she will play a reporter…I don’t think that will be same! 🙂

  2. Caitlyn

    Yeah, I like Park Shin Hye as well except when she has to have some kind of romantic interlude with a guy because it just doesn’t work. And it seems a shame to waste Lee Jong Seok on her. That kid could have chemistry with a fly if he wanted to, and he’s all for the skinship. He needs to be with someone who can reciprocate. And it’s funny because I used to defend PSH when people would criticise her kissing style. Like, my reply would be that it’s not her fault if the Director wants it done like that, but I’ve decided that no, i’m just gonna join everyone else and blame her for it. I’m pretty sure we only got that one proper kiss in Heirs because Lee Min Ho can’t help but kiss like that. She wasn’t expecting it.

    I do think she’ll do a great job with this role though, and I like the other two actors so I’ll definitely be watching this.

    1. snow Post author

      Hahaha….yes….it’s her. not the directors!
      But even then I like her….and I hope like that unexpected kiss in Heirs, we’ll see her being more comfortable with skinship and romance….actually I think she is trying to change that image of hers as she was way more natural in hugs and everything in Heirs as the show progressed!


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