Pinnochio’s Nose is a heartwarming story of murder, loss, acceptance and a humongous twist at the end.
I would like to start off by saying that I absolutely luuuuurrrve KBS dramas. They are like what I imagine astronaut food to taste like. Short, easy to digest and delicious. (Well, I don’t know if it’s delicious or not, I hope it is; I mean I would want to eat tasty food in space…well, anyways. Back to the point.)
And seeing that my exams are approaching I’m afraid to take up any new dramas or books. So I decided to watch some KBS shorts.
Seeing the thumbnail I expected it to be a little, cute story of a kid, but ohhh lawdy lawd was I wrong! Well, the story did start out that way but when the door opened I was like:
It opened with two sisters (My god they’re soooo cute!) targeting houses.*Gasp, for what?* To ring their doorbells and run away, of course. They have this cute cellophane sheet that has a picture of Pinnochio on it. And the red coloured blocks are the houses they’re going to be targeting.
So, the little sister decides to go and ring the bell of a house without knowing that it was her own house, not paying any attention to her unni who was trying to hold her back.
And, here comes the shocking part, a half dressed man emerges out of their home while their mother shouts for him to close the door, basically implying that they’re having an affair.
The little girl has no idea what happened, but the older sister understood that her mother was having an affair and asked her younger sister not to tell anything to their dad.
The voiceover tell us that her mother vanished into thin air after that event.
The story takes a time leap of 15 years to show us a damaged car being taken out of a reservoir with skeletal remains in the passenger seat.
An affair and a murder, you bet I was hooked.
It then showed us a woman psycho-analysing various subjects on whether they were lying on not based on their actions.
She gets all of them right! (go badass main lead)
And who is this woman? Our main lead, Yun Daejong (the older sister) all grown up!
She then presents her research in front of many people.
One of them, a prosecutor questions her research to which she asks if he love his wife or not.
The prosecutor clutches his tie and says that it’s a given that he does. Daejeong then proceeds to explain how people who are lying touch their neckties unconsciously. Ha!
But this is not well received by the prosecutor who has a few words with her and storms off.
After coming out of the lecture hall she receives a call from her sister, saying that the statue of limitations is about to expire on 27th.
We then get a flashback to a young Daejong sitting at the bus stop to receive her dad. He gets off the bus and smiles and hugs his daughter when he sees her waiting for him. She asks her dad if he and her mother fought to which he says that they didn’t with a weird look on his face.
We then come back to the present where Dajeong comes back home to find her boyfriend cooking. And, excuse me, but what is this guy’s sns? I need it for research purposes. ;p
The bell rings and Daejong assumes that it’s one of those little pranksters annoying her. (Ha, the irony!) But turns out, it is her little sister with her father at the door.
The boyfriend exclaims that he thought her family was dead. (As Daejong had told him so)
Daejong is traumatised when she sees her dad and falls down to the floor and breaks things. This shocks both her sister and her boyfriend.
Daejong storms off and doesn’t respond when her boyfriend berates her for lying to him.
Then we get a heart wrenching flash back:
Turns out her dad was a suspect for her mom’s murder and the police came to arrest him. Dun dun dun!
I’ll not go into the details of what happened next as it would kind of reveal the twists and turns and take away the joys of actually watching it.
In my opinion the most underrated character was the boyfriend. He actually stayed beside Daejeong in thick and thin and never once abandoned her. How do you come across such a pure and loyal soul?
And the best part? The story ends with Daejeong and her boyfriend married and…wait for it, they have a kid now!
I couldn’t even! How cute!
I was absolutely blown away by the character of the dad and the actor’s acting made it all the more poignant.
I actually empathised with him.
What a great bite sized story that left me wanting for more! And the best part: it has realistic characters that you can fall in love with.
Ciao! Off to stalk the hot boyfriend and his sns. xD
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