Series

Pinocchio (2014-2015)

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Director: Jo Soo-won, Shin Seung-woo
Written: Park Hye-ryun
Stars: Jong-Suk Lee, Shin-Hye Park

A young boy, whose life and family has been destroyed by new media, gets adopted by a family in a rural area after being found lost at sea. He tries to conceal his past for everyone’s sake for 13 years. But when the girl he loves enters the world of news reporting, the truth about his family pours out. However, the girl’s mother (being a news reporter) seem to be the cause of the plight of his family.

★★★✮☆

I got hooked on this one because it reminded me of my college days when I was majoring in Journalism. Would’ve want to pursue a career in investigative journalism, but I wanted an easier life. Anyway, Pinocchio is good.

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Films

Whisper of the Heart (1995)

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Mimi wo sumaseba

Director: Yoshifumi Kondô
Stars: Youko Honna, Issei Takahashi, Takashi Tachibana

A love story between a girl who loves reading books, and the boy who has previously checked out all of the library books she chooses.

The guy decided to check out all the books the girl reads just so she notices him. Why do these things only happen in movies??

★★★☆☆