Resurrecting this thread as I just watched the season finale. Overall, I was quite impressed with the way this series progressed. There were a few horrible episodes, but the last few made up for it.
Without spoiling things for those who haven't watched the finale yet, I will say the first 10 minutes or so was just amazing! The whole episode built up into a great conclusion that, although predictable, was still great (in my opinion). Luckily this was renewed for a second season, and I can't wait to see what the end scene means for the upcoming season.
True, but there are many ways to do that. As a character on his own, I do not (yet) care abuot Gepetto one way or another. Of course you can't introduce Pinocchio without Gepetto. And I suppose the same would apply to Jiminy and the Blue Fairy. Maybe one of the issues is that there are just too many characters, period.