Dvd: Dvd 9 Dual Layer
Video: Mpeg 2
Audio: Dolby Digital AC3
Audio Channels: 2
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Resolution: 720×480 px
Region code: All Countries
Special Features: Interactive Menus, Scene Selections
My Love Patji was a 2002 production starring popular rising stars
Jang Nara, Kim Rae Won and Kim Jaewon. Compared to other Korean
Drama series, it is rather short considering it is merely ten
episodes long while most other series are at least sixteen. This
series takes a popular Korean Fairytale, “Kongji and Patji”, and
turns it on its ear. The traditional story is somewhat like a
Korean version of Cinderella where Kongji is the nice girl who in
the end gets the prince, and Patji is the hot-tempered and nasty
girl that everyone detests (like an evil step-sister). In this
take on the story (My Love Patzzi), Patji, though still
hot-tempered, is a kind and caring girl deep down, and Kongji,
though she appears the be nice and caring, is actually very nasty
and constantly plots to make Patji look bad.
The show starts off with the younger versions of
Song-Yee, Hee-Won and Hyun-Sung at elementary school. Song-Yee
quite obviously likes Hyun-Sung, and when Hee-Won finds out about
it, she tells Song-Yee that she will not like the same guy
Song-Yee likes. Later, during a class exercise, when the teacher
asks the children to choose a boy to sit with for the new seating
arrangement, Song-Yee immediately grabs Hyun-Sung’s hand.
Hyun-Sung is startled, but it is Song-Yee’s turn to be surprised
when Hee-Won walks right up to the two of them and extends her
hand to Hyun-Sung. She then kindly states that he doesn’t have to
go with her (Hee-Won) if he doesn’t want to. Hyun-Sung takes a
moment, looks at Song-Yee who forcefully took his hand, then
looks to Hee-Won who gently proposed to take his. Making his
choice, he breaks away from Song-Yee and takes Hee-Won’s hand.
Naturally, Song-Yee isn’t too happy about this. Furious, she
throws her shoe at Hee-Won and then proceeds to beat her up.
The show then fast forwards to years later, when
the children have grown up… After a somewhat disastrous school
play, Song-Yee gets fired from her job. Song-Yee, a member of the
school staff, has the children perform an alterned version of
Patji and Kangzi, where Patji in fact wins the prince’s love
after he discovers that Kangzi, the pretty one, is a manipulative
and fake. Turning this classic folk tale upside down upsets the
school and the parents, resulting in her being fired. Hee-Won,
seeing that she needs new employment, helps Song-Yee to get a job
at the amusement park where she works. (This amusement park is
very obviously in many respects modeled after Everland.) There,
Song-Yee is given the job as a mascot, having to wear a hot suit
with a huge head (think Mickey Mouse at Disney World). Song-Yee,
who is naturally hot-tempered, doesn’t enjoy this job too much,
and is seen by Hyun-Sung (who also works at the amusement park)
and his friend, Yang Sam-Yeol, bullying some kids after they
touched her chest. After an initial chase, they catch her and are
surprised to find out she’s a girl.
The two boys are waiting for Song-Yee after she
gets changed into her regular clothes, and Hyun-Sung and Song-Yee
get into a verbal fight. It is then that Hee-Won comes up to the
both of them, calms them down, and walks off with Song-Yee.
Hyun-Sung pauses for a moment, then remembers Hee-Won and chases
after them. As he talks with Hee-Won, Song-Yee realizes who
Hyun-Sung is and is a little hurt he doesn’t remember her, but
doesn’t have time to dwell on it as Hyun-Sung and Hee-Won go off
to catch up with each other.
It isn’t only Hyun-Sung who likes Hee-Won,
though. His friend, Sam-Yeol, fell for her at first sight and
schemes to make Hee-Won fall for him by pretending to like
Song-Yee. Over the next few days Hyun-Sung and Song-Yee continue
to have confrontations, though he begins to see a somewhat
gentler side of her as she really thinks that Sam-Yeol likes her.
Needless to say, when she finds out that he only pretended to
like her because he wanted Hee-Won, she doesn’t take it very well
and once again decides to unleash her wrath. While planning to
merely do a little damage to a float, she inadvertently causes it
to catch on fire as Seung-Joon is taking it for a spin. Seeing
that he needs help, she ends up saving him and causing him to
fall in love with the “angel” who rescued him. He doesn’t know
who she is, but has her coat and so he uses that to look for her.
In addition to winning Seung-Joon’s affection, Hyun-Sung begins
to see her in a new light as they eventually become friends.
Hee-Won, seeing that two men have fallen for Song-Yee, proceeds
to do what she does best, and tries her hardest to steal
Seung-Joon from her while making Song-Yee look bad in the
process, though Seung-Joon might be harder to steal than she
originally expected. And is Seung-Joon the one Song-Yee really
wants to be with?
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