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My Love Patzzi TV Series Box Set (Singapore Version) (5discs)


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Product Details
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genre: TV, Drama, Comedy, Romance
subtitle: English, Chinese
language: Korean, Mandarin
audio: Dolby Digital 2.0
release date: Aug 26, 2002
company: Poh Kim
made in: Singapore
aspect ratio: 1.33:1
case: Box Set

Region Code: All, NTSC
No. of Disc: 5
Running Time: Approx. 1200 min (10 Episodes)

Rating for English subtitles: Good

Special Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Selections


Also Known As
In Love with Red Bean Girl
Photo Gallery
Introduction
Broadcast: August 26, 2002 ~ September 24, 2002
Episodes: 10

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.

This romance comedy drama are based on the Korean folk tale of Kongji and Patji. It's like the Korean version of Cinderella, where Patji is the evil, ugly, mean sister who no one likes. Kongji is supposedly the super nice one that ends up with the prince at the end. This drama is a parody of that story in which Kongji isn't really all that nice. She's just pretending to be nice to get men and Patji, although a bit mischievious and rude, really is a nice girl inside.

The story starts with Song-yi (Patji) and Hee-won (Kongji) in elementary school. Song-yi likes a certain boy who's quite popular with all the girls. Hee-won says she herself is not interested in him because Song-yi likes him. When the teacher says to pick your favorite guy to sit with, Song-yi boldly grabs the boy's hand. Then Hee-won goes up to the same guy and tells him to sit with her! The boy rips his hand from Song-yi and grabs Hee-won's. Song-yi, furious over the fact that Hee-won stole her guy, throws her shoe at her and beats her up! It's years later and nothing's changed. Hee-won is still the nice one that all the guys like. Song-yi is still the loud, obnoxious girl who no one likes. Throw in a rich, good-looking guy that thinks Song-yi is an angel for saving his life and the reappearance of Mr. Elementary School guy and you get a very entertaining series!

Storyline
Kim Rae-Won (Rooftop Room Cat) and Kim Jae-Won (Romance) star in My Love Patzzi, an amusing and romantic parody of a popular Cinderella-like Korean folktale. The folktale concerns two sisters, Patzzi and Kongzzi. Patzzi is the evil, mean, and ugly sister, while Kongzzi is nice, pretty, and the one who obviously wins the heart of the prince. My Love Patzzi creates versions of those sisters in modern times - but it pulls an entertaining switch! In this parody, Kongzzi's nice ways are a mask used to manipulate others, while Patzzi's mischievous and sometimes rude manner hides a loveable heart of gold.

Pop music star Jang Na Ra is Song-Ee, the "Patzzi" of the drama, who finds her "Kongzzi" in Hee-Won (Hong Eun Hee). The two girls have been at odds since childhood, with Hee-Won the usual winner - especially where guys are concerned. She currently owns the handsome Hyun-Sung (Kim Rae-Won of Love Story in Harvard and My Little Bride), but when the rich and successful Seung-Joon (Kim Jae-Won of Romance and 100 Days With Mr. Arrogant) shows up, the two girls have a new target! Will Kongzzi win this time? Or will Patzzi finally get her guy?



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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Country: South Korea
Language: Korean
Genre: TV, Drama, Comedy, Romance
Released: Aug 26, 2002

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Distribution: MBC