My Love Patzzi
내 사랑 팥쥐
(Aug – Sept 2002)
who’s in it
Kim RaeWon (Attic Cat, The Grand Chef)
Jang NaRa (School 2013)
Kim JaeWon (100 Days With Mr. Arrogant - film, Hwang Jini)
Hong Eun Hee
what’s it about
A feisty, loud-mouthed girl lands a job at an amusement park dressing up as cute (or creepy) over-sized animals (depending on your views regarding such things) and simultaneously lands the affections of the local seal trainer and the amusment park owner’s son. Not jealous at all? Well, let me put it another way: lands the affections of Kim RaeWon and Kim JaeWon. There you go. You’re not the only one jealous, though, cuz she’s got a vixen disguised as her best friend.
A skinny 10 episoder with a zippy plot…some might say a thin plot, I say just enough of one to make this one an amusing diversion.
after the first episode
I liked Jang Nara in this, she was plucky and likable, and I could see why all the boys at the kiddie park thought she was rad. I wasn’t completely sold on Kim JaeWon as the rich-but-heart-of-gold heir to the fun park fortune, but that might be because he’ll always be Daffy #2 in my eyes (there are five Daffys in the KDrama world for me, it’s a long story and not necessarily a bad thing). I kept wondering if he was supposed to be guy #1 or guy #2. Who was Jang Nara going to pick? The outcome was vague enough to keep things interesting.
The drama was perfectly so short, there wasn’t much time to think about even a passing yawn. There should be more 10 episode dramas…certainly I could think of a few off the top of my head that would have benefited from a cut of a few episodes here and there.
This was a summer drama…lots of sunshine and happiness. And it took place at an amusement park…sooooo, not many booze hounds or mental breakdowns there. Scratch that, I guess amusement parks are actually the most perfect place for people to booze up and break down?
what didn’t work
The requisite villian-girl tended to feel one-dimensional.
what made me want to gouge my eyes out
what kept me going
Who was she going to pick!? Kim RaeWon! Kim RaeWon!
predictability Seriously, who was she going to pick!?
eye-candy Kim RaeWon looked mighty fine.
hair and fashion It was whatever
is it worth trying to find?
Oh, I think so, yes.
total enjoyment factor
why this review is completely biased
I’m rather partial to these sort of kdramas that are more fun and lighthearted, and I don’t always mind the lack of brain-activity needed to appreciate them if something else compensates for the lack of story, such as an overabundance of cute. And I like Kim RaeWon. Who doesn’t?
could a non-kdrama fan like this
Iffy…but I will go with a wavering “probably not.”
I really loved it. There’s not very much to dislike unless you are one of those people who have bigtentphobia, you know, the fear of children, amusement parks and seal trainers. Yes, I made that up. In all seriousness, here’s a good one to watch if you just want a short latte and don’t feel in the mood for all that melodrama junk. Like I mentioned above, ten episodes, people! Not too long. Not too short. Just perfect.