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- Drama: Hyangdan
- Revised romanization: Hyangdan
- Hangul: 향단전
- Director: Kim Sang-Ho
- Writer: Chang-hyeon Myeong, Ji-hwan Kim
- Network: MBC
- Episodes: 2
- Release Date: Sept. 3 & Sept. 4, 2007
- Runtime: 60min.
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
The story of is a classic love story everyone knows about. There are more than 100 different versions that have already been discovered, but here’s another surprising and rather shocking version called . It takes a different spin from the original story with the reinterpretation that it was actually Hyang-dan who loved Mong-ryong even more than Chun-hyang. The love story of Hyang-dan and Mong-ryong is depicted as they overcome their difference in social rank, deviating from the original storyline.
The only son of Namwon’s magistrate Mong-ryong(Choi Si-won) is chased after
by the policemen as he attempts to help the chivalrous robbers.
The place he hides into happens to be where Hyang-dan(Seo Ji-hae) is.
Hyang-dan covers for Mong-ryong and they fall in love instantly. Meanwhile,
Wol-mae(Bang Eun-hee) comes up with a plan to get Chun-hyang(Lee Ji-soo)
married to Mong-ryong, and Chun-hyang has no choice but to take part in the
plan as she has grown up as Chun-hyang’s servant.
Hyang-dan has no choice but to follow the plan due to her social rank.
As rumors spread that Mong-ryong and Chun-hyang are seeing each other
because of Wol-mae(Bang Eun-hee)’s plan, Mong-ryong’s father orders
Mong-ryong to go to Seoul using the civil service exam as an excuse.
As a cover-up to hide her love for Mong-ryong, Hyang-dan decides to get
married to Bang-ja(Heo Jeong-min), who has been good to her to win her over.
On the day Mong-ryong is to leave for Seoul, he finds out about Hyang-dan's
wedding and runs to see her.
Mong-ryong confesses his love to Hyang-dan, but she turns him down because of
their difference in social rank.
However, she tells him that if he wins the first place in a civil service exam,
she will take it as heaven’s fate and accept him. The next day,
Mong-ryong announces to his father(Moon hoi-won) that he will go to Hanyang
to take the exam.
After he leaves for Hanyang, Hyang-dan comes back home as Chun-hyang’s
servant again. In the meanwhile, the new magistrate Byeon Hak-do
(Lee Seong-min) takes post.
He tyrannizes the town and takes goods from the commoners while trying to
suppress the chivalrous robbers. Then, as Byeon Hak-do requests Chun-hyang
(Lee Ji-soo) for bed service, Wol-mae(Bang Eun-hee) asks Hyang-dan(Seo Ji-hae)
to go instead.
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