Queen of Mystery – 2017 KDrama Review
There seems to be a bit of a lull as far as Korean dramas are concerned. Of course there are still plenty to watch but nothing really that exciting that you can’t wait for the next instalment of the series to come by. Some of the dramas are alright but most, you can leave to pile up and wait for the whole drama to conclude and then binge-watch them all in a day (with lots of fast-forwarding) or over a weekend.
There are of course a few that are so watchable that you are left wanting for more. One of these dramas was the Queen of mystery.
Based on the four episodes shown so far, the story is about a woman,Yoo Seol-Ok (played by Choi Gang-Hee), who is somewhat strangulated by her day to day responsibilities towards her rather onerous husband’s family. She doesn’t really get much support from her husband either, who is busy being a prosecutor, which is a very hectic and busy job. Her mother-in-law, though not too nasty so far, is very demanding. There is also a rather wily sister-in-law.
To get away from the humdrum of her rather slavish life, she would hole herself in a secret room in her best friend’s restaurant. She made a little office, where she created her own library of information on murders, mischiefs, misdemeanours and everything else.
With keen, logical and didactic mind, she developed an excellent observational capabilities, so much so that she started going out on her own investigating crimes within her locality.
Her abilities did not go unnoticed; before too long a still rookie lieutenant of the police force started consulting her with minor crimes, which she solved with 100% accuracy.
An experienced but rather maverick police officer, Ha Wan-Seung (played by the gorgeous Kwon Sang-Woo) was transferred to her local police station and did not like her involvement with the police. He basically told her to go home and look after her house; cook for her husband. Solving crime is not for bored housewives.
Of course, with all the initiating forces coming together, Ha Wan-Seung started to think that the ajumma (an aged or mature married woman) can be of use in an investigation after a seemingly ordinary burglary turned into a murder as the ajumma rightly predicted.
The chemistry between the leads is good. You can see them working together and could lead to a possible romance.
Little hints have been given that her husband is known in the police force as being single, he is also working away from home all the time.
I can’t wait to see how this drama develops. It ticks all the boxes of a good drama, so far. I do love a bit of action and of course I would never say NO to a bit of romance. either 🙂
November 2017 Update
There is apparently a second series for this drama and it is lated fro next year!