Queen of Mystery – First Impressions

No spoilers…

I know, I know! I should be watching Shopping King Louis, but something keeps holding me back! Instead I watched the latest episodes of Radiant Office (7-8), which I’m enjoying quite a bit and I’m happy to report that Ha Suk-jin is not the same kind of arrogant jerk he was in 1% of Something and Let’s Drink, and Perfect Wife (11-12), which I’m enjoying very much for the fresh plot, and the first 2 episodes of Queen of Mystery with Choi Kang-hee and Kwon Sang-woo… because I was curious.

I enjoy the idea of the ‘ahjumma’ mystery lover helping the gruff detective (against his will) solve crimes – but they don’t sugarcoat the idea that amateurs can get into trouble and I have a clue where they’ll go with the plot already. Predictability isn’t always a bad thing though IF you like the characters and look forward to seeing it unfold. So far I’m reserving judgment; she looks adorable but she’s done 2 things that are really foolish and dangerous – borderline TSTL. He’s fine, and it’s interesting to see how he’s trashed his suave leading man image to play the rock headed detective who seems to have no susceptibility to pain.

I’m cautiously optimistic – this is the 2nd of two on-air offerings penned by writers who won competitions and maybe it will offer the same kind of fresh story as the other.

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