Mystery Queen is a 2017 Korean drama about Yoo Seol-Ok, a woman who likes mystery novels and wanted to become a detective. She had to give up her dream once she got married. Now, she's a housewife with a husband who is a prosecutor. She meets Ha Wan-Seung, a passionate detective and together, they decide to collaborate to solve cases.
Mystery Queen stars Choi Kang-hee, Kwon Sang-woo, Lee Won-keun and Shin Hyun-bin and currently airs on KBS 2.
This series contains examples of:
- Amateur Sleuth: Seol-Ok. She has no formal training and relies on her intelligence and intuition to solve cases.
- Cowboy Cop: Wan-Seung very often.
- Cleans Up Nicely: Seol Ok is pretty anyway but pays little attention to her appearance.When she dresses up she is quite the stunner.
- Housewife: Seol-Ok for her workaholic and distant husband, though she is not a particularly good one.
- Femininity Failure: Poor Seol-Ok. According to her mother-in-law, Seol-Ok has nothing to recommend about her, not her looks, her cooking, her class etc.
- Fire-Forged Friends: Wan-Seung and Seol-Ok eventually.
- Idle Rich: Subverted. Wan-Seung brags about his privileged upbringing and takes advantage of it when he needs to to but he is also an energetic insistent cop.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Wan-Seung, especially with regard to Seol-Ok. At first, he's quite rude to her. But over time, he grows to care deeply for her.
- The Lost Lenore: Eun Soo, Wan-Seung's dead girlfriend.
- Married to the Job: Seol-Ok's husband, Kim Ho-Chul. He spends most of his time at work and does not seem to have much time for his wife.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Wan-Seung and Joon Oh are a platonic variation of this.
- Shout-Out: Seol-Ok = Sherlock, Wan-Seung = Watson.
- Your Cheating Heart: Kim Ho-Chul. Luckily, finding out about his affair finally gives Seol-Ok the impetus to strike out on her own.