Pretty boy cop and adorable ajumma make a puppy-dog team in Mystery Queen
Finally, we get our first look at Lee Won-geun (Sassy Go Go) as a youthful police officer in the latest stills for his upcoming drama Mystery Queen, which is a ajumma sleuth-comedy starring Choi Kang-hee (Dazzling Temptation) and Kwon Sang-woo (Temptation).
The drama is about an ajumma dreamer, played by Choi Kang-hee, who loves pondering whodunnit puzzles and reading Agatha Christie-type novels. Unfortunately, her desires to pursue her own law enforcement/investigation degree were put on halt when she got married to a demanding man, whose career as a prosecutor came first as a priority in their family life. But due to her insatiable curiosity, she hangs around a crime scene one day, and is singled out by Lee Won-geun to be a civilian consultant on the case.
Because he’s such a rookie, most of his investigative knowledge comes from book-learning which we all know doesn’t necessarily translate to practical application. So when Choi Kang-hee shows up, she seems like a godsend for him, which should make for cute teamwork. That seems like the complete opposite of how Kwon Sang-woo seems to view her in the still cuts below, where he’s glowering at her like she’s a criminal. He plays the older, experienced gritty cop who uses mostly gut feeling to follow leads instead of logical deduction like Choi Kang-hee, and it looks like those differences will have them butting heads with each other as they work together to solve the case.
One of the pictures is actually a candid shot that Lee Won-geun recently posted of him and Choi Kang-hee on his personal Instagram, with an adorable caption that essentially said “Mong 1 plus Mong 2 equals mong-mong” (mong on its own means dazed; mong-mong means puppy). Ever since I watched Lee in the Good Wife, I’ve wanted to see his half-moon eyes twinkle and smile on my screen again. Fangirling aside, I definitely think that this drama could be a good transitioning step as he goes from playing mostly student characters into more grown-up roles.
Mystery Queen will begin airing on KBS in April after Chief Kim finishes its run.