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New sleuthy hijinks in store for Mystery Queen Season 2

I really missed this wacky duo. And the abundance of mediocre cop mysteries of late only solidifies how good Mystery Queen was, and how much I’m looking forward to its second season on KBS. Choi Kang-hee and Kwon Sang-woo reprise their roles as the nosy ajumma who learned all her sleuthing from mystery novels and the homicide detective who reluctantly takes her on as his partner, and the second season is a true sequel that picks up after the cliffhanger that ended Season 1.

The first season’s posters were beautiful noir-themed ones set in the fall, so I chuckled when I saw that the second season’s poster is winter-set and entirely comical. The copy includes a pun on “season” and reads, “Their season has returned.”

The latest teaser shows our detective duo lying in bloody heaps while a killer approaches them, blood dripping from his hand. But then a news broadcast cuts in to say that some detectives are going so far as to lay traps to catch the killer, and then Choi Kang-hee and Kwon Sang-woo get up and stop playing dead, now that the jig is up.

The earlier teaser below has them bickering on their way to a crime scene, with Kwon Sang-woo refusing her entry as usual, and Choi Kang-hee pushing her way in anyway. Some things never change, and I like it that way. At the end of the first season, Choi Kang-hee’s character was well on her way to independence from her suffocating husband and in-laws, and Kwon Sang-woo’s mind was blown when a ghost from his past reentered his life. This season I’m hoping for a little romance on top of the slick mystery and feel-good comedy, because I’m greedy like that.

Supporting actors Park Byung-eun (Because This Life Is Our First) and Kim Hyun-sook (Rude Miss Young-ae) are returning this season, while Lee Da-hee (Mrs. Cop) and Oh Min-seok (The King Loves) are new additions to the cast. There’s been a PD change as well—PD Choi Yoon-seok (second PD on Chief Kim) will direct—but thankfully writer Lee Sung-min is returning to finish telling the original story. Good, because you really left us hanging there, you know.

Mystery Queen 2 airs in KBS’s Wednesday-Thursday slot following Black Knight and premieres February 21.

Via Sports Chosun

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I'M SO EXCITED

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So excited! I love Mystery Queen! I just hope it lives up to the first season! And I hope Ajumma keeps all her quirkiness! And Detective Ha keeps all his grumpy gruffness! And we finally find out what happened to his first love and whose skeleton actually turned up in the grave. If she didn't die, then why were Ajumma's parents murdered? If the whole thing was plotted in advance, how did they get entangled? Can't wait to find out...

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My favorite crime-fighting duo looks so good together but I hope Ahjuma keeps her quirky wardrobe from season 1! She always wowed me with her frumpy chic outfit.

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I liked her outfits too! And her short, cute hairstyle. ^^

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Im so excited!!! If the teaser is any indication, Im pretty sure I'm gonna love this season as much as the first. I'll miss out resident puppy though and hope he has a cameo. On a minor note, I miss the hair and costumes/clothes from last season. It just lend our characters, specially Seol-ok, that extra quirky air that's missing from these teasers. I did like the vintage feel of them.

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YEEEEEEEEYS

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YAS!!! Can’t wait!!
This piece of news has been out for a while now, so I was anticipating when it would be covered here on Dramabeans 😊😊👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻 Thanks, @girlfriday !!!

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Just started this last night because I know there will be season 2! Yay!

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Just finished marathoning S1! It was every bit as awesome as what fans are saying. Good drama to marathon. I couldn't have lived a peaceful life waiting week by week for new episodes! The chemistry alone is good enough reason! Come on season 2!

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love these two... love their bickering... their bonding.. and their chemistry...
waiting eagerly and patiently

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😂 love the teaser.

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This looks so good! I need to watch Season 1 quick, so I can jump in for Season 2!!

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I love love the dancing teaser they have for Mystery Queen. And I love the music choices they make for them.

Get back on TV quick you kooky combo!

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I love everything about this. Can't the Olympics start already so this can air already and I can watch it already?

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And the abundance of mediocre cop mysteries of late only solidifies how good Mystery Queen was

Exactly

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well if 'I Remember You', had ever got a second season off its ending, it would make for one more to put up against the Mediocre ones. It interesting to see more and more drama are getting a second season or more, something you would never have seen five years ago.

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I did not realise that it’s going to start later this month. Lovely surprise! Can’t wait💕

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Just recently watched the first season (mary made me) but luckily I already knew the second season was coming soon so I didn't hyperventilate at the ending. Although I'm sad Crinkles isn't coming back... please do a cameo, at least!

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Haha! This was my exact thought about Crinkles (I call him puppy)..

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With Castle gone, I need my nosy not-a-detective helping annoyed actual-detective. First season filled that spot so well. Really hoping the second season does too. Even if it doesn't have my favorite puppy (Lee Won Geun) tagging along.

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I wonder if she's a detective in S2 though. Wasn't she going to review for the police exam at the end of S1? (But skipped because Wan-seung bribed her with another case haha)

I don't know which would be more awesome for season 2:
[1] She passed the exam and did so well that she starts out at a higher rank than Wan-seung (Oh, the amount of GRUMP we will get!)
Or [2] She failed the exam because she was too busy tagging along with the actual cases XD

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I'm already loving it! The poster is great! =))

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been waiting for this.. i like how they bicker and then solve the mystery. They have a chemistry too.

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Can I pleaaaase just have an apprenticeship with my girl crush 😝🙏

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Aww.. my favorite Ahjumma! And her busboy..

Too bad the puppy won't be able to join this season... i want a cameo at least!

honestly, i didn't find the in-laws THAT awful all the time, and the husband seemed to have genuine feelings for Ahjumma but they were just really limiting the potential of Ahjumma to be something bigger.

A s for the possible romance, I find myself not expecting and hoping too much for it. It's great if they do establish a loveline in the end but I'd be fine if nothing happened. Let's see what happens though, i might change my mind. 😂😂

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I didn't hate the in-laws that much too :) And the husband, you want to hate him but they added some weird hints like he's a power-hungry coward who still also cares for ajumma in a no-longer-romantic way. Come twist my brain again, Show!

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Yes, as far as Kdrama in-laws goes they were pretty decent, they seemed to actually care for her beyond than being the "unwanted" daughter in law.

Can't really say much about the husband... His scene with Ahjumma was just so few(from my memory). I thought they weren't going to show him during S1. lol

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He definitely was crushing on her in their teenage years. And later when he was being blackmailed by Wan-seung's dad there were hints that he begrudges being their lapdog a little bit but he's (partly) doing their bidding to protect Seol-ok. Though the show wasn't clear WHAT he was protecting her from by covering up the truth.

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I'VE NEVER BEEN THIS EXCITED FOR A SHOW!! 20 MORE DAYS!!

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I'm going to watch the first season 'cause I want to watch this one. It helps that a lot of people are praising this drama. So, here I come!!!

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The show I'm anticipating so much. I love a mystery show with comedy and this duo was one of my faves last year can't wait to see them onscreen again

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i love these two... i'm on board!

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Soooo excited....Was among the people that hoped for season 2 and the fact that we are actually getting one is really a blessing.....

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pleasebegoodpleasebegoodpleasebegood

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I'm in it for the continuation of their stories, for the serious, for the funny, for the quirky!

So looking forward to seeing our crime-solving duo and their new adventures!

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I can't wait! Those two are so adorable that I almost can't take it!! I loved the first season and in light of all the cop dramas that aired in the past year, I have a deeper appreciation of it now. I may have been one of the few that was fine with the season 1 ending in a cliffhanger and have been a little wary of a season 2, but seeing the poster and the teasers, I don't care much if season 2 ends up being less good as long we as we get to see our duo bickering and solving mysteries.

I think having the two leads being actors who rose to fame in the early 2000s adds a certain energy to the pairing. They really feel like peers.

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Finally my Drama Slump will be over, I can’t Wait! 🤩

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Mystery Queen S1 actually went and became my favorite drama last year, I hope this coming Season won't let us down! (and can we just mention once again how pretty Choi Kanghee's eyes are?)

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This is awesome! :D

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I'm just gonna park my butt in this thread and upvote everyone in this pre-season2 party XD

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I definitely on-board. Must re-watch season 1 so I can keep up with their story!

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What has happened to DramaBeans? I used to love this site but it seems to have lost a lot of quality lately. Just a few things that seem a bit off:

- Very few shows are being recapped. I get that they can't recap all the shows, but there are currently only two shows being recapped.

- Hardly any news updates. Maybe one post once every day or two if we're lucky.

- Where are all the recappers? JavaBeans and GirlFriday seem to share shows these days and poor LollyPip soldiers on with the rest of them. It really feels like she's carrying the lion's share of the work on this site.

- Where are JavaBeans and GirlFriday? There seems to be so little content from them – and honestly, their opinions and reviews are the main reason I visit this site.

- Relying on user generated content. I think it's cool that they're getting users to submit articles but it feels like they're relying on this content to keep things fresh.

I still love the site but I've been looking for insight and news elsewhere and it feels pretty dead. Just my two cents.

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I agree with less number of shows getting recapped now. The site seems a bit dead because of it now.

I also miss Beans of Wisdom section.

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At least, I have to tell along with you, that I also found sad only two shows are being recapped and by the way, I am not watching them. But I realised. For me, it could also mean that the korean television has deteriorated (LOL 😂) or that the recappers are full busy living their own lives...
I have no idea how this works in regard to money, but there could be also money issues implied. Time is gold, and many people don't have the time to recap a show for hobby. Many of us barely have time to read the recaps and comments after we have watched the weekly episodes... we are all stressed out, I am afraid.

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I also feel like perhaps the tv offerings aren't enticing enough this month. I feel like it was just early December when we had like a bajillion recaps - there was Black, Two Cops, INAR, Jugglers, Mad Dog, and Witch's Court. I was juggling a bunch of dramas - watching and reading the recaps as well. Now I'm only watching Hwayugi and Radio Romance (which I may drop depending on next week's episodes) and doing a rewatch of Greatest Love. And I think MBC has held off airing new stuff until after the Olympics. SBS drama, Doubtful Victor,y just ended (which didn't seem to catch on with a lot of people) and there is a 3 week lull until Kim Sun Ah's new drama. There is also a lull between black knight and mystery queen 2. I think things will pick up again by March.

I also feel the stress in the air lately, due to a variety of factors [at least in the US] including the political situation, the horrors rightfully exposed by the #metoo movement, and the deadly flu pandemic. .

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Hum... all that you said is interesting. True, and I also forgot to mention (which I thought) that right now the tv shows are not enticing. And when I see what is currently airing I am like: "boring, boring", I wouldn't also want to recap these shows, not even for money😂, except Mother, which I would recap for free. 😊
On the other hand, I haven't watched any news at all from the US. Now I am afraid to even google them... I hope things get somehow better😖

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Ahhh~ I can't wait!!!

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Finally!! I've been waiting for this. *happy dance* And yes, a little romance, pls. I too am greedy like that 😄

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I seriously cant wait for the new season. I have been missing my fav detective duo. loved the teaser. Hope everything gets cleared and ends on a good note.

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Uuuughhh now I need to rewatch this ❤❤❤ I remembered mystery queen's the first header I posted in my fan wall ❤

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Cuuuute.

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Oh, how I missed these two, plus the AWESOME artistic direction, music direction, script writing and more!

That winter poster made me crack up! :P

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Yassss! Excited!

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first thing I thought of while looking at the stills . . .

"Her outfits got upgraded!" XD <3

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Omg, I guess lee won Geun isn't returning this season? His character was so cute

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Right? :( Also, his dynamic with Wan-seung was funny. When he's all idolizing Seol-ok and Wan-seung is ignored.

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I gave up on Season 1 thinking there wasn't going to be a Season 2. When I found out it was premiering Feb 28, that binge watched Season 1. I need these murder cases to be solved!!!!

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