Premiere Watch: Mystery Queen 2, Grand Prince
Woohoo, Season 2 of Mystery Queen is here! The quirky whodunit comedy is back to answer all of the questions that left us hanging at the end of Season 1 (or else!), and this weekend we also have an original drama from cable network TV Chosun, the new historical court romance Grand Prince.
Mystery Queen 2
Time slot: Wednesday & Thursday
Genre: Crime mystery comedy
Episode count: 16
Reasons to watch: Choi Kang-hee and Kwon Sang-woo make an adorable pair as a mystery-novel-obsessed ajumma and a detective who end up solving unusual (and really interesting) neighborhood crimes together, and we’re getting a legitimate Season 2 that continues the original story, penned by the same writer. This season we pick up with the heroine having made her dream come true by joining the police force. I’m probably going to miss her being a busybody ajumma and having to lie to her mother-in-law just to go sleuthing, but it’s not like she’ll get a personality transplant just because she has a badge now. We’ve also been promised some romance for the second season, which I’m pretty excited about. They’ve had an entire season to become bickering reluctant partners who end up trusting each other implicitly, so I can’t wait to throw some romance into the mix. I’m sure it’ll only make them bicker more, and what’s not to love about that?
Grand Prince–Drawing Love
Time slot: Saturday & Sunday
Broadcaster: TV Chosun
Genre: Historical melodrama
Episode count: 20
Reasons to watch: This drama is a story about fictional Joseon royals that takes Grand Prince Suyang and his younger brother Grand Prince Anpyeong as its central motif, and reimagines their battle for the throne as being deeply intertwined with their love for the same woman. Joo Sang-wook and Yoon Shi-yoon will play princes who both fall for Jin Se-yeon. It sounds so much like Seven Day Queen just based on character types and plot, but maybe all brotherly love triangle court dramas sound the same on paper. My main draw would be Yoon Shi-yoon (he’s just so good), though I fully expect Joo Sang-wook to shine as the power-hungry prince; plus there’s PD Kim Jung-min of Princess’s Man and Joseon Gunman and writer Jo Hyun-jung of Maids at the helm, which may be reason enough to check it out. That or Yoon Shi-yoon’s mane of glory.
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- Mystery Queen 2 adds two more case-solvers
- Yoon Shi-yoon offered historical melodrama Grand Prince
- Joo Sang-wook up to become ruthless Grand Prince in politics and love
- Jin Se-yeon offered cable sageuk romance Grand Prince
- Cast and director changes for Mystery Queen Season 2
- KBS confirms Season 2 of Mystery Queen
- Mystery Queen producers explain ending, hopes for Season 2