It isn’t easy being Sherlock Holmes, the world’s greatest detective. Not only are you stuck at home with household chores, you have to deal with an overbearing mother-in-law, as well as archaic societal attitudes towards divorce.
If that all sounds batshit crazy to you, just bear with us, because it’s the offbeat premise of new Korean drama Mystery Queen. It’s the story of Yoo Seol-Ok (Choi Gang-Hee), a woman married to a prosecutor and who’s always wanted to be a cop. But even though she studies for the police academy exam every year, she’s never actually taken it.
Then a chance encounter with a police chief at a convenience store leads to Seol-Ok doing off-the-books work for the cops. It isn’t long before she meets the super sexy (of course) detective Ha Wan-Seung (Kwon Sang-Woo, as Watson), who’s working to bust a major drug operation. But Seol-Ok’s mother-in-law is also on the trail of what she thinks is her salacious affair.
We at Geek Crusade aren’t overly huge fans of Korean drama, even if we did love Train To Busan (see our review). But we’re willing to give this a chance just for the premise alone, especially given the less-than-stellar Sherlock Series 4 (see our review of the first episode).
You can catch the first two episodes of Mystery Queen on Viki. The series is set to run until May 25.