Choi Kang Hee and Kwon Sang Woo for Upcoming KBS Wed-Thurs Detective Drama Mystery Queen

There are some actors or actresses that elicit a meh response whenever I hear they are cast in a drama or movie. Choi Kang Hee is one of them and honestly it’s not because she’s a bad actress. It’s due to her owning the quirky field and being so hard to cast right, I loved her in Protect the Boss and that’s about it. With that said, this sounds like a really promising casting of her in the upcoming KBS Wed-Thurs drama Mystery Queen. She plays a girl who grew up loving mystery novels but ended up living an ordinary housewife life, but armed with a lifetime of deductive reasoning skills that she puts to use when she starts to assist a hardworking detective in cracking his cases. This actually sounds more J-dorama set up than the usual K-dramas but I love the housewife Sherlock Holmes set up and think Choi Kang Hee would be perfect for the role. Mystery Queen takes over in late March from Chief Kim.

Joining Choi Kang Hee in Mystery Queen is likely Kwon Sang Woo, an unexpected pairing I can see the different auras meshing nicely. Mystery Queen is directed by the PD of Healer and Good Doctor so KBS is definitely delivering it’s finest directorial talent behind the camera for this.


Choi Kang Hee and Kwon Sang Woo for Upcoming KBS Wed-Thurs Detective Drama Mystery Queen — 12 Comments

  1. yes yes its sound like a good premise with age appropriate casting. I still remember that cringeworthy 7th level which was beyond stupid in term of casting and storyline

  2. yes, when I first read the description it sounded a lot like the 2011 j drama Sengyou Shufu Tantei (Detective Housewife), which I actually enjoyed. So I am interested I’m watching this drama’s storyline too, especially with KSW.

  3. She’s a terrific actress with a British aura: quiet and yet powerful. I think the SK entertainment industry doesn’t suit her personality very well but her undeniable talent fits in almost any role she’s given. Let’s hope KBS will do the script-plus-PD “voodoo” once more…

  4. I think Kwon Sang-Woo has not confirmed yet? I have hated Choi Kang-Hee in each of her drama – including Protect the Boss. I hope Kwon Sang-Woo declines. He can do much better with a good leading lady.

  5. choi kang hee is a great actress who has survive for 22 years in korean industry she was great in heart to heart and in films scary girl and petty romance.she is not very popular becos she is not all that beautiful like other actresses.i wish her well

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