I’ve been quietly watching Wed-Thurs KBS noir mystery drama Queen of Mystery and love it very much. It’s got a lovely mellow pace with pleasant quirkiness aplenty, like a warm cup of tea to sip while perusing an esoteric tome. Much props go to both leads Choi Kang Hee and Kwon Sang Woo, and while I loved her once in Protect the Boss this is the first time I’ve loved him in any drama. I got close in his prior dramas in Temptation and Bad Love but both times the characters end up frustrating me but here it’s a great combination of interesting character and relaxed personable performance. He’s been a leading man since the early Hallyu era but also one of the first in his generation to get married, as evidenced by this being the 10th anniversary year with actress wife Son Tae Young since they started dating. They met in 2007, married in 2008, welcomed their son in 2009, and added to the family with a daughter recently in 2015. It’s nice to see established actors continue to evolve and I always leave open the possibility my opinions will as well.