The evolution of Kwon Sang Woo and Choi Kang Hee into their characters in KBS drama Mystery Queen felt like completely different routes that dovetailed perfectly. She was as quirky in real life, it seems, as her housewife detective character and playing this role seemed like wearing second skin that she should have been doing all along in her career. He was the standard Hallyu male lead who was often pilloried for his charming lisp that netizens found not good enough to fit the mold and now he gets to play a role in whatever way he wants and it feels perfect.
The two are back together for Mystery Queen 2 and this time the drama poster does a winter twist on the original drama poster with the leads walking down a neighborhood street, him with a gun and her toting a grocery cart. This time he’s still got a gun but she’s wrapped up in a giant fur coat, and both look like big kids cosplaying at crime solving except we know they have the skillz to get it done. Fantastic throwback drama poster, so much win and wink-wink understanding of why fans loved the first season.
Teaser for Queen of Mystery 2 (English subs):