While I can totally see why real So Young tried to commit suicide and maybe even wished she was somebody else and then transferred souls with modern day chef Bong Hwan. But in Queen Cheorin (Mr. Queen) a lot of the hijinks aren’t really gender driven and more modern day person attitudes transplanted to Joseon era for shocks and laughs. This drama could be Bu Bu Jing Xin straight up again because once the Queen knows the history of King Cheoljung there is only so much he/she can do to survive as the Queen while attempting to return to modern times, and perhaps also try not to affect history. Six episodes into Queen Cheorin and I don’t find the story particularly interesting narratively and enjoy standalone scenes for the entertainment value. I find myself loving So Young’s hanboks (the colors and details!), wanted to punch the consort’s woe is me face, and wondering why the cousin is so tall and carrying a years long crush on the Queen while looking constipated all the time. The best parts are So Young with her two court ladies and their sidebar hanging out in the royal kitchen. Too bad this isn’t a cooking drama.