Queen of Tears: Queen of Tears
May 7, 2024 5:15 AM - Season 1 (Full Season) - Subscribe

The queen of department stores and her small-town husband weather a marital crisis — until love miraculously begins to bloom again.

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HallyuSG Review: Queen of Tears reigns as one of the biggest K-drama royalties -- "Queen of Tears (2024) marks Kim Soo-hyun’s highly anticipated return after a three-year-long hiatus from the small screens. It tells the story of the married couple Baek Hyun-woo whom he plays, and Hong Hae-in (Kim Ji-won). And his comeback drama has been making headlines both domestically and internationally, for all the right reasons. Its final episode garnered a viewership of 24.85%, breaking the previous tvN record held by Crash Landing on You (2019). This makes it the third most-watched K-drama on cable TV after The World of Married (2020) and Reborn Rich (2022)."

Korean Binge Review: "tvN’s Queen Of Tears (2024) is written by Park Ji Eun, the famous screenwriter of the hit dramas, My Love From The Star (2013–14), The Legend Of The Blue Sea (2016), and Crash Landing On You (2019-2020). She is known for her bittersweet romance content that evokes emotions and captures attention, with her main protagonists that often come from two different worlds that overcome the hurdles, the forbidden, and the impossible in relationships."

Jasminemedia Review- A Stereotypical Average Plot With Extraordinary Performances: "Queen of Tears was generally an average drama in terms of script and character building, but I felt that it was elevated by the casting and by the actors’ chemistry. Overall, while I do think that the drama has flaws in its script and that it drags in various points throughout its run, I still had lots of fun watching the drama. Basically, when it hit, it hit. I felt sympathetic towards the main characters and especially loved Ji Won’s and Soo Hyun’s chemistry. Overall, it was a very fun project that I think will be remembered down the line for just how epic the casting was and how meme-able some moments in it were."

Kdramareviews.net: "The Korean drama landscape has been graced with a new jewel, “Queen of Tears,” which has captivated audiences with its poignant storytelling and stellar performances. The series, which has become the highest-rated tvN drama of all time, is a testament to the power of well-crafted melodrama and the universal appeal of love stories that tug at the heartstrings."

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posted by oh yeah! (2 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
For overall satisfaction, Queen of Tears ranks lower than Crash Landing for me personally. But the cast is terrific, the soundtrack was lovely, and the cameos & meta-references were a lot of fun (so nice to see Vincenzo again, ha).
posted by oh yeah! at 5:28 AM on May 7

Hahaha I loved that Vincenzo cameo--and, in general, I loved Hyun Woo's lawyer besties, they were totally ride-or-die for him.

I think it's hard to top CLOY, but this was definitely my favorite kdrama of 2024 so far. The melodramatic plot twists didn't work as well here as in CLOY, but I really appreciated the overriding message of how important good, honest communication is to nurturing a relationship/marriage.
posted by TwoStride at 7:01 AM on May 7

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