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tvN strikes gold in "Queen of Tears" as the top drama this spring and why it's so addicting!

Don't you just love characters that no matter how hard they try to hate each other, end up becoming more attracted to each other than they originally did? Being insanely good-looking is a perk, but we're into something deeper than just the surface! Read on to find out why Queen of Tears has everyone talking as the best drama this spring!


tvN's latest romantic drama Queen of Tears is hitting South Korea by storm! Usually, a K-drama that does well is contributed by viewership ratings outside of the country, but this time, tvN has struck gold in this re-igniting of chemistry between two people caught in a loveless marriage.

The drama's first six episodes have each peaked at number one in nationwide and Seoul viewership ratings, according to Nielsen Korea.

No matter if you going to a Kimbap Heaven (김밥천국), a tteokbokki (Korean spicy rice cake) shop, or even a Korean BBQ restaurant, you can't help but notice all the TV screens are playing the same drama, Queen of Tears. Why is this drama so popular? And why is it so addicting?

Both leads are incredibly attractive

There's no argument here. You've read the title. Kim Ji Won and Kim Soo Hyun are eye candy. Their acting skills are a bonus and that's what makes this drama so darn addicting! Be it Hong Hae In's (Kim Ji Won My Liberation Notes 2022) cold demeanor towards practically everybody, including her husband, Baek Hyun Woo (Kim Soo Hyun It's Okay to Not Be Okay 2020), or Hyun Woo's plead to be a "good caring husband" by pretending that he actually cares about Hae In's health, both leads do an incredible job in portraying an "acting couple" who just get along for the sake of a "business marriage".

The cliché turning point

Although not the most original, the cliché turning point of Queen of Tears is when Hong Hae In discovers that she has a brain tumor and has only three months to live. Of course, that is enough to scare anyone, including the cold-hearted Hae In, into changing their habits and their way of thinking. Hyun Woo, with his original plan of thinking that if Hae In is to pass away, he might be able to slide into the role of CEO of the Queen Department Store, quickly discovers his initial feelings for Hae In in the first place.

Rediscovering old suppressed feelings for each other

The most rewarding part of Queen of Tears has got to be Hae In and Hyun Woo's rediscovering their initial feelings for each other. Thrown into a conglomerate family, there are not many expectations from Hyun Woo, but when one of her family members throws shade at him, Hae In is always there to back him up.

With the most recent episode (episode 6) airing, will this newfound romance last? Or will there be someone from Hae In's past to recapture her heart and throw a wrench in this struggling marriage?

We feel that the journey to rediscover these lost suppressed feelings over many years of marriage has many Koreans intrigued and possibly questioning how to reignite the same passion in their marriages! This is why it has become so successful in Korea!

Queen of Tears is currently airing on tvN and TVING every Saturday and Sunday at 9:10 PM KST.

Let us know why you love Queen of Tears and what you're looking forward to the most in the upcoming episodes! Comment below with your thoughts!


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