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Awkward dinners with in-laws in Queen of Tears

The new promos for the hotly-anticipated Queen of Tears introduce us to the in-laws of our Cinderella pair Kim Soo-hyun (One Ordinary Day) and Kim Ji-won (My Liberation Notes).

The marriage between chaebol heiress Hong Hae-in (Kim Ji-won) and commoner Baek Hyun-woo (Kim Soo-hyun) was intended to be an inspirational tale of two people uniting from different worlds. But three years later, it looks like this merger of families isn’t going as smoothly as the couple might have hoped. In the two teasers that dropped, we get a look at family dinners at the Hong and Baek households, and how fish-out-of-water our two leads feel when eating with the opposite’s family.

We start with dinner at Hae-in’s side of the family. Members of the prestigious Queen Group eat a refined steak dinner to the nines, complete with classical background music. We finally get to see the other big names in the cast, such as Jung Jin-young (LTNS), Na Young-hee (Queen of Divorce), Kwak Dong-yeon (Gaus Electronics), Lee Joo-bin (Money Heist: Korea — Joint Economic Area), Kim Gab-soo (Today’s Webtoon), and more (it’s a pretty big family)! Flanked on both sides by in-laws, Hyun-woo uncomfortably glances at the camera while he voiceovers, “You promised not to make me cry, huh?”

But Hyun-woo isn’t the only one who’s uncomfortable. Over at Hyun-woo’s family, where the noble family business is in owning a supermarket, dinner is a much more cozy spread. We meet Hyun-woo’s smaller family, consisting of Jeon Bae-soo (The Whirlwind), Hwang Young-hee (Daily Dose of Sunshine), Jang Yoon-ju (Money Heist: Korea — Joint Economic Area), and Kim Do-hyun (Gyeongseong Creature). In a flurry of arms reaching over one another to grab food, Hae-in mirrors Hyun-woo’s uneasy look, saying in the voiceover, “You’re going to leave me here alone?”

Both teasers end with a cheeky end tag that despite how things look, this is indeed one family through marriage. For better or for worse.

Written by Park Ji-eun (Crash Landing on You) and directed by duo Jang Young-woo (Bulgalsal – Immortal Souls) and Kim Hee-won (Soundtrack #2), Queen of Tears will premiere March 9 on tvN and will be streaming in select regions on Netflix.







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This writer it ridulous. 😂 She uses every imaginable trope on the face of the earth, and we still running back hungry for more. Like a food you know is bad for you (mcddddddies) but is familiar and comforting in a crispy pretty package that gives you that familiar dopamine hit. Take my money and gimme that food, jebal!

P.S. I am so excited that it’s directed by the same person who directed Bulgasal, my crazy-crazy-craziest-loved drama. You can already tell it pays offs. For example, the family scenes of rich parents are depicted in cool refined haughty color tones while the family scenes of poor parents are depicted in a warm fuzzier, more comforting color tones. Very interesting. The drama looks gorgeous, the blocking is like right out of the renaissance painting and the colors (even the cool tones) are so rich! Excited!

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I love it when the director, cinematographer, wardrobe and art people take the time and trouble to get the colors, lighting, etc. right- those details add so much to a drama.

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The clever usage in color tones is basically the strength of the drama's director, Kim Hee Won (the same director for Vincenzo, Little Women, Crowned Clown and Soundtrack). For her, colors are not there for the sake of making a drama look pretty, but also to tell a story....

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The cold tones are basically used illustrate the coldness, sophistication and formalness in the family, while the warm tones convey a sense of warmth and comfort. A picture does indeed paint a thousand words...especially in the hands of Kim Hee Won.

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Whoa! Double-director-whammy! I only watched the Crowned Clown, which I remember was gorgeously shot but I dropped because it started to be tedious and boring circa episode 8. Vincenzo looked stylish from what I could tell from promos.

Wait, you referred to Kim Hee-won as her. Is she a female director??

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VINCENZO is a real classic.

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Song Joong-ki is going to do another cameo for PD Kim again like in "Little Women."

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Another reason i MUST watch this drama.

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Yes, she is a female director.

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I hope you stayed with tvN’s THE CROWNED CLOWN (2019) at least through episode 8. I consider Yeo Jin-goo’s performance in episodes 7 and 8 some the finest acting in his career. He was outstanding and only 21 at the time.

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I ADORED his performance. That was the only thing keeping me watching Crowned Clown until halfway point.

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He is why I watched the entire drama.

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Staapp it with the teasing. Just give us the drama!!!

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So many familiar faces!

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This one is on my Netflix watchlist.

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Ditto! 😊

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This cast is chef kiss!

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Lots of comments already on this but I love the color difference to highlight the warmth and coldness of each family. That’s really well done so kuddos to the PD team for that. It drives the message home while also setting tone.

I also find it interesting that the poster shows Hyun-woo is standing in the background, not even sitting with the chaebols LOL. He’s so completely not welcomed, he doesn’t even get a seat. Hae-in at least sits with his family despite looking very uncomfortable.

Hope this is a blast because it sure looks like lots of fun from all the snippets we’ve been getting!

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Gorgeous posters! Beautifully shot. You can already tell the difference in family dynamics. And what our main couple had to go through throughout their marriage.

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Is that her Dad from Fight For My Way in the hubby's family scene?

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Oh, it's a Cinderella's Sister reunion with Kim Gab-soo and Lee Mi-sook!

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When seeing these side-by-side family comparisons, my immediate thought is Heard It Through The Grapevine (which is such an under-rated gem).

They are almost identical “in spirit” although I have no doubt that QOT will be much more colorful and high octane with the Park Ji-eun and Kim Hee-won writer-director combo. I especially look forward to PD Kim’s new project more so due to her Little Women than Vincenzo. Little Women was among the best dramas in 2022 in my book - the artistic direction and stylistic storytelling is impressive.

Having said that, I still think it could be a male and comedic version of HITTG. The tidbits we heard so far plus these latest teasers/posters just scream out HITTG to me.

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I have two of PD Ahn Pan-seok and writer Jung Sung-joo on my top 10. "Secret Love Affair" and "Heard It Through The Grapevine."

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How about A Wife’s Credential by the same PD-writer team? I like it a lot especially when it touched on the ridiculous education situation long before Sky Castle came to the scene.

And I do have to watch Secret Love Affair now that the chance of a Yoo Ah-in come back is close to zero.

especially I think it’s finally the time to watch Secret Love Affair as the chance of a Yoo Ah-in comeback is very slim.

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My bad - didn’t delete an earlier text and hit the send button.

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"A Wife's Credential" was why I didn't finish "Sky Castle." Sixteen episodes were enough for this theme without getting all soapy. This is one of the things that I loved about jTBC back in the day—honest writing and variety.

"Secret Love Affair" is YAI's best performance in a drama, IMO. Everything was great; acting, writing, directing, music, etc. I highly recommend giving it a watch.

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SLA was a brilliant piece of work... And agree that it is YAI's best work in dramas.

Also, a good reminder to rewatch 'Heard it through the grapevine'.

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@HoneyBlue,@mayhemf,
SLA is the only drama I'd ever say that was near-perfect.
Happy rewatching!

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You’re so on point! Sky Castle is like a Hollywood version of what A Wife’s Credential has achieved in its understated way.

It’s a shame that jTBC has over time been ‘mainstreamed’. I recall the exciting time back then as they churned out innovative, unique and quality offerings one after another.

Will definitely checked out SLS!

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Thank you for the food! 🙇‍♀️
Eat a lot. 😊

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Please let this be good, please let this be good, please let this be good... 🤞🏾

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