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Queen Of Tears Episode 1 Review & Recap: Love, Laughter, and Legacy

Queen Of Tears Episode 1 Review

“Queen of Tears” explores the marriage between Hong Hae-In, a conglomerate’s daughter, and Baek Hyun-Woo, the legal director of Queens Group. Unexpected occurrences and Hae-In’s ego put their partnership to the test while they are initially in love.

The show follows them as they work through obstacles and figure out their relationship’s dynamics. With the first episode out, fans are wondering if the show is worth their time. So, let’s find out how the first episode is.

Queen Of Tears Episode 1 Review
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Love and Legacy

In “Queen of Tears”, the centre of Yongduri village, Hong Hae In is well-liked, especially in the department stores, while Baek Hyun Woo is respected for his work at Queens Group. Even with their social standing, there are many layers to their love story. An unexpected turn of events at their initial meeting establishes the tone of their relationship. Family pressures loom as they get married, endangering their relationship.

They remain unified in the face of difficulties, exhibiting resiliency and steadfast dedication. Their love endures despite the revelation of secrets from their pasts that give their characters new dimensions and heighten the mystery around their relationship.

Love and Legacy
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In the episode, the media’s labelling of their marriage as the “Wedding of the Century” lends the story even more charm and wit. We are delighted by Kim Ji-won’s return to the screen, as she displays her versatility by playing a character that combines elements from her previous roles while looking surprisingly different.

In a similar vein, Kim Soo-hyun‘s character Baek Hyun-woo’s humorous performance took us by surprise since it revealed a side of him that was not well-represented in his earlier works.

Cinematic Brilliance and Quirky Humor In Queen Of Tears

In contrast to the conventional chaebol family dynamics seen in other dramas, the eccentricities of the Hong family shown in “Queen of Tears” promise to bring humour into the plot. However, the story’s direction is called into doubt by the introduction of a possible terminal disease, particularly given its humorous overtones at first.

The outstanding cinematography of “Queen of Tears” and its perfectly timed opening theme have raised Director Kim Hee-won’s already high visual standards. A special mention should be made of Oh Jung-se’s cameo, which evokes nostalgia with a reunion of the “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay” kind.

Cinematic Brilliance and Quirky Humor In Queen Of Tears
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The supporting cast, which includes industry veterans, gives depth to the story. Sharp and quirky humour adds layers to the tale, and unforgettable elements like The Godfather score elevate key scenes, making for a compelling experience that is reminiscent of Director Kim’s earlier works.

Also, the sudden reappearance of an ex-flame in the upcoming episode sparks concern about a potential love triangle, a trope the writer seems fond of. However, we will know more once we get the next episodes of “Queen of Tears” on Netflix.

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In its inaugural episode, “Queen of Tears” sets the stage for a captivating exploration of love, laughter, and legacy within the complex dynamics of marriage and family. As Hong Hae-In and Baek Hyun-Woo navigate through unexpected challenges and familial pressures, their unwavering dedication to each other amidst adversity serves as a poignant testament to the resilience of their love.

With its stellar cast, led by Kim Ji-won and Kim Soo-hyun, the series delivers both heartfelt performances and unexpected moments of comedic brilliance. Director Kim Hee-won’s masterful cinematography and the well-timed infusion of quirky humour elevate the viewing experience, while the introduction of intriguing plot elements ensures that the storyline will remain engaging and unpredictable.

We definitely recommend this K-drama to everyone who loves watching K-dramas as this one is a little different. We sure are looking forward to the upcoming episodes and we hope this drama doesn’t disappoint us! You can stream the drama on Netflix, new episodes will be released every Saturday & Sunday.

About Tarushi Patali

Tarushi is a film enthusiast who also loves to write about them. She previously worked at NetflixJunkie And Film Fugitives. In her free time, you will find her reading a fiction novel or binge-watching a series.

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