Kim Soo-hyun, Kim Ji-won and the in-laws of the century
Kim Soo-hyun, Kim Ji-won and the in-laws of the century
Attention is focused on the 'couple of the century' Kim Soo-hyun and Kim Ji-won and their in-laws.

tvN's new Saturday-Sunday drama 'Queen of Tears', which will be aired for the first time on the 9th, is the dizzying story of Hong Hae-in (played by Kim Ji-won), a third-generation Queen's group conglomerate and queen of department stores, and Baek Hyun-woo (played by Kim Soo-hyun), the son of Yongduri's head and supermarket prince, who have been married for three years. It contains a love story that begins again like a crisis and a miracle.

Baek Hyun-woo is from Yongduri in the countryside, joins Queens Group, falls in love with Hong Hae-in, a third-generation chaebol, and gets married. In particular, with the marriage of Baek Hyun-woo and Hong Hae-in, the Queens family and the Yongduri family, who lived in completely opposite worlds, meet as in-laws of the century, and a special relationship will be drawn.

Three generations of the Queens family live together, led by Chairman Hong Man-dae (played by Gap-soo Kim), who started a business with nothing and went on to grow Queens Group, the largest conglomerate in Korea. Chairman Hong Man-dae is living with his girlfriend Mo Seul-hee (played by Lee Mi-sook) after leaving his wife, and Queens Group Vice Chairman Hong Beom-jun (played by Jeong Jin-young) is starting a family with Kim Seon-hwa (played by Na Young-hee), who was Miss Korea in the 1980s.

Although they belong to a conglomerate family with both wealth and fame, there is a complex structure of conflict between the family members. There is a tense conflict between Hong Man-dae, who does not even trust his children, and Mo Seul-hee, the only one he trusts, and Hong Man-dae's daughter, Hong Beom-ja (played by Kim Jeong-nan), who does not like her. In addition, daughter Hong Hae-in and mother Kim Seon-hwa's relationship has completely broken down due to marriage issues. This makes me curious about how the relationship between the Queens families, who seem to have nothing lacking on the outside but are extremely bleak on the inside, will progress.

Meanwhile, the actions of the Yongduri family, who are the complete opposite of the Queens family, are also attracting attention. The Yongdu-ri family centers on Jeon Bong-ae (played by Hwang Young-hee), the de facto head of the household who runs the supermarket, farms, and does all the housework, as well as the village head Baek Doo-gwan (played by Jeon Bae-su), his son Baek Hyeon-tae (played by Kim Do-hyun), and his daughter Baek Mi-seon (played by Kim Do-hyun), who run a gym and a beauty salon, respectively. (played by Jang Yoon-ju) lives in the same house.

The biggest goal of Baek Du-kwan, whose youngest son, Baek Hyun-woo, became the son-in-law of Queens Group and was promoted to the position of village head in recognition of his contribution to benefiting the village, is none other than re-election as village head. Like the Queen's Group, which has a firm grip on the Korean business community, it has the ambition to strike a balance by taking charge of local politics through reappointing the head of the group. Since all family members except his wife, Jeon Bong-ae, are helping him with his re-election, both financially and spiritually, attention is focused on whether Baek Du-kwan will be able to succeed in being re-elected as village head thanks to the help of his son and his wife.

In this way, the Queens family, which is responsible for Korea's business community, and the Yongdu-ri family, which dominates the village, are connected through the marriage of Baek Hyun-woo and Hong Hae-in, heralding a fresh relationship. Curiosity is focused on what kind of story will be completed when two families with completely opposite living environments, relationships between family members, and goals meet.

Kang Min-kyung, Ten Asia reporter translated by google