Kim Soo-hyun, ice over suspicion of Kim Ji-won
Kim Soo-hyun, ice over suspicion of Kim Ji-won
tvN's Saturday-Sunday drama 'Queen of Tears' broke its highest viewership rating in just two episodes.

According to Nielsen Korea, a viewership rating research company, on the 11th, the viewership ratings for the second episode of tvN's Saturday-Sunday drama 'Queen of Tears', which aired the previous day, recorded an average of 8.7% for households nationwide, a peak of 10.2%, and an average of 9.8% for households in the metropolitan area, with a peak of 11.1%. The highest viewer ratings exceeded double digits both in the metropolitan area and nationwide, ranking first in the same time slot for cable and comprehensive channels. In addition, tvN's target audience rating for men and women 2049 recorded an average of 3.8% and a maximum of 4.5% in the metropolitan area, and 3.8% and a maximum of 4.5% nationwide.

In episode 2 of 'Queen of Tears', Baek Hyun-woo (played by Kim Soo-hyun) was shown giving up on divorce due to Hong Hae-in (played by Kim Ji-won)'s terminal diagnosis. Baek Hyun-woo, who lost his goal, and Hong Hae-in, who regained her will to survive thanks to her husband, made the couple's future even more exciting.

Baek Hyun-woo hurriedly hid the divorce papers and asked Hong Hae-in the whole story when he confessed that he was terminally ill. The diagnosis of Hong Hae-in, who suffered from frequent headaches and memory loss recently, was none other than cloud cell tumor. Baek Hyun-woo went to the hospital with his wife to understand the situation, and as they confirmed the name of the disease, Baek Hyun-woo's will to divorce naturally weakened.

Baek Hyun-woo, whose goal of divorce was gone, changed his attitude and looked at his wife Hong Hae-in with sincerity. Baek Hyun-woo's behavior, which changed 180 degrees overnight, embarrassed not only the Red Sea people but also the people around him. This unfamiliar attitude of the husband touched the hearts of Hong Hae-in, who had become very sensitive, and eventually froze Baek Hyun-woo by giving him a look of suspicion, saying, "Just do as you did."

However, Hong Hae-in began to gradually relax his guard at Baek Hyun-woo's actions, asking the doctor about the chances of survival and looking for cases of miraculous survival. Baek Hyun-woo's intention was to prepare for variables, but Hong Hae-in, who did not notice this, revealed his true feelings and strengthened his will to live.

The appearance of a third person between Baek Hyun-woo and Hong Hae-in gave another variable to the couple's relationship. Yoon Eun-seong (played by Park Seong-hoon), an investor and former classmate who holds the key to opening a store in Herkina, a long-awaited dream of Hong Hae-in, has arrived in Korea. Baek Hyun-woo was bothered by Yoon Eun-seong, who seemed overly close to Hong Hae-in in front of her husband.

In particular, an unusual atmosphere was created when members of the Queens Group invited big-time investor Yoon Eun-sung to a family hunt to recruit him. Baek Hyun-woo got along naturally with his wife's family and was feeling a subtle emotion, not sure if it was jealousy, toward Yoon Eun-seong, who treated him as if he were his son-in-law. As Yoon Eun-seong also implicitly revealed his hostility towards Baek Hyun-woo, the tension between the two men doubled.

At the same time, Hong Hae-in was trapped in an illusion and trembling alone, causing sadness. To make matters worse, Hong Hae-in, who felt a threat to her life when a wild boar suddenly came out of the forest, suddenly remembered her husband, Baek Hyeon-woo. And at that moment, Baek Hyun-woo blocked Hong Hae-in's path and saved him from danger, making viewers' hearts beat soar. The eyes of Hong Hae-in, who sighed in relief, and Baek Hyun-woo, filled with worry, crossed.

Kang Min-kyung, Ten Asia Reporter translated by google