• Queen of Tears” rises to No. 3 on Netflix’s non-English TV show chart with 22.4 million viewing hours
  • The series receives accolades for exceptional cast chemistry and competes closely with “Crash Landing on You”
  • FUNdex names “Queen of Tears” as the Most Buzzworthy drama, topping the actor rankings

The South Korean romantic series, “Queen of Tears,” has achieved remarkable success by claiming the third position on Netflix’s latest chart for non-English TV shows.

Starring Kim Ji-won and Kim Soo-hyun, the tvN drama secured the third spot for the week of March 11-17, amassing an impressive 22.4 million viewing hours, marking a substantial increase of four places from the previous week.

Since its third day of streaming, the drama has predominantly held the top position on Netflix’s weekly viewership chart for TV shows in Japan, except for a day, as reported by the analytics company FlixPatrol.

The 16-part drama has garnered praise for its exceptional cast and their on-screen chemistry, with Japan’s largest content review website, Filmarks, awarding it a commendable rating of 4.3 stars out of five. This places it in close competition with the highly acclaimed Korean drama, “Crash Landing on You,” which boasts a rating of 4.5 stars.

“Queen of Tears” had already attracted significant attention from Japanese fans prior to its airing, largely due to being penned by the same writer behind the Korean hit series, “Crash Landing on You.”

Week after week, the series continues to surpass its own highest viewership ratings, with the latest episode achieving a record 13 percent nationwide viewership.

In a recent report from FUNdex, the official K-content research firm, “Queen of Tears” was declared the Most Buzzworthy drama in the TV-OTT category, with Kim Ji-won and Kim Soo-hyun claiming the top two spots in the actor rankings.

The Saturday-Sunday series follows the journey of a high-profile couple rediscovering their love amidst a marital crisis. Baek Hyun-woo (Kim Soo-hyun), scion of a rural village supermarket, has been married for three years to Hong Hae-in (Kim Ji-won), the third-generation heiress running Queens Department Store.

The drama is aired on cable channel tvN, as well as online streaming services Tving and Netflix.

Source: The Chosun Daily