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7.7 - Podcast Review of Episodes 13 and 14 of Queen of Tears

Today, we’ll be discussing Episodes 13 and 14 of Queen of Tears, the hit K Drama on Netflix starring starring Kim Ji-won as Hong Hae-in, Kim Soo-hyun as Baek Hyun-woo, Park Sung-hoon as Yoon Eun-Seong, Kwak Dong-Yeon as Hong Soo-cheol, Lee Joo-bin as Cheon Da-Hye. We discuss:

  • The songs we feature during the recap:

    • Promise by Choi Yu Ree

    • Last Chance by So Soo bin

  • How our predictions about the secret fund didn’t pan out. The most obvious thing actually happened: David Yoon and Moh Sul hee found the money and are using it to buy Queens Group stock illegally.

  • How we feel about Hyun-woo, Hae-in’s dad, and Hyun-woo’s dad keeping a secret from Hae-in about the possible side effects of the operation that could save her life.

  • Hyun-woo’s burden throughout the show. He’s been taking care of Hae-in and her family, and battling David Yoon. All the attention is on Hae-in, but his burden is great.

  • How there’s so much crying in these two episodes – by everyone!

  • The amazingly sweet segments between Hyun-woo and Hae-in, including during their trip to Gurang-ri, scenes from their honeymoon in Germany, and how the couple is always touching while in Hyun woo’s apartment.

  • How Hae-in decides against the surgery because without her memories, she won’t be herself. We don’t blame her!

  • How it was ultimately Hyun-woo who changes her mind about the surgery. When she saw how miserable he was when he thought she had died in the car crash, she decides that she must live.

  • We finally learn the origins of David Yoon’s obsession with the Hong family and how he fell in love with Hae-in.

  • We wonder why both sides are still talking to Grace, who is double crossing everyone.

  • How we’re crushed that Hyun-woo has been arrested and he wasn’t by Hae-in’s side when she woke up from her surgery. 

  • The other couples in the show: Soo-cheol and Da-hye + Beom-ja and Yeongseong

  • Korean funeral customs.

  • The importance of kimchi and kimchi making.

  • The K Drama elements in these episodes, including all the crying, the food, the realization by Hyun woo that he had met Hae-in in the past, gazing at someone sleeping.

  • The amazing screenwriter Park Ji-eun!



K Drama Chat is a weekly podcast where we take one Korean (K) Drama each season and and recap and analyze each episode. K Drama Chat is available on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyAmazon Music, and Pandora.



  1. Another enjoyable podcast - glad I was not the only one traumatized by the ending of episode! you missed my favorite quote/moment when HyunWoo was trying to make HaeIn jealous - “Roll down your sleeves, fasten the buttons, and have some scrambled eggs with ketchup.” I still think the estranged brother has to have a significant part in the ending, but not sure if he will end up good or bad. I vote Vincenzo or Crash Landing for your next season.

    1. That was a great quote! I think the estranged son will come back as well. And thanks for the vote for Vincenzo and CLOY!

  2. My mother-in-law has a Korean friend that keeps asking me when I am making kimchi, even though she also tries to talk me out of going through the trouble.

    1. Wow! None of my Korean friends make their own kimchi! If you make kimchi, please post a photo on Instagram and tag us @kdramachat!

  3. Sorry for the following rambling.
    I have started all, except Midnight Studio and Parasyte the Grey.

    I've read the first volume of the original Parasyte manga. It's pretty fun. There is a live action movie and an anime, from what I remember.

    I began The Killer Paradox. It has an interesting premise, but read the parents guide first.

    If Killer Paradox is on here, I'm going to suggest Connect from the same genre. The parents guide is almost identical for content warnings. But it is directed by the brilliant Japanese director, Takashi Miike who is apparently a big fan of K-Dramas.

    See You in my 19th Life is based on a webtoon, which I've read 9 epidodes. I started the drama when it first aired, but did not finish it. It was too slow moving to wait a week for the next episode.

    The Midnight Studio looks cute. I am in the mood for cute after QoT, although I have not found a single kdrama that hasn't made me cry.

    King the Land was really good. I recommend that and also Her Private Life.

    I haven't finished Vincenzo, so I'm sure about that. I do love the friend group in Crash Landing on You, but some parts I just don't want to see again.

    Death's Game has some good cameos, I think. I haven't watched very much of it. It is also a webtoon, but I haven't read any. (My webtoon subscription list is 203 works)

    I also sugges Extraordinary Attorney Woo, The Good Bad Mother, and the Glory.

    And maybe Healer

    1. All amazing suggestions, thank you! So. Many. Great. Shows! We may have to pull names from a hat to pick the show we'll do in Season 8! We hope you'll listen no matter what show we do!


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