Song Joong-ki’s special appearance in “Queen of Tears” managed to increase the audience, but the real problem of the series does not lie in its measured popularity.

Song Joong-ki made a surprise appearance as lawyer Vincenzo for Hong Hae-in (Kim Ji-won) in episode 8 of tvN’s weekend drama “Queen of Tears”, which aired on March, 31st. As a result, the series recorded its highest viewership rating, reaching 16,1%. However, some viewers noticed that Song Joong-ki’s cameo appearance lacked any connection to the main plot. Likewise, the process by which Moh Seul-hee (Lee Mi-sook) put Chairman Hong Man-dae (Kim Gap-soo) into a coma and took control of the Queen’s group seemed inconsistent.

Was Song Joong-ki's appearance in "Queen of Tears" crucial to the plot? K-Selection

Previously, “Queen of Tears” received negative reviews for its careless depiction of chaebols. This was most evident in episode 8. The detail that the chaebols were so easily deprived of all their management rights due to Moh Seul-hee’s plan is far from reality. Additionally, some pointed out that the crisis between Hong Hae-in and Baek Hyun-woo (Kim Soo-hyun) is excessive.

After the recent broadcast, viewers continue to criticize the plot development in open discussions and official videos of “Queen of Tears”. Additionally, criticism regarding the author’s writing skills persists and many believe it wastes the talent of the actors who excel in their acting.

As a result, shouldn’t we expect the production team to pay more attention to crafting a strong story rather than grabbing attention to create hot topics and increase ratings? with the cameo role of Song Joong-ki?