The second episode of tvN Sat-Sun drama Memories of Alhambra got 7.363% AGB nationwide ratings, a slight drop from the premiere episode but still very strong for a cable drama. I know folks will compare with the premiere two episodes earlier this week of the other high profile tvN drama Encounter (Boyfriend), in the Wed-Thurs slot doing over 8% in premiere and jumping to past 10% in the second episode. I see the two as colleagues rather than competitors and delivering totally different watch appeal, but it’s understandable the strong and opinionated fans of the four famous leads of those two dramas may want to stir up competition. After watching both dramas I’m more emotionally invested in Boyfriend which caught me by surprise as the synopsis was yawn inducing for me whereas Memories sounded fresh and had the two leads I loved more. So far Memories is super cool and interesting but I’m not yet emotionally connected with the leads and a tad worried that the drama will go down the convoluted rabbit hole of screenwriter Song Jae Jung‘s last drama W: Two Worlds. Comparisons aside, I love both dramas and am so thrilled with the start to great December watching season!