Wow, imaging winning and also leaving the first season in the dust right off the bat. This Saturday tvN premiered Secret Forest 2 (Stranger 2), the sequel to the critically acclaimed police legal procedural drama of 2018 with the same cast back led by Jo Seung Woo and Bae Doo Na. The first episode got ratings of 7.627% AGB nationwide, which is the third highest premiere ratings of any tvN drama behind Mr. Sunshine which got 8.852% and Encounter (Boyfriend) which premiered to 8.682%, with Memories of Alhambra bumped to fourth place now at 7.507%. For other premiere comparisons on hit tvN dramas, Goblin got 6.322%, Hospital Playlist 6.325%, Answer Me 1988 6.118%, Crash Landing on You 6.074%, and It’s Okay to Not be Okay 6.093%. Back to Secret Forest 2, the first episode ratings are higher than the highest episode ratings of the first season which came in the final episode so clearly this drama has word of mouth, longevity with the viewers, and a confidence that this is a quality work. Congrats to the cast and crew and tvN can enjoy the next two months of buzz and ratings for the weekend time slot.