Secret Forest 2 Gets Third Highest tvN K-drama Premiere as Episode 1 Received Ratings of 7.627% AGB Nationwide

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.

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Lee Min Ho’s SBS Drama The King: Eternal Sovereign Likely to Air Opposite tvN Drama Secret Forest 2 with Jo Seung Woo

Talk about counter-programming lol! K-ent is reporting that Lee Min Ho‘s high profile SBS drama The King: Eternal Sovereign penned by mega hit maker Kim Eun Sook and costarring Kim Go Eun will now be pushed from a March 2020 … Continue reading

The 2018 Usual Drama Suspects Lead the Nominations for the 2018 Seoul Awards

I feel like I can start copying and pasting from my last two drama award nomination posts since it’s the same few drama names, actors, and actresses making the list. The 2nd annual Seoul Awards assembled by Sports Seoul released … Continue reading

Popular Dramas and High Profile Stars Like Lee Byung Hun and Son Ye Jin Lead 2018 APAN Star Award Nominations

Following behind the nominations for the Korean Drama Awards come the nominations for the 2018 APAN Star Awards which is on its 6th year now. It’s skewed towards the popular more than elite selection metrics but as always an interesting … Continue reading

The Leads of Hit K-romance Movie The Classic 15 Years Later Have Competing Movies at the Box Office

It’s a cute coincidence and also a testament to the enduring success of the three actors in question. Most K-drama and K-movie fans. This weekend the Korean box office has a three-way battle for supremacy with three high profile movies … Continue reading

The 2018 54th Baeksang Arts Awards Rolls Out the Fashion Red Carpet for Top K-stars

The fashion do’s and don’ts remain my favorite past time for awards shows, mostly because I can’t bother to care about winners that sometimes feel arbitrary or tied to popularity. The 2018 54th Annual Baeksang Arts Awards took place Thursday … Continue reading

Drama and Movie Nominees Announced for the 2018 54th Annual Baeksang Arts Awards

The 2018 54th Annual Baeksang Awards nominees are out and honestly each year I care a smidge less because I watch less of all the offerings and also the older one gets the less emotionally invested in these show affairs. … Continue reading