After three years, Secret Forest 2 officially comes back with more power than the previous season.

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Secret Forest 2 has just made a debut with the first episode three years after the unfinished ending of the last season.

Episode 1 of the drama on August 15 has an average rating of 7,6% nationally and 9,1% in the Seoul area. This achievement easily beat the last episode of “Psycho but it’s okay“, which had 7,3% of rating. This ratio is also higher than any episode in the first Secret Season three years ago.

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This performance of Secret Forest 2 has become digital series with the highest debut episode’s rating in 202, as well as the third in the digital history, just after Mr. Sunshine (8,9%) and Encounter (8,7%). The keywords related to the drama were also trending on Korean social media.

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The audience could meet the iced-face but talented prosecutor Hwang Si Mok (Jo Seung Woo) – who just finished his 2-year session in a small city and is ready to come back to Seoul. Also, the energetic police officer Han Yeo Jin (Bae Doo Na) – who is currently working at the General Department of Police.

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The duo again was seen got themselves into a drowning case that looked like an accident, turned out a murder. The episode maintained the suspenseful atmosphere, as well as the rhythmic interaction of the characters as the first part, made “hard-core fans” excited.

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The remarkable achievements for the opening episode have shown that Korean audiences are indeed looking forward to Secret Forest’s comeback. However, due to the peculiarities of a detective crime film with relatively “difficult” details, this achievement will be maintained or fluctuated erratically is still difficult to say.