After the worldwide success of the South Korean series Squid Game, which has instilled a fear of two pony-tailed dolls in everyone, Netflix knew what to do. The OTT Mughal has been releasing a plethora of content in various languages, especially Korean. Furthermore, Netflix has an outstanding catalog of Kdramas. From the good old Boys Over Flowers and Coffe Prince to the latest blockbusters such as Business Proposal. However, the Kdrama of the hour and has remained one since its release on Netflix is the one-of-a-kind courtroom drama, Extraordinary Attorney Woo.
The show has reached extraordinary popularity in just a short time. Extraordinary Attorney Woo is the highest-rated non-English series globally on Netflix right now. Let us find out what is so extraordinary about Extraordinary Attorney Woo.
The extraordinary courtroom Kdrama: Extraordinary Attorney Woo
The Kdrama stays true to its name and proves to be extraordinary at every point. If you are familiar with the Kdrama world, then you must know that their courtroom dramas are intense on another level and will always amaze you with their storyline. Extraordinary Attorney Woo follows Woo Young Woo, an attorney who falls on the autism spectrum. She is gifted with a brilliant memory and has a knack for solving cases in her own style.
Moreover, the direction of this phenomenal Kdrama is done by the well-known South Korean director Yoo In Shik, who is widely applauded for his work in Vagabond, Dr. Romantic, and Mrs. Cop. The result is a perfect combination of workplace drama, layered cases, and romance from the perspective of the extraordinary Woo Young Woo.
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Why are fans obsessing over the drama?
The storyline is a gem in itself. Very rarely will you come across a series revolving around specially-abled people that does not overdo it; Extraordinary Attorney Woo shows things as it is. It does not shy away from showing how judgmental some people are towards autistic individuals. The drama uses Mr. Kwon as an outlet to show how much unnecessary criticism people with autism suffer. The drama aims at shattering the stigma around people who suffer from autism. The Kdrama does not present Woo Young Woo as someone who is weak. She is smart, can take care of herself, and knows how to deal with situations.
A brilliant example is when she finds out who her real mother is and does not run away from having an upfront conversation. Putting Extraordinary Attorney Woo on a pedestal is Park Eun Bin’s outstanding performance. She does not miss a beat in making us fall in love with Woo Young Woo. You can also watch her pull off a Joseon-era king on Netflix, The King’s Affection.
junho casually talking to his workmate while secretly interacting with youngwoo through the window THIS MULTITASKING KING #ExtraordinaryAttorneyWooEp11#ExtraordinaryAttorneyWoo pic.twitter.com/vojAmTDaTz
— 🍃 (@rainsketches) August 3, 2022
The bar has now been RAISED good luck to any and all my future partners😭#ExtraordinaryAttorneyWoo#ExtraordinaryAttorneyWooEp11 pic.twitter.com/vHRJGfApZD
— 𝕀 (@kdramashhhuh) August 3, 2022
For so long what creators thought we wanted a rich, aloof, arrogant leading man when what we really wanted was an average income, kindhearted, warm soul who protects and unwaveringly loves his woman
What we wanted was Junho, the ultimate Kdrama ML#ExtraordinaryAttorneyWoo pic.twitter.com/kMgQr3g1Wp
— Hana 하나 🐳 (@kdramahana) July 27, 2022
When the show is over, i think ill miss these artworks the most 🥲 #extraordinaryattorneywoo#ExtraordinaryAttorneyWooEp12 pic.twitter.com/pcW1UO8jFc
— 𝕊𝕙𝕒𝕪 🐳 (@kdramasilove) August 4, 2022
Every single week basically ME to KWON MINWOO#ExtraordinaryAttorneyWoo#ExtraordinaryAttorneyWooEp11 pic.twitter.com/403dtjkTKD
— ꪀꪖƺ 🐳🤍 (@922l0ve) August 3, 2022
atty. jung representing me everytime minwoo appears on screen:#ExtraordinaryAttorneyWoo #ExtraordinaryAttorneyWooEp12pic.twitter.com/KdCPaO24Dv
— haru 🐳 (@kdramahypes) August 4, 2022
kang taeoh as lee junho in extraordinary attorney woo pic.twitter.com/gdA5uMfIKx
— jean louise 🥢 (@seyeopp) August 4, 2022
thank you lee junho for doing your best to calm atty woo young woo down #ExtraordinaryAttorneyWooEp11 #ExtraordinaryAttorneyWoo pic.twitter.com/5rkqY1ru2J
— dolly ᯽ | spoiler EOAW (@MINGYUNOLVR) August 3, 2022
atty woo: asks to follow the taxi with the tree like logo
lee junho: okay what woo young woo wants , woo young woo gets
HAHAHAH boy was he so fast at driving
#ExtraordinaryAttorneyWooEp12 #ExtraordinaryAttorneyWoo pic.twitter.com/MeMsjPAaVY
— dolly ᯽ | spoiler EOAW (@MINGYUNOLVR) August 4, 2022
THEY'RE DOING THAT "PROTEST FOR DOLPHIN LIBERATION" DATE!!! #ExtraordinaryAttorneyWooEp11#ExtraordinaryAttorneyWoo pic.twitter.com/9p2wg5kpj9
— 🍃 (@rainsketches) August 3, 2022
In E02 of Extraordinary Attorney Woo it showed how children still fear to come out infront of their parents and how traumatic it becomes cause they have loved someone they shouldn't have. Im glad Kdramas are actually showing this side of their society too. Its not easy for them. pic.twitter.com/2XDWMA3p98
— 👄 (@roadsnottaken97) August 9, 2022
Given the plot and outstanding performance, it is no surprise that fans are flooding social media with clips from the Kdrama. Not just us but our favorite Kpop idols are obsessed with Extraordinary Attorney Woo as well.
Bambam doing the Woo to the Young to the Woo greeting? 😹 #BamBamFansignCEBU pic.twitter.com/rgK2PMowvb
— 𝙨𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣𝘥𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴 (@sevendless) July 26, 2022
From GOT7’s Bambam doing the Woo in the Young Woo at his recent fan meet to Jungkook raving about the Kdrama on his Instagram story, proof of Extraordinary Attorney Woo being an extraordinary series is all around the place.
Will you guys hop on to the train of obsessed Extraordinary Attorney Woo fans and stream the Kdrama on Netflix? Let us know in the comments.