A brilliant and unique autistic rookie attorney and her struggles in the courtroom, office and life.
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Extraordinary Attorney Woo is a bit different from many Korean dramas. The main character being autistic portrays a different perspective to life and romance. However, it is still a fairly light drama. It includes plenty of humor, fun side characters, and a great story. It is also very high quality in terms of production values.
One thing I particularly liked was how it captured Woo Young-woo’s sense of fulfilment so well near the end of the last episode. It was such a powerful demonstration of feeling fulfilled, yet was so simple.
It also features my favorite actor, Kang Ki-young, who often plays quirky side characters.
Extraordinary Attorney Woo was one of the highest rating Korean dramas, both in Korea and internationally. It was the highest rating show ever for the distribution company (ENA) and was the third most popular show worldwide on Netflix for a bit.
However, I have to rate this one star less than it would otherwise get because they are making a second season. The story line was mostly wrapped up by the end of the first season, but there was enough left open to continue it.
For us, it sort of ruins the whole point of watching Korean dramas, which usually package the whole story in one season and we prefer this way.
Food Featured in “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”
Episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16
Episodes 1, 2, 12
Gesal Juk, 게살죽 (Crab Meat Porridge)
Gim-Chobap, 김초밥 (Seaweed Sushi)
Episodes 2, 15
Sagak Kimbap, 사각 김밥 / 접어먹는 김밥 (Folded Kimbap)
Jeonbok-Juk, 전복죽 (Abalone Porridge)
Episodes 13, 16
Hoe, 회 (Raw Fish)
Gogi Guksu, 고기국수 (Noodles with Boiled Pork)