After graduating at the top of her class with the best scores on the bar exam Attorney Woo Young Woo, played by Park Eun Bin, struggled to find a law firm to hire her. Despite her extraordinary intelligence Young Woo falls under the autism spectrum. In a world that is highly prejudice about people with special needs she struggles to find her place. People misunderstand her, some dismiss her, and others easily get annoyed with her unusual personality. However, after finally finding a law firm to hire her she excitedly starts her new job. Through her different cases she learns life lessons she otherwise wouldn't think of before. However, even though she's doing what she always dreamed of the prejudices and hate she received throughout her life continue.
Hello dear reader! I've seen a few articles with the titles, "Could Attorney Woo be The New Squid Games?" Well, considering the viewing ratings I would actually say it is a possibility. I absolutely love this story. This series would probably go to the top ten tier. However, I haven't seen the end and I don't want to jump the gun. I will leave room for error.
I rate my dramas on mainly two categories, storytelling, and direction. Under Storytelling, I take into account not just the acting, but the writing, and music as well. It is usually presented as a percentage. Under the category direction, I consider both editing and direction, editing counts for 2 points while direction counts for 3. It'll be out 5. I call them my sticky notes because that tends to be what I write my thoughts on when I'm watching. You may be surprised dear reader, but as of this moment at 9 episodes in I am giving Extraordinary Attorney Woo a 98% on storytelling and a 5/5 on direction.
Whaaaaaat did I just give a damn near perfect score on a drama? Yes, yes, I did. As of this moment, from what I have seen thus far there isn't much that I don't like. I am loving the relationships that have developed between the main lead and side characters. The progression of the already existing relationships is also a work in progress, but well executed. The storytelling is absolutely beautiful in this drama. The acting from everyone is just spot on. I don't think I've seen a drama this damn near perfect since, Oh My Venus.
Let me just rave about the main actress Park Eun Bin who is doing a bang up job bringing this beautiful, bright, and quirky character to life. I've seen her in other dramas and I knew she could act, but MAN can this woman ACT. I mean, wow, the breath of life she has put into this character is just phenomenal. She has little ticks and mannerisms that she gives to the character that make Young Woo seem very much real. I think the biggest creative decision was in Woo Young Woo's eyes. It seems as if her eyes are slightly larger than regular. If you look at Eun Bin's instagram you'd see that her eyes are naturally large, but as Young Woo they're larger than usual. I love this little added effect of innocence that she put into the character.
I'll say just one more thing before I wrap things up, there is a lot of hate for attorney Kwon Min Woo. While I also dislike his actions, I have to say that I understand where
the character is coming from when he distrusts Young Woo. There is always going to be an antagonist in the story. I just hope the writer sees that there is also a way to bring this character in and see the error of his way. There's room for great character development.
My one complain about this series thus far is the lack of presence form the main male lead. Look, I understand the director is giving us a glimpse of what Young Woo sees and that this is basically her rodeo, but it's such a shame that as an audience we really only see him once or twice an episode and at 5-10 minutes max each. He's done a marvelous job with the screen time he's allowed, but I would like more on his story line. There's just a big question mark above him. Other than he's smart, sweet,
extremely caring, personable, and often volunteers, we know nothing else we know about him. I'm so confused as to why they haven't tried to expand his story more, just a little more at least. His relationship with Young Woo and the one flirtation scene had my heart also going TEUGUN, TEUGUN, TEUGUN. Boy knows how to flirt!
Anyway, that is my take on Extraordinary Woo Young Woo thus far. I love this series. I love the actors, and I love the music. The friendship between Woo Young and Dong GeuRa Mi alone is nothing short of a masterpiece. It is available on Netflix. Give this series a try if you haven't dear reader. I you have, I 'd love to hear your opinions and leave a comment below. Goodbye and until next time my dear reader!