On August 17, ASTORY, the production company behind the sensational Extraordinary Attorney Woo confirmed that the K-drama would return for season two sometime in 2024–an exception to the rule that K-dramas don't have multiple seasons and a testament to how well the show is loved by all.
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Topping Netflix’s Global Top 10 Non-English TV chart, Extraordinary Attorney Woo follows Woo Young-woo (played by Park Eun-bin), a rookie but genius lawyer with Asperger's Syndrome at Hanbada Law Firm. While she faces prejudicial treatment at work and in her daily life, she effortlessly cracks cases by focusing on details and legal loopholes that nobody else spots.
Aside from offering a fresh and heartwarming spin to legal dramas, here are five things we loved about the series.
1. Shining a light on autism
Extraordinary Attorney Woo breaks the mould in representing disability in film and television, and offers a glimpse into the life of someone on the autism spectrum. Specifically, through Woo's eyes.
As a viewer, we're able to walk a day in her shoes as she prepares for work (she eats gimbap every single day to maintain a daily routine), wears headphones in the subway to cancel out external stimuli, counts to five on her fingers before entering a room, deals with various people in and outside of the courtroom (especially those who think she's unfit for her job), tries to interact with her colleagues, and manages her meltdowns.
It consistently tries to break down commonly held misconceptions about autistic people with emotional insights that tug at the heartstrings. To add on, every episode ends with an important takeaway, whether it is autism, dementia, LGBT rights or even school pressure.