“My life is extraordinary and eccentric, but it’s valuable and beautiful.” (Woo Young-woo)
At the last moment, Young-woo smiled brightly. A scene showing her spiritual growth as she suffered from interpersonal problems. ENA’s “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” had such a beautiful happy ending.
ENA’s “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” ended with its own best performance. Episode 16 of “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”, which aired on August 18th, recorded a rating of 17.5% based on the ratings research company Nielsen Korea.
In the last episode, everything was settled. Young-woo persuaded her biological mother Tae Soo-mi (Jin Kyung) to take her half-brother Choi Sang-hyeon (Choi Hyun-jin) to court. It turned out that Choi Sang-hyeon was a genius hacker who hacked into the large shopping mall Raon.
Soo-mi watched her son confess in court without saying a word. She then withdrew her candidacy for justice minister in front of reporters. Regarding this, Han Seon-young (Baek Ji-won) stopped exposing her illegitimate child, saying, “I’ll let you go this time.”
Young-woo rejected the Boston job offer. Instead, she became a full-time lawyer at Hanbada after successfully completing her internship. Next to her were mentor Jung Myung-seok (Kang Ki-young) and “Spring Sunshine” Choi Soo-yeon (Ha Yoon-kyung).
“Master of trickery” Kwon Min-woo (Joo Jong-hyuk) also became a “different person“. He showed a change at Soo-yeon’s words “Can’t you be silly sometimes? I like that kind of man“. Min-woo became a (real) colleague of Young-woo.
The love line ended happily. Young-woo accepted Lee Joon-ho’s (Kang Tae-oh) heart again. When Joon-ho compared his relationship with Young-woo to that of a butler and a cat, Young-woo said, “Cats like butlers, too. Let’s not break up.”
“Extraordinary Attorney Woo” was called a miracle drama. It set the record for the highest ratings in ENA history. It recorded a nationwide viewership rating of 0.9% in the first broadcast then gradually captivated South Korea by word of mouth. The ratings rose vertically in each episode, rising to 17.5% in the final episode.
This is an example of a good drama. It featured a genius lawyer with autism spectrum disorder as the main character. It aroused interest in autism and had a great influence on the change of perceptions.
Of course, the drama received mixed opinions. It was highly praised for raising positive perceptions about autistic people. However, some pointed out that the positive response could be another prejudice.
Nevertheless, the common acclaim is that it turned people’s indifference into (warm) interest. It is the good influence brought about by a well-made drama.
The main actors’ acting skills were also a hot topic. Park Eun-bin’s autism spectrum disorder acting was lovely. Kang Tae-oh’s melodramatic acting was also delicate. It is even called the rediscovery of Kang Tae-oh.
Kang Ki-young was nicknamed “sub-dad” for his improvised ad-libs in every episode. Joo Hyun-young (as Dong Geu-ra-mi)’s pleasant acting was a highlight. Jin Kyung’s charisma, which decorated the final episode, was also impressive.
The work that will succeed “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” is “Good Job”, a heroic investigative drama starring Jung Il-woo and Kwon Yu-ri. Jung Il-woo plays a super-chaebol detective while Kwon Yu-ri takes on the role of a person with super vision. “Good Job” will premiere on August 24th.