While “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” continues the syndrome with high viewer ratings, the webtoon version was also expected to hit the jackpot. However, it turned out to be quite disappointing.
The ratings of the 9th episode of the ENA channel’s Wednesday-Thursday drama “Extraordinary Attorney Woo“, which aired on the 27th, soared to 15.8% nationwide, 18.1% in the metropolitan area, and hit the peak of 20.0%.
This is a 2.7% gain over the 13.1% recorded in the 8th episode, which aired on the 21st, and it is 15 times greater than the viewership rating of the first episode (0.9%). The drama also took first place across all channels among the key demographic of viewers ages 20 to 49, with whom it scored an average rating of 8.0%.
Following the drama syndrome, “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” continued to hit a jackpot when it started serializing as a webtoon on Naver. The first episode of the webtoon ‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo,’ which was first released at 10 p.m. on Thursday, topped the list of popular webtoons as of the 28th.
The first episode of the webtoon “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” has the content of the first broadcast of the drama. Woo Young-woo, who couldn’t speak until she was 5 years old, talked about the crime of causing injury and then got a job at a law firm for the first time.
In particular, many people responded that they feel like watching the drama because the characters in the webtoon overlap the images of the actors, including Park Eun-bin (as Woo Young-woo), Kang Tae-oh (as Lee Joon-ho), Kang Ki-young (as Jung Myung-seok), Jeon Bae-soo (as Woo Kwang-ho), Ha Yoon-kyung (as Choi Soo-yeon), Joo Jong-hyuk (as Kwon Min-woo) and Baek Ji-won (as Han Sun-young).
“Extraordinary Attorney Woo”, which is proving its presence among famous webtoons, is gaining popularity by topping the list of popular webtoons among female readers in their 10s and 20s. Netizens who read the webtoon responded, “I can feel that the actors act really well”, “I can even hear the actors’ voices”, “Both the drama and webtoon are interesting”, etc.
However, some people are complaining that it is too early to release a webtoon version since the drama has not ended yet, and expressing their regret for several details in the drama that were not portrayed in the webtoon. For example, the details that show Woo Young-woo’s characteristics, such as cannot making eye contact with others, and the bickering scenes were compressed, which reduced the fun of the story. As a result, the score for “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” webtoon fell from 9 points to around 8 points immediately after it was released. Some viewers commented that the webtoon should rather be a spin-off telling about Woo Young-woo’s appearance when she was in law school.
Yoo Il, who is in charge of drawing the webtoon, said, “We’re working really hard on the stories that were not told in the drama and some special episodes. Please look forward to the webtoon”.
Meanwhile, “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” tells about the survival of Woo Young-woo (Park Eun- bin), a rookie attorney who has a genius brain and autism spectrum disorder, at a large law firm. The drama airs every Wednesday and Thursday at 9 p.m on ENA channel.