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“Fake” Woo Young Woos have been popping up on OTT platforms – an obvious ploy to utilize the hype of “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”? 

As the popularity of “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” soared, a hilarious situation unfolds on OTT platforms without the hit K-drama. 

As of July 27th, the ENA drama “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” has recorded its highest viewership rating of 15.8%, gaining phenomenal popularity both in and outside of Korea. As a result, many OTT platforms, despite not having this drama, try to cash in on the Woo Young Woo wave in hilarious manners. 

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The official poster for ENA’s Wednesday-Thursday drama “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” 

On July 28th, a post titled “The current status of Wavve amid the Woo Young Woo sensation” was published on a Korean online forum. 

According to the content of the post, the Korean online video service Wavve, is currening showing something called “Woo Young Woo’s Special”. However, as Wavve did not have the right to “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”, they suggested previous works of cast members in the series instead. 

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The “Woo Young Woo’s Special” corner was introduced on the OTT platform Wavve

In particular, a screenshot of the Wavve mobile app showed a category title “Collection of Woo Young Woo’s appearances”, which include dramas that starred cast members like “The King’s Affection”, “Tale of Nokdu”, “Do You Like Brahms?”, “Hot Stove League”, “Queen For 7 Days”, and many more. 

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The original poster then commented that the situation is both hilarious and sad, calling Wavve’s collection: “The Woo Young Woo’s Special without Woo Young Woo”.

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Netizens’ comment regarding the post 

Netizens who saw the post found it extremely funny, leaving comments like “Everything Woo Young Woo except Woo Young Woo”, “Just how many searched for Woo Young Woo?”, “The Woo Young Woo’s Special corner without Woo Young Woo”, and “The service planner must have been crying in a corner”.

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Domestic OTT platforms TVING, Wavva, Coupang Play, Watcha

In addition, people soon found out that the situation is the same for other OTT platforms as well. 

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The interface of TVING (left) and Watcha (right), which both introduced Woo Young Woo-related watch lists. 

Except for Netflix and seezn, which managed to acquire VOD rights for “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”, other platforms must have been trying to overcome their regrets by introducing other works of Woo Young Woo’s actors and actresses like Park Eun Bin, Kang Ki Young, Kang Tae Oh, and Ha Yoon Kyung. 

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In addition, viewers search for Woo Young Woo on Coupang Play, TVING, Watcha, etc.. related dramas will appear in the search results. Coupang Play even took it to the next level by recommending documentaries about humpback whales – the female lead’s favorite animal in “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”.

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ENA’s Wednesday-Thursday drama “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” depicts the survival story of a new lawyer, Woo Young Woo, who has a genius brain and autism spectrum disorder. The series, which started with ratings as low as 0.9%, has become a sensation with viewership increasing over ten-fold. 

Source: wikitree

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