As suspicions related to the drama setting spread, the production team of the ENA drama “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” eventually took a stance and drew a line on the suspicion.
The production team of “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” said on August 9th, “The 12th episode was also extracted from a case notebook like other episodes,” adding, “It has nothing to do with any certain characters, and please refrain from excessive interpretation and speculation.”
In “Extraordinary Attorney Woo,” which aired earlier on August 4th, Mir Life Insurance, a large insurance company, was shown recommending female employees to retire as they were restructuring their company. At that time, Ryu Jae-sook (Lee Bong-ryeon), a female lawyer, stepped up to defend the fired female employees.
After that episode, suspicions arose online that lawyer Ryu Jae-sook was inspired by former Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon. This is because in 1999, Nonghyup forced the female employees, whose husbands were also in the company, to quit their positions, and the retired female employees decided to file a lawsuit, of which former Seoul Mayor Park is among their three co-attorneys. In addition, after seeing lawyer Ryu read Ahn Do-hyun’s poem “One briquette” in the drama, netizens pointed out that former mayor Park also read the same poem at a briquette delivery volunteer event in 2010.
As suspicions spread, the production team stressed, “Please refrain from speculating.”
“Extraordinary Attorney Woo” is a drama about the survival at a big law firm of Woo Young-woo (Park Eun-bin), a newbie lawyer with a genius brain and autism spectrum. Starting with a rating of 0.9%, the series is enjoying a syndrome-class popularity with a top rating of 15.8%. “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” airs every Wednesday and Thursday at 9 p.m.