Extraordinary Attorney Woo Review 2022 Tv Show Series Cast Crew Online
After an upbeat title sequence of a woman with an affinity to fish meticulously going about her day, the first shot is of a clan of rubber duckies — all are yellow except one. A voiceover explains that all parents will encounter a day where they wonder whether their kid could be special.
A smart autistic young woman Woo Young-woo (Park Eun-bin) arrives at work at a law firm and is met with skepticism that she can carry out her role in defending clients and arguing cases in court. She quickly makes friends with another young lawyer (Kange Tae-oh) who treats her with kindness despite some of her mannerisms, and instills confidence in her to take on a court case that involves an elderly couple from her childhood.
Shows that center on a character with a disability can often feel like they’re walking a tightrope based on how accurate the representation is, and while I’m no expert on autism or neurodiversity, the depiction of it in Extraordinary Attorney Woo seems to be rendered with a lot of love. Woo Young-woo is certainly quirky but she’s also given great merits and shows her capacity to try new things and get out of her comfort zone, which are important traits for a TV show protagonist.
Her world is also filled with nice characters. Hardly anyone is overtly mean to her (save for one colleague who asks her point blank if she’s dumb when she can’t figure out how to exit a revolving door), though her colleagues definitely have some healthy skepticism that is designed to show how much she’s capable of doing when faced with adversity. There’s also a great potential love interest for both Woo Young-woo and her father, which softens the edges of the show as just a law procedural.
I wouldn’t say that the show is groundbreaking by any means, but it’s human. And it’s an enjoyable hour anchored by great performances and an interesting storyline that promises to only expand in new directions over the course of the season.