Netflix press protection tends to dedicate an outsized share of consideration to the streamer’s English-language content material, on the expense of different titles that audiences around the globe are bingeing. And that’s a disgrace, for thus many causes. Not the least of which is as a result of it offers brief shrift to Netflix gems like Extraordinary Attorney Woo — a brand new and heartwarming Korean-language drama constructed round an legal professional on the autism spectrum.
This present can be totally dominating one of many streamer’s key rankings that comes out every week.
For the final chart interval, protecting the 7-day stretch that ended on July 31, Extraordinary Attorney Woo garnered 65.6 million hours considered worldwide. That makes it the #1 non-English present globally on Netflix for the second. If Extraordinary Attorney Woo was eligible for placement on Netflix’s Top 10 English-language TV chart for the week? It would truly be the #2 present globally, simply behind Virgin River Season 4.
Here’s what Netflix says concerning the present in its abstract — notably, concerning the central character, Woo Young-woo. “As someone with autism spectrum disorder, she faces various prejudices but wins over her colleagues at a top law firm by spotting details and legal loopholes that nobody else can see. As the show’s screenwriter Moon Ji-won puts it: ‘Once she takes on a case, it takes a turn that viewers could not have seen before anywhere else.’”
Since its debut on Netflix on the finish of June, the present has been a constant high performer for Netflix. Extraordinary Attorney Woo has, in reality, been both #1 or #2 for 4 consecutive weeks on the streamer’s international Top 10 non-English exhibits chart.
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“I focused on her sincere heart”
Park Eun-bin is the actress who performs Attorney Woo. And she defined her method to this character that’s garnered affection from followers worldwide in an interview with Netflix.
“I focused on her sincere heart,” says Park about taking part in Woo. “I didn’t want to limit this character, so I was really open to all possible options in expressing her heart freely. She is such a spirited and courageous person, and I was able to learn a lot from this character.”
Because of her, this isn’t solely one of many best Netflix originals to fall in love with. Extraordinary Attorney Woo additionally has a strong worldwide fandom on-line. One that, from what I can inform, is far more hardcore than the standard fandom round Netflix’s varied Korean-language titles. And there’s proof all over, together with the tens of 1000’s of movies posted on TikTok utilizing the “WooYoungWoo Greeting” sounds.
More typically, social media has additionally been flooded with movies of Okay-pop stars re-enacting the greeting and handshake between Woo Young-woo and her finest pal, Dong Geurami, from the present. Members of Seventeen, NCT 127, Aespa, BTS, GOT7, and extra have all gotten in on the act.
For me, in the meantime, the present won’t ever surpass Crash Landing on You, Netflix’s best-ever Okay-drama. That one is the Okay-drama, in reality, that each one others ought to be judged by. Nevertheless, Extraordinary Attorney Woo is an unquestionably strong, entertaining TV collection. One that ought to simply enchantment to nearly any fan of the style.