This year was such a successful year for the cast and crew of “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”. The heat of the hit drama has not at all faded even when the Chuseok holiday is near.
The ENA drama “Extraordinary Attorney Woo“, which ended on August 18, tells the story of a newbie lawyer, Woo Young-woo (played by Park Eun-bin), who was a genius with autism spectrum syndrome.
The ratings of the drama were truly overwhelming. It started with a rather low rating of 0.9% (Nielsen Korea, hereinafter, paid household standards) at the time of its first broadcast but gathered explosive responses with differentiated material and a warm story. Thanks to its excellent content and the love of viewers for the character Woo Young-woo, the final episode ended with its highest rating of 17.5%.
The topicality was also remarkable. According to Good Data Corporation, a brand analysis agency, “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” took the top spot of the TV/Series Hot Search Chart for seven consecutive weeks from the second week to the last week of its broadcast.
The “Woo Young-woo syndrome” continues even after the end of the drama with its second season has been confirmed for production. Currently, the original webtoon version is taking the SNS by storm, gathering many positive responses from netizens.
Actors are also rowing in line with popularity. Numerous actors, led by Park Eun-bin, have been busy with their schedules.
First, Park Eun-bin, who played the main character Woo Young-woo, met fans for the first time since her debut. On Sep 3rd, she held her first fan meeting “2022 Park Eun-bin 1st FAN MEETING <Eun-bin Note: Empty Space>” at the Unjeong Green Campus Auditorium of Sungshin Women’s University in Seoul. Currently, after taking a break, she will start reviewing her next work.
Kang Ki-young, Joo Jong-hyuk and Ha Yoon-kyung, who appeared as Woo Young-woo’s co-workers, also continue their passionate moves. Kang Ki-young, who played Woo Young-woo’s mentor lawyer Jung Myung-seok, became a blue chip in the advertising world. Currently, he is receiving various advertising offers such as finance, food, dog supplies and fashion.
Joo Jong-hyuk and Ha Yoon-kyung, who respectively played Kwon Min-woo and Choi Soo-yeon at Woo Young-woo’s law firm, are also greatly loved by fans. Joo Jong-hyuk will take a break then review his next work. Ha Yoon-kyung’s next project has been decided to some extent. She promised to show a healthy-hearted character in her next work.
Kang Tae-oh will have a “militatus” (military + hiatus). He, who has been in his heyday since debut thanks to “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”, will enlist on Sep 20th. After joining the army, he will receive basic military training and serve as an active-duty soldier.