Director Behind “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” Shares Thoughts On Drama’s Success And What To Look Forward To
The director behind “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” gave a word of thanks for all the love the drama has been receiving as of late!
The ENA Wednesday-Thursday drama tells the story of Woo Young Woo (Park Eun Bin), a young lawyer with Asperger’s syndrome who joins a major law firm. Due to her high IQ of 164, impressive memory, and creative thought process, the brilliant Woo Young Woo graduates at the top of her class from the prestigious Seoul National University for both college and law school – but she still finds herself struggling when it comes to social interactions.
Despite the series being on a small cable network, its viewership ratings have been on a steady rise and reached 9.569 percent with its sixth episode. On July 18, director Yoo In Sik expressed his gratitude in an interview while sharing insights on the story to come.
He started off by saying, “I’m taken aback by the overwhelming response we’ve been getting that goes way beyond our expectations. I’m touched and grateful that people are connecting so strongly with this small story we’ve prepared.”
He continued, “I started off thinking that it’d be nice to make a drama that’s like a little garden where people can visit and take a break, but I feel like in an instant, it has turned into a field filled with blooming flowers. I’d like to think that our viewers already had much larger and richer fields in their hearts than we expected.”
He commented on the success of the show, saying, “I think the public already had a thirst for kindhearted stories and stories that capture the sentiment of minorities including individuals on the autism spectrum that was probably much bigger than the prejudice of people who make dramas. This is also something to be happy about.”
Just six episodes in, “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” still has a long way to go. Yoo In Sik also shared what’s coming up, saying, “Young Woo still has many missions ahead of her. In the process of resolving them, she will face an existence that is like a large mountain to her. She will also experience the joys and sadness of love. However, she will still stumble her way through the problems while pursuing an answer to the question, ‘What makes a great lawyer?’ on her own. Please encourage Young Woo.”
The director also added some details on what to look forward to, such as “inventive dates Young Woo and Jun Ho (Kang Tae Oh) go on, character development of [Young Woo’s] work family at Hanbada Law Firm, the stories of the past that Young Woo’s father has been keeping under wraps, and the interesting tips that Geurami (Joo Hyun Young) will throw at Young Woo.” Of course, he didn’t forget to mention Woo Young Woo’s favorites – whales! He said, “New whales that haven’t showed up yet will be making surprise appearances here and there, so please greet them warmly!”
Director Yoo In Sik wrapped up the interview by saying, “I’ll be grateful if viewers could love [‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo’] until the end.”
The next episode of “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” will air on July 20 at 9 p.m. KST.
While waiting, watch Park Eun Bin in “Do You Like Brahms?” below: