Top-Notch Acting & Touching Stories: What To Watch If You Love “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have probably heard of the hit series “Extraordinary Attorney Woo.” Starring Park Eun Bin, Kang Tae Oh, and an incredible supporting cast, the series takes viewers on a feel-good rollercoaster of emotions that will have you crying and laughing all in one episode. If you’re hungry for some more K-dramas that are similar to the series, here are a few more to add to your watch list!
1. “Move To Heaven”
Lee Je Hoon stars as Jo Sang Gu, an underground fighter who is also an orphan. He commits a crime and gets out of jail to realize that his older brother has passed away, leaving Sang Gu as the sole guardian of his brother’s autistic teenage son. His brother and his brother’s son worked as “trauma cleaners,” cleaning up the belongings of people who have passed away. Sang Gu is opposed to working alongside and becoming the guardian of his nephew Han Geu Ru (Tang Joon Sang), but he agrees anyway.
“Move To Heaven” rings similarities to “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” on various levels. One aspect is that Han Geu Ru is autistic like Woo Young Woo, and the two are able to evoke a lot of emotions with the people they help. “Move To Heaven” is also similar in structure in that it focuses on a story per episode, which keeps viewers engaged and invested in the progression of the episodes. It’s a touching story that enlightens and brings awareness to lots of issues that people may be facing, especially in Korea. It is very healing, much like “Extraordinary Attorney Woo.”
2. “Do You Like Brahms?”
Chae Song Ah (Park Eun Bin) is a university student who works very hard to become a violinist. Unfortunately, there are various obstacles in the way that prevent her from attaining her dreams. She meets Park Joon Young (Kim Min Jae) who is a famous pianist and out of her league, yet he takes a strong liking to Song Ah, and the two engage in a sweet romance.
People really can’t seem to get enough of Park Eun Bin and her incredible portrayal of Woo Young Woo. Park Eun Bin’s incredible streak of K-dramas has left fans continually eager to see which project she takes on next. In one of her more recent K-dramas called “Do You Like Brahms?” Park Eun Bin takes on the role of Chae Song Ah so poignantly, showing the depth of emotions and heartbreak that her character goes through as she finds love and figures out her dreams. Park Eun Bin’s ability to portray such strong chemistry with her counterparts are always so invigorating to watch, and this series is no different.
Check out the first episode here:
3. “Stove League”
Namgoong Min stars as Baek Seung Soo, a new general manager who must do his best to overturn the losing streak that the baseball team Dreams has had to endure for far too long. They are in last place, and Seung Soo is hired to try and improve their team, but he does far more than this. He challenges the higher-ups and pushes them to make decisions in order to create the perfect team that can win a championship. The series also stars Park Eun Bin as Lee Se Young, the operations manager who has devoted her life to the team.
Another Park Eun Bin series that is definitely worth watching is “Stove League.” You get a very different side of Park Eun Bin’s acting that is refreshing to see and fun to watch. The series also managed to win the Daesang at the Baeksang Arts Awards, which critics and viewers were not surprised about as the storyline was unique and the acting was top notch. The duo of Namgoong Min and Park Eun Bin was perfectly executed, and they didn’t even need a love line to sell this chemistry. The story and performance by each of the actors carried the drama, sucking you into their world.
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4. “Run On”
In “Run On,” Im Si Wan plays a former track runner named Ki Sun Kyum who decides to retire as a result of no longer finding happiness in the sport. He meets Oh Mi Joo (Shin Se Kyung), a free-spirited subtitle translator for foreign films. The two are very different, but Sun Kyum takes a strong liking to Mi Joo, and they start to fall in love.
Kang Tae Oh has been in the lead in terms of brand reputation in South Korea, and it’s easy to understand why. He’s been winning over the hearts of basically everyone for his character’s devoted love to Woo Young Woo. One of the most notable and memorable performances from Kang Tae Oh recently was his role as Lee Young Hwa in “Run On.” His chemistry with Sooyoung is nothing short of incredible, and it will forever be remembered as being one of the best second lead love stories in K-drama history. Kang Tae Oh has that charisma and pull to keep viewers intrigued.
Choi Jun Woong (Rowoon) is working hard to try and find a job and finding it difficult. He fatefully ends up in an accident and meets grim reapers Koo Ryeon (Kim Hee Sun) and Im Ryoo Gu (Yun Ji On). They work together to try and help people who are finding life difficult and are contemplating to take their own life.
This series is good for those who appreciate the individual stories like in “Extraordinary Attorney Woo.” Each episode focuses on a specific character and situation that the main cast tries to help them through. One of the reasons why “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” is so heartwarming is seeing all of the people that she is able to help. Similarly, in “Tomorrow,” viewers are greeted with various people who are going through hardships. The team of grim reapers are able to help them figure things out in order to find the will to live again. People will feel drawn to the characters and see them pull through from their struggles.
Hey Soompiers, any other K-dramas to add to the list? Let me know in the comments below!
binahearts is a Soompi writer whose ultimate biases are Song Joong Ki and BIGBANG but has lately been seen obsessing over Hwang In Yeop. Make sure you follow binahearts on Instagram as she journeys through her latest Korean crazes!