K-Drama Extraordinary Attorney Woo is winning.
New TV Station, ENA‘s first-ever K-Drama is turning out to be one of 2022’s biggest hits.
Despite the show’s modest ratings, in the beginning, ratings had quintupled by the drama’s fourth episode!
The fourth episode’s 5.2% viewership rating would be good for any station but is particularly impressive as ENA is a brand-new channel.
Considering the show is also available on Netflix and prominent streaming site Wavve, it seems all of Korea is falling in love with the drama about Woo Young Woo, a lawyer who is on the Autism Spectrum.
Then on July 10, a post on Korea’s largest online community alleged that SBS had passed on the drama!
The people who should be heartbroken over Woo Young Woo’s success.
— Title of post
The post, which has been viewed over 270K times, as of writing this article, uploaded a casting call for a child actor for the show.
The casting call states the drama was looking to cast a child actor between the age of 9-13.
- Film Dates: One day between March 19-20, TBD
- Location: TBD
- Casting criteria: 9-13-year-old boy or girl
- Child actors who meet the criteria please leave your name, age, height, weight, and location below.
Netizens were surprised to see that the casting call states SBS’s Extraordinary Attorney Woo was looking to cast.
SBS’s Extraordinary Attorney Woo is casting a child actor.
— Casting call
If this is true, it would be another major miss by the TV broadcasting network, famous for passing on global K-Drama hits Descendants Of The Sun, Mister Sunshine, and Goblin: The Lonely And Great God.
To add insult to injury, netizens celebrated the fact that SBS didn’t produce Extraordinary Attorney Woo, stating the network would have made some major changes.
If any of the three networks (KBS, MBC, SBS) produced the drama, Woo Young Woo would have three life-threatening things happen to her.
Another netizen felt if SBS produced the drama, Woo Young Woo’s eating habits would be completely different due to SBS’s knack for product placements.
If SBS produced the show, Woo Young Woo would have had to eat Subway for lunch and eat chicken for dinner.
A different netizen felt if SBS produced the drama, Woo Young Woo’s father would not have named his Kimbap after her and instead have been a franchisee of one of Korea’s most well-known Kimbap franchises.
Instead of Woo Young Woo Kimbap, the restaurant would be a Teacher Kim product placement.
Other netizens wrote how different the drama would have been had SBS produced it.
- “If SBS produced it, Woo Young Woo would not only be patronized, she would have a mystery behind her birth, a rival female lawyer that is trying to kick her out of the firm, and would have been involved in a political scandal.”
- “If SBS produced it, Woo Young Woo would be kidnapped amid a love-line that isn’t necessary.”
- “If SBS produced it, there would be a Subway next to the law office.”
According to netizens, it’s a good thing SBS passed on the drama. What are your thoughts? Is it a good thing that ENA produced the drama?