Parents' Guide to

Extraordinary Attorney Woo

By Polly Conway, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Charming Korean drama about lawyer with autism.

TV Netflix Drama 2022
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 13+

thought-provoking series suitable for teenagers

Initial few episodes were suitable for elementary kids. Then it started getting into topics like suicide and sexual assault. In one episode, Woo defends a man accused of assaulting an intellectually-disabled lady with liberal discussions about sexual assault and intercourse.

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age 11+


I think that this is fine for what i have watched with my 11 +10 year old ( Episode 1+2) The only thing that i thought was ''bad'' was that a woman in her Seventies Killed her husband with a metal iron. my 11 year old liked the fact that the main character was autistic :]

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Great messages
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1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (6 ):

This charming Korean series is a great introduction to the courtroom drama for teens and tweens. Extraordinary Attorney Woo brings to life an inner world we don't see very often on-screen. The portrayal of Young-woo's autism does start out broad and cliched, to the point that some viewers may find it stereotypical. But as the show goes on, it becomes considerably more nuanced, and we see Young-woo as a well-rounded and lovable character who's finding her way in a sometimes harsh world. Beyond these issues of representation, the series holds its own as a very entertaining courtroom procedural with lots of twists and turns. Much like Sherlock's "mind palace," the world of whales often helps Young-woo solve cases and process ideas.

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