7 shows like Extraordinary Attorney Woo on Netflix

Extraordinary Attorney Woo follows the titular lawyer, a woman on the autism spectrum, taking on the many challenges that the courtroom and her life outside it proffer.

Extraordinary Attorney Woo follows the titular newbie at the Hanbada law firm, proving her talents and skills as a lawyer while tackling challenges that her professional and personal life bring her. Woo Young-Woo, an autistic woman who wields a photographic memory, also sports a demeanor that many find odd and awkward. Over time, however, Young-Woo manages to not only excel professionally but also find the company of many loved ones who care for her and acknowledge her as an intelligent and competent lawyer.

Here are 7 other Netflix shows like Extraordinary Attorney Woo that deal with similar heartfelt themes and inspiring stories:

New Amsterdam

Cast: Ryan Aggold, Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery, Jocko Sims, Tyler Labine, Anupam Kher

Dr. Max Goodwin becomes the Medical Director at America’s oldest hospital, with its antiquated facilities and functions posing a problematic challenge for the proper care and treatment of the patients.

As soon as he assumes his position at the hospital, Goodwin begins his efforts at reforming the system, bending and breaking a few rules in order to achieve it.

Carrying a charm and brilliance out of the ordinary, Dr. Goodwin shares a couple of similarities with Woo Young-Woo of Extraordinary Attorney Woo.

Good Doctor

Cast: Joo Won, Choi Ro-Woon, Moon Chae-Won, Joo Sang-Wook, Kim Min-Seo

Good Doctor follows Park Si-On, a savant who’s on the autistic spectrum. Carrying an extraordinary photographic memory and spatial awareness, he enters the world of pediatric surgery. However, during the six months within which he must prove his talents, Si-On is put on quite a number of trials and tribulations as his divergent demeanor perturbs others.

Meanwhile, he also falls in love with fellow surgeon Yoon-Seo, which only makes matters more complex for him. While autism is the immediate marker of similarity that Good Doctor shares with Extraordinary Attorney Woo, there are also similar conflicts and challenges that the protagonists of the two shows have to contend with while working in an institution.

The Good Doctor

Cast: Freddie Highmore, Nicholas Gonzalez, Antonia Thomas, Chuku Modu, Beau Garrett, Irene Keng, Hill Harper

A young savant surgeon, Shaun arrives at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital, after having grown up with a troubled childhood in Wyoming. Being on the spectrum gives birth to several social challenges for Shaun, who has to prove himself by saving patients by using his skills and talents.

While it’s a remake of the aforementioned Kdrama, The Good Doctor has more content and a story that proffers its characters more time for development. As for the similarities that it shares with Extraordinary Attorney Woo, it’s the same ones as the original show it’s based on.


Cast: Song Joong-Ki, Jeon Yeo-Been, Ok Taec-Yeon, Moon Seong-Hyun, Kim Yeo-jin, Kwak Dong-Yeon

Vincenzo follows the titular mafia lawyer who flees from Italy to Seoul when the son of the mafia don who adopted and raised him, wishes to get him killed.

In Seoul, Vincenzo must go against a giant conglomerate and give them a taste of their own medicine while trying to reclaim his hidden fortunes and also falling in love along the way.

Apart from the judicial aspects, Vincenzo also features a fearless lawyer who’s not shy from giving it back to the big corporates — a mission of his that puts a couple of social issues to the front that is also present in and tackled by Extraordinary Attorney Woo.

Black Dog: Being A Teacher

Cast: Seo Hyun-jin, Ra Mi-ran, Ha Jun

Go Ha-Neul enters the world of cutthroat education when she becomes a temporary teacher at a private school. While the struggles that her position brings are plenty, Na-Heul is helped by the school’s career counseling head and a Korean language teacher.

With the support of her friends, she must contend with the struggles and challenges that be while trying her best to solve her students’ quandaries.

Itaewon Class

Cast: Park Seo-joon, Kim Da-mi, Yoo Jae-myung, Kwon Nara

When an accident kills his father, Park Sae-Ro-Yi seeks revenge against the Jangga Group founder, Jang Dae-hee’s son, Jang Geun-Won. However, trying to kill him lands Park in jail. When he gets out of prison, he opens a Danbam in Itaewon, with his passion for revenge against Jangga Group bubbling just as fiercely as before.

However, to manage his business, something that he knows nothing about, he meets Jo Yi-Seo, who becomes Danbam’s manager, as well as Sae-Ro-Yi’s love interest.

While there may not be any immediate similarities that Itaewon shares with Extraordinary Attorney Woo, the way both of them deal with several social issues fall in the same vein.


Melancholia kdrama
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Cast: Im Soo-Jung, Lee Do-hyun

Ji Yoon-Soo teaches maths at a prestigious private school. Passionate about teaching and helping students, she starts taking interest in Baek Syeung-Yoo, a quiet but intelligent student. However, their interactions are molded into a defamatory sexual scandal that spreads throughout the institution, leading to Yoon-Soo getting fired.

Four years later, the two reunite and band together to go against the school and expose its corrupt machinations.

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