Extraordinary Attorney Woo

Extraordinary Attorney Woo kdramaSummary: Attorney Woo graduated with top honors but didn’t get hired right away because of her autism. She finally gets into a reputable law firm in the country and is now one of the rookie lawyers who is making a name for herself despite the fact that she is autistic and possesses some traits that could hinder her success.

Extraordinary Attorney Woo Trailer

Genre: Legal, Romantic Comedy
Episodes: 16
Stars: Park Eun Bin as Woo Young Woo
Kang Tae Oh as Lee Jun Ho
Kang Ki Young as Jung Myeong Seok
Ha Yoon Kyung as Choi Su Yeon
Joo Jong Hyuk as Kwon Min Woo



Likes: So many reasons to like this drama! It was highly entertaining with some sense of depth plus, I’ve got to say, artistic presentation. Definitely, one of my favourites this year! So, shall we go through the most important points…

Cute Intro. The intro itself is a treat! I love the scenes, the music, the whale and the editing of that short piece was simply awesome. I normally skip intros if they are not worth the time but this one, I would always watch. It just gave every episode a good and happy start.

Autism World. I know, it doesn’t represent all, but the show gave us an understanding about the word autism and the people affected by it, the autistic and the people around that person. It teaches us to be more emphatic towards them. Attorney Woo was of course exceptionally genius, but she represented hope and acceptance.

Case Stories. I love how well-crafted the stories behind every legal case were. They really made every episode interesting. They were a brilliant addition to the already-captivating romantic story between the leads. If I were to choose, I love the case they took in Jeju. Aside from showcasing the beauty of the island, it became the healing case for everyone, realizing what really matters in life. There was a lot of turning points like for the sick Attorney Jung, who discovered he had stage 3 stomach cancer. Attorney Kwon, the tactician, who had a change of heart. Unfortunately, a break up had happened but overall, it was a good trip and a good case.

The Awesome Cast. Everyone really did a great job!

Park Eun Bin as Woo Young Woo – she was brilliant as Attorney Woo! This lady can take any role and I thought last year’s The King’s Affection was her best, but looking at this drama, I think she topped that performance. She was immersed in this role! The facial expression, mannerism, the walk, the talk were perfectly mastered. Hands down for such a brilliant performance! I would love to see her more in the future!



Kang Tae Oh as Lee Jun Ho – finally, a leading man role for this handsome, charismatic, young man! Watching his past dramas, Kang Tae Oh was always undoubtedly a great actor. Though only taking supporting roles, he would always shine. As Lee Jun Ho, he was so admirable because of his kindness towards Attorney Woo. He would look at her with so much love. Who wouldn’t fall in love with this guy?

Kang Ki Young as Jung Myeong Seok – wow, I think this role will bring Kang Ki Yong to places. He was just awesome as Attorney Jung! I would want him as my mentor too! The passion in working as a lawyer was all written on his face! He looked great in suits too!

Jin Kyung as Tae Su Mi – I’ve got to mention this lady. She was so classy as Tae Su Mi, Attorney Woo’s mum! The way she talked, walked and dressed, just gorgeous! Her entrance to the court made everyone acknowledged her presence, just so much class and power!

Supporting Love Team. The budding romance between Attorney Won and Choi was so cute. These two were fighting like cat and dog from the very start. Slowly, at the end, they were getting closer. I knew it! Jeju island will do that to you, you know? Seen it all in past kdramas!

Attorney Woo’s Amazing Friends. I love how she managed to have great friends! The close friend from high school Dong Geu Ra Mi was a gem! Loud but super funny and he was like a big sister/protector to Attorney Woo. And my gosh, that viral “Woo to the Young to the Woo” replied by “Dong to the Geu to the Ra Mi”, was just amazing!

The other friend is Attorney Choi Su Yeon, from university who was always there for Attorney Woo. For her, Attorney Choi is “Spring Sunshine Su Yeon”! So sweet!



Quotable Quotes. They’re mostly by our dear Attorney Woo…

“If I were a whale, would my mum not have abandoned me?” – after she was talking about mommy whales never abandoning their babies during a hunt (heartbreaking 😢).

“You keep on popping in my head even if you’re not a whale.” – Attorney Woo to Jun Ho during her confession

“What you see isn’t everything. Don’t be blinded by what you can see. Keep in mind the essence of what lies beyond that.” – Abbot of Jeju temple

“I’m like a narwhal in a pod of Belugas. I live in a unfamiliar ocean with unfamiliar belugas. Because everyone’s different from me, it’s not easy to adjust, and there are lots of whales that hate me too. But it’s okay, because this is my life. Though my life is unusual and peculiar, it’s valuable and beautiful.” – Attorney Woo to her mum Tae Su Mi

The Ending. I really love the ending! They could have not done it any better. The last case with Attorney Woo’s half brother involved was the perfect wrapping up to her story. There was definitely reconciliation but never in a cheesy way. It was all well done! Such an awesome ending!

My Rating: 9 stars! (10 as highest)


Doom at your Service

doom at your serviceSummary: Tak Dong Kyung lives an ordinary life until she realizes that she is dying. She only has 3 months to live. She meets Myul Mang, doom incarnate, and ends up agreeing to a 100-day contract with him.

Trailer: Doom at your Service

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Supernatural
Episodes: 16
Stars: Park Bo Young as Tak Dong Kyung
Seo In Gook as Myul Mang / Kim Sa Ram
Lee Soo Hyuk as Cha Joo Ik
Kang Tae Oh as Lee Hyun Kyu
Shin Do Hyun as Na Ji Na




Likes: I love supernatural being and this one gives me a “Meet Joe Black” vibe! So totally! Why do they have to look so hot? Brad Pitt, Gong Yoo, Lee Dong Wook and now, Seo in Gook! I knew it, it was something I needed to watch no matter how lacking the script was.

The Story. The idea was awesome although I thought it was poorly executed. (I’ll leave the negative one later for the dislike part.) Doom roaming around doing his job (basically being doom), through an unfortunate event meets our heroine, Tak Dong Kyung, who just received the bad news that she’s dying. Her dying wish to end the world summoned Doom to her doorstep. But wait, she actually didn’t mean that wish. Too late, Doom was there to claim what was supposed to be claimed, and she was left with no choice but surrender. Good thing, it was Doom’s birthday that day and he gave her one wish. Of course she wished not to die but if Doom couldn’t claim her soul, the person she loved most would die on her stead. So she came up with an idea of turning Doom to be the person she loves most! Smart eh? Told ya, it’s Meet Joe Black!

The Leads. Love Park Bo Young. I always watch her dramas but Seo In Gook, I think I watched one drama where he was second lead and I didn’t really warm up to him. Glad, I gave him another chance. I was totally smitten by him as Doom!

Park Bo Young as Tak Dong Kyung – She was so cute and funny here. I love the character and the character name. It’s something you remember for a long time. She also looked gorgeous with her outfits. Love her long hair too. Her teasing personality was quite fun.

Seo In Gook as Myul Mang / Kim Sa Ram – He actually really looked handsome. I love that mole under one of his eyes! I think it makes him more gorgeous. He was cute before but I think he looked much better now that he’s older. His mysterious character Myul Mang must be the icing on the cake. I loved his expressionless looks, so cold, so sexy lol! And I shouldn’t forget, his grayish hair color. It really looked good on him! Thus, he just made it to my list of watchable male leads!



The Chemistry. Park Bo Young and Seo In Gook definitely have an awesome chemistry. I love the kiss in the rain, the almost kiss on the beach, the walk through cherry blossoms, the sunset talk and the wishing-upon-the-stars night. These two make me fall in love!

Second Love Team. It was a completely different story which sometimes too distracting to the main, but nevertheless, a nice and sweet addition.

The House Set. Tak Dong Kyung’s house reflected her personality and so does Myul Mang’s. Having them both combined was awesome. How do you feel coming home to your cute, cozy place with an extension to your boyfriend’s impressive mansion’s living room? Of course with your gorgeous boyfriend in it?

The Mystery of the Butterfly.  The deity’s intention was so puzzling. She came at first as someone annoying, meddling with everyone’s life. However, I like how the butterfly story turned out to be.

Favourite Quotes:

“False hope is still hope. Fake love is still love.”

“What is frightening is not living to the fullest.”

“The reduction of the universe to one person, and the expansion of one person to a deity. That is love.”

Addicting OST. As the drama ended, I only not miss the characters but also its moving and addicting tracks. Here’s Doom at Your Service OST!

Ending. Getting a happy ending from something that would seem end disastrously is a huge treat. I also got my epilogue bonus!



Dislikes: As what I mentioned above, it was quite a good story but poorly executed. It was lacking explanations. I would have rather have one storyline (Tak Dong Kyung and Doom) to give more details on how everything come into place than switching back and forth between the main and the second loveteam’s storylines. It was so lacking, it didn’t justify the love that broke realms.

I don’t know why Doom was always wearing something too big for himself. Was it supposed to be a fashion statement? I love Tak Dong Kyung’s outfit, they suit her so well, but Doom’s, nah! His winter coats are too big! The only outfit I like on him was the doctor’s gown!

And why were they suddenly in Jeju? Just like that?

My Rating: 8 stars! (10 as highest)

The Tale of Nokdu

tales of nokdu kdramaSummary: Nokdu runs after a female assassin who almost killed his father and brother at their home in the island they used to live. He arrives in Hanyang and bumps into Dong Joo who is dressed up as a man and tries to assassinate the king. Nokdu, to pursue the assassin who tried to kill his family, dresses up as a woman and enters a Gisaeng house where he has to share room with one of the trainee Gisaengs, who happens to be Dong Joo.

Trailer: The Tale of Nokdu

Genre: Period, Romantic Comedy, Gender Bender
Episodes: 32
Stars: Jang Dong Yoon as Jun Nok Du
Kim So Hyun as Dong Dong Joo
Kang Tae Oh as Cha Yul Moo
Song Gun Hee as Jun Hwang Tae



Likes: Jang Dong Yoon has to be my very top reason to like this drama. He so nailed Nokdu’s character who has to dress up as a woman and blend with the beautiful gisaengs and widows! Very pretty face, even prettier than Kim So Hyun (no offence to her fans)! Much more, his voice could pass for a woman’s! He was so beautiful in Hanbok even with very less makeup! Impressively, he didn’t have to try hard to look like a lady, he was naturally graceful. And doesn’t he look like Kim Soo Hyun from You Who Came from the Stars? Another plus point!

Another impressive cast that caught my attention was Kang Tae Oh. I’d seen him before in another drama and I thought he had a great potential. He proved it again here. No over-acting, he was naturally good. His facial expressions were just right. In his character as the grand prince, Cha Yul Moo, he was shifting between cunning and ambitious, and sincere and charismatic. Brilliant acting!

Kim So Hyun wasn’t that bad. Although she was lacking the umph as the desirable leading lady, she’s still a great talent. I would have wished her to look more lady-like like in Goblin.

Ah that little girl who has a very impressive country accent, I loved her talk! I didn’t want her to stop talking! She was very funny. And it wasn’t just the talking, she was actually really good in acting, with impressive facial expressions.

Some great scenes in the drama and that includes the saving of Dong Joo when he almost got killed in the raid of the widow village. I also liked the drunken master scene (reminds me of Jackie Chan). The fight scene of Nokdu and Cha Yul Moo at the bamboo forest. The swing moments! The picking of persimmons moment! The field of flowers!



I love the stunning and colourful costumes! The Hanboks were all so beautiful and everyone looked good in them.

Lastly, I got my epilogue and all the cheese that came with it :-)!

Dislikes: Everything looked overly perfect as if in a set.

Chemistry wasn’t the best.

The fighting part in the last episode became ridiculous with lots of interruptions and talking. Just too much talking!

My Rating: 7.5 stars! (10 as highest)