The show also completely dominates a key weekly ranking released by the streaming company.
During the last chart period, including the seven-day period ending July 31, “Extraordinary Lawyer Yu Yingzhen” gained 65.6 million viewing hours worldwide. This makes it the No. 1 non-English-language show on Netflix right now. “Extraordinary Lawyer Yu Yingzhen” will actually be the second highest-grossing drama in the world, after “Weiqin River Season 4”.
Here’s what Netflix has to say about the show in its recap — specifically, about the central character, Woo Young-min. “As someone with an autism spectrum disorder, she faced all kinds of prejudices, but won the support of her colleagues at a top law firm by uncovering details and legal loopholes that others couldn’t see.” As the show As Moon Ji-won, the screenwriter of the show, said: “Once she takes over a case, there will be a turning point that the audience can’t see anywhere else.”
The show has been Netflix’s best performance since it premiered in late June. In fact, “Extraordinary Lawyer Yu Yingzhen” has been at No. 1 or No. 2 on the streamer’s top 10 global non-English programming list for four consecutive weeks.
Park Eun-bin, who played Woo Young-gu, explained her attitude towards the character loved by fans all over the world in an interview with Netflix.
“I focused on her sincere heart,” Park Eun Bin said of playing Woo Young Min. “I didn’t want to limit the character, so I was really open to all possible options when it came to expressing her heart freely. She’s such a dynamic and brave person, and I was able to learn a lot from the role. “
“Very Lawyer Yu Yingzhen” also has a strong international fan base online. As far as BGR knows, these fans are far more die-hard than the typical fans of Netflix’s various Korean productions. And there’s evidence everywhere, including tens of thousands of videos on TikTok that use the “WooYoungWoo Greetings” voice.
More generally, social media has also been flooded with videos of K-pop stars reenacting the show’s greeting and handshake between Woo Young-gu and her best friend Dong Grammy. Members of Seventeen, NCT 127, Aespa, BTS, GOT7 and more all joined the action.