Park Eun-bin as autistic lawyer Woo Young-woo in Extraordinary Attorney Woo. The hit Netflix show has sparked a serious debate on autism in South Korea. Photo: AFP/Netflix
Park Eun-bin as autistic lawyer Woo Young-woo in Extraordinary Attorney Woo. The hit Netflix show has sparked a serious debate on autism in South Korea. Photo: AFP/Netflix

Extraordinary Attorney Woo sparks autism debate in South Korea – is hit Netflix K-drama starring Park Eun-bin closer to fantasy or reality?

  • Some see the Korean drama series about a lawyer on the autism spectrum, played by Park Eun-bin, as far removed from the reality of living with autism in Korea
  • Others say it has drawn attention to high-functioning autistic people, who often go undiagnosed. ‘I feel I am being erased,’ one woman with mild autism says

Park Eun-bin as autistic lawyer Woo Young-woo in Extraordinary Attorney Woo. The hit Netflix show has sparked a serious debate on autism in South Korea. Photo: AFP/Netflix
Park Eun-bin as autistic lawyer Woo Young-woo in Extraordinary Attorney Woo. The hit Netflix show has sparked a serious debate on autism in South Korea. Photo: AFP/Netflix
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