I Concur: Legal K-Dramas That Raised The Bar With Their Depiction Of Lawyers - Lifestyle Asia

South Korea rests its case with these K-dramas that have set the bar high for television shows focused on law.

Any television show that can humanize lawyers while accurately educating audiences about the legal profession is already a commendable effort. Some take it to the next level by introducing a fresh, bonus perspective to provide quality content with real-world value.

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Here are some of the best K-dramas featuring the lives of lawyers, spanning law school to legal practice. Since baseless opinions hold no merit in court, facts supplement the following choices to support their inclusion.

Extraordinary Attorney Woo

Synopsis: “Brilliant attorney Woo Young-woo tackles challenges in the courtroom and beyond as a newbie at a top law firm and a woman on the autism spectrum.”

This K-drama has received praise for its “respectful” depiction of a protagonist with autism spectrum disorder. “There were no exaggerated or sensationalized scenes,” a fan from the Philippines said. They praised details like Woo wearing headphones in the subway to cancel out external stimuli.

Hyena

Synopsis: “To survive in a dog-eat-dog world, two rival lawyers with high-class clientele tear apart anything that stands in the way of their ambitions.”

The production received applause for its cast’s realistic acting and chemistry, to which it attributed its strong ratings.

Law School

Synopsis: “When a grim incident occurs at their prestigious school, justice through law is put to a test by a tough law professor and his ambitious students.”

Much like real-life law school, this K-drama’s appeal includes its relatable school life, supportive friendships, inspirational fight for justice, and suspense that kept viewers guessing, among other factors.

Lawless Lawyer

Synopsis: “Seeking retribution for his mother’s untimely death, a gangster-turned-lawyer exploits loopholes to bring down those in absolute power.”

This K-drama has caught the public’s attention with its fast-paced storyline, cinematic directing, and strong performances from its cast.

While You Were Sleeping

Synopsis: “Burdened with visions of the future in their dreams, a young woman and two men try to prevent horrible events before they actually happen.”

Korean Internet users singled out this title for Bae Suzy’s visuals. They also observed Lee Jong-suk’s ability to select K-drama projects that eventually become successful hits.

Banner Photo by Netflix via website.

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