One of the hottest new K-Dramas around has to be Extraordinary Attorney Woo. From the minute the first episode was released to global audiences, netizens were captured by the heartwarming story that aims to break down prejudices.
Along with the hard-hitting storylines that approach more difficult topics, including prejudices against those with autism and other issues like suicide, it is the chemistry between the two lead characters that have struck a chord with netizens.
Park Eun Bin plays Woo Young Woo, the newest attorney at Hanbada, and is trying to achieve her dream despite prejudice against her for being on the autism spectrum. Yet, another character who captured the hearts of viewers is Lee Jun Ho, played by Kang Tae Oh.
As soon as Woo Young Woo arrives, he becomes her biggest supporter and forms a beautiful friendship, and embraces all of her unique traits.
haven't been able to stop thinking about junho & youngwoo's first meeting. because i almost *expected* him to ask if she'd never used a revolving door before, or wasn't feeling okay. instead he says "the door's confusing, right?"
— Aalia⁷ In The Box🇮🇳ᵖʳᵒ ˢᵉᵒᵏʲⁱⁿ ᵐⁱˢˢᵉʳ (@ambiverthijabi1) July 12, 2022
— s. 🐳 (@krwbin) July 6, 2022
'do you wanna see a whale with me?'
— extraordinary attorney woo (2022) pic.twitter.com/Ni8H9TJpAQ
— 아저씨 🐳 (@daheeverse) July 7, 2022
Well, if their relationship is cute during the series, the behind-the-scenes footage from the filming of the series cements it. In particular, Kang Tae Oh seems to be the perfect gentleman toward Park Eun Bun during filming.
One of the first interactions netizens see between the two characters is when Jun Ho tries to help Woo Young Woo go through a revolving door.
While recording the scene, the duo were trying to get in sync with each other so that they could enter the revolving doors.
As Park Eun Bin started going towards the door, Kang Tae Oh noticed that the timing didn’t seem right and that his co-star might get injured. Rather than allow her to go in, he quickly pulled Park Eun Bin out, adding, “I’m sorry, let’s try again.”
Throughout the next episodes, the friendship blossoms between the two lead characters through their work. In episode two, Woo Young Woo and Jun Ho have to pretend to be an engaged couple to try and find evidence to help one of their cases.
When Woo Young Woo tries on a wedding dress for the first time, netizens swooned at Jun Ho’s reaction as his reaction seemed to showcase pure love.
Although portraying these emotions should be easy for an experienced actor like Kang Tae Oh, the actor proved that he truly wanted to showcase the feelings a groom has when seeing his bride.
While filming, he accidentally saw Park Eun Bin in the wedding dress and remarked, “Ah, I saw her. I didn’t want to look at her.” He seemingly wanted to capture the raw emotions when seeing Park Eun Bin for the first time, but he still couldn’t stop complimenting her.
More recently, one clip has gone viral in Korea from one of the most recent episodes. While trying to figure out how to handle a case, Woo Young Woo falls off a chair and is caught by Jun Ho in the most romantic way ever.
In reality, the situation was even cuter. When Kang Tae Oh fell on Park Eun Bin, the duo’s lanyards got caught and they both started laughing as they started to untangle themselves from each other.
Yet, even when Park Eun Bin started laughing more and tried to turn her gaze away from Kang Tae Oh, the actor maintained eye contact with his co-star, and it was definitely enough to make everyone swoon.
Also, the delicacy and care Kang Tae Oh had when he was trying not to hurt Park Eun Bin are definitely radiating true “gentleman” vibes.
With more and more people falling in love with Extraordinary Attorney Woo, the chemistry between the two lead actors both in the show and behind the scenes will continue to melt everyone’s hearts. Considering how much fun Park Eun Bin and Kang Tae Oh have, it isn’t surprising how successful the show is.