Depiction of neurodiverse characters
Netflix : Extraordinary Attorney Woo
A bout of cold and fever, which is a common occurrence during this time of the year, can be quite irritating . But what better way to get some rest than binge watching a hugely popular show on Netflix? That is precisely what I did in the last two days .
Extraordinary Attorney Woo is a Korean drama series where the titular character, who is also the main protagonist, is a brilliant rookie attorney who is on the Autism spectrum . The series begins with Woo graduating from the university as a topper and joining a leading law firm . Her journey from a rookie assigned to an unwilling supervisor to a successful attorney who is able to use her exceptional memory and superior visualisation and logical thinking, while working on her articulation challenges, to win some difficult cases forms the rest of the story .
My biggest concern with shows that deal with disabilities is that they tend to glamourise disability in a way that negates the journey of those with the condition . The good part about the series is that it tells a honest to goodness tale without turning it into a sixteen plus hours of inspirational content. The characters have been sketched really well and the actors have justified their roles .
Besides the titular character, noteworthy mention should also be made of the character of Young Woo’s supervisor, whose journey from a sceptic to an encouraging mentor has been portrayed rather well .
A very good watch, I will rate the show with five stars, for it is one of the most authentic stories about Autism that I have seen done.
This post is a part of “International Day of Disabled Persons” blog hop hosted by Sakshi Varma – Tripleamommy in collaboration with Bookosmia. #IDPD2022Bloghop.
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