This week’s Wednesday Five will feature Dramas that Feature Lawyers. I’m a sucker for a good lawyer drama. I love watching court scenes, seeing cases from beginning to end, and piecing everything together right alongside the lawyers in the show. Whether it’s one case throughout an entire season or a different case every episode, I’m here for it all. Here’s a list of my favorite dramas that feature lawyers.
1. SuitsMy Drama List | Netflix
Starring: Jang Dong Gun, Park Hyung Shik, Jin Hee Kyung
I was a huge fan of the American Suits so I enthusiastically jumped into the Korean one. The Korean Suits didn’t let me down either. It was non-stop legal action with characters that I came to love so much. I love me some Park Hyung Shik so seeing him in another drama (there aren’t that many of them right now) and seeing him play the Korean Mike Ross was just *chefs kiss*. He played the part well and gah, this show was so damn good.
2. Juvenile JusticeMy Drama List | Netflix
Starring: Kim Hye Soo, Kim My Yeol, Lee Sung Min
This drama was action-packed and kept me at the edge of my seat with each episode. I binge-watched in a couple of days. The cases were interesting, at the same time that they were hard to get through because some of these kids were pretty wild. I liked Eun Seok and her team was a compelling bunch that I was rooting for from beginning to end. It was hard to read Eun Seok at times but I knew that whatever she went through was something pretty heavy and every decision she made, she didn’t make lightly. She was tough and she was a hard worker and she made this show a fantastic ride.
3. Law SchoolMy Drama List | Netflix
Starring: Kim Myung Min, Kim Bum, Ryu Hye Young
I really liked this show. I saw some folks online say that it dragged and was slow in places but not for me. I loved the class of law school kids and I loved how they were each super different but fleshed-out characters that brought the story they were telling in this show to life. I really came to love them and wanted to be part of their squad as well. My favorite character was Ye Seul and man was her character put through the wringer. She was brave and she was strong and her character and her story stayed with me long after I finished the drama. This was a solid drama that I highly recommend.
4. Suspicious PartnerMy Drama List | Viki
Starring: Ji Chang Wook, Nam Ji Hyun, Choi Tae Joon
It’s been a while since I watched this drama but oh man do I remember how much I loved it. When I first started watching Korean dramas back in 2020, I was a stickler for watching the 16-episode dramas that were plentiful. Watching a drama with more than that didn’t happen until this show. This show has 40 episodes and I watched every single one gleefully. I loved the romance in this one and I loved seeing Ji Wook and Bong Hee in action. They were well matched and made this lawyer show such a good one.
5. Extraordinary Attorney WooMy Drama List | Netflix
Starring: Park Eun Bin, Kang Tae Oh, Kang Ki Young
This is a new show that is still releasing episodes every week. There are only two episodes out so far but oh man, those episodes are good ones. This lawyer, Woo Young Woo, is on the autistic spectrum and she’s smart and she’s interesting and I am absolutely thrilled to be watching this show for the first time. I’m enjoying it a lot and can’t wait for more.