The first season of The Sandman, the Netflix adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s iconic graphic novel, long considered completely unfilmable, racked up approximately 69.5 million views in the first week of its release on the streaming service’s offering brought hours. As expected, the fantasy epic took first place in the most watched series of the week on Netflix.
However, if you take a closer look at the numbers, the result of another series is even more impressive – and it is also a series that hardly anyone in this country (yet) knows: With more than 67 million hours watched, the fleet-footed Koranic justice series “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” had to compete with “The Sandman”. just barely beaten.
The only thing is: “The Sandman” is in its first week, which is traditionally the time when most viewers tune in. “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”, on the other hand, is already in its sixth (!) week – and is still only a mere two million hours behind the Hollywood competition! Although new episodes of the first season of the series are still being released weekly, that also means that most viewers only watch one episode a week, while “The Sandman” should have gotten a lot of fans right from the start.
This means: The Sandman may have racked up more hours, but Extraordinary Attorney Woo should appeal to a (much) larger global audience! However, this does not (yet) apply to Europe: only in Romania has the series made it into the top 10 of the most watched content.
If you take a closer look at the series, it’s a lot less surprising that “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” goes through the roof – after all, the series promises absolute feel-good entertainment in the footsteps of justice shows spiced with absurdly whimsical elements such as ” Ally McBeal“:
Because she has Asperger’s Syndrome, everyday life isn’t always easy for Woo Young Woo (Park Eun-bin). But the young lawyer is an absolute genius thanks to her high IQ, her unusual memory skills and her creative thinking in the courtroom…
Ten episodes of “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” (in the original Korean with German subtitles) are currently available on Netflix. A new episode is added every Wednesday. The first season will have 16 episodes in total.