Seo Hyun-Jin plays a successful lawyer who got lost in “Why Her?”
Oh Soo-jae is an exceptional lawyer. She rarely loses a case, even if the people she defends deserve jail time. She will do whatever it takes to protect her clients, with no qualms about making their victims look bad. Its exceptional success rate makes it a valuable commodity for the corrupt elite. On the surface, Soo-jae is cool and collected, but her conscience must need to be dulled as her water bottle is occasionally filled with wine.
Soo-Jae, played by Seo Hyun-jin, has only one dream. It’s about reaching the top and she’s about halfway there, as she’s already set to become the CEO of the TK law firm. However, she overlooked important milestones in her ascent. Determined to stand out in a law firm unkind to women lawyers, especially those with unconventional backgrounds, she didn’t bother to make male allies. She’s not just a ruthless adversary to prosecutors. She also ruthlessly exposes the weaknesses of her fellow lawyers. Thus, when she is unwittingly involved in a scandal, no lawyer in the firm defends her. Choi Tae-kook (Heo Jun-ho), the president of the TK law firm, sends him to teach at a law school.
Soo-jae also proves to be a charismatic teacher, impressing her students and especially the idealistic young Gong Chan, played by Hwang In-yeop. He falls in love with her. Soo-jae was also an idealist, and Gong Chan’s devotion may be just what it takes to rekindle her sense of justice and get her career and life back on track. This tense legal drama has a lot to offer in terms of character development and promising chemistry between the protagonists. His idealism and legal skills could prove to be a winning combination.
Seo, who this year can be seen playing a woman with Alzheimer’s disease in the film Cassiopia, appeared in several popular dramas, including Love temperature, you are my spring and Dr. Romantic. Hwang has appeared in dramas True beauty, the sound of magic and The Tale of Nokdu. Heo appeared in the movie Escape from Mogadishu, as well as dramas Snowdrops, Kingdom and The player.
Why she? also stars Bae In-hyuk, Ji Seung-hyun, Lee Joo-woo, and Kim Sun-hyuk.