JTBC youth drama Heroes casts Lee Elijah
Hm, how do I feel about this? JTBC’s “youth drama” Heroes, which recently cast FT Island idol Choi Jong-hoon in the lead, has now cast Lee Elijah (Wonderful Season, Basketball) as another lead.
In Heroes, she will play the only character attending university; she’s a computer programming major who, like the typical modern twentysomething, is fixated on attaining the proper “specs” (i.e., resumé builders) in order to secure a good career and future. I do wish we were given more information about the plot since “youth drama” is so vague, but this is all we know for sure.
As for casting: On the one hand, Lee Elijah was pretty cringe-inducing in Basketball, and I found her acting not only inexperienced but sometimes even confusing—as in, I wasn’t even sure what she was intending to convey, never mind how well she conveyed it. But on the other hand, she was tons better in the family drama Wonderful Season, where she played the offbeat, idol-loving elementary-school teacher who romanced Taecyeon. In fact, if I’d seen her in Wonderful Season first I wouldn’t have thought anything of her other than that she seemed like a nice, bubbly rookie; it’s probably too bad that she got cast in a more complicated and ambitious role as her debut.
Heroes is experimenting with a different format for its run, planning to air one episode weekly for a total of 24 episodes. (Oh man who has that kind of patience? And suddenly I wonder how I ever made it through a full season of American television…)
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