The two multiple personality K-dramas going head-to-head to start off 2015 won’t be premiering at the same time. Kill Me Heal Me will arrive on MBC on January 7th while SBS airs Hyde, Jekyll, Me (official drama title) two weeks later on January 21st. Leaving the gate earlier doesn’t guarantee KMHM ratings success, but if it does hook the audience then HJM will have a steeper climb to catch up is all. I was a bit unimpressed with the first still from the production showing Han Ji Min pulling Hyun Bin behind her at the amusement park he runs. I know he’s supposed to be the cold Jekyll chaebol president but couldn’t his hair have been less odious?
Hyun Bin still looks like a sight for sore eyes even with the flat top head, four years away from the small screen since Secret Garden is much too long. His passing on KMHM for this drama made the news a few months back but now that I’ve seen both drama previews, it feels like like a decision made on quality and more based on completely different vibes. HJM looks like a typical K-drama rom-com with the cold rich president and the in-your-face plucky heroine bickering over a conflict that brings them together. Sure there is the alternate personality nice guy Hyde that muddles up the romance but the mood really remind brings back a familiar vibe.
Sneak peek at Hyde, Jekyll, Me: