The upcoming Hyde, Jekyll, Me is bring promoted like the Hyun Bin–Han Ji Min two person show. I’d probably watch the drama even if it was the Hyun Bin one man show, but it’s a bit of waste to have a full cast consisting of other charismatic actors like Sung Joon and Han Sang Jin without showing a peek at anyone else other than the leads. The third preview is out and is the most substantive one to date, running at just over a minute long. Even if it consists only of scenes between Binnie and Ji Min, whether he’s playing cold chaebol Koo Seo Joon or warm alter-ego Robin, it’s still better than anything the drama’s shown so far.
I keep getting Secret Garden vibes and it’s not just because both dramas star Binnie starting out as an arrogant rich jerk. There is the same whimsical romantic aura that permeates in HJM that was all over SG, what with its fantasy soul-swapping premise and the whole The Little Mermaid thematic narrative. This drama being set in an amusement park with a circus also presents the backdrop for lots of enchanting encounters under the big top, on rides ringed with pretty lights, the usual visual swooning accoutrements. I like the chemistry between the leads in this latest preview even if Ji Min is playing her character almost identical to Ha Ji Won‘s SG stunt woman Gil Ra Im. Begs the question whether we really need another Key Lime?
Third preview for Hyde, Jekyll, Me: