I was beginning to despair that Hyde, Jekyll, Me couldn’t or wouldn’t deliver anything with a smidge of pizzaz before the actual drama premiered. Forget my optimism that the actual drama will be interesting on Hyun Bin and Han Ji Min‘s involvement alone, I still want to be swept away by the promos and gushing over the sneak peek visuals. SBS dropped a first weaksauce romance-oriented drama poster that felt all pink and bland but the second main cast poster more than makes up for it. The nerd in me loves the comic book panels effect!
Quite a few K-productions in recent years have landed in hot water for copying, whether unintentionally or full scale appropriating, Western entertainment materials. This time the comic book stylings are not only openly done, there’s also an element of open source use here since that very concept has been applied all over the world in various incarnations. The sound effect block letters are a cute as is the inclusion of second leads Sung Joon (finally!) and Hyeri. Keep bringing more of this flavor goodies, SBS!