The highly ambitious Hyde, Jekyll and I has turned out a huge bust for SBS, still waiting for a big domestic ratings hit in the Wed-Thurs time slot a year out from the last hit You From Another Star. Leads Hyun Bin and Han Ji Min got lots of buzz for pairing up to do the drama but the end result was blah for me. Still most of the attention (good and bad) remains focused on Binnie since this is his first drama in four year since Secret Garden and he’s also playing the flashier character as the male lead with dual personalities, and in that way Han Ji Min’s involvement feels both less pressure and less potential for being as memorable.
Even though her Ha Na has completely rubbed me the wrong way in this drama, and I am quite underwhelmed with her acting, I don’t feel inclined to write her off as truly hopeless or terrible. She was adorable in Rooftop Prince with spunk and chemistry aplenty so that’s the drama I’ll choose to keep in my mind whenever I think of her. The latest photos from her early winter picturesque spread in Elle Korea snapped in Switzerland is a great visual reminder of just how pretty Han Ji Min is. I wish the drama would get rid of her red hair, it’s not working along with the wardrobe, time for a makeover for Ha Na along with all those script rewrites.