Devoid of any narrative context, and frankly there hasn’t been much that has made sense, one of my favorite (if not the favorite) scenes in Hyde, Jekyll, Me so far has got to be the ending scene to episode 10. The moment when Ha Na walks into Seo Jin’s bedroom and he just stares at her. It’s the exact same way Jin Heon stared at Sam Soon, to reference Hyun Bin’s most famous drama. And yes, his most famous drama remains My Name is Kim Sam Soon regardless of how Secret Garden gave him a second Hallyu wind. It’s the look of pure intensity that wrapped in attraction, confusion, appreciation, and resignation. Like he knows she’s the one even if it wasn’t something he wanted to happen, but he’s understands how lucky he is to have found her.
Binnie saves this drama on so many levels, or specifically on three levels if we want to just tally up Seo Jin, Robin, and now Terry. I wish the drama was just reduced to his scenes but obviously that wouldn’t work. Which makes the latest fan produced cross-over with the hit movie Fifty Shades of Grey even more hilarious and hits the spot than the first too short fanmake video, giving us once again a jazzed up version of this drama. This second MV is a full movie length trailer and actually uses the movie dialogue with Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, which leads to two startling conclusions which I’ll get into below. Check it out for supreme laughs and get us few still watching the drama psyched up for next week’s episodes.
The first conclusion is that Dakota and Jamie are awwwwwwful at line readings, dead and flat and unintentionally hilarious on top of the lame dialogue. I haven’t watched the movie and have no intention to, but clearly the critical panning of the two leads I’ve read in movie reviews are warranted. The second is that Hyde, Jekyll, Me is no better with its drama dialogue thus far, so even this lame substitution works to spice up the joint. This drama needs spice, even of the wholly brain dead variety like 50 Shades. I mean, look at Ha Na above! It’s two different kiss scenes but I swear she’s basically a mannequin carted from scene-to-scene for Binnie to act against. Of course there is a part of me cringing when I hear the cheestastic 50 Shades dialogue seeminingly coming from Binnie’s lips, which is when I remind myself that it’s really no worse than the plodding dialogue he actually says in Hyde, Jekyll, Me.
Hyde, Jekyll, Me – Fifty Shades Style: