I’m guessing that Sung Joon‘s part in Hyde, Jekyll, Me is basically done, despite the drama having another four more episodes left his repetitive revenge arc finally limped to a definitive close. Like all things wrong with this drama, his role was written and executed so wacky it must’ve made for some amusing internal reactions from Sung Joon every time he got the script for a new episode. He made the most of the role in the same way Hyun Bin is earnestly acting his pants off despite nothing making sense, which for me is always an admirable effort no matter how silly the result is for the audience to watch.
To thank Sung Joon for his hard work, and for gamely doing the hypnotizing and the repeated kidnappings week after week, here are the last batch of drama stills showing him in character and on set playing Dr. Yoon Tae Joo, aka angry former bestie Lee Soo Hyun. I couldn’t really buy him as either a doctor or as Seo Jin’s same age best friend, Sung Joon is young in real life and definitely looks way younger in gravitas than Binnie, but when he acts there is intensity and fire in his eyes that smooths over the incongruities enough to sell the package. This role is less wasted than his turn in Gu Family Book so all in all it’s another solid exposure for him. On a side note, I don’t even want to talk about what was shone in the preview for episode 17, other than we need a potato sack to shove Ha Na in before tossing her into a ditch.
Preview for episode 17: