Jekyll: Season 1
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Jekyll (Dbl DVD)
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James Nesbitt is excellent as both Jekyll and Hyde, and the supporting cast are uniformly good as well. As for the production the score is good and the budget apparently a decent one, though there is a frustrating tendency to build up to action sequences that are over in a second. But the action isn't ultimately the point, here. And in every other way, Jekyll is television as its best: engaging, full of ideas and great lines, well acted and produced.
He does a great job here, writing a compelling conspiracy theory/thriller/action romance, with a bit of comedy every now and then. The twist is, unlike most adaptations which assume that the source material never happened, this one DOES. Doctor Jackman IS aware of the similarity between his case and the book by Robert L. Stevenson, but at first dismisses it as coincidence. As the series goes on though, he finds himself drawn more and more into the truth of his condition.
James Nesbitt really shines as both Jackman and Hyde. As Hyde, he can make you laugh at the darkest of lines such as comparing a kill to being 'Like sex. Only there's a winner'.
His grin could give the Cheshire Cat's the creeps, and he can be genuinely terrifying at times. I dare a viewer to see the zoo episode without being disturbed.
But Nesbitt's harder job is making Tom Jackman interesting and likeable. It's one thing to prance around growling and chewing the scenery, it's another to make us actually CARE for the 'goody two shoes' of the pair. Instead of Jackman being a placeholder for Hyde, we see a man who is gradually losing his grip on not only his sanity, but his very existence. When another character tells him that Hyde will kill him in the end, Jackman's 'Then I won't die!' doesn't come across as cheesy or overblown the way a lesser actor would, but tender and heartbreaking.
Good supporting cast on this one too, as well as being easy on the eye. The three best are Peter Symes, Katherine Reimer, and Claire Jackman (played by Denis Lawson, Michelle Ryan, and Gina Bellman).Read more ›
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amazing!this guy should have pickked up some award. . the writing,directing, cast selection. everything is top notch. . only down side , it left us wanting more.Published 5 months ago by bonnie l g cornwell
This is an excellent series that is pretty mind bending. Highly recommend it. Found a new love of James Nesbitt.Published on Jan. 21 2014 by Dookers
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