Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Jekyll”

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When does an adaptation stop being an adaptation and become something more?

In your search for answers, consider the BBC miniseries Jekyll.

Based on The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, our story starts with Dr. Tom Jackman (James Nesbitt) and his alter ego, Mr. Hyde (James Nesbitt), learning to cope with one another. In only six episodes, we are treated to a perfectly paced story full of excitement and intrigue. The simultaneously symbiotic and deconstructive relationship between Jackman and Hyde is dynamic and electrifying. The interplay against wife Clare (Gina Bellman) is dynamite. While we strive to understand who the real hero is, a shifting mystery rears its head. With a few shocking twists and turns, this adaptation is clearly more than it appears.

Star Wars fans should keep a keen eye out for Wedge Antilles actor, Denis Lawson.

If you have thoughts on this definite must watch, be sure to advise us here at Snippet Studios.

If you would like to see more of Gina Bellman, look for her in another of Ric’s Netflix Picks, Coupling. If James Nesbitt strikes your fancy, check him out in Occupation and Five Minutes of Heaven, both Ric’s Netflix Picks.

Rating:

5.0 out of 5

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