The second of six episodes Jekyll is a 55 minute per part mini-series that has a storyline which progresses through the six episodes so if you haven't seen the first then don't bother with this. The script by Stepehn Moffat is a modern updating of the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde story set in a modern London, there's no green potions that people drink & there isn't even a character called Jekyll in it. Like part 1 this is an OK time waster, a lot of it is set in a zoo where Jackman as Hyde kills a lion with his bare hands, yeah right. It moves along at a nice enough pace, it's not boring, the story is intriguing enough to retain ones interest, there are a few new twists in the story revealed here & there's a surprise climax here that you may or may not guess depending on how many of these types of things you've seen before. Not a bad effort at all & it's grown on me a bit since part 1, I reckon I'll definitely check the other four episodes out.
Being made-for-British TV this probably didn't have the biggest budget in the world but it looks nice enough & there's a few stylish scenes here & there. Again there's not much horror here & it plays more like a thriller than anything else although there is a decent sequence when he scares the hell out of someone trapped in a flat with no lights. There's a dead lion, there's some blood & Hyde messes some guy up badly & delivers him to hospital in a bag! The production values are good & it's well made. Again like part 1 Michelle Ryan is seriously hot & it's almost worth watching just for her cute little bod!
Jekyll #1.2 is a perfectly acceptable way to pass just under an hour, it's nothing outstandingly brilliant but it's worth a watch just don't expect a faithful telling of the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde story because this ain't it.