A modern day take on the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, where, thanks to his alter ego, a college nerd turns into a real badass. The only Russian TV series that became the official selection of the 2013 Montreux Comedy Festival.
Sasha Zaitsev is a typical college nerd, shy, uncool and secretly in love with the most beautiful girl in school. His life seems dull, lackluster and totally predictable. However, there’s a twist. If he gets kicked in the head, hears a loud sound or gets stunned by a flash of light, he, unbeknownst to everyone around him, turns into a troublemaker and daredevil named Fyodor. Fyodor is a cheeky and self-confident womanizer who enjoys wreaking havoc and doing everything Sasha would never dare do. The biggest problem is that Fyodor’s appearances are totally unexpected and are sure to get Sasha into a world of trouble.
In the 2nd season Sasha will have to find one million rubles in order to convince his girlfriend’s father to let him date her, while in the 3rd season we get to meet Sasha’s father (Gerard Depardieu), who, as it turns out, suffers from the same personality disorder and still has a lot of tricks up his sleeve. In the process of discovering Fyodor and confronting him, Sasha grows up to become a much stronger, confident individual capable of standing up for himself and winning over the girl he loves.