Park Shin Hye's Sisyphus: The Myth proves that it is more suited to binge watching as ratings continue to drop

Sisyphus: The Myth continues to chug along, throwing in more twists and turns and giving everyone whiplash in the process. The entire show has gone completely off the rails but it’s undeniably an engrossing watch.
Park Shin Hye,Sisyphus: The Myth,Cho Seung Woo Park Shin Hye's Sisyphus: The Myth proves that it is more suited to binge watching as ratings continue to drop
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Sisyphus: The Myth ratings have continued to drop since the premiere and don't seem to stop anytime soon. The Wednesday episode recorded a nationwide average viewership of 4.4 percent which is a big drop from its 4.8 percent average in the previous week's closing episode. Though the latest episode did see a slight rise to 4.6 percent, it is still very low compared to the highest recorded average of 6.7 percent.

Sisyphus: The Myth begins this week with an episode of flashbacks that shed more light on Han Tae San and Han Tae Sul’s background. The idea of shifting through different doors and seeing glimpses of the past isn’t a wholly original idea but it is executed pretty effectively here. It also sets up an intriguing second half to come as this chapter essentially serves as a bridge between the first and second parts.

One very obvious fact is the completely skewed nature of the timeline. The show requires you to suspend quite a bit of disbelief and logic to enjoy it fully. The post-apocalyptic scenes though, are absolutely gorgeous and seeing this ravaged world really does give off an eerie feeling. It was also great to see Han Tae Sul’s bodyguard still alive in episode 12, and the show at least goes some way to explain some of the niggling little plot holes. We’ve got some new paintings, a couple of clues surrounding Sigma and a tantalizing cliffhanger hanging over this one ready for next week.

We figured that the best way to describe the drama is the opening scene of episode 12 - Han Tae Sul tumbling down a hill and finding himself in an abandoned building. This series is more suited for a binge-watch rather than the agonising wait for weekly episodes. The gap between episodes makes you think more on the plotline and that seems to be the problem.

 

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Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Season 2 Please!!!

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

I like unpredictable endings. It leaves room for discussion. I will miss this series. Great job, everyone! Season 2 Please!

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

this is is the best scifi drama for me of 2021..u cannot predict whats gonna happen next,whatever happens..i will support this drama till the end..and the chemistry of the two leadsnis undefeated!

Anonymous 1 month ago

Amazing amazing amazing .... love everything in this drama

Anonymous 1 month ago

One of the best work i ve ever seen in my whole life ... so interesting, so passionate , so strange, unexpected at all and this what is nice about it you can't predict even 1 minute ahead. This kind of work is a real art i m really wondering why Korean people not supporting it. YOU SHOULD BE PROUD OF IT . proud that such a drama is a korean one ... well done

Anonymous 1 month ago

i think sisyphus is no. 1 in netflix korea..maybe they prefer to watch on netflix

Anonymous 1 month ago

This is one of the best drama I've watched so far. It has such an interesting plot. It kept me hooked throughout. The actors are brilliant! We need more shows like this.

Anonymous 1 month ago

I started watching it and kinda got disappointment because of the story plot and did not like the whole putting a love triangle going on. Please K-drama stop with the second lead syndrome.

Anonymous 1 month ago

I think people were missing out with this one of a kind drama !!!’it’s their loss not ours !!!