What BTS' Spring Day might mean in the universe of Park Shin Hye's Sisyphus: The Myth

Park Shin Hye's upcoming drama 'Sisyphus: The Myth' releases a touching teaser featuring none other than BTS.
What BTS' Spring Day might mean in the universe of Park Shin Hye's Sisyphus: The Myth
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In a teaser released by JTBC for their 10th-anniversary special drama Sisyphus: The Myth, starring Park Shin Hye and Cho Seung Woo, Park Shin Hye’s character Kang So Hae tunes into BTS’ Spring Day after finding a poster for BTS’ Bring The Soul concert movie. This particular scene is set in Myeongdong, one of South Korea’s busiest and most popular shopping districts. Spring Day is the song that she falls back on in order to restore her faith and hope for the world despite its current condition and the deeper meaning behind the song, as all ARMYs know, is also deeply significant to this situation. With this song as a ray of light in this dark world that Kang Seo Hae finds herself in, she wishes herself a happy birthday. For Kang Seo Hae, this song brings back all the happy memories she has of a past which was significantly brighter than the present as well as the bleak future. It reaffirms the fact that regardless of the condition of the world, Seo Hae is not going to lose her love and laughter.

The production crew further explained that during the script planning stage for Sisyphus: The Myth, they sought permission from BTS to use this song in their drama so as to deliver a universal message of hope as well as set up a preface for the drama whereby audiences can look forward to finding out whether Kang Seo Hae’s own spring day ever comes back to her.

For fans who may not know, Sisyphus: The Myth is a story about how Han Tae Soola genius engineer and the co-founder of Quantum and Time Company stands on the brink of insanity after a terrible tragedy and an elite warrior, Kang Seo Hae who evades time and space alike through an especially dangerous path to save him. Kang Seo Hae comes from a distant future where South Korea is in ruins and is dominated by military cliques. However, she will do whatever she has to, to protect Tae Sool. 

The title of the drama is relevant in this regard because the myth of Sisyphus in philosophy is one of continuous struggle in hopes for redemption but that even through this process, one must assume that Sisyphus is happy. In Greek mythology, Sisyphus is someone who has been condemned to roll a rock all the way up to the top of a mountain, only to have the rock roll right back down to the bottom every time he reaches the peak. As a result, the true punishment for him is an eternity of futile labour. However, according to Camus, the famous philosopher, one must always assume Sisyphus happy because he is aware that he himself and no God or Destiny is the master of his days and thereby, his eternity. 

Similarly, in this drama, Kang Seo Hae charts a dangerous journey from a dystopian future to reach Han Tae Sool. This cannot have been an easy task and it must have taken her an unimaginable number of tries to get to him. However, as we see Kang Seo Hae in this teaser, treading across the barren and ruined city, she finds happiness and hope in the little things, such as finding a BTS Bring The Soul poster and listening to Spring Day. As such, even though Kang Seo Hae may be condemned to an eternity of searching for Tae Sool and eventually trying to make her way back or altering the course of time so as to save her present from where she sets out to find Han Tae Sool, she is content in knowing that she is doing what she must. Despite all the struggle, Sisyphus is happy and so is Kang Seo Hae. 

You can watch the teaser for Sisyphus: The Myth here:

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Anonymous 3 months ago

Where BTS is involved Its my thing to watch...