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Sisyphus: The Myth

Sisyphus: The Myth

JTBC 2021

An unfathomable incident introduces a genius engineer to dangerous secrets of the world — and to a woman from the future who's come looking for him.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Sisyphus: The Myth

Sisyphus: The Myth - S1E12

#1 - Episode 12


Season 1 - Episode 12

When Seo-hae wakes up, a person she missed is waiting to meet her. A long-forgotten childhood memory returns to Tae-sul.

The episode was rated from 48 votes.

Sisyphus: The Myth - S1E6

#2 - Episode 6


Season 1 - Episode 6

Seo-hae infiltrates Eddy Kim's party with a mission. After a series of distressing events, Tae-sul realizes he cannot trust everyone around him.

The episode was rated from 63 votes.

Sisyphus: The Myth - S1E7

#3 - Episode 7


Season 1 - Episode 7

Seo-hae urges Sun to flee the country, and asks Mr. Park to do her a favor in exchange for an item he's eager to get his hands on.

The episode was rated from 60 votes.

Sisyphus: The Myth - S1E14

#4 - Episode 14


Season 1 - Episode 14

With the war looming on the horizon, everyone must make their choices. When Seo-hae heads to the only place she knows, Tae-sul finds her.

The episode was rated from 45 votes.

Sisyphus: The Myth - S1E8

#5 - Episode 8


Season 1 - Episode 8

Despite Seo-hae's insistence that he lie low, Tae-sul focuses on tracking down an enigmatic figure who seems to be tied to everything.

The episode was rated from 55 votes.

Sisyphus: The Myth - S1E10
#6 - Episode 10
Season 1 - Episode 10

Tae-sul enters enemy quarters to retrieve Seo-hae. Learning she's been put in a dire condition, he turns to a grudging Mr. Park for assistance.

The episode was rated from 52 votes.
Sisyphus: The Myth - S1E9
#7 - Episode 9
Season 1 - Episode 9

At the amusement park with Tae-sul for her birthday, Seo-hae encounters someone unexpected. A familiar threat strikes again.

The episode was rated from 53 votes.
Sisyphus: The Myth - S1E4
#8 - Episode 4
Season 1 - Episode 4

On the run from the enforcement agency, Tae-sul and Seo-hae give in to the time traveler's request that they make a stop at his mother's house.

The episode was rated from 69 votes.
Sisyphus: The Myth - S1E2
#9 - Episode 2
Season 1 - Episode 2

The contents of a mysterious suitcase give Tae-sul more questions than answers. In exchange for lottery numbers, Sun agrees to help Seo-hae.

The episode was rated from 80 votes.
Sisyphus: The Myth - S1E1
#10 - Episode 1
Season 1 - Episode 1

Aboard a falling plane as the clock ticks toward doom, Han Tae-sul puts his famous mind to work for a solution. Gang Seo-hae arrives in the year 2020.

The episode was rated from 93 votes.

Last updated: may 04, 2022



More holes in the story than a fishing net. Don’t bother.


the story is all over the place, both literally and figuratively. the story keeps moving from one timeline to another, and it seems like the characters can teleport wherever. the writing is messy and i have so many questions (like; so why the suitcase? is the han tae-san alive or not?? what about eddie kim (edit: [spoiler]i swear i wrote this before i watched episode 16. now I'm very annoyed because the last 20 minutes was just absurd[/spoiler]) interesting concept but weak writing


Regardless of all the holes in the story and lots of ridiculous fight scenes, overall I still kind of enjoyed it. It was dragged out too long and I took breaks from watching it, as I came bored. The fight scenes were beyond ridiculous, especially at the beginning when about 20 - 30 men tried to storm a tiny flat. Why? :person_shrugging::female_sign: I did like the fact they tried to make it complicated with layers, even although they didn’t pull it off. It was enough for my imagination to take over. Unfortunately for me the ending spoilt it. They should have stopped about 5 mins earlier [spoiler] and let the main female character fade away. However, I did like that they brought Eddie in at this point to show the future still remains, even although there’s a new protagonist. But, practically everything after was ludicrous. How did the starring couple actually make it...the plane scene? I’m completely confused with that. If they met as a result of her growing up, he’d be quite old. After all, she is 9 when he’s an adult. I really don’t understand how they got there. [/spoiler] Despite the faults, it was still fun to watch.


Really enjoyed the beginning but after a while, it felt like the series was just dragging on. It also felt like they kept trying to make twists and turns on the plot and trying to make it super complex but, to me at least, it ended up falling flat. Disappointing, because the acting was great and the premise was actually quite interesting... Not even sure how I would rate this.


> IDIOTS and time-travel don't mesh well So you got lured into the show since you’ve watched Stranger/Secret Forest and fell in love with Cho Seung Woo? Understandable, he is that good, after all. No one will blame you. I added it too, looking at such a promising cast. But you’re still not sure what the plot is about? **Welcome to the MYTH CLUB** PLOT ------ So who or what is Sisyphus? When I hear about Sisyphus, I think about the guy who tried to run away from death but ended up being captured by Zeus for even trying to think he could do that. He ends up basically with this painful task of constantly rolling a boulder uphill. From beginning to the end its all about running (escaping death) ..... Run away from logic and Run away from the bad CGI ....Run away and don't watch this show :wink: . The story is about Han Tae Sul (Cho Seung Woo), a genius engineer like Tony Stark but with mental issues and guilt ridden over his older brother and makes some stupid-stupid decisions in this fantasy (sci-fi) and action drama . Add in an female warrior from future that wants to save the world and idiotic Sigma [spoiler]the first time traveler and childhood friend of Tae Sul and his goons [/spoiler] who insists that future is linear as its a mirror of the past and can never be changed. However, what matters more so than anything in a story like this is the ending - because you can create all kinds of mess and sticky situations, you can twist the world upside down and look as clever as you like - but if you can't end it properly, then it rather undermines the weight of what came before. This story, in my opinion, failed heartily on that front. CAST ----- Cho Seung Woo as Han Tae Sul is a polar opposite to his previous characters like Hwang Shi Mok in Stranger/Secret Forest. He’s so good you will forget he ever played the stoic prosecutor from the TVN hit. He is the only silver lining of this show despite its poorly written character that wants to give a vibe of arrogant genius who makes some dumb emotional decisions Park Shin-hye does a 180* and does some kickass action with her blank face ; I was never fan over her romance dramas anyway as she was never that expressive. The Leads' relationship feels more like comradeship and less like romantic one. If at all it is present, it is not so passionate and intense given their life-threatening circumstances; we can excuse as they were always running for their life. [spoiler] Kim Byung Chul [/spoiler] aka Sigma plays the bad guy really well, utterly psycho, he's a great actor though one I always regret seeing if only because he's going to nail the bad guy every time and make me hate his character . He toys with the main leads mercilessly and the unhinged expressions and whole body language throughout are brilliant. As frustrating as it is to see **The Sigma** exploiting everyone in present and openly declaring the end of the world and people still choose to save their loved ones in present to destroy the future. The Control Bureau and Asia Mart must have the most incompetent marksmen in the universe that SeoHae-TaeSul managed to escape them every time [spoiler] nicely explained in the end as all of it is planned by Sigma but I can't believe he needed to go such elaborate plan to get the blueprints; he could have just stopped Seo-hae from going into the future and Tae-sul would have gladly delivered it to him [/spoiler] All the remaining characters are forgettable and incomplete just exist to help Tae-Sul and Seo Hae run during the chase. VERDICT --------- Sisyphus the Myth starts a sci-fi but finishes as fantasy because of the following problems : **What is the beginning of the time loop. ?** How did all this began that is, the events right before the first loop are hardly explained. I believe that explaining a bootstrap paradox is an unimaginable task. In many ways this is fundamentally a tragedy type of a story - because they're from different times, the main leads either solve the time loop paradox and can never be together, or they stay together but Korea remains destroyed and the time loop persists. I think they could have actually played to that as a strength more, and possibly it is indeed what they were trying to express, but they blew it - in my probably flawed opinion of course. Despite the flaws, there are a couple of appreciable elements like 1. ambitious production; although the initial fights and stunts scenes felt amateurish in CGI the events of the future were well produced. The drone chase scene was a personal favorite. 2. Fights scenes were really good, especially the last fight of future timeline and despite the ever looming question of "save the world", the intermittent scenes of future events were very imaginative. 3. Badass FL and Genius ML both bring something unique to the plot (run chase) and i liked their interactions. 4. The "Act of Kindness" (without letting the spoiler out), that was the best moment in the entire drama and gave the best "glimmer of hope", an essential feature of the Sci-Fi genre. Was a great beginning and felt like first they had the potential to explain a time loop in Kdrama perfectly with science and without fantasy but falls flat in the middle and was a painful experience to finish it. It's worth a watch for the action, it's worth a watch for the cast, but expect things to make you go "wait, what?" and just pat yourself on the head and say "its ok, just... ignore it and enjoy everything else".


summing up the whole series:good visual effects,fight scenes & soundtrack with very very bad writing..


WOW! Incredible series! I see some here are complaining about the writing - I assert they should probably be complaining about the translation instead. Others are complaining here about the many plot holes - I'm not sure they quite understood the show and the plot. Normally I am against jumping back and forth in time. However, this show made it work quite well. The show also included multiple timelines or a changing timeline. Which just makes one's brain hurt if you think about it too hard. I do have to say that even I was a little confused about [spoiler] the ending where Tae-sul and Seo-hae are on the plane - but I attributed it to an alternate timeline [/spoiler], but we may not know for sure about that until a possible season 2? How I rate: 1-3 :heart: = seriously! don't waste your time 4-6 :heart: = you may or may not enjoy this 7-8 :heart: = I expect you will like this too 9-10 :heart: = movies and TV shows I really love!


I actually quite like it. While far from perfect, it's refreshing to experience Korean movie makers that actually put some heart into their work, compared with the current western productions (great visuals, but storywise just lousy reboots and retcons). The repetition of names gets rather annoying. If you'd make this a drinking game, let's say take a small sip of beer every time you hear the name "Han Tae-Sul"... you'd be totally wasted before even seeing half an episode.


I felt the story was all over the place. It has a nice theme and if worked on more could lead to a good story line. The actor and actress are very well knows and good however the story needs a better guidance

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