I didn’t know that upcoming jTBC sci-fi action drama Sisyphus: The Myth was to commemorate the network’s 10th anniversary. Clearly it’s a tentpole production with top stars Jo Seung Woo and Park Shin Hye, and from the teasers looks like money was put to use with the action scenes and special effects. With that said the niggling worry with K-dramas going sci-fi is the track record of it all going to pot – Memories of Alhambra was like the spinning top in Inception that kept writing itself tighter and tighter into a hole while Alice had a good start but clearly no clue for how to end it so the second half was just nonsensical filler. Sisyphus has a good network behind it and I don’t see a whiff of shoehorned romance so the teasers give me optimism, but the whole maybe lizard people angle and “I save you, you save the world” is so done before, with that said I’m still excited because goodness 2021 needs to start with whole vats of hopeful energy starting with K-drama positivity!
Second teaser for Sisyphus: The Myth: