Premiere week continues in K-ent and this Wednesday saw the arrival of new cable network jTBC 10th anniversary Wed-Thurs time slot drama Sisyphus: The Myth. Like its ostentatious sounding title would presume, the drama is a large scale sci-fi action thriller with Jo Seung Woo as a genius engineer scientist and Park Shin Hye as maybe a survivor from an apocalyptic future back to make things right/better. The first episode got impressive ratings of 5.608% which makes it the second highest debut for any jTBC drama after The World of the Married. I watched the first episode riveted, like a good sci-fi yarn it lays groundwork and teases with still many unknowns, so be patient as much remains unclear. I am still wary because there have been plenty of thriller dramas with great beginnings such as Alice and Vagabond and Memories of Alhambra which all collapsed in the end like an ill-prepped souffle. Coming up with an interesting what-if sci-fi premise isn’t hard as the countless fan-fiction and bad sci-fi novels show us, it’s always in the execution and ending. Keeping my faith once again for Sisyphus and hopeful that this drama isn’t even teasing any romantic love line so at least it has a better chance of just sticking with the serious stuff and making it make sense.