I, too, chuckled at the problems pointed out in episode 1 of Sisyphus: The Myth, from when Seo Hae kept crying to her dad, to her escaping from 20 armed agents by climbing on top of a train (suitcase in tow) and then sitting up there wind blowing of course, to the really stupid in every way plane crash to safe landing. But in setting the world building narrative of this time-travel sci-fi thriller I was okay with giving leeway, but hoo boy does episode 2 just fall off a cliff in WTF-land. I want so much to love this drama wholeheartedly but the writing is sooooo stupid!! I can’t believe genius Tae Sul hasn’t done more in his investigation to connect dots with what his hyung said to him before. Scenes with Seo Hae and the Chinese restaurant boy are like rom-com meet-cute scenes which awkwardly ruin the flow of the tense mood, and for god’s sakes why is she basking in the sun dappled roof for a good 2 minutes shit get running girl!.
Not to mention I cannot imagine how the head of the Entry Control Center and his minions are running around present day South Korea openly with their marked cars with sirens, guns, hazmat suits and blowing shit up without getting into any trouble with the present day authorities, and if they are actual government agents then stop acting so weird and shady and just be assholes straight up. It’s like a really baaaad Men in Black parody except with illegal future travelers to the past rather than actual aliens. I also am not pleased Seo Hae is Tae Sul’s wife, throwing a romantic angle increases the odds of the drama falling apart to try to grasp a happy ending, and also if she’s his wife in the near future how the hell is she still who she is in the farther apocalyptic future and then traveling back to the present. My head hurts from all this nonsense so far but I plan to hang on just to get some answers despite how much this episode was a scramble of my brain. I do think the premise has merit still, if Sisyphus is the central theme then all is futile and nothing anyone does will change anything but right now I just want to smash everyone over the head with a banana.