This is probably my last Sisphyus: The Myth post, it’s not interesting enough in either good or epically bad ways (anymore) to devote time to parse the happenings. The failure of this drama, as evidence by audience feedback and the dropped ratings, is across the board from awful script to lame directing to underwhelming acting. If the world ended because of many factors then this drama failed for the same collective (lack of) effort. Episode 8 gave us the background of Sigma baddie played by Kim Byung Chul but only in when/how he got to the past (2001) and proceeded to win lotteries and horse races and stock picks to amass a fortune that he’s clearly unimpressed with and only uses as the leverage to get his end goal: the end of the world. For any human to want an apocalypse there must be a reason and motive and we’re not given it so once again his character is empty to me. Why does he want to ensure history continues its course, and why does Seo Hae think she can change the past after she found her own past diary, written by her in her own future that went to the past. The drama continues with nonsensical behavior and world building (why is parts of nuked Seoul overrun with plants and weeds and others like normal Seoul just more rundown), throwing in dumb rom-com elements (Tae Sul and Sun butting heads over Seo Hae) and generally this is a drama I can say a lot of people want to love and for it to succeed and it seems content to shoot itself in the foot over and over again.