Jo Seung-woo x Park Shin-hye ‘Sisyphus’ contains Greek and Roman mythology

[Reporter Jin Hyang-hee, Daily Economy Star Today]

What is the connection with the fate of ‘One World, Two Futures’ in which Jo Seung-woo and Park Shin-hye are placed?

JTBC’s 10th Anniversary Special Drama ‘Sisyphus: the myth'(hereinafter ‘Sisyphus’) depicts the journey of a genius engineer Han Tae-sul(played by Jo Seung-woo), and the savior Kang Seo-hae (played by Park Shin-hye), who has gone back a long and dangerous path for Han Tae-sul.

‘Sisyphus’ opens a unique view of the world for each video and image that is released, making you wait until February 17th. Here, the interest is multiplied by digging into the story behind the meaningful title.

The first thing that comes to mind when looking at the title ‘Sisyphus’ is the story of Sisyphus from Greek and Roman mythology, who was punished for pushing a large rock up the top of a mountain for deceitful gods. The rock he pushed up hardly rolls down again when it reaches the summit, meaninglessly, the punishment of pushing the rock up the top of the mountain is repeated forever, and Sisyphus is doomed to repeat it endlessly, knowing the outcome.

If so, what kind of connection does this story have with Han Tae-sul x Kang Seo-hae, who is in a paradoxical fate of ‘one world, two futures’? The future of Korea where Tae-sul lives is the world where the West Sea lives. In other words, the dark world that has become a ruin that can be seen in the teaser videos and posters that have been released so far is the future to come to Tae-sul. In order to change the future, Seo-hae crosses her mortality and finds Tae-sul and fights with mysterious beings. The point to note here is that Tae-sul and Seo-hae say “this time” in the teaser video released, emphasizing that this fight was not the first time. The link with the ‘Sisyphus’ begins at this point.

The story of Sisyphus, who must forever push up a large rock to the top of the mountain, is predicted to intersect with the story of Han Tae-sul and Kang Seo-hae, who repeat the nth journey to save the world. The first is to keep pushing up, knowing that the rock pushed to the top will roll down again. The second is to escape from the recurring bonds against fate. Looking at Tae-sul and Seo-hae, who are exerting indomitable fighting spirits in the released video, you can guess what kind of choice they made. They look forward to the spectacular journey that will unfold on February 17, whether they will be able to break the bonds of Sisyphus and take a step forward to hope.

The production crew said, “Tae-sul and Seo-hae are in an endless repetitive fate like Sisyphus who continuously pushes rocks up the mountain.” If you can cut it off, please watch carefully.”

‘Sisyphus’ has already attracted attention from both inside and outside the broadcaster as director Jin Hyuk, writer Lee Je-in and Jeon Chan-ho, who are known as the writers of ‘Legend of the Blue Sea’, ‘Doctor Stranger’, and ‘Master’s Sun’.

It is planning to present a new paradigm of genre with innovative visuals and a solid composition and story that transcend time and space.

Sisyphus will be aired for the first time on February 17th.

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