Now in its third week of airing on television, "Sisyphus: The Myth" has cracked the worldwide Netflix charts with a ranking in tenth place on May 5th. It is the only South Korean drama in the list, although the American television version of "Snowpiercer" is in fourth place. The high Netflix ranking of "Sisyphus: The Myth" was largely thanks to Asian markets, many of which had the drama at number one. These include Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand.
AdvertisementThe news comes as "Sisyphus: The Myth" has slipped below 5% ratings in its most recent episode on March 4th. The more consistent performance of "Sisyphus: The Myth" on Netflix suggests the drama is striking a stronger chord with international audiences as well as domestic ones less likely to watch dramas on live television. "Sisyphus: The Myth" stars Cho Seung-woo as a genius engineer and Park Shin-hye as a mysterious woman from parts unknown attempting to seek him out.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.
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