Sisyphus: The Myth: Episodes 15-16 Finale Review

Prelude If you’ve ever read I Capture the Castle (Dodie Smith), you might remember its iconic opening line: “I write this sitting in the kitchen sink.”  I write this before the finale of Sisyphus, and maybe even the act of this preface before the grand finale is giving the experience more importance than it merits.... Continue Reading →

Sisyphus: The Myth: Episodes 7-8 Review

Friends, we have reached the halfway point, and...this week’s episodes were rather magnificent? I mark that as a question because while I am positive that I LOVED them, I am also feeling slightly uncertain about whether my opinion is to be trusted given that there’s a lot of naysaying for the show out there. Of... Continue Reading →

Sisyphus: The Myth: Episode 5 Review

And now for some real answers! This episode, Seo-hae and Tae-sul get to know each other beyond the superficial running-for-their-lives + adversarial banmal stage (yep, this is the one that stuck in my head, kind of like the first answer you write on the test paper). Unfortunately, I’m still not quite where I’d anticipated with this... Continue Reading →

Sisyphus: The Myth: Episode 3 Review

What I like most about this show is the atmosphere it creates, with its pervasive sense of unease that runs through the whole episode, no matter what is happening. It adds a lot to the soft worldbuilding approach of the show, so rather than getting info-dumps interspersed within blocks of plot movement, you actually get... Continue Reading →

Sisyphus: The Myth: Episode 2 Review

I spent most of Episode 1 more confused than anything else, and with SO MANY QUESTIONS. We did get a few answers this hour, although they mostly led to more questions, but hey, it’s premiere week. I’m so glad we jumped into the action instead of having 1000 voiceovers explaining what’s going on. And I... Continue Reading →

81. The Spoiled Yak – Stranger 2

Anisa reconvenes with Yunah and Lee Tennant in one last nerdy love-fest for Stranger 2, giving us one last gift to round off 2020. Listen to them break down the show's big themes (with side-trips into literature and philosophy), and revisit their best moments and favourite characters. But beware: spoilers and weasels abound! In case... Continue Reading →

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