I have a question…I just recently finished reading Shadow and Bone which I wanted to read before watching the show.
My question is does the show follow just the first book, or does it contain spoilers for the entire trilogy?(I know it has some characters from the Six of Crows series). I’m trying to figure out if it’s necessary to read the entire trilogy before watching the show, or not. Since I would rather not be spoiled for the rest of the books?
What are your thoughts?
I’m hear to talk about the drama Sisyphus: The Myth. (***This post may contain SPOILERS***)
First thing, I absolutely loved this drama. From the characters, relationships, story, I really loved it all.
Sisyphus: The Myth is about a war that breaks out leaving it completely destroyed. We follow our main character Seo Hae as she travels from 2035 back to 2020 to prevent the war. We follow the timeline of both the post war as well as present time.
The characters and the relationships were really great in my opinion. I found myself loving not only the main characters but most of the side characters as well, both good and bad. I loved how the villains were portrayed in this story, especially Sigma.
Seo Hae, played by Park Shin Hye, really surprised me with this character. And I think she portrayed her so well. She was such a badass character, and I absolutely loved seeing it! I loved seeing her time in both the present and the future and it was SO NICE to see a woman as the protector this time! The relationships that she built with people was fun to watch, but the relationship between her and her father was absolutely amazing. I loved seeing how that father-daughter relationship was portrayed in both the past, present, and future.
Tae Sul, played by Cho Seung Woo, was such a fun character to see played out on screen. I think Cho Seung Woo was a great choice for this character. He plays a brilliant CEO engineer who also happens to be struggling with the loss of his brother. He hallucinates his brother quite often, so we see him taking pills to stop it.
Kim Byung Chul who plays Sigma was absolutely amazing. I thought he was such a great villain, and every time he appeared I was wondering what he was going to do next. What he had planned. And the dynamic between him and Tae Sul was absolutely entertaining to watch. And adding Seo Hae in the mix made it better.
The crew of Asia Mart was also a lot of fun to watch. They become important parts to the story and with our main characters.
I was a big fan of the relationship between Tae Sul and Seo Hae. Personally I loved seeing them together and this relationship develop. And I absolutely loved seeing Seo Hae as the protector in this story.
This entire drama is very action filled, but we also get quite a bit of emotional moments between a lot of the characters. I was rooting for our leads to save the world and stop the war. I wanted to see it happen even though about halfway through I finally realized what the title meant.
I think why I loved this drama so much is because I didn’t take it that seriously. This deals with time travel, and obviously time travel is a very difficult plot to do well. So with movies and/or shows that do it I don’t take them all that seriously and am pretty lenient with how it’s portrayed. You have to be open to it, so because I was more open to what they were doing with this plot, I think I was able to enjoy it so much more.
I won’t talk about the ending here because I have an entire post dedicated to my thoughts on the ending of this drama. People have a lot of theories, and I share mine. If you would like to read that I’ll link it here—> Sisyphus: The Myth ENDING
Overall I really loved this drama. I know it has a lot of mix thoughts, and I would love to hear yours.
Shadow and Bone
I have the tv show cover edition because this book is sold out! This is the only edition I could find in stores, and I’m not a fan of this cover…but oh well.
This is all I’ve been seeing and hearing about lately since the show came out. I really want to watch the show, but I also wanted to read the books first so I’m finally reading it. For those who have watched the show, does the show focus on just the first book or the entire trilogy? I’m trying to decide if it’s necessary to read the entire trilogy before watching the show?
So I just really needed to talk about my thoughts on the ending of this show. I have a lot of things going on in my mind and I just wanted to share them.
Is Seo Hae real or is Tae Sul hallucinating her?
I just don’t know…she could be real or not.
I think he remembers her because he did put the code in for the uploader, and I believe the uploader was still made, but not October 31st like it was always made before. It was delayed, which changed the past since the bombs didn’t go off that day. So I think everything that happened in this time became the new past and that’s why Tae Sul remembers Seo Hae.
Now was she there? I just don’t know. She could be a hallucination. Instead of him seeing his brother, he sees her. Or she could actually be there. There could be a new problem and she found another journal and found him again.
Also with Tae Sul killing himself at the end…to me it made sense. He said he knew this was going to happen but kept putting it off because he wanted to be with Seo Hae for as long as possible. To me that makes sense. Obviously he would do everything in his power to change it this time, so putting off killing himself for the last moment makes sense.
He also told Seo Hae to find him no matter what it takes. No matter when, to find him. So he knew he would see her again.
As for Sigma, I feel like Won Ju(Sigma) will still be evil, but he has changed in this new time. He became the way he was because no one cared for him and no one showed him kindness. However, in the final episode, because of Seo Hae father(who showed him kindness and that he does care) he did change. Now he still hates Tae Sul, as we saw from the ending, but I do think he has changed(probably not much though). I also think Eddie Kim will become the “new Sigma“.
Obviously this is all up to interpretation. Normally I’m not a fan of open endings, but with this particular drama I’ve seen a lot of different theories online and I’ve had the best time reading them. They’re many different possibilities and I really enjoyed seeing what people came up with! I just wanted to share my thoughts because I keep thinking about it and just needed to talk about it.
As I said earlier, these are just my thoughts on the ending of Sisyphus: The Myth. I think I may do a whole review of the drama as well!
One Of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus
This book was a lot of fun! I was worried because it’s told from four characters points of view, but honestly I found myself enjoying each character. I was really invested in this story and how it would unfold. I don’t know how I feel about the ending. For me, it was okay. I know some people really enjoyed the ending, while others not so much. Other than that, this was a good read! It was also my first Karen McManus book, and now I’m excited to read more books by her.
Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy
This was an interesting take on the Arthurian legend. I don’t read many retellings that deal with the Arthurian legend, so this was fun. I really thought this was a standalone going into it, but when I got to the end it leaves off on a cliffhanger. I should’ve looked into it more because I was looking for a standalone. Regardless, this was an enjoyable book.
Yes No Maybe So by Becca Albertalli and Aisha Saeed
I read this during Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon. It was a good read for a readathon. It keep me interested throughout the story. It’s one of those books(at least for me) that was good while I read it, but it’s not something I’ll go back to.
Wicked Fox by Kat Cho
I started this during Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon and finished it a few days later. I really enjoyed this book! It was entertaing and very addicting. And I really enjoyed all of the characters. If you’re a fan of KDRAMAS, you’ll really enjoy this because it does read like one!
Fruit Baskets Vol 1
This was an okay read for me. The ending though went from happy to sad real quick! I eventually want to continue on with this!
So Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon is over and I had a lot of fun participating!
During this readathon my goal was not to stay up for the entire 24 hours…I cant do that, but to just read more than I have been in a day. And I accomplished that. I was able to start and finish a book, and get about 70 pages into another, so I’m really happy with how it turned out!
I started and finished Yes No Maybe So and it was a good read. I ended up giving this book a 3 out of 5 stars.
I also got about 70 pages into Wicked Fox, which I’m quite enjoying! So it was a good reading day for me. On Goodreads(click to add me as a friend) it says that the kindle edition of Yes No Maybe So is 448 pages. So that plus the 70 pages of Wicked Fox means I was able to read 518 pages in a day. I’m very happy with that. Did you guys participate? How did you do?
Happy Readathon Day! It’s the Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon today and so my day is going to consist of me starting and reading as much as I can of Wicked Fox. I will also be reading Alex + Ada in between. Are you participating? What are you reading?
Run On follows the story of a translator and a sprinter. We follow them throughout their jobs, life, and love.
What I liked?
Seon Gyeom. I really liked his character. He was honest, did what he wanted, didn’t give up, and took responsibility for his actions. It was quite refreshing to see a character like him, and I really think that Si-wan portrayed him well.
Seon Gyeom and Mi-joo as a couple was something that I ended up liking. Now let’s be honest, they really weren’t the most interesting couple, but I did find myself liking this relationship!
Seo Dan Ah. To be honest, I’m quite surprised by how much I ended up loving this character. In the beginning I wasn’t sure how I would feel about her, but by the end I loved her. There’s something about this character that makes you so invested.
Seo Dan Ah and Lee Young-hwa. This damn couple! I loved so much! They were so good together and I wanted so much more from this relationship!
Seon Gyeom and his friends. Seriously for someone who people think doesn’t have friends, he sure ends up with quite a bit. He really does get a long with people and I loved his relationships/friendships with Young-hwa, Wook-Shik, and Young Il. These friendships were great to watch!
Mi-joo job! I absolutely loved seeing Mi-joo working. She has so much passion for her job, it was amazing to see. And I loved how she cared so much about loving herself, and making that important!
The Script. Now to be honest this is a basic plot. Nothing mind blowing but I just think it was done well. The characters and the writing really worked for this script. And I think this is what makes it an either “love it or hate it” type of drama. If you’re not into the characters, you’re going to be disappointed.
What I didn’t like?
Mi-joo! Okay overall I did like her character, but that’s not to say that there weren’t things that really, and I mean really frustrated me about her.
- She was so upset and annoying when she thought Dan Ah wanted Seon Gyeom. Even though she didn’t say it directly and was just trying to help him as his manager, Mi-joo was so annoyed with everything that she did. And at this point they weren’t even together and she would get mad/annoyed if they were just talking. It was frustrating.
- Also the glasses scene really annoyed me. She was the one who wanted him to get his eyes checked, and when they said he would need glasses, she was upset and made faces at every pair because she didn’t want anything to cover his face. It might have just been me, but for some reason I was so annoyed at that part. Why should it matter if he has glasses, or if they cover his face? It just really, really annoyed me. She ended up being so happy when they offered contacts though. I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but I was frustrated. (By the way, I’m someone who has been wearing glasses for the majority of my life.)
This was really the only thing that I didn’t enjoy, but when it’s the main character, it can really take you out of the drama. Luckily it didn’t last long, and overall I liked her character. Did you guys watch Run On? What did you think?