Ever wondered what life is like in a company that designs one of the world's most popular online games? Wonder no more as you enter the crazy but hilarious world of Mythic Quest.
A workplace comedy, Mythic Quest is an Apple TV+ original and one that will have you glued to your screen. Follow the antics of the eccentric and quirky personalities of one of the best comedies on tv.
What Is Mythic Quest About?
Mythic Quest is a mega online MMORPG that was the brainchild of creative director Ian Grimm. Along with lead engineer Poppy Li, they bring Ian's vision to life.
But it takes more than two clashing personalities to run a company so alongside Ian and Poppy are David Brittlesbee, the executive producer, Brad Bakshi, head of monetization, C.W. Longbottom, the head writer, testers Rachel and Dana, and Jo, assistant to both David and Brad.
In the first season, the focus is on getting the latest expansion, Mythic Quest Raven's Banquet to market. But with issues around the theme, the artwork, the coding and the backstory for the game, nothing goes to plan.
That's also because of the hilarious personality clashes between the main characters. Ian is a self-obsessed narcissistic dreamer while Poppy is the hardworking do-er, endlessly frustrated by Ian's demands.
Neither listens to the easily manipulated nice guy David, and everyone is terrified of heartless Brad who will do anything to make the game more profitable.
But between them all, they still manage to get the game to market leading to the second season and the demand for yet another brand new game expansion.
Mythic Quest Official Trailer
Is Mythic Quest Worth Watching?
When you first start watching Mythic Quest, you could be forgiven for thinking ‘what the hell is going on here?'
You find yourself dropped into the middle of a chaotic workplace unsure of who all the main players are.
But a couple of episodes in Mythic Quest really warms up and starts coming into its own as you figure out who's who and how they fit into the overall picture.
From there, it's just a joyous ride of the bizarre and the hilarious with the banter and chemistry of Rob McElhenney and Charlotte Nicdao absolutely hopping off the screen.
Poppy's frustration with Ian is palpable, but thankfully she's just as formidable a character and happy to vent whenever he oversteps – which is all the time.
Occasionally, Mythic Quest throws a bonus episode our way so in the first season it's a flashback episode about the first company to create a video game in the building and it's a gem.
In Mythic Quest season two, we get a trip down memory lane and a look at CW's younger days. Two episodes are dedicated specifically to his life with William Hurt guest starring as Peter Cromwell, one of his oldest friends.
It's just a small departure that comes back full circle and adds to the context of how he ended up working on Mythic Quest.
And it's those little tangents that pop up every now and then that really fill out the story, making it even better and more engaging.
The great thing about Mythic Quest is not only does it make you laugh, but it also has a little edge with the vulnerabilities of the characters seeping through, making them even more likeable.
Mythic Quest Cast
Created by Charlie Day, Megan Ganz and Rob McElhenney they also serve as executive producers alongside David Hornsby, David Gordon Green, Nicholas Frenkel, Michael Rotenberg, Jason Altman, Danielle Kreinik and Gérard Guillemot.
Between them, they have created a comedy series that is so on the money that you will happily binge every episode and still be clamouring for a third season.
But just who brings this epic series to life for Apple TV+?
Rob McElhenney (Welcome to Wrexham) as Ian Grimm, the creative director of Mythic Quest.
Charlotte Nicdao as Poppy Li, lead engineer and Ian's long-suffering work partner who becomes co creative director in season two.
Danny Pudi (Community) as Brad Bakshi, the ruthless head of monetisation
David Hornsby (Good Girls) as David Brittlesbee, executive producer and boss of the company that makes the game.
Jessie Ennis as Jo, David's new assistant who is obsessed with Ian.
Ashly Burch as Rachel, game tester
Imani Hakim as Dana, the second game tester
F. Murray Abraham as C.W. Longbottom, head writer
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