Hey guys, gays, and gworls! I’m back at it like a crack addict with a review on the Apple TV+ original Mythic Quest!
“The team behind the biggest multiplayer video game of all-time is tasked with building worlds, molding heroes and creating legends, but the most hard-fought battles don’t occur in the game — they happen in the office.”
Mythic Quest is a mix of The Office and your daytime dramatic white comedy that takes place in their offices.
We’re introduced with Ian, the head creative director with an extremely large ego who runs the office like it’s his. He bosses the boss around, disregards other people’s ideas, disregards others’ needs yet somehow finds a way to make them want to continue working.
The next character is Poppy Li, the head game engineer. Everyone disregards Poppy’s ideas and manages to piss her off every single episode. They even tweaked her version of a new in-game mechanic to make it TTP (time to penis) compatible. Although Poppy is constantly disregarded, she always manages to come up with a way to save the game.
We have Brad, the money-hungry head of monetization. If it involves making money for the company (mostly him) then he’s there. We have Rachel and Dana, the female game testers with a little chemistry between them.
Next up is David, the timid pushover executive producer.
We can’t talk about David without talking about his assistant Jo, midwestern conservative white women bully who thirsts for a man with power.
Finally, we have the annoying 14-year old streamer named Pootie Shoe who can make or break their careers.
When you have characters like these in one office, there’s bound to be issues! But there’s also room for growth and resolution. I mean, what’s a video game without bugs, right? At the end of the day, those bugs are patched up, just like the drama in the office. The show also covers issues involving women in that field of work, toxic masculinity, and sticking to your guns while keeping it comedic. It’s a show that focuses on real-life issues first and the behind-the-scenes work of video game development second. Also, it’s one episode (not saying which) that throws you off at first because it has nothing to do with the main cast that is used to add more depth to the story. Ugh, it’s great.
Overall, I give this show a rating of 7.5 out of 10. I became a bit thrilled to know that Mythic Quest got renewed for a second season which I’ll be tuning into.
The entire first season of Mythic Quest is available to stream on Apple TV+ now.
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Gay and Geeky,