Social Distancing and lockdowns across the world is turning out to be a great time to catch up on shows you have either been meaning to watch or didn’t even know about. One service that I’d mostly overlooked was the Apple TV+ streaming service.
Recently we were given a years subscription with a new phone purchase and that was the beginning of a new chapter in binge-watching. There’s plenty of high quality shows on it but one really caught me by surprise and I just needed to watch the next episodes straight away until I reached the end and am now desperate for more.
Mythic Quest: Ravens Banquet might seem like a show you would only be into if you like video games but it is so much more than that. It’s set in a game development studio, but it’s all about the characters, their passions and a battle of egos. This is something you would find in any workplace and that’s what makes it relatable to more than just the video game audience.
It’s co created by the star Rob McElhenney as well as his “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” co-star Charlie Day and comedy writer Megan Ganz. Megan was behind some of the best episodes of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” as well as “Community”, “Modern Family” and “The Last Man on Earth”, that style of writing really shines through on “Mythic Quest: Raven Banquet”.
There are a heap of familiar faces from some of your other favourite comedy shows from over the years as well as some actors you would have seen or heard in your favourite video games which is a really nice touch.
The stand out performance comes from an Aussie, Charlotte Nicdao who was in ABC Children's TV show “ A gURLs wURLd”. Her role as lead engineer Poppy Li grows over the 9 episode series and becomes both hilarious and heartwarming.
As a majority of the show takes place around a Video Game you’d expect to see a lot of graphic work and you do in each and every episode. This work was done by the team at Ubisoft who are one of the producers. As soon as you see the scenes you can tell they have that Ubisoft look to them, in fact a couple of scenes looked like they were taken straight out of games like Assassin's Creed.
There’s so many reasons to get on Mythic Quest if you aren't already, Support a show about video games, Support an Australian actor, but most of all support a show that deserves it. It’s already got the green light for season 2 and let’s hope there are many seasons to come after that.
Watch the trailer here:
All pics supplied by AppleTV+