‘Mythic Quest’ is a likable comedy with a single standout episode – TechCrunch
There’s a lot to love about “Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet,” a new sequence on Apple TV+ — its sympathetic-but-critical portrayal of the online game business, its goofy-but-likable characters and a couple of huge surprises that come on the finish of the season.
But what actually stood out to us — as we focus on on the most recent episode of the Original Content podcast — was a single episode, “A Dark Quiet Death.”
Without entering into spoilers, it’s in all probability secure to disclose that the episode principally stands aside from the remainder of the season, telling a self-contained story about two characters (performed by Jake Johnson and Cristin Milioti) who, after they create a quirky horror online game that turns into a shock hit, uncover that success isn’t all its cracked as much as be.
Where the remainder of “Mythic Quest” is a broad comedy (with the aforementioned likable characters and stunning plot), “A Dark Quiet Death” is extra of a drama that quietly — however agonizingly — portrays the tensions between commerce and artwork. And if we have now a criticism, it’s that the episode’s achievement could make the remainder of the present really feel a little foolish compared.
We additionally focus on Anthony’s interview with the creators of the present and the way “Mythic Quest” might need been formed by the involvement of online game firm Ubisoft. And earlier than we start the overview, we react to this 12 months’s Oscars.
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And in the event you’d prefer to skip forward, right here’s how the episode breaks down:
zero:27 Oscars dialogue
17:54 “Mythic Quest” overview
50:31 “Mythic Quest” spoiler dialogue