Mythic Quest

Does making a video game look like a game to you?

Photo: Apple TV+

Finally, a workplace comedy for #Gamers. Rob McElhenney stars in the AppleTV+ about the people behind the (fictional) MMORPG called MythicQuest. While the game’s legion of players explore a high fantasy setting, collecting powerful items and leveling up, MQ’s employees find themselves fighting to stay sane.

Charlotte Nicdao, David Hornsby, F. Murray Abraham, Danny Pudy, Ashly Birch, Jessie Ennis, and Imani Hakim also star.

  1. Episode 11 Everlight
    Mythic Quest: Everlight Recap: Believe in the Light A characteristically chaotic office celebration for a fictional holiday finds Mythic Quest, and us, reveling in a post-pandemic return to normalcy.
  1. Episode 9 TBD
    Mythic Quest Season-Finale Recap: The Kid’s All Grown Up What becomes of the Mythic Quest family from here? TBD.
  2. Episode 8 Juice Box
    Mythic Quest Recap: Not As Bad As It Looks In one of the most moving sequences of this entire series, Poppy grasps the extent of Ian’s insecurity.
  3. Episode 7 Peter
    Mythic Quest Recap: Always a Fan The season finally delivers an F. Murray Abraham showcase, and alongside a fellow Oscar winner to boot.
  4. Episode 6 Backstory!
    Mythic Quest Recap: The Seeds That Blossom This season’s tragic flashback episode finally gives C.W. his precious backstory.
  5. Episode 5 Please Sign Here
    Mythic Quest Recap: Two Alpha Lions in the Same Pride As bottle episodes go, this one could use a bit more fizz.
  6. Episode 4 “Breaking Brad”
    Mythic Quest Recap: The Devil You Know A seemingly Brad-centric episode is also a story of three MQ women united in their desire for something more out of their careers.
  7. Episode 3 #YumYum
    Mythic Quest Recap: Calm Before the Divorce Ian and Poppy’s carefully calibrated ceasefire is approaching its inevitable end.
  8. Episode 2 Grouchy Goat
    Mythic Quest Recap: Maybe It’s the Estrogen Poppy and public speaking just don’t go together — or perhaps they do.
  9. Episode 1 Titans’ Rift
    Mythic Quest Season-Premiere Recap: It Came to Me in a Dream It’s a new dawn at Mythic Quest, yet both Poppy and David are being forced by their subconsciouses to recognize the sway Ian has over them.
  1. Episode 10 Buffalo Chicken Pizza
    Mythic Quest Season-Finale Recap: The End of the Goddamned Universe The finale changes the status quo again but in a way that’s less successful than season two’s closer.
  2. Episode 9 The Year of Phil
    Mythic Quest Recap: A Victim of My Own Success With the friendships all broken and Playpen seemingly, where does Mythic Quest go from here?
  3. Episode 8 To Catch a Mouse
    Mythic Quest Recap: Overpromise, Underdeliver Here it is, season three’s “shit just got serious” moment.
  4. Episode 7 Sarian
    Mythic Quest Recap: Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now “Sarian” is this season’s “A Quiet Dark Death” and “Backstory” equivalent.
  5. Episode 6 The 12 Hours of Christmas
    Mythic Quest Recap: The High Holy Day of Capitalism A Christmas episode of Mythic Quest maybe has its heart in the wrong place.
  6. Episode 5 Playpen
    Mythic Quest Recap: Failing Up Poppy Li is rightfully taking her place as the true series protagonist, but that leaves Ian feeling a little lost.
  7. Episode 4 The Two Joes
    Mythic Quest Recap: We Dream It, They Build It Season three is pairing up some unexpected characters (and also Joe Manganiello) to great success.
  8. Episode 3 Crushing It
    Mythic Quest Recap: The Year of Brittlesbee Who doesn’t love the brunch?
  9. Episode 2 Partners
    Mythic Quest Recap: The Makers Ian may have done something unusually humble last season when he suggested that he and Poppy make Hera together, but he’s still really annoying.
  10. Episode 1 Across the Universe
    Mythic Quest Season-Premiere Recap: A True Original The old MQ team reunites to gaze at the stars — and one in particular.

The Latest Mythic Quest News

  1. mythic pest
    F. Murray Abraham Responds to Mythic Quest Firing for Alleged Sexual Misconduct His White Lotus character may have been closer to reality than we realized.
  2. now streaming
    The 6 Best Movies and TV Shows to Watch This Weekend Elizabeth Debicki’s Princess Diana is here.
  3. renewals
    Anthony Hopkins Doesn’t Care That Mythic Quest Is Renewed for Seasons 3 and 4 We, on the other hand, are thrilled for “Mr. Quest” or whatever.
  4. encounter
    Welcome to Charlotte Nicdao’s Island How a brief Animal Crossing obsession provided the Mythic Quest star a deeper understanding of Poppy Li.
  5. tv review
    Mythic Quest Returns, Imperfect But Easy to Love Season two of the Apple TV+ comedy sets a high creative bar for itself, and even when it doesn’t quite clear it, it’s fun just to watch the attempt.
  6. countdown to vaccine
    Yikes, a Whole Bunch of Shows Shut Down Due to COVID This Week There’s a lot of drama surrounding Mythic Quest.
  7. backstories
    How Mythic Quest Wrote, Filmed, and Edited Its Quarantine Episode in 3 Weeks “We didn’t want to do 30 minutes of Zoom jokes.”
  8. trailer mix
    Mythic Quest to Mine Your Zoom Meetings for Comedy in Special Quarantine Episode Premiering on Apple on Friday, May 22.
  9. close reads
    In Workplace Comedies Like Mythic Quest, Even the Dream Jobs Are Awful Labor, like comedy, is tragedy plus time.
  10. close reads
    Every Good Show Needs a Good Stand-alone Episode In different ways, High Fidelity and Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet show how taking a break from the main characters can make a series stronger.