When I wrote my review for “Everlight”, the special episode of the show which you can read here, I talked about how I discovered this series after it had already aired and in the middle of the pandemic. Mythic Quest was a nice little surprise that warmed my heart and shot up as one of my favourites of that year. It became this show that I found myself recommending to everyone I could. This group of quirky characters found themselves as some of my favourite characters ever, and I couldn’t wait to see them again, to revisit them and laugh. What I didn’t expect was the emotional rollercoaster that the second season brought me on. I watched every episode in one day, I just couldn’t stop, what Mythic Quest gets to do with the second season is give the characters so much more to do because the dynamics are so well established and we just know who they are. By the end of the season, we find ourselves with a show that breaks your heart slowly but also brings you so much joy.
If you have not watched the first season of Mythic Quest, well you are missing out. About a video game studio that produced a highly successful MMORPG and the dysfunctional found-family that the workers form, the first season focused on the launch of the game’s expansion, Raven’s Banquet. This time around, the show focuses on the creation of a new expansion and all the problems that come with it.
A lot of the first season was spent on getting to know these characters and who they were. This time around, because we know them, we get to spend more time with their backstory and see them just be themselves. We don’t bad an eye when Jo goes crazy or when C.W says a comment that is totally inappropriate. This season, the show gives everyone their time to shine, everyone gets a moment that just hits you right in the heart. There’s something to be said of a show where there isn’t one character I dislike, where everyone gets their time to shine and their moments. A show that is so strong in terms of its ensemble that you can’t think of a weak character, where even the characters that come in only for a scene or two every few episodes steal the show, and yes, I am talking about Carol from HR.
My personal favourites are Poppy and Ian. And this season, they broke me a little. I need these two idiots to stop fighting, it was like watching your parents being in a fight. And I didn’t want it, nor like it. I don’t want to give spoilers about the show, but Poppy and Ian’s journey this season took me on an emotional roller coaster I simply was not ready for. Every character does so this season, but because I just love these two so much, I found myself screaming at them to stop being idiots and makeup. That is how invested I was.
Apple TV+ has been killing it lately with their comedies. First with Ted Lasso, then Dickinson but it would be impossible not to include Mythic Quest with them. Not enough people know about this show, a show that deserves so much attention. It’s weird and wacky, but most importantly, it’s hilarious. Workplace comedies aren’t new, they have been around for a while, but they are also some of the best because the story of this found family is something we can all relate to. Mythic Quest plays on that, this group of idiots are a family, whether they want to admit it or not.
(Mild spoiler alert, you are warned.)
I usually don’t like when shows leave stuff open-ended by the end of the season, especially if a renewal isn’t a thing yet. I always find myself wanting the stories to be closed and for the most part, Mythic Quest does that with this season. But it also opens the door to a whole new world for a potential season three. I have no doubt that the show will return and will center around the same cast, but the show is also opening the door to something more, which is super interesting and exciting.
Mythic Quest’s first season was a nice little surprise, but this season, this season was simply everything. It was able to continue feeling new, to build upon the base that was laid out during the first season and most importantly, create a world that you just want to return to non-stop. With a cast that is not only in form, but incredible, the show is able to continue growing the ensemble.
After this pitch-perfect season, I can’t wait to see what the show has in store because just from the ending of this season, I am excited to see the future of Mythic Quest.