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Apple TV+ Gets First Comedy Series With Launch of 'Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet'

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"Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet" is available on Apple TV+ as of today, and it is the service's first comedy sitcom series. Most shows thus far have been dramas with the exception of "Dickinson," which could be classified as a dark comedy.

Created by Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day, known for their work on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Mythic Quest" follows a team of video game developers navigating the challenges of running a popular World of Warcraft-style video game.


Rob McElhenney is the star of the show as the video game director, but Day does not have a role. David Hornsby, who plays Cricket on "Always Sunny," has a role in the new show. Hornsby recently said that "Always Sunny" provides the "flavor for a lot of the comedy" in "Mythic Quest."

Other stars include F. Murray Abraham, Danny Pudi, Imani Hakim, Charlotte Nicdao, Ashly Burch, and Jessie Ennis.

"Mythic Quest" reviews have been fairly positive so far, with the show earning a 77 percent "fresh" score on Rotten Tomatoes from critics and an 80 percent audience score. Some sites have said that it's the "Silicon Valley" for game developers.

All nine episodes of "Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet" are available now on Apple TV+. Apple TV+ is priced at $4.99 per month after a seven-day trial, though Apple users who have purchased a new device since September 10, 2019 have access to a free year of service.

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And here I thought Apple would be the one to get rid of the industry's lazy practice of not giving first episodes real titles once they're picked up for a full season. So disappointed that the first episode is called "Pilot".
 
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Most series I’ve seen so far have been lukewarm, Morning Show, Truth Be Told, Dickinson. The Servant started off strong but went belly up mid-season imho. The Morning Show tried hard to keep workplace issues, politics & scandals in scale and fair on all accounts, but went belly up as well earlier with all the sobbing and whining. Same for Truth Be Told. Too much dragged out drama.

Will give this a go anyway
 
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If I hate It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia am I likely to hate this?

While I haven't watched this, isn't it the same creators? Even the trailer gives off Always Sunny vibes, although that could be the actor.
 
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Most series I’ve seen so far have been lukewarm, Morning Show, Truth Be Told, Dickinson. The Servant started off strong but went belly up mid-season imho. The Morning Show tried hard to keep workplace issues, politics & scandals in scale and fair on all accounts, but went belly up as well earlier with all the sobbing and whining. Same for Truth Be Told. Too much dragged out drama.

Will give this a go anyway
Disagree completely on Morning Show. It started slowly but each subsequent episode was better than the one prior. Ended incredibly strong.
 
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This might be the series that gets me to try AppleTV+. It is not that the others have not been intriguing but I already have more content to watch than I have time. This one, however, looks like the one I would find time for. And then check out the other offerings.

Different strokes for different folks but that bagel exchange is hilarious if for no other reason than I have had that conversation almost word for word with a student.
 
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Oh, come now, this isn't the FIRST TV comedy. There have been lots over the years.

:^|
 
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Why? Performances were great all around, I’m not negating that, but cannot tolerate the constant whining. Drama is much more than just hurt feelings.
I didn't take people reflecting on their rapes as whining. Carrell's character was basically whining the entire season until the end when he realized the magnitude of what he had caused, though.
 
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So, yet another show from Apple that is not family-friendly! What a major disappointment. Even For All Mankind had to pop in two f-words per episode, without any need! Sigh. Hopefully someone will realise that there is a substantial segment of the audience out there that wants to be able to watch shows without needing to mute or skip - or just not watch at all. Mystic Quest joins See, Truth be Told, The Morning Show and Servant as unsuitable for this family’s viewing. Have we reached the point where immature (foul language, sex/nudity, extreme violence) content it required for a ‘successful’ TV show? It looks like Disney+’s arrival here (Ireland) in late March will be the only way forward....
 
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So, yet another show from Apple that is not family-friendly! What a major disappointment. Even For All Mankind had to pop in two f-words per episode, without any need! Sigh. Hopefully someone will realise that there is a substantial segment of the audience out there that wants to be able to watch shows without needing to mute or skip - or just not watch at all. Mystic Quest joins See, Truth be Told, The Morning Show and Servant as unsuitable for this family’s viewing. Have we reached the point where immature (foul language, sex/nudity, extreme violence) content it required for a ‘successful’ TV show? It looks like Disney+’s arrival here (Ireland) in late March will be the only way forward....

I read a review that said it is a very tamed comedy in that regard, and it would work on network TV.
 
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Isn’t Dickinson a comedy show?

Technically, Apple does classify it under Comedy. But as the first paragraph of this story notes, it is more of a Dark Comedy, whereas this is more the traditional comedy sitcom. But hey, I still think you're right that they shouldn't split the definition, otherwise it does incorrectly seem like it's the only one.
 
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So, yet another show from Apple that is not family-friendly! What a major disappointment. Even For All Mankind had to pop in two f-words per episode, without any need! Sigh. Hopefully someone will realise that there is a substantial segment of the audience out there that wants to be able to watch shows without needing to mute or skip - or just not watch at all. Mystic Quest joins See, Truth be Told, The Morning Show and Servant as unsuitable for this family’s viewing. Have we reached the point where immature (foul language, sex/nudity, extreme violence) content it required for a ‘successful’ TV show? It looks like Disney+’s arrival here (Ireland) in late March will be the only way forward....
Yep, Disney is your answer. I'm glad that no one else is catering to children. They have plenty of content.
 
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Most series I’ve seen so far have been lukewarm, Morning Show, Truth Be Told, Dickinson. The Servant started off strong but went belly up mid-season imho. The Morning Show tried hard to keep workplace issues, politics & scandals in scale and fair on all accounts, but went belly up as well earlier with all the sobbing and whining. Same for Truth Be Told. Too much dragged out drama.

Will give this a go anyway
Considering how far along you’ve given the other shows, they must’ve piqued your interest.
And here I thought Apple would be the one to get rid of the industry's lazy practice of not giving first episodes real titles once they're picked up for a full season. So disappointed that the first episode is called "Pilot".
The reason so many Pilots are called “pilot” is that the first episode is normally the pitch to a studio with the hope of shopping or getting picked up. That’s why Pilot episodes are so starkly different than subsequent episodes. Sometimes they are produced months in advance to the other episodes because of negotiations and determining budget to fund the entire season. The first episode of The Office is a good example. Or a more current example is Superstore - which had a much different aesthetic than the episodes after.
 
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So, yet another show from Apple that is not family-friendly! What a major disappointment. Even For All Mankind had to pop in two f-words per episode, without any need! Sigh. Hopefully someone will realize that there is a substantial segment of the audience out there that wants to be able to watch shows without needing to mute or skip - or just not watch at all. Mystic Quest joins See, Truth be Told, The Morning Show and Servant as unsuitable for this family’s viewing. Have we reached the point where immature (foul language, sex/nudity, extreme violence) content it required for a ‘successful’ TV show? It looks like Disney+’s arrival here (Ireland) in late March will be the only way forward....

Yes there is a whole network dedicated to you called Disney+ let the rest of us enjoy.

Hopefully some parents will realize that there is a substantial segment of the audience out there that wants realism and not censorship.
 
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First two episodes watched, loving it! :D

Just a quick question: As an Assassin's Creed player, I swear that I saw AC mentioned/showed like three times in the first episode (Aya kissing Bayek, Leap of Faith in a haystack and a real life hidden blade in a scene) and as I don't know anything about Mythic Quest at all I wonder why the AC references?? what's the connection between the games?
 
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