Mythic Quest just ended last night, and as a result, we want to warn you before you read this review, that while we will keep details out of this review, there are definitely spoilers, and a meme spoiler from the last episode in this review… so … SPOILERS.
You’ve been warned, now that we got that out of the way, we are going to critique this Like normal, and base our review on three categories: Story, Acting, and Overall. So let’s begin.
A lot of the series likes to play with how horrible all the characters are. It reminds me a lot of Rob McElhenney’s other show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The reason why I love and accept that other show, however, is that the horrible characters primarily ruin their own lives, and the pool of damage is kept quite shallow. With this series, however, you start to realize that all the main characters, except the testors played by Imani Hakim and Ashly Burch, are monsters in their own way.
The messed-up characters and their self-absorbed natures usually reach a point of no return, and the series does a great job pulling them back from the brink, only to thrust them into their bubbles of self-involvement once again.
I know I should probably turn away for that, but the series is soo well written it keeps pulling me back in with its comedy.
I should also comment on the bad form of releasing a plague expansion in the game right before a real pandemic is very unlucky. I wonder if there was supposed to be more story there, but they had to cut it short because of true-life events. They still were able to play with that in the Quarantine special.
Rob McElhenney as Ian is amazing, only made better by Charlotte Nicdao’s Poppy, polar opposite character. The character is so different than Ian, while still being very identical in other ways. My favorite character is Sue, played by Caitlin McGee. While she doesn’t get a lot of time, she is just so interesting, and in almost every scene she is in she steals. This was made so much more powerful by the incredibly emotional scene in the Quarantine episode filmed during the height of the pandemic.
I will say that while all the characters are great, I feel like David Hornsby is going to start getting typecast for the roles he has played on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and this show. F. Murray Abraham’s performance as C.W. Longbottom was also painful until they gave him his own arc that really grew the character and closed the literal and figurative book on a lot of his issues.
All in all, the series gives great arches to all of the characters… except David.
One person, I have to shout out to though is Danny Pudi. I hated him in this series. His character is incredibly unlikable, and that’s impressive because he normally plays such likable. It’s such out of the left field, and while I hated his character and story, I appreciate Danny’s ability and skill to play a character I could hate.
This series was fun, and unusual in comparison to a lot of the content being created and shared in the online space. The series was not afraid to take full episodes of their short order season and dedicate it specifically to full stories that appear to be unrelated but pay off majorly when they show how it relates to their full story.
Conner’s Final Thought(s):
Unfortunately, the series feels pretty wrapped up with very little that could be done to continue the series, and if it is continued, it would feel either disjointed in its current stance, or simply put like living past its expiration date. The series has always had strong characters, so the show couldn’t survive replacing over half of the cast with new faces, and the energy would be extremely different.
That being said, for a two-season show, this was quite the experience, fun, and oddly emotional with their well-earned heartfelt moments. If you wanted to see a third season, I’ll leave you with this meme…