There were big changes about with the folks of Mythic Quest when we last left them. The testers resigned to go back to school for computer programming, Brad is arrested for insider trading, and Ian and Poppy leave to form their own company. That leaves poor David left in charge. In the two episode season premiere, we find out how everyone is doing in their respective journeys.
The first item on the agenda is addressing F. Murray Abraham, who plays head writer C.W. Longbottom. It was announced during the summer that the actor would not be returning for season three. His character’s departure serves as a method to get the band back together again. Everyone seems to be doing well but there is an awkwardness amongst them considering some have moved on. It’s a bittersweet situation saying good bye to talented member but reminiscing of all the good times.
The Ian and Poppy relationship continues to be interesting and there is an all-new dynamic considering they are equals at their company GrimPop. With no bosses, it allows them to be more of who they are, which can play great for comedy. Ian is even more of an arrogant douche at times while Poppy can become lost in her programming.
However, both do recognize the importance of the other’s influence. One needs to be more trusting while the other needs to be more assertive. There is more of that give and take between them. Because it’s their own company, they don’t have the safety net of Montreal so the stakes are higher. Mythic Quest even gets to include cool and current buzzwords as they build GrimPop from the ground up such as Web3, blockchain and NFTs.
Though everyone is on their own path, it doesn’t feel like they are truly separated. Brad is out of prison and is working at Mythic Quest as the new janitor. Rachel is down from Berkeley all the time to visit. GrimPop isn’t even that far away, which is a little of a cop out. They’ve stretched out the office a little bit. But the more things change, the more they stay the same. Despite the events in “TBD,” they rather quickly return to the status quo to a degree negating the developments.
The comedy is still top notch with hilarious moments. David explaining what he does is a shot at company culture that can be all too real for those looking up at management. Rachel’s inability to hang up a call with her parents is so cringe but laugh out loud at the same time. It’s still one of the most entertaining workplace shows out there.
The first two episodes give a proper send-off to one of their own yet reverses some of the previous developments to the status quo.
New episodes of Mythic Quest drop Fridays on Apple TV+.
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