Apple has been very slowly releasing its lineup of original content. And when I say slowly, I mean very, very slowly. I subscribed to Apple TV+ on the day of release, and I pretty much unsubscribed the same day. They just didn’t have the content to justify the price of the subscription, though I did get to binge ‘The Morning Show’ (Morning Wars as it is known in Australia) and that was well worth my $7.99.
After seeing the advertisements for their newest comedy ‘Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet’, I have once again become a subscriber. A decision that I’m still up in the air with.
‘Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet’ is a fairly simple concept. It’s main premise revolves around a group of game developers in the midst of their newest expansion release. We follow several of the key members of the developer team finding themselves in sticky situations from dealing with Online Streaming Personalities reviewing their product, to handling a Nazi outbreak within the online community.
Though the acting is on point, the writing is a bit of a let down in some key sequences. To be fair, they may just be testing the audience to see what works and what doesn’t – it is a new series after all, and one plausible tactic that is almost parallel to the series itself.
Is it worth the subscription to Apple TV+? Probably not, but it is a series that if renewed, will most likely flourish in its second series once the creatives find their feet. If they do this right, I suspect we will have a new pop culture phenomenon on our hands.
It’s worth noting again that the acting is brilliant, the whole cast deliver their lines with such conviction and the comedic timing is on point. I really do think that if it wasn’t for such a strong cast, the show would not have worked at all.
‘Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet’ may not be the the most epic of series, but it definitely deserves the chance to prove itself. It’s different, it’s quirky and it’s at least trying to bring something new to the table. Even if it’s not the epic feast it teased.