I’ve been known to binge.
Snacks. Toys. Food. Any of them. All of them.
So it should come as no surprise that when the opportunity to sit down and go through hours of television content in one go is in front of me, I take it.
While I imagine there are many out there just like me, the ability to binge and what to binge likely became amplified when we all found ourselves stuck at home with nowhere to go.
Yet the first binge candidate of 2020 for me was actually prior to the pandemic, and one that I consumed while abroad.
If you happen to subscribe to Apple TV+ (not to be confused with Apple TV the hardware/service), they’ve put some serious coin into original content. In fact, I’ll probably talk about some of these other offerings as this project goes on.
Yet the one that I kicked the year off with was Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet.
And boy am I happy I did.
If you were to ask me to describe the show, I’d tell you it was a cross between Silicon Valley, Big Bang Theory, JPod & The Office. Extremely helpful if you’ve seen all these shows, not so much if you haven’t.
The show tells the story of a developer of an MMORPG called “Mythic Quest” as they release an expansion titled “Raven’s Banquet.” Add in the requisite collection of eclectic characters, the over-the-top portrayal of online gaming and streaming, with undertones of societal issues and you surprisingly have a very decent series.
Have you watched it? If not. I think you should.
At the very least, watch the 2020 bonus episode 10 – filmed during the pandemic and expressing the feelings that many of us had back in April.