‘Mythic Quest: Quarantine’ Review: Surprise Pandemic Episode Turns Out to Be Show’s Best Yet

From the outset, “Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet” looked like one of the more derivative offerings from Apple TV+’s first episodic slate — dashes of “Code Monkeys” geekery and “Silicon Valley” tech humor crossed with the unapologetic narcissism that gives co-creator Rob McElhenney’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” its subversive kick.

As it turns out, the show needed that familiar starting point to stabilize its savvy workplace satire before taking it in fresh directions.

The much-ballyhooed Episode 5, an emotional standalone that takes place in the early days of video game culture, proved this seemingly hokey depiction of an egotistical developer and his dysfunctional staff could actually build a much larger world than the Mmorpg one of its title.

And it could get deep.Now comes “Mythic Quest: Quarantine,” which wraps a bow around Season 1 with its sharpest episode yet, an accomplishment made all the more impressive because it was conceived in recent history.

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