10 shows like Mythic Quest you must watch

By Amanda Guarragi
Published: November 28, 2022 (Last updated: February 17, 2024)
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We discuss 10 shows like Mythic Quest you must watch. Check out these excellent recommendations. 

The Apple TV Plus series Mythic Quest has been streaming since 2020, and it is still one of the best series on the platform. The cast consists of Charlotte Nicdao, Robert McElhenney, Jessie Ennis, and F. Murray Abraham.

As per the synopsis on IMDB, the series follows the owner of a successful video game design company and his troubled staff struggle to keep their hit game ‘Mythic Quest’ on top. For video game fans this series is a real treat as they get to see what actually goes into designing and promoting their games.

For those who enjoy workplace comedies then this is right up that alley. The reason why the series continues to be successful is that it does follow a similar model of workplace sitcoms, but the concept is a bit more unique than audiences are used to seeing. What’s even more amazing is that Charlie Day is credited as a creator alongside his It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia co-star Rob McElhenney. Megan Ganz is also a creator, and the three of them have been able to create something truly special.

The following series on this list all take place within the workplace or have a group of people in a certain location, and we get to see them live their daily lives. The series listed below all had very good runs and even bigger fanbases. At the end of the day, it comes down to the cast of characters and how well they work with each other. Chemistry is the most important aspect in all of these shows because if the characters don’t mesh well together, then the humour gets lost, and there is no connection between these characters.

10 shows like Mythic Quest you must watch

Silicon Valley (2014) 

HBO has never failed in delivering quality shows and sometimes their comedies were better than their dramas. Silicon Valley started off slow and then it easily became one of the most talked about HBO shows thanks to the whacky cast of characters, who went on to do some pretty big things.

This series follows the struggle of Richard Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch), a Silicon Valley engineer trying to build his own company called Pied Piper, as per the synopsis on IMDB. The cast consists of T.J. Miller, Amanda Crew, Freaks and Geeks alum Martin Star, and officially a superstar himself Kumail Nanjiani. The chemistry among the cast really made this show worth watching and it lasted six seasons because of their chemistry. The concept is simple, just like Mythic Quest and that’s why it works so well.

Ted Lasso (2020) 

In the middle of one of the worst years the global population had collectively, Ted Lasso came to save the day with optimism and humour. When former football coach Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) leaves the sport he knows and loves for *actual* football in the UK, he gets more than he bargains for with his new squad. To leave a sport that you know through and through to go Coach in another city that takes soccer so seriously makes for an incredibly comedic series.

It’s a different level of humour than we’re used to because it’s filled with dad jokes and a cheery disposition mixed with brutal honesty from the Brits. It is incredibly wholesome because of the messaging from Lasso and his wonderful positivity, even when he isn’t feeling it himself. This cast works wonderfully together and it makes complete sense that they’ve gained many accolades during its run on Apple TV Plus.

Community (2009)

What do you get when you set the location of your television show at a community college with a diverse grouping of people of any age? You get one of the most under-appreciated sitcoms of the past decade in Community. Coming off the success of other sitcoms on this list, it is always hard to build your own in the midst of greatness.

The reason why this series is different is because of the concept itself. And it worked because there was a range in age for actors to come on the show. Sure, there were some issues behind the scenes, but it’s also a specific kind of humour that Dan Harmon made universally fun. Even though actors came and went in this series, it still has six seasons and soon, a movie.

Parks and Recreation (2009) 

Unfortunately, Community had to compete with Parks and Recreation and unfortunately, it is the series that overpowered it. Everyone knows who Leslie Knope is thanks to Amy Poehler. This series combines the live documentary feel of the workplace from The Office and places its characters in a Parks and Recreation Department in Indiana.

Without even realizing it, this cast is stacked, and if it weren’t for this show, these actors wouldn’t have gotten the spotlight to do other projects in the future. Actors like Chris Pratt and Aubrey Plaza went on to have massive careers because of this series. Again, like all workplace comedies, similar to Mythic Quest this cast had incredible chemistry and a mix of deadpan reactions from half the cast that made this funny.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005)

The creators of Mythic Quest created another series that is still going, and will probably be one of the longest-running series. It’s technically a workplace comedy thanks to Paddy’s Pub, but it’s about this group of friends who own a bar and each episode highlights some relevant social issues that are explored in a darkly comedic way.

If you can’t deal with black comedy then this show is going to be a bit difficult for you to watch. These characters are absolutely outrageous in their thought process and decision-making that it feels like a trainwreck but you can’t look away. It’s also hilarious because everything that they discuss is quite accurate and audiences can understand their reasoning, even if it’s from a very different political or religious viewpoint.

Abbott Elementary (2021)

We have heard of sitcoms being promoted for their first season and then never sticking around, but Abbott Elementary changed that last year. This series is a mockumentary, similar to The Office and Parks and Recreation, and the difference is that it takes place with a school faculty. It’s hard to believe that it has taken this long to get a show that focuses on teachers and creator Quinta Brunson has made it hilarious.

Within the first three episodes, you get a feel of the school and the characters. There’s an instant connection with all of them and they’re incredibly funny. There hasn’t been a cast this strong on cable television in a while, nor has a cable tv comedy series has been this critically acclaimed. Streaming has taken over for the most part, but Abbott Elementary is the shining star right now.

Superstore (2015) 

Superstore is one of those series that had a following for a while, but it also felt like it flew under the radar. The series takes place in a big box store with employees experiencing day-to-day obstacles. If you’ve worked in retail, this show is the perfect example of what everyone has ever been through, including having work friends to who you bare your soul.

Sometimes when humour is incredibly realistic it turns into something great and that’s why Superstore was such a hit. It took the daily lives of these workers and highlighted the funniest aspects of their lives within this dynamic.

The Office (2005)

It’s an unsaid thing that the American version of The Office is better than the UK version (don’t tell Ricky Gervais that), but it’s the truth. This series went on for nine seasons with some changes of its own with the cast, but it always carried the same humour.

How a series about a paper company called Dunder Mifflin in Scranton, Pennsylvania had this much success is wild to hear, but it comes down to the dry humour and shenanigans that went on in the office. This cast had something special and that’s why it lasted as long as it did. They all worked well together and it felt like they were all in their natural habitat.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013) 

As long as you put an incredible cast together in one environment and have them deal with obscure situations, you will most definitely have a hit series. Brooklyn Nine-Nine burst onto the scene as a buddy-cop comedy because of Andy Samberg’s departure from Saturday Night Live. 

Dedicated fans were sure to follow him with anything he did after years spent on the show. This series showed the best side of cops, the more fun side at least, as many of them had quirky personalities. They developed their own unique gimmicks and beloved characters to make this one of the best shows on cable.

The League (2009) 

The League is an ensemble comedy that follows a group of old friends in a fantasy football league who care deeply about one another — so deeply that they use every opportunity to make each other’s lives miserable, as per the synopsis on IMDB.

All they had to do was slap a fantasy football league together to make the show competitive and hilarious. People do get into their fantasy leagues and the cast consists of Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll and Jason Mantzoukas all made this worthwhile.

Do you have any other recommendations for shows like Mythic Quest? Let us know!

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