Apple’s ‘Mythic Quest’ can’t find enough funny in its video-game industry sitcom

Fast Company:

This insider access seems to help Mythic Quest nail its authenticity. I am not a gamer, so I can’t speak to the precision and accuracy of every detail. As an outsider, though, I will say that Mythic Quest certainly feels real, in the way that The Larry Sanders Show did for late-night talk shows.

The show even covers an admirable range of issues affecting the industry, like the “bro monoculture” of it all, and it’s nice to see the Sunny team take on progressive topics in a new venue.

This is all fertile ground for TV comedy, and considering how mind-bogglingly popular gaming is, it’s about time there was a TV comedy set in this world.

It’s just a bummer that the comedy isn’t funnier.

My wife and I watched the first episode last night and this review is pretty much how we felt about it. I’m not saying it’s a bad show but we didn’t laugh once during the first episode. Laughter should be a given in a sitcom.