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10 Shows Like 'Mythic Quest' to Watch Next

If you just finished the third season of 'Mythic Quest' and are looking for more fictional workplace high jinks, we've pulled together a list of similar shows to check out next.

Taylor Freitas
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Rob McElhenney and Charlotte Nicdao in 'Mythic Quest'

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Quirky, satirical, and surprisingly heartfelt, the Apple TV+ comedy Mythic Quest captures the complicated dynamics of a high-stakes workplace, all while maintaining a solid sense of humor.

The series, which was created by It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, and Megan Ganz, follows the eccentric employees at the video game development company that produces Mythic Quest, its popular massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG).

In the show's early episodes, the team is preparing to release an expansion for Mythic Quest. However, creative director Ian Grimm (McElhenney) often finds himself at odds with his colleagues, including lead engineer Poppy Li (Charlotte Nicdao) and the game's executive producer David Brittlesbee (David Hornsby, also of Always Sunny fame). More pushback and conflicting views come from Brad Bakshi (Danny Pudi), the company's unpredictable head of monetization, and C.W. Longbottom (F. Murray Abraham), the game's hardened head writer.

Mythic Quest highlights some of the hurdles that video game studios face these days, including keeping their games fresh and exciting for players, monetizing them, and appeasing influential streamers with large audiences. The series is very much authentic in that regard, thanks to the Mythic Quest team's relationship with video game publisher Ubisoft, which produces the fake game seen in the show and provides insight into the industry.

If you just finished the third season of Mythic Quest and are looking for more fictional workplace high jinks, we've pulled together a list of similar shows to check out next. Keep reading to find 10 shows like Mythic Quest, ranked by Metascore.


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From left to right: Hannah Einbinder and Jean Smart in 'Hacks'

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Hacks 

Metascore: 85  
Best for: Fans of quick-witted comedies that highlight the darker side of show business
Where to watch:

, Google Play, HBO Max, iTunes, Vudu
Seasons: 2 (so far)

Like Mythic Quest, HBO Max's Hacks is a comedy that centers on dysfunctional workplace dynamics. The Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning show stars Jean Smart as Deborah Vance, a veteran comedian with a long-running residency in Las Vegas. But after decades of professional success, Deborah starts to feel the pressure to appeal to younger audiences, prompting her to hire Ava Daniels (Hannah Einbinder), a young, up-and-coming comedy writer, to help her craft a new stand-up routine. It also features Kaitlin Olson, McElhenney's Always Sunny co-star and real-life wife, as Deborah's daughter, DJ.

"A remarkably smart comedy, one that understands human behavior and how it's warped by show business." — Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com


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The cast of 'Silicon Valley'

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Silicon Valley 

Metascore: 84
Best for: Fans of nerdy workplace comedies inspired by real life
Where to watch:

, Google Play, HBO Max, iTunes, Vudu
Seasons: 6

Co-created and executive produced by Mike Judge, Silicon Valley tags along with a group of California-based tech workers as they launch a startup called Pied Piper. In the middle of it all is Richard Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch), a programmer who began working on the technology behind Pied Piper while employed by Hooli, a fictional tech giant that's widely considered to be based on Google. As Pied Piper's founder and CEO, Richard recruits a misfit crew to help him build the company, including Dinesh Chugtai (Kumail Nanjiani), Bertram Gilfoyle (Martin Starr), and Jared Dunn (Zach Woods).

"A funny, insightful, blistering satire." — Curt Wagner, RedEye


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Quinta Brunson and Tyler James Williams in 'Abbott Elementary'

ABC

Abbott Elementary 

Metascore: 83
Best for: Fans of workplace sitcoms that make you laugh while tugging at your heartstrings
Where to watch: 

, fuboTV, Google Play, HBO Max, Hulu, iTunes, Vudu
Seasons: 2 (so far)

Set in Philadelphia, Abbott Elementary is a workplace comedy created by and starring Quinta Brunson. In it, she plays Janine Teagues, an idealistic second-grade teacher who is dedicated to her students and her career, despite the school's lack of funding and less-than-stellar working conditions. On campus, she's joined by a colorful crew of fellow teachers and administrators, including Gregory Eddie (Tyler James Williams), a first-grade teacher with a slight crush on Janine, and Ava Coleman (Janelle James), the out-of-touch school principal who's more interested in herself than her students or staff.

"Abbott does the most with the basics: a smart conceit, sharp writing, the right cast. Other sitcoms should be taking notes." — Kristen Baldwin, Entertainment Weekly


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Matt Berry and Natasia Demetriou in 'What We Do in the Shadows'

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What We Do in the Shadows 

Metascore: 83
Best for: Fans of horror comedies built around oddball characters
Where to watch:

, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Vudu
Seasons: 4 (so far)

Based on the 2014 movie of the same name, FX's What We Do in the Shadows is a mockumentary-style comedy about a group of centuries-old vampires who live together on Staten Island, N.Y. It follows the creepy crew — including Nandor the Relentless (Kayvan Novak), Laszlo Cravensworth (Matt Berry), and Nadja of Antipaxos (Natasia Demetriou) — as they navigate modern life while also trying to remain in good standing with their overlords at the Vampiric Council. Like Mythic Quest, What We Do in the Shadows is eccentric and silly, with its fair share of absurd moments.

"A quirky and off-beat comedy worth checking out." — Terry Terrones, Colorado Springs Gazette

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From left to right: Brendan Hunt and Jason Sudeikis in 'Ted Lasso'

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Ted Lasso

Metascore: 79
Best for: Fans of feel-good comedies built around an endearing protagonist
Where to watch: Apple TV+
Seasons: 2 (so far)

In this wildly popular comedy from Apple TV+, American football coach Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) accepts a job coaching the fictional U.K.-based AFC Richmond soccer team — even though he knows nothing about the sport. Because of his inexperience, Ted faces criticism and ridicule from the media, fans, players, and staff, but through it all, he stays optimistic and shows genuine love for the team. While the humor in Mythic Quest can be a bit harsher than Ted Lasso's, both shows do a good job of balancing heavy themes with comedic ones.

"Ted Lasso ropes you in, even if it's more by likability than laughter." — Ed Cumming, The Independent


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Alison Brie and Danny Pudi in 'Community'

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Community 

Metascore: 74 
Best for: Fans of creative comedies that play with pop culture parodies
Where to watch:

, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, Vudu
Seasons: 6

Ganz also worked on Community, a sitcom set at Colorado's fictional Glendale Community College. It features Joel McHale as Jeff Winger, a lawyer who is disbarred after lying about his education and re-enrolls in school to complete his studies. While there, he creates a study group with his fellow students, including the well-liked pop culture junkie Abed Nadir (Pudi), the often misdirected go-getter Britta Perry (Gillian Jacobs), and the anxious ex-overachiever Annie Edison (Alison Brie). Similar to Mythic Quest, Community revolves around a group of people of various ages and backgrounds who (mostly) work well together, despite their differences.

"Community is mercilessly snarky and also surprisingly charming, which is not easy to pull off." — Alessandra Stanley, The New York Times


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From left to right: Charlie Day and Rob McElhenney in 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'

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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 

Metascore: 71
Best for: Fans of off-the-wall comedies that revolve around a dysfunctional friend group
Where to watch:

, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Vudu
Seasons: 15 (so far)

Before Mythic Quest, McElhenney co-created and starred in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the rowdy comedy about a group of self-obsessed bar owners in South Philly. (And he still works on that show, since it's ongoing on FX.) Known as "The Gang," the crew of co-owners includes wannabe tough guy Ronald "Mac" McDonald (McElhenney), his dim-witted childhood friend Charlie Kelly (Day), his psychopathic best friend and roommate Dennis Reynolds (Glenn Howerton), and Dennis' twin sister and aspiring actor Deandra (Olson). Along with the twins' father, Frank (Danny DeVito), the heavy-drinking Gang seems to care less about making the bar successful and more about cheating the system to get ahead.

"Somehow, this ridiculous show manages to entertain us without any semblance of character development or the remotest whiff of a familiar, relatable scenario." — Heather Havrilesky, Salon


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'Reboot'

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Reboot 

Metascore: 71
Best for: Fans of meta-humor and satirical explorations of Hollywood
Where to watch: Hulu
Seasons: 1 (so far)

Just as Mythic Quest offers a behind-the-scenes look at a video game company, Hulu's Reboot does the same with a TV show. It focuses on the cast of Step Right Up, a hit sitcom from the early 2000s, who reunite to appear in a new version of the series. Unfortunately, the actors have all gone in separate directions in the two decades since the show was on air, with Reed Sterling (Keegan-Michael Key) struggling to find serious work, Clay Barber (Johnny Knoxville) grappling with addiction, and Bree Marie Jensen (Judy Greer) going broke in a messy divorce.

"It's a breezy and very-inside look at Hollywood, with a few too many rim shots but still a fair amount of laughs." — Brian Lowry, CNN


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Alexa Davies in 'Dead Pixels'

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Dead Pixels 

Metascore: 66
Best for: Video game players and fans of witty U.K. comedies
Where to watch:

, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu
Seasons: 2 (so far)

If you're a gamer or like Mythic Quest for its depiction of video game culture, check out Dead Pixels. This British sitcom airs on The CW in the U.S. and tells the story of three friends — Meg (Alexa Davies), Nicky (Will Merrick), and Usman (Sargon Yelda) — who are avid players of an MMORPG game called Kingdom Scrolls. But things get complicated for the trio when the lines between fantasy and reality get blurred as the game starts to take over their lives and causes a slew of real-world problems.

"It is biting in its critiques about gamers and the gaming world without ever taking an offensive stance towards its characters." — Allie Gemmill, Collider


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America Ferrera in 'Superstore'

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Superstore 

Metascore: 58
Best for: Fans of smart sitcoms that dive deeper than the average comedy series
Where to watch:

, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Peacock, Vudu
Seasons: 6

Created by The Office's Justin Spitzer, Superstore is a workplace comedy set at a big-box store called Cloud 9, where it focuses on the employees' day-to-day lives. The crew of co-workers is diverse, with the main players being Amy Sosa (America Ferrera), a sales associate who works her way up to a managerial position, and Jonah Simms (Ben Feldman), Amy's love interest and fellow Cloud 9 team member. While Superstore does provide a light-hearted look at the inner workings of a retail chain, it also tackles serious issues like discrimination, immigration, and the pandemic.

"Not terrible, not without charm, not a bad cast (in fact, a pretty good cast)... As a consequence, not particularly funny or memorable either." — Verne Gay, Newsday