What We’re Watching: Apocalypse in July

The second lockdown may have dampened the spirits of our Melbourne office, but it has had quite the opposite effect on our enthusiasm for film and TV.

Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet, Apple TV 

First up we have a chaotic lockdown comedy that has totally won our Business Development Manager Danni Petkovic’s heart: Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet. Streaming on Apple TV, the comedy is set in a game development studio. The series features some names who will be very familiar to the kinds of enthusiastic nerd who want to watch a comedy about game dev (which I say with love), including Rob McElhenny from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Community’s Danny Pudi, and Ashly Burch, a voice actor who worked on Life is Strange, BorderlandsHorizon Zero Dawn, and later wrote for Adventure Time. The show is relatable, chaotic, funny — and relevant to the present moment, featuring a lockdown episode filmed via video conferencing. Danni describes it as ‘art imitating life. Or actually, life imitating art!?’

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Jini Maxwell is a writer and curator who lives in Naarm. They are an assistant curator at ACMI, where they also host the Women & Non-binary gamers club. They write about videogames and the people who make them. You can find them on Twitter @astroblob