Two years on: The very best of Apple TV+

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Apple TV+ offers up some real gems.
Apple TV+ offers up some real gems.
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When Apple TV+ launched on November 1, 2019, Cupertino had its sights set on creating a serious Netflix rival. Two year on, it may not have conquered the world like fellow streaming newcomer Disney+ did. But Apple TV+ continues to deliver a stream of top-notch shows — and some must-see movies.

With dozens of series and more than 20 feature films, where should you start? Here’s our guide to the best shows and movies on Apple TV+, in no particular order.

Great news, gamers! Apple TV+ renews Mythic Quest for two more seasons

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Great news, gamers! Apple TV+ renews ‘Mythic Quest’ for two more seasons
The dysfunctional but lovable developers of Mythic Quest are coming back for two more seasons.
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The gamer-themed workplace comedy Mythic Quest has been picked up for seasons three and four on Apple TV+. Not surprising: season two of the show enjoys a 100% critics approval score from Rotten Tomatoes.

The ensemble cast will return for more dysfunctional but somehow warm hearted office shenanigans.

Mythic Quest fine-tunes its epic comedy for strong second season [Apple TV+ review]

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Mythic Quest review: Rob McElhenney leads an excellent cast in a strong second season.
Rob McElhenney leads an excellent cast in a strong second season.
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In its second season, Mythic Quest doubles down on characters and lets workplace dynamics subsume the work itself. The creative team that drives the Apple TV+ comedy about game developers found the sweet spots that made the first season above average, then worked on them like mechanics.

The result is a season every bit as strong as the first — and one that portends greatness for the future.

Get ready for high-stress hilarity in Mythic Quest season two

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Get ready for high-stress hilarity in ‘Mythic Quest’ season two
Mythic Quest session two starts in May, and things are going well. Too well.
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Mythic Quest season two is right around the corner, and Apple TV+ whet everyone’s appetite Monday with a fresh trailer. In the upcoming episodes, the game developers face the pressure of building a critical expansion pack, and some people are handling the stress far, far too easily.

Watch the hijinks now.

Mythic Quest crew dives into post-pandemic life in bonus episode next week

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You don’t have to wait until May for new ‘Mythic Quest.’
“Everlight” is a bonus pre-season Mythic Quest episode premiering in April. It takes a funny look at returning to work after the pandemic.
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Fans of Mythic Quest won’t have to wait until May for season two of the comedy series to return to Apple TV+. A special pre-season episode will debut Friday, April 16.

It will explore the challenges the quirky characters experience returning to their office after the COVID-19 pandemic. Anthony Hopkins will have a voice role.

Yes! Take a first look at the crazy gamer fun coming in Mythic Quest season 2

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‘Mythic Quest’ season 2 premieres in May 2021 on Apple TV+
Mythic Quest season 2 continues the offbeat hilarity of this office comedy with a gaming twist.
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Every good game deserves an expansion pack. Just like Apple TV+’s game-themed Mythic Quest deserves a season 2. New episodes of the twisted comedy premiere in May as the game developers struggle to create an expansion pack for their hit Raven’s Banquet.

Apple released a trailer of the upcoming season on Friday to prepare viewers for the crazy. Watch it now.