I had high expectations for a MYTHIC QUEST Christmas special, and that lofty excitement came crashing down faster than a “720-plus-calorie” coffee. THE 12 HOURS OF CHRISTMAS should work. It has all the elements to make for a classic Christmas edition of TV. Yet, they don’t, and here’s why:

  1. David Brittlesbee – David Hornsby (also this episode’s director) perfectly portrays this middle-manager pushover. However, he should never be the centerpiece of an MQ episode. He’s too whiny to be the focal point.
  2.  Funny – MQ is usually hilarious. And outside of a few funny moments with Rachel, Dana, and Brad. This episode desperately lacked humor. 

Here’s what did work:

  1. JO (Jessie Ennis) – is this season’s breakout star. Her learning to “do friendship” is funny and heartbreaking #TankGirl.
  2. Brad –ย Danny Pudi is handsย down the funniest actor on MQ. The delivery of this quote killed me ๐Ÿ˜‚ – “I just love Christmas. It’s the one day of the year that everyone expresses their love financially. It’s the high holy day of capitalism.”

So with that, MQ has done a Christmas episode. The Results? There should’ve been more chili.

It’s available on Apple TV+.

Aaron "Dobler" Goldstein

Aaron Goldstein is a Product Manager by day, ludicrous speed content consumer by night. Heโ€™s a LA Film School Alumni and TV Academy / Producers Guild of America member. Aaron is a proud parent and dad joke enthusiast.

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