The Quest

The Quest TV show on ABCNetwork: ABC
Episodes: 10 (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: July 31, 2014 — September 11, 2014
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Peter Windhofer, Jan Hutter, Marcello de Nardo, Susanne Gschwendtner, Stephanie Buddenbrock, Florence Kasumba, Mai Duong Kieu, and Doug Tait.

TV show description:      
This fantasy reality show follows a dozen real people as they are put into a fantasy world called Everealm and live out their own fantasies and adventures. It’s a land filled with magic, mythical creatures, and agents of darkness lurking in the shadows.

The competitors — now called Paladins — receive scrolls that read, “Paladin, The Fates beckon you to save Everealm from the dark power known as Verlox. A True Hero lives inside you. Your time is now.” They compete against one another in various individual and team challenges and the losers are banished from the realm. In the end, there will only be one true hero.

Series Finale:     
Episode #10 — One True Hero
The final challenge puts the three remaining Paladins (Shondo, Andrew and Lina) to a demanding test. After the grueling competition, the quest is complete and “One True Hero” — Lina — emerges as the victor. The celebration is short-lived for Verlox must be vanquished. Lina, with the help of the banished Paladins, are ultimately victorious and depart for their homes.
First aired: September 11, 2014.


What do you think? Do you like The Quest TV show? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a second season?

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  1. says

    The Quest
    Yes, it was a little cheesy BUT I LOVED IT!! With a lot of crap on TV right now, why not continue this in prime time, not a summer show, so everyone can watch. I taught everyone that we all have a role to play within our own worlds and each of us lives as a one true hero within out souls. BRING IT BACK TO TV ABC. OR HEY NETFLIX, here’s your chance to have another hit on your hand. Seriously, don’t let this go for good!!!

  2. Becky says

    Loved the series – I didn’t even know about it till a friend told me it existed – I want to be a contestant – hope it goes for 2nd season

  3. Connie Benham says

    I just found this show on Netflix – I did not know it existed but as soon as I started watching it I was hooked. I loved the story line the actors and the reality of the place. The thing that I most loved about this series was that people that were Paladins saw this Quest as an opportunity become heroes not winners. They helped each other to achieve this goal. It was more than a game it was a character builder for each of the contestants. Each came out of the game a winner because it showed each of them how to appreciate the other people and their strengths and to use this knowledge to make themselves better people in everything they do in the future. It is anti survival and it was a joy to watch.

  4. Stephen Graham says

    I am a major fantasy fan, but I not a fan of reality shows. The quest changed my view about reality shows, with its amazing practical effects, believable makeup, locations and interesting story the Quest kept me hooked till the very end when Verlock was defeated. I actually cheered! ABC please renew the Quest for another season, the fates demand it!

  5. Dawn w. says

    The Quest is an original show with awesome make-up and animation. The Callender were engageing. Great reality show. Abc, please keep it.

  6. Arya Blake says

    Who did Lina screw or threaten to sue in order to win. There was no way she made that last arrow shot without help.

    • Scott says

      Totally unecessary remark man…and everyone can it something…she may have gotten lucky…her first shot nearly hit the mark. Wake up and realize that everyone has potential to succeed.

    • Connie Benham says

      Arya, I am very sorry that you did not see the point of this show, learning to be a hero. I think she made the shot because she would not give up. That was her strength. The other contestents were happy for her and had nothing negative to say about her.

      You’ve been watching Survivor too long.

  7. Bryon Bellofatto says

    Keep it going, in fact sign me up for next the next season. I hate reality television but I love this show and can’t wait to see what challenges there are to be face by the next set of intrepid paladins. I enjoyed the fact that there was a story and a real reason for the challenges and banishment. The fact that the Paladins were encouraged to work together was also a plus. As for the scripted parts: I believe that the Paladins should have spoken up more and become active in it rather than just watching the actors do their thing. It was a great first attempt but in season two I have faith that the finer details will be ironed out. Please make another season it’s an excellent concept and should be kept as it stand alone in it’s content, spirit, and ingenuity.

    • Rodd says

      I agree–Paladins should have been more involved–But I am sure it was strange knowing that there was a script, not being actors and not wanting to step outside your role. The creators should plan for many eventualities by having scripts and situations preconcieved in advance that MIGHT happen. For example, what would they have done if Shondo decided to really kick but out of one of the guards or creatures, or if they stole the enemies horses and attacked the army instead of running and hiding–or made weapons in the forest–that kind of thing. Any way the show goes, a script, or several scripts and actors are waiting. It would increase the budget, but also the realism. And there should be a prize–a golden/bejeweled pin, or brooch, or ring, or knife, or tiara, or cloak–something very nice that a warrior paladin would have–even a beatiful;ly carved walking staff, or elven bow,

      • Connie Benham says

        I am glad there wasn’t a Prize in the usual sense because each person did win something, their integrity, honor and an improved character. They learned what being a hero meant and they could use this in their everyday lives. Remember many of them ware awarded pins that described an attribute that they possessed. This is what makes this show so great. Finally something you can allow your children to watch and that you can really enjoy watching yourself.

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