Here ye, here ye! Gather round, nerds, to hear the tale of Netflix’s Disenchantment…
*cough* Oh, sorry, I’ve been binge watching Disenchantment and I guess I got into character a bit. Anyway, on to what you’re here to read about, does Disenchantment sink or swim?
In case you are unaware, Disenchantment is Netflix’s latest animated show. It was created by Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening. It features a wonderful cast, with actors like Abbi Jacobson and Eric Andre providing the voices for some of the main stars of the show.
Disenchantment promised to bring swords and sorcery to Netflix. Groening had tackled the present, the future, and now wanted to take a crack at the past. I find this show to be a great time. It is hilarious but in an intelligent way. The jokes are somewhat thought-provoking; it isn’t just dumb humor.
I think the greatest part of this show is the characters. The main protagonist of the show is Princess Bean, a teenager who just wants to experience life as a normal teenager; not the princess of a country. She is feisty, sassy, smart, and drinks entirely too much. I can only assume that she is Homer Simpsons’ great, great, great (times 20, probably) grandmother.
Bean is joined in her misadventures by a demon named Luci and an elf named Elfo. Luci and Elfo are almost complete opposites. Luci is, well, a demon. He is always encouraging Bean to do bad things, like drink too much or try to murder her fiancé to get out of marrying him. Elfo, on the other hand, is much more like a Keebler elf than, say, an elf from Lord of The Rings. He runs away from his secluded elf kingdom because he does not want to feel happy all the time and spend his entire life making candy. Despite running away so that he can FEEL THINGS, he is still positive and happy in the show. He is also harboring a major crush on Bean, giving the show a bit of romantic tension. Although it is not the usual “will they, won’t they” because I have yet to decide if I ship Elfo with Bean yet. Nonetheless, the small spark of romance is cute and fun.
Overall, I find the show to be fun, unique, and hilarious. It has the same humor as its predecessors. If you’re a fan of Groening’s previous work, you will enjoy this show. I can’t wait to see where this show goes.