As someone who likes The Simpsons and loves Futurama, my expectations were rather high for Disenchantment. Did it meet them? Short answer, yes. Long answer, keep reading!
Disenchantment follows the misadventures of Princess Tiabeanie of Dreamland, also known as Bean, Elfo the sweet elf and her personal Demon Luci. The trio soon grows into one hell of a comedic powerhouse.
If I’m being honest, when I saw Bean advertised as the Rebel Princess I cringed a little. However, by the end of the first episode, I loved her. She is a fun character, she is a drunken mess who has a kind heart but is more than capable to hold her own in a fight.
In the same vein, I was unsure about Elfo at first, I thought he was going to be an annoyingly happy character but I was pleasantly surprised.
Luci has to be my favourite though, Bean’s personal Demon who just wants to see the world burn and is often mistaken for a cat. Funnily enough, it’s a suitable comparison as he reminds me of Salem from Sabrina.
Outside of the main cast and the stellar supporting cast, something else I love about Disenchantment is the imaginative world they created. With each episode, we learn more about Dreamland and the other realms. There are quite a few clever word puns hidden in the background as well as easter eggs. I also love the animation and the art style they went with.
There is a joke about how few rules there are for the magic in the show. I laughed a little bit too hard at that bit.
On that note, I thought this show was going to be a straightforward comedy. Nope! While there are a lot of comedic moments and jokes, great ones at that, there is also a lot of character development and some heartfelt scenes.
Disenchantment almost feels like it was crafted with everything I like, my taste in comedy, fantasy that both celebrates the genre while poking fun at it and well-written characters.
My only real complaint is that I want more. I want the next season right now. The last two episodes, wow. I did not see any of that coming. Prepare yourselves for some major plot twists and emotions.
As far as I can tell there isn’t a confirmed date for the second batch of ten episodes. But as someone who waited for ages for the third season of Rick and Morty, I’m getting used to waiting.
All in all, I highly recommend Disenchantment. If you have Netflix you need to check it out, especially if you love Futurama. Since the first season only has ten episodes it’s easy to binge it like I did.