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Disenchantment - Spoiler-Free Review!
Creators: Matt Groening, Josh Weinstein.
Stars: Robin Atkin Downes, Abbi Jacobson, Eric André.
Disenchantment follows the story of Bean, a hard-drinking princess and her two companions, a goofy elf and her own personal demon. The three of them go to many different adventures and have a lot of ups and downs.
Matt Groening & Netflix. In my opinion, this show shouldn't have never been created. That sounds harsh but I don't think this was the right option at the moment. We already have hundreds of episodes of The Simpsons still coming out and most of us real Matt Groening fans only want to see the story of Futurama continue. I'm not saying I am not open to new things but this was just not the right move for him. Netflix, honestly, should've just produced a new season of Futurama and that would've made all of the fans extremely happy instead of giving us this mediocre show that lacks originality and personality.
Writing/Comedy. Each episode is 20 minutes. In those 20 minutes, let's say there are around 30-40 jokes. From those jokes, perhaps 15 make me chuckle and the rest just fall flat or just aren't jokes, they are lazy excuses to put something not funny in but the writers for some reason think they're funny. Still, I do admit, in every episode there are at least 3-5 jokes that make me laugh my ass off. Some one liners are just hilarious, most coming from either random characters we know nothing about or Elfo. The writing is alright. It's not terrible but it isn't Futurama. That is to me the biggest issue, after Futurama, I have such high expectations for Matt Groening. Anything that isn't Futurama good, to me is just dumb and boring.
Animation. The animation is fine. The characters' designs are very, VERY, reminiscent of the ones in The Simpsons. Elfo just seams like Bart/Moe while Bean looked a lot (and had similar character traits) like Barney. Aside from that, the far away shots that display the entire city look so incredibly cheap and badly animated. I just feel it lacks its own style and feel. (Continued In Comments)