‘Disenchantment’ Review: 5 Reasons Why Groening’s New Show Is a Literally Disenchantment and Not Worth Watching

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The new Matt Groening series was received really bad. Disenchantment reached only 60% on Rotten Tomatoes, which means we have plenty of critics negative reviews to share.  

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Show is extremely skippable

The shows like Bojack Horseman, Futurama, Steven Universe, Simpsons and, loved by every person with a good sense of humor, Rick and Morty have jokes and expression that turn into memes and long-term puns that we still use in our everyday conversations.

Unfortunately, Disenchantment is far from that. “It’s a disenchanting rehash of old jokes about an old time by old people,” Beckett Mufson as noticed. “Disenchantment is an unfunny mess, unsure of what it’s satirizing, and unfortunately wastes talented voice actors and a rich world on hollow jokes.”

Medieval fraud

The princess Bean is placed in the Medieval ages, which builds the conflict around her story. The same happened to Fry from Futurama, where he was to deal with technological progress as a guy from the 20th century.

“Playing against the seriousness and self-glorification of so much sword-clanging fantasy, it makes the most of slapstick pestilence and the absurdist misery of peasants, revisiting history as farce,” states Troy Patterson. 

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Lacks Futurama magic

Disenchantment is Matt Groening’s first new series since 1999’s Futurama, and The Simpsons’ creator latest effort is stuck in the past, literally and figuratively. And really, Disenchantment resembles its younger sister, Futurama, by all means.

However, as Richard Trenholm noticed, it definitely lacks Futurama magic, “it’s too soon to say which is the better show. But while Bean is as winning as Futurama’s Fry in the first few episodes, the supporting cast aren’t as engaging as their sci-fi siblings.”

“And the static setup doesn’t have the freedom of Futurama’s planet-hopping premise, which took the crew to strange new worlds, seeking out new life and new civilizations and boldly going where no animated sitcom had gone before.”

Nevertheless, it might change over the next episodes.

Not engaging and entertaining enough

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Considering all the experience and the number of successful shows created by Groening and co-developer Josh Weinstein, it’s strange that they weren’t able to make Disenchantment more engaging and entertaining series.

“Disenchantment compensates for its lackluster writing/originality with its first-rate animation, but that won’t be enough to keep “adult” viewers around very long,” says Michael Starr.

It withers from the very start

Though we’re only 7 episodes in, it’s hard to predict for how long this animated series will be entertaining as it already has no more new to show. “Anything Groening works on is always going to evoke the fondness we have for his most iconic cartoon but it works overtime in Disenchantment to win affection,” claims Cameron Williams.

“Disenchantment is an exercise in tolerating something that looks and sounds familiar but is already beginning to wither.”


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'Disenchantment' Review: 5 Reasons Why Groening’s New Show Is a Literally Disenchantment and Not Worth Watching
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'Disenchantment' Review: 5 Reasons Why Groening’s New Show Is a Literally Disenchantment and Not Worth Watching
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The new Matt Groening series was received really bad. Disenchantment reached only 60% on Rotten Tomatoes, which means we have plenty of critics negative reviews to share.  
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