Disenchantment: A cartoon for the darkest of souls


Disenchantment is an animated Netflix Original created in 2018 by Matt Groening. The two seasons have acquired a 7.2/10 on IMDb, 68% on Rotten Tomatoes, and a 9/10 on TV.com. It features Abbi Jacobson as Bean, the series main protagonist, Eric Andre as Bean’s personal Demon, and Nat Faxon as their friend Elfo.

Starting out in the crumbling kingdom of Dreamland, severe alcoholic, Princess Teabeanie (Bean), her personal demon Luci, and their feisty friend Elfo go on several misadventures encountering trolls, giants, wizards, witches, and moronic humans. 

The characters are absolutely delightful. I fell in love with every single one of them, even the antagonists. The story was interesting throughout all twenty episodes. Although the second season was less streamlined, it still had my attention throughout the whole season. 

The first season followed more of a story and didn’t jump around, like the second season. The second season did create more story opportunities that could be really entertaining in a possible third season. 

I couldn’t possibly imagine any other actors voicing the characters. Every one of them fits perfectly. The musical scoring really brought the show together, it emits the medieval vibe and shows the whimsical and fun elements the show has to offer. 

Disenchantment has medieval-fantasy stereotypes, but it makes them feel fresh with the dark humor and character realism. 

Matt Groening also created The Simpsons and Futurama, which have similar kinds of humor and styles. 

The show is worth seeing, especially for people with a dark sense of humor. Although the characters and theme might look like a kids’ show, the content, and themes can be a little crude, dark, and creepy for them.