Disenchantment: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

Disenchantment showcases enough of Matt Groening's trademark humor to satisfy fans -- although the show's overall familiarity and disappointing willingness to play it safe may not bode well for future seasons.



Critic Ratings: 86


Audience Score

User Ratings: 912
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Air date: Aug 17, 2018
Air date: Aug 17, 2018
Air date: Aug 17, 2018
Air date: Aug 17, 2018
Air date: Aug 17, 2018
Air date: Aug 17, 2018
Air date: Aug 17, 2018
Air date: Aug 17, 2018
Air date: Aug 17, 2018
Air date: Aug 17, 2018

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Critic Reviews for Disenchantment Season 1

All Critics (86) | Top Critics (25)

The results are positive, the story is fun, there are laughs to be had and the show brings the subtlety and wit we have come to expect from Groening's creations.

May 28, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Boldly different to Groening's other work, while looking and feeling familiar. It's short of greatness, but engaging enough to warrant returning for season 2.

Aug 31, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Disenchantment is incredibly green as a show and it's still finding its feet. It's a new show from another time in every sense of the word.

Aug 29, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The jokes are stale, their set-ups are mundane, the plot is predictable, the execution is rarely inspired.

Aug 20, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Disenchantment is a pleasant and pleasing show that you'll happily pass a Saturday afternoon with. But it's no The Simpsons.

Aug 19, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Fans of both The Simpsons and Futurama - particularly those who have continued to stick doggedly by The Simpsons well past its best years - will find something to enjoy here.

Aug 17, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's a letdown to realize Groening has reduced this epic opportunity to a mere game of moans.

May 28, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Groening's characters always come equipped with plenty of charm, and while it is not instantly apparent in Disenchantment, you will find yourself rooting for them come the final episode.

May 28, 2019 | Full Review…

The trademark humor is there, with plenty of visual gags to dissect on shop signs and background details, but it's too restrained and pedestrian to make a series like this pop.

May 28, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The episodes are bloated and while this is a fairly common problem across the Netflix catalogue, it feels particularly detrimental here as there is not nearly enough plot to keep our attention, nor enough jokes to make the excess time feel worthwhile.

May 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Disenchantment: Season 1

  • Aug 07, 2019
    In theory a Simpsons- or Futurama-esque show set in a medieval fantasy world should be great, but in practice it falls flat. Most of the cast is unlikeable, including the main character, and in a character-based comedy that spells death. There is too much plot for the jokes they're telling, and a lot of the setup for the situations doesn't really make sense, so the impact of the satire it's going for is lost. Some improvements on the animation style from the Simpsons are all that this show has going for it. Closest Comparison: It does to Futurama what American Dad did to Family Guy. Setting: Fantasy Plot: Adventure Tone: Comedy
  • Aug 02, 2019
    Better than Simpsons or Futurama to me.
  • May 01, 2019
    Awesome show I loved the classic Simpson humor with a fairytale twist
  • Apr 11, 2019
    No charm, all the jokes play it too safe. The characters are flat and boring. It all feels very formulaic as if it was written by a committee. Visuals are very nice though.
  • Mar 18, 2019
    I loved the series. She is funny, sometimes serious, sometimes a little dark, sometimes romantic, stress, etc. But there are but boring episodes that do not promote the plot or personality of the characters or anything else. Without a doubt a brilliant series worth seeing
  • Mar 06, 2019
    An edgier attempt from the Groening brand. Still funny, campy, worth watching.
  • Feb 06, 2019
    The first time through the show I enjoyed it, but what has really made it amazing is going back through and picking up on all the small jokes, intellectualizes, and the under lying story line. Fans of fantasy should see this show.
  • Feb 03, 2019
    Great show! Absolutely love the satire that the Futurama crew and cast bring to the show. Laughed and cried through the whole thing! Can't wait til season 2, and hope it keeps going! A real intelligent introspection on society and religion and modern problems. Matt Groening and crew are geniuses!
  • Jan 28, 2019
    I love everything about the show. From the screenplay to the fun and unique music, to the character development...it's my new favorite TV show.
  • Jan 18, 2019
    While Matt Groening may still struggling to find it's own footing, but Disechantment offers a solid humor for everyone who familiar with his works.

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