‘Disenchantment’ is captivating entertainment

“A Princess, an Elf, and a Demon Walk Into a Bar” was all that was needed to make me click on that first episode in search of a punchline. Before I knew it, I had watched five hours of this random cartoon I found on Netflix.
    Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve definitely at least heard of The Simpsons. Its creator, Matt Groening, brings another animated comedy to the small screen: Disenchantment. The concept of the show – a cartoon set in medieval times – isn’t exactly enchanting, but Groening manages to make it work with a combination of fantasy, sarcasm, and dark humor.

    The show centers around teenage Princess Tiabeanie, known as Bean throughout the show, and her misadventures with her friends Elfo, a worrisome Elf in search of a different life, and the witty and sarcastic demon Luci. Bean is constantly getting into trouble in Dreamland, the medieval town ruled by her father King Zøg, played by John DiMaggio.

While their lives may not be typical of teenagers in the real world today, they still capture the essential elements of being carefree and, to be honest, dumb when it comes to hanging out with friends as a teenager.

    Disenchantment may not be life changing, but all 10 episodes of part one are entertaining enough to make you keep watching. Each episode is unique, yet maintains a consistent plot line that spans throughout the entire season.

The release date of part two has not been confirmed yet, but the first season’s cliffhanger ending definitely has viewers impatiently waiting to see what happens next.

If you have nothing to do this weekend or are looking for a new show to binge, check out Disenchantment.