Disenchantment season three is enchanting



Disenchantment Part 3, a Netflix Original Series was released on January 15, but is it worth watching?

Justin Dobski, Staff Writer

Disenchantment Part Three, a fantasy animated comedy television series, debuted on Netflix on January 15. Unlike the previous two seasons of Disenchantment, season three immediately continues from the cliffhangers that the Season 2 finale left the audience with last year… the last year. Disenchantment season three exceeded the expectations the audience had for the new season.

Disenchantment is a Netflix Original Series, created by the head writer and animator of The Simpsons and Futurama, Matt Groening. The show is filled with the many zany one-liners, unique characters, and detailed animation backgrounds found in Groening’s shows. Disenchantment is rated TV-14 for its animated violence and use of alcohol.

The series is a mock of many fantasy tropes and puts its own twist on the fantasy series genre by adding some of the adult concepts found in The Simpsons and Futurama. The series follows the misadventures of Bean (Abbi Jacobson), a rebellious teen princess, Elfo (Nat Faxon), a lovable, naive elf, Luci (Eric Andre), a sarcastic demon who accompanies Bean, and King Zog (John DiMaggio), the emotionally unstable king.

In the third season, Bean once again escapes from her maniacal mother, Queen Dagmar, (Sharon Horgan), and her horde of Trogs. Returning to Dreamland, she discovers that there has been a coup, and Zog her father has been replaced with her childish half-brother, Derrek. Zog was saved from being buried alive, however, he is now suffering from some form of PTSD. The rest of the season shows Bean’s journey to Steamland, where the audience receives more lore of the world Groening created.

One of my favorite parts of this season was how Abbi Jacobson portrayed Bean, and how she portrayed Bean’s maternal issues and her complicated relationship with Queen Dagmar. The audience could feel Bean’s emotions whenever she and Dagmar had a confrontation with one another. Similar to the previous two seasons, the third season began and ended with Queen Dagmar confronting Bean with some new revelation, as the screen fades to black, and the credits begin to reel.

Some critics may say that the show is heavily focused on developing lore or creating plot lines, and is stretching the show too thin. I believe that while the writers focused on world-building and plot, it only adds more depth to the series, not ruining the comedic value.

I highly enjoyed this season of Disenchantment and recommend it to anybody who enjoys the Simpsons or satirical fantasy. If you are planning on having a lazy weekend and are looking for something to watch on Netflix, Disenchantment is definitely a binge-worthy show.