Disenchantment, the latest tv show of Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons, is a fun tale of adventure set in the Middle Ages, writes Mike Hale of The New York Times. Slightly more serious than its predecessor, the show focuses on its plot, while still finding space for the odd joke. Unlike Groening’s other work, in which episodes only approach the larger story loosely, there is a narrative that is loyally followed. With quirky characters and a rich plot, Groening aims to bring forward the sentimental here, too. The show explores emotions in depth. Fans that can adapt to this change in tone will be pleasantly surprised by Disenchantment.
Simpsons creator Matt Groening’s new show Disenchantment is an attempt at self-parody that doesn’t quite enchant, suggests Brian Lowry of CNN. It is a little too close to Groening’s past work, particularly in terms of animation. The new brand of humor, which is more tongue-in-cheek and dry, is fresh but strongly mirrors that of other comedy shows. All in all, the jokes aren’t that engaging. Besides its biggest selling point, the fact that it was made by The Simpsons’ creator, it offers little that is unique or special. The plot and characters are fun to watch but feel unoriginal and not as innovative as one would have hoped. Disenchantment is disappointing.