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Disenchantment (NetFlix) [Matt Groening][2018]

  • 25-07-2017 4:54pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 6,267 ✭✭✭ corkie


    Simpsons creator teams with Netflix for series about a hard-drinking princess
    Matt Groening is returning to television four years after Futurama came to an end with Netflix’s Disenchantment.

    Disenchantment is a show about “life and death, love and sex, and how to keep laughing in a world full of suffering and idiots, despite what the elders and wizards and other jerks tell you,” Groening said in a press release. The series will follow a “hard-drinking” young princess named Bean, her elf friend Elfo and her own personal demon Luci. Since Disenchantment is based in a magical realm where anything and everything is possible, expect to see a variety of creatures including, “ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses and lots of human fools.”


    The Simpsons and Futurama creator has a brilliant new show on Netflix
    Given that Groening has created The Simpsons and Futurama, we will always be interested in watching his work, but his new show is coming to Netflix and it has a superb cast including Matt Berry (The IT Crowd), Noel Fielding (The Might Boosh) and Futurama's own John DiMaggio and Billy West.


    Netflix Orders Matt Groening Animated Comedy ‘Disenchantment’
    ----> http://www.imdb.com/news/ni61339916/

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."--George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905.

    "I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis." - Spock.



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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 17,576 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ixoy


    Very interesting. I think Netflix's comedy output is very strong, more so than their dramas and that, coupled with Groenig and the cast is promising.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,267 ✭✭✭ corkie


    First look at Matt Groening's first new show in two decades

    disenchantment-netflix-3.jpg

    The series, whose 10-episode first season launches Aug. 17, also will feature the voice talents of John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Matt Berry, Jeny Batten, Rich Fulcher, Noel Fielding, and Lucy Montgomery.

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."--George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905.

    "I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis." - Spock.



  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 54,395 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mr E


    First trailer. :)
    Out August 17th.



  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 10,422 Mod ✭✭✭✭ icdg


    It’s most of the same cast as Futurama then? Doing for fantasy what the former did for sci fi I assume.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,043 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    I have an immediate mental block / bias to work against, because the fantasy setting & Groening character styling makes me think of that execrable "Benders Game" feature-length episode of Futurama :D


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  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 54,395 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mr E


    This is looking good. :)



  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,043 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    "Part 1", consisting of 10 episodes, has dropped. Kinda looking forward to this given the pedigree, though like Futurama (and the Simpsons too in fairness) before it I expect it to take a while to bed down & find its voice.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,695 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    I have watched the first episode....I enjoyed it! Not sure why its getting pretty poor reviews.
    The 3 main characters are excellent.
    It looks terrific lots of little details in the background.

    Also couple of the side characters they bump in to are great fun, the fairy and the priest in particular.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 137 ✭✭ 5555555555


    Hmmmm first episode was poor.

    Maybe it will improve.

    Matt Berry playing his character from the IT crowd is promising


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,326 ✭✭✭ Oafley Jones


    Just watched it. It's just flat and lacking in energy. Even the opening sequence trying to establish Bean with the Poker fight was just absolutely lifeless. It's as if every interaction goes on a beat too long. I'd like to see it more aggressively edited for better timing.

    edit: also better writing. And while I'm at it, some of Groening's established players are making it sound like a best of his other works. Did DiMaggio really have to go to that well again.


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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,043 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Yeah the first episode is a mixed bag. Some of the gags were chucklesome, some not so much but it's the usual complaint with Netflix comedies: the pilot was too damn long with too many scenes stretching past the punchline.

    Curious to know the plot though, and I kinda liked the characters anyway so the good generally outweighed the bad on balance.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,541 ✭✭✭ cython


    My, how far(ahem!)-reaching some Father Ted jokes seem to be, unless there was a massive coincidence in the writing of that first episode!


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,531 ✭✭✭✭ flazio


    3 episodes in and I quite like it. Bean is a good lead. The gags do raise a chuckle.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24 PenguinEggs


    Only a couple of episodes left and I really like it. Its not brilliant, but I thought the same of Futurama for the first few shows as well, but I do think its getting better and better so hopefully Part II will have ironed out the uneveness

    I like the balance of crap magic and semi realistic medieval living conditions vs outright fantasy. The characters and plots as well as series spanning sub texts are fine. It just needs better jokes


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,043 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Only popped on episode 2, penned by Futurama alum David X Cohen himself, and it was a much funnier, sharper beast. Lots of great rapid fire asides that felt very similar to that previous Groening show in its pomp.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,470 ✭✭✭✭ partyjungle


    A lot of the humour stinks of zombie simpsons. Really shallow stuff.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,531 ✭✭✭✭ flazio


    Got to the end, which ends on a bit of a cliff hanger, and I have enjoyed it enough to be annoyed if they don't get renewed to resolve the new developments.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,043 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Finished up with those first, released 10 episodes and ... uhm, well, it was Okay. There are laughs to be had, but in between masses of bloat and flatlining comedy. It was a more serialised beast than previous Groening shows - for better and worse. Honestly I didn't care about half the cast so the big cliffhanger at the end didn't leave me eager to know everyones' fate. Elfo was particularly annoying and his whole arc a total dud.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,267 ✭✭✭ corkie


    Disenchantment Theory: Is The Netflix Series Set In The FUTURE?



    Theory from clip: -
    Set in destroyed New York, which we see when FRY is frozen.

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."--George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905.

    "I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis." - Spock.



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,531 ✭✭✭✭ flazio




    New episodes stretched out over the next 3 years.


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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,043 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Because when your show gets broadly lukewarm reviews and a tepid reaction, what you really should do is stretch out those remaining episodes?

    Yeah, I don't get it. Weird decision.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,267 ✭✭✭ corkie


    New episodes stretched out over the next 3 years.

    Is that clip just confirming that there will be 3 more seasons of the show? (And not one spreadout?)

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."--George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905.

    "I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis." - Spock.



  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,043 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Yeah, it's a bit unclear. Though it'd be equally surprising if Netflix were committing to 3 more seasons too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 159 ✭✭ Daxve


    IGN reporting it as one more season (season 2) split in 2 (10 episodes each) with the second half of Season 1 (10 episodes in 2019). 30 episodes total over the next 3 years but only 2 seasons (40 episodes in total).

    https://ie.ign.com/articles/2018/10/22/disenchantment-season-2-renewed-netflix


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,584 Frank O. Pinion


    pixelburp wrote: »
    Because when your show gets broadly lukewarm reviews and a tepid reaction, what you really should do is stretch out those remaining episodes?

    Yeah, I don't get it. Weird decision.
    It's 10 episodes a year, for a few years, like many other modern shows.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,174 ✭✭✭ Aisling(",)


    I quite enjoyed Disenchantment so I'm glad it'll be coming back.
    It was a bit middle of the road but it was shut off your brain entertainment so this will be back to be commuting entertainment for me :)
    Perfect epsiode lenght for me on the bus.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,531 ✭✭✭✭ flazio


    Next, part, series, season, new episodes on September 20th
    https://twitter.com/disenchantment/status/1129031247827595266?s=19


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,043 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    A show I completely forgot I even watched. Possibly not a good sign, though there's definitely potential in there, somewhere.


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,417 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson




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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,043 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Full trailer has popped up; looks like it still has that weird mix of serialised drama & comedy.



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