Disenchantment: Modern Fantasy With A Modern Princess

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Hello people, who may or may not like imperfect princesses, this is for you. Check out my take on Disenchantment Seasons 1 and 2!

Disenchantment is pretty good.  If you like something short and sweet, The first season of Disenchantment is only 10 episodes long on Netflix. If you like Rick and Morty or the Simpsons (side note: the creators of the Simpsons created the show so the comparison makes sense), you’ll like this show. There are three main characters in this show: Princess Tiabeanie (Bean), Luci, and Elfo.

Can I watch Disenchantment with my kids?

No. Do not be fooled by the fact that this show is animated.

Disenchantment Season 1 Plot Summary

Princess Bean is not your average princess. No, she’s a princess with a dysfunctional family, a demon that haunts her, and unclear destiny, and a massive drinking problem. She does go through a bit of character development but not enough for me to like her as a character. I am excited to see what kind of growth she’ll go through in season 2  especially with what happened in the very last episode of season 1.

Luci is the demon that haunts the princess. He’s suave, charming, and of course, a bad influence. Do not be fooled, Luci isn’t completely bad though because even a demon character needs redeeming qualities. He also proves his worth in several situations since he has a few handy qualities like being fireproof and smart and cat-like.

Elfo is–you guessed it– an elf. Elfo is your classic doesn’t fit the cookie-cutter mold type of character just sprinkle in some Nice Guy (trademark) and you have Elfo’s entire character figured out. Does he improve? Ehhhhhhhh, not really but don’t worry coz spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler and spoiler I couldn’t spoiler. Goodness, I can’t wait to see what happens in season 2 because of spoilers.

What I liked about Disenchantment Season 1:

  • History jokes
  • Oona, not quite sure what she is but she’s pretty great
  • The feeling that every character you meet is important but not sure how/why
  • The swine prince
  • Everyone in this show recognizes they are screwed up in their own ways
  • The adventures Bean goes on with her posse
  • Nice twists on classic fairy tales

Disenchantment Season 2:

Bean has a prophecy, her mom is evil and she goes to he** (all in the first two episodes). Oona becomes a pirate which is the best idea I’ve ever heard. All of the elves move into Dreamland. Derek makes a new friend, becomes a puppet king even though Zog is alive. Speaking of, Zog gets a divorce and falls in love with a bear.

Things I liked about the new season

  • The pacing is great from start to finish. It does a great job of keeping your attention for the entirety of it.
  • They slip in a line confirming that Jerry is Bean’s uncle and he had the crown shoved on his head. It’s sad but I liked Jerry and Bean’s relationship.
  • Stairway to he** instead of heaven. I get the song reference 😉
  • I didn’t know they had selkies in this universe and I like it. Zog has this whole dilemma of whether to give her back her coat or not.
  • This show actually has an ok/respectful representation of God as a being.
  • I am here for Oona being a powerful pirate queen.
  • Luci as a barkeep is the perfect job for him.
  • Of course, the fish boy would be friends with a giant squid.
  • I love Bean wrote a play
  • I love Steampunk city, can we go back there, please?
  • Luci sacrificed a large bit of him to help the trio get out of he**.

Things I wished were different

  • Elfo is still a whiny baby
  • Zog saw little/no character development

I can see so many events happening in this show. Luci could be promoted to angel status. Bean could grow to be a wonderful queen. Elfo could become the leader of the elves. Either way, I can’t wait to see what happens in season 3. Thank you for reading what I thought about Disenchantment season 2, see you in the next post!

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