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« Reply #40 on: 08-20-2018 06:16 »

It didn't have bonder... I don't know if I want it to continue.
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« Reply #41 on: 08-20-2018 09:38 »

Hi! I have some ideas about how the show could have been better -- or at least more interesting. Yeah, hunker down, mi cielitos, you're not going anywhere.

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« Reply #42 on: 08-20-2018 12:31 »

And I am only back for one reason and it is because how much do I enjoy this brilliant new show. I love the three main characters. Bean happens to be one of the best in your face and don't give a damn princess. Elfo is so cute and adorable. Luci is cool too. I've also liked the prince that Bean almost married in episode 1 and 2 and I really wish that he would have be back as well.

So far I've watched 5 episodes and I am almost there to finish the rest so I do tend to avoid the spoilers. My favourite episode is the one where they throw a party while the king was away and that was really good.

If I might stay longer on this board I wouldn't mind have my Avatar changed to Bean
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« Reply #43 on: 08-20-2018 17:04 »

It doesn't have Bender, it's pretty much trash.
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« Reply #44 on: 08-20-2018 17:35 »


As a broad thought, there seems to be a surprising lack of pop-culture references compared to The Simpsons and Futurama. It might just be because I don't know the fantasy genre all that well, but there didn't seem to be an insane amount of nods to Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings or Dungeons and Dragons like I was expecting - which is a good thing.

It's a really good thing. Those references often make the episode look dated farther down the road.

Unfortunately, haven't seen Disenchanted yet, just came here to see what the general impression was.
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« Reply #45 on: 08-20-2018 19:49 »

Just saw all the episodes, the last few episodes were meh to me. Now I give it about a 7 out of 10.
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« Reply #46 on: 08-20-2018 21:03 »

0 Benders out of 0 Benders
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« Reply #47 on: 08-20-2018 22:10 »
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3 - It is actually set in the future. Technology and society collapses, and the cycle goes back round, with another medieval age etc.

I think this is almost certainly the case after that episode 10 Easter egg.

That said, I can't see it ever forming a big part of the plot. I think it'll just feed into the occasional background gag or reference to Futurama.

It's just a nice little easter egg, I don't see how this directly connects it to the Futurama universe? Everyone has 5 fingers for a start. I agree that it'd be cool to see little references and stuff pop-up every now & then, however.
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« Reply #48 on: 08-20-2018 23:37 »

I've just watched all of the episodes and I need more episodes right now
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« Reply #49 on: 08-20-2018 23:49 »

Just watched all 10 episodes of Season 1. The first episode was easily the worst, but from episode 2 onwards it steadily improves and by the last three episodes the show completely won me over. I'm definitely looking forward to Season 2 for sure now!
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« Reply #50 on: 08-21-2018 01:21 »

3 - It is actually set in the future. Technology and society collapses, and the cycle goes back round, with another medieval age etc.

I think this is almost certainly the case after that episode 10 Easter egg.

That said, I can't see it ever forming a big part of the plot. I think it'll just feed into the occasional background gag or reference to Futurama.

It's just a nice little easter egg, I don't see how this directly connects it to the Futurama universe? Everyone has 5 fingers for a start. I agree that it'd be cool to see little references and stuff pop-up every now & then, however.

It seems to be one of the hundreds of future scenarios that come and go in the future of Futurama - you could even argue the case for it being the medieval-esque period seen outside whilst Fry was frozen in New York. I think that time-machine is such a specific choice of Easter egg (compared to, say, the three-eyed owl thrown in as a nod to The Simpsons) that is has to be intentional.

Like I say, though, I can't see it ever being anything more than a nice little bit of trivia for people who care about it.



Anyway, it's kind of neat that this show's composer is this guy:


I guess Groening is probably a bigger fan of Devo than I realised.
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« Reply #51 on: 08-21-2018 14:19 »
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Finally finished all ten episodes. I really liked it. I was wondering if Groening and co would still be able to capture lightning in a bottle because I was not a huge fan of the Comedy Central Futurama revival, but I was very pleased with Disenchantment.


In summary, I like war, but I don't love it. I hope they strike the right balance between throwaway humor and subplots and the serialization that the modern viewer craves. I'd give it a solid B+.


It's a really good thing. Those references often make the episode look dated farther down the road.



Agreed 100%. I found the lack of pop-culture references frankly refreshing. Bojack and South Park have those cornered. There is no need to bog the show down. Let the humor grow out of the setting.


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« Reply #52 on: 08-21-2018 14:35 »
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Hi! I have some ideas about how the show could have been better -- or at least more interesting. Yeah, hunker down, mi cielitos, you're not going anywhere.


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« Reply #53 on: 08-21-2018 18:43 »

I didn't know Bojack was considered serialized.  I thought all the jokes were puns about what if animals were people, and I could never figure out how all of the animals became people--a part of me thinks the creators just wanted to steer society in a direction where it's okay for people to fuck dogs.

Needs more bender though.
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« Reply #54 on: 08-25-2018 08:23 »

I just binged every episode without realizing there weren't more and now I'm rewatching it. I think its just funny how Futurama is all futuristic(No shit) and Disenchantment is based centuries ago and SOMEONE OUT THERE REALLY HAS SOMETHING AGAINST PRESENT TIME. But then I think about it, and I agree present time sucks.


The lack of benders is also very disappointing no no
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« Reply #55 on: 08-25-2018 12:11 »

I think its just funny how Futurama is all futuristic(No shit) and Disenchantment is based centuries ago and SOMEONE OUT THERE REALLY HAS SOMETHING AGAINST PRESENT TIME. But then I think about it, and I agree present time sucks.

........The Simpsons?
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« Reply #56 on: 08-25-2018 21:04 »

Futurama???
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« Reply #57 on: 08-25-2018 23:04 »

........The Simpsons?

Got me there, guess I just never really got into the Simpsons so it slipped my mind tongue And even so it takes place in a sort of "alternate universe" setting.
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« Reply #58 on: 08-26-2018 00:05 »

Simpsons was pretty great.  It was humorous, and we talked about it the next day every episode.  I don't even know how to explain how it's funny.

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« Reply #59 on: 08-26-2018 00:25 »

I really should try to get into it but I think that boats already sailed  roll eyes  there's definitely a demand for more shows similar to Futurama, and Disenchantment is a good start in my opinion. I've already heard tons of kids talking about it at Uni, could be the start of something great.

If anything, it's relative to Futurama and could rekindle some Futurama hype, who knows, maybe in a couple months PEEL will have some new valuable members.
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« Reply #60 on: 08-26-2018 00:54 »

We don't have new members because new accounts have been on a lockdown for a few years.  Tbh, I think there's enough interest, even with Futurama dead, that we'd have a relatively active group if people could join.
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« Reply #61 on: 08-26-2018 01:09 »

I didn't know people couldn't join  confused
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« Reply #62 on: 08-27-2018 00:34 »

Don't know what constitutes spoiler so I'll tag the whole lot:

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« Reply #63 on: 08-27-2018 02:32 »

Has anybody decoded the elf language yet?
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« Reply #64 on: 08-27-2018 08:51 »

And I feel the cascade of "Futurama voices" throughout the support cast is more of a negative distraction that a plus point for me.

I thought this was most noticeable with the characters Maurice LaMarche voices; that deep voice he uses for heaps of different characters is very distinct.
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« Reply #65 on: 08-27-2018 13:04 »

And I feel the cascade of "Futurama voices" throughout the support cast is more of a negative distraction that a plus point for me.

I thought this was most noticeable with the characters Maurice LaMarche voices; that deep voice he uses for heaps of different characters is very distinct.

As soon as I saw Odval on the trailers (where we didn't know his voice) I knew that he would sound exactly the same as Walt, I could tell just by looking at him. And after watching the show and finding out for sure... yeah. So predictable.
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« Reply #66 on: 08-28-2018 08:28 »

A Matt Groening show with consistent characterization and an ongoing plot? This I am very pleased with. And unlike Futurama, it seems to have had a rather smooth start, if a bit slow for something so story-dependent and less based on gags.

The involvement of Gravity Falls staff is a great thing as well.
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« Reply #67 on: 08-28-2018 10:37 »

How did Futurama not have a smooth start?
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« Reply #68 on: 08-28-2018 22:12 »

I remember not liking Futurama until round season 3.
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« Reply #69 on: 08-29-2018 05:46 »

I remember futurma too
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« Reply #70 on: 08-30-2018 15:16 »

How did Futurama not have a smooth start?

I think it's less that the first season was bad, and more what came after was a lot better.
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« Reply #71 on: 09-06-2018 13:19 »
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Partway through the first episode of Disenchantment I was thinking "this is pretty good but not as great as the best episodes of X and Y show" and then I remembered - the first episodes of many great shows are weak compared to the later stuff. You have to get introduced to the characters and setting, and that can pull some focus away from the hilarity. Futurama and Firefly both had the same "issue".

I've enjoyed what I've seen of Disenchantment so far, and am looking forward to more.

Spoiler alert!
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« Reply #72 on: 09-06-2018 14:01 »

We watched, idk, maybe 4-5 episodes at the recent Virginia nano-Peelathon. I like it. It necessarily took a bit of time to get through the character introductions and establish the setting, but I enjoyed that development phase even if it didn't knock my socks off.

The only hurdle for me was getting past the voice and character traits shared between Princess Bean and Colleen, from Futurama. Not sure when I'll have the chance to watch more episodes, but I definitely shall.

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« Reply #73 on: 10-01-2018 19:36 »

Recently watched this for myself, not really a fan honestly. It wasn't terrible, but nothing to obsess over either. I feel the exact opposite everyone else feels- It started off great, I felt like it had alot of promise after watching the first episode. But after the second episode or so it became apparent that this is going to be another show full of meta humor, the same humor responsible for the decline of Futurama in it's latter seasons. I'm not really a fan of the show's serialization either. Like, I get why they're doing it but the whole plot just falls flat for me. I like a nice handful of characters (Especially Elfo and Zog), but it wasn't really enough to redeem the show as great in my eyes. Don't get me wrong, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the show, but it's just so obvious that everything will be resolved and back to normal upon the beginning of Season 2. So with that in mind, I'll have to see more of it when the next season drops to have a definitive opinion about it. But for now I'll give it a generous 7/10. Worth a watch if you're not expecting much
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« Reply #74 on: 10-08-2018 07:50 »

I started watching it not too long ago but never got around to actually finishing it. It wasn't terrible, though. I'm not a fan of the direction they seemed to be heading with Elfo and Bean, but I guess I should keep watching before judging.
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« Reply #75 on: 10-23-2018 17:46 »

'Disenchantment' Scores Two-Season Renewal at Netflix
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« Reply #76 on: 10-24-2018 07:52 »

That's good news, everyone.

I'm looking forward to it, and hopefully it can improve.
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« Reply #77 on: 09-20-2019 22:24 »

Season two! Who's watching?
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« Reply #78 on: 09-21-2019 02:06 »

I saw the first episode. It's still not even close to comparing to Futurama or The Simpsons, but I don't dislike it so I'll keep watching.
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« Reply #79 on: 09-21-2019 10:02 »

It's out now, or it just got renewed? confused
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