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homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #80 on: 09-24-2019 01:26 »

Part 2 of season 1 is out now, season 2 is next year. I still think me looking like the main character on the show is really kinda spooky.
winna

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« Reply #81 on: 09-24-2019 07:47 »

That's a good point.  I hadn't considered that, but the main character does look a lot like you.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #82 on: 09-24-2019 12:54 »
« Last Edit on: 09-25-2019 08:04 »

Part 2 of season 1 is out now, season 2 is next year.

That's a really confusing and pointless distinction. I'm not sure why they bothered going that direction, although I suppose it isn't really much different than what Futurama did in its last two seasons.

Anyway, I liked part 2. It's not outrageously funny, but it's very consistently entertaining and definitely worth watching. I like where the overall story is going, but I kind of wish there was less filler in the middle.

Pirate Oona was my favourite sub-plot. I hope she gets more to do in the future.

Speaking of future, there's a number of Futurama references.
BountyHunter

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« Reply #83 on: 10-31-2019 20:35 »

I'm hoping this gets a DVD/bluray release soon. I like my Groening shows with audio commentaries.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #84 on: 11-05-2019 03:05 »

Just seen Part 2 as well. Must say, the first 3 episodes were pretty darn strong. Everything afterwards however..... was a big strong meh for me. Humor still sucks, maybe worse than part 1 since I don't remember a single time I laughed. I truly want to enjoy this show, but I just can't seem to find it worth going back to rewatch unlike any episode of Futurama or The Simpsons in it's first 12 seasons. Which is pretty sad because this show does have alot of potential. Still, I'm hopeful with time the quality may get better and the meta humor won't be as awful.
Tachyon

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« Reply #85 on: 11-05-2019 03:52 »

Haven't seen anything beyond S1/Ep05 or so, and would very much like to get it on disc. For me, it started slow and really picked up. idk what other people are dying to see in the show, but for me, it's simply characters I can relate to, who I care about.

newhook_1

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« Reply #86 on: 12-19-2019 17:15 »

I enjoyed the show for what it was, but it wasn't anything stellar. I wonder if this started on TV when I was 15 in the year 2000 if I would have liked it. I wonder if Futurama started today if I would have ever liked it as much as I did. I wonder if Matt Groening's output has actually declined in quality or if it's the same and I've changed.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #87 on: 01-07-2020 06:09 »

It's because Matt Groening's gotten old and is getting less funny. I was never a big fan of the Futurama movies or when it was on CC. It felt more like The Simpsons latter years.
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« Reply #88 on: 01-16-2020 14:59 »

I'm only three episodes in but so far I'm really enjoying it. It is cool how the protagonist looks just like an animated HomerJaySimpson :cool: :evillaugh:
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« Reply #89 on: 01-16-2021 15:26 »
« Last Edit on: 01-16-2021 15:31 »

I'm glad to see Disenchantment is back for a third season :)
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« Reply #90 on: 01-16-2021 17:35 »

A very confused third season that didn't seem to know precisely where it wanted to go, and introduced a couple of major contradictions with its own established continuity.

I mean, it's still good. It's still funny. It's just a little messy. Hopefully that's resolved with Season Four.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #91 on: 01-25-2021 07:30 »

Yeah, the show is still sadly very underwhelming. I've come to terms with the fact that it will likely never hold a candle to Futurama.

Don't get me wrong; I enjoy it. The animation is excellent and its got a great cast of characters. But I just don't find it very funny, and it seems to be developing a habit of introducing new plot points faster than it can resolve them.

I do appreciate the fact that Elfo is no longer an annoying shit... but Zog fills that role now (that "honking" or whatever it was got old fast).
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #92 on: 02-22-2021 05:33 »

Watched the "3th Season" still nothing to write home about. This show needs a Poochie, so it can go back to it's home planet. Why did they draw someone that looks kinda like me on the show. Still creeped out.
newhook_1

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« Reply #93 on: 03-19-2021 12:28 »
« Last Edit on: 03-19-2021 12:33 »

Finally watched these. It was OK. I don't like the kind of serialization TV uses as a crutch these days anyway, I just think it's kind of lazy writing. Some shows do it well, The Mandolorian for example has an overarching plot, but each episode generally exists as a self contained unit with a beginning middle and end. Then on the other side of the coin, you have something like Star Trek: Piccard, which is lazily written and doesn't resolve any conflicts at all until its very last episode.

Disenchantment this season was closer to Piccard, and it was compounded by the fact that they seem to have trouble keeping the threads of the story straight. It also doesn't help that Every season also ends exactly the same way; her mother shows up, turns everything sideways, and sets things in motion for the next season. After the first two seasons, it was super predictable this time around, and it reminds me of a daytime soap opera where characters are killed off or written out of the show only to make a surprise appearance later to set up a cliffhanger. The difference is most daytime dramas make hundreds of episodes a year, while all the Disenchantment crew had to do was come up with unique ideas for ten episodes a year.

There was a glimpse of what Disenchantment could have been in here. Episode 8, "Hey, Pig Spender" presented an episodic story with a beginning a middle and an end, a satisfying conclusion and lots of great belly laughs. In my mind it's far better than any other episode this season, and is much closer to a Simpsons/Futurama style formula I personally would want from Groening and co.
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« Reply #94 on: 06-30-2021 10:23 »

Finally watched these. It was OK. I don't like the kind of serialization TV uses as a crutch these days anyway, I just think it's kind of lazy writing.

Yeah I definitely agree with that, everyone is doing this now and its getting a little tedious, I miss the more episodic shows.. Initially it was good when only a couple were doing it like the Sopranos but due to the popularity of such shows now everyone is doing it, even the likes of South Park. I think shows like South Park, Futurama, Disenchantment are best served by being mainly self contained episodes but with overarching plot such as Leels'a origin. They should be watchable out of order.
newhook_1

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« Reply #95 on: 06-30-2021 13:30 »

Finally watched these. It was OK. I don't like the kind of serialization TV uses as a crutch these days anyway, I just think it's kind of lazy writing.

Yeah I definitely agree with that, everyone is doing this now and its getting a little tedious, I miss the more episodic shows.. Initially it was good when only a couple were doing it like the Sopranos but due to the popularity of such shows now everyone is doing it, even the likes of South Park. I think shows like South Park, Futurama, Disenchantment are best served by being mainly self contained episodes but with overarching plot such as Leels'a origin. They should be watchable out of order.

Yes, I agree. The Next Generation is a good example of how you can have continuity, but still make each episode its own little self-contained story.
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« Reply #96 on: 06-30-2021 17:29 »

I like Disenchantment. Within minutes of a season (part) drop, I binge watch the whole batch. Mind you, I'm on the east coast of the United States so that means I'm typically up from 3 am trying to watch as many before I fall asleep from sheer exhaustion. It's enjoyable, I wish all the best for the series, but it is no Futurama. I'm in love with Futurama and miss it all the time (especially now with nothing going on in my life). Disenchantment just doesn't capture my adoration the same way. I love Luci and all the characters played by Eric Andre, King Zög is great, Merkimer has grown on me, Emperor Cloyd is a favorite, Oona is lovely, Skybert is sexy, Alva is to a lesser degree, Dagmar is well-acted... But there's some misses. I don't sympathize with Tiabeanie as much as the show wants me to, Elfo borders on annoying, and my least liked character is Mora. She and I wouldn't get along in real life.

I want Disenchantment to succeed, I really do, but I fear Netflix is going to not renew the series after this fourth part is released. I think the show is just too expensive and not pulling in the numbers to warrant another order. It will be a shame because I don't think the crew has plans to conclude the story within the next ten episodes and I bet the story in full is the best part of Disenchantment too.

Disenchantment was made to be serialized. It's not bad, it's just different. But the large dumps of episodes is hurting popularity. If the show dripped episodes over two months, it would have espoused more fan interest such as speculation and theories.

If Futurama were to ever return, I would prefer story arcs like Gravity Falls. Many episodes would still be self-contained adventures, but the beginning and end of seasons would focus heavily on plot development with some subplots in the middle building up to an exciting conclusion.
winna

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« Reply #97 on: 07-03-2021 18:24 »

They could bring back that dog with the shifty eyes, and make it more like Mad About You, like in my fanfic.
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