Note: this is a spoiler-free review of the first season of Disenchantment, which is available to stream now on Netflix.
The Simpsons may be one of the longest running TV series in history, but it's also become very stagnant over the decades. It's hard not to crave something different from Matt Groening and company, especially given how much a breath of fresh air Futurama was during its time on Fox and Comedy Central. Therein lies the appeal of Disenchantment. Not only is it Groening's third major animated sitcom in his long career, it's his first project at Netflix. Surely a blank new canvas and the increased creative freedom of streaming is a recipe for success, right?