Disenchantment: more enchanted than not

Third season of Disenchantment gives deeper views into the magical Dreamland and a multitude of comedic adventures.



Bean stares into the distance with Luci on her shoulder. Together, they have already survived battles, deaths, and the underworld. Now, they tackle a brand new season head-on with Elfo, one of their best friends.

Karli Torres Hinojosa, Staff Writer

Magic, adventure, and boots summarize the third season of the Netflix-original “Disenchantment.” Matt Groening, producer of two other hit cartoon series, came out with a third season of this attention-grabbing show on Jan. 15, 2021. The making of this season took 16 months, and to say it was worth it is an understatement. With its enticing storyline, great pacing and a cliffhanger ending that’ll make all avid viewers beg for more, Netflix made the right choice to keep the show going.

Disenchantment is set in a magical place called “Dreamland,” where there’s spells and adventures galore. The first season introduces the main character, Bean, and her best friends Luci, a demon, and Elfo, an elf. Bean’s royal status and backstory, along with her friends’ upbringings, are revealed right from the start. Her father, King Zøg, is a main focus in this third season, as well as the introduction of underground creatures called Trøgs. This show tackles mental insanity with dark humor and some touching family moments.

The twists and turns in its plot leave viewers stunned, wondering how they couldn’t have figured out who to trust. Despite its fast-moving action and witty commentary, it still manages to pace itself out and does a good job of gradually leading the audience to the next conflict. However, some of its humor needs more variation to keep it from falling into a rhythm of redundancy.

So far, Disenchantment has cracked a few run-on jokes about elf names, such as the infamous Leavo who, unsurprisingly, always leaves. Another drawn out gag includes a honking sound coming from a character who slowly declines to mental madness. Even the main character herself, Bean, gets a fair number of jokes made at the expense of her prominent front teeth. Aside from a couple humorous elements that aren’t all that funny, the show is overall very comedic and doesn’t solely rely on dialogue to get a laugh out of viewers.

Outside of comedy, Disenchantment gives its audience another reason to love the characters by portraying Bean as an independent, free-willed person. While her ability to do what she wants may partly come from her royalty, Bean’s bravery is the greatest thing to marvel at. She openly defies her father on multiple occasions, but she isn’t afraid to accept the sometimes fatal mistakes she makes.

Every personality shown, whether it belongs to humans or some other magical creature, is made to bring a smile to someone’s face. The freaky Friday moments, suspense and comedy involved all combine to give viewers the best of every world. If the engaging plot twists and hilarious adventures continue to be as binge-worthy as they are now, Bean, Luci and Elfo will have a bright future in the animated series department.