Bean throws a party and Elfo plays "Nice Guy" on a solid Disenchantment

On Futurama, Fry’s romantic interest in Leela was a series-long arc. Though it eventually culminated in their coupling, the established pattern was Fry would hit on her or ask her out, she would reject his advances, he wouldn’t listen and continue to pursue her, rinse and repeat. Some of these storylines haven’t aged…

The A.V. Club is recapping Disenchantment

Episode 1: “A Princess, an Elf and a Demon Walk into a Bar” | Episode 2: “For Whom the Pig Oinks” | Episode 3: “The Princess of Darkness” | Episode 4: “Castle Party Massacre” | Episode 5: “Faster, Princess! Kill! Kill!” | Episode 6: “Swamp and Circumstance” | Episode 7: “Love’s Tender Rampage” | Episode 8: “The Limits…

Disenchantment improves in its second episode with the help of Walrus Island

A marked improvement on the pilot, “Chapter II: For Whom The Pig Oinks” features Disenchantment’s first great joke premise: Mermaid Island and Walrus Island are right next to each other, and since walrus calls sound eerily like a siren song, wayward sailors flock to their deaths at the hands of tusked mammals instead…

Eric Andre and Josh Weinstein on Disenchantment, Poochie, and why many comedians consider law school

When we last spoke to Eric Andre, the actor-comedian told us The Simpsons remains one of the funniest things on TV, which is why he wanted to voice a character on the long-running animated sitcom. The good news is that Andre has landed a gig on a Matt Groening show—he’s joined Simpsons vets Josh Weinstein and Bill…

Sorry, Insatiable creator, but you're not being censored by bad reviews 

Censorship in the arts is something that very much exists. The great American novelist Toni Morrison has had some of her works banned or hotly contested by school systems because of their unflinching looks at sexual and racial violence, and we’re probably all familiar with the furor caused by Salman Rushdie’s Satanic…

Demetri Martin’s amiable cleverness can’t energize The Overthinker

Throughout his long stand-up career, Demetri Martin has been compared to deadpan comedy assassins like Steven Wright and the late Mitch Hedberg. But, as Martin’s latest special shows, his low-register absurdism owes a lot to tireless road veteran Todd Barry as well, though Martin’s affectless manner isn’t a sly…

An excellent cast rescues fantasy parody Disenchantment from mediocrity

Having already sent up the nuclear family and science fiction, Matt Groening turns his eye to medieval times for his first Netflix series, Disenchantment. The Simpsons and Futurama creator reunites with Josh Weinstein and Bill Oakley for this fantasy parody, which could be described as “Game Of Thrones as recapped by…

Stranger Things won't return until summer 2019, but it'll be "worth the wait" 

Yesterday, at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, Netflix VP Cindy Holland made, well, a lot of announcements. New shows! New seasons of old shows! No, we’re not saving Timeless! That kind of thing. She also stepped on the hopes of anyone pining for a return trip to Hawkins before the year is out,…

Tony Danza and Josh Groban are the new odd couple in this trailer for Netflix's Good Cop

What is it with Brooklyn and funny cops? We’ve already got Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and now Netflix is getting into the game with The Good Cop, a new series starring Tony Danza and Josh Groban that comes from Monk creator Andy Breckman. The show stars Groban as the eponymous cop that is good, with Danza playing his father,…