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Netflix’s ‘Disenchantment’ is a lackluster disappointment

It was a fairly big deal in July 2017 when Netflix announced it had landed Matt Groening’s newest animated series, “Disenchantment.” After all, Groening created “The Simpsons” — the longest-running animated series in TV history — as well as “Futurama,” which bounced around from 1999 to 2013 (repeats air on Comedy Central). Before “The Simpsons,” Groening made noise with his “Life in Hell” comic strip. “Disenchantment,” premiering Aug. 17, was billed as “an adult animated comedy fantasy series” but misses its mark, since it’s neither “adult” nor is there much comedy. The 10-episode series will appeal more to a preteen sensibility than to anyone over 14 (there’s implied raunchiness — words li ...
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