There’s a lot Abbi Jacobson's Bean needs to fix on Matt Groening's Netflix animated series, and when she’s trying to better herself the show works," says Kayla Cobb. "Disenchantment can casually flick between some of the most elaborate action sequences in modern animation to genuinely funny one liners without ever losing the emotional thread of Bean’s latest adventure," she says. "But when the series tries to pull back and become a buddy comedy, it loses that carefully constructed momentum. At times it feels as though there are two dueling shows hiding in Disenchantment: one a situational comedy with best buds; and the other a silly but ambitious chosen one narrative. It’s impossible to know which one will take over an episode until its final moments. That divide can be frustrating because when Disenchantment leans into its serialized structure its characters emerge richer from it."