Disenchantment Season 5 Review – It all endeth here

By Romey Norton
Published: September 1, 2023 (Last updated: December 23, 2023)
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Netflix animated series Disenchantment Season 5 Review


The final installment of Disenchantment offers its fans the dramatic and extravagant conclusion they deserve. This series is easily one of the best adult animations available.

Here is our review of the Netflix animated series Disenchantment Season 5, which does not contain spoilers.

This is it. The final season of Disenchantment is available for streaming, and thankfully, it ends on a spectacular high. The ending of the fourth season saw Dreamland in a sorry state of affairs and left viewers wondering and worrying about its future fate and the quirky characters they’ve come to love.

If you’ve not heard of this series before, Disenchantment is produced in-house at Netflix and is Matt Groening’s first animated series since The Simpsons and Futurama.

Many might have thought it would have the same longevity as the others. However, it is concluding with this fifth and final season. Over the years, we’ve seen our protagonist, Queen Bean, and her best friends Elfo (an elf) and Luci (her own personal demon) fighting a losing battle against Queen Dagmar (her mother) and her hellish forces.

Season 5 is just as intense, with the fate of Dreamland hanging by a thread.

Disenchantment Season 5 Review and Plot Summary

The series begins with our hard-hitting, hard-drinking Queen Bean having a crisis of conscience.

Everyone believes she’s dead so she can run away and start a new life with her gorgeous mermaid lover, but her conscience gets the better of her when she thinks about her friends and her people. Queen Bean is not giving up the fight. 

Queen Dagmar is still up to her evil antics, and Queen Bean must defeat her and her wicked ways to save Dreamland once and for all. Through this season, she faces her headless doppelganger (who gets her head back), evil scientists, unchartered waters, and Satan. 

There are some cracking one-liners in this series, some of which had me laughing out loud, and it’s those random moments that make a series like this so special. For example, when they’re trying to guess Mop Girl’s name and in the background you hear “bucket bitch” — hilarious stuff.

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Luci being killed and ending up in heaven is another example of the series’ quirky madness that hits the funny bone. 

With her powers, insanity, and band of loyal, violent friends, Queen Bean is able to fight her evil Bean twin in an epic battle. In this fight, Bean’s mermaid lover is killed, causing Queen Bean’s powers to excel massively and wipe out all her enemies.

This does mean her powers are now diminished, and her evil mother is able to capture her. As Queen Dagmar searches for a way to live forever, our grief-stricken Bean wants to destroy magic forever.

In the end, there are more epic battles and… I won’t spoil it all for you, but I will tell you that love conquers everything, and anger helps. 

Is Disenchantment Season 5 good or bad?

Yes. It’s easily one of the best animated series Netflix has to offer.  The voice casting continues to be on point, with recognizable, characterful voices, and the universe of Matt Groening’s animation is appealing to the eye.

There are ten episodes in this season, all with a runtime of roughly twenty to thirty minutes each. All seasons are available on Netflix for the perfect bingeable experience.

Is Disenchantment Season 5 worth watching?

Yes. It’s a first-class fantasy sitcom. The characters are impressively silly and dramatic, mixing that with entertaining, easy-to-follow storylines, making this a must-watch series.

It still needs to be pointed out that this series is aimed at adult audiences, as it does feature a lot of adult themes, sexual innuendos, references, and swearing.

What did you think of the Netflix animated series Disenchantment Season 5? Comment below.

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