This fortnight, Nick and Alastair dive into the standard fantasy world of Matt Groening’s new satirical animation Disenchantment. Can the man who created The Simpsons and Futurama do it again?
But first, Nick’s watching The Leftovers, the post-rapture drama from one of the men behind Lost, which Alastair’s gone to see puppets shag in The Happytime Murders.
And then they launch into Disenchantment (9:15), to find out if it can rise above its obvious medieval magic-castle-knight-mocking roots to find some real funny.
Lastly, they ask: Are fantasy tropes beyond satire? (22:26) And as ever, the question might hint at our feelings about the item being reviewed.