1. A lot of noise for nothing
Audiences have high expectations. Remember we owe two of the best animated series of all time to Matt Groening: The Simpsons and Futurama. The first, which remains the longest-running series ever (29 season), has become a pertinent, caustic and hilarious social commentary on America’s way of life in all its glory. While the madness of Futuramaconfirmed the illustrator could still hit the nail on the head with his incisive and astonishing entertainment. So, when Netflix announced a new project was in the pipeline, everyone expected a new parodic marvel: having sketched out the present and the future, Matt Groening would be turning his attention to the past with that razor-sharp yet empathetic mockery we know and love him for. Interviews given by the channel had us salivating: “Bean, the heroine, is the antithesis of a classic princess.” But no! From the very first images, the disappointment was as great as the expectation.