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Delicious In Dungeon Episode 10 Review

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Related: Previous episode: Delicious in Dungeon Episode 9 Review

I knew it would happen eventually. I thought I had more time. I hoped I had more time. But unfortunately, after 10 weeks of absolute joy, it’s finally happened: Delicious in Dungeon has finally delivered a bad episode.

Delicious in Dungeon episode 10 – Giant Frogs/Aboveground – starts off so dang strong. Being ambushed by giant frogs is a fun enough concept, but then skinning those frogs, wearing silly frog outfits, and wandering through hallways filled with tentacles? Perfect, absolutely no notes.

Giant frogs are good. <p>Netflix</p>
Giant frogs are good.

Netflix

Unfortunately, the froggy fun lasts a total of about ten minutes, and is immediately followed up by five minutes of dry exposition about politics, history, and war. And look, I absolutely get it, as we approach the climax of the Falin rescue saga, there’s a certain amount of setup that needs to happen for the story that comes next.

But gosh, watching two old guys talk about elves and dwarves and politics and the remnants of a centuries-old war for five minutes straight is exhausting. I started just zoning out by the end of it, taking in very little of what was happening. There was something about an immortality spell and dwarves keeping it from the elves or… something like that. But truly, the second half of that block of exposition went straight over my head.

Angry politics man is less good. <p>Netflix</p>
Angry politics man is less good.

Netflix

It doesn’t help that after the exposition we got just a little bit more exposition. The gang plotting out their plan of attack for the dragon is fun, I guess, but it would be better to actually watch that happen, rather than listen to characters talk about what’s going to happen. Still, now that the plan is set, and the red dragon is present, it does seem like we’re finally going to get that final showdown.

Honestly, I’m quietly a little bit concerned about what comes after Falin gets rescued — presuming she does, of course, get rescued. It seems like there’s going to be some kind of war in the near future, and if that takes away from the party’s silly little adventures through the dungeon, I’m going to be very disappointed. This doesn’t feel like a series that can support large-scale political intrigue, as it’s much more interesting when it’s insular, focused, and character-driven. We’ll see, I guess.