After three infernal weeks, my review of Season 4 is finally done. Sorry it took so long; I wish I had gotten this out sooner when this was all still relevant, but academics took precedence, and the ability to get a few hours of sleep is one hell of a drug.
Maybe it’s for the best that it took so long; it just meant that I had more time to maul things over and really figure out how I felt about this glorious nonsense, which I probably needed. I had that little grumpy phase I went through mid
Sorry for inevitable typos.
I plan on giving each episode it's own review (and re-do the ones destroyed in The Great Outage) on a Blogger dedicated to reviewing the series, but in the meantime, have this little ranking of the first half of the season.
Apple Pinkie Pie: Fun, light-hearted story that's full of great writing that effectively uses the personalities of the characters involved. The morals are handled very well and the centerpiece song is just fantastic. Worth the wait, t
DHX must have gotten Champion RD92's dream journal mixed in with the script pile again. This is happening too often...OR MAYBE NOT ENOUGH.
"Daring Don't" By Dave Polsky
Oh man, I'm really late on this one. The next episode comes on in a few hours as of this writing. I really should have been done this write-up by now. Some would even argue that my opinion may have been "tainted" by the flood of wildly differing assessments that have cropped up since. Thankfully, I never look at any opini
Is...is the title a pun on a pun?
Do you think this is a bucking game?
What a terrible night to have a curse.
"Castle Mane-ia" By Josh Haber
Not a lot to say about this one, but it was actually pretty good. Great, maybe even. Takes what was sort of a weak premise for an episode and turns it into an entertaining romp with a decent amount of laughs. What's surprising about the humor is that a lot of it comes from timing, some well-placed silly sounds (Donald Duck is
WARNING: MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF PRETENSION INCOMING. PREPARE YOUR KIDNEYS.
Oi, I'm a bit late on this one, aren't I? You all know how it goes, what with that other thing happening this weekend, snatchng up all my attention, and I come back down to Equestria and we have all these new speculation threads. Something about a scepter, I dunno. But, now that whole month of anticipation and surprisingly controversial forum banners* is over and I need to focus on MLP.
So f*** off, Doctor.
I apologize in advance for any and all eventual typos.
Fluttershy calls upon
to great effect.
"Dragonshy" Written by Meghan McCarthy
Okay, maybe that last Sad Tennant was a bit overly ominous. No, I don't think "Dragonshy" is as bad as "Boast Busters". It's not even bad. It's actually quite decent, offering a glimpse into the more adventure-oriented series Lauren Faust originally intended before later seasons move more towards slice of life with fantasy elements. Some people fin
It's come to my attention that we have 66 days until the season premiere. Better pick up the pace and make some more streamlined reviews.
So...here you go.
That awkward moment when you get glitter in your eye and you have to play it off.
"Boast Busters" Written By Chris Savino
As I hinted at in my last review, I didn't exactly have the fondest memories of this episode, and rewatching it didn't change my initial, apparently widely agreed-with opinion: it's not very good, and unl
"NEVER BE ALONE."
"Griffon the Brush Off" Written By Cindy Morrow
Finally, an episode that there seems to be a considerable amount of disagreement upon outside of "this episode is pretty decent". It's not a controversial episode, per se, but it's one everyone seems to have a opinion on, or at least on the specifics of its plot and the character involved.
The one thing that I think most people will agree upon is that the animation is getting good. It's still overall basic in compariso
I told you these would be irregularly released. Time to review more ponies.
I could make a Brady Bunch joke, but I'm not a terrible person, so no.
"The Ticket Master" Written by Amy Keating Rogers & Lauren Faust
Another episode that ends up just being decent. It's a bit better than the pilot, and it's still good fun, but there's almost nothing remarkable about it.
Dat voice acting.
And so it begins.
"I am the Bad Wolf..."
"Friendship is Magic" Written by Lauren Faust
Bit of weird start for this blog, this will be. The purpose of my reviewing the series episode by episode is to both practice writing critiques and to dispense my personal opinions on FiM so far, but I really don't have any especially strong opinions on the series's pilot.
The best way to describe this episode is that it's a G1 special if it had better characterization. It definitely has that
So, um, yay.
As we approach S4's premiere in the winter, I guess now is a better time than ever to announce a new ongoing blog in which I shall review every episode of the show so far. Not a lengthy, 10,000 word essay on each story, mind you, but a couple paragraphs in which I will lay out where I stand on every character, every story, every moral, and every horse pun, plus a little aside for each episode in which I talk about a random tidbit I want to prattle on about or a trend that develo