The cold open was pretty good, featuring Rarity and Spike. AJ being the replacement in the gem cave was brilliant. The montage of things that she normally does with Spike with substitutes was interesting as well. The middle segment features Rarity's envy and jealousy coming out, keeping Spike from spending time with Gabby. It's the main 6 ponies relearning issues that they should have learned yet again. Rarity is the main antagonist here, letting her major jealousy and envy of Gabby come out. It
Oh the cold opening is absolutely brilliant. Angel is being his usual self, and that's what makes the episode that much better. Seeing Fluttershy interact with all the animals in the sanctuary is great. Loving the continuity between the earlier episodes pertaining to the Sanctuary. Love the bodyswapping aspect of the episode here. The cadence of Fluttershy (as Angel) is absolutely phenomenal. Love that they went this way on the episode. Angel is being just as cruel as he previously was as a bunn
This episode shows just how much Twilight has matured over this season with the lack of a typical twilight freakout. It did a good job to build up the story for the remainder of the season as well. Discord could have been a bit better utilized in the episode, but really is just a nitpick. Overall, I think this episode did a good job of building up the suspense for the remaining episodes on the schedule.
My grade: B+
This episode had a very good start. Twilight is being so Twilight in this episode, it's absolutely fantastic... at first. Pinkie is, of course being totally Pinkie. I love the fact that AJ and Rainbow Dash are being over the top as usual when it comes to being competitive. Twilight continues totally over the top by using the dumbest rules ever. Twilight continues to be a jerk to Pinkie throughout the episode however, getting Pinkie disqualified from the game purposefully. This entire episode bas
The premise of the episode is good overall. But... the actions of a certain blue pegasus really ruin this episode. Rainbow dash came off as a jerk throughout the scenes she was involved in here, wanting to focus more on the buckball team itself rather than the cheer squad. This was a complete waste of an episode. Snips didn't help either with his greed coming out at every turn. Yeah, it was redeemed by a pretty good ending. But overall, I can say this is one of the worst episodes of season 9. It
Good cold open. Pinkie Pie was very pinkie at the start. I also got significant Willy Wonka vibes here. But it looks just as boring as a normal factory. Pinkie is still being as typically Pinkie throughout the episode. Sans was a good character throughout the entire episode. The visual gags were great as well. The return of Weird Al in a more subdued role was a great choice for this episode, with a call back to his time before the factory. The montage with pinkie doing gags and the "science" of
For this being another Equestria Girls special, and a lot of the same things over and over again, it was pretty good. Lot of emotions, even through the dialogue and writing were annoying at times. There was also a major swerve in the middle of the special too, but I'll let you guys find out what it was. Overall, it was a pretty good special to keep the fans hungry for the mid-season premiere next Saturday.
Urmi Charpstin and I are proud to announce the posting of the first chapter of Fallout Equestria: Lightning Strikes Twice. You can read it at the link below.(warning: It will get violent, obviously)
This won't be like my typical reviews to be honest. Rainbow Roadtrip was a pretty good special for the show. Loved that they used the artstyle of the movie (Supposedly, this was supposed to be the sequel of the MLP movie from 2 years ago). I really enjoyed the build up, and the romance storyline. It was overall a good way to send us fans off into the US summer haitus (unless you watch the chinese airing of the next episode).
This episode is focused on Celestia and Luna, took long enough to get a sister buddy episode for them. It started off well enough with Luna and Celestia helping out situations involving the mane 6. It then became a sort of duling storylines episode, with the Celestia and Luna portion and the mane 6 trying to run Equestria as practice for their incoming transition into leadership. Segment 2 started with a great song featuring Celestia and Luna. Love the combined voices of Celestia and Luna in son
I know hate is a strong word, but I seriously hate Scootaloo's parents. They single hoofedly ruined what could have been a great finale to the series long story arc of the CMCs. The episode was a bit of a throwback to when the CMCs would do everything and the kitchen sink to get their cutie marks and then find the message with their cutie marks. Scootaloo's aunts were a great addition to the episode, a sort of calming voice for this episode. The ending was certainly the mark of the end of the se
This episode started off fast with all kinds of students needed help, Silverstream in particular. It just got more and more annoying as the first segment went on. Trixie was certainly not helping the episode either. It also featured the return of the MLP universe's version of ShAmy and the return of Terramar. The second segment featured the entire party helping to find Silverstream in the Everfree Forest. The final segment of the episode features the return of the friendship treehouse and Silver
The apple family dynamic was absolutely brillant in this episode from start to finish. I have always enjoyed the apple family episodes because of this tight knitted way. Apple Bloom and AJ were brilliant in this one, especially in the final act of the episode. Overall, it had a really good pace, a nice story, and the flashback which tied into the story about AJ. I really hope the address this again later in the season.
First is is Frenemies. I really enjoyed the different look of this episode with the episode focusing on the villains, rather than the heroines of the series. The musical number sounded like something you'd hear from a Disney villain from the 80s and 90s. Love that they were basically forced to work together and the near/aborted heel/face turn happened. I also love the new undercurrent of a betrayal by the three against Grogar. This will make things much more interesting as we approach the end of
Here's my review of the last two MLP episodes, so I don't fall behind any more than I already have.
Starting with Common Ground. First off, I love that they had Patton Oswalt, his daughter and current wife in this episode. It was super adorable and his daughter's character was cute as well. I liked that Quibble was trying to bond with his 'daughter' in the episode over Buckball. Good continuity to the earlier Buckball episode (dispite AJ not being involved). Overall, I really did like this
This was a very typical Twilight freaks out about something episode (aka twilighting), pairing with Spike, and her going crazy trying to find answers. It was an episode that had a good pace, good writing, and an overall a good episode.
My grade: B
First of all, it was a brilliant move to have the voice actors pitch ideas for this episode. I loved much of the episode, and twilight twilighting like she always does. It was overall a great episode for the 200th episode, and at the same time very funny. I loved every second of it.
My grade: A+
This was the season debut of the Student 6. I really enjoyed this one. It showed the difference of ideas that each of the 6 had, with Yona yet again being the big player in this episode. We also had the first new song of the season. I won't give anything away here, but it was a good episode that showed the differences that friends can have. But, when you get through those differences, friendship can create something beautiful.
My grade: B+
This was a heck of a way to start the final season. Based on the last image of season 8, I had a feeling that Cozy and Tirek would be involved. Love the return of Sombra and the gen 4 debut of Grogar. Thought that Sombra's voice left a bit to be desired, but that's just a little nitpick. Discord was the true MVP of this episode. Overall, it had a good pace, a good story, and a whole lot of Twilight being Twilight. Joanne Lewis and Kristine Songco did a fantastic job parcing out this in a well th
Here's my thoughts on the massive 16 match card of Wrestlemania 35.
1. Women's Battle Royal (Kickoff Show)- With no true title defense of the Smackdown Women's Championship this year, this will have a lot of women superstars from Raw, Smackdown, and NXT, and perhaps even some legends returning for a one off. Winner - Asuka
2. Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal (Kickoff Show)- This one will, like the Women's battle royal, feature a slew of talent from all three brands. The stupid sto
Been meaning to do this for a while. With the next several blogs or so, I'll be giving my ranking of the Doctor Who main theme song, from the original version first heard in 1963 to the newest version. I'll start off with a special mention and my least favorite of the several reversions. I'll be going from my least favorite to my favorite, with no number ranking.
The special mention is a theme that was never meant to ever be aired. This particular theme, however, did air in a pair of episod
This is Patrick S. speaking here. Please pray for my hometown of Taylorville, IL. We were hit head on by a large, damaging tornado earlier this evening, and much of the west side of town has been damaged and even destroyed.
Thank you in advance
The season finale started off very slow and brooding but really picked up by the end of the first half of the two parter. It was so obvious to me that Cozy had ulterior motives, especially in the aftermath of What Lies Beneath. The build was very good, albeit slow in the beginning. I liked seeing the return of the creatures that the Mane 6 had previously defeated, and the return of Tirek was pretty interesting as well. Neighsay was his usual, racist self in this one, but did a heel face turn fa
Sounds of Silence
This was a very good episode. Another AJ and Fluttershy centered episode, with both doing well to really fill their roles. I loved the new species, the Kirin, that where introduced in the show and also the Character Autumn Blaze, voiced by Rachel Bloom. I loved her song as well. It was a bit rushed in the resolution however. But overall, the episode was very good. Good establishment of the newest species to the series and a good song to go along with it.
My grade: 9.1/10
This episode started and had a focus throughout on the Student 6, and their problems with studying (college problems, am i right?). A series of funny moments occurred in this part of the episode, with Ocellus mocking AJ and Twilight, along with the realization that Silverstream likes... plumbing. The group goes into the cave, and are met by a creepy, glowing version of Twilight. Following, the 6 were separated, causing them to face their biggest fears. The fears ranged from claustrophobia and sp