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Just wondering if their were any good reasons to. I am trying to compile a large list of like 20-30+ reasons why to. Not just to convince others but also to try and convince my older brother that he should give it a try. Any reason counts if you think it is worthwhile, I just don't want to think of them on my own. I got the basics obviously like the characters, songs, morals, etc. But what else? 

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Cute and visually appealing artstyle

good characters

solid writing

Good songs

Lots of funny moments

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There's a lot of more mature undertones/references used in the show as the seasons progress especially. As the awareness for the brony fandom grew, the more pandering went into the writing. Many would appreciate the dedication the show puts forth. :P

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I watch it because it's cute, funny, easy on the eyes, at times thought-provoking, relaxing, heartwarming, the main cast is enjoyable, the problems they face are often relatable, the music is usually good, the fandom is rather fun and engaging, easter eggs are fun to search for, the show staff is very connected with the fandom, I never quite know what to expect from new episodes (I dodge a lot of spoilers), it's opened me up to new and different experiences, and it's simply just a good time.

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For me, one of the best reasons was twofold.

 

One: the taking of a concept that some would see as silly and inconsequential and actually putting some work into making it grand and internally consistent while still being mostly innocent and kid friendly.

 

Two: the mythos of the ponies being wardens of their world by controlling the heavenly bodies and shifting the seasons makes it a fun world to hand around in and just exist in. For the same reason Harry Potter is a fun world, even when they are doing something mundane you can sometimes just see pegasi moving clouds around.

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  • Interesting characters

Great character development

It's fucking hilarious

Awesome music/songs

It has a little bit of everything. Happiness, sadness, drama, action, adventure, touching moments, scary moments, etc.

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There are tons of references that can be found in a lot of the episodes.

 

The writing and animation of the show is awesome.

 

The characters are diverse and always have interesting adventures and plenty of problems to try and solve ^^

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Because it is a great show with lovable characters, a good amount of humor, wonderful and colorful animation, morals that anyone can learn from, the list goes on and on. 

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I came into the fandom because of the fan material, but I stayed because the characters are surprisingly dynamic and interesting, especially if we are talking about the Mane six. Most adult oriented entertainment can't write complex female characters, even when we are talking big budget movies. Usually they are regulated to the love interest or are so steeped in the "strong independent mary sue who don't need no man" cliche that they aren't even kind of interesting. Anime has a bit more to choose from in the dynamic female department but even they have their issues. 

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Character development

Art style

Life lessons

Humor

Just a few things off the top of my head. These got me into the fandom. And the fan provided material keep me here as well.

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Well...

It's aesthetically appealing

The characters are extremely relatable

Some of the problems the ponies face reflect situations I've been in

The lessons are valuable, even if they can be cliche

It brings my sister and I closer together

I've noticed I tend to adopt qualities of the main characters, such as becoming more honest

I can learn how to handle many unique problems that aren't addressed much

 

The list just goes on.

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True to be told, I love surprises and MLP actually surprised me. It's the well written story, fun, engaging, the lovable characters, stellar animation, and ultimately the Brony fandom.

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- The characters are usually well written, likable, have depth, and have fantastic character designs,

 

- The show gives a unique sense of adventure and journey with slice of life arcs mixed in

 

- Friendship is Magic breaks several "gender stereotype" boundries by writing strong, believable female main characters that aren't flandarized to the point of irrelevancy like many other shows marketed towards kids today. It was created with families in mind, with the belief that families would be able to understand its message and storylines rather than dumbing it down (which would in turn insult the audience)

 

- The show boasts real continuity with its story arcs, giving a sense of progression and legitimacy to the show's plotlines (i.e, The Grand Galloping Gala buildup in Season 1)

 

- The voice acting, background music, and song production are top notch. Just listen to some of the tunes Daniel Ingram has constructed and you'll see that even outside of MLP, they're awesome.

 

- The fandom is a very fascinating thing, which helped the writers bring life to characters that you'd never think would even receive air time (i.e, Derpy, Vinyl Scratch)

 

- The continued and subtle use of background characters makes the world feel alive and thriving. Instead of random ponies in the background, each one could have its own personality with help from the writers and the fandom. There's endless potential for stories. You see familiar faces instead of nameless, forgettable faces

 

- FiM is gentle/"feminine" in a way that makes you feel inside but doesn't feel phoned in/forced like the old iterations of MLP.

 

- MLP:FiM has inspired so many people to create art (just look at DeviantArt), music (Mando, TheLivingTombstone), animations (Chiildren of the Night, Double Rainboom, Rainbow Dash Presents), fan fiction (My Little Dashie, Fallout: Equestria) and even social movements and events (Bronycon, charity auctions, etc) and thus a vast, diverse community was born

 

There are other reasons too, I'm loving the responses in here so far. The show has its flaws at times for sure, but there are plenty of reasons it has grown to be as popular as it has

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A better question is what isn't there to like.

 

I personally was drawn on the design. You could tell they were equestrian, but not too horse-like. 

 

The music and characters further drew me in, since at the time the writing wasn't as dynamic as it is now. 

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Well, it has a robust story world that's constantly expanding. The storytelling is fantastic, and its unique. Oh, and the fandom surrounding it is awesome and constantly coming up with creative contributions to the series.

 

That's all I've got.  :D

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firstly, if he's tried it and doesn't like it, don't press the point.  just let him be.

i appreciate that the world is full of people that don't have the same desires and hobbies as myself.

 

But I like ti because it is a cute show that celebrates strong platonic friendships  in a way that is just not frequently done.

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I forgot to add one thing: Worldbuilding and continuity. Most shows these days, at least with regards to cartoons, nix these things because they're primarily made to make little Jimmy or Susie shut it for a half hour and the old adage of "Kids are morons" but MLP says nuts to that notion and has great continuity. 

 

Take for example when Twilight's old home is destroyed, by next season some shows would ignore that and have her back at the library like nothing happened, but instead we get a story about where Twilight is going to call home now that it's a smoldering heap. Same with her being a princess, they could say it was a joke and return to the status quo. MLP doesn't do that, they keep building the story of what was originally an adorkable, book smart unicorn's coming of age to being promoted to basically a goddess at this point and her continuing trials and tribulations. That's the big reason I've kept with this show for so long.

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firstly, if he's tried it and doesn't like it, don't press the point.  just let him be.

i appreciate that the world is full of people that don't have the same desires and hobbies as myself.

 

But I like ti because it is a cute show that celebrates strong platonic friendships  in a way that is just not frequently done.

No he's on the line right now and I want to get to him before the haters do.

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