What up MLP fans back to "briefly" ( nope it's long) discuss watching episode 3, luckily it was early enough where no one is awake. (problem? :P)
So after my reviews of episodes one and 2 (which to be honest should've just been considered one episode with 2 parts but whatever. ) I was requested to watch a different episode, because many of you said the first one wasn't a good start off which is counter productive to its reception if you ask me but it is what it is.
On to the Review of Episode 3:
That DAMN theme song is still like nails on a chalk board. However, It could be the sleep deprivation talking but episode 3 wasn't half bad. In fact I'm satisfied enough to even say I enjoyed.
The story was pretty much a personal vendetta with Twilight struggling with her decision to take one of her pony friends to a party. If this summary was as straight forward as the episode itself ,obviously it would be boring as hell, and who could blame you? Fortunately that's not the case, The characters retain their interesting personalities, with still top notch art design and coloring to match. But wait a second did this show just successfully pull off witty banter? Pretty impressive for a show about ponies.
Also this episode is the most humorous one yet, using character personalities well timed slapstick-like action, and conversational humor to its advantage even the silly pony puns were worth a chuckle. All the ponies have a certain charm to them which is uniqueness as well as them providing humor in their own way. The ending was kinda forced almost felt like a cop-out in a sense to not disappoint young viewers but in the it was just the message of the day so I'll overlook it. Shows with positive influences are never a bad thing despite how obnoxious some may seem.
I could be wrong but it seems like I could eventually come across an episode where the ponies start actually having real conflict again, and hopefully soon. The show is still lacking violence which it claims to offer in it's own doses based on the premiere episodes. Not necessarily a big deal cause substituting action with comedy is an even trade,BUT isn't that the point of their powers?More importantly this could seal the deal for a more positive reception from me if the writers start making the audience take the ponies more seriously every once and a while. I wouldn't mind no longer viewing the ponies as pushovers so weak that even little Chao could beat them up. Except Rapidash....she'll Fuck even Perfect Chaos up. XD
Regardless, Episode 3 was enjoyable and the effort put in this episode seems to be more impressive then the effort in MLP's launch episode (it was probably that gay serpent). Or maybe that's not the case, maybe I'm slowly evolving or (mutating), however you wanna look at it into becoming a "bronie" and its style is starting to grow on me. Well I guess time will tell.
I'm in no hurry to catch up to the latest episode yet, I'm not that hooked. I'll continue to give MLP reviews in this forum to whom it may concern and keep reviewing unless I come across the one episode that just gets me hooked.
- Characters are still fun to look at ( in a non "furry" way.)
- The humor is anted up, and continuing to take a step in the right direction
- Art style as beautiful and cool as always
- No longer starting to feel like it's a Strict girls only show.
-Embarrassment is virtually gone while watching ALONE at least (Be greatful one stepping stone at a time .)
-Rapid dash is the coolest horse
-Twilight has the most commendable personality
-Spike is awesome cause dragons are awesome
-All of them were funny but Flutter-shy is the Funniest because of her already hinted personality trait,that bunny helped to.
CONS: (Yes there's Cons)
- *Sigh* Damn,MLP theme......what can I say? I can only pray it will grow on me.
- They apparently have unique powers but still proves useless (except for twilight Sparkle) outside of making stuff look pretty. I think the art style got this down pack already and your female fan base ain't goin nowhere. I know there girls but the art style is feminine enough if you ask me.
-Of course I'm not expecting a solid narrative from the show but being 19...well, watching someone deciding who to take to a party is pretty insignificant overall. I know the age demographic isn't meant for us, but they obviously put enough effort in the show to attract 100+ NG pony fans. So would it be unreasonable not to desire a more interesting story? Just sayin....
Don't fret it was good overall: