At 3/1/13 05:49 AM, RightWingGamer wrote:
We had some incredible episodes, like Magic Duel and Wonderbolt Academy; some "meh" episodes, like Spike at your Service and Crystal Empire; and some utterly crap episodes, like Magical Mystery Cure and Games Ponies Play.
I believe the season premiere The Crystal Empire episodes have been the best episodes so far in the whole series (with Winter Wrap-Up and The Best Night Ever following behind). The Apple Family Reunion was a damn good episode, the Magic Duel and Wonderbolt Academy were great as well. Spike At Your Service was good, I think it was more of the animators simply showing off than anything else.
There have been some weak episodes though. Spike's Pet Service, and Games Ponies Play were the weakest ones, but not entirely bad, and not really on the meh side. The only bad episode I saw was the Bad Apple episode which was pretty much a Bully PSA with the Cutie Mark Crusaders. They could have done something really nifty with this, but it came off as bland and already seen it.
Though, when you think about it, every season has had its fair share of ups and downs. A couple shitty episodes doesn't mean the show's jumped the shark, or anything.
Well the show has sort of jumped the shark in a way. Twilight has wings now. The show is not gonna be the same as it was. However I believe kisame was right in that the writers were leading up to this. If so, then that is some damn good writing, just depends on where they're gonna take it next.
Season 2 still had greater episodes than Season 3 though.