At 5/24/11 11:40 PM, Blaze-Heatnix wrote:
RubberTrucky said the humor would be like Foster's, but I honestly thought it was way better. Maybe this means I need to take a second look at Foster's since I only watched (and hated) it as a kid.
Well, Foster's had, in my opinion, a humour that was part randomness and part sarcasm. But I mostly compare both because people expect MLP to be girly and bland humourless. But it has a few boyish jokes. Spike, as a 'baby' dragon, for example, is not just the cutesy thing he should be, but is a bit of a snarky bastard. Not so much to make him annoying though.
Pinkie Pie. Yeah, gasp and shun all you want, but I just don't like her so far. I never liked "LOL RANDUMB XD" characters that are only there for cheap comedy relief. Part of why I hated Foster's was Cheese. He just wasn't funny, and yet every fan worships him as the best thing to happen to the show.
Pinkie Pie has her episodes though. "Swarm of the Century" (episode 10) is one of my fvourite because of Pinkie Pie. then again, I personally love Pinkie Pie the most, because I dig randomness (and a hint of awesomeness).
Cheese, I must say, in Foster's was good for a one episode joke, but he's certainly not a greater character. Then again, thanks to cartoon network's constant repeating of episodes I didn't really see a lot of them to judge Foster's home characters.
The plot. Maybe after the first two episodes it'll be mostly sitcom misadventures, but the whole thing going on right now is very girly.
It's that. The episodes past episode 2 are sitcom rather than standard adventure. More hijinx for jokes, less 'let's have an adventure' crap. But there's still some lesson about 'Friendship' at the end that you have to swallow down.
What the show lacks to be a boy's show, in my opinion, are villains. There are a few one time only antagonists (Trixie, Gilda, diamond dogs,...) but they never stick for more episodes. Kind of expected Trixie to be recurrent as a big bad, due to some of the fanart, but that was kind of disappointing. But this show simply doesn't do that 'enemy' kind of thing. At least not for season 1. I quietly hope for season 2 to have Trixie return for some villainy.
Personally, i didn't mind the some-pony and any-pony puns that much. But I didn't think they were funny either. it just feels like some in-series language. I somehow found it natural to have them. The wordplay on real life cities did rather annoy me a teeny bit. (Manehattan, Filliedelphia)
Fluttershy is a little boring right now. I'm sure that'll change though.
They'll play with it brilliantly later on. there's a reason why she has so many 'moment' videos. Fluttershy is one of the biggest uses for comic relief the show has later on.
Twilight Sparkle is just sorta there, because I guess the show needs at least one character who's "normal" and has to be the voice of reason. But that makes her a little boring too.
Also twilight gets her geeky/snappy moments later on dealing with issues.
"OK, here's the plan, Rainbow Dash you distract them."
"Good. Now we just have to build an exact replica of ponyville right over there. We have less than a minute."
One of the best moments so far, in my opinion.
In the meantime, I'm watching Batman Beyond. Let me review that for you.
I have seen a one or two episodes of Batman Beyond. I liked it a bit. But I do feel it would be better if I watch the Batman animated series first, since it's kind of a sequel to it. But superhero series in the 90s were great at times. I used to watch the Spiderman series and liked it a lot. Also seen some Batman episodes, but they didn't air enough to really follow it through. then there was the fantastic 4 series, great on its own, sadly, it was poorly dubbed. If I'd have the time and the location to find the episodes, I would watch Batman.