At 4/21/12 07:13 PM, TNT wrote:
. Just remember that the main target demographic is intended for children,
One reason this show had a great reaction in fandom was because the show at least originally, didn't cater to any specific age, and instead was a generally entertaining show. I've noticed that more and more they forget this and begin to cater to a younger audience, and in doing so, some episodes tend to be not as great as it could of been.
Another thing is that the writers do not have to sacrifice plot, and depth just because the target audience is younger. Just look at Batman TAS. it was a wildly popular show among children and adults alike, and the reason is that the show did not sacrifice depth and quality to cater to a market of children.
I fear what is happening is that Hasbro is milking this show's popularity in order to try to not only tap into an unexpected large fanbase, but also to tap into, and fill a market gap for little girls cartoons.
All of that comes at a cost of a quality cartoons.
It's a shame really. this show has lots of potential. If they would only do some episode on how Hatred is a sometimes necessary emotion, or just introduce hints of realism, and darkness into the show they can add much more depth, and have tons of more character development, and still have a great children's cartoon.
(I mean face it, no matter how much you laugh at fear, or death it never goes away. That is denial.)
Batman TAS is actually proof of this. It isn't that dark, but it isn't entirely rainbows, and candy either. It is a great children's cartoon, that also has psychological depth. I know FiM can do this while being humorous, entertaining, and still a child appropriate cartoon.