I just watched the newest MLP episode: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q51chO…
And here's my review of it, in one sentence:
A huge mistake on the writers' part, with WAY too many songs, and the beginning of MLP's devolution to G1.
HOW THE FUCK DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THIS, WRITERS? DON'T YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR FANS?
...okay. Must stay calm. Don't want this review to turn into a huge cycle of yelling.
I watched the episode, and at first I kind of liked it. Opening up an episode with a song seems kind of cool. But then, another song happened... and another... and another... Basically, I had to sit through seven unneccesary songs, all crammed into 22 minutes.
I could understand this if it were, say, a 44-minute long episode or a two-parter. But this was a bit much, don't ya think?
Okay, so it was a bit entertaining to see how the other ponies would attempt to do the talents predicted by their switched cutie marks. That would've probably been the best part of the entire episode. Now, for the ending.
Remember that thing I saw a while back that said, "This is only a disguise and it will be temporary"?
It was fake. Photoshopped.
You know what happened?
Twilight became an alicorn after perfecting Star Swirl the Bearded's spell. She was sent into space, and Celestia sang for her. And then POOF! she was back on the surface, only with wings. And then the rest of the show was a princess coronation or something like that (with songs, of course.)
And now, everybody's happy for her, completely forgetting the fact that whenever she talks to them, they'll now have to avert their eyes, leading to multiple "elephant in the room" or in this case "alicorn in the room" situations. Or, alternatively, she could live up in Canterlot and COMPLETELY DITCH her friends, and then the show would end.
Yknow what? I'll just rate the show's various aspects right here.
The music: WAY too many songs, and I never liked the songs in MLP myself. I gotta listen to A TON of Gorillaz to wash that out of my head. I give it two stars.
The Pinkie Pie randomness scenes: Fewer than other episodes, but they were really funny. Hell, proof of that is that I just created an entire section for her scenes! And I don't even LIKE Pinkie Pie! I give it five stars.
The plot: Obviously reinforcing the fact that they're still trying to maintain the "little girls" audience even though we've proved to them who their real audience is, with turning the main character into a princess. I give it one star.
One more thing I have to say:
The show has changed. And not in a good way, either. The entire first season and part of the second season had Lauren Faust on the staff. She wanted to remake the show, only to get rid of the "girly" stereotype.
Well, guess what?
Ever since she left the show, the episodes have been getting girlier and girlier. All of her hard work going to waste. Infact, yknow what? Of my personal top 10 MLP episodes, not one of them, NOT ONE, was from Season Three.
Now it can only get worse.
Hasbro, I'll give you one more chance, ONE MORE CHANCE, to redeem yourself. If you fail me, I'm outta here.
AND PARADISE COMES AT A PRICE
THAT I AM NOT PREPARED TO PAY.
WHAT WAS THE SHOW BUILT FOR?
WILL SOMEONE TELL ME PLEASE?