Review: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is mad sick, yo

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic title card (Screenshot via Daily Motion)

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic title card (Screenshot via Daily Motion)

A+++

Everypony was right when they said My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is the greatest ever show ever produced in the history of television ever. Admittedly, I was late to the party but this series made me laugh, cry and think about life on a whole.

Apple Bloom smothered by Applejack (Screenshot via Daily Motion)

Apple Bloom smothered by Applejack (Screenshot via Daily Motion)

In the episode I reviewed, “Somepony to Watch Over Me,” which was watched by over 38 million ponies when it aired earlier this month on Treehouse, was one of the show’s greatest. We followed the harrowing tale of our hero Apple Bloom who finally won her independence, but that was short-lived as her sister, Applejack, intervenes and makes Apple Bloom’s life miserable. Apple Bloom with the help of her fellow ponies takes off to deliver a pie by herself to prove to Applejack that she is capable of being independent. It’s a wonderful coming-of-age story that makes The Wonder Years look like horse manure in comparison.

Apple Bloom, Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle (left to right) (Screenshot via Daily Motion)

Apple Bloom, Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle (left to right) (Screenshot via Daily Motion)

Part of what makes Friendship is Magic so great is the chemistry between Apple Bloom and her friends Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle. Never ever have I ever seen such of a tight and loving friendship on television ever. Their relationship really and truly is absolutely pure magic.

While other shows on television were created as a subtle advertisement simply to push crappy merchandise, like Weeds for marijuana, or Dexter for Messermeister knives, My Little Pony frees itself from the corporate greed that really has eaten television whole.

The ponies of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Screenshot via Daily Motion)

The ponies of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Screenshot via Daily Motion)

Hasbro, however, has created a line of plastic ponies to go alongside the ever so popular program. Unlike some products you might see advertised on TV, where some of the profits might go to needy children in Africa, all the profits from the My Little Pony toys go directly back to Hasbro so they can give us such quality television that obviously was not just created as an ad for some bullshit toy like Transformers: Rescue BotsLittlest Pet ShopG.I. Joe Renegades and Strawberry Shortcake’s Berry Bitty Adventures.

Friendship is Magic excels with the quality of the animation and the realistic nature of the show, like how the ponies bite their hooves when they get nervous and how the ponies seem to have a full head of hair and near perfect eyelashes. It’s this realism that really brings the show to life.

The greatest character on television: Applebloom (Screenshot via Daily Motion)

The greatest character on television: Apple Bloom (Screenshot via Daily Motion)

This reviewer can really appreciate how Apple Bloom really holds her own as the show’s protagonist. She makes Lena Dunham on Girls and Matthew McConaughey on True Detective look like drunken buskers who are unable to tell left from right.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is a show everypony must watch in their lifetime and if it’s something you can’t get into, you should take the next spaceship out of the planet and fly it into the sun.

Episode Reviewed: Somepony to Watch Over Me
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic airs Saturdays at 10 AM on Treehouse
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