My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

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  • My whole review on MLP

    This show was created by Lauren Faust (best known for her work on The Powerpuff Girls and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends), and I have to say I love it. I truly, truly loved it!!! It is so cute, touching, adventurous, heartwarming and funny. My favorite characters on the show are: Derpy, Pinky Pie, Applejack, Discord and Fluttershy. I have some episodes that I consider to be my favorites of all-time, but there's too many to say the names. Everything about this show makes me feel tingly inside. Which is great. Lastly, I wish Melissa Joan Hart had voiced Twilight Sparkle, Hailee Steinfeld with Applebloom and Adam Baldwin with Discord, but that's okay.

    Now look, don't get me wrong. I love MLP, I really do, but this show literally became a shell of itself. They added Starlight Glimmer to the show after Season 5, and it's just been a mess ever since then. I get that Hasbro is trying to advertise this show to make great toy sales, but is it really that necessary to continue the series? I kinda stopped watching the show afterwards. Not because I outgrew it, but because I don't really care much about it anymore. It's just a little too much for me, so I had to let it go. Personally, the show was supposed to end after "Twilight's Kingdom" in 2014. And now here we are a couple years later, and it's still going, and who knows when it will end. If the show had ended after "Twilight's Kingdom", then it would have been fine. Hell if this was made to be the conclusion, when the show was on Hiatus at the time, then it would have gone off on a decent note. I mean, I honestly didn't mind the idea of Twilight being a princess and all, but the concept of it was a little rushed, unnecessary and just too soon. I don't really care much about "Magical Mystery Cure", but the episode itself was rushed and unnecessary at the same time. But like I said, I'm ok with Twilight being an alicorn princess. I'm happy to see that she's grown so much throughout the entire series, but they really could've waited until they were ready to close the show for good. Twilight got exhausted quickly. Then came Starlight Glimmer. Who is an okay character, got nothing against her (like some fans do). She's just one of those TV and movie characters who I truly have mixed feelings about. I mean, I really like this character, but the screen time with Starlight has gotten a little awkward. It was getting too much. It was just completely mediocre. And then there's "Equestria Girls", and dear lord Jesus. I really can't believe they made the spinoff series out of it. Like, why make the spinoff? The very first two were okay, but why continue it? Why continue making movies, specials, etc that focus on the human version of the show's characters?! One or two is fine, but do you really have to keep going?! Needless to say, MLP is kinda not doing well. As the show kept going, there have been some (and I repeat: SOME) episodes that keep on getting more and more ridiculous every time I see it. For some reason, they keep jumping the shark. And I really don't like it. I truly believe it overstayed its welcome. Personally, the show went from Twilight trying to make it in the world as kinda this bookish intellectual who now has friends that sometimes aide her through her everyday life; to learn lessons, go on adventures, saving the day (you know, the show we came to know and love since its debut) to just every character on the series wanting to be friends. Rushed, unrealistic, it was just horrible. Some of the plots and storylines for the new seasons were kinda bad and uninteresting as well. So yeah. And like I said before, there were SO many times the show could've ended: "Twilight's Kingdom", "The Cutie Re-Mark", etc, but for whatever reason, it just kept going and going, and it seems to be getting a little tired. I honestly do hope the show finishes afterwards. The series, itself, is kinda trying to do something terrible. Even though it was good before, it's just not worth watching anymore. But on the lighter side, I have find peace in watching reruns of Seasons 1-5.

    Anyways, I'm just gonna give this show an A+-- and a 7.0 out of 10.
  • About Me I like MLP soooooo far <3

    I like My Little Pony Friendship is Magic and Equestria Girls because is beautiful ponies is cute and pretty. <3 It has lovely background and similar ponies manes and these hairs. Especially the main characters: Is Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Twilight's another assistant, Starlight Glimmer. My favorite best ponies. <3

    The animation with the voices is turned out amazing as heck in the future! <3

    I'm the big fan to making art of MLP for whole time so far. They've already liked my pony arts! And they said "wow this is cooool! you should make more" i'm keep it going! ;)

    I was keep watching the images of other true big fans of arts, editor, and animations I liked! <3<3<3

    I love to watch more of these episodes. That follows throughout the episodes. I really need to see whats happening more. <3

    I watch all the animation shows for several years. And even the movies of Equestria Girls too!

    I can't wait to see My Little Pony the whole MOVIE 2017! That new movie is EPIC :D You could watch that on YouTube or anywhere!
  • Now I kind of.... start like that cartoon.... *went blushes* :) <3

    That would be best 2010s cartoon ever I watched. My Facebook friends Sean and Alex was right, this cartoon was blast.
  • My Thoughts MLP

    honestly, this is one of the very few good little kid's cartoons I've seen in a long time, is it perfect? no, not by any means but I feel the good out weights the bad
  • 10/10/2010: Turning Point of Modern Animated Series

    I have never watched any of the previous generations except for possibly some commercials for G3 but what I saw was enough for me to establish My Little Pony as the usual stereotypical bullshit advertised for little girls and to sell toys.

    However, 3 years after the show's inception, pony-related content started to pop up everywhere and eventually ended up on where I usually stayed on Youtube. I have no idea, or don't think I ever will know, what exactly pushed me to search "My Little Pony Theme Song". From what I saw, I was 100% stunned. Just from the intro alone, I could tell that I was looking at quality animation. I knew I had been wrong all along. After watching a few episodes and eventually the entire show (it's like a drug, once you start, you can't stop), I realized I was looking at, at least in my opinion, one of the best cartoons ever made.

    No one is going to deny that My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is still mainly targeted towards the demographic of children but if you actually give this show a chance, you find yourself not caring of that fact. Admittedly, some of the storylines could be more polished but almost all of it is decent. What I found most impressive however was how they managed to turn a complete failure (quality-wise) of a franchise and turned into something amazing. It's one of the biggest comebacks of all-time, if you ask me. The story development is great, the world-building feels original and right, and the show has a refreshing feeling of lacking cynicism and constantly resorting to randomness (I'm looking at you, Adventure Time) which is so prevalent in other shows. The animation is stunning even with a few errors. The music and songs are without a doubt, the best any animated cartoon has to offer, seriously it is PEERLESS in this department. The entire show has this very satisfying blend of humour, cartoon gags, snap dialogue, storytelling, action and life lessons prevalent in animation's best (Tom and Jerry, Batman: TAS). There is not a single episode which I find unenjoyable to the point where I don not feel like ever watching again.

    However, I'm only scratching the surface here. The two most important things in this show which make it stand apart from ANY other cartoon is one, it's characters and fan base. Firstly, its characters, I'm not going argue on this because I cannot deny that cartoons such as Young Justice have characters and storylines of unimaginable depth of complexity, but allow me to say that this is only cartoon that I love all the main characters and it's definitely the only show which I care about the characters and what actually happens to them. If a character is sad, you feel it as well. The show has all sorts of inside references and nods to an extremely unexpected demographic of the bronies. There are countless pop culture tidbits in all the episodes. The fan base is the best I've seen, creating extremely talented art, music, games, websites, animation, analysis and fan fiction.

    In conclusion, this show is awesome.
  • This cartoon is as exciting as a lunch box filled with vegetables.

    In my opinion, the show isn't worth watching. I couldn't get into the characters, the songs weren't for me, and the artwork isn't really mind blowing.
  • One of best show for little girls and for adults one of best calms

    If you look,you will think,this is just pony show for little girls,but if you will look more deep,you will see,there is something,that is not very frequent in nowadays cartoons.

    Plot and atmosphere.

    And where can you more relax than while watching this show ?

    Beetwen 8,5 and 9,5.

    EDIT - Hey,that's mean give it a 1/10 just because new seasons sucks. It deserve at least 6/10 for the first,second,and maybe third season
  • Wonderful For All

    Great cartoon. Animation is good, storyline is done well, characters themselves are all unique and relatable, you aren't gonna be blasted by tea parties, make-up, and other content aimed at a younger female demographic.

    Now yes, its intended demographic is young girls. But with many references to games, movies, or pop culture in general along with the well made characters, good voce acting, good animation, slight humor, and dialougue that you can get into without wanting to disable your senses, but instead enjoy.

    It's a show with light, not bright, colors, and pastel multicolored ponies, which if you just glance at, you'll pin as 'girly', but if you look at and watch it, with an open mind you'll just see a well made, enjoyable cartoon.
  • season 6 sucks

    this season is the worst of the whole show. something needs to change.
  • Got really bad

    Title says it all. The show went downhill after season 3.

    After season 4 this show got REALLY terrible. Hasbro needs to fire get a new production team, because this one really dropped the ball. Season 5 and Season 6 are the worst seasons yet.
  • Awesome

    I love this show! It's one of the best cartoon nowadays.
  • Not even half as good since Faust left

    Yea, I'm just going to say it. This show sucks now. It was pretty good when Faust was in command, but it's fallen off dramatically since then.

    Shame really. Guess this show should have known when to stop like Gravity Falls did.
  • Overrated to the Max!

    Sorry guys! Thumbs this down all you like but I'm not a "Brony". I prefer The Powerpuff Girls to this!

    At least was this made by Craig McCracken's wife, Lauren Faust and hey, at least Tara Strong is in it!
  • Great Show, But, I'm No Brony...

    I'm not going to dive to deep into the show here. All I will say is that it's very enjoyable, and I can see why the fanbase they have is so large. However, I don't understand why I'm considered a "Brony". I watch My Little Pony, I don't need a title for something like that. It's like calling people who watch Gravity Fall something dumb like Gravitrons or something. Overall, this show is very worthwhile. If you like being called a Brony, that's all fine and good, but you can just call me someone who watches My Little Pony.
  • Terrible

    I hate MLP. Why does it have to have high ratings?
  • Breaking the Stereotypes!

    This cartoon is amazing. Not only is it a well made cartoon, but it helped to make a 'female' cartoon that could appeal to all audiences. It broke the typical 'girl show' stereotype, and decided that a show for a franchise aimed at girls can have a good cartoon. Happy 5 years to this show, and hope for 5 more.
  • Awesome show!

    Every episode about this show is great. It teaches morals and lessons about friendship. Every character is likable. Some episodes have good songs, and season premieres and finales have good plots that are awesome to watch.
  • Masterfully crafted storytelling, fun and creative setting and relatable characters make this a surprisingly great show

    You will be surprised by the attention to detail in the animation. You will be surprised by how good the music is. You will be surprised by how fun it is to sit down and watch a 22 minute episode of cute, cuddly horses jump around and save the day from mythological creatures, demons from tartarus and beings of chaos.

    A well made show that the whole family can easily enjoy together. Wish more TV was like this.
  • Where most shows go stale with more and more seasons, MLP seems to be getting better

    I got into the show after seeing some art on facebook, then I discovered the /mlp/ board on *** and the other online communities. Season 5 has been a real treat thus far and I hope this show has a long and healthy future.
  • T'is a good show.

    Growing up on Canadian-American flash cartoons, this show couldn't have been more fitting for me in terms of objectivity. Although, whether or not the show is of at least decent quality is a whole other game. Fortunately, this show seems to excel.

    After learning about Equestria Girls in May 2013, by a YouTube comment, no less, I was intrigued at the very least. The feeling of, "Holy crap, I'm so hyped for this, I can't wait!" lasted a month, believe it or not. And when it finally dropped in theatres, I'll admit, I was obsessed. I couldn't get over the characters, the animation; it was a great time for me. I quickly delved into the brony community, discovering fan music and art, even fanfiction.

    So the time came for me to actually go backwards and watch the actual show. And so, I did. I found that nearly all the characters are relatable, for me and other people. It's a well-written show with decently mature plots and voice acting you wouldn't expect in a show from the My Little Pony franchise. It's one of the few shows I've watched where Flash is used to the best of its ability, and as a result, the animation is smoothly crafted, and character designs and the numerous colour schemes are visually appealing, at least to me.

    The songs and score give a characteristic sound to the show, and Daniel Ingram and William Anderson do a good job songwriting and composing the soundtrack. A few even attached themselves to my brain preventing me from getting them out of my head. Rainbow Rocks' soundtrack blew everything out of the water, though, and I still listen to the tracks today.

    My favourite character would be Twilight Sparkle, the main character of the show. I relate to her the most, being a perfectionist to some extent, extraordinarily brainy and worrisome. What astonishes me as well, however, is the fact that I also happen to relate to the rest of the main cast, even if to a minimal degree. I care what I wear, I can brag often, I may run my mouth carelessly.

    Other characters in the background, or supporting cast are enjoyable as well, most of them having distinct personalities and roles. I'd say the show's innocence within its setting and characters are only part of the charm of the show, a charm I found in cartoons I watched in my youth, and is starting to bounce back this decade in animation. With brilliant cartoons such as Gravity Falls and Star vs. the Forces of Evil, I have high hope for the future.

    My initial hype for the show and movie in the second half of 2013 eventually died down, but by that point, the franchise seemed to become an everyday thought for me; a regular part of my Internet browsing. The fandom kept me going back, and I'm a regular viewer of fan content nowadays. Raised on the Internet these past years, I realize that the first Equestria Girls movie wasn't even that great in terms I can't name. Frankly, I can't imagine what hype I would've felt if the much better Rainbow Rocks introduced me to the franchise in the first place.

    I encourage people to try the show out, and it wouldn't hurt to be part of the community. I understand it's not everyone's thing, and I make sure to respect different opinions as well. Don't let the harsh few of bronies you may run into discourage you from checking out the show. If you end up liking the show, however, and find yourself at least intrigued by the fandom, you'll be welcomed with open hooves.
  • It is good, but not perfect

    Now I accept the fact there are bronies who like this show, and I don't have a problem with that. Hell, even I have a friend that's one. Just hopefully not all bronies are like, well, "that way". I'm not saying all bronies are bad, but I had heard rumors. Anyway, I don't have the hub channel on my tv but I do get the chance to watch some of it online. While it's not amazing, I'll give it credit for being better than most cartoons that are out today. The animation is very nice, it is funny sometimes, and alot of characters have different personalities, which is a good thing. Plus Tara Strong voices as Twilight which is cool I guess. What I don't like are the fans that say every episode is perfect, which is not the case from what i seen. Even with shows I like such as Ed Edd and Eddy and Avatar, I'll admit when there's a problem. I remember an episode where Fluttershy turned into a vampire and my reaction was "what the hell". I even saw Equestria Girls but I personally didn't like it, except maybe for one song. But even if a show does have some bad episodes, it doesn't make the show bad. So again, My Little Pony isn't perfect, for me at least, but it's far from being one of the worst shows out there.
  • I Love It!

    Well, I'm a brony, so of course I love MLP! BRONY FOR LIFE!!!
  • This show is alright, nothing more.

    I watched the first three episodes of this show on Netflix, after hearing various things about it being one of the best/worst shows ever. IT'S NEITHER. My favorite show Liv and Maddie, which has a stronger plot and deeper characters. The WORST show is Sanjay and Craig, which has next to NO PLOT and awful characters. This show is somewhere in between. So, I don't hate it, but I don't love it either. It's overrated, but also overhated. Its rating of 8.6 should swap with the 5.2 they gave Liv and Maddie. I might watch more of this if I have the chance, but for now I'm giving it a 5.5.
  • Watch PB&J Otter instead, it's better than this junk

    (I'm probably going to get crap loads of thumb downs, but hey, you shouldn't have decided to read this in the first place)

    So the show revolves around the land of Equestria which is obviously populated by ponies, unicorns and whatever. The protagonist is Twilight Sparkle who is studying the "magic" of friendship and sets off with her five pony friends: Applejack (Honesty), Fluttershy (Kindness), Pinkie Pie (Laughter), Rarity (Generosity), Rainbow Dash (Loyalty), and Twilight Sparkle herself (Magic, what did you expect?).

    If you wanna know why I think MLP is bad, be my guest. First of all, people say the ponies are "cute". They aren't cute enough for me and don't fit standards.

    The music is so irritating that it gets stuck in my head, so I always have to mute the volume. Sheesh, I'm not kidding with you right there.

    The "antagonists" are mediocre and overrated, really. The what-so-called "bad guys" are PISS poor excuse for antagonists. They are unlikeable and make Johnny Test villains more pathetic. An example is Discord. All he does is act so dense in front of everyone and asks the ponies to do stuff for him. He is called "Chaos of Desctruction", but all he does is pull pranks. Are you kidding me? You call that Chaos of Destruction? That's like Dimitri Rascalov talking about cookies and milk and not doing any harm.

    The characters are annoying and have the personality of nothing but a lousy rock. The ones that make my blood boil the most, however, is Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie. And let's not mention Derpy. Whoop-dee-doo.

    Rainbow Dash is nothing but a rude, self-absorbed jerk (probably why most fans like her) who always complains, such as "Oh, I'm not scared of anything!" just to look cool in front of her friends.

    Pinkie Pie is a happy-go-lucky pink pony, but a very loud, high-pitched annoying pest who will never learn to shut her mouth every once in a while and her randomness doesn't really fit the show.

    Derpy, oh gosh, where do I even begin? All she was was an error, and she got a boatload of fame. Why in the holy mother of God is she so popular even though she's a background character? Why does she even have a fandom, for crying out loud? Shouldn't the fans worry about the protagonists rather than a minor character? Also, even if she's meant to be a stupid character (judging by the "wall eyes"), her voice is really annoying.

    Moving on to the animation. I'll admit that the artwork is pretty good, but it's bright. I even considered wearing sunglasses while watching it.

    To make a long story short, my grade is an F. I'm serious. This show makes me wanna throw my TV out of my window.
  • Love this show


    the best my little pony season 5 episode 8

  • Love this show

    Might be obvious because of my title, LOL. But I find this a flawless show. Great character development, great characters, knows how to re-hash a plot correctly and overall just great and makes me feel good after watching it.
  • Can't think of a clever way to describe this.

    I feel like redoing my old review, as I've gone through different stages with this show. I used to be huge fan back in 2011-2012, watching streams of new eps, frequenting Equestria Daily, and making friends. I also used to really hate it back in 2013-2014, having stopped watching it altogether and getting annoyed with the fandom. Nowadays? I've been kinda watching it again, but not as a big fan, and more of an occasional thing. Its a good kids show, in the end.
  • Dear Princess Celestia...

    "All the ponies in this town are crazy!"- Twilight Sparkle


    Let me spin you a yarn. While I was browsing Youtube about a year ago, I noticed that there were a lot of MLP avatars. I thought they were of women, at least, but no, they were grown men. I was like, what the hell? They couldn't possibly like this obviously pandering show. So, I avoided the show at all costs, essentially becoming an anti-brony. I was stupid back then. Then, on the 26th of July, 2013, I decided to watch an episode of the show, just to see how bad it was. I started with my brony friend's favorite episode, The Best Night Ever. I watched it, and my life changed forever. It had great animation, great characters, great comedy, a great song, and a great moral. I thought it may have been just a fluke episode, but I saw a few more episodes, and I got hooked. I'm not really a brony, but I still think the show is great. But why? Let's find out.

    So, the basic premise is that Twilight Sparkle, a unicorn, or spoilers, an alicorn later in the series, moves to Ponyville to study the magic of friendship, hence the title, with her friends. It seems like the premise for the most saccharine, stupid toy ploy in the world, right? But it really goes above and beyond with its quality.

    Let's get this out of the way, the animation is superb. The Flash animation is some of the best and most fluid I've ever seen. I used to think it was hand-drawn. Plus, the designs for the ponies is pretty cute... that sounded really dumb.

    It wasn't the animation that pulled me in though, it was the characters. FiM originated from such a shallow, stupid premise that I would never have taken the show seriously if not for the actual characters. The Mane Six (Get it? Get it?) are surprisingly fleshed-out with actual (gasp) personality! (Except for Applejack and Twilight. They're kind of boring) My favorite ones have to be Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy, if you're wondering. Not to mention the villains. Discord. He's pretty good.

    The music is something that a lot of shows right now don't have going for them. You'll Play Your Part is my favorite song, but there are plenty of other great songs. It keeps with the roots of the MLP franchise with these songs, which is basically one of the only things similar between FiM and previous generations.

    The morals and plot are what FiM is best at. In most episodes, the plot is structured in just the right way to to get the moral across. Sometimes, the lesson is pretty basic: don't be jealous, know when to lie, that sort of stuff. But other times, the lesson is about accepting disability, or something actually really complex. And the show treats it like that, but never makes it too simple or too difficult to understand for the target demographic (Families, not bronies). MOST of the time. Looking at you, One Bad Apple.

    Although the show is fantastic, there's one main reason that I wrote this review. Bronies. I was a brony before I completed this review, but now, I realize I like the show, not the bronies. Sure, bronies have done very good things, like donate to charity, but it's gotten out of hand. First of all, is MLP REALLY complex enough to make theories about it? Really? Second, fanfictions. Now, I'm not complaining about MLP fanmade things in general. Turnabout Storm, Pinkie Watches Paint Dry, Picture Perfect Pony, a number of other fan projects are really good. However, the fanfics aren't always good. Double Rainboom, Dusk's Dawn, ALL shipfics, they're dumb. Not to mention Cupcakes and Smile HD, they almost convinced me to never watch the show again. Third, I feel like the brony fanbase are drastically affecting the course of this show. Take a look at the Season 2 opener and then the Season 4 opener. By comparison, the Season 4 one seems more action-packed and for some reason, introduces a story arc. Now, I think this arc is mostly great, but FiM has basically turned into a magical girl anime with ponies.

    As for the show, it's easily one of my favorites animated shows of all time. The characters, story, comedy, music, all top-notch. And with Season 5 looking good so far with the season opener, it's only going to get better, I guess. It was a pleasant surprise, and if you still think "Panies are furr gurls, lfksdjdmnfhdj", you may be surprised as well. I give it a 9/10, an AMAZING show.


    Score: 9/10

    Developed By: Lauren Faust

    Based On: My Little Pony by Bonnie Zacherle
  • Overrated

    i love the show

    it's funny,the characters are nice,and the animation is decent(season 2-4)

    but it's somtimes cringe worthy(mostly season 4),unfunny,plain mean spirited(feeling pinkie keen/putting your hoof down)

    and the fandom is im a fan of the show