I'm not all that impressed
My Little Pony: FIM has been a veritably cultural phenomenon for over a year now. Its virtually inescapable on the web, and it has legions of (often very vocal) fans. But does it really warrant the amount of attention it's getting? I don't know, but I personally don't think so.
I really don't see how this holds the attention of adults. It doesn't have a particularly engaging plot. The characters may be a step up from usual 'girl show' fair, but they aren't particularly impressive, even compared to other children's cartoons (see the excellent DC Animated Universe
). The colors and designs are garishly bright, and overly saccharine. The music varies between mainstream ultrabubblegum girly pop to musical numbers that sound like they were rejected from a particularly lame Disney sequel. It has decent writing behind it, its clever enough to elicit a chuckle or two out of me, and to be honest, the voice acting is above average for cartoons in general. But neither of these things can really make it more than a decent children's show. It doesn't rise up out of the Animation Age Ghetto
at all, it feels like a show for pre-teen girls. I'd watch it with a kid if I had one, or if I had grown up with it, I'd probably continue to watch it into my adult years, but without the power of nostalgia behind it, it just doesn't interest me enough to watch it. To make matters worse, as someone who doesn't like the show, it's pretty much impossible to avoid. Almost every sight I frequent on the web is inundated with it, and random browsing often brings it up as well. The rabid fanbase, the hype, and the inescapability of it sours my view on the whole thing. This doesn't affect it's objective quality, but it makes it hard to enjoy it.
As a whole, for an adult show, I'd give it a 5.5 (mediocre). Viewed as a Kid's show, what it is, i'd give it a 7.5 (good)
12th Dec 12
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But see, I'm not being influenced by the fan base. If it wasn't for the fan base, I wouldn't care about it at all. Even if happened to run across it by accident , its just not my thing, I wouldn't like it. All the fandom did to me is overexpose me too it, not change my opinion.
23rd Jan 13
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15th Feb 13
Eh, you should never let a single dumb fan ruin it for you. And you certainly shouldn't generalize that their all fanatics.
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24th Jul 13
There's something about polymorphic ponies who look pretty and exhibit low-key aesops that appeals to the teeming masses. It's all there. It's a guilty pleasure that will never die out thanks to Hasbro.
29th Jul 13
"Duh, that's because it is"
That's my point. It's a preteen girl show, and it plays like a preteen girl show. There's nothing really exceptional about it.
27th Aug 13
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