SFWeekly Wrap Up – Season 1 Review Completed

Hang Derp by ~Shutterflye

Season 1 Review by Sherilyn Connelly

Well like many good things, they have to come to an end. For Sherilyn Connelly she has come to the end of line for Season 1, though I’m sure Season 2 is going to be started rather quickly after this. We may also do our own Season 2 review, but that is still on our drawing table. I’ve copied Ms. Connelly final thoughts on the journey into the world of colorful equine entertain, and of course the task of reviewing the episodes.

So that was the first season of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. While it was curiosity which led me to the show in the first place, it’s the writing that keeps me hooked. The direction and animation by DHX Media is never less than gorgeous and imaginative, but I’m not an animation aficionado, and in 2012 just looking good isn’t enough. To use an obvious example, The Simpsons looks better than it ever has these days, but…yeah. 

The voice acting on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is stellar, particularly Tabitha St. Germain as Rarity and Tara Strong as Twilight Sparkle, but as the old theater saying goes, if it ain’t on the page, it ain’t on the stage — and what’s on the page is what gives the animation and actors so much to work with, and what makes the characters worth investing in.

There’s no way I can do more than scratch the surface in my recaps, of course, nor are my recaps any kind of a substitute for watching the show itself. So, go do that on Netflix oriTunes!

If, in the meantime, you want to get caught up with the Season 1 but aren’t quite ready to make the time commitment — I get that, I’ve been feeling the same way about diving intoJustified — I humbly suggest this lineup for a long day’s marathon:

Episode 3: “The Ticket Master” 
Episode 8: “Look Before You Sleep”
Episode 12: “Call of the Cutie”
Episode 14: “Suited for Success”
Episode 15: “Feeling Pinkie Keen”
Episode 16: “Sonic Rainboom”
Episode 18: “The Show Stoppers”
Episode 23: “The Cutie Mark Chronicles”
Episode 25: “Party of One”
Episode 26: “The Best Night Ever”

Thanks for reading. Hey, wanna meet back here for the next season? Let’s!

Next Time: Season 2 begins starts off with two-part bang as a trickster with a familiar voice takes over Ponyville in “The Return of Harmony, Parts 1&2.”

And if you are bored, here is the inventory of articles for her Season 1 review.


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