My Little Pony: I Can’t Believe I Liked It

Okay, so after almost two years of hearing about this show on 4chan, Minecraft and every other bloody forum I frequent, I finally got around to watching My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

Damn it, that show is awesome.

If you’re like me and have been putting it off, stop it and watch. I’m a 28-year-old man with a job and a wonderful lady, not some basement-dwelling mouth-breather, so take it from me: this cartoon rocks.

For the uninitiated, forget every single thing you know about My Little Pony. This isn’t about toys or fluff. The first thing I noticed was that it was developed for television by Lauren Faust. I knew right away it was going to be good. Even if you don’t know the name, you’ll know her work. Remember the Powerpuff Girls and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends? How about Dexter’s Laboratory? She brings that gender-neutral humor to the table along with character-driven storylines that are sweet, fun and enjoyable.

I found myself laughing with the ponies, rooting for them in times of conflict and enjoying every minute of it. Even my love, who tends to take the “Disney or die” attitude with cartoons, was enjoying it. What got me most, though, was that I was emotionally affected by some of what I saw. Over the last three days, I’ve watched the first eight episodes and already I care about the characters. That’s the kind of show they’ve put together.

If you approach it with an open mind, you’ll have a good time. Or you’ll hate it. I think it’s one of those kinds of things. Whatever the case, I’ll be watching.

GG, Lauren Faust. GG, indeed.

If you’ve had a My Little Pony experience or just want to state your opinion on the show, I’d love to hear from you. Feel free to leave a comment.

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8 responses to “My Little Pony: I Can’t Believe I Liked It

  1. Maybe I could consider it… I’ve wanted to kill those little ponies for so long, but I never took the time to get to know them!

  2. You got a lot of issues don’t you?

    • After reading some of your posts, I’d like to remind you of a little story about a man in a glass house and his habit of throwing stones. :P

      • I’m going to pretend I know what means. Wait, why would someone throw stones in a glass house? Seems kind of idiotic to me. Or maybe that’s the point! Or maybe there’s aliens! If this is some sort of a government conspiracy, we’re all doomed!

      • I rather like the aliens theory, really. The glass house is like an ant farm. Ants are neat.

  3. Welcome to the herd! :-)

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