Saturday, 31 October 2015

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Returning to "Castle Sweet Castle"

Here's my extended thoughts on "Castle Sweet Castle", an episode that I feel I should like more than I do.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Episode review: "Crusaders of the Lost Mark"

In my review of "Slice of Life", I mentioned that the show hasn't quite broken out of its trend of stagnation. For all the stylistic experiments of the first half of season 5, it was still reluctant to move the show forward in any meaningful way, and often threw out ideas that felt like they didn't receive the level of attention they deserved. It was improving, but it was still hesitant to take the last step.

"Crusaders of the Lost Mark" is that last step. 

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Episode review: "Brotherhooves Social"

After the season premiere of My Little Pony, I thought the season was going to have more episodes revolving around characters who aren't the usual main cast. Unfortunately, this never really came to pass, with the only exceptions being one Discord episode that still prominently featured Fluttershy and "Slice of Life", which never counts. Although "Brotherhooves Social" stars Apple Bloom as one of the two lead characters and prominently features both Rainbow Dash and the other Cutie Mark Crusaders, this episode belongs to Big Mac, and contains a behind-the-scenes feel that "Make New Friends But Keep Discord" never did. It is one of the best episodes of the season.