Nov 20, 2014

Ponies Through The Ages: Day 20

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Season 1 gives us "Green Isn't Your Color" today. Photo Finish is a good character that I definitely want to see more of. (Seriously, Season 4 brought back Sapphire Shores and not Photo Finish? This is an outrage!) Fluttershy and Rarity play off of each other very well in this episode, and the moral about being honest with your friends and not keeping secrets from them is one that I can get behind. After all, I don't keep any secrets from you guys. I even tell you about ████, and I ██ █████ the █████ with ████████ ████ as ██████ ██████ ████ in ████. See? No secrets there!

Season 2 gives us "It's About Time". This one is good on its own, but has one major problem. Pinkie Pie says that you can only go back in time once. Want a really awesome time travel story? Too bad. You can only go back once, and Twilight wasted her one time just fulfilling this time loop. It was a wasted opportunity, as I would have loved to see them go back in time and see Celestia and Luna in their prime, or see Star Swirl, or see the beginnings of Equestria, or something. So, when you consider that this is what the writers decided to waste this potential storyline on, you start to hate it. But, on its own, ignoring that bit, it's all right. I really like Future Twilight's design too.

Season 4 gives us "Leap of Faith". Despite the events of "The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000", people seem to trust the Flim Flam Brothers here. For no reason. Moronic. I will also criticize Silver Shill's design. It's not that it's bad (though it is), but it's just that it's different. Literally from the minute I saw him, I knew he was part of the act. I think it would have been even better if the Flim Flam Brothers had paid off a well-known background character and Applejack had to teach that pony a lesson in honesty instead. Because then we wouldn't see it coming. Obviously Minuette or Sweetie Drops would be innocent... right? (Fan-given names: Colgate and Bon Bon) It would be a huge twist when we realize that they aren't. Silver Shill as a whole just isn't very memorable. Of the six key-givers (Coco Pommel, Spitfire, Cheese Sandwich, Seabreeze, Silver Shill, and Discord), Silver Shill is easily forgotten about. He doesn't have anything to make him stand out like all of the others do.

1 comment:

  1. S1 - Photo Finish over Sapphire Shores any day,Fluttershy episodes are always welcome, and yep... no secrets here.

    S2 - Really? I don't remember that line... it has been a while though so I'll believe you. But dang, when you put it like that it does cast a different light on the episode. But we get black cat suits, "for fun!" so I'll say it's a good episode.

    S4 - Yeah, the fact that anyone believed the brothers is ridiculous. And yeah, if Lyra or somepony had been the one, that would have been way more amazing.

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