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firedog12
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Here are the reasons why I think it's overrated:
1. Well, for starters the personalities of the Mane 6 are all clichés that have been used in other cartoons or they're stereotypes of those type of people. I mean, just because a girl (or pony) is raised in a farm doesn't mean all she does in her life is bake everything that has to do with apples.

2. The plots for all the episodes of season 1-2 are cliché too. They're all things that has happened in other cartoons.

3. It's not that funny. I mean there are jokes here and there that are hilarious (most of them are made by Pinkie Pie) but the cartoon doesn't give the funniest jokes.

Just my personal opinion on this show. By the way, I used to be a brony so please don't comment saying i'm prejudice because i've seen every episode of season 1 & 2 and that is what I think of it. I posted this to tell people that this isn't the best show in the world. In fact, I wouldn't even put this show in my list of my favorite cartoons. I'm just sharing my opinion, please respect mines & I will respect yours.

P.S. I know this show isn't a little girls show!

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Xzeno
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Oh man, if you felt that ay about seasons 1 and 2, you should watch season 3.

It is more horrible than you could possibly imagine. Never have I seen a show fall as far or as fast as this one, and I saw every season of Heroes.

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In fairness, many TV writers rely on typical character stereotypes in order to flesh out the people (or ponies) in their show, so you can't hold that too heavily against them.

However, I do think that the level to which MLP has been made some sort of untouchable work of perfection by bronies is silly, it's a TV show about ponies that displays an over-reliance on worn out tropes and the character stereotypes we mentioned earlier.

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The only reason I figured out what "MLP: FiM" stood for was because I saw the other thread about seeking ArmorGames bronies. xD

I haven't seen ANYTHING relating to My Little Ponies, so maybe I don't have room to say this, but I also think this hype is a tad overrated. One dark day I considered seeing what he fuss was about...and then I returned to my senses and said "Not today; I shall live on." I'm all for weird humor, random humor, and sketchy humor, and if there's any of that in the show, great. However, regardless of whether or not the show is intended for young girls, the toys definitely are. Originally a toy, so the original audience is what I stick to.

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Uh, it's a show for five to eight year old girls. It's not supposed to be completely amazing with amazing characters and amazing jokes.

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You have to keep in mind that the show's purpose is to teach kids to be good. All the Season 1 and 2 episodes are "cliche" because they're all basic lessons for kids. What other story lines could they use? Do you honestly think you could come up with 26 original, non-cliche plot lines for pre-teens?

firedog12
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Uh, it's a show for five to eight year old girls.

ORLY? It's a show for five to eight year old girls huh? I never knew that a show aimed for five to 8 year old girls had a joke about putting drugs in someone's drink. (Season 1 episode 24 episode name: Owl's well that ends well.) Try at least watching the show first before you say that it's a show aimed for girls.

It's not supposed to be completely amazing with amazing characters and amazing jokes.

First of all, I wasn't reviewing the show by saying that jokes need work on them. I was giving reasons why it isn't the best show ever by saying that the jokes aren't that funny. So many people think it's a perfect show and I was giving reasons why it's not a perfect show. Second of all, since when did I say anything about the personalities of the Mane 6 not being amazing? I just said that they've been overused in other cartoons. (Which they have.) That doesn't mean they don't have amazing personalities. They actually have very likable personalities.

You have to keep in mind that the show's purpose is to teach kids to be good. All the Season 1 and 2 episodes are "cliche" because they're all basic lessons for kids. What other story lines could they use? Do you honestly think you could come up with 26 original, non-cliche plot lines for pre-teens?


Well, actually Matt, that's when you're wrong. The morals for each episode are actually life lessons that little kids, pre-teens, teens, and adults can relate to. Also, this show isn't a little girls show. There are no little kid plots like, I don't know, helping a kid with his cat stuck in his tree or something. These are plots that are for older kids (like 8 year old and up.) They've just been used in other cartoons. I have a feeling you haven't watched this show at all have you?
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Dude. It's a show marketed for young girls and made for young girls. That much is plain to see in the aesthetic and nature of the show. It's based on kids' toys and aired on a children's channel. You cannot argue that point.

I'm sure it's well written and contains some nice, educational messages, but I'm also quite sure you're reading into it much more deeply than was originally intended by its creators, and that your response to it speaks more of you, and your interpretative tendencies, than of the show itself.

Maybe take a step back and see it from everyone else's perspective, a rational perspective. And maybe not think that everyone just dismisses it blindly because it's a kids show, because that's just as blindly dismissive.

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Dude. It's a show marketed for young girls and made for young girls. That much is plain to see in the aesthetic and nature of the show. It's based on kids' toys and aired on a children's channel. You cannot argue that point.

I'm sure it's well written and contains some nice, educational messages, but I'm also quite sure you're reading into it much more deeply than was originally intended by its creators, and that your response to it speaks more of you, and your interpretative tendencies, than of the show itself.

Maybe take a step back and see it from everyone else's perspective, a rational perspective. And maybe not think that everyone just dismisses it blindly because it's a kids show, because that's just as blindly dismissive.


I guess you have a point. Sorry if I came off as an ignorant person who only cares about my own opinion and no one else's.
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I watched the first two seasons and I must say I enjoyed them immensely. However, I value Xzeno's opinion over anybody else's on here, and if he expresses the level of disdain shown here, then I must accept that the show has spiraled out of control. I will not be continuing to watch it, but forever shall I keep in mind the lessons taught. I bid thee adieu My Little Pony, but it will always be remembered that Friendship IS magic.

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1. Well, for starters the personalities of the Mane 6 are all clichés that have been used in other cartoons or they're stereotypes of those type of people. I mean, just because a girl (or pony) is raised in a farm doesn't mean all she does in her life is bake everything that has to do with apples.


Keep in mind though..throughout the history of storytelling, clichés have always been in use. In fact, almost every character used has some basis about them that is cliché

Take The Canterbury Tales, for example. Every single character in the book is solely based on cliché characteristics of the time..but this wasn't due to laziness on Chaucer's part..it was because those cliché characteristics are easily related throughout everyone. Even today we can find people that are like the Nun, or the monk, or The Wife of Bath, etc
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ORLY? It's a show for five to eight year old girls huh? I never knew that a show aimed for five to 8 year old girls had a joke about putting drugs in someone's drink. (Season 1 episode 24 episode name: Owl's well that ends well.) Try at least watching the show first before you say that it's a show aimed for girls.

We wouldn't know, we don't pay avid attention a little girl's show.
Well, actually Matt, that's when you're wrong. The morals for each episode are actually life lessons that little kids, pre-teens, teens, and adults can relate to. Also, this show isn't a little girls show. There are no little kid plots like, I don't know, helping a kid with his cat stuck in his tree or something. These are plots that are for older kids (like 8 year old and up.) They've just been used in other cartoons. I have a feeling you haven't watched this show at all have you?

And what about the thousands of other cartoons that use similar plots and the same life lessons? Why do they not have a ridiculous and overrated fanbase? Answer me that.
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we don't pay avid attention a little girl's show.

It's not a little girl's show, rather, just a television program. Debasing people for liking something because it is traditionally looked at as feminine is disparaging. Girls can play with trucks, and boys can play with dolls. It's not odd.

And what about the thousands of other cartoons that use similar plots and the same life lessons? Why do they not have a ridiculous and overrated fanbase? Answer me that.

That probably has something to do with the stellar voice acting, paramount animation, and extraordinarily catchy music.

Is MLP:FiM overrated? Yes. The fan base got a little bit out of control, but that does not detract from the value that the program did have.
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It's not a little girl's show, rather, just a television program. Debasing people for liking something because it is traditionally looked at as feminine is disparaging. Girls can play with trucks, and boys can play with dolls. It's not odd.


The show was originally aimed for a younger (and more female) demographic, however. After some time..the makers of the show noticed that their demographic of viewership was much different than expected (male teens being one the of the primary groupings) and began to slip in some content for them (like the example firedog gave)

That probably has something to do with the stellar voice acting, paramount animation, and extraordinarily catchy music.


And don't forget 4chan
We must all give thanks to the user that decided to bump his own thread about MLP *bows head in prayer* thank you based god
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Is MLP:FiM overrated? Yes. The fan base got a little bit out of control, but that does not detract from the value that the program did have.

I could say the same thing for Team Fortress 2, the only difference being it is not overrated.
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The show was originally aimed for a younger (and more female) demographic, however.

Being marketed mainly to females does not make it a girls show though. They also market yogurt towards women, and I don't know about you, but I love me some yogurt.

And don't forget 4chan

Mods are asleep! Post Ponies!

I could say the same thing for Team Fortress 2

Liking something does not prevent it from being overrated, TF2 is overrated.

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