It all started while I was browsing Game of Thrones boards on the internet. Someone posted a “stallion that mounts the world” joke in conjunction with a My Little Pony gif, and as a former My Little Pony enthusiast, I figured I could watch a couple of episodes to stave off the post-Game of Thrones hangover.
Eight episodes later, I was hooked. Not hooked the point of marathoning it all day, the way I did with Game of Thrones, but dedicated enough to set aside at least 45 minutes a day to watch a couple of episodes. While My Little Pony isn’t a work of art, it’s good at what it’s supposed to do: entertain little kids, as well as those who are immature young at heart.
And as a recent Alex Day video put it, when you look past the fact they’re ponies, it’s as if you’re watching a show about hot girls. A primer for those of you who are interested:
Twilight Sparkle is the show’s main character. She’s bookish, inquisitive, and uses her horn like a magic wand.
Rainbow Dash — a sassy flying daredevil who can control the weather.
Applejack – a strong, hardworking pony who speaks with a Southern accent. She’s basically a ninja who uses apples instead of nunchucks.
Pinkie Pie – a hyperactive pony who excels at throwing parties.
Rarity — a beautiful, slightly stuck-up unicorn in charge of the town’s fashion scene.
Finally, my favorite pony, Fluttershy — a graceful, timid pegasus pony skilled at tending to animals.
In essence, I like My Little Pony because unlike most rebooted childhood franchises, such as Alvin and the Chipmunks, it manages to update a series without spoiling the original’s legacy. Give it a shot if you need a break from grown-up shows.
‘Fess up: Do you watch My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic?