My Little Pony: Equestria Girls series premiere review


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My Little Pony: The Equestria Girls are getting their own series on Youtube, premiering November 17th. Here’s your look at my thoughts on its premiere.

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After multiple video games, movies and comic books, the Equestria Girls are making their television debut. For their first-ever series, they are headed to Youtube in a brand-new look at ponies in an entirely new way. Without giving too much away, here’s the official press release about the series.

“From afterschool clubs to beach days, music festivals to theme parks, and a rockin’ Spring Break on a yacht, magic is sure making things interesting. Join Sunset Shimmer, Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, and Rarity as they learn what it means to be superheroes while they take on their biggest challenge yet: high school.” It’s a completely new look for the original My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic characters and a more mature version of the Mane 6 including Sunset Shimmer.

Without further ado, let’s look at some episodes of My Little Pony: Equestria Girls. This will be a spoiler-free review so no worries you don’t plan on watching the series right away.

What fans will like about My Little Pony: Equestria Girls

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  • The short run-timeOne thing fans will certainly appreciate about this new series is its short run-time. Most episodes are around 2 or 3 minutes long so you’ll be able to binge-watch a lot of episodes.
  • The focus on friendship. Friendship has always been the main focus of the My Little Pony series and it continues into the Equestria Girls series. You can truly tell all the girls love and appreciate each other, making sure they always have each other’s back.
  • Their personalities are the same. Another thing that translates from the Friendship is Magic is the ponies still act the same. They are very similar to their pony counterparts and act the part too.
  • The series is incredibly fun. What I loved most about watching this series was how fun it was and how much fun the girls had together. There were moments that will make you laugh, make you smile and make you thankful for your friends. It’s just such a happy and fun series.
  • It actually focuses on high school and what goes with it. In the series, we see a lot of the girls dealing with high school things such as exams, field trips, babysitting, friends and even some romance. It’s definitely intended for an older audience.

What might concern fans about My Little Pony: Equestria Girls 

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  • The short runtime. What is a pro for some might be a con for others? While the episodes do tell a story, others might be looking for something more to occupy their time. It’s all based on ones preference though.
  • It is a little more grown-up. This show might not appeal to younger fans who aren’t going to be in high school anytime soon or even those who are/aren’t in high school. Younger fans might not be able to connect, but that’s once again a preference.

Overall, I see fans loving the series despite the few changes from the original. At its heart, the series is focused on the friendship, them as individuals and growing up. It’s an inevitable part of life and something I’m glad the series is covering.

My 3 Favorite My Little Pony: Equestria Girls episodes

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  1. “Pinkie Sitting:” This episode is obviously focused on Pinkie Pie and features a unique plotline with her babysitting. I won’t give away any spoilers, but the episode is a more relaxed one and had a lot of funny moments especially at the end.
  2. “Finals Countdown:” Some of the best episodes I watched were parodies of other things and this one was no exception. This was also one of the episodes that included a song and it was a lot more focused on high school.
  3. “My Little Shop of Horrors:” Last but not least was a parody of Little Shop of Horrors. This episode was funny, featured a song and made me smile throughout. While younger viewers might not understand the reference, the episode was pretty goofy on its own.

If you’re a fan of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic or into the Equestria Girls, then there’s no doubt this series will be for you. If you’re interested in watching, the series premieres November 17th at 10:00 am EST. New episodes will be uploaded every single Friday so you have that to look forward to.

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Overall, My Little Pony: Equestria Girls was funny, full of friendship and will be a great transition piece for older MLP fans.