I've watched a few episodes. It seemed like an average kid's show. There is the occasional pop-culture reference or a brief instance of slightly dark humor, but those moments are few and far between. I don't see how this is radically different than any other children's show. I understand the idea that it's supposed to go against traditional age and gender roles, but I think if we lived in a world where that thing wasn't perceived as weird the fandom would be extremely diluted. I have nothing against bronies. I understand that like any other social group they have their moderates and radicals. Those radicals aren't much worse than those for any other fanbase. But please stop ponifying everything. Remember what happened with Star Wars?
I went with the "I feel nothing one way or another towards the TV show itself, due to it being a harmless, actually well animated, TV show aimed at children with the goal of teaching life lessons, but feel nothing but shame and pity towards the people surrounding said TV show" option.
My personal opinion is this, I do not like it personally and find the idea of "bronies" kind of terrifying and creepy. It is a show meant for children and not grown men. As Rainbowkisses said, it is the radicals that ruin a fanbase. i just think the fanbase in this case is far stranger then previous fan bases. I find it strange that my university has a my little pony club.
Ultimately, i will not involve myself in their lives and they can like whatever they want because it doesn't affect me or my life in anyway.
Yes, I enjoy the show and have been watching it since season one began.
I can understand that some in the fan base can be overly creepy, however. There have been things that I've seen or heard that have made me cringe in the past.
But the same could be said of most fan bases. I've cringed just as much at some anime fans. That's not going to stop me from watching and liking some anime though.
I used to be a huge pony fan, but I don't ever bring it up on these message boards cause there's plenty of dedicated fansites for pony stuff if people wanted to talk about it. Also, there's not really much to say about the show in the end, it's pretty simple and straightforward.
Yes, I do.
Now can we get a thread closure on this before it turns into what every MLP thread turns into?
I agree, a closure would probably be smart. It has been surprisingly tame so far, but I fear it's only a matter of time before it turns into a madhouse.
Nothing against the show itself. The show is good! Great program for kids to watch, compared to most of the crap that they get fed on TV these days.
What else are you comparing that to? I've been catching up on kids TV lately and what I've seen is pretty great; Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated might go into my top 3 cartoon list, after like Last Airbender and... Danny Phantom/Kim Possible or something.
Adventure time and regular show are pretty good too.on topic, never seen and no interest. It's probably pretty well made but the fanbase ruined any interest I have.
@animasta: Pretty much all of those shows you mentioned are at least alright. Avatar: The Last Airbender is great, and Mystery Inc. was surprisingly good. I'm mostly comparing it to the things my niece watches- the live-action shows for kids on Nickelodeon and such, where the main theme seems to be "Act like a moron and a jerk 99 percent of the time and you'll get whatever you want".
No I don't like it. Cute ponies don't appeal to me much and I don't want to get hooked onto a show featuring them (especially considering that some of the people I know have gotten hooked).
I've gotten into plenty of weird shit in my time but I don't want to make ponies one of those things.
It seems like a fairly clever, well animated, and decent show. I've no negative feelings toward anyone who enjoys it, no matter how far removed from the target audience they might be.
But if one makes a big deal about being outside of a target audience, as if liking something "you aren't supposed to" is some great irony, then one, not the show, is the problem.
EDIT: Just so it's clear, I've seen about sixty seconds of footage. My vote was "Never Tried."
I'm really not, no. I'm sure it's a fine kids show, but I don't... really see the appeal. I checked some out to see what all the fuss was about, and it didn't grab me. However, a few years ago, I was one of those "anime is for jerks" people, so maybe I'll come around to it.
...but I'm going to ask you, if that ever happens, please put a bullet through my goddamn brain.
The show is fantastic. My favorite thing on tv. Fuck the ignorant haters who can't comprehend someone outside the primary marketed audience enjoying it. I find it funny how people are allowed to like Adventure Time but oh no, not that girly pony show, people who like that are creepy and weird. Such hypocrisy.