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"I used to wonder what friendship could be; until I surpassed those who first showed it to me."
- Russet Burbanks, Fanfiction.net
Yes, people. This episode is not only bad, but in my opinion, it is by far the most ANNOYING form of shit I have ever seen in any animated cartoon period! In fact, it's so bad, that even having it be written by another newcomer writer to the staff doesn't do it justice. Now I know I already went there with Ed Valentine on "Flight to the Finish", so maybe I should be sensing a pattern.
I mean, last I checked, the only new writer to the team who actually did very well was Corey Powell with "Sleepless in Ponyville", which actually kicked some legitimate ass! But what do we get in Season 4 with new writers?
The lowest form of shit I have ever seen in cartoons. And considering that only the animation in this series is standing out above everything else, it's kind of sad. So, what kind of horror did newcomer Scott Sonneborn bring to the table of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic? I'll tell you. "Somepony to Watch Over Me".
Good God, It's like watching those old Burger King Big Kids Meal commercials!
One word to sum it all up, people...
Okay, at this point, I just have to bring up this TV Tropes quote (yeah, even TV Tropes gave their take on this) because Applejack is just so over the top, it's fucking scary. So here it is.
"Did Applejack not have faith that Apple Bloom would be able to take care of herself on her own, or did her 'motherly instinct' tell her to always see Apple Bloom as a baby that needs protecting?" - TV Tropes
You know, to say I liked Applejack WAY better in "Applebuck Season"... That's more than just an understatement. Yes, she's THAT bad in this episode.
That would have been awesome!
God, I never thought I'd be using this on Applejack, but given the circumstances... God forgive me.
Because of him and his first episode written for the series, Applejack's character has degraded to an all-time low, going from a genuinely likeable character to one of the worst characters in the entire series.
...You know, I think I'm actually looking forward to that. This is The Thunder, signing off.