About 3 years ago, I watched the first episode, and didn't find it too my liking, and moved on.
Recently however, I began to think more about it. This is a show with such a large fanbase outside of it's target demographic. There has to be a reason for that. Right?
Earlier tonight I began watching the series. I have only watched the first two episodes of the first season, and so far my reactions are mixed. There are things that I can acknowledge now, that I didn't when I first watched the series, things so ridiculously silly, and things I do not like.
I can definitely appreciate some of the moral lesson stuff a lot more than past Lobster could.
Naming a place Ponyville is like calling somewhere Human Town, and Canterlot is the equivalent of calling your city Walksabunch. I understand why they are called, what with the appealing to small children and such, but it is silly.
The things I don't like are nice and simple, they are named Rarity and Pinkiepie. These two annoy me. I don't like being annoyed.
The story was also very interesting. It might've just been the way it opened with the telling of a legend putting me in that mindset, but between those two episodes I was getting very heavy Bionicle G2 vibes. The whole siblings, and one growing to resent the other. The special power thing, and one character figuring it all out. It's probably nothing, but it made me think.
That is pretty much all I have to say, for now...