So with another season finale behind us I thought it's time to write thing or two on how I feel about the season as whole.
I think that season 6 was pretty decent but not as good as some of the previous ones - it had enjoyable
episodes but plenty of forgettable stuff as well, sadly. I think that season 7 is the return to writing-quality I
came to expect from the show, moreover, it was strong season that delivered plenty of memorable
episodes and moments. I'm really glad we finally got a episode about parents of Applejack. That was great episode
and of course a tear-jerker. Speaking about parents, I enjoyed the episode that included those of AJ, but
we also could see parents of Rainbow Dash and Twilight - and both families turned out to be very likeable.
Yeah, "Parental Glideance" and "Once upon a Zeppelin" certainly belong to some of my favourite episodes for this season.
When it comes to Twilight, I'm really glad that she made return for a bigger role this season, with about 4 really fun episodes
focusing on her (and few supporting roles to other characters here and there),
as well her fair share in season's opening, with fantastic "Celestial Advice" - a great showcase on Twilight/Celestia dynamic -
and of course it's finale where she got to meet her idol Starswill the Bearded, as well as save the day with the impressive
team up of Mane 6 and the heroic ponies of past. To me, good ol' bookhorse had some of the best episodes for this season
with "Celestial Advice" "Once Upon Zeppelin" "Flurry of Emotions" and of course "Fame and Misfortune". However, the character
that made some of the biggest turnaround in terms of characterisation was Fluttershy. I really liked how they tweaked
her personality making her more assertive for the good of others around her. She had some great episodes as well.
If I were to complain about something I guess I feel like there wasn't much of Applejack episodes, which is a shame. Not to mention
Spike got shunned away a bit this season in favour of Starlight who felt like having few moments that could easily belong to Spike.
Speaking about Starlight Glimmer, I'm bit torn about her as well - on the one hand I'm really glad how they blended her
into the cast with some low-key/supporting role moments - she needs that kind of treatment I was hoping for that kind of move from the writers for season 7 - but she still lacks her own voice in episodes focusing on her. "All Bottled up" "A Royal Problem" and "To Change a changeling" were decent, but Starlight never counts
as the strongest part of any of those episodes. That said, the "Uncommon Bond" episode gave me a hope that, in fact, she can have geniuenly good episodes. It was easily best episode focusing on Glimmer so far. Aside from that? Hmm, there wasn't really any paticular episode I hated. At worst I was disinterested
( "All Bottled Up") but never to the point of hating the episode or skipping it almost entirely when trying to watch it again (hello "Slice of Life" & "No Second Prances" )
So all in all Season 7 of MLP: FIM was very strong, plenty of awesome stuff, very little to nag about. Here's waiting to
season 8 and hoping it will keep the momentum.
Ep 1&2 Celestial Advice ( 8,5/10) & All Bottled up (5/10):
Ep 3 Flurry of Emotions (8,5/10):
Ep 4 Rocksolid friendship (7/10):
Ep 5 Fluttershy Leans in (7/10):
Ep 6 Forever a filly (7/10):
Ep 7 Parental Glideance (9/10):
Ep 8 Hard to Say anything (4,5/10):
Ep 9 Honest Apple (8/10):
Ep 10 A Royal Problem (7/10):
Ep 11 Not Asking for Trouble (7/10):
Ep 12 Discordant Harmony (8/10):
Ep 13 Perfect Pear (9,5/10):
Ep 14 Fame and Misfortune (9/10):
Ep15 Triple Threat (8,5/10):
Ep16 Campfire tales (7,5/10):
Ep17 To Change a changeling (6/10):
Ep18 Daring Done? (7/10)
Ep19 It isn't the mane thing about you (8/10)
Ep20 A Health of information (8,5/10):
Ep21 Marks and recreation (5/10):
Ep22 Once Upon a Zeppelin (9/10):
Ep23 Secrets and Pies (8,5/10)
Ep24 Uncommon Bond (8/10)
Ep25 & 26 Shadow Play (8,5/10)