Well I made a promise I wouldn’t do the silly reviews on continuity episodes and looks like this one falls under the rules; for starting here is one of the show’s more popular recurring motifs: the cutie mark crusaders.
I have noticed (and appreciate) that Apple Jack’s southern accent has been “normalized” and is more realistic now. It’s even more noticeable when her little sister has to carry an episode. Though she and the other fillies in this episode gave me cavities with their excessive cuteness. How they are not the mascots of this site I don’t know. Though for the life of me, I can’t figure out what kind of “special talent” Silver Spoon and Diamon Tiara are supposed to have (or are they a sly reference to Paris Hilton? useless rich girls?) Though the revelation that there are some “deep magics” which not even someone like Twilight Sparkle can bend is a nice touch. It’s good for your magic system to have rules.
And yes, it was hilarious to see the Doctor, who has faced so many Daleks, Cybermen, and worse, tremble before a little girl. (Though to be fair, I think I’ve worked with some people like that. You try and repress the memories.)
A cute, enjoyable episode, that has a nice message about not being in a hurry to grow up.
(man, hope the next one gives me material)