The first true appearance of the CMC, where we get to catcha glimpse of their group dynamic. Also, we get to see more of Fluttershy, but, unfortunately, her appearances begin to feel a bit repetitive at this point, which is made even worse when you consider this episode was a great opportunity to take her development in a different direction.
This episode is fantastic. It has nearly everything that makes a great FiM episode. Not to mention it expands on both Rainbow Dash and Rarity in a significant fashion.
Feeling Pinkie Keen is an episode that is a lot of fun, with some great back and forth between Pinkie and Twilight. Unfortunately, the moral of the episode was handled in a way that made it easy to misinterpret, and as a result, hampers the strengths of this episode.
Brilliant character development, a direct AND a subtle moral, an incredible song, and drop dead stunning vocal performances?
Yeah, this episode has it all.
A great episode that gives some solid character development for both Rainbow and AJ, expanding on their pension for athleticism and their healthy rivalry.
The first episode starring Apple Bloom, Call of the Cutie is a great episode with a strong anti-bullying message, as well as one that expresses that self-discovery is an organic process that cannot be rushed, and to enjoy the moment as opposed to stress over the future.
The Indoctrination completion episode. With Winter Wrap Up, all the elements that make FiM such a great show are finally in place, and the series truly begins to start becoming a fantastic piece of all ages media.