Last week one of my favorite cartoons of all time My Little Pony Friendship is Magic has finally ended after 9 seasons. Little bit of history first, back then I was one of those kids who did not like the My Little Pony toys. That changed when years ago my brother, his best friend and I were coming home from tennis lessons when my brother’s friend was talking about the My Little Pony show and how great it was. I didn’t believe him but later that Christmas I started watching I was shocked at how good it was, but now it’s finally over.
Parts 1 and 2 are pretty much the conclusion of the villain arc. I was disappointed that it turned out Grogar was just Discord in disguise but to be fair Grogar wasn’t a strong character anyway and it’s fun seeing the other three villains work off each other. If you know me I love giant climatic battles where all the characters join into the fight and MLP did not disappoint. So many characters show up (even ones from the movie). I must say it’s kind of disturbing that the princesses decided to turn all the villains including a foal into stone. Part 3 acts as an epilogue that takes place years later where Twilight is now ruler of Equestria which seems fitting. I just love the fact Pinkie Pie and Cheese Sandwich had a kid! I like the lesson that while friends can drift apart the mane 6’s friendship is so strong that it’s never truly gone.
The series ends with of course a final song that’s really sweet and emotional. There’s one part of the song that I really love and it’s when each of the mane 6 sing in front of a bunch of characters they’ve helped or have strong connection too. The episode finally concludes with the closing of the book mirroring how the series started with the book opening. This was a brilliant way to bookend the show and always felt this was an appropriate ending.
For a series finale this felt like a great way to wrap up everything and say good bye to all the characters and the world of Equestria. I’m both sad and really going to miss the show but I’m also glad that ran its course. I want to give thanks to the cast, writers, animators, and Lauren Faust for creating strong and wonderful characters and a world where the magic of friendship grows. Goodbye My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.