by Kroze “King of the Bronies” Kresky, Media Editor
I can say that without a single doubt that My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic has been one of the most consistently entertaining and well written shows on television in recent memory, and I have no fear of being ridiculed or laughed at. This is because the show has grown to such enormous levels of popularity, taking over the internet with its massive fanbase at a lightning quick speed that could only be compared to Rainbow Dash making a Sonic Rainboom™. The quick witted writing, actual character development, and always entertaining plotlines of each individual episode always manage to turn out to be engaging and fun for anyone watching. Who’d of thought that two years ago we’d all be saying that about a My Little Pony show? Now we come to the end of the second season which fans all over were wondering if it could keep up the quality that season one had or was it all just a fluke? If you weren’t convinced of the former before this episode, you will be as “A Canterlot Wedding” turns the show from something special into something truly magical!
Twilight Sparkle (voiced by the lovely Tara Strong whose roles in Powerpuff Girls, Fairly Oddparents and other such timeless animated classics has turned her into something of a voice acting legend) receives an invitation letter to a wedding while out picnicking with her friends one day. Turns out that her brother Shining Armor is about to get married to a princess… only he has forgotten to inform his little sister until now. As the Mane 6 hop a train to Canterlot, Twilight becomes bitter about not being informed of any of this sooner due to her brother and her usually being so close with one another. Upon arriving in Canterlot, the ponies find the entire city encased in a magical shield bubble as word has been spreading of an attack on the Kingdom and thus such measures of protection is needed.
Twilight quickly confronts her brother and finds out that the real reason he hasn’t contacted her lately is due to the fact he is the one alone who keeps the shield all around the kingdom up and intact with his unicorn magic. Not only that but it turns out that he is marrying Twilight’s old Foal-sitter (yes, they actually make that pun… and I couldn’t be any happier about it.) Princess Cadence. But Cadence doesn’t seem to remember Twilight at all… or is she as nice as she used to be. What happened to Twilight’s old friend that caused her to turn so cold and mean to all of her new friends?
The episode quickly turns into something more than just a wedding as these answers lead to Twilight and friends having to defend all of Equestria from an invading army, turning this season finale into something way more epic than previously revealed. The episode is very much reminiscent of a Disney film with its sweeping song numbers (especially the villain/heroine duet “This Day” which will send chills down anyone’s spine who watches this sequence) and amazing writing. For fans of the show, the quality of this episode should come as no surprise since the writer of the episode, Meghan McCarthy, is the one who brought us several classic and fan favorite episodes such as “Dragonshy”, “Party of One”, and “Lesson Zero”, bringing in a dark twist to this show that is refreshing and engaging to see done on a show such as this.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic “A Canterlot Wedding” is of an insane quality that is really hard to find on television nowadays bringing with it that certain hint of classic Disney magic that engulfs every inch of the season finale. Even to people that have never seen the show before, I urge them to see this episode as it will quickly turn anyone into a fan and make current fans fall deeper in love with it. This show truly is a sight to behold, proving that it doesn’t matter if a show is based around ponies. It can still impress and hold its own with anything else on television nowadays! Season three can’t come soon enough!
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