Eh.... 5/10. Not as bad as it sounded from the base synopsis, but still pretty poor.
The mane six had some good characterization and jokes, but I really didn't care at all for the little shitlings (the griffon kid and smolder try to hard to be the token "cool rebel" kid archetype), and the forced "NO FOREIGNERS/Racism" plot felt hamfisted and forced.
Not really very hyped for this school this season, though I have hopes for NON school episodes.>>42028259
I'd be fine with hogwarts too, but based on what I saw in the leaked episodes, I seriously doubt its anything but a generic school about friendship like in this episode.>>42028280
They looked more like critters from the 80s horror movies to me; they even shot spines like them.>>42027831
They're taking it to selling playsets! but no, apparently the magic in equestria will start dying off in the finale, and somehow all the kids of different races in the school knowing about it will end up jumpstarting equestria's magic again.