Alrighty. We are one week away from the Season 5 finale. It almost seems surreal, doesn't it? However, just like last year, I want to compare all of the Season finales as the final comparison. As such, in order for Party of One to be included in the judging at some point, I'm tacking it on here.
Season 1: Owls Well That Ends Well
Season 1: Party of One
Season 2: MMMystery on the Friendship Express
Season 4: The Equestria Games
Season 5: The Mane Attraction
Okay. This one seems pretty easy for me.
Party of One > The Equestria Games > The Mane Attraction > MMMystery on the Friendship Express > Owls Well that Ends Well
I think I said the same thing last year, but hilariously, I think Party of One is a bit overrated! A lot of people consider it one of the best in the show, and truth be told, I highly disagree. Is it funny? Yes. Entertaining? Yes. But I feel that the show has produced so much more from other, stronger episodes. I don't hate the episode, though! I think it's a blast to watch, and certainly the best of its competition today. However, I don't think it'd hit my personal top 20 episodes.
Hopefully at this point, people are able to judge The Equestria Games for what it is rather than bitch about what they consider to be missed potential, because to me, I thought it was a pretty decent Spike episode. Spike struggled, yes, and Spike caused himself some issues, but Spike also saved the day. I thought it showed impressive growth for the little guy who is so often written poorly. Plus I enjoyed what little of the games we did see. Would I be interested in learning about other Equestrian events? Sure! However, an episode of just that without more story sounds lacking to me.