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Making Up For Lost Time, Better Late Than Never AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36831758

Hey everypony, I haven’t been to this place in over a decade. I haven’t really been watching the show since season three around the time when the first Equestria Girls movie was released.

I recently out of boredom decided to tune into Discovery Family and I was surprised by how lost I was with the later episodes that I am thinking about getting back into the show as it’s still all available on Netflix.

I’m not sure if I should skip the episodes that I have seen which would be seasons 1-3 and skip straight to season 4 or if I should just binge watch the whole series since it likely has been some time that I don’t remember the first three seasons.

What do you all think?

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36831759

Wait, this place doesn’t require an image when posting? 😐

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36831760

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First, yes you can post without an image.

As for how to proceed, there is a lot of good content mixed with some clunkers. But that's the nature of TV. You win some and you lose some.

BInge from where you left off. If nothing else, you get the full back stories of the characters.

And welcome back to the herd.

AustroSpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36831763

Oh god like a time machine. Watch everything bro.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36831764

>>36831763
Feels strange knowing this series ran for an entire decade!

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36831765

> You should not watch any episode you haven't watched. You stopped for a reason, and it won't get better. Keep your memories of the show or rewatch old episodes, don't fuck everything up watching shit that is nothing like the show you once loved.

> If you absolutely want to watch some episodes, season 5 is the last good season. Don't let it fool you if you enjoy it, season 6 is absolute garbage and it has nothing of what you might have liked in season 5. Season 7 is slightly better, but it's not worth watching season 6 only to get here.


> Then season 8 is shit again and season 9 is even worse, until you get to the series finale that is absolutely fucking cancer. Whatever you do, don't ever bother with these two seasons because they simply exist so writers who had never watched the show could shit on the established characters to shill their own.


Why is this guy so negative about the show?

I'm likely still going to watch it though.

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>>36831765
Blinded by some odd nostalgia most likely.

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36831769

>>36831767
I see what you did there.

Also season 6 has A Hearthswarming Tale and Saddle Row Review back to back. Both are 10/10 beyond godlike boss elite episodes.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36831954

Watch everything! Sure, I don't enjoy Season 6 and Season 8-9 but watch away anyways!

Mk17Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36831956

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>>36831758
>I haven’t been to this place in over a decade.
This place has only been here 9 years.

Dont skip a thing, it was always enjoyable.

Nother NonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36831965

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>>36831758
Edmund Wilson wrote once that reading detective stories was like "unpacking large crates by swallowing the excelsior in order to find at the bottom a few bent and rusty nails." For a lot of fans, the later seasons of FiM were like that. But there were quite a few gems in amongst the nails. Must-sees include--

S4E1-2 "Princess Twilight Sparkle"
S4E5 "Flight to the Finish"
S4E6 "Power Ponies"
S4E13 "Simple Ways"
S4E14 "Filli Vanilli"
S4E25-26 "Twilight's Kingdom"
S5E1-2 "The Cutie Map"
S5E5 "Tanks for the Memories"
S5E25-26 "The Cutie Re-Mark"
S6E9 "The Saddle Row Review"
S6E25-26 "To Where and Back Again"
S7E10 "A Royal Problem"
S7E13 "The Perfect Pear"
S8E4 "Fake It 'Til You Make It"
S8E7 "Horse Play"
S8E19 "Road to Friendship"

Most of what goes on in S9 is incomprehensible unless you have eaten all eight years' worth of excelsior and kept up faithfully with the continual addition of new characters, species, and gimmicks. I'm not sure it's worth it to get to the last nails at the bottom of the crate. But you might want to look at the final ep, just to see what Spike and the Mane Six look like when they're a lot older -- and what Twilight looks like when she's matured into Celestia's successor.

Nother NonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36831967

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>>36831965
Hey gang -- did I leave out any gems?

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>>36831967
Below are some must-sees (IMO), some of them being the best the show has to offer. Had to leave out a few of seasons 4 and 7 or it would have become too long.

S4E3: Castle Mane-ia
S4E7: Bats!
S4E9: Pinkie Apple Pie
S4E20: Leap of Faith
S4E21: Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3

S5E4: Bloom & Gloom
S5E7: Make New Friends but Keep Discord
S5E12: Amending Fences
S5E18: Crusaders of the Lost Mark
S5E20: Hearthbreakers

S6E8: A Hearth's Warming Tail
S6E11: Flutter Brutter
S6E13: Stranger Than Fanfiction

S7E2: All Bottled Up
S7E7: Parental Glideance
S7E14: Fame and Misfortune
S7E21: Marks and Recreations
S7E22: Once Upon a Zeppelin
S7E25-26: Shadow Play

S8E8: The Parent Map
S8E20: The Washouts
S8E23: The Sounds of Silence
S8E25-26: School Raze

S9E8: Frenemies
S9E24-25: The Ending of the End
S9E26: The Last Problem
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EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36831969

My definitive list of Must Watch episodes (All Seasons). These are exceptionally good episodes and episodes key to understanding the heart and soul of the show

Season 1
Ep 1+2: Friendship is Magic Part 1+2
Ep 6: Boast Busters
Ep 7: Dragonshy
Ep 9 Bridle Gossip
Ep 10 Swarm of the Century
Ep 11: Winter Wrap Up
Ep 12: Call of the Cutie
Ep 14: Suited For Success
Ep 15: Feeling Pinkie Keen
Ep 16: Sonic Rainboom
Ep 19: A Dog and Pony Show
Ep 23: The Cutie Mark Chronicles
Ep 25: Party of One
Ep 26: The Best Night Ever

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36831970

Season 2
Ep 1+2: The Return of Harmony Pt 1+2
Ep 3: Lesson Zero
Ep 4: Luna Eclipsed
Ep 5: Sisterhooves Social
Ep 9: Sweet and Elite
Ep 10: Secret Of My Excess
Ep 11: Hearth's Warming Eve
Ep 14: The Last Roundup
Ep 18: A Friend In Deed
Ep 20 It's About Time
Ep 22: Hurricane FLuttershy
Ep 23: Ponyville Confidential
Ep 25+26: A Canterlot Wedding Pt 1+2

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36831971

Season 3
Ep 1+2: The Crystal Empire Pt 1+2
Ep 5: Magic Duel
Ep 6: Sleepless in Ponyville
Ep 10: Spike At Your Service (unpopular episode, but the chemistry of the mane 6 is a fucking 11. I love this episode)
Ep12: Games Ponies Play (another one that was inexplicably unpopular, but it was just so damn funny, and again the chemistry of the mane 6 was outstanding)
Ep 13: Magical Mystery Cure


Side Quest: Go watch Equestria Girls. It's regarded poorly, but it was actually a really good lesson for Twilight as she learns how to be a Princess and wear a crown.

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36831972

Season 4
Ep 1+2: Princess Twilight Sparkle Pt 1+2
Ep 3: Castle Mane-ia
Ep 5: Flight to the Finish
Ep 6: Power Ponies
Ep 12: Pinkie Pride
Ep 14: Filli Vanilli (everyone hates Pinkie in this, but only because they don't understand she was voicing Fluttershy's own internal monologue. You won't find a cuter episode of anything ever.)
Ep 21: Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3
Ep 22: Trade Ya
Ep 25+26: Twilight's Kingdom Pt 1+2

Side Quest: Go watch Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks. Ooooooooh my freaking god, it's so good

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36831973

Season 5
Ep 1+2: The Cutie Map Pt 1+2
Ep 3: Castle Sweet Castle
Ep 4: Bloom and Gloom
Ep 5: Tanks for the Memories
Ep 9: Slice of Life
Ep 12: Amending Fences
Ep 15: Rarity Investigates
Ep 18: Crusaders of the Lost Mark
Ep 19: The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows
Ep 21: Scare Master
Ep 25+26: The Cutie Re-Mark Pt 1+2

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36831974

Season 6
Ep 6: No Second Praces
Ep 8: A Hearth's Warming Tale
Ep 9: Saddle Row Review (My favorite episode)
Ep 15: 28 Pranks Later
Ep 17: Dungeons and Discords
Ep 25+26: To Where and Back Again Pt 1+2

Season 7
Ep 2: All Bottled Up
Ep 10: A Royal Problem
Ep 13: The Perfect Pear
Ep 14: Fame and Misfortune

Season 8
Ep 1+2: School Daze Pt 1+2 (I guess? Just for continuity's sake I suppose)
Ep 4: Fake it 'Till You Make It
Ep 8: The Parent Map
Ep 13: The Mean 6
Ep 25+26: School Raze Pt 1+2

Season 9
Ep 1+2: Beginning of the End Pt 1+2
Ep 4: Sparkle's Seven
Ep 8: Frenemies
Ep 24+ 25: The Ending of the End Pt 1+2
Ep 26: The Last Problem

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36831976

In no universe is 28 Pranks Later a recommend. That episode is garbage.

In fact watch S4 and S5. S6 is garbage and you shouldn't even bother. Watch S7 up to Perfect Pear.

After that, Movie, Best Gift Ever, and Rainbow Roadtrip and you should stop there. Don't even bother with S8 or 9
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EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36831977

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>>36831976
For the record, you just said to not even bother watching The Parent Map, The Mean 6, Sparkle’s Seven, and Frenemies.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36831978

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>>36831976
I think S8E7 "Horse Play" is a lovely episode. I just rewatched it and laughed out loud.


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