Friday, 4 October 2013

Just watched "Sleepless in Ponyville" again

No, I know this isn't a proper post, but it does at least stop there being a long gap with nothing! All I'll say here is that I've just watched that episode, and every time I see it, it gets better. It is by far the best ep of S3 for me, and it may well be in my top four or five overall. Corey Powell did a stupendous job with this one, and I'm sure it will be seen as a classic episode when we look back long after the Friendship is Magic days are over.

"Sleepless in Ponyville" was actually the first ep I reviewed here, and I gave it 9/10. I'm actually tempted to say that I did it a disservice. It may not quite be a 10 — though even that is arguable — but I think it's probably a 9.5. It certainly shines like a beacon in the very up-and-down S3, and I just hope there'll be some eps in S4 that measure up. I really can't praise it enough. It's a work of wonder.


  1. I'd certainly agree with that. I watched the episode again a few days ago, and it really does have everything going for it. There's so much going on, without it seeming packed out too much (perfect pacing) and there's plenty of humour. There's the intrigue of whether or not the ghosts were meant to be real, and if Luna can actually *control* dreams. And more than anything, it's got those scenes towards the end - which to my mind are some of the most endearing and memorable of all 3 series so far. :)

    1. I wonder whether the Luna stuff might be explored a bit more in S4? It would be interesting if so. Especially since we know Scootaloo will feature heavily in at least one episode.

    2. I hope so, as there's a huge amount of potential there for storylines and exploring things that even Celestia might not be able to do.