Friday, 6 April 2018

Text Review Roundup: "The Maud Couple"

Almost back on schedule now! Neither ArthurCrane nor Batbrony have resumed episode reviews, unfortunately. If they don't post reviews next week either, I'll assume they've called it a day. Feather Heart hasn't posted a review of episode 3, either. However, there's a detailed review from Analysis is Magic, and we still have a reasonable collection for those, like me, who don't want to sit through rambly videos and would rather read rambly posts in a quarter the time.

This episode was generally seen as being a bit less good than the premiere.

Analysis is Magic – rather negative ("Mud Briar just comes off as irritating to such a degree that Pinkie Pie’s dislike almost feels justified")

Cuddlepug – positive (graded B+; "explores jealousy in a suspenseful way the show hasn't covered before")

Derpy News – mixed (graded B-; "not a terrible episode, technically, but I don’t believe it will be in the top half of Season Eight")

Louder Yay – mildly positive (3/5; "a middle-ranking effort from Confalone")

Michaelsety – negative (graded D)

MLEEP Reviews – mixed (5.5/10; "hit and miss")

Rainbine – negative (4/10; "the worst Pinkie Pie episode I have seen so far")

Rhythm Red – quite positive (7.5/10; "pretty good, but it just didn’t pack the amount of comedy that I expected")

ShutterflyEQD – very positive ("a funny, fun, fun, Maud episode!")

TheDragonWarlock – mixed (graded B-; "I don't hate the episode, [but] it's certainly not that interesting")


  1. Wait... "Mud Briar just comes off as irritating to such a degree that Pinkie Pie’s dislike almost feels justified"


    That's absolutely deliberate! He's so irritating that her dislike IS justified. The lesson she learned was to put up with the twit for the sake of her sister's happiness.

  2. Thanks for doing these written review roundups. I MUCH prefer to read a review for myself than have to sit through some silly video with a poorly animated OC reading a script to me (if there even is a script).

    1. You're welcome. I hope I can continue to do these throughout the season, though this may end up being scuppered by early Canadian airings.