MLP is not lame because it has a lot of things other shows don't. It has a good amount of action, catchy songs, and lessons that aren't just for girls and are good for both genders. The show has heart, and the characters of the mane six have charm. Together with their different personalities they reflect real life friendships. They don't always get along but they always get back together in ways that actually work. Besides the mane 6, they have a great cast of supporting characters, not to mention an excellent rogues gallery line up. Every episode is original and fresh, and teaches an important lesson.