To start off the New Year, I decided to rewatch the 'Apple Family Reunion' and 'Spike at Your Service', which I consider are 'suppose to be' Applejack episodes. And I am brutally honest, for better or worse. Which is why I probably like AJ alot but nevertheless... I did some rewatch to see which is a better AJ episode and whether they are genuinely good Applejack episodes.
1. Apple Family Reunion- I was not looking forward to this episode. Finally an AJ episode... but with her family... oh... *sigh*. But then I saw that Cindy Morrow (Sisterhooves Social) was writing it so I knew AJ would be well written and the hearty family stuff will be good.
Let's start with the good
Applejack's Flaw... Probably the strongest strength in regards to Appleja…Read more >
I havent read spoilers or anything so what I may say may or may not be true so sorry if it is...
I was wondering if we did see Applejack's parents, what do you think they're like?
I mean, I'm guessing they're probably the typical 'Western' characters where they're all too happy and cooky like Granny Smith. I fear that if there is an AJ episode about her parents, it might turn out like Family Appreciation Day where AJ is embarassed by her easily impressed, quirky, and overly happy parents. I mean, im all for happy and lighthearted episodes but it seems all too predicatable (and Rarity's parents are already like that) and honestly, that
OR they can take a different route. Maybe we (and maybe Applejack) will find out a dark secret on why the pare…
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Applejack is rather a difficult character to get into. I had a hard time getting into her since she admittedly wasn't the focus on any episode or at least wasn't well followed from a narrative level.
The reason why I became interested in Applejack was when I heard things like Applejack is Best Background Pony. And to that, I decided to rewatch S1 and S2 before the start of the summer this year (Season 2 ended). And at first, I liked her a lot but mostly 'cause of her accent and underdog status. But I just watched the series again recently and if you look hard enough, there are plenty of Applejack moments that stand out and make her character all the more admirable.
On the rough surface, people will complain that she has no episode from her n…Read more >