V/H/S reviewRead it here: https://spongey444.wordpress.com/2014/10/20/vhs/V/H/S review by Spongey444
List of FiM eps by Character Focus (Season 1)I've seen a lot of people complain about a certain character getting too much screen time in a certain season. That give me this idea. I'll list each episode, from each season, and say who is stars, and who wrote that episode. We'll see who has the most episodes, and which writer tend to get certain character episodes. I'm doing a Deviation for each Season to make things easier. (Yeah, seemed too complex for a journal)List of FiM eps by Character Focus (Season 1) by Spongey444
Now, besides the obvious, we'll also be pointing “Mane 6 episodes” (eps that star everyone, mostly), Spike episodes, CMC episodes, and Collab episodes. Meaning, episodes starring two character, like how Fall Weather friends stars AJ AND Rainbow Dash.
Now, for an ep to count as a CMC episode, it either has to star all of them, or a certain member to a huge extent. So Call of the cutie is a CMC ep despite being about Applebloom, and Sleepless in Ponyville will count come Season 3, despite starring mostly Scootaloo.
The only one that is debatable is Sisterhoves
Favorite Episodes of Friendship is Magic Season 4And now we get to my favorite season so far, and unlike season 3 that isn't as controversial to say.Favorite Episodes of Friendship is Magic Season 4 by KDNor
Honorable Mentions: Leap of Faith-I love the conflict in this episode, makes up for most flaws.
For Whom the Sweetie Bell Toils-Great Rarity/Sweetie Belle conflict although does villainize Sweetie at points.
Guilty Pleasure: Somepony to Watch over Me: I love this episode, I don't care if Applejack is out of character everything else is so good and so damn funny.
10: CASTLE-MANIA: I think Josh Haber is the most under-rated writer on the show, his episodes aren't particularly ambitious, but they are consistently entertaining. And yet his first episode was still his best, pretty much every new writer started out with an episode that will be on here (hint hint). This episode has been called a homage to Scooby Doo, and I love it for that. The atmosphere is strong, the characters are a little bit moronic at times but always funny. Fluttershy and Rarity really shine here and I love the final b
So recently I tore into I Didn't Do It's “Lindy Nose Best” for a 2nd time. (By the way, I found out someone else did a notepage on it. Yay!) In that piece, I said my brother mentioned a Good Luck Charlie episode with a similar plot. I hadn't seen it in awhile, so I watched it. It's from Season and it is called “Teddy's Little Helper”.
So how is it compared to Lindy Nose Best? ….It's better in every single way. It's like they somehow went into the future, saw that disaster and made it good. It has the basic set up:
A Teacher, Mr Dingwall in this case, gives Teddy a weaker grade than she's used to, and she suspects he doesn't like her, and she tries to fix that. Now, the first thing to address is that this goes the route this story tends to go, instead of making a half assed detour.
In LNB, Lindy did something objectively bad to earn his hatred, and the episode seemed to be adressesing that one issue, but in the end decided to justify it and villain-ized the teacher to justify it further.
TLH goes to high road and mostly does what plots like this...but better. It even fixes an issue with “Nobody Doesn't like TJ” but we'll get to that in a bit. First off, Dingwall actually had a good reason giving her a simple B. He found her Book Report a tad dry. It had nothing t do a with a personal vendetta.
Even if the rest sucked, that alone would put it above Lindy Nose Best. While he clearly has issues with her (mostly due to caring so much about this stuff), that is not the reason he gave her a B. At least not the extent of LNB. Also, he is never treated as the bad guy and he is not tortured. One part comes close but Teddy is not put in the right for causing it.
Basically, here is what happens: Teddy finds out the reasoning, and she tries to spice up her report. He finds he has a soft spot for babies, specifically Charlie, so she includes Charlie in her Oral Report. That goes badly, but she gets a good Grade for spicing her report up a bit. She asks him if he if truly doesn't like her, and he tells her that he doesn't matter if he does, as his grade had nothing to do with his feelings. He also says that not everyone will like you, and Teddy clearly learns that lessons, although it's clear it's gonna awhile for her to really get used to the idea.
While some aspects of Teddy in this episode may drag it down for some, the acting and writing make her fall more likable than Lindy ever was. This episodes gives Dingwall a decent reason for not liking her, but it doesn’t go too far with Teddy's obsession, he is not hurt too much, and the intended lesson is taught.
So yeah, better than LNB and NDLT. It does so much right that it makes me wonder if Micheal Fitzpatrick, the writer, has time travel tech, and used it to watch Lindy Nose Best, and fixed it. I thought I would have more to say, but I think that's all I got.
Every step of the way, it fixes my problems with Lindy Nose Best. It's still not perfect, and it's not one of GLC's best episodes by any stretch. Teddy learns the lesson, the teacher is not villainized, and it's actually funny.
So yeah, watch that episode and avoid Lindy Nose Best, like any normal person. I could say more about the episode, but what I said is all you need to know. I've said exactly how it fixes my issues, so I think I shall take my leave.
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