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So this week we have another Fluttershy episode, -what did I think?
I mentioned in my last post that Fluttershy episodes are hit and miss with me. Primary because the formula of Fluttershy needing to be brave or more assertive to solve the episode's problem is getting old.
But you know, for not doing much to buck the usual Fluttershy tropes, I enjoyed this episode quite a bit more than "Filli Vanilli". -And it was probably all thanks to this guy:
(Yes I said GUY. Don't ask, I have no idea either.)
SeaBreeze was awesome. The no-nonsense attitude with a high pitched stereotypical Irish accent, was great. Yeah he was kinda being a jerk, but he did have good reasons for being so anxious to get home.
(Vegeta ocean dub VA AND a family man? SeaBreeze, you rock.)
Gushing over SeaBreeze aside, I thought the moral that too much kindness can be detrimental was a lot deeper than the usual fare of fortune cookie morals and was greatly appreciated.
Unfortunately, everything else in this episode is well:
So Twilight just so HAPPENED to learn a spell to change the mane 6 into Breezies? ... You know, I think this artist had the right idea:
Okay, enough with the gags.
The show was created to sell toys, but historically it's been good about hiding the product placement in the background. The exceptions usually occur in the opening and closing episodes of the season. This was glaringly obvious with the season 2 finale. Canterlot Royal Wedding anyone? The mane 6 got a temporary crystal makeover for the crystal empire episodes. One of the worst IMHO though was a product mandate being the sole reason they shoehorned Twilight's Princess transformation in the Season 3 finale, giving Twilight gaudy wings and a bad case of giraffe neck. It's the worst case of product interference with the series because Twilight's transformation deserved so much more than being shoved into the last five minutes of an unrelated episode, but Hasbro had toys to sell and production deadlines to meet so we have to live with the botched transition for the rest of the series.
Then there's Equestria Girls... *Shudder*
Anyway this season we have [SEASON SPOILER ALERT!]
-the mystery box which will undoubtedly replace the elements of harmony and grant new transformation powers to the mane 6 to match up with the new Rainbow Power toy-line. "Collect them all!" (Personally I think the toys are kinda ugly, like a unicorn vomited rainbows and glitter over the current toys.)
So yes at the end of the day, the show was made to sell toys and sometimes it's not very subtle about it. But when the show normally does such a good job of hiding the fact that it's a toy commercial, when it fails I'm going to call them on it.
Let the love for the show and its characters sell toys. Don't use the toys to dictate what must happen in the show. That's why G3 was such a bomb, and inversely why we were all drawn to G4. Let's learn from past mistakes!
Aside from a few awesome moments the writing was kinda meh. The character interactions were by far the best part of this episode. The story was pretty generic, and the narrative started to break down in the second half. Lots of important questions are left unexplained, and set rules don't make any sense:
The Breezies need the magic breeze to keep the magic pollen fresh to help them get home before a magic portal closes... The opening exposition from Fluttershy would lead you to conclude that time is of the essence! But the Breezies stay at Fluttershy's house for a very long time... wouldn't the pollen have spoiled without the magic breeze? Why is portal closing? Why do they Breezies need the Pollen in the first place? Why is SeaBreeze the only one who wants to go home? It was established that the outside world was dangerous for Breezies. Shoot, a stray leaf almost took these guys out! All of the Breezies should be eager to get back home then...
I'm just scratching the surface.
TLDR; Writing: Character interaction was good, great moral, everything else bad.
Filli Vanni is a better Fluttershy episode, but I personally was more entertained by "It's Not Easy Being Breezies" thanks almost exclusively to SeaBreeze.
I guess as with everything else it's just a matter of taste.