>>1257> Your perspective on the Surf and Turf ep really hit it home for me on the divorce themes and how they could mean to someone.
Well yeah, while that existed. I can reflect those thoughts again but it´s what makes it a stand out among the rest. The implication of such taboo theme for children while playing with it in a very subtle manner,is a true paradise of thought and a mundane but powerful moral to show within the episode.
The episode while goign in the usual pace, delivers the antithesis of a letter. Every event is important to Terramar´s decision because he tries to solve a personal problem which he is not able to solve. Said problem was created by himself and his parents didn´t put any pressure on him. Their love is there but he psychologically struggled to put his own perspective about his family to not let them down. >I perhaps would've honed in more if I had been more awake, I really am more of a lore/background subtexts person over just paying attention to the lessons themselves.
Yeah, it´s perfectly understandable, in fact, this episode reintroduced and continued hippogriffs´lore.
I have caught the moral.....because I had watched the leak 4 months ago. I knew it was a good episode and I enjoyed. However, I didn´t think it was truly that deep until I realized how powerful its moral was the last week before its official release.
When the episode was officially approaching, I started to wonder what made the ep so great and I had plans to check it agian. Those previous days made me realize about the situation of my cousin and I found out between some anonymous opinions that this episode deserved a better score than the rest.
It was a 7 or 7.5 episode but whenever it comes to its theme of divorce, my personal rating went up as soon as I reaffirmed my own statement.
I love it both for the superficial reasons (the new species) and its moral (the divorce and a teenager struggling with his own personal issues about his family) >Had a similar opinion to yours on it. Liked more then I would expect. Never thought I'd be wanting to see Dash team up with a bunch of old mares. The end I especially found cute.
Yeah, I thought Granny Smith would mean a boring/filler episode like some Apple family member...However, judging a book by its cover isn´t always effective. Grannies Gone Wild is like he Flurry of Emotions of season 8. Expected to be shit because of the character (in theory) and then, it becomes much more enjoyable than the premise told us to think.
Such a cool mare like Dash combined with a bunch of grannies wouldn´t work on paper. Until you see her comical faces, worth of a sitcom show, all the misadventures become really funny and there were a couple of sexual innuendo in the episode.
These old ladies really know how to have fun and prove that age is nothing but a number(Granny Smith showing her mane was a really unexpected bit).
And even with all the comedy, the episode showed some background pony fest and deliver some heavy lore. Introducing Trixie´s father and the reappearance of Svengallop during the dancing scene.
The end is cute indeed. It starts as a "ew, it´s one of those episodes right?" to "I want to see more, why are you leaving it here?" vibes