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Nostalgic Bookshelf snarkily recaps TV shows.

My Little Pony: Woe is Me – Parts 1-2 (S01E36-37)

by bat 14 May 2019
My Little Pony (Gen 1)

bat suffers through another episode of misery featuring Woebegone, whom the Ponies try and save because the Ponies are a cult of positivity. Emphasis on the cult part.

My Little Pony: Mish Mash Melee (S01E35)

by Dove 23 April 2019
My Little Pony (Gen 1)

Dove recaps My Little Pony: Mish Mash Melee (S01E35) where there’s a personality swap but nobody notices because of the lack of characterisation.

My Little Pony: The Magic Coins – Parts 3-4 (S01E33-34)

by Dove 9 April 2019
My Little Pony (Gen 1)

Dove recaps My Little Pony: The Magic Coins – Parts 3-4 (S01E33-34), wherein you can touch lava and run through fire. Try it at home! If Megan can do it, so can you!

My Little Pony: The Magic Coins – Parts 1-2 (S01E31-32)

by bat 26 March 2019
My Little Pony (Gen 1)

bat recaps My Little Pony: The Magic Coins – Parts 1-2 (S01E31-32) wherein magic has consequences (for once) but only where the plot says so.

My Little Pony: Little Piece of Magic (S01E30)

by bat 12 March 2019
My Little Pony (Gen 1)

bat recaps My Little Pony: Little Piece of Magic (S01E30), wherein Several Baby Ponies, who are only identified as such by their smaller statures and the fact they cannot speak proper grammatical English, spend the afternoon playing imagination games. Or are they really just some metaphorical acid trip?

My Little Pony: The Return of Tambelon – Parts 3-4 (S01E28-29)

by Dove 26 February 2019
My Little Pony (Gen 1)

Dove recaps My Little Pony: The Return of Tambelon – Parts 3-4 (S01E28-29), wherein the story has potential, but quickly dies out under Megan’s need to be the centre of the universe.

My Little Pony: The Return of Tambelon – Parts 1-2 (S01E26-27)

by bat 12 February 2019
My Little Pony (Gen 1)

bat recaps the first two parts of The Return of Tambelon, which turns out to be some magical castle town that exists in liminal space and is home to a villainous goat. Go figure.

My Little Pony: Sweet Stuff and the Treasure Hunt (S01E25)

by Dove 22 January 2019
My Little Pony (Gen 1)

Dove recaps My Little Pony: Sweet Stuff and the Treasure Hunt (S01E25) wherein Sweet Stuff can’t play with the others because she’s differently abled. And Dove gets insulted.

My Little Pony: Bright Lights – Parts 3-4 (S01E23-24)

by Dove 8 January 2019
My Little Pony (Gen 1)

Dove recaps My Little Pony: Bright Lights – Parts 3-4 (S01E23-24) and gets completely sidetracked by the constant rotation of ponies on this quest and the unsettling metaphor it may or may not be.

My Little Pony: Bright Lights – Parts 1-2 (S01E21-22)

by bat 25 December 2018
My Little Pony (Gen 1)

bat recaps My Little Pony: Bright Lights Parts 1-2, where a trio of Baby Ponies somehow get themselves backstage to hang out with a shifty rock star, whose boss steals their shadows. A none-too-subtle exploration of the abuses and crimes in the music industry. Except for the fact it’s a childrens cartoon from 1986 and an evil wizard is behind it all, this could be a life lesson for 2018.