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Title: When did you stop wating FiM?
Post by: DustingtonZDX on 2016 Jul 29, 15:18:04
When did you guys stop watching FiM?

I stopped watching after the 5th season.
Title: Re: When did you stop wating FiM?
Post by: Honestly.Wrong on 2016 Jul 29, 16:54:06
I haven't stopped, yet. I probably won't, until one of three things happen: The show's no longer being written by Meghan McCarthy, M.A. Larson or any of the other key writers; the show ends first; it somehow writes out any of the Mane Six.
Title: Re: When did you stop wating FiM?
Post by: OtakuMegane on 2016 Jul 30, 10:22:40
I still watch it and probably will until the end, whenever that is. I don't usually go back and re-watch episodes any more though and probably have equal (maybe slightly more) interest in fanfiction and fandom stuff as I do in the show itself.
Title: Re: When did you stop wating FiM?
Post by: HerpyDooves on 2016 Aug 03, 18:36:09
I stopped watching midway through season 5, but mostly because I lost interest. I have nothing against the show, so I might catch up one day.
Title: Re: When did you stop wating FiM?
Post by: Icy Shield on 2016 Aug 07, 16:41:36
I still watch, but no longer as excitied and enjoy the new seasons. So bassicaly I could stopped watching at the end of S3, but I'm too addictive to this show and want to know how will it ends. Rarely good episodes do pop out sometimes, but most of the time I would say "meh" or don't agree with directions that they taking in the story of the episodes.
Title: Re: When did you stop wating FiM?
Post by: Sweet Brew on 2016 Aug 07, 19:37:23
I stopped watching only because I couldn't anymore.
But if it were my choice I'd never stop watching unless they did something against my greater morals.
Title: Re: When did you stop wating FiM?
Post by: OldenEmpire on 2016 Aug 21, 00:27:50
About mid-season 4.

It's not that it turned into a bad show, but I didn't like the direction things were going and the overall world that was built. Schizo tech everywhere, and the fact that I only like 2 out of the mane 6 characters didn't help any. That and I saw the pride and joy of my absolute favorite character turned into a failed state (from my perspective).
Title: Re: When did you stop wating FiM?
Post by: Berry_Thorn on 2016 Sep 15, 19:13:52
Season 5 or so. I watched a handful of episodes on Netfilx from Seasons 5 and 6.  The fact I need to wait for them to be available on Netflix to watch certainly put a damper on my desire to watch, and I'm so impatient I look up spoilers online then don't bother actually watching the episodes when they are available. :sigh:
The episodes seem to be... lacking something? The Mane Six have grown up, for the most part, and aren't making character growth, as they've already grown, so now it's just spinning wheels. Or something.
I still do make a point to watch episodes with songs, and can't wait for various soundtracks to be released. :)
tl;dr mid season 5, but still a fan of the show.
Title: Re: When did you stop wating FiM?
Post by: Zodia195 on 2016 Sep 18, 00:13:10
I still watch, although my hype for it has dwindled.  One thing I have noticed though is that with myself is that S4 (I joined the fandom right after S3 finale before EQG came out) was it had my favorite Two Part (S4 finale) and S5 had some epic moments in it (100th episode and CMC cutie mark episode).  So I was so blown away but those episodes (and a few others) that nothing much surprises me anymore.  So unless something happens to rekindle that spark, I honestly don't know how much longer I'll keep watching.  I still may because of the world building though.
Title: Re: When did you stop wating FiM?
Post by: lily7603 on 2016 Nov 21, 17:43:35
I stopped watching after the Equestria Girls Rainbow Rocks movie, which came after the 4th season. That was the last thing I really enjoyed about the franchise for awhile now.
The show just simply jaded me, or maybe it was because of the fact that I missed The Hub so much, or it could be that it's downgrading and it's not the same show that we all used to enjoy. I don't know!  DD:
Title: Re: When did you stop wating FiM?
Post by: DarkSpectre on 2016 Nov 22, 15:37:15
Well, I'm technically still 'watching' it, but I'm far too slow. I'm in season 4 somewhere, I think, but can't be bothered to find time to watch. The creativity of the community is more interesting to me.
Title: Re: When did you stop wating FiM?
Post by: WizzlePiff on 2016 Nov 28, 02:04:12
Quote from: DarkSpectre on 2016 Nov 22, 15:37:15
Well, I'm technically still 'watching' it, but I'm far too slow. I'm in season 4 somewhere, I think, but can't be bothered to find time to watch. The creativity of the community is more interesting to me.


Same thing here how ever I do want to continue some time :p
Title: Re: When did you stop wating FiM?
Post by: Guard120 on 2016 Nov 28, 11:25:55
I originally stopped watching after I saw the Season 5 Premiere, the character writing just felt so off and Glimmer was just stupidly done. After about 3 months I begrudgingly finished season 5 and the finale turned me off the show completely. I saw 3 episodes of season 6 and switched it off for good.
Title: Re: When did you stop wating FiM?
Post by: RedsBone on 2016 Nov 28, 15:00:53
I never stopped wating.
Title: Re: When did you stop wating FiM?
Post by: inum76 on 2016 Dec 04, 21:31:06
I am sure you wish to get comments from those that actually stopped watching the show, as your question asks. But, as for me and others here who posted it, I have not stopped watching it.  :P

I started watching it during season two, and still watch it for the same reasons I started to. I just found it funny is all, and still do.

I don't try to rationalize if a kids show is going to have an awesome over the top plot (as some readers of fan made stories near demand that fan made stories should be, all the time), episode after episode. And I know the show will change, and not be how it started out as. But I am one who looks to see how it will change, and neither hope, nor expect it is going to be as it was in the start.

I would say, Twilight turning into an alicorn was one such change that made a split among the fans, as to if the show is going to be good anymore. It looked to me like the show possibly lost a lot of fans then.  :s

So long as the show continues to be funny to me, I likely will not stop watching it, till it is eventually over.
Title: Re: When did you stop wating FiM?
Post by: Solvandus on 2016 Dec 08, 21:38:07
Still watching the show  :] ... Though, it's getting harder to find episodes online.. Especially in 720p HD and up, still looking for videos of the movies that go above 360p. Trying to archive each episode's getting rough.  :c

The show's definitely different than seasons 1 and 2, though I don't think it's gotten worse, especially when they're still pretty clever with the writing  X3 The musical numbers have been really spot on lately! (Not to say they weren't before, but I think 'charming and sugary' became 'mindblowing and hype-inducing')

Though, I do kinda' feel like Pinkie Pie was a deeper character earlier on, and kind of lost that in favor of just being wacky (i.e. she would only prank a pony if she knew they could laugh about it too and refusing to prank Fluttershy back then, vs laughing at Dash's pranks, even those in poor taste), but that's just my opinion. ^^;; She's still my favorite pony~!
Title: Re: When did you stop wating FiM?
Post by: NotoriousSMALL on 2016 Dec 10, 02:27:26
Well, back in the day I actually stopped watching after the season 2 finale. I can't remember why. I think cuz mainly I was like one of the last of my friends who still watched it. But eventually, during late season 3 I got back into it and I've been watching it since.
Title: Re: When did you stop wating FiM?
Post by: Thundergirl on 2016 Dec 10, 04:00:58
I stopped it in season 4.I rarely watched it. I didn't watch them every day an episode was coming out. Some of season1, season2, season3, season4, season5, season6... I can't say that I stopped it in season4! It is like I have never watched it x3
Title: Re: When did you stop wating FiM?
Post by: Irroro on 2016 Dec 10, 12:04:24
I can't watch MLP anymore. I mean, I still can, but the motivation's no longer in me any more.

I used to watch the show for its world building. You know, all the mythical creatures, the Windigoes, the Changelings, the dragons... Heck it was mostly because, in the first and second season, they barely went anywhere within Equestria, and all of these magical creatures and stuff would be just around them. Better yet, they made sense. And for some reason, every episode was a new part of their world that'd be shown, or a part of the world's past. Heck, that changeling invasion was almost sad, if you thought about it. Creatures that had to feed on love to surivive--or maybe not. Maybe they just had to because of their queen. And wait, they've got these huge crystal caverns underneath Canterlot? They've got a pink alicorn princess? This day aria? I mean, heck, even the song caused interest to swell up in me. "This day is going to be perfect..." a "day I've dreamed about since I was small." Chrysalis herself was interesting. Fudge, it wasn't even just that invasion, the first season was incredibly interesting. The first and second episode was set up like an action movie. All in all, I think the quality and care was just better in the first, the second, and the (half of) third season. It made me want to learn more about that fictional world, it's characters, and their past! After all, they'd already set up the idea that that world was ginormous!

But, after Twilight's alicornization, they just... Stopped, and that upset me greatly.

I dunno how the show is anymore, as I couldn't bear to watch the fourth season or the rest. But, if I heard the show's got interesting again somehow... I'll probably watch it again. But for now... I'll just be doing other things. From what I've read in this thread alone, I don't think I'm the only one who feels exactly how I feel about the show.

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Title: Re: When did you stop wating FiM?
Post by: RedsBone on 2016 Dec 10, 14:45:31
I stopped watching somewhere in the first half of Season 8.
Title: Re: When did you stop wating FiM?
Post by: Asriel on 2016 Dec 10, 15:24:28
I still watch it, but not the same way I used to. Often I'll wait a while, then catch up.

Mostly because I'm curious, or so I'll get references in the fandom.

I mostly focus on the community, or really good fanfictions. (Not that there is a plethora of those, but the ones that are are excellent.)

The show is still enjoyable, even though I don't consider it "canon" anymore. Which sounds strange, but take it about as seriously as I do fanfiction, due to some of the changes that have happened. (Flurry Heart, mostly.) But it's still a good show, if not the most amazing thing in existence.
Title: Re: When did you stop wating FiM?
Post by: ArtisSparx on 2017 Feb 03, 03:40:27
I really thought about it after seeing Flurry Heart. I mean, I had a feeling Twilicorn was happening thanks to that tiara and the whole Celestia's apprentice thing. Cadence was a stretch, but we got a good villain out of it at least.

The real downfall started when Twilight got her butt kicked by Starlight. I mean, yes, we've seen alicorns bested before, but at least their opponents were more than ordinary unicorns who happen to also be cult leaders. They started to...devalue the status of alicorn. Like it didn't really mean or change anything, throughout that whole season. The finale was just the cherry on top.

Then this sh*tty little... wrench through a stained glass window happened, and a baby was born with the same status as someone who had to earn it over a lifetime. Like a bad Mary Sue OC or self insertion fanfic. It was the first time I was genuinely butthurt about something on the show. It killed everything for me. I want to continue watching it, but I've lost all faith in it having a good story.
Title: Re: When did you stop wating FiM?
Post by: MoonBunni on 2017 Feb 08, 18:13:04
I'm still watching! I'm waiting for the next season (or the movie).. whenever one of those come out. :^)
Title: Re: When did you stop wating FiM?
Post by: Guard120 on 2017 Feb 21, 10:58:32
Still no desire to see it, especially since it was confirmed that Glimmer would be in season 7. No real desire to see the movie either.
Title: Re: When did you stop wating FiM?
Post by: Ryo_D_Disk on 2017 Feb 22, 07:40:12
Eh it's not that i'm not watching it so much as it is i'm not following it. I more stooped caring about release dates and preview hype
Title: Re: When did you stop wating FiM?
Post by: AnthroYuu on 2017 Feb 22, 23:23:39
I've watched up to the end of season seven, and regretted every one after season two.  It fell into a slippery slope to being absolutely abysmal from season three onward for me.
Title: Re: When did you stop wating FiM?
Post by: Stardust Dragon on 2017 Feb 23, 00:02:16
I'm still going with watching, but I lost most of the preview hype around season 6 (though 5 would have probably been the same if I didn't end up watching the premiere at BabsCON that year).  I'm probably going to keep watching for now, but I really lost a lot of approval to hear Starlight Glimmer was going to be hanging around.  I admit, I'm biased against her/for Sunset Shimmer because I just like her more.  The two started with too many similarities to keep me from getting invested in Starlight when she showed up a second time, and while I don't despise her character, I just don't care to see her around.  I was really hoping she'd shuttle off back to her old town at the end of season 6, maybe show up once or twice, but if she's going to be involved in multiple episodes...
Title: Re: When did you stop wating FiM?
Post by: Moon Pearl on 2017 Apr 03, 17:24:01
Quote from: RedsBone on 2016 Dec 10, 14:45:31
I stopped watching somewhere in the first half of Season 8.



:I YOU WENT TO THE FUTURE TO WATCH SEASON 8?!