I couldn't help it. I never thought taht would happen. But... I'm totally in love for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!
I always loved the pony toys, but never cared about the cartoon series. But that new one is very good! Isn't too much "frufru & cutie", but it does have well constructed characters with not just qualities but a lot of flaws and defects.
The ponies live in a society where everypony have their roles to make everything happen. The main cast are looking for their place on the world and get along with each other, and they pass for a lot of fights and problems until understand what friendship is. Looks like a clichè? Well, I DO know some people who passed over 30 and didn't understood what Friendship is about YET! I think it's something we're ALWAYS learning about.
The rhythm of the cartoon is deliciously crazy and the cuteness of the ponie's world is more like "funny" than "perfect". What makes the show so appealing for me is the fact that each episode have two messages: one for the kids, one for the adults. And there IS a lot of references of pop culture on the cartoon too.
All the credits go to Lauren Faust, this sensitive woman who created Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and now made this awesome and charismatic version for the 80's franchise who used to be kinda boring.
I was surprised to discover the most part of the ponie's fandom is made of male adults, that called themselves "bronies". It's them who are transforming ponies into memes -- we can find lots of shirts or phrases on the net with quotes like "now 20% cooler", "DJ Pony", "Brony with Proud" and other stuff. Personally, I think it's AWESOME to see some barriers between "boy/girls" products been overthrwon. The bronies are a recognized fandom. I heard about "Derpy Hooves", a cross-eyed pony who began to make cameos just because she make a lot of success between the bronies. Yeah! Brony Power!
I admit: I began to watch the series because of the main character, Twilight Sparkle.
(But although I love Twilight as "my" pony, I think I rather Rainbow Dash (the tough) or Pinky Pie (the crazy). They rock Fluttershy do *not* rock, but she is such a cutie I love her! )
I had already watched all the season 1 and the two episodes of season 2. In other words, ALL tha was released until now. Can't wait to see more. Who'd say I would be ponyfied?