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Earlier today, I stumbled upon this lovely little chart that someone made at http://graphtv.kevinformatics.com/tt1751105. It's of the average IMDB rating of a MLPFIM episode. It's a fun little statistic on its own, seeing what other people think. But it made me wonder: is /pony/ weird about how it feels about certain episodes?

So, being a terminal numbercruncher, I got to work and whipped up a quick spreadsheet. This is the fruit of that labor.

For MS Excel users, file>download this: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-ewCS6OJNwQeUx5NGdVWFVyWG8/edit?usp=sharing
For Google Drive users, file>make a copy: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AuewCS6OJNwQdElNRi12Qy0yQkl5VnNMdDVQanEzM1E&usp=sharing

You type in your personal rating out of 10 for the current 85 episodes, and it tells you things like your favorite per season and which one you disagreed with IMDB the most on. If you flip to the other sheet, which is a chart, it graphs your feelings versus IMDB's. So far, I find we're a lot more negative than your average viewer.

How's your graph look compared to them?

Heavy Mole 474118

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Like this!


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K, I made the dots. I tells me I like Rarity because her episodes usually get 10s. It says I hate the mystery train episode and I do.

I don't know if this kind of scale is best for rating pony episodes. I'm giving out 7s and 8s. 7 and 8 whats? I just gave 6 if I don't like it, 7 if it was ok, 8 if it was good, 9 if I really enjoy it and 10 if it has Rarity.


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oops, that's a Dashie. You wanted dots, didn't you? Here, dots.

!JUveNA/l/6 474129

My personal highest interest is seeing how our opinions compare to the general population's overall, and so far the sample size is too low for me to make a judgement yet. Maybe we're stingier, maybe we're more giving. I'm not sure yet.

Heavy Mole 474130

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That's pretty much how I did it. Anything below a '7' is 'didn't like' (not just 'meh'); conversely, I gave '10' to episodes which I felt were not only really good, but made this series more than 'just another show'.

I'm guessing we're going to be more parsimonious than IMDB because we're in the "hardcore" group, so we tend to be more critical (unfairly so, sometimes). I know for my part I have an unabashed love for this show, but still rate it slightly lower than IMDB.

The individual discrepancies will probably be the most interesting thing.

Anonymous 474193

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>oops, that's a Dashie. You wanted dots

Rambling!Rose//pzOM 474195

Okay, what do you want this rating to be based on? Personal enjoyment with all the bias in the world freely admitted, aiming to judge the episodes on how well they did their job and how "objectively good" they were or some combination of these or what? Also, I'm not a fan of 1 to 10 ratings because for different people the different ratings mean different things and this leads to some degree of ambiguity. Anywho, I'll be doing this as soon as you say what type of ratings you want.

Rambling!Rose//pzOM 474204

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Meh, nevermind, here goes nothing. Ended up going with a mix, mostly based on how much I enjoyed them and how much there was of value in an episode. deleted previous post and posted again to make the graph easier to read

Rough descriprions of the ratings in case you care. Also, these are things the episode might be, but to classify as a seven or 4 it didn't necessarily have to have all the qualities I mentioned. They are merely rough guidelines.
1 = I hated it, not redeemable in any way, absolutely worst, disgusting
2 = Severerely flawed, nigh irredeemable, has very little positives, but has some
3 = Fairly flawed, some positives that might make it worth watching, left a bad taste
4 = left a slightly bad taste in my mouth, overall a negative feeling but only slightly
5 = slightly negative but mostly meh, no strong feelings
6= slightly positive but mostly meh, no strong feelings
7 = more good than bad, but only slightly, has flaws but its positives slightly outweigh them, left a good feeling but not necessarily otherwise awesome
8 = Good but not super.
9 = really good feels, not the best of the best but maybe close, small flaws
10 = absolutely loved it, flawless, best of the best


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What are the four very low ones? I guess I could figure it out for myself..


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Mare Do Well
Hoof Down
Spike At Your Service
Poor Ole Mystery Cure

Now I know.
It's a shame you haven't had a ten since season one.

Heavy Mole 474207

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Neither have I!

teh_Foxx0rz (Element of Textwall)!FoxxyWhyUQ 474208

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Well, here it is.

Rambling!Rose//pzOM 474210

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Yup, got them right. I admit MMC could have gotten a better one, but I just couldn't find it in me. As for the tens, I admit nostalgia goggles might be in effect here. Also horrible bias~ Filli Vanilli was close to getting one, but Pinkie kinda killed it, and I'm not sure I would have been super comfortable to give it one just because of how much I loved Flutters…

Also thanks, yeah, it's been a shame. Might explain my overall attitude towards ponies these days, I suppose.

What were your averages? Mine were: Overall 6.9, S1 8.0, S2 6.5, S3 5.8 and S4 6.7.
>tfw S4 has been better than the last two before it despite Princess Specialpants
>tfw S4 would score higher overall if there actually was more of Princess Specialpants

Heavy Mole 474212

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>Pinkie kinda killed it
"No offense, but you kinda sounded like a dude. You know who else kinda sounded like a dude? Your boyfriend last night, while we were fucking. Said he needed a real woman, shame. Fuck you."

Oh, I didn't save it. Something like 8.0, 7.8, 7.7, 7.7, respectively. Which is ridiculous, because I would put the first season of this show in my top ten favorite cartoons. Obviously there are some flaws to "grading" things this way, but it's just for fun.

Rambling!Rose//pzOM 474217

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Yeah, it simply gives you the raw averages of the episodes ranked alone. As a whole S1 gets even more points in my book for being a mostly cohesive whole that established a lively and interesting world very well. It's more than the sum of its parts and so on.

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As far as I can tell, at least in terms of episodes themselves y'all have found season two to be more consistently good but not necessarily the highest highs or the most cohesive. So that's interesting. Honestly I still don't have a strong preference between S1/S2, but S2's high points stick out more to me and I've successfully forgotten the low points.

Anonymous 474244

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I'm far too lazy and apathetic to formally rate each episode. The first two seasons were fine by me on the whole, though Pinkie Keen and Over A Barrel were iffy, and Canterlot Wedding was a mix of awesome and shit. There might've been season 1 episodes I was less thrilled with too but I really don't recall. I'll likely always have a soft spot for the pilot, since that's what hooked me on the series and Best Princess (NMM, of course).

Season 3 was mostly pretty bad. Wonderbolts Academy was better than the average, and Sleepless In Ponyville had enough good stuff in it countering the dreary S03 feel that I'd consider it S02 quality overall. MMC had a few bits which could've been salvaged into decent episodes, but instead was a clusterfuck of terrible.

S04 has had its ups and downs, probably as much as S02. I'd rank it as averaging better than S03 but below S01-02.

Rambling!Rose//pzOM 474264

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>y'all have found season 2 to be more consistently good
I'm not part of y'all, it seems~

Also, where's your dot thingie?

!JUveNA/l/6 474291

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I haven't seen S1/S2 in a while, and I'm not up to date on S4. So I'm kinda stalling until I watch it all again.

Skybrook!8MDcALmdno 474301

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>entirely ommitting season 3

!JUveNA/l/6 474306

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I'm up to date on Season 3 by comparison

Anonymous 474491

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pic is morse code

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translates into


have a good day

Anonymous 474493

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