Ok, so I've been listening to The MBS Show (www.youtube.com/user/TheMBSSho…
, a brony podcast that does what every other brony podcasts do, talk ponies. Lately, they made a point and a rant, saying that brony analysts spread negativity around the fandom. When an analyst reviews an episode and points out the negative aspects of the episode, it seems that those negative aspects are blown up by the veiwers. I've heard that the negativity can be so bad that the DHX crew are getting death threats over it. Death threats. Over a cartoon show. Really now, is this really the right way to act? Are we really gonna threaten the team that graciously created the show for us over some aspects that are not up to our taste? That is just ridiculous. I grew up on good and bad terrible 80's cartoons. I remembered terrible episodes of transformers were Powerglide fell in love with a human girl or when the GI Joes went back in time to ancient Greece and became the mythical heroes of legend, and you know what? I accepted it. Sure, there are gonna be good and bad episodes, but you know, nobody is perfect. Not every concept that DHX comes up with is always gonna be good, but that doesn't mean we have the right to blame them for it. You look back at whatever show show you loved, and you will remember that there was some terrible episodes, and you will say "yup, that was pretty terrible, but I'm not gonna cry over it".
So, are analysts to blame for this kind of negative attitude? In a way, sure, the fact of the matter is, when you start pointing out things out to people, they will notice it even more which will dampen the overall impact of the show itself. And really, that is something that can't be helped when you become a reviewer. When you become a respected reviewer, people look up to you for your opinion, and whatever the reviewer says, goes. Let's say for example, the new Robocop movie. Now, I heard the first review from UK reviewer of Thatguywiththeglasses Film Brain, and he gave it a negative review, so off course I kinda dismissed Robocop as another failed remake, kinda like the Total Recall remake, however, I saw a couple more reviews from youtube, and they say it was actually good, so now my opinion of the movie is back to gray. Should I watch it or not? The other side of the coin are the people watching said review. These are the ones who see the reviews and takes notice of the negative aspects and take it upon themselves to do something to keep the show on track, even going so far as threatening people.
So, what can be done about this? Not to much. These analysts have the right to say what they want, and they are correct in pointing out why these episodes suck, it all depends on how the people watching will take all this information. There are people out there that will see only the negative aspects, bit in my opinion, these negative aspects can enhance the positive aspects of the episode. Its up to us be in that state of mind. Let the negative out and keep the positive in.