Toon Zone Talkback - "Pound Puppies": Cute Enough to Eat All Up
This is the talkback thread for "Pound Puppies": Cute Enough to Eat All Up.
There is a reason that, way back when, I said I believed this show was better than My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. My opinion on that changed after the hiatus, and I believe the formulaic nature of the show hurt it as it progressed, but I still believe it does some thing better than MLP. Hopefully the next season will take more risks with the plots.
I've said this to death: but I still adhere to it in terms of why this show is inferior when compared to Friendship Is Magic... Kids' show or not, there is IMHO NO excuse for these kinds of flaws I'll proudly point out here.
I think what hurts this show royally is the lack of actual character development, as well as likable characters worth rooting for and most importantly the lack of strong continuity (that isn't Agatha and Rebound) that brings this show together.
Not helping is how trite and saccharine it all comes off at its worst. This short is trying to be smart - it really is - the show, however, isn't very bright at all, especially if you know your TV Tropes! That alone makes it look even less smart when you see all the cliches and lack of original thought to bring this show together.
Definitely not helping is how much the first 7 episodes just failed in every department, further hurting this show's chances of finding a decent audience to thrive on outside of the better lack of continuity-writing and unfortunate lack of character development-writing.
It's going to take a miracle for Season 2 to change my negative opinions of Season 1 - if only because as much as I'm seemingly bashing it here, I don't hate it - but it's not something worth going after, either.
What am I basically saying? I don't fully agree with whoever wrote this review of this show and its 6-episode DVD, which is what the review covers as a product... Thank You, and Sorry.
Last edited by The ShopSoldier; 04-06-2012 at 10:43 AM.
What? I thought it was generally agreed that the first seven episodes were better. Perhaps not animation wise, but in terms of how they were executed. The plots were fresher then, since they didn't beat down the adoption of the week premise at that point, and there was a bit more character development and continuity. It was believed that those aspects suffered when the series was retooled, although I'm not sure how much was actually changed in the writing department when the animation studio was changed.
Originally Posted by LostAnarchist
The weird thing is, after the studio switch, it looked like barely any episodes actually shared writing credits. My own theory is that they were written mostly simultaneously, to speed up production after falling behind schedule. It certainly explains the fact that only the first batch of episodes were referenced in the rest of the season.
I for one completely agree with the reviewer of this show. I personally think that the characters are just as likeable as any other character on a tv series (just look at the fanbase on youtube and such!) and the plotlines are just as good as anything. In short, i think ur just not giving the show as much credit as other shows. thank u and goodbye ~PoundPuppiesfan
Originally Posted by LostAnarchist
Originally Posted by PoundPuppiesfan
I loved what the reviewer said.
As I've said before, Pound Puppies has many of the same elements that MLP has;
--Appealing characters (and great voices)
--sweet and touching storylines
People just need to give the show a fair chance. If people are fans of MLP, then there is no reason in the world why they shouldn't like Pound Puppies too.
Seriously, I once saw a Youtube video of a Brony convention where part 2 of MLP's season two premiere was screened, and judging from what the crowd enjoyed, they would enjoy the same things (humor, characterization,) that a typical episode of Pound Puppies has.
Heck, if adult men can enjoy a show that (at first glance) appears to be feminine and girly, then there is no reason why they shouldn't also enjoy Pound Puppies, which is a lot more gender neutral that MLP.