That review was generally fair albeit one by someone who went in looking to hate it or at least hate the fanbase. CR did a MUCH better job reviewing it IMHO.
Now on to my opinions of the show as my user name, Captain Rufus Landale, commander of the Eternal Decay chapter of Chaos Space Marines in at least one version of him.
"This is an excellent show, and is the polar opposite of what the False Emperor of Man would want for the misguided sheep who toil and die for him in the untold billions each day. While it does not reach the heights of Doctor Who or the New Battlestar Galactica, it is a fun entertaining show well worth watching if you have the time."
Back to me...
I mean I wouldn't put the show even over Batman TAS, Kim Possible, Robotech, or Transformers Animated/Beast Wars (the best TF shows), but its VERY good and its a nice cute fun shot in the arm each week. Can the Bronies be annoying?
YES BUT NEARLY EVERY ONLINE FANBASE OF EVERYTHING IS ANNOYING, OVERBEARING, CULTISH, AND CREEPY.
(The UK Retrogaming community doesn't have too much creepy from what I can tell. As much as they blat on and on about how the Spectrum was great (its not), I don't think they have a large Rule 34 contingent where someone claims Miner Willy and Dizzy as their OTP...)
I've found the best way to hate anything you enjoy is to read online discussions of it in general. Honestly all the Phantom Menace hate in SW circles? It only existed online and the detractors pushed it to be accepted truth. Everyone enjoyed it at the opening night showing I went to. And most of the early Force.net discussion was positive. It just got retconned as complete suck by loud online people who reject your reality and substitute their own so join in or shut up. (Which is how most online forums sadly become. Like those friends whose friends act like complete jackasses in public and they do nothing to stop them outside of looking embarrassed.)
People turn into nutsos online about what they want.
This site is one of the few places it really doesn't get there though to be fair sometimes the episode threads seem hell bent on diminishing all enjoyment of any given episode.
(Needless to say I generally avoid most current show discussion. BSG, Doctor Who, Thundercats, Transformers Prime.. all full of people raging on every damned episode and I just shake my head in confusion. Opinions are, will, and SHOULD differ but online entertainment discussions usually become very