Image from Technolestia
Interesting start so far if I say so myself. Took a while for things to get going (also Fluttershy would rather go on a "Dangerous Journey" rather than hang with Spike?...Ouch) but I became immediately hooked the moment Starlight hit the scene. While her exact motivations for this whole debacle was rather unclear (I guess she just wanted to take over Equestria??) I really liked the unconventional approach they did with this villain compared to other devious fiends. Add to some excellent highlights with Pinkie Pie & Rainbow Dash and this was a fantastic start thus far!
Will the rest of the season build off the momentum, or burn out on repeated themes, we'll have to see. That said, I can't wait to join you all in the next episode~