You know, I remember being very confused when /co/ started talking about this show. At first I thought it was a meme or something, but then came November, and they were still talking about the show. That was around the time when I started to occasionally lurk a thread now and then. Reaction pictures everywhere, fanart, shipping galore. For the next couple months my curiosity started to brew, but I couldn't cave in. It was My Little Ponies, It was MY LITTLE PONIES! I was astonished at the concept at this possibly being good. I tried to watch it a couple times, but the moment the theme song started to play?
Around late December, /co/ had not relinquished the constant pony threads. I was feeling like I needed a new show to close in the gap that the absence of Mystery Incorporated had left behind (seriously Cartoon Network, get that shit figured out right now), so, I decided to give it a try.
Well, the rest of the story you probably already know, it is the story of countless others. "Hmm, this is actually not half bad. Wait, I liked it? WHY DO I LIKE THIS? Etcetra, etcetra..." I started with the Look Before You Sleep episode, and from there went back to watch all the other episodes released at that point just to see if the quality was consistent. I was inevitably won over by Dragonshy and Swarm of the Century.