I've been reading the comics lately and have come to the conclusion that Hasbro's "animation" department and the comic makers ought to trade places. For one thing, the story writers for the comics aren't shy about taking the focus away from the status qu-- I mean... the main six (whose episodes are so numerous they've begun to repeat past friendship lessons and often fall back on tired old tropes so overused even kids' shows from the 1950s are rolling their eyes and going "Seriously?") and shining the limelight on a secondary character or background pony. They also seem to travel more and don't stay anchored in Ponyville as much.
Because, y'know, in a magical realm of dragons, unicorns, post apocalyptic alternate timelines and interdimensional travel, we totally want to watch three chicks lounge on the deck of a boat or find out if some chick can keep her friend's brother's wife's pregnancy a secret. My Little Pony? More like My Little Dusty Old Boring 80s Sitcom, amiright? Careful you don't make us burst from excitement, Hasbro. For another thing Their art style is a little more appealing and the poses aren't just the same rehashed flash dolls over and over and over again, ad nauseam.