When my seven-year-old daughter discovered My Little Pony on Netflix, I wasn't surprised that she loved it. It's just up her alley. I was only slightly surprised when her four-year-old brother got into it too. He's heavily influenced by his big sister.
But when I saw my teenage boys sitting rapt in front of the TV watching My Little Pony with their younger siblings was shocked to say the least.What on earth did they find so fascinating in a cartoon about cute little pony girls?
I'll tell you what. Whoever writes that show is doing something right. It just goes to show the power of an engaging plot, universal themes, and compelling characters. That's what we all ought to be striving for. Sure, it's important to know your audience and what they expect, but with good enough storytelling, there will be no limit to your audience!
My boys are not alone in their enjoyment of My Little Pony. Check out this awesome video: