Well, I've watched Pokemon back in the day when I was a kid myself.
I also remember watching Dragonball, it was like ''A planet will explode in 5 minutes'' but that would actually take like 5 episodes or something.
The Pokemon show was actually pretty decent in the beginning, it was what got my brother and I into the games.
After that, though, it was just comically bad. I was about 13 when it first came out and for the first season or so it was completely believable that Ash was that dumb, but after that? C'mon. Using quick attack with a Pikachu against a water pokemon? WTF.
Seriously, one fight in that show is stretched out over more than two episodes. Why? Because they spend 30 minutes talking about what's actually happening on the screen. It's like the writers thought it would appeal to a blind audience by having them point out everything while also appealing to those unfamiliar with the Yu-gi-oh card game by explaining the rules of the game as the fight progresses.
Try Dragonball Z (not Kai
). One fight can go on for twenty episodes, without exposition at all. It's literally (and I use the word correctly
) the standard when it comes to ridiculous fight length. Like was mentioned, five minutes lasts about a dozen episodes.
Yeah, Freeza arc. The fighting (whatever his elite squad was plus Freeza himself) lasted easily 40 episodes. I remember being completely bored by it until Goku went super thingy with yellow hair. Then I was still bored because it still took another 20 episodes for him to kill Freeza.