January 28th, 2006, 6:28 AM
The first episodes, didnt really have that many fillers...
What do you think?
January 28th, 2006, 12:57 PM
Oh no, there were fillers alright. But if you wanted total fillers, Johto gave so many it wasn't funny, while Advanced Generation treated the criticism with less boring fillers.
January 30th, 2006, 11:04 AM
Yeah, I mean, there were plenty of episodes that didn't include a badge, a pokemon evolving/being caught, and some major event. They were just more enjoyable to watch, and weren't a cookie-cutter plot that many were getting tired of inb Johto.
The writers/producers today STILL insist upon using that same, stale storyline of Ash and co. meets trainer/person with a pokemon, TR tries to steal it, Ash helps defeat them. It's rather dull and annoying. Those episodes where that is the storyline, and you spend half the episode looking at the clock trying to figure out when the thing is gonna be over; those I consider fillers.
Many times what one person considers a filler, another will argue it's not, simply because they liked it. I know some people who like "Right on, Rhydon!" and agrue that it's not a filler, even though I loathe it and consider it the biggest filler in the whole series. So, I think sometimes fillers are an 'eye of the beholder' thing.