Pokemon Black and White (anime) wasn’t terrible. Dento and Iris were kinda annoying buuuut I personally felt that way about most of Satoshi’s companions (up until Sun and Moon).
They tried a lot of new things like adding a larger plot/arc and tried making Team Rocket serious to name a couple. While I know most people weren’t a fan of serious Team Rocket, I was kinda into it. I feel like I got insight into how they were before having to follow Ash everywhere haha. I am glad they’re back to normal though haha.
I just appreciate the fact that they tried something new for BW and then learned what worked and what didn’t to make XY super successful.
It felt like any other season to me. They just attempted to make it a little more serious and it fell through.