I seriously hate this meme so much where people pretend season 5 was anything less than pure unfiltered quality. It was better than any other season of SJ except MAYBE season 4.
Remember when Jack had some big blue annoying thing following him around all episode, and it fucking destroyed a time portal, yet is still painted as sympathetic? Yeah, I do.
Remember when there was an entire episode about Jack getting new shoes? Yeah, I do.
Remember when there was an episode where a wizard turns Jack into a chicken? Actually that one was okay.
POINT IS, the original series was far from perfect itself.