The 100 got a renewal order for next year. I’m at a loss as to where a season 5 can go. So far season 4 is everything that I wished season 3 was. Episode 5 was a game changing episode and featured everything that I used to love about the show. When I say game changing, the ending of the episode truly changes everything and did everything that I’ve been screaming that the show should be doing. Check out my video recap.
I broke down and watched the season 4 premiere of The 100. I have to say, other than the Bellarke garbage, I thought the episode was pretty good. They have a long way to go to repair the damage Season 3 caused, but it was a good premiere. I’m going to be recapping this season. I’m really hoping this entire season isn’t all about them solving the nuclear meltdown problem. I think it’ll most likely be wrapped up by Episode 7. I don’t see how they can sustain the plot for a full season. I posted my recap last week and you can check out my new video recaps on YouTube now. Bare with me while I get used to this youtubing thing. Check out the photos for Episode 2 below. Looks like Abby is going to throw Kane aside and become a Grounder pounder.
As Eminem once sang guess whose back? I had no intentions of watching or recapping The 100 again this season, but even though the show enrages me, it’s nice writing about something that I’m actually passionate about. I can’t help it. There was a lot more good than bad going on in the season premiere.
Anyone who follows my ramblings know how much I absolutely loved the first two seasons of The 100 on The CW. You also probably followed my slow decent into madness during my weekly recaps of S3. I never believed that “rage quitting” was a real thing until The 100. It’s a strange feeling, being so passionate about something that it when it goes off the rails it literally enrages you enough to just saying “fuck it, I’m out.” I normally quit shows when I no longer care and am ambivalent.
This feels different, I know the cast and I still love the show and want to give S4 a chance but I know it’s going to drive me BatS crazy. I had the opportunity to talk to the show’s creator Jason Rothenberg and star Eliza Taylor and you all know I have no filter, so you can guess how it went. The 100 Season 4 premieres this week on The CW. Jason did tell Eliza to watch out for me, because I ask tough questions.
The 100 returns this week, February 1. I rage quit the show last season and highly doubt I’m going to watch S4. I’ve interviewed the cast so many times that I still feel connected to the show and want the cast to succeed. I purchased the S4 iTunes pass, so I may binge it at the end, but I can’t bring myself to recapping again especially after seeing that wretched S4 trailer. The best I can do is preview each episode.
MTV’s 3rd annual Fandom Awards are set to take place next week in Petco Park. It’ll probably be one of the highlights of SDCC. Through an exclusive partnership with Tumblr, votes for “Ship of the Year,” will be cast solely on Tumblr. MTV will launch a unique post for each of the nominees on the MTV Tumblr page, with the winner determined by the post with the largest vote count. Whoever designed and approved this awful logo should be fired.
This year’s nominees include: “Olicity” (Oliver + Felicity, “Arrow”), “Stucky” (Steve + Bucky, Captain America: Civil War), “Stormpilot” (Finn + Poe, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens ), “Stydia” (Stiles + Lydia, “Teen Wolf”), “Clexa” (Clarke + Lexa, “The 100”), “Westallen” (Iris West + Barry Allen, “The Flash”) and “Malec” (Magnus Bane + Alec Lightwood, Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments).
My vote is last year’s Clexa – not this year because they ruined it – before the death we shall not name. The death just put an exclamation point on that cluster f that was this season. Maybe I’ll go with Stydia, I do love me some Stiles, but they haven’t been a thing in awhile. Is it sad that I watch all of these shows and know who the ships are? I’m a fan at Comic-Con, come on!
I was in The Vegas last week hanging out with movie stars at CinemaCon – you know how I do, so missed recapping last week’s ep. Overall I liked it, but I’m sick to death of Bellamy’s bullshit and the fact that he never suffers any consequences for his actions. People act like he’s some 16 year old kid easily led around, but he’s a grown man who needs to accept responsibility for his reckless actions.
Last week’s episode was a barn burner and renewed my faith that The 100 can turn a corner and go back to being great again. We saw Ontari become Heda by any means necessary. Clarke became the Flame Keeper and is now on the hunt for the only person that can stop Ontari – the mysterious Luna. Lincoln died, actually a lot of folks died last week. This week we’re back to what I hate – the COL storyline, but we’re also going to get more Arkers rebelling against Pike this week. So we’ll see how it goes. Check out the images and official synopsis below.
I’m one of those crazy fans who was really upset with Episode 7 and didn’t bother to watch the last Arkadia centric episode. I repeatedly stated in these recaps how much I’m loathing everything going on in Arkadia this season, so I certainly wasn’t going to waste my time watching an episode dedicated to all things Arkadia. Tonight we get back to more Grounder stuff as we finally get to see the Conclave. There’s no chance in hell Aden or any of the night bloods will survive.
As much as I adored S1 and S2 of The 100, this season has been a hot mess and that was before the episode and death that shall never be mentioned again. Yes I was one of those angry people on twitter. It’s not that Lexa died, that was expected, it was the hack way it was done that drove me nuts. I still haven’t brought myself to watch the last Arkadia centric episode. Why waste my time watching an episode devoted to a bunch of characters I truly despise?
After a 3 week break, The 100 returns this Thursday with the aftermath. Is there any planet where Aden will become the next Heda? Of course not because Jason Rothenberg has become a hack writer. His zeal to “surprise,” at every turn has turned the show into a predictable mess. Always count on the opposite of any logical choice. So of course Ontari will become Heda. I’m not spoiling anything as I haven’t seen the episode, but it’s pretty obvious. We also have Lincoln’s inevitable death to look forward to. Oh joy.
So far, I’m pretty disappointed in this season of The 100 and considering the show is about to take a month long break after next week’s episode they have a lot of ground (pun intended) to make up. What this season is missing is a sense of urgency and coherence. Season 1 and 2 were special because it was a show that swung for the fences and 9 times out of 10 hit it out of the park. It was bold, visionary and shocking but not for the sake of being “shocking.” Each season had a common goal that everyone was working towards. There was never a cliche’d last minute save, the stakes were constantly ramped up and raised the bar on how good tv fantasy/sci-fi can be.