Its a bit of a lie here. I didn’t exactly binge watch this. I did do it up to the mid-season finale of Season 2 and I covered mostly Season 1 stuff in THIS POST. But TV Binge is the segment I use for TV so it’ll have to do. Plus, The 100 is the ONLY series on Netflix (not by Netflix) that is updated weekly. The 2 part finale was available a few weeks ago but I’ve been catching up with blogathon posts and life itself, so I finally sat down to wrap this up. I guess if I didn’t wait for both parts and skipped a week, I would’ve seen this earlier. Anyways, its done!
The 100 may actually be one of my favorite TV series right now. Its like an influx of intensity every single episode. I really felt that the first season took a great pace that when they ended to get the second season to follow, it flowed perfectly in. After having bonded with a lot of the characters throughout Season 1, The 100 stepped into Season 2 with more variety. There was a lot of finding balance between war and peace and constant dilemmas. Everyone had to make hard choices and there was always an auxiliary plan going on that was happening. There was no idea what would happen next and I was just completely absorbed into all the craziness going on.
Before we go any further from here, there may be spoilers after this point if you’re still in Season 1 or plan on seeing any part of The 100! SPOILER ALERT!! You could skip to the ending paragraph starting with “Overall”.
If you’re still reading this, it means you’ve seen this or will run the risk of seeing possibly spoilers. I don’t really know what I’m going to write until I do so there’s always that chance. I do try to avoid it though. Its just hard when looking back at a full season of TV.
I’m going to do this a little different this time around. There were a TON of changes from character developments to new characters altogether, changing in location, multiple simultaneous tangents going at the same time. Its what made The 100 always intriguing and exciting to watch. So here’s a few of them:
Season 2 is lesson after lesson about sacrifices and hard choices, choosing the hopefully lesser evil. Whether you can see the point in it or not (just like the characters involved), you will be right along the ride. Usually, that person who gets stuck in these dilemmas is Clarke (Eliza Taylor).
The main reason for this is because of trying to be in alliance with the Grounders. And also one of the best parts of the series.
They are savages and barbaric. They believe in blood for blood and are extremely violent and vengeful people. The entrance of their Commander Lexa (Alycia Debnam Carey) is the one that causes a whole lot of these things. With the Grounders, its a question of how much they can each side trusts each other even when it comes down to a quest to save their own people.
Since Lincoln (Ricky Whittle) is now a main character in Season 2. His relationship with Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos) is actually one that turns out to be the best, not because of their actual relationship development but the fact that Octavia’s character changes the most of the beginning of this show in Season 1 till the end of Season 2.
The alliance also strengthens not only Octavia but Season 2 introduces us to why this alliance is necessary to save their people from the extreme survival scheme that Mount Weather has tucked away underground with their captives. Both sides have their people in there and what extent will they take to rescue them?
What works for The 100 is that even though we have the apparent enemy in Mount Weather, mostly with the President and his son, Cage (plus all their army). There is no knowing who is going to betray or backstab or any of those things.
At the same time, possibly the best part of the season was seeing the gradual flipside of Finn (Thomas McDonell) and how Bellamy (Bob Morley), out of all people, actually has reason.
Surprises, surprises 😉 They are everywhere in this series. The fact that I watched the first half 3 months ago and still remember a good bit of it is definitely a good sign. Moving along, I’m about to wrap up.
Unexpected things happen for sure, but nothing quite feels so good as seeing the anticipated (for me at least) Abby (Paige Turco) and Marcus (Henry Ian Cusick) finally seem to figure things out together and see situations in similar light.
If CW has excelled on anything, its the fact that they almost always have a groundbreaking season finale. Season 3 is going to bring a lot of changes. The story arcs can span in different directions. What turned out to be a really pointless portion of the story with Jaha (Isaiah Washinton) and Murphy (Richard Harmon) ended up adding a little bit more meaning near the end.
I’m going to end this here before I just spoil the whole thing.
Overall, The 100 Season 2 is full of twists and turns at every corner. The Season 1 characters all have developed and become a better or worse version of themselves, depending on who. While the series also reminds us constantly that bad habits die hard. That’s really what I got as we approached the Season 2 finale. With not only the focus of The Ark and The 100 anymore, there are the Grounders and Mount Weather playing a bigger part and giving us explanations for all those strange occurrences in Season 1, the question of who is the enemy and who can you trust comes into play here a lot. Its about making the “right” choice or coming up with the best bad idea (am I stealing from Argo?) If you enjoyed Season 1 of The 100, Season 2 does not disappoint. I had a lot of fun, intense, exciting moments with this one. It was just adventure after adventure as the characters encountered dangers and obstacles over and over again.
Not exactly a binge but I’ll be back with an actual one soon. I just have to get back to watching some movies and getting a few things wrapped up and planned further before I get to that. I have some nice announcements coming up by the end of the month so, lets hope I can get it all taken care of by then!
What have you been binge-watching? Have you seen The 100?
Happy Monday, my lovelies! 🙂