The 100 – Season 5 Trailer Impressions

By now, unless you’re living under a rock or incommunicado up on a space Ark, you’ve seen the season 5 trailer for The 100. And you can bet I have some impressions. So strap in, space cowboy.

Cowboy Bebop

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The 100 – Echo Defense Squad, ASSEMBLE!

No current The 100 character seems to draw as much of a marked reaction as Echo, former royal guard of the Ice Nation. People seem to either love or hate her. And to be fair, she’s pulled some shenanigans on our beloved main characters: betrayed Skaikru to blow up Mount Weather, stabbed Octavia when attempting to capture her (oopsie!), cheating in the final Conclave, and general aggressiveness towards anyone not in her clan.

Echo has a challenging track record. She’s kind of a jerk.

cat knocking stuff over

And as such, there are fans that simply don’t like Echo.

mean girls you can't sit with us

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The 100 – Season 5 Predictions

While we wait for an announcement of a premiere date and a season 5 trailer, I’ve been trying to do a little thinking about what season 5 has in store. To be honest, predicting season 5 is harder than previous seasons because we’ve gotten a soft reboot of the series, with a 6-year time jump. I mean, anything could happen in season 5 and not really having a good idea of where the show is headed is pretty dang exciting.

We have 1200 people trapped underground. Seven people trapped up in space. And Clarke with a child in tow on a scorched earth. Oh, and a prison ship that’s been lost in space returning to find a destroyed planet. No biggie. I’m sure everyone on that ship will be very friendly and willing to be besties with earth survivors and nothing untoward will happen.

Come on, sure, oh yeah

So given a rather green field before us, how do we even begin to predict what could happen in season 5? Especially without a trailer to provide us with clues? Use the SWAG method: Sophisticated Wild Ass Guess. Continue reading

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The 100 – Season 4 in Review

Well, this season review has taken me long enough, hasn’t it? Confession: I’m lazy. But you probably knew that already.

I’ve also been a bit distracted lately. You see, I brought this little monster into my life and it takes a lot of attention to ensure he doesn’t chew on everything and pee on everything else. Say bon jour to Emmitt Jr., my French bulldog puppers.

Emmitt

Oh, he’s so cute right? Don’t fall too deep in love. He eats his own poop.  Continue reading

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The 100 – “Praimfaya” Review and Analysis

Did you enjoy the finale? Because I LOVED THAT FINALE SO MUCH. The clock ticking down! The danger! The feels! The time jump! The cliffhanger! Holy shit, this finale gave me everything I wanted and more.

absolutely fantastic

“Praimfaya” was written by series creator and showrunner, Jason Rothenberg, and was directed by Dean White. The season has really picked up speed, emotion, and urgency since “Die All, Die Merrily,” with the last couple of episodes demonstrating the show at its absolute best, like a peacock in full strut. LOOKIT ME! But make no mistake, the groundwork laid in the early and middle bits of the season all came to a head and found purpose as the season concluded. Continue reading

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The 100 – “The Chosen” Review and Analysis

The Adventure Squad is going to space. FULL STOP.

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1 WRESTLING GIF PER REVIEW REQUIREMENT MET.

Knocking it out early, kids. Don’t worry, I give you a little Nakamura wink in my “Parting Thoughts” section. You are indeed hashtagblessed.

In other episode news, Kane and Jaha are in the bunker, picking between horrible and terrible choices in order to save a portion of their people. Because if they don’t, Octavia and Wonkru will choose for them, aka kill them all. SHUDDER. Continue reading

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The 100 – “The Other Side” Review and Analysis

Pack your bags, kids, because we’re going on a feels trip. The Blakes! Jasper and Monty! Monty and Harper! Raven and Sinclair! Clarke and the gaping hole where her heart used to be!

It’s almost too much this week. It doesn’t help that Survivor is my Wednesday night lead-in to The 100 and they had the goddamned “loved ones” challenge wherein the stinky, dirty, worn out contestants cry like babies over people they haven’t seen for all of three weeks. So yeah, my peepers were already leaky because IT’S BEEN THREE WEEKS WITH NO SHOWERS OR HAIR BRUSHES OR BUBBLE TEA OR A REAL TOILET TO POOP IN*, SO JUST LET THEM HAVE THEIR LOVED ONES!

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*I think that might be the whitest thing I’ve ever said.
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