I love great character moments. And this episode had ALL THAT and a bowl of grits. Clarke and Madi mother/daughter feelings? Check. Monty and Echo hugging? Check. Niylah being a pod person? Check. Murphy and Emori bonding over explosions and taking hostages? Check. Blakes sword fighting? Check. Echo getting the fuckin’ glow up? CHECKITY FUCKITY CHECK.
Who else likes sand worms that burrow into the human body and explode out your abdomen like it’s late for a movie and doesn’t want to miss the previews?
“Shifting Sands,” written by Nick Bragg and directed by Omar Madha, felt like it was moving at light speed while slowing down just enough to hit us with shit like “who’s the hobbit?” and campfire chats and…oh yeah…SAND WORM PARASITES THAT BURROW INTO YOUR SKIN AND EXPLODE OUT YOUR BELLY BUTTON LIKE WHOA. Continue reading
Yet another episode of The 100 where things go swimmingly, 100% according to plan, with no hiccups and DEFINITELY no wars being declared.
C’MON. Of course things went sideways. Actually, saying things went sideways is an understatement. Things went sideways, fell off a cliff, hit every sharp outcropping on the way down, exploded at the bottom of the cliff, then released a lake of liquid fire that engulfed half the earth.
So, business as usual.
If I could summarize the collective reaction of fan reactions from this episode, it would be: barely articulate flailing bags of Jell-O. Rendered helpless by waves of emotions and sheer awesomeness, I’d say that this episode rockets (YOU SEE WHAT I DID THERE?!) to the top of people’s “best of” lists for The 100.
Kinda like last week’s episode…and the premiere before it. You guys see a pattern in season 5? It seems they are going to sandblast our faces off with Awesomenicity and not apologize one bit. And like any good masochist, I say SANDBLAST MY FACE OFF IMMEDIATELY WITH YOUR AWESOME.
“Sleeping Giants,” written by the team of Aaron Ginsberg and Wade McIntyre and directed by Tim Scanlan, grabs you by the eyeballs, punches you in the heart, then leaves you along the side of the road for Kodiak to stomp into dust. Thanks gentlemen, it was a pleasure to witness that episode. These three are relentless in giving us the show at it’s very best.
You know what else? It felt CHOCK FULL of little clues here and there that will lead to much bigger revelations. The Eligius, it’s mission, it’s crew, it’s prisoners, it’s payload…we get a little info that lead to a lot of big questions that I think are going to unfold into one delicious gumbo of interesting conflicts, power struggles, push/pull personalities, and mysteries.
Y’all. GET EXCITE. It was that fuckin’ good. Let’s get into it! Continue reading
One of the best episodes of The 100? CHOOSE.
The second entry into season 5 is a light little romp into the gladiatorial pits of existential hell. This frightening new world forged by Octavia – with a distinct Jaha flavor – is an example of extreme pragmatism dipping its toe into a little blood sport flair.
And man, I dig it. But I’m worried. Octavia takes a pretty dark turn here and while I like exploring new character depths, what does this mean for her the rest of the season? Octavia conflicts me, y’all.
Are you ready for another low-key, stress-free season of The 100? I know I am. Man, I love the chill vibes of this show. Swords clashing and gun fire are my bedtime relaxation ASMR.
New season, lots of new people excited about the show, so if you’re new to my little corner of the web, welcome! I express myself in words and GIFs, and may you find something of worth within. If you have a spare 5 minutes, I’ve written approximately 150,000 words on seasons 3 and 4, so check out my past reviews. If you’re a returning reader, WHY DEAR GOD WHY WOULD YOU COME BACK?! Soul searching was obviously not done by you during the hiatus.
Without further ado…SEASON 5 OF THE 100 IS FINALLY HERE AND WE NEED TO CELEBRATE PROPERLY (trigger warning: the lactose intolerant should avert their eyes)
It’s only fitting I get my one wrestling GIF per review requirement out of the way early. It’s my brand.
The hiatus has been long and full of dangers, so let’s get right into it.
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.