I just started watching this TV show two weeks ago and I'm nearly caught up, and dying to talk about it! Does anyone else watch The 100? What do you think?
The easiest way for me to describe it is a mix of Lost (though I've never watched Lost...
?) and The Lord of the Flies with a sort of dystopian feel. I would say the main theme is the question of what makes a good leader, and a bit less so, a good person - and if these things exist at all (I think it's concerned a lot with the idea of morality and rules). It also focuses on ideas like the definition of weakness or strength and how far one should (and can) go to survive. I appreciated how they really delved into the leadership idea in the second season, but I also found myself really disappointed in the main character, Clarke's, transformation... especially after what she did in the beginning of season 2, I found her later choices pretty hypocritical. It was refreshing to see a different take than usual - perhaps I would've been bored if she kept having the same ideas as in the first season - but I still find myself hoping that she comes full circle sometime soon. I really admired (what I would call) her strength of character in the first season, even if perhaps she appeared naive to some.
What I really love about this show (aside from the fact that, like a good book, I keep telling myself "just one more episode"... and especially in the second season, every new episode brought tons more questions than answers, so of course "one more episode" = at least 5 more!) is the amount of memorable and genuinely interesting characters - especially female ones! The show is littered with incredible, diverse, and powerful women. I am especially fond of Raven and Octavia (though Octavia took a bit to warm up to... but her transformation is my all-time favourite, I think). Each has their own motivations, their own beliefs, their own story- in my opinion we've seen almost all of them develop over the two seasons, which is awesome because it keeps me interested in all of them. They are realistic; there are things I love and despise about all of them. There's almost no characters in the core cast that I feel are one-dimensional or there to serve just one purpose, which is refreshing! It was easy to feel like I was there, like I really knew all these people, and when the other characters expected something of someone or depended on someone, so did I. I often have to watch this show when no one is home, because otherwise they think I'm crazy for cheering for people, yelling at others, etc
Rather than just one or two people I really like, I have a tough time picking a true favourite - they're all important and interesting in their own way. Excellent, intriguing story and
characters? I'm hooked!
Please tell me I'm not the only one watching this! I'm so excited to catch up with season 3 and be able to watch the episodes as they come out this month, so I would love to talk to someone about it