DVD Review: The 100 Season 2
The first season of The 100 was an interesting take on the whole teenage driven dystopian future genre. With adults deciding to potentially sacrifice 100 of their “naughty” children to test out if earth was still habitual. And whilst some of the teens were predictable in their behaviour, others rose to the challenge. It was a show with enough action and intrigue to get us hooked, and characters we could easily care about. And then there was the cliffhanger. Oh. My. Goodness.
But this is season two, and with a successful first season under their belts, TV execs usually play it safe, creating what essentially becomes a lukewarm affair. Not so with The 100 Season 2. In Season 2 the adults arrive on earth and try and take control of the situation, without realising just what the teens have been through, and what the situation is with the different groups who have inhabited earth since civilization left.
The big focus this time is the people at Mount Weather and what they have had to do to survive, along with the Sky People and the Grounders who will have to try and work together. The big thing however, and yes, it’s till full of cliches and predictability at times, is how the show throws up some harsh situations where people have to make very difficult choices, where there are no good choices. It’s this, and some very dastardly behaviour that makes season 2 eclipse season one, and just about everything else on TV.