NETFLIX IS ONCE AGAIN TAKING OVER MY LIFE… YAY!
For anyone who doesn’t know, I’ve been a big fan of The 100 since I started watching during season two. Season one was campy but with an interesting premise, and season two took that premise down an intense and darker road. I had mixed feelings on season three— really liking half of it and finding the other half just kinda over the top. And finally, here we are it season four. What did I think? Did it live up to the past seasons? Eh no not really.
Don’t get me wrong, I by no means HATED this season. I actually really enjoyed it as a kinda turn off your brain and enjoy the ride kinda watch. But… I had some issues. Most of these issues come in to play when you really start thinking about and dissecting the plot. There are just SO MANY holes and plot points that would never happen if people didn’t constantly act UNBELIVABLY stupid. Why would you just decide to share the only bunker that could lead to your salvation and the continuing of the human race when you can just FIGHT OVER IT! Why talk things out when you can just hunger games in the street and fight over EVERYTHING. I also had some spoiler issues with that very end, but I’m gonna keep this as spoiler free as possible. Let’s just say that many things don’t add up.
So, what did I like? Well the entire season was just dumb fun. Yeah lots of people were acting stupid, but we did get to see some good action come out of it. Octavia was a little crazy at the beginning but wow she really stepped up to the plate by the end of the season and changed in many ways. Her relationship with Bellamy has always been one of my favorite parts of the show and this season did not disappoint. I’m glad the writers didn’t just brush off Octavia’s hurt after Lincoln’s death and really had her deal with that this season.
I wish they had the guts to kill of more characters. No spoilers about who died this season but yeah some did. I just think it would’ve raised stakes for future seasons if some scenarios played out differently. I sound heartless here but maybe they could’ve killed off other characters…? It would’ve given this season some more consequences.
Overall, yeah season four did disappoint in some ways, but I also enjoyed it in many other ways. I’ll probably wait until season five is out on Netflix before I watch it, but hopefully it’ll get better and explain some questions I have.