The 100: Season 2 (DVD) – Series Review
Follow Genre: Sci-fi, Action, 'Drama'
Distributor: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Episodes: 16
Duration: 40 min (per episode)

The 100: Season 2 (DVD) – Series Review

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Good: Acting, Atmosphere
Bad: The series shows signs of it possibly being dragged out too much
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During the course of the first season of The 100, the 100 teenagers who were sent back to Earth had to endure a lot of hardships, resulting in the loss of more than fifty lives. Nonetheless, they always managed to press on, and found happiness in small things, at least until the Grounders (the natives who still lived on Earth) planned to wipe the 100, otherwise known as ‘Sky People’ from the face of the planet. Nonetheless, the brave teens withstood their attack, but before they knew it, they were being hauled off to the mountain complex by the mysterious people known as the Mountain Men. New enemies, new allies or something in-between?

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Clarke (Eliza Taylor) wakes up in a closed room, reminiscent of a hospital recovery room, or perhaps one more suited for an asylum. While she was able to see Monty (Christopher Larkin) earlier across the hall, through the tiny window at the door, he is gone the next time she takes a look. When someone in a hazmat suit walks by, ignoring her pleas for information about Monty’s whereabouts; she busts out by breaking the window and taking the girl  in the suit hostage. She soon learns that her friends are safe and that she finds herself in Mount Weather, among human beings who haven’t developed a natural resistance against the radiation on Earth. After talking to ‘president’ Dante Wallace (Raymond J. Barry), Clarke still can’t seem to get rid of her suspicions of the place, especially when they won’t let her go freely when she asks for it. It feels like they need her, and what remains of the 100, for their own personal gains. When Clarke stumbles upon grounders locked in cages, with Anya (Dichen Lachman) being one of them, she knows she really has to get out of there.

Meanwhile the adults have landed on the planet, and are looking frantically for their children. While Bellamy Blake (Bob Morley) was out tracking Finn (Thomas McDonell), they are found by Dr. Abigail (Paige Turco) and Marcus (Henry Ian Cusick), to be led to the teenagers’ landing spot, where they apprehend Murphy (Richard Harmon) and also find the gravely injured Raven (Linsdey Morgan), who might not even survive the operation she’s about to undergo. The only other ones not in the Mountain Men’s infrastructure are Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos) and Lincoln (Ricky Whittle), and Octavia is in dire need of first aid as well. Lincoln, who left the grounders, is forced to return to his home, where he was banished, in order to save Octavia’s life, albeit at the cost of his own life.

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Last but not least there is chancellor Jaha (Isaiah Washington) who remained behind on the spaceship in order to allow the rest to be launched ‘safely’ towards our blue planet. Nonetheless, it seems a baby was left behind and he’s determined to finding his way back to the planet as well.

Just like the first season, the series takes its time to properly present you with the different problematic situations at hand, as well as a sufficient amount of character development. The latter proves to be a very important feature, as the series has a lot of important characters and they would probably feel quite bland if they didn’t get their fair amount of screen time as well as proper sketches of their personas. Right off the bat it’s clear that this season will revolve around Mount Weather, for the most part.

Acting performances remain consistent with the first season, where every acting performance is quite decent. The cast remains pretty much the same, with the addition of a few new faces in the Mountain Men and Grounders camp, who properly blend in with the other actors and actresses. For a sci-fi story, things are fairly convincing.

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The extra features on this DVD release are quite simple, yet will be appreciated by viewers. You’ll get to see how Mount Weather came alive and on what it’s based but you’ll also be able to see certain fight scene choreographies, before they were properly shot or edited. Other than that, there’s a simple gag reel and the Comic-Con panel, which will give you a bit of extra content.


The 100: Season 2 stays on par with season one when it comes to quality and as expected, it ends with a serious cliffhanger, which might mean that season 3 will take things up a notch. Nonetheless, while this series is one that can easily be recommended by us, we hope this one doesn’t get dragged out too far, as it would lose its forte. That being said, enjoy this second season, it’s certainly worth the watch.

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