Recaps, Rants, Raves is a new feature here at The Social Potato where we’ll share a recap as well as a rant/rave of a few TV shows every Saturday! For now, we have the first season of The 100!
Disclaimer: Ahead are spoilers for the first episode of the show, The 100. Please don’t proceed if you haven’t read/watched it and you don’t want to be spoiled.
Okay, so, when Faye asked me to watch and discuss The 100 with her, I immediately said yes, knowing she didn’t like the book and since I needed a good laugh! Fair warning, though, that my post won’t be as detailed and hilarious as hers!
The Episode in a Nutshell
In one sentence: This episode of The 100 features completely unnecessary romance (oh dear I need a plastic bag to breathe in or I’ll explode from all the disgust I feel), endless stupidity and completely incompetent characters (because I still don’t get why they had to send teens to check how safe earth is).
1.) The only good thing I liked from the episode was how ADORABLE Monty was. He was so friendly, kind and caring and asdfghjkl fluffy. Despite being one of those downgraded/unnecessary characters, he’s probably my favorite. Okay, fine. He’s the only character I like! And he’s super kawaii physically, so that’s a plus. Go Asians! ^.^ (I’ll probably stalk him after I write this post.)
Oh boy. This could get ugly. These will also be specific scenes that I didn’t like.
1.) Like Faye said in the recap of episode one, Octavia was supposedly bitten by a giant snake-thing and leaves with what just looks like a scratch. In this one, she was able to walk pretty fine! And take a look at what said creature did to her leg, apparently:
2.) Somewhere in the beginning of this episode, Clarke comes across some human/animal/thing bones while looking for Jasper (who was kidnapped by some “grounders,” as they call them). A normal person would totally run for their lives, right? But of course Clare has to touch them and go all, “What are they?” You’re in a planet where radiation killed off humans, girl.
3.) Clarke didn’t want Wells to help look for Jasper only because she didn’t like him. Don’t you need all the help you can get?!
4.) Bellamy taunts Will on his crush on Clark. Are we in elementary, guys? Even when they’re on a serious topic, or while trying to look for Jasper, he’s just all, “See, you’re invisible.” For the love of all that is good, just shut up!
5.) Finn was GETTING ON MY NERVES. Yep, cause playing in a river after a friend of yours was nearly EATEN by a snake-thing is just totally safe, right? Plus, you’re in the middle of a RESCUE MISSION, so you should definitely flirt with blondie here!
6.) There was this one scene that Faye and I laughed at. This fucking glowing butterfly comes out of nowhere and Octavia runs after it to find a garden full of butterflies! And then she and Adam have this little moment. As Faye said, it was “super random” and had absolutely no significance to the story.
7.) You see your friend with a gaping hole in his chest, tied to a tree. Doesn’t that scream “TRAP!” enough for you? Being the awesome friend that she is, Clarke nearly falls into a hole in the ground, and soon after they are followed to their camp by the grounders. Smart.
This was hilarious! That is, if you’re into making fun of stupid stuff–which was definitely present (excessive, even) in this episode. The first one was more cringe-worthy, but this one still made me roll my eyes about 90% of the time! And oh my God the romance(s) were just so unnecessary and boring and rushed! But really, I’m curious to see what idiotic antics this group of goofballs will be up to next!