Recaps, Rants, Raves: The 100, Episode 2 – “To Survive, Be Idiots”

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).

The Good…

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.)

Earth Skills -- Monty

The Bad…

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:

Earth Skills -- Octavia's Bite

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.

Overall…

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!

Final verdict:

Rating Report
Plot
Characters
Pacing
World-building
Overall: 1.4

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Aimee is a sixteen year old bookworm from the Phillipines! She reads any book that catches her attention, but she mostly reads YA. She's into graphic design, writing and sleeping. You can find her at Deadly Darlings, The Book Geek, Goodreads and on Twitter.
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  1. says

    lol This review made me laugh. I’ve never even heard of the show to be honest and I’ve not heard much of the book either. It doesn’t sound like my type of tv show. But I hope you get some good laughs out of the next episode even if it’s a bit idiotic! Great review :)
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    • FayeFaye says

      HAHA! Good luck, Kim. As much as I wish you to avoid the monstrous hilarity of this show, I do admit I am curious of your opinion of it :D

  2. says

    But this: “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!”

    I’m glad I wasn’t the only one wtf-ing over the entire stupidity of that scene. I like how Clarke, Queen of Common Sense, doesn’t chime in and say, “What about that giant snake thing from before?” .___.

    The CW is losing it’s edge. Even with the horrible acting and terrible storylines, you could count on them to have attractive people to stare at, and now we can’t even get that.

    Great review, though! I’m watching this show because I like to watch train wrecks in progress. Look forward to more recaps. ^_^

    • FayeFaye says

      I really hated that scene myself. I mean bodies of water now, especially deep ones that go beyond your chest, should be matters of concern especially after a “vicious” attack that happened to their companion :/ It’s like they completely forgot about it. Stupid stupid stupid people….

    • Aimee says

      Right?! I just wanted to push them off a cliff. -_-

      And I didn’t find any of the guys (except Monty) to be hot in this one. Only minor staring has happened, haha!

  3. says

    I’ve been waiting for this!! Ever since your review for the first episode I couldn’t wait to see if things get better in this one. Well they don’t for sure, but your review is hilarious!! Well I don’t think I would ever get up after being bitten by that snake thing but that’s the reason I’m not in the movie. I’m too normal I assume. Great review Christie! :)
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  4. says

    Hahaha Christie you did a great job recapping this! The 100 sounds so stupid, I can’t believe the writers actually went ahead and wrote something like that. Sure, it’s on the CW but my gawwwwd. Keep up the great recaps, I have a good laugh every time I read them. Totally makes my day! :D
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    • FayeFaye says

      We don’t get how something like this gets a TV show and an amazing series like Cynthia Hand’s The Unbound doesn’t. /SMH

  5. says

    LOL. This show seems to be getting worse by the episode. I’m not surprised. I watched the first episode because I wanted to laugh and because of Faye’s review and I couldn’t go through beyond the scene where she gets bitten by the eel. She should have died. -_-
    Well, I hope this keeps giving you guys a good laugh! I’m looking forward to more of your reviews!
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    • FayeFaye says

      As much as we want to give funny rants, we’re still hoping it gets better. Nothing’s worse than having to endure an hour of silliness!

  6. says

    Oh man, this recaps are hilarious!
    One stupid fact you forgot that boggles me to no end every time i watch the show – why kill people when you can just send them to earth. they are chosen to die anyway, this way they might survive! stupid. also its radiation socked planet, every time i see running water that thought screams in my head and they just jump freely in it. stupid!
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    • FayeFaye says

      Exactly! Why not even just send EVERYONE to Earth instead of waiting like cattle to be slaughtered? It’s either you wait till you suffocate or go to Earth… at least you have a chance of survival there TOGETHER as 4000 people COMPLETE with experts and armory.

    • Aimee says

      Right!? Stupid. 4000 people–you’re practically getting extinct and you still want to kill them off?! And I totally hated that scene in episode 1 where Olivia just decided to go swimming. Must’ve been too hot.

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