Whenever a new TV show begins I wait to hear it’s status before deciding whether it’s worth a watch. There’s no point binging and falling in love with characters, if they’re going to be dragged off our screens by the grim reaper. Viewing the trailer for The 100’s first season, I thought it was a show that had promise. I was warned that the first couple of eps are shall we say not of the greatest quality, and that is something I reminded myself constantly through viewing. I hated Wells being killed by Charlotte who then killed herself, Jasper was annoying, couldn’t stand Bellamy and don’t get me started on Murphy. I binged the show over a 2-week period, constantly telling myself I was going to stop watching after the next ep to get on with work and before I knew it was 11pm and time for bed. The 100? Not a bad TV show.
Now granted my viewing is slightly behind on actual viewing so I had the advantage of knowing where storylines were going to lead before they actually got there, which may have made it somewhat easier. But still the beginning of the City Of Light story? Boring. Jaha has never been my favourite character. I actually skipped over his scenes in season 2 because I could not be dealing with him. Involving Murphy in this storyline made it somewhat more bearable, and I dare say Murphy is one of the characters who’s had the most development since the show began. The storyline did pick up in the middle of the season which was a plus. But it still loses major points for the fact I dislike any storyline that involves taking a characters free-will away from them. When you add torture and manipulation to that, I’m afraid it’s a no from me.