Note: This post is from my “Silly Fangirl” blog, and was originally posted on September 5th, 2015. I’m just porting it over here to my new blog to get it started.
Hey look at this fancy new show I’ve discovered! O.k. fine, “new” might not be an entirely accurate description. But it’s new to me, and that’s what matters. It only took me 2 seasons to discover it! That ain’t so bad, is it? It’s not that I didn’t know this show existed; I did. As a matter of fact, Matt Barber, former editor of Chuck and coincidental friend-of-a-friend, was an editor on it in season 1. It even got positive reviews from critics, from what I saw on Twitter. So why was I so skeptical? Well, it takes a LOT for me to get into a new TV show these days. There are just sooo many shows on the air right now, how the hell does a girl decide?? What finally swayed me to check out The 100 was Mo Ryan, one of my favorite critics since the Chuck days. She’s always said good things about this show, and they only seemed to get better in season 2. Plus, someone I know on tumblr started posting a bunch of 100 pics and memes and gifs recently, and it must have wormed its way into my brain.
So boom, I finally checked it out. And holy shit, what a ride. It’s gotten my TV bloggin’ brain juices flowing again for the first time in like 7 months. It’s time for some deep Plopper analysis.
I’m going to examine this show from two very specific angles. Essentially what I want to delve into is two watershed moments for me as a viewer, and key points in the series (first 2 seasons which is what has aired so far) when I realized that this show was not quite like anything else I had ever seen on TV … or anywhere for that matter. I’ll focus on analysis #1 here, and then get to analysis #2 in another blog post. I should say that analysis #1 is more than just one moment … it’s actually an evolution of a storyline with a few major turning points along the way. Let’s get to it.