The second season of "The 100" may just be one of the most impressive improvements on any television show I have ever seen. Maturing and delving deeper into politics and raw human emotions, this season is truly an emotional roller coaster, especially if you were a fan of the first season. In some ways, "The 100" is very reminiscent of the show "Lost," in the way it provides it's shocking conclusions or big reveals. There are elements of popular television shows sprinkled throughout, but borrowing great elements to benefit your show is just a great idea to begin with. More inspired than anything.
This season follows the same characters, but with one change; They are now living on Earth with their elders/parents, as they also try to defend their people and their camp from multiple groups. Grounders and Mountain Men are the two groups pinned against them, and while truces may be made in order to have peace, great sacrifices will also come. I loved every aspect of where this season went, and the only real complaints I have are with some of the effects and dialogue. Television has never been praised for it's visual effects, which is why when something big happens in an episode it is very noticeable, even though this show does it better than most.
The writing of this season is much more clever this time around, but the dialogue itself can feel slightly off when certain characters speak. It could just be their delivery, but I find that hard to believe since I truly think 90-100% of this cast is terrific for what their characters are. This is a fantastic follow-up season that I highly recommend. "The 100" keeps getting better and better, and I can not wait to see what season 3 has in store.
Review By: KJ Proulx