Every qualm I have with the 100 season 1…

So, as I said in my problem with The 100 post, I do really enjoy it however, there are lots of issues as most shows have. But I really like the first few seasons of the show but I still figured I’d share my confusions with you all. So, here is every qualm I have with The 100 season 1.

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They really did just send the juvenile offenders to die on Earth. Jaha even admitted to them that they were basically being sent down to die.

Them having that many juvenile prisoners at that exact moment (meaning the day they went to the ground there was 100 who hadn’t turned 18 and been killed yet) really says something about their justice system.

Lucky they were dropped on the wrong mountain wasn’t it…

None of the 100 who took their wrist bands off had family on the arc? Friends? People they cared about?

“My case gets reviewed when I turn 18” so what happens then? They kill you anyway?

They aren’t particularly cautious honestly considering they don’t know anything about the earth.

Wells Jaha is a crap name, sorry but it is…

Judgements get passed down real quick in this society.

The fact that they could even make this decision is so upsetting, I’m not saying I don’t agree with the plot and sentiment, it’s a good of the many question. But it is just so far from how I view the world around me now.

Don’t remember ever seeing any of these again, kind of like watching LOST and never seeing another Polar Bear…

Maybe y’all shouldn’t have shot those other ark stations out of the sky aye?

Wells deserved better!

Jaha has a very clear death wish, he doesn’t even know Wells is dead yet when he tries the first 2 times to die.

But also, Bellamy and Octavia deserved better!! Imagine how different things could have been for them if it wasn’t all Bellamy’s responsibility. If he could have just been a brother or a son, not a parent, if he didn’t have to get himself sent down to earth and didn’t have to put the weight of all these other decisions on himself.

Finn really could have waited a little longer than like a week to get over Raven, whoops.

How though? He isn’t a spacewalker…

How can you be an AWOL mother when you live on a ship, it isn’t like you can just leave you know, sure it’s a big ship but not bigger than many towns, where’d she go? Also if they distribute everything ‘evenly’ and when people die their items are re-distributed, then what did Raven want her to come back with????

I totally understand Bellamy’s mother wanting to keep her second baby I just wonder what the long term plan was, when she gets found out she is like 16 and lived in their room her entire life, what was going to happen when she was like 25, or 40? What was the plan ultimately for her life to be?

Yeah he could definitely have waited more than 10 days.

Lincoln is such a weird name considering the rest of his people are called like Anya, Lexa, Indra, Echo, Emori, Niylah, and Gaia? Lincoln?!

Guess they never made it…. if only they had, maybe they wouldn’t have ruined Jasper’s character.

But that was after they shot Jasper with a spear?

Also after they were being hunted in the forest because Lincoln took Octavia? After multiple of the sky people were killed.

Now I don’t know very much at all about science or pyrotechnics but seems lucky how little damage the bomb did, considering they live inside a ship with lots of electrics and the air quality and all, also all the oxygen in the Ark could have caught couldn’t it? I don’t know, someone let me know.

It is interesting the expected loyalty everyone has for Octavia, considering she has never been an actual part of the Ark, she never knew them and was cast out for being born, but everyone is so shocked she may choose to align herself with someone else. Aside from Bellamy (and we all know how strained their relationship is) she has no reason to be loyal to them.

This whole scene feels so weird when you know she ends up with Monty…

Look, sending a virus in is pretty genius…

Why were some of them immune and some not? I just want to know. How could they be immune. Also, Bellamy wasn’t immune but Octavia was?

Raven deserved better!

What was Murphy’s end game? What did he think was going to happen after he hanged Bellamy? They were never going to let him leave let alone live?

Why’d the mountain men wait so long to take them, especially if they can just throw gas down?

And that is every qualm I have with the 100 season 1. Let me know your thoughts or if I have missed anything. If you want to read my last post on The 100 click here.

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My problem with ‘The 100’…

I watched ‘The 100’ relatively recently after having tried to watch it a few times in the past. I will say, I honestly do like ‘The 100’, I have enjoyed watching it and I’m excited to watch the final season once it is available on Australian Netflix, so I have currently only watched the first 6 seasons. But, I do definitely have some problems with it.

Firstly, much like my 13 Reasons Why post, access here if you haven’t checked it out yet; https://simplymythoughts.blog/2020/09/05/my-problem-with-13-reasons-why/

I feel like, ‘The 100’ deviated from their initial story line a lot. ‘The 100’ starts out basically about whether a bunch of kids can survive and create a livable society without adults (much like The Society, Under the Dome, The Rain, and Between), granted there was all that stuff on the Ark but honestly I didn’t care about that at all. Then we throw in the grounders – fair enough, I guess if you’re telling me they survived fine but I wonder how from the Ark they couldn’t tell there were people down there. But fine, if that’s what they want to say, okay.

But then, by season 3 ‘The 100’ just became so political. Granted some might say it was always political with the Ark and the grounders but suddenly in season 3 there is whole clans of grounders from all around who each have their own government and treaties and a coup to overthrow Lexa. What happened to just surviving on the ground and creating a society. The entire third season was just politics and honestly that is why I struggled to get through ‘The 100’ the first few times. The sudden appearance of hundreds if not thousands of grounders who were living, not that far from Arkadia?

I also can’t say I enjoyed the whole AI story line. It was just really annoying and dumb for me, I didn’t like it and it went on for so long. In my opinion, the only reason for the AI season being put in was so they could shift the story line basically to the few guys in the sky, Clarke on the ground and ‘Wonkru’. So, why did I need to watch all that AI crap?

Then they basically just repeat the entire story line, if we’re being honest, the prisoners coming down and taking over a piece of land vs the Wonkru is literally just season 1 over again. Now, I enjoyed this plot and all. I really did. I like the later seasons but I can’t ignore that they kind of recycled the early story line.

So, we watched the AI try and turn everyone to save them from the 2nd doomsday just to re-watch season 1 but basically from the grounders perspective.

Like I said, I really liked the later seasons (reminder I haven’t seen 7), but when you look back, where they are by season 6 is almost and entirely different show. They deviated literal planets away from where they started!

I also just really don’t care for Clarke, but I guess that’s a personal thing and maybe lots of fans like her – but I really have never liked Clarke and I can’t figure out why.

Another thing I just can’t understand and I would love for someone to explain if they know is; how do the grounders survive the initial radiation? So according to the 2nd radiation explosion only Nightbloods can survive the radiation as proven by Clarke and Maddy. However, would that not mean for the grounders to survive to begin with they would have all needed to be Nightbloods, which means that no regular bleeders could survive the radiation therefore Nightblood could not be bred out to become so rare and important? I don’t know honestly, someone please tell me because didn’t the Nightblood come from Becca?

Lets also talk about language. So, all the grounders still speak English as far as we can see, which means they likely spoke English before Praimfaya, also the mountain men speak English so that leads me to believe the land they are on is an English speaking country (if we’re being honest there is no way the show didn’t drop the Ark and the 100 on U.S. soil). SO, this begs the question of why they created their own language. It had only been 97 years in space for the Ark so in that time we are to believe that Becca came back down, gave chips to some of the grounders (remembering Becca spoke English too), they created whole legends about Becca and a new language whilst still speaking English. Seems suspicious to me…

So, although I really enjoy ‘The 100’ season 1 and 2 and the later seasons, I can’t say I don’t have a bit of a problem with how much the show changed. When I first watched ‘The 100’ season 1 it was a show about kids trying to live on the ground after having never seen the ground in their lifetimes, now it’s about kids on space ships with prisoners and AI’s and they aren’t even on Earth. I get that maybe you can’t have as much run time when it’s just about them trying to survive but it just bugs me. Let me know if you disagree because I know many people may, but those were my problems with ‘The 100’. I look forward to hopefully seeing season 7 soon on Netflix.

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The scary truth about ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is a series currently available on Australian Stan which was adapted from the popular book “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood. I haven’t personally seen all of the series but I have seen the first few seasons and that is enough for me. The Handmaid’s Tale takes place in a not too distant dystopian future where a new government has taken over amid an infertility crisis threatening mankind.

This new world they create is a world where women once again become shadows to men, with no personal agency, no ability to control their own lives or any political power. The fertile women, the “handmaids”, are carted around to different powerful families who cannot conceive and are raped and abused month after month for the sole purpose to bring a baby to a powerful family. Once they have given birth they are moved to another family for the cycle to begin again.

Those women who were infertile move into select other jobs such as training the fertile women, marrying less powerful men, being cooks to the political families and so forth. These women have nothing anymore, no right to vote, read, write, even think realistically.

This world they have presented is honestly incredibly grim and for me was hard to watch at points. However, the scary truth is, now more than ever we can see this isn’t impossible. With the Corona Virus pandemic covering the globe and governments enforcing lockdowns we can see that it would really not be so hard for those with radical views to make their way into power and be able to make such terrible changes. Governments around the world did strip many liberties from citizens in order to keep us safe from the outbreak and limit loss of life. Which I totally agree with. However, they did strip our liberties, they decided where we could go, who we could see, for how long and when we could return to our lives. Although this was made for a good purpose, to save lives and control a pandemic, those in The Handmaids Tale thought they had a worthy cause. For them, they were trying to save mankind from going extinct because of infertility.

Now, obviously people rioted these changes, particularly women rioted against their loss of power, land, agency, ability to learn, read, work and more. But, when you have enough political power behind you, you can fix this problem.

We now can see that all it would take for this to become a reality would be for the wrong people (with enough support) to gain power. It would be difficult but it is not impossible. And that truly terrifies me.

In the past you could watch the show or read the books and think ‘man I wonder how they were ever able to do this, turn fertile women into baby factories and reduce women’s rights back down to where they were long ago’ but now… we know how much power the government has over us and what they can legitimately make us do with force and punishment.

So, that’s just something to think about, I’ll be back next week with hopefully a less depressing post but I really felt this was interesting to point out and explore. Subscribe down below to get emailed when I post.

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