(This review may contain spoilers).
Having watched the first season of this, I was really happy when season two began.
The 100 might be one of the series with the most interesting variety of characters. This season seemed much more intense than season one and it was good to see the characters I knew from the previous season… as well as new characters in this one.
I had liked Finn in season one, but I felt that his character went completely downhill during the course of this series. The worst part (and probably the only ‘bad’ thing about this series) was that his change in character really wasn’t explained, or made sense. It just felt like he went that way for the sake of it.
If I had to pick a favourite character in this series… well, I couldn’t pick just one. Bellamy is the character I feel particularly drawn to. I feel the series spent a lot of time developing his past and motivations and although he started off as a bad guy in season one, by the end of this season, he quickly became one of my favourites.
Octavia is another character I like a lot. I could really understand her and her relationship with Lincoln is probably one of my favourite parts of this series. At the same time, I think Octavia’s a pretty strong character in her own right. Again, I didn’t think much of her at the start… but in this season especially, I felt she came across as a really strong individual.
It was really interesting to see the different factions in this series and how things were going between them. It was also interesting to see the stark contrast between the different cultures. I found myself affected by what the characters were going through and many of the episodes kept me tense and involved in the events going on.
I was also quite disappointed in Theolonious as a character. In season one, I liked him a lot… but by the end of this season, I didn’t like him all that much. Ironically, John Murphy became a more likable character… even though I really didn’t want to feel sorry for him in this.
I don’t tend to ship that many couples, but as well as Lincoln and Octavia, I also really got behind Lexa and Clarke. There was definitely a lot of chemistry between them, even though Lexa really disappointed me by the end of the season.
The season finale left a lot of questions to be answered, as well as some pretty awful things that I hope to see the aftermath of in season three. Although parts of this series are really gruesome, I think the characters more than make up for it and I found myself really caring about what happened to them.