The 100 - Season 5 (TV Review)

Oscar Rendon | August 28th, 2018

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Another season of CW's The 100 has come and gone and it pulled out all the stops. Returning for season 5 are Eliza Taylor, Marie Avgeropoulos, Bob Morley, Lindsey Morgan, Richard Harmon, Paige Turco, and Henry Ian Cusick. 

Season 5 of The 100 has been a rollercoaster of twists and surprises as the 13 episode season carves it's way into TV history. The story of season 5 after the destruction of earth (again) from Primfiya in season 4 is the surviving members of the 100 as they try to come back to earth and those from the bunker trying to come back up to the surface. Clarke is alive and she encounters criminals awoken from cryo-state after the initial destruction of the Earth's population. Season 5 of The 100 is the darkest season yet as it introduces cannibalism as a means to surviving the bunker by Wonkru. Octavia in the process became the Red Queen, as she dictated over Wonkru. In a turn of events, after surviving Primfiya, Clarke finds a young grounder and raises her, becoming her adoptive mother. Bellamy and Echo along with Murphy, Monty, Harper, Emori, and Raven survived on the Arc and come back to earth in search of the group in the bunker. Ivana Milicevic joins the cast as Diyoza, a member of the criminal ship as a Lieutenant from the past. Acting this season has really been stepped up, the CW is producing quality shows with quality actors. The production itself is amazing to look at, the show films in Vancouver but they really find a way to mix the forest green of Canada and then the desert look for the apocalypse aesthetic of the show. At times we forget the show is filmed up in Canada with the rest of the CW shows. The story this season has also been great with good character building which pays off at the end of the season. 

Overall, the show has really grown into it's own and become a cult hit. From the actors who are still on the show, they have carried this sleeper hit into critical success. The show has become a perfect ensemble of characters and a new take on the apocalypse.

THE grade

B