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I sort of have a love/hate for the 100. On one hand, it has a lot of good female characters, many LGBT characters, dystopian society, world building is good, love the language and how they build out the world with each season, the sky people, the grounders, mount weather, 12 nations, so on and so forth.
On the other hand, i think the writing is pretty much atrocious at times. Well before the death of Lexa, the show was overly violent which made no sense. The kids were lord of the flies in the first season and pretty much stupid to their deaths. The logic of what was going on in the arc in the first season never made any sense at all and still doesn’t. It is this weird thing. They have good enough actors. Interesting characters. Good world building. Decent costumes. But the plot is just like what, that makes no sense, from one moment to the next. Bellamy’s behavior made no sense in the last season at all. It is really hard for me to even dissect my problems with the show because it is just really badly written at almost every turn.
Now Clexa, first thing, the leader of the woods clan, Anya, was a character i really liked in the earlier seasons, and i never forgave the show for killing her. Then enters Lexa who easily became the best character on the show, but i could not force myself to be attached to because of the way they killed Anya. Then they killed her. They killed Lexa and it was, as someone on twitter wrote, as if superman slipped on a banana peel and died. Her death was so random and stupid and anti climactic. I kept hoping that they were going to put her body in a stasis pod or something that was left over from the crash of the other arcs, because if the actor needed to go off to kill zombies, they could have kept her character alive just in case. Alas, i think not.
The thing is that while i do think the writing on this show is really badly written at every turn, especially when it comes to the big things that happen. The deaths, some of the plots, the adult characters should all die, Clarke should just be accepted as the leader with Bellamy as her second by the sky crew, and just a whole lot of other like major weird plot things that happened. Besides all that. There are moments when this show has a scene that is so good that i just know what is going to happen because it is so good and so earned and so wonderful that you are just like yes, that was awesome, that was well done, that was a great game, that was well written, well acted and just good.
This show is never going to be great, in my opinion, and i do think it will only ever be remembered for killing Lexa, and i feel so sorry for all the people who started watching it because they heard about Clexa, but i do think that when it has those really amazing scenes, it is as good as any show can be.