'The 100 - The Complete Second Season'
(Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell, Marie Avgeropoulos, Bob Morley, et al / 4-Disc DVD / NR / 2015 / Warner Bros.)
Overview: Set almost 100 years after mankind nearly destroyed itself in a nuclear Armageddon, the surviving human race aboard the orbiting "Ark" space station take the first step to recolonize Earth, by sending 100 juvenile delinquents back to the planet's surface to see if it is habitable. In the first season, they discovered that the Earth is not quite what they imagined – and that they were not alone. In Season Two, Clarke and Monty have been captured by the Mountain Men and are being held inside Mt. Weather, but the fate of everyone else is unclear.
DVD Verdict: Soooooooo, here is what I did last week - I watched both Season One and this brand new Season Two back-to-back, nothing in between save for sleep and works, of course! And wow, was that a GREAT idea as it made me fall in love with this show, quite like no other adult might ever have done!
Now, before watching 'The 100' for yourselves, you have to accept the obvious: it is a drama put on by the CW (the same folks that brought you 90210) about a group of 100 teens left stranded on earth by a society that has been living in space for a century. It is needless to say that the show is going to ask viewers to suspend their disbelief for the 40 minutes it takes to watch an episode.
A lot of people tend to criticize the show for being unrealistic scientifically. The problem with this being that of course the show is going to be unrealistic. You have to accept that the premise of the show is that 100 teens get stranded on earth by their race of space people 100 years after a nuclear disaster.Sometimes television programs don't abide by standard rules of physics, or any kind of science for that matter. Sometimes that's what television is there for - to give you a break from the believable.
If you are a stickler for scientific accuracy or a big fan of classic sci-fi the reality is that this might not be the show for you. If, however, you are someone looking for something exciting and (honestly) addicting to watch you might be in luck. Also, in regards to the script I can honestly say that I suffered through 90210 cringing all the way and while some of 'The 100's script might be a little cringe-worthy to start, it is certainly much better than most (if not all) of the teen dramas on television.
So, on to Season Two, and we quickly discover that Clark wakes up locked in the hospital room inside Mt. Weather. It turns out that the people who remained behind on Earth inside the Mt. Weather facility developed a fatal reaction to any level of radiation in the outside air. Any contact with surface atmosphere causes severe epidermal burning which is so bad it results in death. Mt. Weather scientists use captured Grounders for their natural immunity to levels of radiation on the surface. Grounders are used in transfusions, as a type of whole body blood filter for citizens who have been critically burnt from surface exposure.
They discover that blood from the 100, especially bone marrow from one of the 100, is incredibly superior to Grounder blood for this problem and could allow them to return to a life on the surface of the planet permanently. The Mt. Weather people are also the ones responsible for the Acid Fog and the Cannibal Grounder Mutants. The evacuation craft carrying people from the Ark, breaks up into sections during its descent and different sections land in separate places on the planet. Initially, rescue parties conclude that some of the landings were too rough to allow for any survivors.
The old Chancellor who remained behind to facilitate the exodus back to Earth has resigned himself to death. But he finds he is not alone after all on the now deserted Ark and in order to save another life he devises a way back to the planet. Only the old Chancellor and Murphy survive the journey through the land mine field and reach the City of Lights. As for what they find there, well, that's now for all you guys to watch and enjoy this sensational second season of 'The 100'! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
- All-New Featurette: The 100: Unlocking the Mountain
- The 100 Pre-Viz Stunts
- 2014 Comic-Con Panel
- Gag Reel
- Unaired Scenes
Own it on Blu-ray Digital HD October 13th, 2015!