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Top 10 Things We Want to See In The 100’s Final Season

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Since 2014, The CW’s sci-fi hit The 100 has been one of the most popular shows on the network.

However, after a seven-season run, the show will be coming to a close. As an avid fan of the show for years, I’m anxiously anticipating the final season and what it will bring for our favorite characters.

Here’s a list of what I’m hoping to see in season seven:

#1- A storyline that doesn’t revolve around isolating Clarke.

Ever since the end of season two, Clarke hasn’t gone a full season without being separated from her friends in one way or another. She was left on Earth for six years, on the run as Wanheda and even got her body taken over by Josephine.

I would like to see a season where Clarke gets to be with the people she cares about the entire time. She still hasn’t gotten the chance to properly reconnect with “Spacekru” and we haven’t gotten to see enough of Clarke’s bond with Madi. For the final stretch of episodes, let’s hope we can see Clarke finally getting the time she needs with the people who are still around.

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#2- A chance for the characters to finally grieve

The 100 is known for killing off an insane amount of characters. Whether it be ones we loved (I’m still not over Lincoln) or ones we hated (Kane and Abby for me), The 100 has an incredibly high body count. But our characters have never really been given time to grieve the ones we’ve lost.

A standout scene from season five was the moment in which we got to see Clarke find Jasper’s goggles and mourn him while she was alone on Earth. That might’ve been one of the best scenes of the show. We need more of them in the final season. We’ve had grief arcs with characters lashing out after the death of a loved one, but we haven’t gotten to see any special remembrance moments. I think it’s time that our favorite characters get a chance to process how they feel about losing people they care about in a healthy way.

#3- Resolution of Blake sibling arc

Bellamy and Octavia’s relationship has gone through a lot of ups and downs throughout the show. Personally, I’m not much of a fan of Octavia so I’ve definitely enjoyed Bellamy finally setting some boundaries for himself in their relationship. However, on Twitter and at conventions it’s been hinted that in this upcoming season Bellamy’s storyline will once again revolve around trying to save his sister. While this feels familiar I would love for there to be a way to turn this repetitive story arc upside down.

Bellamy’s proven time and time again that he loves Octavia so I would like to see her end up saving him in the end. Their relationship has always been unhealthy and imbalanced but I think if the writers are willing to make the Blake siblings arc come full circle there’s potential for really powerful moments in the final season.

Bellamy and Octavia/The CW

Bellamy and Octavia/The CW

#4- Characters making amends with those they’ve hurt

Throughout the series, characters have fought, betrayed each other, and grew apart. But one of the big lessons The 100 tries to drive home is the importance of forgiveness. Whether it be among familial relationships or friendships, I would like to see characters taking responsibility for their actions and actively working towards doing better in the future. I want apologies. I want hugs. We’ve had enough trauma, a peaceful ending bringing people together again would be a great way to say goodbye to The 100.

#5- Storylines centered around the main characters

One of my big issues with The 100 is that it never seems to know how many characters are too many. Every season new characters are added and they’ve all started fading into overdone archetypes that we’ve seen hundreds of times before. The 100 needs to bring the focus back to the characters we have a history with, the ones we’ve grown to care about. One of the main players of the upcoming season is going to be a character named Hope who we only met in last season’s finale.

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Any screentime her storyline gets will unfortunately just be taking time away from giving our favorites a proper sendoff. I want there to be enough time to resolve the arcs of the characters I know and love. I don’t want to learn about side characters who have nothing to add to the plot when there’s no time to develop them fully.

#6- Bellamy and Clarke as co-leaders again

The 100 has always been a story about what it takes to be a leader and the struggles you have to go through to become one. We’ve seen different leadership styles in Mount Weather, Arkadia, Polis, and even Sanctum. But no one has ever been as successful as Clarke and Bellamy are when they’re leading together.

The 100’s first season centered around these two characters working together to keep a group of delinquent teenagers safe, and they did. However, once the rest of the characters from the Ark came down and we were introduced to more and more potential leaders, Clarke and Bellamy got pushed to the backburner. Yet they are still the ones who always save the day in the end, just without the credit. It’s not a coincidence that Bellamy and Clarke are separated so often because if they were together they would be able to solve their problems in much less time than a thirteen-episode season.

Their dynamic has always been one of the strongest on the show and I think it would only make sense for the final season to circle back around to Bellamy and Clarke being the ones in charge. They’re a great team and know how to share the burden of leadership. They’re best when they’re together.

Bellamy and Clarke

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#7- The end of Us vs. Them

The 100 has always been a story about different groups of people fighting to survive, and more often than not, fighting each other.

In season seven, I would like to see the end of these group tensions and start focusing on humanity as a whole. It feels repetitive to still be acting like our favorite characters are united under one group and that the rest of the characters outside of the group are the enemy. We’ve been through two apocalypses and six seasons. I think we can stop acting like there’s one superior group who deserves to be in charge of the rest. Let’s take the focus away from political alliances and just focus on the characters.

#8- Callbacks to past seasons

I always love when finales pay tribute to what the characters have been through and who we’ve lost along the way. I say for season seven of The 100 we should get all the nostalgia we want. I want mentions of the dropship days, mentions of Jasper and Monty, parallels between relationships at the beginning of the show and relationships now.

The main reason I’ve stuck with this show has been for the characters I grew to care about. There’s been a lot of mistakes and plenty of bad writing, but ultimately this show is still one of my favorites. I’ve grown up with the delinquents. I want moments that honor how far they’ve come, and I want scenes embedded with cheesy references to the past. Sue me.

#9- One final lever to pull

In the theme of callbacks, I would love if this season ended with another big choice depending on pulling a lever. We’ve seen it several times now, at the end of season one when Clarke closes the drop ship door to when she pulls the lever in the City of Light to destroy ALIE. I know a lot of people have gotten sick of the lever pulling, but I say it would be a good way to come full circle if they have one final lever to pull.

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#10- Bellarke

I think it’s time the show admits that they’ve been writing a love story between their two leads all along. They’ve consistently had the most compelling relationship on the show, and have shown time and time again how much they care for each other. All their scenes are shot in ways that scream romance through dramatic lighting, musical choices and camera angles capturing how strongly they feel for one another.

The show has always tiptoed around the idea of having their relationship become more than a friendship, but it already is whether or not they officially go there. Clarke and Bellamy have always had a deep bond and their chemistry has been off the charts. The actors even got married in real life. Last season Bellamy was called out for caring more about Clarke than anyone else, even his supposed girlfriend. Clarke’s dealt with that same accusation before. She spent six years alone and called him every day to keep her sane.

It’s time to stop beating around the bush and give them the space to address what’s been brewing between them for six seasons. It’s been a frustrating journey to get here, but I still have hope.

Bellamy and Clarke

Bellamy and Clarke/The CW

What are you hoping to see in The 100’s final season? Let us know in the comments below or over on our twitter!

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  1. Flor

    February 11, 2020 at 12:39 am

    I want for Clarke to finally have her maybe someday with the girl she’s been mourning for years (Lexa) and the anomaly is a great way to do it.

    • Ivana

      February 18, 2020 at 10:19 pm

      That makes about as much sense as if someone said they wanted Clarke to end up with Finn. Yes, Clarke and other people on the show still remember people who died and were affected by them. but that’s it. Lexa was just mentioned more times in season 5 because of the Flame, which is now gone.

      She is 100% dead and she is staying dead, just as every other dead character. Alycia is a main character on FTWD and has made it clear she has no intention of coming back. She was a recurring character in just 16 episodes who stopped being relevant to the story 3 seasons ago. Clarke and the show have both moved on years ago. It’s time you do, too.

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Interview: Madison Taylor Baez on Playing Young Selena in the Upcoming Netflix Series

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Madison Taylor Baez is only 9-year-old but has more experience acting and singing than many in Hollywood. 

Madison has starred in many national commercials, has vast experience singing the national anthem for major league sports teams and scored the much sought after role of young Selena Quintanilla in the upcoming Netflix series Selena: The Series, which is scheduled to be released in late 2020. According to Google, the slated release date is October 2020. 

According to the press release, the coming of age story will follow the late Tejano singer journey as her dreams come true, and the many life-changing choices on the singer’s journey to success. Ricardo Chavira (Desperate Housewives), Gabriel Chavarria (The Purge), Noemi Gonzalez (The Young and the Restless), and Seidy Lopez (Training Day) will be starring as the rest of the Quintanilla family.

CraveYouTV spoke to Madison about her experience so far, how she got her start, and the upcoming series.

Read the interview below:

 

Congratulations on your new role!

Thank you!

 

Are you still filming for the Selena series?

Actually, we have finished filming.

 

When did you finish filming?

Maybe last Thanksgiving?

 

Is this your first acting job?

No, I’ve actually done 11 national commercials, and I’ve done one short film Tooth Racket (2019) and I co-starred as young Selena in Selena the series.

 

You started singing very young. When will you be 10 years old? 

February 24th

 

You started singing for your dad right when he was diagnosed with cancer?  How old were you then?

I was around three years old.

 

I read that you liked to sing Motown songs to your dad?

Yes, I started singing when I was two years old and when I was three, when my dad was sick, I would get his iPad and listen and memorize all of his Motown music, sixties and seventies music, to sing to him.

What was your favorite song to sing to your dad?

Oh, I would have to say Sam Cooke’s ‘I Was Born By The River” (singing the title)

Netflix Selena: the Series Madison Taylor Baez

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Wow!   You are amazing!  Now, for the Selena Series, have you always been a fan of Selena?  Was her music something new for you?

Yes, well I actually didn’t know who she was when I got the role, but my mom and dad were huge fans of Selena’s and they told me all about her and I fell in love with her!  I watched the movie!  I fell in love with all of her songs, and I also researched her.   I watched all of her videos and even Young Selena’s videos, studied all of her movements and even have the little spin down.

 

The spin is big, yeah (laughing).  Do you know how many girls auditioned to play young Selena?

Well, I would think there would have had to be thousands of girls who auditioned.

 

How many auditions did you have?

I had two auditions, it took about three months. First I went in for the actual audition, I had to do two songs, one in English and one in Spanish, and then I also had to do two scenes.   I went back for the call-back and I did the same thing, and then I found out that I got the role. (laughing)

 

That’s wonderful! Now I know singing is your first love, right?  

Yes, yes I love singing!

 

I’ve seen some of your videos, I went onto YouTube and they are great.  You are absolutely adorable!  Now have you considered or are you considering doing an album?

Um well, I’m maybe thinking about putting out an album, maybe a Christmas album, hopefully!

 

Do you know if they are doing a soundtrack for the Selena Series?

Yeah, maybe, yeah that would be cool!

 

I can’t wait to see the series and you in it!

Thank you!  

 

I look forward to speaking to you again, maybe after the series airs?

I would love that!

 

Thank you so much and good luck!  I can’t wait to see what you do next!

Thank you and good luck to you!

 


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What to Watch in August 2020 Including ‘Lucifer,’ ‘Big Brother,’ and ‘Chemical Hearts’

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What to Watch and Stream August 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted our lives in numerous ways including shutting down and postponing TV show and film productions, which has led to a content drought even with so many streaming services. 

Of course, if you’ve been putting together a list of TV shows that you’ve been wanting to binge for years, this is the time to do it and you absolutely won’t run out of content, but if you’re looking for new programming or new seasons of shows, you’ll likely feel like your options are a bit limited. 

As I was browsing for new shows to watch in the month of August, I figured I’d throw together a list of my findings to help you keep up with all the new offerings.

We have to help each other get through these tough times — we’re all in this together (go ahead, sing it!). 

Below, you’ll find some of the new shows, films and documentaries premiering this month! 

 

Big Brother – CBS (August 5)

There’s a lot of buzz around Season 22 of Big Brother. Coming off the heels of a pandemic delay, the long-running summer series is changing things up by announcing the cast live during the premiere as opposed to the traditional reveal of houseguests days in advance. It’s unclear who and how many houseguests will be living in the house, but it is the second all-stars edition, so be ready for some familiar faces! 

 

The Muppets – Disney Plus (July 31)

The old gang of fuzzy friends is back together again! Muppets Now is described as an “unscripted series featuring three different segments of a game show, a cooking show, and a talk show.” It premiered on July 31 with new episodes debuting weekly through the month of August. New-age kids will love it, and there’s a whole nostalgia factor for adults that makes this fun for the whole family! 

 

Lucifer – Netflix (August 21)

Lucifer fans, it’s happening — it’s almost here. Fans couldn’t be more grateful that Netflix saved the series, but the end is near as the sixth season was announced as the last. But let’s not think about that now because for now, the fifth season is due towards the end of August, and fans are eager to dig more into Lucifer’s backstory.

 

Lovecraft Country – HBO (August 16)

One of the most exciting offerings of the month is the the drama horror series based on the 2016 acclaimed novel of the same name. It finds Atticus Black, a young Black man living in a Jim Crow America in the 1950s, who embarks on a cross-country road trip to find his missing father with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George. 

 

Selling Sunset –  Netflix (August 7)

Your reality TV guilty pleasure is back for a season 3 just three months after season 2 dropped. The realtors at The Oppenheim Group are ready to sell more homes, make more money, and stir up more drama. 

 

Cobra Kai – Netflix (August 28)

From Youtube to Netflix, here’s your chance to catch up on the first two seasons of the Karate Kid spinoff before season 3 drops later this year. If you haven’t seen the original Karate Kid films, you may want to check them out first as the series picks up where the first three films left off. 

 

The Umbrella Academy – (July 31)

Technically, season 2 of the series dropped July, but unless you took the whole day off, you didn’t get the binge-watch all 10-episodes before the clock struck August. The Hargreeves siblings find themselves displaced in the 1960s with the apocalypse they were trying to thwart following closely behind. 

 

90s Black Sitcoms

There’s been a lack of Black sitcoms on streaming services, but Netflix is course-correcting by adding your favorites throughout the next few months. Moesha will be available starting August 1.  The first three seasons of  The Game will be added on August 15.  Sister, Sister are coming at you on September 1, The Parkers on October 1, and Half & Half and One on One will be available on October 15. Mark your calendars!

 

Movies

Project Power – Netflix (August 14)

Summer action flicks are no longer debuting in theaters — they’re available from the comfort of your couch. Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are fighting dealers responsible for selling a drug that gives people temporary superpowers. What could go wrong? 

 

Chemical Hearts – Amazon Prime (August 21)

If you’ve been missing Lili Reinhart while Riverdale is on hiatus, you have to check out this teen romance drama about the trials and tribulations of young love. Henry Page, a hopeless romantic who has never fallen in love, aims to become the editor of a high school paper until Grace Town, a transfer student, becomes his new partner. 

 

Dora the Explorer – Netflix (August 3)

Get exploring with Dora and friends! The live-action Nickelodeon adaptation arrives at Netflix to explore a lost city in South America as Dora aims to save her parents. It’s like Tomb Raider for youngin’s, and audiences loved it based on the reviews! If you’re looking for a family-friendly film to watch under the stars in your backyard, this is it!

 

Work It – Netflix (August 7)

Dance movies are an acquired taste with many not reaching the heights of Step Up (the original, come on guys). Alicia Keys aims to change that in her new Sabrina Carpenter-led flick, described as a coming-of-age comedy about Quinn Ackerman, an overly ambitious senior who attempts to join a dance team to get her way into her dream college. But when the team rejects her, she creates her own team, and they need all the coaching they can get! 

 

Documentary

World’s Most Wanted – Netflix (August 5)

Netflix is big on documentaries for one reason — Netflix audiences eat them up. Coming in August, World’s Most Wanted focuses on, you guessed it, some of the world’s most wanted criminals who have avoided capture “despite massive rewards and global investigations.”

 

Black Is King – Disney+ (July 31)

Again, the visual album premiered at the end of July, but you’re either going to watch it in August or you’ll be rewatching the stunning cinematography several times in the upcoming month. Beyonce’s work of art has gotten much praise from critics and fans alike as it explores a the journey of a young African king cast from his family with motifs of “betrayal, love and self-identity” told through powerful Black voices. It’s a visual component to the Beyonce-curated 2019 Lion King album. 


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‘Emily in Paris’ on Netflix is Going to be Your Fall TV Obsession

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Emily in Paris is Your New Fall TV Obsession

Streaming services have been a saving grace when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic. 

As all TV show and film productions shut down in mid-March and are slowly beginning to ramp up, the usual slate of programming that we look forward to in the fall might not be available to us. 

Yes, many networks are feeling confident that coronavirus will dwindle enough for them to film some episodes, but the reality is, it might be a long time before our favorite sitcoms and dramas return to “normal”… whatever that is these days. 

So, as we chill out at home, the need for new TV shows to watch is growing. And if you live alone or are simply socially distanced from your friends, you might be looking for a cast of independent, funny, like-minded women to befriend from the comfort of your couch. 

If that’s the case, Darren Star’s new series, Emily in Paris is going to be your new fall obsession. 

If the name Darren Star sounds familiar to you, that’s because he’s the genius behind some cult hits like Beverly Hills, 90210 and Sex and the City.

The new Netflix series, which was originally supposed to air on Paramount, aims to fill the void left behind by Younger, another Star show that has unfortunately delayed production and its highly-anticipated season due to the pandemic. 

Why Isn’t ‘Younger’ Season 7 Returning This Summer?

You don’t need a synopsis to gauge what Emily in Paris is going to be about — the title says it all. Emily, a 20-something marketing professional from Chicago snags a dream job in France and begins her European adventure. 

Alright, fine… here’s the official synopsis:

Emily, an ambitious twenty-something marketing executive from Chicago, unexpectedly lands her dream job in Paris when her company acquires a French luxury marketing company — and she is tasked with revamping their social media strategy. Emily’s new life in Paris is filled with intoxicating adventures and surprising challenges as she juggles winning over her work colleagues, making friends, and navigating new romances. 

The show will not only fill the void of many other bold babe shows that are currently on hiatus but since the entire series was filmed on location in Paris, it’ll also fill that travel void while likely providing travel inspiration for when the world opens back up again. 

If you’ve ever tuned in to any of Star’s shows, you know that in addition to powerful female leads that are career-oriented and rely on their friends to navigate life, the characters are also trendy and stylish boasting some of the best designer pieces and giving you plenty of fashion inspo in case you’re looking for a closet revamp or maybe to invest in some staple pieces. 

Lily Collins, who will step into Emily’s pumps, is already embracing the fashion-aspect by channeling her inner Carrie Bradshaw on Twitter. 

Collins not only stars as the titular character, but she’ll also serve as a producer on the series. She posted a still from the series on Instagram saying that the series comes at the perfect time as she’s missing “friends, working, traveling, and especially Paris.”

Broadway’s Ashley Park will star as Mindy Chen, also a 20-something navigating life in Paris who becomes Emily’s confidant, while Kate Walsh stars as Emily’s co-worker from Chicago. 

Even without watching the series, I know that my biggest complaint will be that the episodes are only a half-hour each, which has been everyone’s biggest gripe when it comes to Younger.

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Today marks the last day of filming in Paris. I cannot believe my time here as Emily is over but I know it won’t be the last. I am eternally grateful for the entire @emilyinparis cast and crew for making this adventure pure magic. It has been the experience of a lifetime and I will never ever forget it. Playing Emily these past 64 days has brought me such happiness. I’m beyond proud of what we’ve created and I cannot wait to share her journey with you all. Merci @starmandarren for giving me this opportunity. Paris truly has changed me forever. I may have one more city to go until I am officially finished but I am so sad to bid adieu to this city of love. You’ve certainly filled up my heart in more ways than I could have ever imagined…

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The first season of Emily in Paris will consist of 10 episodes debuting this fall, so while there is no exact date, I’d keep my eye out on a September or October addition to the streaming service! 


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