I’m so late to the game, but i’m addicted to Star Trek Online. For a game that’s been kicking around for around seven years, it seems to be going strong as ever. I really didn’t get into it until late last year when it was ported to Xbox One. It showed up briefly on the Mac for a while, but it was plagued by bugs and crashes so much, I’m guessing the developers felt there wasn’t enough players on MacOS to warrant the time it would take the to fix and update. I tried it on the Mac but couldn’t really get into it. Expand
I don’t know how I found this youtube channel, but having a real lawyer reveal TV lawyering and point out how ridiculous it is, is pure brilliance. The two episodes dealing with It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s “The Cereal Defends” and “McPoyle vs. Ponderosa” is enough to get you hooked. Just watch my dude try to figure out what the hell ‘Bird Law’ is. 🤣🤣🤣
Like everyone else, I have a few tv shows that serve no other purpose but to fulfill that cheesy/campy part of entertainment. I have a few that I might be a little embarrassed to admit that I watch.. and most of them seem to be on the CW (Vampire Diaries, The Originals.. oh, and Supernatural.. which is also on The CW, but not an embarrassment.. i’m just saying’…). When it debuted, I counted The 100 as one of the cheesy shows that I didn’t watch religiously. It basically stayed on my peripheral watchlist for when nothing else was on. It was yet another one of The CW’s (formally The WB and UPN) formulaic creations of ‘Pretty People with Problems’. Along with other shows like The Tomorrow People, Star-Crossed, and The Secret Circle, this show, about the survivors of the nuclear apocalypse on a space station just sounded like another one of their templated processes of filling out a plot MEME and then plugging in multi-colored hot young adults with a sprinkling of middle-agers who use to be young hot adults.
But something happen during the second season. The creators/writers of the show seemed to be doing an excellent job of world building (expanding the shows universe). Similar to The Walking Dead, they seem to nicely expand the world of The 100 to build and then redefine their status quo almost every few episodes. We went from 100 youngsters stranded on Earth trying to survive, to becoming entangled in politics, and life or death struggles with multiple societies already thriving on the post-apocalypse Earth.
But what really shines through is the writing. Season 1 was a nice self-contained plot thread that moved the story forward. Season 2 seemed to expand the world, almost to the point of spinning out of control. There were a lot of plot branches that seemed to be leading nowhere, and character focuses that made not sense. Now, at the halfway mark of Season 3, all these dangling plot threads have been brought together in a way I might even say is.. Brilliant (Yes, i just used the word ‘brilliant’ describing a CW show). With the death of a VERY POPULAR character, yet another status quo change is on the horizon. And now, The 100 is slowly creeped up on my must see tv list.
For two seasons, the refugees of The 100 sent to Earth have been at war. First with themselves, then with the Grounders, and finally with Mount Weather. Many have lost their lives along the way. All have lost their innocence. They have learned the hard way that in the fight for survival, there are no heroes and no villains. There is only the living and the dead. But now the war is over. The battle against Mount Weather has been won. The prisoners have returned home to a world seemingly at peace, but can they find peace within themselves after what they had to do to escape? And is there more to life than just surviving? Unfortunately, their newfound sense of normalcy will be short-lived, and their lives will be changed forever, as threats both old and new test their loyalties, push them past their limits, and make them question what it truly means to be human. First, they fought to survive. Then, they fought for their friends. Now, they will fight for the human race.