Here we are with round #2 of The 100. I still haven’t watched any of the television series, but I did discover that I will indeed sell myself out and read the next book in a series if I’m offered the chance to do so for free. I’m such a cheap date : (
The world building from Book 1 is complete (and by complete I mean the “new world” is getting close to being on the dunzo list) and our pilgrims are settling in to life in the Hills of Virginny. Most importantly, though, people are making out.
Like seriously making out.
You’d think with only 100 original colonists there would be a problem of finding so much strange to lock lips with, but these kids are proving there’s always someone kissable. Especially in a crisis. Missing sister? You should probably make out with someone.
Friend just took an arrow through the throat? You know what would help ease your pain? A solid make-out session.
You betrayed your bestie/boyfriend/family/whoever before you came to Earth? Who cares! You know what the world needs? More kissing!!!!
You might all be dying of radiation poisoning? I know what’ll cure that!
What else should I have expected when it was revealed the “theme” song for the past bazillion centuries has been Belinda Carlisle’s Heaven is a Place on Earth?
“When you walk into the room
You pull me close and we start to move
And we're spinnin' with the stars above
And you lift me up in a wave of love
Ooh, baby, do you know what that's worth ?
Ooh, heaven is a place on earth
They say in heaven love comes first
We'll make heaven a place on earth
Ooh, heaven is a place on earth”
I mean, this is so bad it’s somehow good.
Now, to the credit of the writers, tv producers, and whoever else is responsible for this series – I get that I’m not your target demographic. And while I don’t think I’ll ever end up getting on the old Hulu or Netflix in order to find previous episodes, I can see how the show could be super popular and I'll admit that the books do have a lot of action (and not just of the tongue variety). I assume this pony will be ridden long past its demise and the books will continue to be churned out at an inhuman pace (much like with The Vampire Diaries). To quote a television show I do watch religiously:
“Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro in “Butte Fockers”! *sighs* Yeah, that’s right. “Butte Fockers”. As long as you keep paying to watch we’ll keep farting ‘em out."
So go ‘head Kass Morgan, go ‘head get down. Heck, I might even keep reading – and I can guar-an-tee I’d be tuning in to watch the show if your “100” looked a little something more like this:
ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.