The 100: Season 5 (2018)



Critic Consensus: Five years in, The 100 manages to top itself once again with an audacious, addicting season.


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Air date: Apr 24, 2018
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More than six years have passed since Praimfaya has ravaged the planet and killed most of the human race. As Clarke waits to hear from the group on the Ark, or in the bunker, a prison ship drops from the sky. Are they friend or foe? And what do they want?


Bob Morley
as Bellamy Blake
Eliza Taylor
as Clarke Griffin
Henry Ian Cusick
as Councillor Kane
Isaiah Washington
as Chancellor Jaha
Kelly Hu
as Callie "Cece" Cartwig
Marie Avgeropoulos
as Octavia Blake
Paige Turco
as Councillor Abigail Griffin
Thomas McDonell
as Finn Collins
Lindsey Morgan
as Raven Reyes
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Critic Reviews for The 100 Season 5

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1)

The sheer audacity of The 100 might be its most entertaining aspect.

Aug 10, 2018 | Full Review…

The 100 has always loved to try and shock its audience and what could be more shocking at this point then our abused and cynical characters to reach to hope?

Aug 8, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

The 100 always does a good job of showing how everyone has their reasons for fighting and killing.

Jun 21, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

We're just consumed with worry over our dear Kane.

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

It's no wonder why Bellamy isn't thrilled about leaving the safety of her ship.

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

The Season 5 premiere opened the door for all the different groups that are scattered across the Earth (and space), introducing them all to us once again before things become even more complicated.

Jun 14, 2018 | Rating: 4.9/5 | Full Review…

It is downright bananas how drastically The 100 manages to upend itself year after year.

May 29, 2018 | Full Review…

If anything, the season 5 premiere proved that time jumps can offer more than just intrigue as to what transpired since the characters were last seen.

Apr 26, 2018 | Full Review…

For the first time, Clarke has the space to contemplate what it means for her fight to be over.

Apr 25, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

It's a bold choice, but one that's bolstered by the cleansing nature of last season's finale.

Apr 25, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for The 100: Season 5

Actually my favourite season out of all of them! Ecspicpially the complicated relationship between Bellamy and Octavia is intersting and sad

This season felt like a comeback for many reasons. The show visit's it's roots and we got the fair share of flashbacks as well. The acting is getting better every season, bringing more emotional value to the table. The emotional scenes don't feel forced anymore, and the tension ones come naturally due to the origin of the series. The directing was good except for two of it's biggest factors: cinematography was total junk sometimes with the weird angles where the viewer could not make out what was really happening, and the shaky cam style only got things worse; plus the overly simplistic writing and cheesy one liners is betting from bad to repetitive and generic. Besides this the environment detail grew very well, and this creates immersion and enjoyment. The plot's unfolding in an interesting and intense fashion and creates some interesting twists and turns in the characters motivation and moral limits, which for the general viewers feels realistic and reliable. Overall this is a good series in a good TV series, which had some monotonous previous seasons. Also the message is still solid and there beneath all the good and bad, and shows how far humanity can stray from itself just for surviving. (The visual effects still suck)

I'm not sure why the critics are praising this season. I felt the start of the season was exceptionally strong. By upending the setting and throwing out all that we knew and were familiar with; Clarke struggling with being the only survivor on Earth, the "Lord of the Flies" setting underground, and then the starving and bored crew that escaped to space. This was TV genius and how to start a new season with a bang. But then the rag-tag group of space prisoners come to Earth and once again a war breaks out over leadership and land. Yawn. It's stuff we have seen over and over in this show and it's really lazy writing, like someone thought "We need some action, let's start a war again". I'm about ready with give up on The 100 if they keep recycling the same story lines. This show is at its strongest when it focuses on its post-apocalyptic sci-fi roots instead of eroding into yet another mindless action-fest.

Bad CGI, uncatchy and nonbounded stories, stupied character backgrounds. Definetely waste of time

Decent show but pretty unrealistic in many different ways.

Excellent season, especially finale

New season is a complete let down. They seem to have gotten rid of characterisation and logic in favour of plot twists and weird science. I will not be watching the new season


Amazing series, great storytelling, and compelling characters. This is sci-fi at its best.

Omg blown away by season 5. Usually series get worse but this is the best. The last episode is so good. Never read the books so was surprised!

Amazing Show, Characters, and a phenomenal cast!

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