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16 Impactful LGBTQ+ Characters

These are characters who discovered their sexuality on screen or who have always been comfortable with who they’ve been; characters who find pride in who they are, even if it takes some time; characters who find love; characters who find acceptance from those who matter most, including themselves; characters whose sexuality is a part of who they are but is not their defining trait; and characters who received the happy ending they deserve.

Steps have been taken in the right direction in recent years to showcase the stories of LGBTQ+ individuals and their relationships on television, in movies, and in books, and the list that follows is some of the characters who are leading the charge.

How Streaming Platforms Have Changed the World of TV

Moving to Amazon is the best thing that could happen to The in terms of quality. Amazon is going to throw money at the production of this show, so expect Season 4 to look even better, if that’s possible! Don’t get me wrong, Syfy does an amazing job with the budget and limitations it has for its shows; I can’t wait for Wynonna Earp to come back, for one. At the same time, I feel that networks have got to get with the times and change up the way they do things or they will be left in the dust by all the streaming platforms, with unlimited budgets and risk taking. But the good news is it looks like they are finally learning.

We live in what’s been coined as “The golden age of TV.” And this season of saves is proof as to what makes this such a true statement.

Don't Give Up On Syfy, Guys

I saw the same thing happen when news of The Expanse’s cancellation came out. There was the usual disappointment, sadness, and mourning I’ve come to expect. But there was also a stream of people swearing off Syfy entirely for the infraction, which brings me to the entire point of writing this up:

Don’t give up on Syfy, guys.

Bellamy and Clarke: A Bond that Transcends

In the hollowed-out heart of the last remaining fragment of the spaceship he grew up on, Bellamy Blake sucks oxygen into his battered lungs, wraps his hand around a bottle of liquor that has long been empty, looks down at the firestained Earth, and thinks of the girl who died down there so that he could live, up here.

Thelonious Jaha: The Leader and The Giver

I, like many, had an inkling of an idea that Thelonious Jaha was likely going to die in Season 5 of The 100, thanks to some not very vague tweets from his actor, Isaiah Washington, during the beginning stages of filming, but I still wasn’t prepared to lose him tonight. Jaha has been a very polarizing character for the past five seasons; most people seem to avidly hate him, but I’ve always been a fan and this episode, his final, cemented all the reasons why.

Why I’m Ready for Octavia to Finally be the Villain

The 100 isn’t afraid to place their characters into conflicting situations, forcing them to make difficult choices over and over again. It’s a core theme of the show — good guys, bad guys, and whether they truly exist; whether or not the world is a perpetual grey area with no white or black. Over the course of four seasons and heading into a fifth, we’ve seen everyone climb through the hoops of character development, facing their consequences and making decisions both good and bad. The 100 is a character driven show for sure, with one major exception: Octavia Blake.

5 Hopes for Raven Reyes in Season 5 of 'The 100'

I started watching The 100 in 2014, and was immediately captivated by the unpredictable plot and the flawed characters. I have loved Raven Reyes since her first scene in 1x02; I was enamored by her strength, intelligence, and quick wit. She has gone through so many trials and tribulations and has always overcome them. In the dawn before Season 5, I have several hopes for her character in the season to come.  

15 Things We’re Excited For in ‘The 100’ Season 5

It's been nearly 11 months since the Season 4 finale of The 100 aired, leaving fans of the show waiting in anticipation to see what would happen next. Throughout hiatus, and especially over the last couple of weeks, promotional material has been dropped in the form of conventions, interviews, trailers, promotional images, and screeners, giving us a better idea of what to expect out of the new season. 

With only 5 days remaining until the Season 5 premiere, here are 15 things we're most excited for.

What Generation Z Can Learn from the Baudelaire Orphans

Chaos, deceit, neglect, wild appearances, absurd circumstances, and the feeling that there’s no one in charge. Am I describing A Series of Unfortunate Events or America’s political climate? The second season of the show premiered on Netflix at the end of March, and I couldn’t help but notice the striking similarities. A major theme in the series has always been the ways that adults fail children, and that they often have to rely on their own ingenuity to problem solve, survive, and find purpose. The original series was written in the early 2000s, but here, nearly a year and a half into the Trump administration, the message seems more timely and apt than ever before.

15 Things We Can't Wait to See in 'The Expanse' Season 3

With season 3 of The Expanse premiering in just a few days, we (TBT writer Michaela and fellow space nerd Sarah) decided to reread the books it’s based on and come up with a list of characters and events we can’t wait to (hopefully) see! Because The Expanse is a TV series developed from a book series, those of us who have read the books know a little more of what’s coming this season than those who just watch the show, though often things are changed to either make it easier to show on television or to make storylines more concise.  Still, there are some pretty big things from the books that we’re sure they’ll keep, and as such, this article will contain some book spoilers, though we’ll keep them vague.

Candice Patton is the Hero We All Deserve

For four years, the lovely Candice Patton has graced our screens as the brave and witty reporter turned team leader, and helped solidify The Flash as the CW’s top-rated show. Thanks to Candice, we’ve entered a point in time where young Black girls finally get to see themselves as the ingenue, but that journey hasn’t been without hardship for her.