The 5 Best Moments from ‘The 100’ Season 3 Premiere

(Image Credit: The CW)

(Image Credit: The CW)

Finally, my friends. After an incredibly long hiatus (that we felt would never end), The 100 has returned for Season 3 and can we just say AWESOME! With all of the characters we love, feels we desire, and badass we deserve, it’s undeniable that this newest installment is going to be better than ever.

Because we’re so excited for The 100’s return, we couldn’t wait to share with you all some of the top moments from the Season 3 premiere. (And trust us, it was hard to narrow it down to just five.)

These moments are free of major spoilers, but if you haven’t seen the episode yet, proceed with caution.

  1. Carpool Karaoke

One, is it not totally awesome that the Arkers (Arkadians?) now have a vehicle? And what makes Rover One even better is the iPod hookup. Obviously Jasper and the rest of our favorite hundred look super adorable rocking out to a really great song, but what’s really awesome is how happy they all look. Granted, we all know it’s going to be short lived. But we need to take these things when we get them! (Bonus: Grumpy Bellamy looking sheepish, because why not?)

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  1. Tarzan – er, Clarke?

Okay, as if Clarke wasn’t already someone to admire, can we please talk about her leap from a tree onto a panther?! And subsequent wrestling match with said panther. Sure, this was a moment everyone had seen in previews for Season 3 before, but there was just something about watching in the episode as a whole. Clarke can add Queen of the Forest to her repertoire, if you ask me.

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  1. Jasper, meet Crazy Eyes

Our poor, poor Jasper. After Maya’s death at the hands of Clarke last season, something in this poor kid is broken. And nothing makes that more clear than his run-in with the Ice Nation. When someone starts to slit your throat, you’re generally not supposed to smile, right? How about we just sober Jasper up, get his friendship with Monty back on track, shove the goggles on his head, and MAKE EVERYTHING BETTER AGAIN, OKAY?

  1. Shawn Mendes doesn’t just sing?!

Truth time, I was skeptical of Shawn Mendes showing up on The 100 because I couldn’t figure out his purpose. But then he throws a punch like a total stud after Jasper very rudely interrupts his incredibly fitting-for-the-moment song and I can’t help but think “Okay, Mendes. You can totally stay.” Plus, he really does have a nice voice. Let’s keep him.

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  1. THE PREVIEW FOR NEXT WEEK!

So as awesome (I’m saying that a lot, but that’s because it’s necessary) as Episode 1 was, Episode 2 of The 100 looks like it’s going to be even better. Whenever something starts out with war drums, you know things are bound to get interesting. And our blonde Clarke is going to be back (not that she wasn’t rocking that red hair), apparently with all of her fiery spirit that made her such a great character and heroine from the very beginning.

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Bonus Moment: Sweaty and shirtless Bellamy and Lincoln

This is a judgment-free zone, people. And we’re allowed to ogle the very good-looking boys on this show from time to time. It’s like handing us cake on a silver platter. Of course we’re going to dig in!

So there were so many more moments we could have mentioned (Linctavia, Clarke’s sexy times, that ending), but we want to hear what you thought of the episode! Are you excited for Season 3 of The 100? What moments can’t you get out of your head? Let us know in the comments below! And make sure to tune in Thursdays at 9 p.m. on The CW for all new episodes of The 100.

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Our 5 Most Anticipated Winter TV Premieres

(Image Credit: HBO)

(Image Credit: HBO)

The holidays are over and all the good parts about winter – time off school or work and a justification for eating cookies & drinking gingerbread lattes every day – are sadly behind you. All that stretches ahead are a few long months of winter, which could be pretty depressing if you’re not into cold days and short hours of sunlight. Fortunately, there is some consolation: this winter is a great time for TV! You may not feel like getting out much, but you don’t have to with so much TV to watch! Check out our top 5 picks for TV shows debuting new seasons this winter:

(Image Credit: The CW)

(Image Credit: The CW)

The 100 (1/21 @ 9pm EST on The CW)

This is not the first time we’ve waxed poetic about the virtues of The 100 here at TDQ. (Check out our Top 5 Reasons You Should Be Watching The 100.) If you haven’t seen the show before, binge seasons 1 and 2 on Netflix immediately so you can enjoy the season 3 premiere. Once you get through the first few episodes (which are admittedly a bit…teenager show-y) The 100 finds its footing and you will be HOOKED. The show is sort of a YA Battlestar Galactica, with layered characters grappling with difficult choices, and it’s never predictable. Don’t count it out just because it’s on The CW – it’s hardcore!

(Image Credit: TV Land)

(Image Credit: TV Land)

Younger (1/13 @ 10pm EST on TV Land)

This show is a bit off the radar since it airs on TV Land, but I recently caught the New Year’s marathon of season 1 and plowed through the entire season in a few days. Series creator Darren Star is known for Sex and the City, and there is definitely a similar vibe to this show, though it is certainly less scandalous. The show stars Sutton Foster as a 40-year-old trying to pass as a 26-year-old to get back in the workforce, and it’s both funny and poignant.

(Image Credit: ABC Family/Freeform)

(Image Credit: ABC Family/Freeform)

Pretty Little Liars (1/12 @ 8pm EST on ABC Family/Freeform)

I can’t, in good conscience, say that Pretty Little Liars is a good show, exactly…but it is an entertaining one. If nothing else it has ridiculous moments (like the dramatic chickpeas) to look forward to, and after years of investment in this story, I’m curious to see where the Liars are after the much talked about 5 year time jump. There’s basically a 100% chance I will never make sense of the plot of this show, but at this point the Liars feel like old friends – it’s still fun to visit with them every week, even if nothing makes sense!

(Image Credit: ABC)

(Image Credit: ABC)

Marvel’s Agent Carter (1/19 @ 9pm EST on ABC)

While Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has barely held my attention over the past two seasons, last year’s Agent Carter miniseries was everything S.H.I.E.L.D. wants to be but can never seem to manage: A strong, resourceful female protagonist who is actually likable, a great mix of action, suspense, and humor, and a story simple enough to follow but complex enough to keep things interesting. The general lack of superhuman abilities and the retro setting also give Agent Carter a unique place in the Marvel universe. I look forward to another adventure with Peggy Carter this year!

(Image Credit: HBO)

(Image Credit: HBO)

Girls (2/21 @ 10pm EST on HBO)

Hannah Horvath the sort of character you either love or love to hate, but you have to admit she’s always interesting, particularly when you throw in her equally polarizing group of friends. Girls is entertaining because it simultaneously empathizes with and pokes fun at the millennial culture it portrays. You can watch it and relate to it, or you can watch it and feel good about the fact that you can’t relate to it. It’s hard to say what season 5 has in store for Hannah and her crew, but I know I will be disappointed if Adam’s lines aren’t immediately turned into Kylo Ren memes.

As a bonus, if you’re in the market to check out a new show this winter, give SyFy’s The Magicians a try. Debuting 1/25 at 10pm EST, it’s based on the popular fantasy book series by Lev Grossman, and it has the potential to be amazing!

The days my be short and cold, but I promise you’re in for comfy, entertaining evenings on the couch with these winter premieres!

Top 5 Reasons You Should be Watching ‘The 100’

THE 100 (Image Credit: The CW)

THE 100 (Image Credit: The CW)

Every summer, I end up binge-watching a new show. Now most of the time, I get obsessed for a couple of seasons, and then my interest dies with a sudden and complete lack of caring. (Sorry, Sons of Anarchy.) But not this summer, people. This summer, I’ve discovered The 100. Continue reading

What We’ve Been Watching: August 2015

THE 100 (Image Credit: The CW)

THE 100 (Image Credit: The CW)

Here at The Daily Quirk we don’t just write about television- we watch it too… and lots of it! Check back each month to find out which shows have us laughing, crying and glued to our screens! Continue reading

Book Review: ‘Homecoming’ by Kass Morgan

HomecomingIf you’re a fan of the first two books in the The 100 series by Kass Morgan, or if you’ve caught any episodes of the TV adaptation on the CW, I have good news: book three in the series, Homecoming, is now available.

The story picks up right where Day 21, the second book in the series, left off. Clarke, Bellamy, Wells, and Octavia, along with their new friend Sasha, have been on Earth for several weeks, but dropships carrying the remaining citizens from the Colony (including Glass and Luke) are crash landing as the book begins. Without giving too much away, the characters all face difficult challenges as the Colonists try to reestablish society on their “new” planet.

The first two books in the series end with some pretty wicked cliffhangers. In Homecoming, we finally get a sense of closure when the novel ends, but Morgan leaves enough up in the air that another book wouldn’t be out of the question. With the popularity of the TV adaptation and the success of the book series, I wouldn’t be surprised to see another installment or a spin-off series focusing on some new characters.

One of my favorite things about this book was the strong female characters. It seems like in a lot of YA lit, the female characters leave a lot to be desired. Even when they appear to be assertive and capable, they often take a backseat to the male characters. In Homecoming, however, the ladies are smart, independent and take-charge. When the dropship crash lands on Earth, Clarke immediately rushes to help the wounded. She turns out to be a very capable medic, and she balances her relationship with Bellamy with the work she feels called to do. And he respects her strengths and doesn’t try to stand in her way! It’s pretty great.

Romance is a major factor in this installment of the series. There are several love stories going on throughout the course of the book. We get to see more of some fan-favorite couples (Bellarke!) and watch other romances bloom and grow.

There are still plenty of twists and turns to keep you on your toes. In typical fashion, Morgan is not afraid to break some hearts, and no character is safe. Each character faces the dangers of Earth, the violent Earthborn factions, and the evil Vice Chancellor. Honestly, this book has something for everyone.

I’d definitely recommend this series for fans of dystopian young adult fiction. If you enjoyed The Hunger Games or Divergent, then the The 100 series (and its newest installment, Homecoming) are probably right up your alley. Fans of books that pull you in and keep you on the edge of your seat will definitely want to check this one out.

Devon Bostick at the premiere of SMALL TIME (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with Actor Devon Bostick

Devon Bostick at the premiere of SMALL TIME (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

Devon Bostick at the premiere of SMALL TIME (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

In Small Time, recent high school graduate Freddy Klein (Devon Bostick), decides college isn’t in the cards for him. Instead, he goes to work with his Dad (Christopher Meloni) at a used car lot and decides to live with him for the first time since childhood. As Freddy learns the family business, both he and his father begin a journey of growth and awareness in this moving look at a father-son relationship.

The Daily Quirk caught up with actor Devon Bostick on the red carpet at the premiere of Small Time at Cinequest Film Festival to talk about his experience in the coming-of-age story, working with “old seasoned pros” like Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Joel Surnow (co-creator of 24) and Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) and his role as Jasper in The CW’s The 100. Watch the exclusive interview below!

Reporting by Ashley Bulayo | Production by Grant Raun | Written Content by Sara Katherine Johnson | Camera by Franko-Niko Valencia (Freelance)

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An Interview with ‘The 100’ Author Kass Morgan

Kass Morgan (Image Credit: Michael Bisberg)

Kass Morgan (Image Credit: Michael Bisberg)

Have you seen the exciting previews for The CW’s new science fiction series, The 100? The action-packed TV spots promise adventure, mystery, and a new twist on teen drama wrapped up in an engaging premise: one hundred teenage delinquents of the future are sent to Earth to establish its safety for re-colonization after a nuclear catastrophe left it barren and unlivable. But did you realize that this epic series is actually inspired by a book series of the same name, written by Kass Morgan?

While Morgan began her career in publishing as an editor (which she still continues to do when she’s not writing), she recently leapt into the exciting world of novel-writing with the first book in The 100 series. With the premiere of The 100 TV series on the horizon and Day 21, the second The 100 novel, in progress, The Daily Quirk is thrilled that Morgan found the time to chat with us about her books, what it’s like seeing them come to life on TV, and what to expect from Day 21. Continue reading

The 100 (Image Credit: Kass Morgan)

Book Giveaway: Win Kass Morgan’s ‘The 100’ on paperback!

The 100 (Image Credit: Kass Morgan)

The 100 (Image Credit: Kass Morgan)

Kass Morgan’s The 100 is a fast-paced science fiction adventure about a group of teenage delinquents who get sent to a post-apocalyptic Earth to test whether it is inhabitable for future generations. Told from four different points of view, The 100 delves into the background of each character while simultaneously telling a story of survival, suspense, and yes, a bit of romance.

The CW has adapted The 100 for television, and while you may not have time to catch up on reading the book before the TV series premieres on March 19th, how about a compromise? The Daily Quirk is excited to present a giveaway of the new paperback release of The 100, featuring a special new TV show tie-in cover! Continue reading

Eliza Taylor as Clarke Griffin in THE 100 (Image Credit: The CW)

‘The 100’ is set to invade Earth…and The CW!

Eliza Taylor as Clarke Griffin in THE 100 (Image Credit: The CW)

Eliza Taylor as Clarke Griffin in THE 100 (Image Credit: The CW)

When a major network like The CW picks up a series based on a book that hasn’t even been released to the public yet, you just know they’re onto something sure to be great. In January 2013, The CW announced that it had picked up the series The 100, months before the book by Kass Morgan would even hit shelves. The following September, the book was released and was eaten up by readers anxious to get their hands on a story that would deliver the same drama and suspense similar to series such as The Hunger Games and Divergent. Now readers are anxiously waiting to see the book brought to life in the show’s premiere on Wednesday, March 19 at 9 p.m. Read on to learn more! Continue reading

The 100 Cocktail (Image Credit: La Dolce Vita)

The 100 Cocktail Recipe by La Dolce Vita

The 100 Cocktail (Image Credit: La Dolce Vita)

The 100 Cocktail (Image Credit: La Dolce Vita)

Who says you have to drink green beer to celebrate St. Patty’s Day? While everyone else is chasing Irish Car Bombs and throwing back Guinness, why not sip on something a little lighter with a lot of class? The quintessential Beverly Hills restaurant, La Dolce Vita, has the perfect option- The 100 Cocktail! Made with Stoli 100 Proof Vodka, Lemon and Champagne, The 100 Cocktail will leave you feeling like you found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Try shaking up this refreshing option this weekend! Continue reading