I am somewhat late talking about this show, but I just marathoned the first few episodes because I love it so much!
The 100 is a fairly new CW dystopian, science-fiction show. It is based on the “the Hundred” book series by Kass Morgan, which I am afraid I can’t tell you much about, because I haven’t read it. Had I known about the books beforehand, I might have taken a look into it, but now that I am so intrigued by the TV show, I don’t want to ruin it. So, in case you have read the book, I’d love to hear your opinion!
For everyone who has no idea what it’s about, here a little summary:
After the earth has been pretty much destoyed by nuclear warfare, humanity migrates into space and lives on an ark there. It takes them a whole of 97 years to send someone back on the planet, to check whether the surface of the planet is habitable again. But they don’t just send anyone, they send all the underage prisoners that live on the ark. And yes, there are a total of 100 prisoners.
From then on the story is divided into two main parts. One plays on the ark, where they are slowly but surely running out of air, the other one plays on earth, where a bunch of teenagers try to build a society and survive. I don’t want to give away much more than that, because otherwise it won’t be much fun to watch it.
So, now that the premise is clear, you’re probably wondering why I love it so much. That’s fairly easy to answer: the characters. There is barely anyone I am not completely fascinated by. While I will admit that the storyline on the ark bores me a little at times, I really enjoy watching the people on earth. Some of them are real criminals, others were imprisoned for no good reason and their backstories get revealed little by little. I personally love the relationship between Bellamy, the rebel leader, and his sister Octavia. But I enjoy watching Bellamy and Clarke, the moral compass of the group, even more (I’m already on team Bellarke!). But then there’s also the story with Finn and Raven and Jasper and Monty … I just like them all so very much! The cast is amazing and includes: Eliza Taylor, Marie Avgeropoulus, Thomas McDonell, Bob Morley, Eli Goree, Devon Bostick, Christopher Larkin, Lindsey Morgan, Paige Turco, Henry Ian Cusick, Isaiah Washington, …
I have an idea of where the show is headed, but I am sure they will surprise me along the way. I definitely hope that this won’t be one of the shows that get cancelled after just one season!
Have you watched the show? What do you think about it? And if you’ve seen it, participate in the poll below and tell me which character you like the most!