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The 100

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Poster for The 100

The 100 is a post-apocalyptic show based on the book written by Kass Morgan. The series is set 97 years after a devastating nuclear war wiped out almost all life on Earth. The only known survivors now live in a single massive station named « The Ark », where about 2,400 people living under the leadership of Chancellor Jaha. In order to know if Earth is habitable again, 100 juvenile prisoners are sent down on the ground. They are meant to find refuge and supplies at the old military installation in Mount Weather. However, they have landed a far distance from it and soon face other problems. Confronting both the wonders and the dangers of this rugged new world, they struggle to form a tentative community.

The show delivers an interesting point of view about how life on Earth could suddenly end because of nuclear conflicts, and how hard life would be if it really happened. Since the Ark is a place where any crime is condemned by death, the viewer can feel the desire for independence and freedom of the 100 teenagers sent on Earth. However, every short moment of happiness delivered in the show is instantly interrupted by awful situations (no spoilers here). Down on Earth, the “survival of the fittest” couldn’t be truer, and the fact that the teenagers have to put aside their differences to work together is really fascinating, because the transition isn’t immediate, and we see how the group evolves through time.

The main characters are really charismatic, and the greatest prowess of the show is that the notion of Manichaeism is almost totally absent: we can’t determine if a character is the good or the bad guy, since survival on Earth (and on the Ark) is only a matter of unbearable dilemmas.

To summarize, The 100 is a great show if you are a fan of post-apocalyptic series. The characters are appealing and very charismatic, and that’s why the show is so emotionally exhausting, since every choice our heroes have to make will have severe consequences. The concept is awesome and the series has only lasted 2 seasons for the moment (a third season is being prepared).

Erwann DEPAEUW

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Main cast of the show

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One scene of the show

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Chuck !

If you want action, romance and a good laugh, check out Chuck !

chuck

Very few series are able to combine perfect action scenes with romantic and even funny scenes. Well, Chuck is one of them!

The TV show tells a tale of a nerd, Chuck Bartowski, who discovers all the USA’s state secrets because of a former friend of his who turns out to be a spy. Obviously, the secrets he now knows are extremely important and that’s why the CIA and the NSA both send their best agents: Sarah Walker (CIA) and John Casey (NSA) in order to protect Chuck and the Intersect (the name of the computer, which downloaded the State secrets into Chuck’s mind). Together, they save the world several times during exciting missions while Chuck also protects his family from his second life as a spy.

Most of all, Chuck is a comedy but also an action show. Some scenes are hilarious thanks to the great casting. Chuck (played by Zachary Levi) is really appealing and funny. His best friend Morgan (played by Joshua Gomez) keeps teaching us how to be a good friend while being uproarious. Even though Sarah and John (played by Yvonne Strahovski and Adam Baldwin) are supposed to be stone cold, we always manage to find some touching sides of their personalities, which is really enjoyable. What’s more, the show features some really good songs (like Don’t look back in anger – Oasis or hallengers – The New Pornographers…), which totally fit with the specific mood of each episode.

To sum up, Chuck is an exceptional show that needs to be viewed if you ever wanna have a good laugh. The cast is great, the music presented is exceptional and the series isn’t a basic comedy. It manages to ally an action aspect with some romantic elements and a funny background. The show doesn’t hesitate to use and abuse (for our own sake) cultural references much to the many viewers.

 

 

Erwann Depaeuw

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