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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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