Series Review: The 100

Jason Rothenberg outdoes himself with this dark, emotional, portrayal of the post apocalyptic world of The 100…

By Katerina Flynn: @katerinaflynn1 | Image courtesy of Bonanza Productions

Executive Producer: Jason Rothenberg

Starring: Eliza Taylor, Bob Morely, Marie Avgeropoulos

No. Series: 5

No. of Episodes: 71

Rating: 4 out of 5

Adapted for television from Kass Morgan’s series of books, Jason Rothenberg’s The 100 chronicles the surviving population living on a space station running low on supplies, as they send a group of 100 delinquents down to earth to determine whether it might still be habitable. Very few shows manage to do what is achieved in The 100, pushing the boundaries of moral compromise in a way that feels legitimately difficult.

While the show has been labeled as sci-fi, it satisfies those who enjoy horror and romance. There’s even a few stand alone humorous parts during the series, that make the dark and dreary world of The 100 feel that much more human.

The first season may seem like a slow starter, with the main characters (understandably) running around like headless chickens, but  the pace soon picks up, with many other story lines being weaved around the main arc, leaving the audience enthralled and wanting more. The character progression is unlike any other TV show; with many villains becoming heroes, and the moral compass of the ‘’good’’ guys constantly spinning. Action-packed, with amazing CGI and battle scenes, it’s definitely a show that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

”I’m more excited for the new season of The 100 than I am for Game Of Thrones

It isn’t just the gore and character progression that make this show truly unique and entertaining, it’s the intricately thought out, complex and  realistic portrayal of how our world would actually be if such a thing were to happen. The only reason I don’t give this show five stars is because of the slow beginning, but looking back from the latest season,  it’s clear just how much the writers have poured their heart and soul into the characters and the show.

While Game Of Thrones final season has been hyped for the last two years, I can honestly say that I’m more excited for the new season of The 100 than I am for Game Of Thrones.I love the realism, the way you see just how heart wrenching it is for the characters to make the choices they do. I’ve been watching this show since the beginning, and seeing the characters grow, has been an experience. I look forward to seeing how they survive in a new world, next season.


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