Reviewing the TV Series The 100: You Either Love It or Hate It

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Sophia Robertson, Editor-in-Chief

The 100 is a sci-fi series on Netflix that just released season seven, the final season. With 100 total episodes, this show is packed with action and drama. The show stars Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Richard Harmon, Devon Bostick, and many others. 

Rotten Tomatoes provides a summary of the show: “When nuclear Armageddon destroys civilization on Earth, the only survivors are those on the 12 international space stations in orbit at the time. Three generations later, the 4,000 survivors living on a space ark of linked stations see their resources dwindle and face draconian measures established to ensure humanity’s future. Desperately looking for a solution, the ark’s leaders send 100 juvenile prisoners back to the planet to test its habitability. Having always lived in space, the exiles find the planet fascinating and terrifying, but with the fate of the human race in their hands, they must forge a path into the unknown.” What this summary fails to include is the impeccable character development throughout the seasons. While some characters are killed off the show, most characters are developed well. Monty Green and Lincoln are only two of the characters that are nearly impossible to dislike.

Personally, I’m a huge fan of the show; however, many of my friends cannot get through the first season. While I will admit that the first season is a bit cheesy at times, the next few seasons are addictive. The acting improves as the show progresses, and the storyline is captivating. Unfortunately, the final few seasons are somewhat confusing due to the bizarre events taking place. Even so, I recommend watching the entire series, especially for those who enjoy sci-fi. The books that the show is based on can be purchased from Barnes and Noble and Amazon. While I have not read them yet, I’ve heard that the books are very different from the show. The novels are described by Google Books as “The Hunger Games meet[ing] Lost.” If the books are as good as the series, you won’t be disappointed. 

 

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