A friend suggested I check out The 100 – a sci-fi television series on the CW.  The show started in 2014 and I had never even heard of it.  I figured “what the heck” I’ll give it a try.

The premise: 97 years after we have all but destroyed the earth through nuclear war etc. and the only survivors are 4,000 people living in space station, they decide to send down people to the planet to see if it is survivable.  They choose 100 young people previously convicted of crimes to be the guinea pigs.

I almost didn’t stick with the show because the first few episodes focused so much on romances, breakups and young adult angst that it seemed like a spin-off of those horrible Twilight films.  In addition though, it has a serious Battlestar Galactica feel too.  In fact, there was enough sci-fi and action to give it a chance.  Boy, am I glad I did.

I am in season two now and the story has gotten much more interesting, intense and original.  This is a good series.

the-100The show is gritty and the cast is very talented.  Give this one a look.

Chris Doelle