“The 100” – Is it Worth the Watch?

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Riley Roth, Journalist

Is the television series “The 100” worth watching? My answer is yes! This riveting seven season series on Netflix directed by Jason Rothenberg is nothing short of spectacular.

 

This sci-fi show is jam packed with action, adventure, and mystery. The first season is set 97 years after a nuclear war wiped out almost all life on Earth. A space station called “the Ark” held humanity’s lone survivors of the catastrophe. When the life-support systems began to fail, the leaders only had one more solution to save the human race, the ground. They sent 100 teenage juvenile delinquents to the ground to see if it was survivable. Upon arrival, they discovered that Earth was very different from what they had been taught. The 100 had to learn how to handle the challenges that were thrown at them and adapt to their new home as they had quickly figured out they weren’t alone. Those who survived that weren’t apart of the 100 were labeled grounders and they were non to pleased to find space people on their territory. 

 

 

The 100 follows the perspectives of the numerous main characters. This includes Eliza Taylor as Clarke Griffin, Bob Morley as Bellamy Blake, Marie Avgeropoulos as Octavia Blake, Linsey Morgan as the role of Raven Reyes, Richard Harmon cast as John Murphy, and many more. 

 

Throughout the show I was constantly on the edge of my seat. The first three seasons are absolutely incredible because of the storyline, but unfortunately it goes a bit downhill from there. After the third season, the plot becomes very complicated and quite confusing. It leans more towards fantastical realm instead of realistic fiction. Overall, The 100 is an extraordinary series and it helped me keep my sanity during quarantine.