Anyone with a love for television has experienced the familiar heartbreak of loving a show ardently, only to have it cancelled and fade into the ether of lost shows.
The indignation of wanting the show to somehow survive is all the more upsetting when the show is, well really good.
Airing on the teen demographic network, The CW, a showed was aired in the beginning of the year based on a futuristic novel.
“The 100” is a story of a civilization living on a destructed and desolate Earth, and does not have the media attention that it deserves.
In a world years and years away from us, out society has broken out in a nuclear war, making the result of what is left in its wake uninhabitable. The surviving humans are descendants of astronauts that turned to space as the final frontier, creating “The Ark”.
Due to limited resources, any crime is punishable by death if you are over 18. Less than a hundred years prospering, they began to run out of air. In a last ditch effort to save lives, the government sends down 100 juvenile prisoners to test out the survivability of the abandoned desolate Earth.
In a show geared for young adults, rarely is the writing up to par with a realistic premium show. But, “The 100” is an exception. All stereotypes for regular television are broken. When you think good plot development is going to be pushed aside for campy illogical writing, something incredibly entertaining happens.
Not to mention that amongst a television community usually reserved for the white and commonly male, “The 100” has a cast full of everything you’re not getting elsewhere.
Out of the main characters, only three are white males. The story is captained by a fresh female lead. The co-anchored male lead is Filipino, many people of color are given amazing roles, a character has been recently disabled, and the plot is held by innovative rule breaking female characters.
In the fight amongst all living on Earth, “The 100” brilliantly sets up a themed tale of moral ambiguity, guilt, redemption, what people are capable of doing to each other and what humans are willing to do to survive.