Having successfully conquered lustful vampires and hooded heroes The CW has set its sights on the ever popular dystopian future with The 100. It still is too early to call it a hit but the premiere episode drew in 2.7 million viewers, making it one of the most watched shows on The CW in nearly three and a half years.
The setup behind The 100 is pretty straight forward, for 97 years the remainder of the human race has been struggling to survive on a space station called The Ark in orbit over an Earth that was ravaged by nuclear war. With resources dwindling, the ruling body of The Ark decides to send 100 juvenile delinquents to the surface to see if conditions are favorable to human life.
If you’re on the fence about jumping on The 100 bandwagon I’ve prepared a list of five reasons why you should be watching the best new show on The CW:
William Shatner Live Tweets The 100 – It’s no joke, apparently Captain Kirk loves this show so much that he live tweeted the most recent episode.
It’s Lord of the Flies meets The Hunger Games – So far they haven’t pulled any punches when it comes to injuring and/or killing people …. both on the surface and back in orbit on The Ark. In space, crimes are punishable by “floating” the offender (or in Battlestar Galactica terms “airlocking”). Meanwhile, back on Earth, the youthful settlers have found themselves in a gang mentality, leaving even the youngest criminals susceptible to mob rules.
Oh, Hi Paige Turco! – I’m not going to lie, I’ve had a thing for Paige Turco ever since she was cast as April O’Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. It’s nice to see her on screen again.
Something Survived The Nuclear Fallout – In what I’m sure will be a mystery that will be explored later in the first season humans did survive on the surface … but are they still human or have they devolved into cannibalistic neanderthals? Remember how “The Others” on LOST seemed like a real threat early on? That’s where we are at right now with the “Grounders” and it’s a lot of fun.
Eliza Taylor, Marie Avgeropoulos, & Lindsey Morgan – It wouldn’t be The CW if it weren’t full of overly attractive people in lead roles and these three ladies are ridiculous.
And with that I think I’ve stated my case …. The 100 airs Wednesday nights on The CW.