The 100

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Ninety-seven years ago, Earth was devastated by a nuclear apocalypse, with the only survivors being the inhabitants of orbiting space stations at the time. Three generations later, resources are running out. Taking ruthless steps to ensure their future, a group of 100 juvenile prisoners are exiled to the Earth's surface to test whether it's habitable. No one has set foot on the planet until now.
Starring
Eliza TaylorPaige TurcoThomas McDonell
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Science FictionDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Pilot
    March 18, 2014
    41min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    In the series premiere, 100 young exiles from a dying space station are sent to the planet Earth 97 years after a nuclear apocalypse to see if it's habitable.
  2. 2. Earth Skills
    March 25, 2014
    42min
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    After discovering that Jasper may still be alive, Clarke, Bellamy, Octavia, Finn and Monty set out to locate him and are shocked at what they find.
  3. 3. Earth Kills
    April 1, 2014
    42min
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    Clarke, Finn and Wells set out in search of an antibiotic to treat Jasper's wounds, when an acid fog forces them to seek shelter...and forgiveness for past crimes.
  4. 4. Murphy's Law
    April 8, 2014
    41min
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    Abby risks having herself floated in order to give Raven (recurring guest star LINDSEY MORGAN) the chance to stow-away in the escape pod bound for Earth.
  5. 5. Twilight's Last Gleaming
    April 15, 2014
    41min
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    After exposing Kane's plan to reduce the population of the Ark, Abby and Chancellor Jaha notice a signal from Earth and realize at least some of the 100 must still be alive.
  6. 6. His Sister's Keeper
    April 22, 2014
    42min
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    While Bellamy leads his crew into Grounder territory in a search for Olivia, Raven can't help but notice the deep connection between Finn and Clarke.
  7. 7. Contents Under Pressure
    April 29, 2014
    42min
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    While Clarke and Raven make contact with the Ark, Abby is removed from the council and Jaha reveals that there are not enough drop ships for everyone on the Ark.
  8. 8. Day Trip
    May 6, 2014
    42min
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    While some of the 100 accidentally eat hallucinogenic nuts, Clarke and Bellamy go on a mission to find supplies for winter and are brought closer by a terrifying event.
  9. 9. Unity Day
    May 13, 2014
    41min
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    All hell breaks loose when Clarke and Finn attempt to broker peace with the Grounders. And tragedy strikes during the Unity Day celebration on the Ark.
  10. 10. I Am Become Death
    May 20, 2014
    43min
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    Murphy returns to camp claiming to have been held captive and tortured by the Grounders, and Clarke and Bellamy have very different opinions on how to handle his return.
  11. 11. The Calm
    May 27, 2014
    42min
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    With a low food supply at camp, Clarke and Finn lead a group out to hunt for food and wind up with Finn's life in danger. Meanwhile, Raven makes Bellamy an offer he can't refuse.
  12. 12. We Are Grounders - Part I
    June 3, 2014
    42min
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    Should they stay or should they go? Those remaining o the Ark must come to terms with the inevitable. Meanwhile, Clarke and Finn find themselves facing a new enemy.
  13. 13. We Are Grounders - Part II
    June 10, 2014
    42min
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    It's the end of the world as we know it in the first season finale as the conflict on the ground comes to a head and the situation on the Ark comes to a stunning conclusion.

Bonus (3)

  1. Bonus: 2013 Comic-Con Panel
    March 3, 2014
    14min
    13+
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    Join the creators and stars of the new sci-fi drama The 100 as they preview what can be expected in this dystopian tale of 100 juvenile prisoners exiled to earth 100 years after a nuclear apocalypse.
  2. Bonus: Pilot Promo
    March 3, 2014
    2min
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    English [CC]
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    Sneak peek of the dystopian drama of 100 juvenile prisoners exiled to earth 100 years after a nuclear apocalypse.
  3. Bonus: On the Set
    March 3, 2014
    1min
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    English [CC]
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    Go behind the scenes on the set of the dystopian drama The 100.

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Supporting actors
Marie AvgeropoulosBob MorleyChristopher LarkinDevon BostickIsaiah WashingtonHenry Ian Cusick
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Season year
2014
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Whitt Patrick PondReviewed in the United States on August 28, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Take Season One of The 100 on faith. It gets better as it goes along and then gets way better in Season Two.
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If you're interested in watching The 100, I recommend taking season one on faith and sticking with it in spite of how it starts, in spite of how blatantly it rips off any number of other TV shows and movies, in spite of half the characters being badly written and in spite of the really, really bad science. It gets better as the season progresses, and then gets much better in the second season. Basically, it has a lot in common with Babylon 5 - the first season is pretty weak but you watch because there are some interesting underlying ideas and plot lines that come out as you go along, and because of a handful of characters - and the actors portraying them - that actually manage to grow and develop in interesting ways as the series progresses.

The 100 is set in a not too distant future 97 years after a nuclear apocalypse devastated the Earth and left it seemingly uninhabitable. The only people to survive were those who happened to be in space at the time, in one of a dozen space stations maintained by different countries at the time. The decision was made to bring all the individual stations together and join them into one big station complex now known as "The Ark", where some 2100 descendants of the original survivors now live. With no one left on Earth to provide supplies or support, resources on the Ark are very limited, resulting in strict rules under which all inhabitants of the Ark must live. The punishments for breaking the rules - anything from stealing food or medicine to having a second child - are draconian: imprisonment if the offender is under 18, death if they're an adult.

As the series begins, the Ark is facing a crisis that only the leadership - an elected chancellor and council - know about: the Ark's life support systems are failing. The desperate decision is made to send 100 prisoners - all kids under 18 - down to the Earth's surface in a one-way drop-ship with one mission: survive. If they survive, the Ark will know that their remaining people can return to Earth. If not, then even more desperate measures will have to be taken.

It's not really a spoiler to reveal that the 100 sent down to Earth survive. Or at least most of them do. (it would've been a very short series if they didn't). However, the number does go down as the season progresses. The survivors quickly learn two things: (1) they can survive on the Earth, but (2) they're far from alone.

Note: The 100 is based on the popular YA sci-fi series of books of the same name written by Kass Morgan. I have not read the books, but after looking up synopses of them, it appears that the TV series is at best only loosely based on the books.

And while this is supposedly a sci-fi series, it's best not to dwell on the science involved, not even for a minute. It varies from weak to bad and then to the laughably bad. It's also best not to dwell on some of the writing as it's very apparent when the writers are just all but stealing things from other TV shows and movies.

What makes The 100 work is two things. Some of the underlying ideas and plot lines are actually pretty good, though it takes a while for them to come up. And while some of the characters are little more than overused cliches, other characters - and the actors playing them - do develop in interesting ways as the season progresses.

One of the most interesting characters is Marcus Kane (Henry Ian Cusick), a councilman who seems set up at the beginning to be the show's principal villain. But at the season progresses, the character develops into quite a complex individual who more than anyone else feels the weight of responsibility that comes with the decisions he makes and increasingly puts himself at risk for the good of all. Another is Octavia Blake (Marie Avgeropoulos), one of the younger members of the 100 whose "crime" was being a forbidden second child. Octavia proves to be the most adept at adapting to life on Earth, in particular at learning about - and gaining the respect of - "the Grounders", the descendants of the people who managed to survive on Earth living out in the open after the nuclear apocalypse.

Recommended for people who like dystopic-future scifi series and are willing to stick through a weak beginning season in order to get to where things start to get a lot better.
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CodyReviewed in the United States on May 19, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
A Mix Bag of Teen Angst (No Spoilers)
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The 100 is a show on the line of "It's really good" and "It's just a guilty pleasure."
There are tons of visuals that suck you into this world, and to its credit the world of The 100 is very creative and imaginative. The cast has a lot of chemistry, which helps connecting with the characters. Some of the reveals work really well, and the season ends on an interesting cliff hanger.

The negatives of The 100 are what will probably make or break the show for you. The character motivations are to the extreme, and at some times I was confused at how far these motivations will push these characters. Also, its a YA story so you'll find lots of meaningless hookups that doesn't do anything for the show, and quite frankly the main character can either be seen as a strong woman, or an annoying one who preaches peace.

The 100 isn't a perfect show, but going into this without any expectations I found this really fun, even though some character moments leave me confused. If you're looking for some soft science fiction goodness then I'd say give this a try, it's a good show to watch an episode before bed.
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E. KayReviewed in the United States on April 4, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fantastic underrated show... if you're patient with it
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I watch a ton of television. I'm a fan of many types of shows--everything from The Walking Dead to Game of Thrones to Mr. Selfridge. I'll watch and enjoy anything, as long as it's entertaining. I started watching Wolf Hall, a VH1 show called Hindsight and The 100 at the same time. To my surprise, The 100 was the show I ended up loving the most. Actually, I would go so far as to say this is the most underrated show on television.

Truth be told, the pilot episode was a bit strange for me. It was exactly what I expected the show to be: a slightly corny teen drama (Finn flipping off a building... Octavia stripping off her clothes... ugh!). But I'm glad I didn't quit, because after watching the 2nd episode, I was hooked. Thankfully, the rest of the show seemed nothing like the pilot. After episode 2, each episode kept getting better and better. Something intense and exciting happens ALL THE TIME! The 'teens' (the actors aren't really teenagers, fyi) and adults in this show have to deal with some very dark, heartbreaking issues. As far as post-apocalyptic stories go, this is truly one of the best.

I've tried recommending The 100 to a few people, but I've convinced none of them to watch. I was also a skeptic at first. I wonder if they, like me, are assuming it's just another hokey teen drama. It's really not. It can hold its own against any of the best shows on television. Kudos to CW for providing some fantastic entertainment!
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Chris B.Reviewed in the United States on April 7, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
FAIRLY GOOD STORY
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AFTER A HUNDRED YEARS, A SPACE STATION AFTER THE APOCALYPSE IS RUNNING OUT OF FOOD AND AIR AND MUST START SENDING THEIR PEOPLE TO EARTH NOT KNOWING IF EARTH IS HABITABLE DUE TO RADIATION... SO THEY SEND A HUNDRED TEENAGERS WHO WERE IN JAIL DOWN TO EARTH. A FAIRLY GOOD STORY FOR ADULTS BUT A BETTER STORY FOR TEANAGERS... ALOT OF CONFLICTING EGOS, WHO'S IN CHARGE, ALOT OF PRETTY GIRLS, ALOT OF IDIOTS AND BAD DECISIONS... NOT THE GREATEST ST0RY OR DIALOGUE BUT ITS OK... THE ADULTS BACK ON THE SPACE STATION HAVE THEIR CONFLICTS TOO... NOBODY IS HAPPY.... DIALOGUE IS DROLL...
Sonny DominickReviewed in the United States on September 26, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
My New Favorite TV Show!
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-----MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS-----
This show is incredible! If you like shows or movies like, LOST, The Maze Runner Series, or the Hunger Games Series, you will love this!

I was searching through Netflix and was re-watching Lost, (I was super bored) and in the recommended shows was The 100. I began watching it and loved it all the way to the end! I was really disappointed Season 2 wasn't out, but I'll wait! :D

Story:
Human civilization has taken refuge in outer space after a nuclear war eradicated most of human life on Earth. 12 Space stations joined together to create the Ark. 97 years later after the war, there are over 2,000 people on board, and not enough oxygen. Families are only allowed to have one child, and if anybody commits a crime little or small, is sentenced to death by getting "floated." If you are under 18 and commit a crime, you are sent to jail, and until you are 18 you will stay there.
The main character is Clarke, and she is in prison because of her father's crime, and she was included with the sentence. Since the Ark is running out of air, the chancellors send 100 of the prisoners on a desperate mission on the ground, to see if life is sustainable.

A little info on the characters:

Clarke - Isn't as hard headed as most main characters in shows and movies nowadays, and I always enjoy her presence on the show. She is a natural born leader and is a like able character.

Finn - Part of a love triangle (Won't spoil) Sort of a daredevil, but is actually peaceful and makes safe decisions.

Raven - Not part of The 100, came down from the Ark to see if anybody was alive. Mechanic and is very smart, she is my favorite character on the show!

Bellamy - Older brother of Octavia, also not a part of The 100. He did something (again, won't spoil) to get on the pod.

Octavia - Bellamy's sister, she is adventurous and always does stuff that annoys her brother.

Jasper and Monty- Jasper and Monty are best friends who are both intelligent and know stuff in science.

I won't say anymore because I would write the hugest review, and it would be full of spoilers! I HIGHLY recommend this show. It is one of the best shows there is, and I hope they continue making new seasons.
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Mike Billington author of Murder in the Rainy SeasonReviewed in the United States on March 29, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
An excellent start to what I hope will be a long-running series
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I was prepared not to like 'The 100' for the simple reason that, in most cases, network television doesn't really do science fiction very well. If you think about the great sci-fi series of the past, most were done on cable networks: "The 'X' Files" and "Firefly" being two notable examples.
That said, I have to admit that I loved this first season of 'The 100' because it relied not on special effects and superheroes but on strong writing, excellent character development and believable scenarios.
Without revealing too much of the narrative, the series revolves around a hundred juvenile prisoners aboard a gigantic space station containing the last remnants of humanity. Earth has been devastated in an attack and for 97 years has been thought of as uninhabitable. The hundred delinquents are sent down to Earth by the space station's leaders as guinea pigs: If they can survive on what is thought to be a radioactive planet the rest of the humanity can follow and attempt to restart society. This first season provides viewers with a dual narrative as the action shifts back and forth from the struggles the young men and women face on the ground to the intrigues that threaten to overwhelm those left aboard the space station. Trying to pull this off can be tricky but the writers and producers of 'The 100' manage to do so without a hitch and should be applauded for doing so.
The cast, headed by Eliza Taylor and Bob Morley, is unusually strong for an ensemble series: There are no weak links. Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell and Henry Ian Cusick especially stood out for me.
This first season is also unusual in the fact that not everyone - including some of the main characters - survives. Two of the juveniles, in fact, don't even live through the landing. Their deaths set the tone for the season and add a touch of realism to the narrative: Earth is a dangerous place and the challenges these young people face are daunting.
I thoroughly enjoyed this first season, am really looking forward to the second one - always assuming network executives don't kill it off - and highly recommend it to sci-fi fans.
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K. WagnerReviewed in the United States on October 22, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Slow Start Builds to Ever More Exciting Themes
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At first I was afraid it would be just a lot of pretty faces indulging teen fantasies of being on the planet with all the parents in space, But the themes about moral choices for oneself vs. the group and/or considering the future survival of the species gets more and more interesting as the season develops. Also, the changing social systems that became rigid on the "Ark" and the characters figuring out how to include more compassion in decisions and flexibility as fixed ideas receive pressure from a changing environment. And themes of freedom and responsibility - on the Ark they "float" the engineer who discovered the Ark is doomed rather than letting everyone know - on the planet the idea that they can "do anything now" meeting the inevitable realities that they can't.
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Charles GlydewellReviewed in the United States on June 22, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Can't Wait for season 2
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This is a fun show. I wasn't sure if I'd like this show at first. So I bought the first episode... Then I still wasn't quite sure so I bought the next episode... Then the next and the next and the next until i finally had watched the entire first season. Each episode kept me wanting more and made me laugh as well as hang on the edge of my seat. There were moments I would think "You better not kill off that character!" and other times I would think "FINALLY that evil conniving son of a gun is dead!" Sometimes you will literally know what they SHOULD do and they won't... Which makes this series a keeper. They make stupid mistakes and not just the ones on the ground but also the ones in orbit. A lot of people have comparied this to other shows... Sure there are some resembolances to a lot of differant shows such as Avatar (some of the landscapes) and Terra Nova (escaping a death trap to find greener pastures) to name a couple. Lets face it though there are a lot of shows, books, and other entertainment that do the same thing and do it very well. Storys that inspire other stories that improve upon something we already love is a good thing. Especially when they add something new to the mix. The cast is great and they keep you wanting them to survive. If your unsure buy the first episode at the very least and if you kinda like it but don't love it don't worry it only gets better. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did and have fun watching!
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