The 100

the 100
The CW

Based on: The 100 by Kass Morgan

Premise: Set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity’s lone survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet (IMDB).

Why I binged it: While I had heard of The 100, I wasn’t interested in it until I accidentally sat through their panel at SDCC 2015. While I usually jump at the chance to watch/read anything post-apocalyptic or dystopic, there was something about the way this was marketed that made it seem like another teen drama on the CW. Boy, was I wrong. Not only is The 100 markedly different from a great many shows in that it portrays people of varying races, ethnicities, and sexualities, but it deals with huge issues of morality and ethics. While most of the characters are indeed teenagers, they are thrust into the world of adults in ways that most of us can’t even begin to understand. One episode in, and I was hooked. This is a delicious mix of The Hunger GamesLord of the Flies, and Lost. There are even some resemblances to The Walking Dead in all the best ways.

Season 3 of The 100 begins on January 21. Check out the new trailer here.