Based on the novel by Kass Morgan, The 100's story takes place 97 years in the future, in a post-apocalyptic world devastated by a nuclear disaster. The human race's survivors are currently hovering in orbit around the planet, living on borrowed time.
**WARNING THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR CW'S THE 100 EPISODE "PILOT"
With living conditions deteriorating on the space station known as the Ark, the survivors of the nuclear disaster that drove humanity there believe it's now safe to return to Earth. The only problem is that no one wants to volunteer to go running into a potentially radioactive area.
The survivors have formed a civilization with strict rules, and violating those rules usually gets you placed in the slammer. Enter "the 100." Consisting of young adults who have yet to hit the age of 18, the 100 are violators of many of the Ark's laws. Now they've been given a second chance by the space station's ruling council and its Supreme Chancellor, by being the first to explore their former home and determine whether it's safe for the rest of the orbital population to follow—or if it's better to stay on the Ark until its life support systems fail and everybody dies. Some of the takeaways from the space station part of the clan is that they love their rules, and Desmond from Lost is the bad guy. Yay, Desmond's back on TV, brotha!
Upon arrival, the expedition fractures in a way that's reminiscent of Lord of the Flies. The younger members start smashing the lifeline detectors that relay their vital signs back to the Ark, making it look like they've died. Meanwhile, a group of more well-balanced survivors decide to fulfill their mission by heading to a former army base for food and supplies.
Overall, I think this show is very interesting. It has me hooked to tune in every Wednesday after Arrow. Then again, I'm the same guy who gives you weekly reviews of The Walking Dead. A post-apocalyptic world would be so much easier to live in. Well, anywho, with 2.73 million views for its debut, it's the strongest show in that block for the CW. Let's see what the second week holds for them.
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