The first three episodes of TV show The 100 have been shown on E4 over the past few weeks. I didn’t want to post about the show just after the first episode because with TV shows I think it takes several episodes to get into it a little bit. And, after recently watching the third episode of The 100, I think it’s shaping up to be a really exciting and intriguing show.
I think the plot is very interesting; being sent back to Planet Earth ninety seven years after a nuclear war wiped out all of civilisation. And these teenagers who are being sent back are not only convicted criminals, but have also never set foot on Earth before. So, I think this was already a very intriguing premise, we watch to see how they will interact with each other, work out how to live together and survive, and we want to see what relationships will form and what dangers they will face. Then, there’s the ticking clock narrative from the perspective of the human’s remaining in space and the political tensions between how they run their community. All in all, it’s a very thought-provoking and captivating storyline.
I love the characters in this show. I have always thought that with any work of fiction, be it a TV show, film, book, whatever, the characters HAVE to be good. It seems that The 100 will not have any problems; the characters are only becoming more developed and more interesting as time goes on. If there was a list for success this show definitely has the characters checked. There are lots of different characters to get to know and I have a feeling that some of them may have hidden agendas (I mean the end of episode three was an absolute shocker). I love the characters so far and I think they have been well developed, my favourites so far being Jasper (Devon Bostick) and Bellamy (Bob Morley).
I am excited to see where this show will go next. It has begun to spin a web of questions; Who are the grounders? Will they attack? Will the human’s left in space join Earth? Can each of the hundred be trusted? Can’t wait for Monday!