I am almost certainly late to the game here, but over Thanksgiving weekend I discovered the CW’s The 100 thanks to Netflix. I don’t wanna say, but I may or may not have binge watched the entire first season over the last few days (I did, but in fairness it was only 13 episodes).

I genuinely did not expect to like this show. I thought it would have poor production value and from the couple of trailers I saw I was expecting bad CG dinosaurs and a Good camp of teenage refugees doing battle against a Bad camp; where the Goodies were all good and the Baddies were all bad.

No such worry.

Not a dino to be seen (yet at least). All the Goodies have to make real life decisions which have them compromising their principles when they have to in order to survive or for the good of the camp. The Baddies are not bad, they are just doing what they think they have to, again in order to survive (with just a couple of exceptions, which were thankfully quickly sidelined).

Best of all? No character is safe. They have killed off SO. MANY. PEOPLE. Not that I’m blood thirsty, but this is a show called The 100, so you kind of expect there to be 100 kids (all under 18) to still be there at the end of each episode. Noooope. Not even close. And not redshirts either. Goldshirts are not safe at all.

This is good stuff, and I highly recommend it!

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