Hundred teenagers in a post-apocalyptic world: What could go wrong?3 min readReading Time: 3 minutes
Name of the Show: The 100
Where to stream: Netflix
You’ve probably never heard of the show called ‘The 100’ and if that’s the case, then you’re in for a soft-sci-fi treat! This show is set 97 years in the future, after Earth was annihilated by nuclear wars and only a small number of humans survived, inhabiting an orbiting space station called ‘The Ark’. The show follows a group of 100 juvenile delinquents chosen to test Earth’s habitability.
Among the 100 is the show’s badass female protagonist Clarke Griffin.
She is the daughter of The Ark’s chief medical officer and has grown up among scientists and doctors— needless to say that she’s pretty smart. When the 100 teenagers head down to Earth, they do so without having any idea of what awaits them on the ground – Radioactive trees? Four headed snakes?…… Glowing deer?
Clarke, thanks to her association with her scientist parents who spearheaded this experiment, knows exactly what the mission is and how to ensure that the group survives a ravaged planet. She needs to take all of them to a place called Mount Weather, an old supply station that could provide them with shelter and well, supplies.
But once they reach Earth, the teenager, finally away from their parents and free to do however they please, choose to abandon the mission and take Earth hostage. As teenagers normally do. This obviously throws a massive wrench into Clarke’s goals and she forms her own crew to go off in search of supplies. Sounds easy, right?
To get to Mount Weather, the crew must traipse through forests, streams, slush and mud, none of which they’ve ever encountered in their space-station sheltered lives. Clarke, however, is determined to see her friends to safety and help the experiment reach success. That is, until they get attacked by suspicious creatures on the ground that nearly kill one of Clarke’s friends.
And this is where the story gets really interesting…But I’ll let you find out how.
Check out The 100 for its fun characters (Jasper and Monty <3), exciting action and thrills and the amazing female characters that drive this show.
Just too eager to see what’s going to happen? Watch the trailer before you head to Netflix:
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Author’s Note: Aishwarya has lived in books since she was an eight-year-old pretending to be Nancy Drew. She suffered a great disappointment when told that Hogwarts didn’t send her any letters at age 11, the backs of wardrobes lead to nowhere (no matter how long she sat inside one) and that it is impossible to speak to animals (although she thinks her dogs come closer to human speech with every passing day).