Why The 100 Should be Your Next Netflix Binge Watch
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Why The 100 Should be Your Next Netflix Binge Watch

Why The 100 Should be Your Next Netflix Binge Watch

"The 100" is a new dystopeian, post-apaocyptic sci-fi show on Netflix, based off the novels by the same name by Kass Morgan. It is set 97 years after a nuclear war made Earth unhabitable. The only survivors are the residents of space-stations orbiting around Earth, which then banded to form "The Ark." I don't want to give anything anyway, but the program starts at a critical point in the history of the Ark.

One reason why the 100 should be your next Netflix binge-watch is that the premise is really fascinating, and also, totally possible. Nuclear weapons are terrifying. If the wrong people got their hands on them, this planet could very well wipe out a ton of people (or the whole human race). The plot lines leave suspense at the end of each episode that make you want to keep watching another episode, and another (making this perfect binge watching material).

The characters are also complex. They grow and change and make mistakes and pay for their crimes. It is very difficult to distinguish between the "good guys" and the "bad guys" because pretty much every main character on this show was a previous criminal (if you want to find out why, watch the show!)

Also, for you history and mythology buffs, there are many (some subtle, some not-so-subtle) references to both mythology and history (Vietnam war, World War II, etc.) You will have to watch to see if you can pick out the references! Also, David J. Petersen, who created the languages of Dothraki and Valyrian for "Game of Thrones", created a new language for "The 100"! How cool is that!

Finally, of course, there are the ships that will make the pain caused by every battle or drop of blood worth it! (I would mention my favorite ones but -- again -- no spoilers!)

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