TV Times: The 100

Aoife Jones, Staff Writer
Edited by Victoria Chiu

The 100 is a post-apocalyptic CW television drama series based on the amazing trilogy by Kass Morgan. Set ninety-seven years after a nuclear war destroyed the world and almost killed off the human population, The 100 is set in outer space where survivors live in “The Ark,” a massive band of twelve space stations. 


Coming from a population of billions,  “The Ark” holds a mere 2400 where population control is a MUST. In a time where having more than one child is seen as a crime, and any crime committed over the age of majority, no matter the severity, is punishable by death, no one wants to be “floated.” Now, if you’re under the age of eighteen, you’re given a second chance, and for one hundred prisoners part of the juvenile prison, they are given a chance at a new life…on the “ground.” What was meant to be a method of population control by sending a hundred children into a radiation zone where death seemed imminent turned out to be a refuge for the hundred who were imprisoned. The hundred teens appear to see the ground as a paradise…that is, until they find out they are not alone.


With the faith of themselves and the rest of humanity in their hands, The 100 must come together to save mankind.


NOTE: If you are about to go on a mission of your own and binge watch the two seasons of The 100, here’s some terminology that will make that binge a whole lot easier!

  • The 100: the name of the show AND the name of the mission where 100 teen delinquents are sent down to the Earth to determine the sustainability of life AND a short-term way of referencing the 100 teen delinquents.
  • The Ark: the band of twelve small space stations that were made to escape the nuclear war for the last ninety-seven years. You learn a lot more about the Ark in the first few episodes.
  • The Ground:…the Earth?? (it’s kind of self-explanatory.)
  • Dropship: The ship that “dropped” The 100 to Earth.
  • Mount Weather: The place where The 100 were supposed to land from the dropship…but didn’t.
  • Grounders: If the Ground is the Earth, the grounders are the people who are native to the Earth. They’re the people who survive the nuclear war.
  • Bellarke: The fandom you should support. If you watch the show, you’ll know who I’m talking about.  



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