The 100 - Surprisingly enjoyable and has shades of both "Battlestar Galactica" and "Lost"
I couldn't find a thread anywhere on this show, so apologies if one already exists.
This is one of those shows that I never would've given a chance had I not had some articles from critics I like, championing it, pop up in my newsfeed. There are some barriers to entry, which I'm wondering is why they don't have a wider audience. The title's not very good. It's based on a YA novel set in, surprise, surprise, a dystopian future. The first couple of episodes elicit some eye rolls. And the soundtrack can feel a bit too teenage drama at times.
Yet, by the end of the third episode, I found myself wanting to see more. There are lots of difficult, morally ambiguous situations that the characters find themselves in with no easy answers. Characters you hate in the beginning often become more layered and interesting as the show progresses. There are multiple factions with different viewpoints and motivations that become more apparent as the story unfolds. I'm also really impressed with what they can do with a very limited budget.
I've only just finished the first season, but I am excited to jump into the second season. Both are available on Netflix now and the third season just started.
Anyway, if you like Battlestar or Lost (It even has Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond) from Lost as a major character), I think you may dig this show if you are willing to give it a few episodes to really catch your attention.
Is anyone else on here watching this show?