Mini Review: ‘The 100’ tests trust in humanity

Editor-in-Chief Karthik Yalala writes that 'The 100' can teach audiences about human nature

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Editor-in-Chief Karthik Yalala writes that 'The 100' can teach audiences about human nature

Karthik Yalala, Editor-in-Chief

“The 100” is an addicting, heart-stopping show that follows the story of the last survivors of the human race. 

It takes place 97 years after a nuclear war that devastates the human race. Some people were able to survive the nuclear war by going to space. These survivors of the nuclear war are in a space station, called the Ark, waiting for their opportunity to return back to Earth. To see if the ground is safe enough, the people in the Ark send 100 juvenile delinquents. They soon learn that they are not the only humans on Earth. 

There are currently six seasons of “The 100,” and the seventh and final season will begin airing May 20 on The CW. Each season, the characters face a common enemy that they must overcome to save what is left of the human race. Throughout the show, viewers are shocked by every major decision the characters make, and majority of the time, it is catastrophic. These survivors will do anything to keep their people alive and it makes its viewers question what they would do if they were in the same position. 

This science-fiction series has a unique and intriguing plot but the true value in this show comes in character development and relationships. Two of the main characters, Clarke (Eliza Taylor) and Bellamy (Bob Morley), realize the difficult decisions leaders must make for the good of their own people– even if it means that many innocent people will die. Another character, Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos), struggles to find her own true identity throughout the show. 

These character arcs make the viewers question their own philosophies of life. Not only is this show extremely entertaining, but I believe that people can learn a lot about human nature from watching this show so I highly recommend people watch it.