100 years in the future, when the Earth has been abandoned due to radioactivity, the last surviving humans live on an ark orbiting the planet — but the ark won't last forever. So the repressive regime picks 100 expendable juvenile delinquents to send down to Earth to see if the planet is still habitable.
Ria says "I love this show"
It's so much better than the premise lets on. From the very first episode, you're thrown into this believable world and the character development, story lines and production is spot on. Even with a young cast, The 100 manages to escape being a typically teenage show with annoying dialogue and continuous teenage drama - which I respect. Though the odd teenage situation does play out (as to be expected, they are young after all), it's kept realistic in context of the situation. I love the different "tribes" and cultures that are revealed throughout the series, and how the different cultural mindsets of the characters present themselves in contrast to one another.