The 100 Sea­son One

Crim­i­nally un­o­rig­i­nal

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2014 | 12 | 523 min­utes | £ 39.99 ( Blu- ray)/£ 29.99 ( DVD) Distrib­u­tor: Warner Home Video Cre­ator: Ja­son Rothenberg Cast: El­iza Tay­lor, Bob Mor­ley, Marie Avgeropou­los, Thomas McDonell, Henry Ian Cu­sick like the cul­mi­na­tion of a mas­sive ex­per­i­ment to cre­ate the ul­ti­mate CW show after years of teen- tar­geted, ro­mance- fu­elled tele­fan­tasy hits ( The Vam­pire Di­aries) and misses ( The Se­cret Cir­cle). Sur­pris­ingly, de­spite its bla­tantly cyn­i­cal con­cep­tion, it’s com­pe­tently di­vert­ing fluff.

The show sees 100 teenage delin­quents from a space sta­tion sent back to a post- apoc­a­lyp­tic Earth to see if it’s hab­it­able again. Once there, they go all Lord Of The Flies – just a bit randier and with an end­less sup­ply of hair prod­ucts. They all ar­rive with shady se­crets which are re­vealed in drip feed over the course of the sea­son. Mean­while, back on the Ark, the shifty po­lit­i­cal lead­ers try to hide the fact that the sta­tion is shut­ting down from a sus­pi­ciously cred­u­lous pop­u­lace.

It’s de­fi­antly for­mu­laic, stag­ger­ingly bereft of orig­i­nal­ity, and pop­u­lated with char­ac­ters who say and do the same things week in week out. But within those lim­i­ta­tions it’s a lively, fast- paced, well- cast, ac­tion- packed pack­age, full of the kind of po­ten­tial “shipping ” com­bi­na­tions that guar­an­tee heated so­cial net­work­ing de­bates.

A com­men­tary and two deleted scenes for the sea­son fi­nale; four be­hind- the- scenes fea­turettes that ex­plore the ori­gins of the show, cre­at­ing The Ark, cos­tume de­sign and visual ef­fects; the 2013 Comic- Con Panel. Dave Golder

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