For a start, ‘The 100’ is set in a post-apocalyptic world, precisely 97 years after the nuclear war. There’s a huge space station in Earth’s orbit known as the ‘Ark’ which houses more than 2000 survivors. Per the rules, anyone above 18 years of age who commits any crime is sentenced to death aboard the ‘Ark’. As the ‘Ark’ becomes overcrowded and can’t support life any further, the juvenile prisoners (who are below 18) are being sent to Earth to find out if the planet’s been habitable yet again. ‘The 100’ follows the story of these 100 juveniles, things that they discover while they are on Earth and their horrifying experiences. Upon their arrival on Earth, they find that not only Earth has had survivors, they have been divided into clans, namely the Grounders, Reapers, and the Mountain Men.
As the story progresses with ‘The 100’ and the remaining of the 100 on Earth, more juvenile prisoners are sent over, experiments are conducted on these juveniles, for their blood is “pure” and has anti-radiation effects, with many more nuclear and other disasters coming in, thus jeopardising the life of mankind on Earth even further. On the outset, ‘The 100’ is a post-apocalyptic take on the survivors, the power struggle between the survivors and the change in dynamics once humans come back to the planet.
TV series like ‘The 100’ will have to be set in a post-apocalyptic scenario to start with, followed by the “survivor” dogma and the struggle for power i.e. people with more resources thus forming factions (e.g. more food, water, medicines, etc, would mean the survival of the fittest) or there can be a bunch of survivors looking for others. Here’s the list of TV Shows similar to The 100 that are our recommendations. You can stream some of these shows like The 100 on Netflix or Hulu or Amazon Prime.
14. Jeremiah (2002-2004)
This two-season long TV show is more or less of the same, with a couple of survivors who’re in their 20s are looking for another bunch of survivors in a place called “Valhalla”. Fifteen years after the wipeout which killed most of the adult populace, Jeremiah and Kurdy start on a quest to look for survivors in “Thunder Mountain”, which has a faction led by Markus Alexander. The said Valhalla sector is heavily guarded and is leading an offensive against Markus’ group. The story advances with these skirmishes and other mysteries and new characters joining the bandwagon.
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