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The 100 - Pilot (who are we kidding - full-season thread). Spoilers okay.

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by danterner, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. Mar 24, 2014 #21 of 157

    Silverman New Member

    Jan 18, 2013
    Remember the 100 are juvenile delinquents so the way they act actually is proper. They are not explorers or science people. You all do realize this was really done when Australia was first settled and I bet they had little prep either and I bet the young ones were a lot like this.

    I do agree it's crazy they never sent anyone before or set up a monitoring station in all that time to keep tabs on the conditions below. I like their generous use of the death penalty but why not recycle? Either use the organs to fix other good folks bodies or use them for food, or both.
  2. Mar 24, 2014 #22 of 157

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    The 100 are people who've violated "the law" aboard the space station. If what we're told about the laws and shown by their almost tossing their doctor out the airlock, they're not cut a lot of slack or time to develop into delinquents before being imprisoned. If you can even get into that level of societal dysfunction aboard a space station with no external support that has no renewable resources, that is. I'm not really sure why they're so well fed and fit, either. I expect the group will be culled down to a small number pretty quickly, or that we'll be focused on a tiny splinter group that'll move some distance from the main group quickly.
  3. Mar 24, 2014 #23 of 157

    Shakhari Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    I liked it for the most part, although the kids aren't that bright. "Yeah, you five guys hike 20 miles away, then another 20 miles back with enough food for 100 people while we sit around a bonfire doing whatever we want." Um, no. I'm going to go where the food is and staying put. You want to eat, come with. Otherwise, stay there and starve.
  4. Mar 24, 2014 #24 of 157

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Quad Sillies
    I might agree about Cassidy, but I just can't get past Lotz's cleft chin..... But I totally agree with you about Rickards.
  5. Mar 24, 2014 #25 of 157

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    I did a mental "Yes!!!" when the giant river snake grabbed the annoying dark haired girl only to be disappointed when the dumbest giant river snake in the world let her go.
  6. Mar 24, 2014 #26 of 157

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
    I couldn't quite reconcile how violent the attack seemed versus how superficial her injuries appeared. I ultimately decided it was a toothless mutant giant river snake, and that the little bit of blood on her leg was just a scratch from the shore as she was getting pulled out of the water.
  7. Mar 24, 2014 #27 of 157

    getreal postcrastinator

    Sep 29, 2003
    What a cleftist remark! ;)
    I'd describe it more of as a "dimple" on her chin than a "cleft".
    And it's adorable!

    And as far as "The 100", I deleted it after about 15 minutes, but based on the comments here, I may resurrect it and give it another shot.
  8. Mar 24, 2014 #28 of 157

    Peter000 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 15, 2002
    Red Wing, MN

    So you won't be watching the show anymore?
  9. Mar 24, 2014 #29 of 157

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    Because it's not allowed to criticize a show and watch it? It just doesn't currently get my full attention. It'll be background while on the computer doing other stuff.
  10. Mar 24, 2014 #30 of 157

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Quad Sillies
    We could only hope...:rolleyes:
  11. Mar 24, 2014 #31 of 157

    mm2margaret Meagan

    Dec 7, 2010
    So, my opinion is the show has promise. But it could easily descend into nonsense. Some of the criticisms I've read so far are relevant but not necessarily deal breakers.

    If, some of those excesses aren't corrected, or are allowed to grow, the show could end up being just another apocalyptic sci-fi pos.

    But, for now, I'll keep the SP for a while.
  12. Mar 24, 2014 #32 of 157
    Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Yeah, these days I will never abandon a show after one episode, because they no longer use pilots as pilots...that is, a proof-of-concept that will be reshot as necessary to bring it in line with what the actual series will be. These days, they usually just air it as shot and then make their adjustments in later episodes. I have to see at least the second episode, which is the first shot as part of the series order, to feel that I am making an informed decision.
  13. Mar 25, 2014 #33 of 157

    Jonathan_S Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2001
    Yeah seriously. "Um, you guys do what you want. I'm going to get hungry, so I'm heading towards the food now. See you if/when I see you..."

    Anyway, watched the first episode and decided it's not for me.
    (Was amused by the guy floating around in freefall after the capsule had hit the atmosphere; where it would be decelerating :rolleyes:)
  14. Mar 25, 2014 #34 of 157
    Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    I suppose if you want to make excuses, they've lived their entire lives in an environment where food is something that is brought to you, shelter is something that is provided for you, etc. So their complete inability to deal with reality could be simply the result of never having had to deal with reality before.

    I doubt the show is that clever, but as I said, I'm waiting to see how the next couple episodes unfold (or unravel) before I make my judgement.
  15. Mar 25, 2014 #35 of 157
    Numb And Number2

    Numb And Number2 New Member

    Jan 13, 2009
  16. Mar 26, 2014 #36 of 157

    n548gxg New Member

    Mar 7, 2003
    East Coast
    Watched it last night.

    I just could not get over the fact that this space station had 100 juvenile delinquents and they had a huge prison on the space station.

    How big is this space station? How many people live on it? Were this questions answered and I just missed it?

    Totally unbelievable. However, I will suspend belief and watch tonight's episode.

    Also, I recognized the actor who played the teenager with the goggles but I just could not figure out from where. He was the older brother on the 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' movie series.
  17. Mar 26, 2014 #37 of 157

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    Apparently, they have a zero tolerance policy for just about everything. Just being a teenager seems like enough to get a Go Straight To Jail card in this universe. I'm surprised anybody makes it past puberty before being thrown out an airlock.
  18. Mar 26, 2014 #38 of 157

    mr.unnatural Active Member

    Feb 2, 2006
    I found the show to be both entertaining and intriguing, even if not entirely realistic. This is TV so if you want it to be believable then stick with documentaries. Are there holes in the plot? Absolutely, but then just about every show on TV has plot holes big enough to drive a tank through it. Just watch a single season of 24 and tell me how believeable that is. :rolleyes: It's certainly not going to stop anyone from watching it.

    It's an interesting twist on the post-apocalyptic world scenario, sort of like the original Planet of the Apes. The world changed, but the population from the space station wasn't there to change along with it or witness what took place in their absence. The life forms left on the planet following the nuclear holocaust will no doubt have mutated into all sorts of nastiness, which leaves the doors open for all sorts of things to come (mutant Bambi was a nice touch).

    I'm sure the original 100 will definitely dwindle down to a handful of Abercrombie & Fitch teenagers as the show progresses. I must admit that I was disappointed that the river snake didn't cough up half a corpse instead of a few superficial scratches and scrapes. They could have at least sacrificed one of the A-hole juvenile delinquents for our amusement like they did with John Voight in Anaconda where he gets swallowed by the big snake. :D
  19. Mar 26, 2014 #39 of 157

    JohnS-MI Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    SE MI
    I thought they said several national space stations from before the Global Nuclear War had been interconnected and population was circa 1200 in the intro sequence. However, I wasn't exactly riveted.
  20. Mar 26, 2014 #40 of 157

    IDSmoker Member

    Apr 10, 2004
    Boise, ID
    I heard them say that 12 (or maybe it was 14) individual nations had their own space stations at the time of the war, and afterwards all 12 (or 14) space stations were combined.

    I didn't hear them provide a total population figure though.

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