The 100 has done something that few shows in recent memory has done: it’s reached a large array of people from many walks of life and made them fans.
The face of a fan of The 100 transcends the standard teen audience market. If you read comments on Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook, you will see that the show has fans of different ages and stages of life. Students, professionals and homemakers enjoy the show. It’s not uncommon to find a college student and a mother with children discussing the adventures of the characters online. And the funny thing is, this shared passion for The 100 has made friends of people who would have had nothing in common otherwise.
The 100 isn’t your standard sci-fi drama. Sure it started as a story about a civilization in space but it has developed into so much more. It’s become a study of mankind’s ability and instinct for survival. It takes a look at today’s youth in a different way. The teens on The 100 aren’t talking about dates or fancy cars, they’re discussing food, shelter and communications systems. They possess a maturity far above their years.
Creator Jason Rothenberg should be extreme proud of his show. The 100 has altered the landscape of television and united a viewing community and turned them into a fandom.
Watching The 100 is like Unity Day for fans. No matter what walk of life you come from, you’re united by your love for this awesome show.