For The 100′s Unity Day, started by skaikruqueen
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This is very important to me, and it would be very meaningful to me if you would take a moment of your time to read this. This is a somewhat long post though, so if you don’t have longer than a minute or two, please leave a like and come back when you do have time.
Alright, listen up followers, all 62 of you, and anyone else as well. If you know me personally, or have paid any attention to anything I post or reblog that isn’t sj, carmilla, or miscellaneous, than you should know of my love for The 100.
The 100 is an amazing little show that so far has aired two full seasons. The first season is available on Netflix right now, and the second one should be up around the end of summer or the beginning of autumn of this year.
In the show, the people of the present day started an all out global nuclear war. At the time, seven different nations had habitable space stations in orbit around Earth. A few small groups of people managed to get off the planet before the missiles hit, and it was on these stations they took refuge. As they watched the planet burn below them, knowing there could be no survivors of what they were seeing, the people’s of the different stations decided to put aside all differences in order to preserve themselves, the last of the human race. The seven stations attached themselves to each other and became a massive vessel known as The Ark.
The show starts almost a century after the war, and follows Clarke Griffin, a soon-to-be-18 17 year old girl who has been imprisoned for several years because she and her father attempted to alert the public that The Ark’s oxygen filtering system was broken, and that it would take longer to fix than for all the oxygen to run out. They were accused of treason, and Clarke’s father was thrown out an airlock to die in space, the penalty for almost any crime aboard The Ark. Clarke would have been floated too, had she not been a minor, so instead she was kept in solitary confinement. As a last resort, and an attempt to buy more time by reducing the number of people consuming oxygen, Clarke and 99 other juvenile delinquents like her, some thieves and murderers, some imprisoned simply for having been the second child in a family when The Ark had a strict one child policy, are sent down to the surface in a dropship designed for returning from space, all with the purpose of seeing if the Earth is once again habitable. However, they are not prepared for what they will find.
The 100 airs on The CW network. You may have heard of it before. It is also the home of such well known and well liked shows as: Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, its spin-off, Arrow, The Flash, Beauty and the Beast, Reign, and America’s Next Top Model. You’ve probably heard of and/or seen at least some of these shows. I know for a fact that some of you are quite avid fans of some of them.
But The 100 is also on The CW, and it is new and fresh and unique, and has done things that no show has dared to, and its dedication to its fans is so unique. Some of the cast and crew members have done livestream interviews directly with fans, and the show started it’s own charity project, the100charityproject , to unite the fans and the cast and crew to create positive change through various donation drives.
The characters are incredibly complex, and the world of the show even more so. The script is carefully and lovingly written by Jason Rothenberg, creator and executive producer, and his team of writers. They are constantly on social media, chatting with fans about the world they’ve created, and all because of how much they care. That caring really shines through when you watch the show. It is not without flaws, but the perfections more than make up for it. Of course, some people will enjoy it and some won’t, that’s a personal choice.
The problem is not people enjoying it. Many, many people do. It’s that there aren’t enough people. Despite doing exceedingly well with critics and even better with fans, The 100’s viewer counts were so low during season 1 that it almost didn’t get a second season. It managed to eek that out, though, but then when it aired the trend remained constant through season 2, season 3 became even more doubtful than its predecessor.
Luckily, The 100 did succeed in getting renewed for a third season.
When The 100 first premiered, it was early spring/late winter, and halfway through or at the end of the standard season of most TV shows that started in the fall. This delayed release timeframe is reserved by TV networks for shows that it doesn’t want to drop just yet, but that it doesn’t trust to be able to compete with other big name shows that share the same schedule. Then, for season 2 it got upgraded to a fall slot, but now season 3 has been pushed back to a spring slot.
This wouldn’t really be a problem, if there were any such thing as publicity for the show. The CW is completely unwilling to take any time away from promotions for shows like Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries, who have many seasons under their belts, and have just been renewed for seasons whose plots will simply be stale, recycled versions of older seasons, to give to The 100, a new, unique show that has already proven itself many times throughout its short lifespan, and yet they demand constantly more from it.
The CW is unwilling to put any effort into helping The 100 gain more viewers, either through promotion or continued optimal schedule placement, so that leaves it to the fans.
And that is the point of this post. I care quite a lot about this show for many more reasons than I have time to list, but here are a few reasons why you should care:
Because the story is unique.
Because it has very strong lgbt representation.
Because it cares about its fans.
Because pretty much the entire cast is E X T R E M E L Y attractive, and they promote positive body image (see here: http://chrmdpoet.tumblr.com/post/118713074154/eliza-taylor-explains-her-love-your-lumps )
Because all the female characters are strong, independent, and equal with the male characters on the show.
Because it deals with themes relevant in different ways to many people of many different ages and cultures.
Because if there is any show out there that deserves to be cared about, it is The 100.
There are so many good things about this show that so many people are never exposed to, and so that is why I am making this post. Because these things deserve to be shown to people and people deserve to have these things shown to them.
So please, if you have watched or are watching The 100 and enjoy the show, please reblog this post and promote the show on your own so that it doesn’t die before it’s time. It needs as much support as it can get.
If you have never seen it and this post has sparked your interest, please reblog this post so that when you do watch it, there will be as much for you to watch as the show deserves.
If you have seen some of it but stopped and forgot about it, and this post has rekindled your interest, please reblog and spread the word so that the show can live long enough to prove itself to you.
If you don’t fall into any of the above categories, but you care about quality entertainment in general, and feel like TV deserves to have this new blood survive, please reblog so that it can.
Seriously, I care so much about this show. It means a huge amount to me, so if not for not of the reasons above, please reblog it for me?
I’m going to try to follow as many people who like and reblog this as I can. So if not for the show, or me, or any other reason at all, at least reblog it for the follow. That’s how much I care about this show. I am willing to become a follow whore for it.
Please, it takes no time at all and it can’t possibly hurt your blog, so why wouldn’t you?
I am posting this Friday, the 22nd of May, 2015. I will reblog it next Friday, and every Friday after until The 100 is over or until I feel that the it has gotten the attention and treatment it deserves, and I would ask you all to do the same. I will have the link posted in the header of my blog here: vyndanion.
Thank you for, if nothing else, your time.