This review contains spoilers
Even though The 100 doesn’t reinvent the post-apocalyptic genre, the action and the plot of the show are interesting enough to keep us in suspense. The strength of the show, in my opinion, is the way the characters grow in a world that pushes them to make impossible decisions in extreme situations. The authors succeeded at disrupting our expectations while creating new tv rules that we see very rarely in content for teens and young adults
The post-apocalyptic genre allows the show to let go of certain social barriers or social constructs when it comes to diversity representation that we could not forget in the current context of our world. Sexual orientation is not directly tackled, because sexuality doesn’t obey the limits of our society. We see diverse representations of sexuality without them being approached as themes or as problems.
It is important to remind ourselves that, although the authors create characters we might get attached to, those characters are not safe in this violent and bloody world. The LGBTQ+ characters are no exceptions, and while it is difficult to find positive LGBTQ+ representation on TV, it can be even more brutal to have those characters taken away.