From now until mid-June, I’m counting down my ten favorite SF/F TV shows – ranking them from least to most. Least favorite doesn’t mean it’s bad though. If it’s on my list, it means I liked it enough to watch beyond the pilot. My thoughts on each are included and, for once, these are SPOILER FREE posts.

7. The 100 [science fiction – space stations/post-apocalyptic earth]: I started watching the pilot to this a LONG TIME AGO and couldn’t make it through. Honestly, I don’t know why. It seems weird now. I gave this a second look because of Veronica Scott’s posts about how much she was enjoying it and, the second time around, it clicked. (The lesson? Give things a second chance, people! 😀 ). The second time, I started watching with my youngest but VERY QUICKLY realized it was way too dark and violent for her, which is a shame because she loved the premise and the main character. (Every kid is different; sometimes it’s more personality and preference than age). I won’t tell you the exact episode when we both decided she was finished with the show (at least for a little while) bc I promised no spoilers, but I will say, older kids and adults who like SF will find this show compelling. I adore Clarke! Smart, tough, resilient… I’m still in S1 so don’t tell me if she dies in the comments!

How about you? Do you watch The 100? What do you think? Have you ever given something a second look and realized it was much better than you initially thought?

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Jill Archer

Jill Archer is the author of the Noon Onyx series, genre-bending fantasy novels including DARK LIGHT OF DAY, FIERY EDGE OF STEEL, WHITE HEART OF JUSTICE, and POCKET FULL OF TINDER.


  1. Glad to hear you enjoyed the recaps! Season 3 put us all through the wringer, I believe, in real life to some extent and with the plot twists. I’ll still be there for Season 4, I think, but not AS intensely bought into the show. I’m not recapping it for USA Today/HEA this time around, for one thing!

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