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5 Shows to Tide You Over Until The 100 Returns on January 21

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the 100I miss The 100 too – a lot! After the way the last episode ended (OH MY GOSH), the wait until The 100 returns on January 21 is reallllllyyyyyyyy long.

(SPOILERS up until the mid-season finale)

I mean, how will Clarke deal with what she had to do? I can’t say that I’ll miss Finn but MAN that was brutal. 🙁 He needed to go, but that scene totally ripped my heart out. THAT is why The 100 is such a top-notch show, am I right?

But there’s still a few weeks to pass until The 100 comes back, so we compiled a list of a few shows you might want to watch in the meantime.

Our top picks of shows to tide you over til #The100 returns. Share on X

Terra Nova

Terra Nova

This show will just barely get you to The 100 starting back up. Why? Well, it was canceled after only one season. But it definitely has that feel of “young people trying to survive in a really harsh and difficult world.” It’s not at the level that makes The 100 amazing, but it’s a really good one to help pass the time. Just don’t expect an amazing resolution, since it was cancelled and all. :-/

You can watch it instantly on Amazon here.



Most of you have probably already seen Lost, but now might be a good time to rewatch it! The characters are older than the characters on The 100, for the most part, but you have the same feeling of a group trying to survive in isolation while dealing with love triangles and mysteries. Lost also just happens to be one of my all-time favorite shows.

Lost is available for instant watch on Amazon Instant here.

Battlestar Galactica


This one will also give you that “desperately trying to survive” feel, but it’s even more desperate than The 100. With stellar writing, this show ranks in my Top 5 of all time, so I’d be remiss to not suggest it here. The characters are very three-dimensional and you’re never quite sure what’s going on. The mystery is one of the reasons I love this show. As an added bonus, the show is also post-apocalyptic, like The 100, which gives it a better shot at filling that empty space while you wait for The 100 to start up again. This one, too, is available on Amazon Instant here.



Disclaimer: I’ve never watched this anime series. However, I’ve heard in many, many places that it’s really good. If you’ve never tried anime, the time before The 100 starts might be a good time to give it a shot. The general consensus seems to be that Book 1 is slow but good, Book 2 not so great, and Book 4 is the best. You can watch the series on Amazon instant, here.


So, Heroes also isn’t post-apocalyptic. But it focuses on a group of younger adults as they struggle with saving the world from an apocalyptic event, while also discovering who they are and how to handle their talents. Season 1 is AMAZING and after awhile, the seasons go downhill from there. NBC is starting a new Heroes soon, so you might want to give Season 1 a watch while you’re waiting for The 100 to start. You won’t be disappointed in the first season, but I can’t say the same for the rest. It’s available on Amazon Instant here.

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    Stephanie Dwilson started Post Apocalyptic Media with her husband Derek. She's a licensed attorney and has a master's in science and technology journalism. You can reach her at [email protected].

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