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‘The 100' Reviews: E4's New Dystopian Drama Receives Mixed Response

08/07/2014 12:10 BST | Updated 08/07/2014 12:59 BST

E4’s new show ‘The 100’ premiered on Monday night, and so far the programme has received mixed reviews from critics and TV fans on Twitter.

The sci-fi series is set in a Dystopian future, years after a nuclear war has destroyed human civilisation.

Everybody who survived the disaster is living on a space station, however, a lack of supplies causes leaders to decide that 100 young offenders should be dropped back onto earth.

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The US-made drama stars former ‘Neighbours’ actress Eliza Taylor, while ‘Hollyoaks’ hunk Ricky Whittle also has a recurring role.

When it was first screened in the US, Vulture’s reviewer enjoyed the show, writing, “The 100 is better than it has to be, a little more exciting and surprising and intense”, and a number of UK viewers posting their thoughts on Twitter shared this sentiment…

However, not everyone was as impressed. In a mixed review, The Independent’s TV critic writes: “The blend of young-adult drama and science fiction didn’t always work - it was a bit like a futuristic version of Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents.”

The Western Gazette were less than complimentary too, writing: “It's US sci fi for those with the attention span of a gnat with so much packed into an opening episode it's difficult to entirely wrap your brain around exactly what occurred.”

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