To wonder why The 100 aren't worried about having sex?!

(35 Posts)
squishinglittlefatcheeks Wed 06-Aug-14 23:17:13

Any one been watching the new series 'The 100'?
[Quick update if you haven't - ppl live on a satellite in space (the ark) as earth had a nuclear radiation catastrophe 75yrs ago. The ark's oxygen supply is running out. They sent a bunch of teens to earth on a mission to see if earth is habitable. Teens can't go back to the ark they just have dorky wristbands transmitting their vital signs to the ark.]

So anyone else unable to watch these teenagers romping around on earth have casual sex without screaming at the tv 'where's your CONTRACEPTION!!!!! You will get <gasp> PREGNANT!!'

So then I am unable to watch the rest of the episode in peace because I am trying to work out:
a) if they start getting pregnant who is going to deliver their babies safely?
b) is the series going to then have to turn into a documentary about a primitive tribe on earth whose main aim is survival of their babies
c) perhaps none of them are concerned with pregnancy as they have all been fitted with contraceptive implants on the ark
d) the only answer is they all came down to earth with lifetime's supply of condoms.

Thoughts anyone?

LegoCaltrops Wed 06-Aug-14 23:20:00

I've been watching.

Answer: they don't expect to live long enough. And if they do, they need to repopulate the planet.

But yes, it's a massive plot hole!

Creatureofthenight Wed 06-Aug-14 23:25:23

I had assumed that everyone is on long term contraception because of the one child policy on the Ark?

grocklebox Wed 06-Aug-14 23:25:35

haven't seen it but if its futuristic sci-fi I'd suppose they have simple long term contraception of some kind.

squishinglittlefatcheeks Wed 06-Aug-14 23:32:14

All very valid points. But they are all teens mostly not in long term relationships so would not have got to the point of having long term contraception fitted?

And if they do need to repopulate earth how will they look after their babies? Poor hygiene and sanitation etc.


Thebodyloveschocolateandwine Wed 06-Aug-14 23:35:09

Are there dinosaurs?

TheFirstOfHerName Wed 06-Aug-14 23:35:46

I can't get past the terrible acting. Or the ridiculous plot.

ShadowStar Wed 06-Aug-14 23:36:40

I'm going for option (c).

Remember the one child policy on the ark? I'd be willing to bet that everyone's fitted with long term contraception as standard unless they're actively trying for their one and only child. Particularly given the death sentence if you step out of line up there.

They don't seem to be too bothered about eating, drinking or toilets either! The thing that really, really gets me is the stuff they have on the ark. I know they're all wearing artfully ripped and holey clothes but there is no way they would be able to get any new resources whatsoever.

I guess we should just enjoy it for what it is and suspend belief!

ObfusKate Wed 06-Aug-14 23:38:59

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ShadowStar Wed 06-Aug-14 23:43:52

I quite liked Terra Nova. I suppose they'd have all ended up being eaten by the dinosaurs after new supplies from the future stopped turning up though.

I really enjoyed terra nova, there are similarities, Tis true

lettertoherms Wed 06-Aug-14 23:49:18

No idea what the show is.

But it seems logical they would be encouraging procreation if they're hoping to repopulate the Earth... if the girls fell pregnant right away, they have nine months to establish a stable base, and the boys could continue doing whatever to survive/provide for the new generation.

No matter what, they'll have to live primitively. For all we've advanced, all we need to keep going is a food source, water, and shelter. It wouldn't be pretty, and very hard on women and children, but if they're re-establishing the species there isn't much choice, is there? I don't think they'd be wanting to wait, you'd pretty much have to optimize your fertile years with as many babies possible, knowing there's no guarantees on if they'll make it to adulthood; that's how we had babies historically, and having just a few children to give the best life possible with the assumption they will all live is a relatively recent first-world scenario.

<possibly thinking too much about a thread about a television show>

ShadowStar Thu 07-Aug-14 00:21:46

The 100 have been sent down to see if the earth is survivable though - idea is that everyone on the ark will follow if it's safe.

So immediate procreation wouldn't necessarily be planned for.

LittleprincessinGOLDrocks Thu 07-Aug-14 00:34:09

Having seen the entire first season - they have much bigger things to worry about....

ThisIsBULLSHIT Thu 07-Aug-14 00:34:33

LOVE this show.

I wondered the same too when Clark and her bf (can't remember his name) DTD in the last episode.

I, well, we DH and I, love this programme! I just bloody hope it doesn't turn out like Lost...

I think she is going to get pregnant (the main one, can't remember her name now for some reason!) and I think that is going to be part of the plot line.

Ahh This, thank you for that, it was Clark. smile

DH watches this hmm
In Episode 1, Jasper (Devon Bostick) gets a spear lobbed at him.
"Oh, that was quick" I thought.

No, he's up and about.

ThisIsBULLSHIT Thu 07-Aug-14 00:36:58

grin had to ask DH....!

HappySeaTurtles Thu 07-Aug-14 01:41:16

Never heard of it, but it looks interesting. I'll see if I can get past the angsty teen tropes. grin

NCFTTB Thu 07-Aug-14 01:46:16

When is it on and what channel please?

TheFirstOfHerName Thu 07-Aug-14 07:33:35


ALittleFaith Thu 07-Aug-14 09:46:44

Monday nights at 9pm.

I'm quite this show but yes, I did wonder about her jumping into bed with Finn. You wouldn't imagine he's got a condom in his wallet. I wonder if it'll have consequences later now that Raven has come to earth too.

TeaRex Thu 07-Aug-14 09:55:14

I actually thought the same thing so glad I'm not the only one wondering if there's going to be 50 babies in the next season. The show is utter crap but I do enjoy it smile

ginnybag Thu 07-Aug-14 10:21:51

If you're curious, you could read the book it's based on...?

Tbh, though, it's something that I always wondered about with the Hunger Games. The Career tributes tend to be 17 or 18 and are actively trained for it and know they need to boost ratings for sponsors. The odd bit of porn wouldn't hurt that and teenagers aren't exactly known for self-restraint.

'We're going to die in the next couple of days...' would probably lead to a fair bit of shagging!!

squishinglittlefatcheeks Thu 07-Aug-14 20:45:45

Yes the spear-in-the-heart thing was a bit much. I also think life on the ark would be much more primitive anyway as there's no way they would be able to have enough factories and labs to make all the medicines, clothes, electronic gadgets etc

There's too much risk of being killed to have a shag in the hunger games. But I bet leading up to the games there would be

Salmotrutta Thu 07-Aug-14 20:50:14

Ah but the spear didn't go through his heart - according to know it all Clarke and that's why he ain't dead - yet.

As formulaic as it is I'm quite enjoying it grin

I think they are redistributing clothes from dead people on the Ark though because they are all quite tatty and threadbare.

CJCreggsfanclub Thu 07-Aug-14 20:58:58

Clark used to be in Neighbours!

Chippednailvarnish Thu 07-Aug-14 21:06:48

My neighbour's kids (age 11) watch this - just how much sex is there?!?

ocelot41 Thu 07-Aug-14 21:24:56

And I thought it was just me wondering that!

Chipped Not that much and the sex wasn't graphic, it's really pretty violent at points though.

Keepcalmanddrinkwine Thu 07-Aug-14 22:05:59

In the absolutely awful Hunger Games spoof, The Starving Games, they do have a lot of sex to boost ratings.

I love The 100, it's like The Breakfast Club meets Lord of the Flies.

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHorrid Thu 07-Aug-14 23:01:29

I'm loving the 100 it's complete shit but very watchable

They really have glossed over the massive food issue they have. Script writers seem to think that mentioning hunting every now and then means the food is taken care of.

Oh and do the men boys have a stash of razors somewhere, they are all exceptional clean shaven.

NoMoreMissusNiceGuy Thu 07-Aug-14 23:08:07

I must admit that the first thought that went through my head when Clark and whatever his name is started stripping off was "wow! they have sewing machines on the ark, that's a very neat bra" grin

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