5 Addicting Sci-Fi and Post-Apocalyptic TV Shows Like "The 100"

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“What? Another teen-based show airing on CW?" That’s what went through my mind as soon as I heard that CW was going to air a show called The 100 focused on teenagers. As it turns out, I was wrong. The show hooked me from the very first episode and didn’t let me go.

Before watching, accept the obvious: It’s not trying to be authentic or real. Suspend your disbelief for 40 minutes while you watch and enjoy an amazing show.

Despite getting off to a slow start, The 100 is in pretty sweet spot with a bright future ahead of it. If everything goes right, it could end up being the next big thing for CW. I for one am totally addicted to it. If you are like me, you are looking for some other shows like The 100 while waiting for its next episode to air. Being a big fan of this show, I have compiled a list of some shows, and without any further ado, let’s take a look at them.


The plot revolves around a group of plane crash survivors who are forced to work together as they find themselves in a seemingly deserted island with no help in sight. It starts off as a survival show, but soon blend some sci-fi and fantasy elements as we are introduced to time-travelling, ghosts, smoke monsters, and afterlife.

Secrets keep unraveling during the whole six seasons, and the cast starts getting bigger. Just when you thought you know everything, a twist appears out of nowhere, leaving you wanting to know more and keeping you hooked. They managed to keep this up for six years in tandem. Now that show is over, will there ever be anything else that can replace it? Probably not.

Lost is one-of-a-kind. Its legacy can’t be threatened by any other show. If you love shows like The 100, you will love what Lost has to offer. Just make sure that you have tons of spare time, because once you give a couple of episodes a go, you will not be able to stop. Each seasons comprises of 22 episode, which means you will have to sit through more than 100 episodes.

Battlestar Galatica

““What makes us human?” This show asks this question time and again. Battlestar Galatica is a wonderful sci-fi series, telling a tale of battles between humans and robots for the control of Earth. The roles are reversed; Robots are the ones who display the humanity more often than not, fading the differences between men and machines.

If you haven’t watched this show, put your life on pause and go stream it. Everything from casting, plot line, and acting have been handled with perfection. The actors did an amazing job of expressing the struggles of life.

At times, I found narrations to be a bit preachy. There were times when it felt as if the people are making childish decisions—a bit too predictable at times. Apart from that, though, everything is as good as it gets. It’s one of the most consistent shows I have ever watched. I can’t remember a single episode I didn’t like.


The negative reviews that this show received were a bit shocking to me. Granted, it’s no Walking Dead, but it’s not as bad as some reviews would lead you to believe. Revolution was never given the chance it deserved.

I really loved the drama. There were some characters I loved to hate, and others I pulled for. It’s such a shame that Fox had to cancel it, as it never managed to find its audience. Nevertheless, you still have two full seasons of this post-apocalyptic show to enjoy.

The show is based on a future in which governments worldwide have fallen and there is chaos all around as all electronic devices have mysteriously stopped working. Supplies are scarce, compelling people to form groups for being able to stay alive. The story picks up when some people decide to delve deep and find out the reason behind the black-out. A pattern of discoveries follow and mystery begins to unravel slowly. Every episode answers a few questions while raising a couple more.


When it comes to finding talent, Fox has an eye. I loved the whole cast of Firefly. Everything about this series blew me away. But the network must have some of the worst executives in the world. Firefly is the best example of what can happen to an amazing TV show when you don’t have a good team of executives. It was one of the best sci-fi shows to ever hit the screens, never ceasing to amaze its viewers and they still managed to screw it up. Fox cancelled the show without giving it any chance to prosper.

Enough of my ranting. Here is some good news for you: Even though this show is canceled way before it even reached its prime, there is still a lot of meat to chew on. So make sure to watch this anti-government, anti-corporate show.

Terra Nova

No, Terra Nova is not as good as Jurassic Park, but did you honestly expect it to be? Comparing a big-budget movie to a TV show is not fair. Delivering eye candy is not a point for most of the TV shows anyway. They have to focus on a longer storyline and careful development of characters while maintaining a sense of intrigue so we could turn up in large numbers when the next episode is on air. Terra Nova has all of the elements a sci-fi show needs.

I believe this show is criticized for all the wrong reasons. Don’t be too quick to write it off from your ‘to watch’ list. Even legendary shows like Stargate and Falling Skies got negative reviews in the beginning and went on to break records. Sadly, Terra Nova was not as lucky as those shows. It was cancelled way before it got any chance to prosper and find its audience. Still, I think there is enough content for anyone to enjoy.


Your suggestions are most welcome. Do you think there is a show that must be included in here? Just let me know through the comments section.

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Jos 11 months ago

I really like Jericho..pretty good too. I Agree with all your choices.

Tina 10 months ago

All great shows listed! They were cancelled too soon.

yuis 8 months ago

u shouldn't suggested terra nova. It amazing but it stopped producing after season one which left me heart broken :(

Lily 7 months ago

Sticking with the Tribal theme, I found the New Zealand TV show 'The Tribe' was very good! Although a bit dated, as it was an early 2000s series, even now I still find myself hooked. There are 5 series which just get better as they go on. It can be found on youtube.

kls 4 months ago


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hclpd 4 months ago from Delhi, India Author

@Kls I haven't watched it yet.

Sam 3 months ago

The 100 Is the best I finished it In One Week from season 1 and it's amaziiing but lexa's death left me heart broken

raymond 2 months ago

dark matter and stargate universe should be included but the 100 is much better than them i cant wait for the 4th season

Jerrika 6 weeks ago

Good choices "The 100" is one of the best. I totally agree that "Terra Nova" was not given a chance had it got more seasons it may have surprised people. I personally enjoyed it and was sad that it got cancelled with such a huge cliff hanger.

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