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Ranking the Best Seasons of 'The 100'

Updated September 30, 2020 2.0k votes 426 voters 6.1k views7 items

All the seasons of The 100 have been gripping, but which seasons really stand out? Survivors must determine if Earth is habitable following a nuclear apocalypse that wipes out much of the population. Some of the most memorable episodes of The 100 come from different seasons, so picking the top season isn't easy. Some The 100 seasons focus on the meaning of society, while other good seasons reveal power struggles among friends and enemies. To determine once and for all what the best seasons of The 100 are, let's rank every The 100 season from best to worst.

The 100 is a post-apocalyptic science fiction drama following juvenile detainees as they create a new way of life. The 100 premiered on The CW on March 19, 2014. A seventh and final season of The 100 premiered in 2020.

Vote up your favorite seasons of The 100, and vote down any seasons that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you loved any individual episodes. Is your favorite season of The 100 not as high as it should be? Be sure to vote it up so it rises to the top. It can be painful to put one The 100 season over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many seasons you like.

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  • The 100 - Season 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Ranking the Best Seasons of 'The 100'
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    The 100 - Season 2

    The second season of The 100 premiered on October 22, 2014, and contains 16 episodes. This season follows The 100 and new arrivals from the Ark as they reforge society.

    This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "Reapercussions," "Fog of War," and "Bodyguard of Lies."

    Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

    • Clarke makes a shocking discovery.
    • Clarke and Anya escape Mount Weather.
    • Clarke leaves Camp Jaha.
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  • The 100 - Season 1 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Ranking the Best Seasons of 'The 100'
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    The 100 - Season 1

    The first season of The 100 premiered on March 19, 2014, and contains 13 episodes. This season introduces viewers to a group of teens who return to earth following a devastating nuclear apocalypse.

    This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "Pilot," "Earth Skills," and "His Sister's Keeper."

    Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

    • The 100 arrive on Earth.
    • Finn discovers the grounder called off the attack.
    • The 100 face-off against the grounders.
       
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  • The 100 - Season 4 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Ranking the Best Seasons of 'The 100'
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    The 100 - Season 4

    The fourth season of The 100 premiered on February 1, 2017, and contains 13 episodes. This season follows the survivors as they face a potential nuclear meltdown.

    This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "Echoes," "The Tinder Box," and "Praimfaya."

    Memorable moments from Season 4 include:

    • Clarke gives Roan the Flame.
    • Emori is taken prisoner.
    • Clarke misses the rocket launch.
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  • The 100 - Season 5 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Ranking the Best Seasons of 'The 100'
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    The 100 - Season 5

    The fifth season of The 100 premiered on April 24, 2018, and contains 13 episodes. This season follows our heroes as they take on the responsibility of their new home and the future generations that will inhabit it.

    This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "Eden," "Sleeping Giants," and "Damocles – Part Two."

    Memorable moments from Season 5 include:

    • Jaha gets stabbed.
    • Bellamy and Clarke reunite.
    • Everyone enters cryogenic sleep.
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