‘The 100’: More apocalyptic worry

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Reese Witherspoon-ish, bright and hopeful, is the heroine of “The 100,” a new CW drama based on a post-apocalyptic young adult novel by Kass Morgan. You’ve heard of that genre, right? The show, premiering Wednesday night at 9, is both “The Hunger Games”-ish and “Lord of the Flies”-ish. And maybe a little “Lost”-ish, too, not least of all because Henry Ian Cusick — he was Desmond on “Lost” — is part of the cast.

Unlike on “Lost,” the Scottish actor’s accent on “The 100” is — to put it kindly — American-ish.

The antagonist to the blond Reese-ish ingenue Clarke (Eliza Taylor) is Neve Campbell-ish, a dark beauty named Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos). The two have the same taste in boys, which is where the Johnny Depp-ish maverick Finn (Thomas McDonell) comes in.

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