“100 Humans” is a Netflix show that recently came out with not much recognition. This TV series has unique characters, compelling execution, and an appealing theme.
“100 Humans” is a reality TV series where 100 humans, very distinct from many races, ages, sexes, etc., put social experiments to the test. Some questions they asked were what gender takes longer to get ready or who is better at multitasking, based on gender or age. This puts humans to the test of the aspects of being human.
The series has 3 main hosts: Zainab Johnson, Sammy Obeid, and Alie Ward, along with 100 human test subjects. There were many personalities that stuck out, even if we didn’t know their names. One of my favorite characters was Human #28, Tyanta Snow, who stuck out in many occurrences. His iconic tic tac toe jingle was hilarious, and I could not stop laughing. He made the series so much better and easily became my favorite character.
The series also had a very compelling execution that made me want to continue watching. The episodes did not seem tacky or messy. With so many people, sometimes things might seem messy but this series was organized and clean.
Also, the transitions from each social experiment are clear. The explanations from each experiment and the opinions of professionals show the science behind the theories. There were a few cringe-worthy parts that the hosts had, and the humor was bad but the funny parts made up for them.
Lastly, the modern theme of the series is very appealing. The show is modern and bright. The questions were interesting for example, what gender talked more when giving instructions and what age was “the best.”.
There were a few times where “no paid interns” were featured organizing the social experiments. The hosts kept urging the fact that they were unpaid interns and they still had to do difficult, time-consuming tasks. This was funny at times and lightened up the mood without talking about science.
Someone who reviewed this series said, “Every outcome despite results is that whites and men are inferior based on terrible unscientific studies.” I disagree with this claim because even if the science was not correct, the show was more for entertainment and not really to learn about science. The show does not show white male inferiority because that was not the point the show was trying to convey.
- 8 episodes