It's the CW's latest attempt to cash in on a popular young adult theme - this time it's the dystopian future. The premise is kind of cool About 100 years after a nuclear wipeout of the planet, the only survivors are on a big space station above the earth. Problem is they are running out of resources, so they have to cull the population accordingly. So they send down 100 teenage "criminals" to the planet to see if it's viable or still radiation plagued. Each is wearing a health monitor/transmitter.
Unfortunately our teens are sent to the wrong location, so one group (the main stars) sets out to look for the supplies that were supposed to keep them alive. The rest of the outcasts start to go Lord of the Flies pretty much immediately, and don't seem to have any notion or care that they don't have any food. The main team (including a built-in love triangle in the making) is filled with hotties, surprise! But they start to encounter things that aren't what they were told and soon find they aren't alone (dun dun dun)!
The setup is actually quite interesting, both on the planet and on the ship where they are wrestling with impending starvation of humanity's last survivors. Unfortunately the writing and dialog is just a little too CW-esque, which really hurts the show IMHO. As an example, when the teens survive their crash landing and take the first steps onto the planet, one of our lead females hits the ground and yells out "We're back bitches!!!" - soon enough we're listening to "Radioactive" blaring in the background. Ugh, seriously?
In spite of that, I still found it more enjoyable than that dinosaur show (Terra Nova?) that was on a couple years ago. Will give it a couple more episodes to see how it shapes up.