“The Vampire Diaries” Review: The Originals


For weeks The Vampire Diaries fandom have been waiting eagerly for Julie Plec’s new drama spin off series The Originals, a show centered around our favorite and hated original vampires, Elijah, Rebekah, and their hybrid (half vampire, half werewolf) brother Klaus. Some fans were excited to see the Mikaelson clan have their own series, while others like me were worried their favorite villain(s) would be leaving Mystic Falls for good.

The Originals Klaus Elijah

The Originals is an episode of The Vampire Diaries fourth season, it wasn’t exactly a pilot episode for the new series either, but more of a back door or call it a sneak peak of the show if CW picks up the series. With the hype from the actors, media, and the amazing promo, it seemed like a sure thing. However the ratings were down 31% from last week’s The Vampire Diaries episode, but clearly that didn’t stop the network. Within less than 24 hours after the episode aired, CW picked up The Originals for a season of 13 episodes and if that goes well, will be made into a full 22-episode season. So what was so good about the show?

Katherine (Nina Dobrev) warns Klaus (Joseph Morgan) a witch in his hometown is out to get him, and Klaus being how he is, simply couldn’t let that happen. Once Klaus arrives to see his old buddy Marcel, (Charles Michael Davis) he has changed everything Klaus and his family created. More tourist visit making it easier to hunt, witches fear Marcel because of his death penalties for using magic, and most of all, Marcel has the power and praise Klaus wishes he has and wants.

The Originals Marcel Klaus

The Originals is nothing like The Vampire Diaries. It’s darker, edgier, more violent, and not centered around a love triangle, but it definitely has its drama. In The Vampire Diaries world, vampires can not create their own flesh and blood, but somehow the viewers have seem to forget one little mishap. Klaus is also part werewolf, and his one nightstand with Haley (Phoebe Tonkin) lead to a bun in the oven. We all know how talented, sneaky, and creative Julie Plec is, but this is something no one saw coming. I was shocked, speechless, and amazed I didn’t see it coming.

The Originals Haley

I don’t like Klaus, even though he’s one of my favorite villains I love to hate, but that all changed when Marcel said New Orleans was his town and he was the king. For the first time in The Vampire Diaries series, I was rooting for Klaus. I wanted him to be king, and so did Klaus. Klaus wants to take back what was once his and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) believes he can with the help and power of family. Nothing has never stopped or getting in the way of the Mikaelson siblings, but this surely won’t be an easy task, as Marcel did learn from the master of evil and genus plans.

The Originals also stars Claire Holt, Leah Pipes, Daniella Pineda, and Danielle Campbell.

What did you think of the episode? Will you be watching the series in the fall? Leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment box below. The Vampire Diaries returns next Thursday with an all-new episode on the CW 8/7c and The Originals is set to premiere later this fall in October on the CW.

Photo Credit: CW

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5 comments on ““The Vampire Diaries” Review: The Originals

  1. Can’t wait until it comes back on.

    I”m rooting for Klaus because he’s one of those villains that you hate and love. I want him Klaus to be king and have Caroline by his side for once an for all.

    I was surprised by the Haley and the baby. I would of liked it better if it was Caroline that was pregnant instead.

    I’m still going to watch the show. I think it will do well.

    1. That’s exactly how I feel about Klaus, I hate him so much but that’s what I love about him. There’s no other better villian than Klaus himself.

      As for Caroline, I like her, but I don’t like her with him. I never have and probably never will, but I’ve come to really enjoy her with Stefan. So I’m kind of hoping the two will happen.

      Honestly, I don’t think anyone was expecting Haley to be peggers with a hybrid baby and Klaus being the father. It was definitely a shocking twist no one saw coming and I’m looking forward to see how it unfolds this fall when the season airs.

      Like you, I think the show will do very well.

  2. I definitely want Klaus with Caroline. Why in the world would she hook up with Stefan, a man that is still in love with Elena. Wasn’t that one of Caroline’s biggest insecurities, that everyone wanted Elena first. Please leave Caroline and Stefan as best friends.

    1. I know and understand why so many TVD fans ship Caroline with Klaus but I’ve always have and always will prefer her with Tyler. However, I doubt the writers will involve Caroline and Stefan together as they have more of a best friend/brother and sister relationship bond like he had with Lexie. I think without actually trying to replace Lexie, Caroline is filling in that avoid Stefan misses and needs too much as Elena and Damon can’t be that for him. Those are just my two cents 🙂

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