Rating: 8.7/10 from 29,667 users
Creator: Julie Plec
Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Series will focus on The Original family of vampires from Vampire Diaries.
The Originals is a spin-off from the popular TV Series The Vampire Diaries (2009-….). The Originals are the first vampire created, so the vampire now days are their descendants. They were the main villain in The Vampire Diaries, until they gain more popularity and CW decide to make their own series. Both series share the same universe, so some events in The Originals season 1 and The Vampire Diaries season 5 sometimes linked. The character also sometimes visit the other series.
The Originals family consist of, Esther (the mother) which is a witch, Mikael (the father), Elijah Mikaelson (the eldest), Finn Mikaelson, Niklaus Mikaelson, Kol Mikaelson, and Rebekah Mikaelson. Some of them already dead in The Vampire Diaries story. The Originals tells the story of the remaining originals in New Orleans. It was the city that they build in 1919 but then had to flee from it for some reason. New Orleans inhabitants consist of 4 faction, vampires, witches, humans, and werewolves. Each aware of the others presence. The New Orleans nowdays run by Marcelus, the vampire which turned by Niklaus, and Niklaus intend to take it back. Niklaus character is interesting to watch. He fall into the anti-hero type, who can be ruthless to anyone, but in the end he will do whatever it takes to protect his family.
Compared to The Vampire Diaries that focused in teenage drama, The Originals is, borrowing someone else phrase, more matured. It is more about the attempt of each faction to take over the city, making the alliance, backstabbing the ally, making war with the enemy, and else. The story is not as great as the first season of Vampire Diaries, The Originals is better than current season of Vampire Diaries, which getting more cliche. Although The Originals can stand on it’s own, for viewer who wants more deep knowledge about The Originals should watch The Vampire Diaries.