Please Note: The CW is sending me a new DVD of the show
with "more than 50% new with more emphasis on the witches
and the Mikaelson family history, and no scenes from The
Vampire Diaries." So I will re-write this review after
If you watch "The Vampire Diaries" like I do, then you
have seen a lot of the pilot episode already, since it aired
April 25th. The pilot for "The Originals" takes out the
parts with the Vampire Diaries characters like Stefan and
Elena and adds some other stuff. It was kind of hard
to watch, in that respect, since I'd already seen a lot of
it, and I couldn't remember which parts were old or new.
Otherwise, though, it's a good episode and I think I will
enjoy the new show.
The trick will be as to whether you buy the premise that
Klaus is not such a bad guy after all, even though they
showed him to be pretty bad in the other show. But "Bad" is
relative when it comes to vampires and werewolves, I guess.
I like the actors a lot, but I'm not sure yet if I will
enjoy this one as much as I do "The Vampire Diaries". Time
Klaus' family is back (the ones that are still alive; but
then again, "alive" is also a relative concept on these
shows), including Elijah and Rebekah (both of which were
seen frequently on TVD). You may also remember Sophie, who
was on TVD quite a bit. All of the other characters are new
but interesting. Klaus wants to take New Orleans back;
it was a place he once loved. Sophie is pregnant with his
child (a seeming impossibility) and Elijah wants to protect
her and her child. Could there be a future love triangle
there? No doubt.
If you've never watched TVD, you may like this one and
not be confused because they do explain everything pretty
well. Tune in and find out whether you like it! I plan
to watch, for sure.
UPDATE: Before they aired the episode, they took out all
of the Vampire Diaries repeat parts and added in other new
parts, so it was much better!
See what's coming this fall to The CW!
New city. New trouble. New Klaus. Watch a preview from
premiering this fall!
Klaus is going to be a daddy?
The city Klaus once ruled has fallen under new leadership,
and now he wants it back.
Comic Con Preview
They've traveled from Mystic Falls to New Orleans. Check
out the brand-new trailer for this sexy new vampire series!
The Originals premieres Tuesday, October 15 at 8/7c.
Elijah is ready to rebuild his life in New Orleans beside
Klaus. Don't miss the special premiere event of The
Originals Thursday, Oct. 3!
The Originals - Daniella Pineda Interview
Daniella Pineda talks about the rebellious Sophie in this
interview! The Originals premieres Thursday, Oct. 3!
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