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The Originals Review
on March 18, 2014
Excellent series. Much fun. Awesome characters I've wanted to get to know better for a long time. Love the conflicts between the character, and with Mikael. It's almost reminiscent of the Greek myths of the Gods. Cronos the destroyer stalks the world to destroy his children the gods. Love how they flashed back and I was able to see Mikael again. I thought they really didn't do justice to his malevolence in The Vampire Diaries, He almost seemed heroic, saying he wouldn't feed off innocent people and wanted to kill, then-archvillain Klaus. Add this to his kind words and gentle nature and he seemed like a nice, reasonable man.
In this series, we really got to see why Rebekah was so afraid of him. He truly was the king of monsters.
The rest of the series is fantastic. I was overjoyed by the vampire kingdom, as I've always been on their side. I never knew such a paradise could exist. It was wonderful. Sophie was great too, toward the second half. They took a bland and unimportant character and made her this tragic figure, trying to set right what once went wrong and all that good stuff.
I really enjoy the different factions in the story. I love how everything is new and interesting in such a familiar world. They really did a great job with this show. It's a perfect example of what a spin-off should be.
A five out of five.