This new series has a rather ironic title considering it’s not original, but a spin-off from the popular series The Vampire Diaries. Of course, anyone familiar with The Vampire Diaries, knows everyone’s favorite vampire-werewolf hybrid named Klaus (Joseph Morgan), as well as his family. The Originals follows Klaus back to his old stomping grounds in New Orleans, where he and brother Elijah (Daniel Gillies) are thrown into yet more supernatural drama between the local witches, werewolves and vamps. It’s really not bad as it looks and feels like The Vampire Diaries, only in New Orleans. I was never a Klaus fan from the original show, but true fans should really enjoy this spin-off. It has a polished look, and the acting isn’t bad. The fact that two of the main characters have been established for a few years certainly helps. And the pilot reveals an interesting surprise involving Klaus which is sure to keep fans frantically talking on message boards. If you like the original, check out The Originals tonight at 9 ET on The CW.
TONIGHT: 9:00-10:00 pm ET: tweet the series premiere of THE ORIGINALS (@cworiginals #theoriginals) with stars Joseph Morgan (@JosephMorgan); Charles Michael Davis (@CharlesMD); Phoebe Tonkin (@1PhoebeTonkin); Leah Pipes (@leahmariepipes); Danielle Campbell (@daniellemcam); and Daniella Pineda (@maniella); executive producers Julie Plec and Michael Narducci (@michaelnarducci) will also join.