'Legacies': 'The Originals' fans share their verdict on The CW spin-off and give it a thumbs-up
'Legacies', the spin-off on 'The Originals' picks up where its predecessor left off, with Hope Mikaelson trying to figure out her life outside of New Orleans
The fans of 'The Originals' have passed the verdict on the show's spin-off and it appears that 'Legacies' has lived up to their expectations.
The CW's latest supernatural show 'Legacies', a spin-off of 'The Originals', is currently on its first season. The show picks up where its predecessor left off, with Hope Mikaelson trying to figure out her life outside of New Orleans. "After TVD and Original's ending I kinda grew up to hate JP, I wasn't going to give the show even a chance just out of spite. Well, something, however, made me watch the first episode and damn, I was hooked," wrote a fan referring to 'The Originals' season finale that killed off its two leads, Elijah and Klaus Mikaelson. The fandom was extremely heartbroken by the way things turned out — after all, showrunner Julie Plec had always brought them back from the dead.
Another fan added, "I feel there are quite a lot of people that are shiting on this show just because it isn't 'The Originals' or they blame this show (which isn't the shows fault, but The CW's) for ruining the last season or just hating on JP. That being said, I think the show is good, not great (yet?) just good. I personally never really like teen-drama etc. but I feel this show isn't obnoxious about it. Which makes it one of the few shows about teens I actually enjoy."
The plot of 'Legacies' is completely different from both 'The Originals' and its predecessor show 'The Vampire Diaries', taking the form of a procedural drama. While it does incorporate the elements of supernatural creatures from the shows it also introduces new monsters we've never seen.
One fan pointed out that it was only the new monsters that are hard to make sense of on the show, otherwise, it is pretty enjoyable.
"TVD was teenagers acting like adults. Originals was darker, with deeper values. It felt more like adults. Legacies are actual teenagers with teen drama. It's more light right now but it has the potential to get a lot darker. So far, I think they're doing a good job. I think the set in a magical school is interesting. They have an interesting cast, especially the three female leads: Hope, Josie and Lizzie. No more 160-year-old vampires fighting for the love of a teenage girl."
'Legacies' does deserve a pat on the back for keeping the supernatural teen drama real and up to the times. Characters like Milton Gladstone repeatedly talk about current issues like feminism in the most normal way, Josie Saltzman is seen questioning the education system all the time and initiating change and Hope is always standing up for what she believes is right, regardless of peer pressure. These kids are dealing with problems that are absolutely relatable.
Its characters reflect the protagonists of both 'The Vampire Diaries' and 'The Originals' but at the same time are exceptionally unique in their own ways. Hope is very much like Klaus Mikaelson, Lizzie Saltzman takes the cake for being the emotional doppelganger of Katherine Pierce and Josie, her twin, is everything that Elena Gilbert once was on 'The Vampire Diaries'.