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The Originals 

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A family of power-hungry thousand year old vampires look to take back the city that they built and dominate all those who have done them wrong.

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Series cast summary:
...  Klaus Mikaelson 92 episodes, 2013-2018
...  Elijah Mikaelson 92 episodes, 2013-2018
...  Marcel Gerard 92 episodes, 2013-2018
...  Hayley Marshall / ... 87 episodes, 2013-2018
...  Vincent Griffith / ... 71 episodes, 2014-2018
...  Davina Claire 71 episodes, 2013-2018
...  Camille O'Connell 66 episodes, 2013-2018
...  Freya Mikaelson 60 episodes, 2014-2018
...  Josh Rosza 49 episodes, 2013-2018
...  Rebekah Mikaelson 40 episodes, 2013-2018
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A spin-off from The Vampire Diaries and set in New Orleans, The Originals centers on the Mikaelson siblings, otherwise known as the world's original vampires: Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies), and Rebekah (Claire Holt). Now Klaus must take down his protégé, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), who is now in charge of New Orleans, in order to re-take his city, as he originally built New Orleans. Klaus departed from the city after being chased down by his father Mikael, while it was being constructed and Marcel took charge. As Klaus has returned after many years, his ego has provoked him to become the king of the city. "Every King needs an heir" says Klaus, accepting the unborn child. The child is a first to be born to a hybrid (part vampire, part werewolf) and a werewolf (Hayley). Written by Anaya Miller

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Julie Plec initially intended to kill off Josh at the end of season 1, but the writers threatened to never forgive her if she did so. See more »

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Klaus Mikaelson: It turns out my brother is even more depraved than I am. He is the noble stag no longer, indeed an altogether different beast is crepeing through the cracks. And you have also altogether failed in your representation of me because there is one thing you never thought me capable of. Forgiveness. You, Finn, have remained a boar for centuries but here is where your true fault lies. You never learned that the bonds of family far outweigh anything else. Such bonds trump petty jealousies, they ...
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A good show for a mature audience without the high school drama
8 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

When I first watched this show I had hoped it was not in anyway shape or form like Vampire Diaries, which wasn't for me. I wasn't disappointed, It's definitely a show for a more mature audience without the high school drama and typical high school valley girl or boy band attitudes or music. Great work! I like it so far.

However I have to give it a 7/10 due to the fact that the 3 siblings despite having lived for a thousand years seem to show a great lack of judgment towards making almost any choice, Elijah being the wisest of course, but still falling for simple woes. You would think someone who's lived for a thousand years would be smarter and most definitely wiser than they seem to be, consistently looking to children for counsel, which admittedly gets frustrating at times. The show has only made two seasons so far so I look forward to their growths in both power and wisdom in future episodes!


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