I’m currently writing this post after watching episode 3. This post will feature some minor spoilers for the first three episodes of Legacies, The Vampire Diaries, and The Originals.
Legacies is CW’s latest The Vampire Diaries and The Originals spin-off. Years after the ending of the other shows, Alaric Saltzman is running the Salvatore Boarding School for Young and Gifted for supernaturals (featuring descendants of characters of the two shows). It spoils TVD and TO, by the way, you might want to finish watching them first if you’ve already started them and actually like them.
Although I didn’t expect much of it at first, it’s becoming the show I look forward to the most every week.
Episode 1: This Is The Part Where You Run was average though entertaining and intriguing enough to make me want to continue watching so I suppose it did its job. I don’t usually judge shows (or anything for that matter) for its first episodes (unless they’re that bad).
The show mostly follows Hope Mikaelson, Josie and Lizzie Saltzman and human Landon Kirby (who keeps looking more and more like Hope’s love interest who is also a clichéed unwanted foster kid character who might be special after all).
Episode 2: Some People Just Want To Watch The World Burn – Based on the first two episodes of Legacies, my first impressions were that I doubted Legacies wouldn’t be as good/exciting/engaging/you-name-it as TVD or TO. It seems to be milder, somehow, perhaps focusing a little more on Teen Drama than the other two and less on the supernatural, in general. Still, that wouldn’t stop me from watching it (not yet anyway).
TVD and TO has mainly stuck to vampires, witches, and werewolves in terms of supernatural creatures. In fact, it led us all to believe those were the only supernaturals that existed. Legacies changed that – presumably in an effort to renew the interest in the characters (and maybe try to distract us from the fact that the creators/producers want to keep making money/ it’s simply a result from the other two shows’ popularity). It’s introducing us to a whole new world of possibility – and I have to say, it’s working for me. I’m interested (especially after episode 3).
Episode 3: We’re Being Punked Pedro is so far my the episode I’ve enjoyed the most. (Hopefully, the remaining 19 episodes will continue this trend and make this a great first season.)
Now, I probably won’t review this show episode by episode because that’s not really what I like to do I suppose, though I’ll probably review the whole season when it ends.
But let’s just talk about Episode 4: Hope Is Not The Goal preview scenes for a sec. I like the growing drama, the escalating violence it’s showing, though the outcome seems a bit predictable (hopefully not). I like where this show is headed.