Review of Legacies

Thursdays, 9:00 PM ET on The CW

60 minutes

Continuing the tradition of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and THE ORIGINALS, the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson; Alaric Saltzman’s twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman; and other young adults come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves…in spite of their worst impulses. Will these young witches, vampires and werewolves become the heroes they want to be — or the villains they were born to be?
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Mar 16, 2019 12:15AM EDT

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Its a continuation of The Vampire Diaries. Alaric Saltzman is now running a school for supernatural creatures. The school has a library called The Stephan Salvator Memorial Library, which is kind of fun. The guy that is the cop in Mystic Falls, Matt Donovan, does a cameo in a couple episodes. No other main characters from the Vampires show.

The 'evil' fraternal twin witch girls have grown up and are a major part of the season one plot. It's a bad sister good sister thing, much like Damon and Stephan. And Claus' girl has grown up and she is going to be interesting. I never watched The Originals so some of the history is disjointed for me. The school reminded me a bit of X-Men. Kind of a rip off of the concept.

The plot is a bit thin in most of the episodes (up to episode 14), and one of the witch sisters appears to have the emotion maturity of a 2 year old, which comes off as bad acting. Its basically a monster hunt. Every episode is a new monster to fight. Its geared toward kids than the original Vampires.

Spoilers: The Merge happens in the final episode and the cute innocent sister wins out.

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