First aired: 2013/2014
A spin off from teen vampire series The Vampire Diaries, indeed the pilot episode was part of season 4 of the original show, the Originals follows the trials and tribulations of the original vampires – in the form of the siblings Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies, True Blood) and Rebekah (Claire Holt) – although we should note that Klaus is a vampire/werewolf hybrid.
The Vampire Diaries is an odd old show. The first season was awful for the first four episodes and then pulled itself up to a competent level of watchability. However as the seasons have gone on the show became lost, to the point that at season 4 I felt that the creators had plumb run out of ideas.
|Daniel Gillies as Elijah|
|Marcel and Klaus|
|Claire Holt as Rebekah|
|occasional blood cannot save us|
The imdb page is here.