CW television series continue to leave viewers impressed

By Jasmine Leach

“The Originals” continues to impress viewers and increases anticipation for its future seasons.

The CW network is the home of paranormal shows such as “The Vampire Diaries,” “The Secret Circle,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and now a show that continues to increase the number of its viewers, “The Originals.”

“The Originals” is a spinoff show of “The Vampire Diaries” that explores the lives of the original family, the Mikaelsons. The main characters in the original family are Rebekah (Claire Holt), Klaus (Joseph Morgan), and Elijah (Daniel Gillies).

Rebekah, Klaus, and Elijah are known as the originals because they were the first vampires born and have lived for a thousand years. Throughout their lifetime they faced their own challenges, such as dealing with family issues, first loves, fighting off their enemies, and being exiled by their father Mikael from their home town, New Orleans.

In “The Vampire Diaries,” viewers were not able to learn that much about the original family, but now they are able to do so in this new show, “The Originals.” Since it aired in Oct. 2013, the amount of fans continued to grow, with more than 3,000,000 likes on their Facebook page.

Kean student Daris Mendez explained why she is a fan of “The Originals” and her favorite character.

“I like the humor that is incorporated in the show it keeps it fresh and entertaining. The characters all have interesting personalities,” said Mendez.” The show also keeps you on your feet with its many twists and turns.”

“My favorite character is Marcel as he is a fierce leader, but can also be kind hearted,” said Mendez.

Kean student Xirena Wormley, and another fan of “The Originals,” explained what she enjoys the most about the show, in addition to what makes it stand out
compared to other shows on the CW network.

“I think that “The Originals” is just a well written show in general. The complex and surprising plots and multi-dimensional characters make “The Originals” stand out from other shows,” said Wormley.

“My favorite character is Klaus. He is dark and mysterious and has a bad demeanor that makes him stand out from the rest of the characters, said Wormley. “He’s the guy you love to hate on the show but still manage to fall in love with.”

“He has that type of yo-yo affect where you think you hate him but then he reels you in,” said Wormley. “Not to mention that Joseph Morgan is extremely good looking.”

If you missed the opening season of “The Originals” and would like to watch some of the episodes, they occasionally show repeats on channel 11, the CW network on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. You can also watch the episodes on and click “The Originals” to a follow up on this season.


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