Legacies: Season 1 (2018 - 2019)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

A fun and fast-paced addition to the CW's stable of supernatural high school series, Legacies emerges from the shadows of its sister shows an unexpected delight.



Critic Ratings: 10


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Air date: Oct 25, 2018
Air date: Nov 1, 2018
Air date: Nov 8, 2018
Air date: Nov 15, 2018
Air date: Nov 29, 2018
Air date: Dec 6, 2018
Air date: Dec 13, 2018
Air date: Jan 24, 2019
Air date: Jan 31, 2019
Air date: Feb 7, 2019
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But while vastly different from the shows that came before, Legacies never forgets its roots and serves up delightful Easter eggs.

Nov 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Vampire spinoff has new characters, violence, sexiness.

Oct 29, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

As someone who is still bitter about how The Originals' series finale played out, I was perfectly prepared to be disappointed by Legacies Season 1 Episode 1, but there was a lot to like about it.

Oct 26, 2018 | Rating: 4.7/5 | Full Review…

Legacies is for anyone interested in supernatural high school drama. And the nostalgic setting and fun easter eggs for fans of the Vampire Diaries universe are just the cherries on top.

Oct 26, 2018 | Rating: 8.3/10 | Full Review…

Legacies is not at all what I was expecting... I probably would've scoffed and thought that the show was going too big. But I have to tell you guys: This show works. Yes, it's going big, but that's what makes it so fun (amongst other things). I am all in.

Nov 15, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

This is a supernatural "Riverdale" - which might be redundant, given the direction of that show this season. But after two series, the magic is thin and your interest may wane like the moonlight.

Oct 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Legacies isn't good enough for me to recommend to a viewer starting here from scratch, but it moves at a brisk clip and has the general feel familiar to fans of this storytelling world and there's reliable comfort in that.

Oct 25, 2018 | Full Review…

You'll have little idea of what the show looks like, beyond the vague sense that attractive 20-somethings playing teenagers will make out a lot.

Oct 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Legacies must be given credit for boldly confronting the bigoted myths about lycanthrope/Wiccan miscegenation.

Oct 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Legacies is for anyone interested in supernatural high school drama. And the nostalgic setting and fun easter eggs for fans of the TVD universe are just the cherries on top.

Oct 9, 2018 | Rating: 8.3/10 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Legacies: Season 1

  • Jun 03, 2019
    I realy loved it very coulerfull with the usual drama but I hope some characters from tvd and the original would return. Like Bonnie and freya,REBEKAH!!and Marcel,Davina and koll.
  • May 22, 2019
    A big step down from The Originals, and even Vampire Diaries. Can be entertaining, but the world is less cohesive, the plot predictable and the writing is not as subtle or clever, and has too many plotholes.
  • May 18, 2019
    I love this show. I can't wait to see what happens next! Vampire Diaries and the Originals were great shows too. All of the actors and actresses did amazing jobs, I just hope more of the previous shows actors can pop in here and there into Legacies more often! Hate when each show ended but grateful for Legacies. Job well done on intertwining ancestry and storylines!! Please keep it going.
  • May 07, 2019
    Legacies is a cash in on an existing series that gets entirely ruined when the veil comes off and you realize each episode ends with 3 witches casting a spell to get rid of the bad thing. It's a bit boring that none of the enemies actually pose a real threat, because in the end nothing of value is lost to them and a bunch of gibberish witch stuff that our Mary Sue knows gets the situation resolved, conveniently after all the related drama completes. It begs the question of why there are even monsters at all, other than to have a background plot to justify this show in the first place. A couple characters try to carry the series (Chris Lee is a standout), but in the end the show doesn't have enough time to cover the amount of characters it wants to and the plot is a weak excuse of making more of an existing franchise.
  • Apr 27, 2019
    Really good show captivating and unique story telling
  • Apr 23, 2019
    it was a lot of fun.
  • Apr 10, 2019
    this series is an embarassment to tvd and to. its so trivial and superficial I can barely watch this series... bad actors - cant even sympathize with one of them... but its probably Plec's fault too as its so poorly written... I wont even want my nonexistent kids to watch something like this.. in the end theyre hooking up after 30 minutes of knowing each other too like the whole plot... disgusting.
  • Apr 03, 2019
    I love love thus show!!!!
  • Mar 31, 2019
    looking forward to the second season
  • Mar 28, 2019
    a new generation is born with the 2nd 'Vampire Diaries' spin-off on the CW 'Legacies' now follows Danielle Rose Russell as Hope Mikaelson and her friends going through the ups and downs of growing up in the Salvatore School of magical beings she even runs back into a boy she danced with named Landon stumbling upon this magical world attempting to understand it all when he finds out his friend Raphael is a werewolf but is it possible he's more than just a human? Josie and Lizzie, Caroline Forbes' children are even almost young adults dealing with relationship drama and emotional problems fan-favorite Alaric Saltzman returns to teach and guide the students whilst all the witches, werewolves and other supernatural beings keep their true nature a secret from the human world, you could sort of look at this school like another 'X-Men' institution we even return to Mystic Falls with familiar faces like Matt Donovan as the town sheriff and Jeremy Gilbert during this season Hope has to contend with being an only child parentless, dealing with raging hormones, bullies, sports activities, and finding her independence as a tribrid without resorting to black magic which is forbidden but also dangerous if she lets her guard down people often disappoint her, makes it harder to trust people the more she puts up a barrier it's hard for Hope since everyone she's loved has left her and she feels like she's not worth sticking around is she a mistake? did the cosmos make an error bringing her into this world? she and Alaric and other students face off against other supernatural enemies like pyromancers, gargoyles,spiders, driads, zombies and a necromancer which could explain a mysterious symbol of permanent death each encounter makes them stronger but also reveal deeper parts of their characters; some for the best some for the worst to everyone's shock a familiar face returns on Josie and Lizzie's sweet 16 but what's the mystery behind the mysterious indestructible dagger? and how come Landon is so special that he can't be compelled to stay away? what is this dark pit beneath the earth that needs the dagger? Perhaps a bigger evil is trying to crawl out of a dark place A secret organization called Triad Industries is also interested in the location of this dark entity but also has intentions to round up the supernatural beings Landon also gets more answers about his past even if it hurts to know we see more of Josie and Lizzie's personalities and their true feelings toward certain things and certain people the finale leads to an all-out showdown against the Salvatore student body while Hope decides to make the ultimate sacrifice for those she cares about to thwart a supernatural apocalypse I was actually tearing up quite a bit this season so thankfully the writers are accomplishing something some people just want to watch the world burn, are more gifted individuals better than others?, secrets can tear people apart, parents can���t protect their children from everything they have to learn to protect themselves, humans are untrustworthy but so are monsters, some boys tend to like girls whom are like their mothers, the worst monster can be an ignorant human a very fun first season to this second spin-off from Julie Plec; her creative mind and TV crew just keep getting better and better adding to the this series of books plus all these young actors making their debuts as these upcoming young adults of magical power the fans will love the actors, the swirling emotions, and the many references to previous shows here's hoping Season 2 can bring even more enchantment

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