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


Audience Score

User Ratings: 235
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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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The Salvatore School of the Young and Gifted is a prestigious and eccentric school, home to young and supernatural beings like Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell), a 17-year-old who comes from a lineage of powerful witches, vampires and werewolves; twin witches Lizzie (Jenny Boyd) and Josie (Kaylee Bryant); and the mysterious Landon Kirby (Aria Shahghasemi). With the guidance of headmaster Alaric Saltzman (Matthew Davis), the school provides a safe home for these students, where they can learn how to control their abilities while facing conflicts coming from the outside world as well as amongst themselves.

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Critic Reviews for Legacies Season 1

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

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

  • Aug 05, 2019
    In one word, oof. TVD & The Originals were great, but this isn't even close to them. They gave The Originals a bad ending just for this spin-off. I really think they were getting desperate and just wanted to get a final series out of the TVD & TO universe. Bad writing, poor storyline, and mediocre acting. If I hadn't of watched either of its predecessors, maybe I would have enjoyed it more. Embarrassing.
  • Jul 30, 2019
    For a guy that the supernatural world it's new, cause I haven't seen the other's shows, I still think it's nice and engaging for the new people to this TVD spin off.
  • 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!!!!

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