The Originals: Season 1 (2013 - 2014)


Season 1
The Originals

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The Originals may overwhelm casual viewers with its myriad twists and bevy of supernatural beings, but this a sleek, atmospheric Vampire Diaries spinoff with potential.

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Critic Ratings: 28

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Air date: Oct 3, 2013

Klaus returns to the French Quarter of New Orleans, which his family helped build 300 years ago; a powerful witch reveals important news about Hayley, a werewolf who had a fling with Klaus.

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Air date: Oct 8, 2013

Rebekah arrives in New Orleans and receives unexpected news from Hayley; Klaus moves forward with his plan; Marcel asks Davina for help.

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Air date: Oct 15, 2013

Klaus and Rebekah try to bring down Marcel's empire from within; Sabine tells Hayley that supernatural creatures in New Orleans are reacting to the potential hybrid baby.

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Air date: Oct 22, 2013

Davina talks Marcel into letting her attend the annual Dauphine Street music festival; a mysterious doctor has a shocking surprise for Hayley; Klaus takes an interest in Cami.

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Air date: Oct 29, 2013

Klaus demands answers after his unborn baby is put at risk; Sophie divulges a secret; Davina reveals information about the witches.

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Air date: Nov 5, 2013

Klaus goes to extreme lengths to protect Hayley and her unborn baby; Cami turns to Father Kieran for guidance; Marcal visits an old friend for advice; Davina tries to control her magic; Klaus delivers some surprising news.

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Air date: Nov 12, 2013

Hayley becomes concerned for herself and her baby when someone from her past makes a revelation; Klaus has an dangerous and unexpected encounter; Rebekah receives an enticing offer from Marcel.

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Air date: Nov 26, 2013

Facing a difficult decision, Rebekah seeks guidance; a mysterious figure sheds some light on Hayley's past; a confrontation ends unexpectedly.

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Air date: Dec 3, 2013

Klaus opens up to Marcel about past indiscretions; Hayley asks Elijah and Rebekah for help when she learns of a plan to harm werewolves.

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Air date: Jan 14, 2014

Davina tries to free Cami of Klaus' mind compulsion; Marcel and Elijah form an alliance; Hayley has to make a difficult decision; Rebekah turns to someone from Marcel's past.

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  • Jul 28, 2021
    I'd recommend it but I would think twice about choosing the actor to play Marcel Gerard, very mediocre and forced. Finn and Freya Mikaelson, not very impressionable. I think the only well praised cast
  • Jun 18, 2021
    The Vampire dairies spin off The originals Season 1 is filled with great characters and originals return back to get what was theirs a long time back.. An entertaining show.
  • Aug 01, 2020
    It's over-reliance on Klaus at the expense of all its more interesting characters drags it down.
  • Jun 27, 2020
    What to say? This series is great. Brilliant. Amazing. Season one might have a slow start but it gets better and is entertaining to watch. The characters feel real. I strongly recommend. If the beginning is a bit too slow for you, hang on in there, it gets better. Season two and three are better than season one
  • Nov 26, 2019
    Simply brilliant and IMHO better than the Vampire Diaries.
  • Dec 04, 2018
    It was a nice start on a project with great concept! Actually I like it... the mythology, the drama, the emotions... It was an interesting beginning.
  • Oct 28, 2018
    The best series ever Also watch the vampires Diaries Both are 10 out of 10
  • Oct 19, 2018
    The Originals, a vampire show about *THE most powerful vampires in the entire WORLD* who move back into their parents house and struggle to maintain power over a few city blocks in a relatively unimportant southern tourist town. "What would you do with immortality, insane strength, and mind control abilities?" Me: Kill every terrorist on earth, then go after the Mexican cartels and African warlords. Compel the President to release his tax returns. Maybe take over struggling countries like Venezuela, and help rebuild other 3rd world nations into healthy democracies. Probably have at least a few private islands, which I would build communities for the homeless on. Honestly I could probably take over at least a continent with that kind of power. And if I decided to be evil, I'd just take over the cartel drug trade which would be effectively, having my own corrupt country. Think big, right? The Originals Writers: We just want to have cool fangs and eat gumbo. I mean seriously, when we are talking about unlimited power and the literal inability to be killed, I feel like the vampires in this show have the ability to rule WORLDS but end up being pretty small potatoes. The entire setting is completely lackluster and small minded. It could be a super cool, international power struggle with spies, treacherous betrayals, governments, mind controlled politicians, massive scale magic, wars, and more. But no, it's a show about like 3 minor factions, one of them practically god-like, fighting over not a country, not a state...not even a city...but THE FRENCH QUARTER. This is what a show looks like with bad writers and good actors.
  • Sep 29, 2018
    I enjoyed every monent of season 1. It touched all emotions.
  • Jan 07, 2018
    The best vampire show ever made in my opinion

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