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The fact that this show is about a family definitely raises the stakes and makes the drama much more interesting.
As a season premiere, the episode was next-level; as an hour of television, it was perfect.
All in all, I'd have to give the premiere a thumbs up; even if the take-down of the Guerreras was perhaps a bit too neat for its own good- they probably could have milked that for a few more episodes, at least.
I found the first 10 minutes or so of tonight's episode difficult to follow as the writers tried to inform us as to the whereabouts of every single character we've come to know and love. It was too much and not enough all at the same time.
Audience Reviews for The Originals: Season 2
In its second season The Originals delves deeper into the Mikaelson family and resurrects old feuds. After reclaiming control over New Orleans, Klaus discovers that his dead mother and brothers have crossed over from the Veil and are inhabiting the bodies of witches, and that it was his mother who put a death sentence on his child. At times the plot can get a bit confusing with all the body swapping, but it also allows for some interesting story arcs and adds an extra degree of mystery. Plus, it enables the show to bring in fresh new actors to play the Mikaelson characters; in particular Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Rebekah does an incredible job. Season 2 of The Originals has an ambitious vision that, while not completely pulled off, makes it extraordinarily exciting and compelling.
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