Oh my! We have been tardy to this party by about ten years, we are afraid to admit. It really wasn’t even a blip on the radar. There were so many other programs that were just an automatic “must watch” that we had no idea. First, it just seemed like some sort of teen angst Twilight sort of thing wen Netflix was pushing it at us. Over and over, Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Legacies… just stop already. Finally, we gave in and began with Legacies. To our surprise we really enjoyed it. We caught up to the current episodes and are always left wanting more. Even though the stories were skewed toward a younger demographic, the subject matter was fun, so we began where it all started, the Vampire Diaries.
The Vampire Diaries lasted nine seasons, and it came with a metric frak-ton of baggage. In the era of the Civil War the two Salvatore brothers were turned (into Vampires) by a beautiful vampire called Kate in a town called Mystic Falls. Let us tell you… there are NO ugly people in that town. Everybody is attractive which is ok, but not entirely relatable. The show ended at a good point.
We moved onto The Originals and while watching the main character fail to learn lessons from his previous behavior over and over again, it kept our interest. Knowing the fate of that character I began anticipating his demise, and that seemed to become tiresome after a few seasons. The final season felt as if it were just to set up Legacies. It was entertaining enough, but I am not sure if we would watch it through again. Perhaps passively as background noise.
Finally, we ended up where we began… Legacies. The show is still airing and it’s not bad. After watching so many seasons of this combined universe it is getting to be a bit much, but we are caught up.
While we were two thirds of the way through The Originals, we began a rewatch of Arrow then Flash as soon as Barry was introduced. So far, the jump into the CW Arrowverse has been a more fun overall rewatch experience.