After months of hesitation, I finally decided to watch Season 1 of The Originals. I was very reluctant at first since I had never particularly liked the Originals characters when they were in the Vampire Diaries (which I am a huge fan of!). However, many of my friends recommended it so I decided to give it a chance…. and I am glad I did!
At first I wasn’t sure about how I felt about it. The constant back and forth of Klaus being good then evil then good again seemed repetitive. The main aspect that confused me, however, was that there was no good team vs. evil team. One minute it is vampire against werewolves, the next it is Klaus versus Marcel and there was never one group of characters who had my constant support. Well, maybe Elijah, I mean who doesn’t love Elijah?
But, as the episodes went by, I began to appreciate this because after all, everyone has some good and some evil inside of them, including the characters of this world. Each sides of the characters are triggered by the occurrence of different events which made the story lines really exciting. It allowed for certain twists which would surprise the audience making it particularly suspenseful.
In short, by the end of the season I was hooked and I cannot wait for Season 2 to start! So my advice to anyone hesitant to start is to just give it a try! It is very different to The Vampire Diaries but I believe that is what makes it so interesting.
As it is a CW show, one of my favourite parts of the show is the soundtrack. The music producers always discover some real treasures and here is a list of some of my personal favourites:
1. Long Time Traveller by The Wailin’ Jennys
This beautiful song that is played in the final episode really hit me the first time I heard. Although it is short I have been replaying it non-stop since I first heard it. For all the singers out there, it is also a nice and simple song to sing to.
2. Dark Paradise by Lana Del Rey
I was always a fan of Lana Del Rey but the combination of this song with the scene really brought out the emotions. Also, I just love this song. It is a dark and sad song but at the same time doesn’t make you want to cry.
3. Pull Me Down by Mikky Ekko
Most people know Mikky Ekko from his duet with Rihanna but I would really recommend listening to some of his own music because it is really good! This song is a great example. It is a very typical Vampire diaries/The Originals style of song.
4. Let It Go by The Neighbourhood
Unlike the last songs, this one is quite upbeat but still has a dark vibe to it. All I can say is: listen to it!
5. Hurricane by MS MR
I didn’t know this band until The Originals but I have come to really like them! The CW uses many of their songs in their shows and I would recommend you to listen to their entire album Secondhand Rapture if you like this song.
6. Come With Me Now by KONGOS
Last but definitely not least is this awesome tune. It is another upbeat song and I absolutely adore it so check it out!
Have a listen and let me know what you think of The Originals and its music in the comments below or tweet me @Lydia_Yeh
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