I was pregnant with my son and bed bound when I discovered the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment series The Originals on Netflix. The Originals is set in New Orleans and tells the story of the original vampire family and their fall out, love stories, and multiple conflicts. I was hooked from episode 1 and watched the whole first season is just a couple of days—hey, there’s not much to do when you can’t leave your bed.
The show narrates the intricate life of three supernatural siblings: Elijah, Rebekah, and vampire-werewolf hybrid Niklaus “Klaus” Mikaelson. The Mikaelson family built and ruled the French Quarter and was eventually exiled a century ago. But now it’s time for the originals to return home, reclaim the city they helped build, and take power away from Klaus’s former protégé and Rebekah’s love interest, Marcel, who is ruling the city now.
Vampires, werewolves, and witches are all part of this engaging supernatural series in which alliances are made and broken. Betrayal, vengeance, and family quarrels like you have not seen before will keep on the edge of your seat and wanting more of this story.
Niklaus “Klaus” Mikaelson: Klaus thinks of himself as the king of New Orleans. The son of a witch and a werewolf and vampire by magic, Klaus is one of the most callous and feared supernatural beings in history with no other weakness than his family.
Elijah Mikaelson: Elijah is Klaus’s older maternal half-brother and also an original vampire. Elijah is the opposite of Klaus: soft-spoken and calm. Elijah is more grounded and well-mannered than his younger brother.
Rebekah Mikaelson: Also an original vampire, Rebekah is Klaus’s younger maternal half-sister. Rebekah loves her family but has a burning desire for love and a family of her own that forces her to leave her brothers and her old love, Marcel, behind in hopes of finding the family and love she so badly wants.
The Complete Series
I loved the show and was really sad when it this year but really excited to learn that the complete series is available on DVD!
The Original complete series pack retails for $89.99, and it is an amazing holiday gift for any fan of the series or anyone who enjoys a good vampire and werewolf saga. It’s perfect for a TV marathon on Christmas day!