Has there ever been a television show that perhaps you saw the commercials for or found yourself channel surfing past and perhaps you caught a weird moment on the show that made you keep on surfing only to find out later on when you watched the show from beginning to end that you just got pulled into the story line? For me, that is what happened with the Originals. These 22 one-hour episodes from The Originals show season two from Warner Brothers Home Entertainment are sure to take you into another world and the gripping story lines will suck you right in!
Before I get much further into this review, I would like to say that I was given a free copy of the DVD to assist in this review by Warner Brothers Home Entertainment. For full details please read my disclosures found HERE.
Ironically, I found The Originals series and began watching it prior to knowing it was a spin off show of the widely popular series The Vampire Diaries (and yes, I have since gone back and binge watched the entire Vampire Diaries series to catch up prior to watching season two of The Originals). I will fully admit that I got sucked in by the back and forth relationship between Klaus and Elijah originally. The story line, or rather the setups to the story lines since this series has so many small story lines that all feed into one large story line, draws you right in since the writers do not put fluff and stuff into the script.
That being said, there were some episodes in this season that seemed a little boring or out of place to me; however, I am banking on the fact that the writers are trying to build on some of the characters and story lines for use in season three. I am sure those few boring episodes will fall into place and make them a little more tolerable as we all find out why they needed to be the way they were. Overall, it is this intertwining of the characters between the two shows that drew me in and since the writers are staying true to the characters and story lines I cannot wait to see what is in store for season 3 and beyond.
I even managed to pull my husband into season two of The Originals thanks to him watching season one over my shoulder. With my surgery and procedures not going as well as expected, the fact that I have been able to put in a BluRay to take my mind off things sure has come in handy lately. Being able to start and stop and not have my husband accidentally watch part of an episode then delete it thinking I already had watched it means I am free to watch it at my own pace. Which, is all at once!
Want to learn a little more about The Originals?
Here is the official synopsis of The Originals: As Original vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus Mikaelson returned to the vibrant, supernaturally charged city of New Orleans in season one, he was stunned to learn — along with his siblings Elijah and Rebekah — that Hayley, a werewolf, was pregnant with his child, and his vampire protégé, Marcel, whom the Original siblings had thought long dead, was ruling the French Quarter. Soon, a bloody war escalated between vampires and witches — the stakes raised by powerful teenage witch Davina and by Klaus’s bond with Cami, a student with a painful past — and a ruthless pack of wolves seized the opportunity to stage a violent coup.
If you have been following along with Mike and Molly what can you expect in the season five story line?
Here is the official synopsis of season 2 of The Originals: Now, in season two, a new status quo must be adjusted to, as the newly empowered werewolves control the city. Klaus struggles with weaknesses as Elijah desperately tries to save Hayley — now a hybrid — from a vicious spiral of self-destruction. Meanwhile, with the re-emergence of several Mikaelsons, “family is power” takes on new meaning.
What comes in the season 2 DVD of The Originals?
The three DVDs included contain 22 one-hour episodes. The included episodes are as follows on the complete season 2 DVD:
- Alive and Kicking
- Every Mother’s Son
- Live and Let Die
- Red Door
- Wheel Inside the Wheel
- Chasing the Devil’s Tail
- The Brothers That Care Forgot
- The Map of Moments
- Gonna Set Your Flag on Fire
- Brotherhood of the Damned
- The Devil is Damned
- I Love You, Goodbye
- They All Asked For You
- Save My Soul
- Exquisite Corpse
- Night Has a Thousand Eyes
- When the Levee Breaks
- City Beneath the Sea
- Fire with Fire
- Ashes to Ashes
- The Originals: Always and Forever
- In this featurette, we will hear from cast and creators on how season two explored new depths of what it means to be a family.
- The Awakening Web Series
- Explore this companion series on Kol Mikaelson (Nathaniel Buzolic) and his quest to form an alliance with the witches of New Orleans in 1914. Also, go behind the scenes with the cast and creators of the digital series.
- The Originals: 2014 Comic-Con Panel
- Come Visit Georgia PSA
- Deleted Scenes
- Gag Reel
Any one of these 22 episodes are sure to have you thinking ahead to the next episode. Although the characters are super natural creatures I think that we can relate to some of the trials and tribulations that they are going through. I personally have found one of the things that keeps me coming back for me in each episode is the super smart writing that goes into the storylines and the depth that the actors give to their characters. Without these two key factors this show could very easily just be another “vampire vs. werewolf” show, which both television and film has seen a whole lot of especially in the last ten years. For a show to stand out in this over-saturated theme takes remarkable talent in my opinion.
More about season two from its production team: Season Two of The Originals stars Joseph Morgan (The Vampire Diaries, Ben Hur), Daniel Gillies (The Vampire Diaries, Saving Hope), Phoebe Tonkin (The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle), Charles Michael Davis (Grey’s Anatomy), Leah Pipes (Sorority Row), Danielle Campbell (Prison Break) and Yusuf Gatewood (The Interpreter), with Plec executive producing along with Michael Narducci (The Vampire Diaries, Medium) and Leslie Morgenstein (The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars). Created by Plec, the series is based in part on the character Klaus from The Vampire Diaries novels by L.J. Smith. The Originals will continue for a third season on The CW in fall 2015.
Averaging nearly 2.2 million viewers weekly, The Originals is one of The CW’s top shows this season.* Fans can get sucked in all over again on all 22 one-hour episodes from season two, plus over an hour of gripping extras — including the 2014 Comic-Con panel, featurettes, behind the scenes, deleted scenes, and a gag reel.
* Source: Nielsen Galaxy Explorer L+7 US AA%; excluding repeats, specials & breakouts; This Season = 14-15 Season = 09/29/2014-03/22/2015
So, why not mark your calendars to purchase The Originals Season Two on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD September 1, 2015 to continue the gripping saga of the Mikaelson family!