Mystic Falls and New Orleans became a favourite destination for vampire lovers, the courtesy of which goes to creators of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘The Original’. However, the show seems to have adapted more from JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Imagine if Hogwarts would have been a school for hybrids, werewolves and newly turned vampires, that place would be named Salvatore Boarding House for the Young and Gifted.
Breaking from the original nature of it’s parent shows, which were mainly about witches, vampires and werewolves fighting against each other, only to come together again and fight against a stronger enemy, the show takes a break and fights against monsters, ‘Legacies’ takes a slightly different turn.
The show is centred around the character Hope Michaelson, daughter of Klaus Michaelson and Hayley Marshall and her experience at the Salvatore boarding house. During her safe stay at the boarding house for supernatural creatures, Hope learns that the Salvatore brothers haven’t really had the best of relations with any of the members of the Michaelson family; she’s aware that she hails from a family of villains and the only reasons she got admitted to Salvatore Boarding House, is because of the generous financial contribution of her father, the good nature of her mother, and the goodness of principal Alaric Saltzman, who believes Klaus to be the Voldemort of their school, nevertheless restrains himself from channelizing his hatred for Klaus onto the innocent daughter. Eventually, Alaric and Hope develops a stronger bond than what he shares with his own daughter, Lizzie and Josie, daughters of the witch of Gemini coven.
Since ‘Legacies’ is a spin off of a spin off, it drops hints of characters from TVD. Unlike its parent shows it has taken the show on a more light hearted note and taught the kids to embrace their supernatural abilities and use it for a good cause. Nevertheless, too much of anything good may become a bit preachy, and that’s the boundary, ‘Legacies’ have to keep in mind.
Legacies is available of Netflix and Amazon Prime.
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