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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 25, 2018
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  • Summary: 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell) and Alaric Saltzman's twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman are some of the students at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted in this spinoff of The Originals.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Fantasy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Chancellor Agard
    Oct 15, 2018
    83
    The pilot is confident and fun, and firmly establishes a new part of the world worth watching. [19/26 Oct 2018, p.92]
  2. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Oct 24, 2018
    58
    Legacies establishes its world fast. This is a supernatural “Riverdale” — which might be redundant, given the direction of that show this season. But after two series, the magic is thin and your interest may wane like the moonlight.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Oct 24, 2018
    50
    It's slickly produced, but it all comes back to a formula that CW has mined a few times too many, where raging teen hormones are further complicated by extraordinary abilities. Granted, vampires are undead, but it might be time for them to at least take a bit of a rest.
  4. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Oct 25, 2018
    50
    A pilot that's conspicuously bland, but not without some fresh-faced CW-style appeal.
  5. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Oct 19, 2018
    45
    Legacies must be given credit for boldly confronting the bigoted myths about lycanthrope/Wiccan miscegenation. And its continuing salute to Our Friend The Mouse (perhaps an allegorical reference to Disney?) is welcome and educational. Who knew rodent entrails could be used in so many spells?
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. Nov 5, 2018
    10
    Legacies is fun, light and full of potential if its continue to go in the right direction
  2. Nov 16, 2018
    10
    Extraordinarily cool.. Loving the new concept of whole new level of fantasy world.
  3. Dec 14, 2018
    10
    Great and funny show. Many well constructed characters. A few secrets. Good actors in interesting situations.
  4. Dec 6, 2018
    7
    I gave up on TVD about a season and a half before it ended and dumped The Originals after about two seasons. Every episode started to feelI gave up on TVD about a season and a half before it ended and dumped The Originals after about two seasons. Every episode started to feel the same. Overstuffed story lines made viewing tedious. The mythology became near impossible to keep track of every time they retconned something.

    Legacies feels fresh but benefits from the deep mythology already in place. I don't know if it's just the story of the season or something that they can sustain, but I'm on board and enjoying it.

    Oh, and of course it's the CW, so your usual left-wing buzzwords and virtue signaling are present, but not toxically so like the DC Berlanti-verse series.

    A tentative 7. Let's see how the season ends.
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  5. Nov 16, 2018
    3
    Slow start, and uninteresting. This show has a long way to go in order to inherit anything from its predecessors. Two episodes I am done. ISlow start, and uninteresting. This show has a long way to go in order to inherit anything from its predecessors. Two episodes I am done. I will wait to see if anyone likes it after more have aired. Otherwise not wasting my time or letting it taint my love of Vampire Diaries and The Originals (which was brilliant throughout). Expand
  6. Nov 12, 2018
    0
    me and my friends are so bored. Nothing compare to the Originals and VD. This is a bum serial.
  7. Nov 12, 2018
    0
    a boring show . i cant believe that klaus and elijah died for this show and karoline didn't happen because of this **** .

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