Review: 'The Originals' is pretty much just for fans of 'Vampire Diaries'
One of this fall's least original new series is, ironically, The Originals (Thursday, 8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30).It's a spinoff of "The Vampire Diaries," and if you're not a fan of that show, chances are you won't be interested in this one.The title refers to the original vampire family, who built New Orleans centuries ago. Klaus (Joseph Morgan) - a vampire/werewolf hybrid - returns to the ol' hometown from "Diaries," and quickly comes into contact with Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), his former protÃ©gÃ© who's the supernatural boss in town now.There are vampires and werewolves and witches and a plotline lifted straight out of "Angel" - seems Klaus is going to become a father.If we hadn't seen umpteen vampires, werewolves, zombies and witches all over TV and movies in recent years, "The Originals" might seem, well, original. But it's going to have a tough time standing out from the crowd.And a tougher time attracting viewers who aren't already watching "The Vampire Diaries."